Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As you may know that this is the last blog of July as tomorrow is August 1st. Let's get down to it, shall we.
As you have already heard, recently reinstated NFL player Plaxico Burress has signed a 1 year contract with the New York Jets. For those who don't know Plaxico, here's a short explanation. Plaxico Burress is a wide reciever who is best known for his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-2004) and the New York Giants (2005-2008). Unfortunately near the end of the 2008 season, an incident occurred where he "accidentally (but not lethally) shot himself in the leg" at a nightclub. Charges were pressed against him since he didn't have a license to own a handgun in the state of New York. Burress later pleaded guilty and spent 2 years in prison. In June 2011, he was released from prison after serving his sentence.
I am glad that the New York Jets have given Burress a chance and hopefully him and Mark Sanchez can get on the same page when it comes to the field.
For the Yankees, after defeating Seattle Mariners 2 out of 3, the Bronx Bombers then hosted the Baltimore Orioles in a 4 game series. Originally, it was scheduled to be 3, but a postponed game from April was pushed to this weekend. Nonetheless, they have defeated the Orioles 3 out of 4. The Yankees will now head to US Cellular Field to face the Chicago White Sox this week in a 4 game series. This will definitely be an interesting match up as these are my 2 favorite teams in the AL Division. Although I have respect for the Chicago White Sox team, I will have to give the edge to the Yankees on that one (sorry White Sox fans).
On the other side, the Mets have had a tremendous week last week as they have swept the Cincinatti Reds in a 4 game series, but their luck ran out as they have lost to the Washington Nationals this weekend 2 out of 3. The Mets will have a chance to recover as they will host the Florida Marlins in a 3 game series this week.
As you may know last week on Raw was a historic one as it was the first Monday Night Raw of the "post-McMahon era". Raw kicked off with the finals of the WWE Championship tournament as Rey Mysterio def. The Miz to win the vacant WWE Championship. During the 2nd half of Raw, Triple H made a speech about what new things are coming. Raw marked the return of Jim Ross (much to Michael Cole's chagrin), and John Morrison. Also, Rey Mysterio defended his title against John Cena during the main event of Raw. After a good performance, John Cena won the WWE Championship, but something happened. CM Punk returned to Raw with his WWE Championship title. So the question is, who is the "actual" WWE Champion?
Later that week on SmackDown, Triple H appeared again and said that he will resolve this issue this Monday on Raw. Also, he announced that Christian will defend the World Heavyweight Championship in a No Holds Barred match against Randy Orton.
That will do it for now. Have a great week everyone!