Man it’s good to be back. No, I wasn’t missing for months, then suddenly found in a Mexican prison. The cause of my absence is solely down to one thing…laziness. Well, to be fair to myself, I have been rather busy (which I’ll get to later), but that’s still not a good enough excuse. The past is in the past, however, so I hope you all are ready for The Break Room’s “Summer of Content!”
I believe the last time I posted on the site was at the beginning of March Madness, so a lot has happened since then. Personally, I graduated from college, started an internship at my local YMCA and my girlfriend moved back to town, so that’s pretty cool I guess. In the wacky and entertaining world of sports, however, there were many highlights. Here are some of my “notable” ones:
UNC Wins the NCAA Tournament
At their second attempt in the championship game in two years, North Carolina redeemed themselves to earn their sixth national title. They defeated a strong Gonzaga team in a battle of number one seeds. After going 30/32 with my first round picks, my bracket broke quicker than Kevin Ware’s leg during the rest of the tournament. Maybe next year I’ll have that perfect bracket…
The MLB Season Begins
Exactly five months after the Curse of the Billy Goat (or the Steve Bartman Curse) was finally broken, the Chicago Cubs got baseball up and running again. This season looks to be more of a toss-up, so it should (hopefully) be fun to watch down the stretch. Mike Trout is a beast, the Yankees are good again and Tim Tebow is swinging for the fences…in the minors.
Aaron Hernandez Kicks the Bucket
Serving a life-sentence for murder and fresh off an acquittal for a double homicide, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on April 19 in his jail cell. This piece of trash deserved to be in jail for the rest of his life, and I think he received way too much attention. I give him props though, because he somehow managed to sneak and eat 20 honey buns in his cell before guards noticed what was going on. I’d also like to add that I wish all the best to his young daughter, Avielle. I can’t imagine what she has already gone through in her life, but you’re better off without that son-of-a-gun.
Tony Romo Quits Football
So you’re telling me that there are zero NFL teams that want to give the crippled, butter-fingers quarterback a ton of money just to get injured again? Instead, Romo signed a contract with CBS Sports to become their number one color commentator, replacing Phil Simms (halleljuah!). This adds to my frustration on former athletes taking broadcasting spots away from hard-working journalism majors, but hey, let’s just hope he doesn’t find a way to hurt himself on set.
Always Dreaming Wins The Kentucky Derby
Chelsea Are Crowned Premier League Champions
I don’t want to talk about it…
Are there any events or stories that I missed? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to keep a lookout for more content coming soon from us here at The Break Room and tune in to my radio show on Monday’s and Thursday’s at 7 pm on WPKM 96.3 The Beet and wpkmradio.com/listen-now/ . Also, we are currently looking for new writers and contributors, so if you would like to join the team, send us an example of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Until next time, bye bye, and remember:
“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben