Being Latino Deportes
Here’s the latest Being Latino Deportes update, recapping a wild week in sports.
Controversial Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen displayed the full extent of his gifted silver tongue this week when a reporter asked him a question about Fidel Castro. True to form, Guillen responded: “F*****g, grow up motherf****r – are you kidding me?”
This man paints with words.
Incumbent New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez made it publicly known this week that he has no problem with the newly traded Tim Tebow. Tebow, the oft controversial quarterback was brought to New York tasked with the role of playing on special teams and leading the ‘Wildcat’ formation.
Many have criticized this move, as it shows a lack of faith in a quarterback who has already struggled in his role. Should Sanchez falter, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Tebow in the Meadowlands this fall. To quote Mark Sanchez, “I’m not sick of the [Tebow] questions, but it’s only May.”
Things just keep looking worse for Yankees closer and veritable pre-hall of famer Mariano Rivera. After getting sidelined with a torn ACL in Kansas City, the team announced this week that his recovery was further complicated by a blood clot in his affected leg. Such a clot would undoubtedly have to be treated before surgery or rehab can occur, so one can only imagine this as a setback to his proposed return. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery and a retun to the mound in 2013. Until then, Mo, keep that knee on ice and enjoy the 17 million dollars still owed to you this season.
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi drew some heat this week, as Everton midfielder Royston Drenthe. Drenthe, on loan for the season from Real Madrid, claimed in an interview that Messi would often taunt him with an accusatory chant of the word ‘negro’. Whether or not this was racially motivated remains to be seen, but it is disheartening to hear of this kind of behavior from a player with an otherwise sterling reputation.
Check back next week for more exciting updates!