The Athletic writes of the continued refusal of the United States team to accept the silver medals and the interesting part was the revelation that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) doesn't have all of the silver medals to award even if the U.S. Team wanted them!
The article writes of who they believe have them and where they could be as well as more information on the 1972 team through the years.
The Baltimore Sun writes of the 1972 team and the one possible scenario from former Maryland star and team member Tom McMillen, where the team would donate the medals to be gifted but would not accept them for themselves, why the IOC won't be doing that and why their reason is that of semantics.
ESPN writes of the history of the recently renewed football series, the Backyard Brawl, between Pittsburgh and West Virginia, with all the reasons that their series is so great and why it would be so great to be a permanent part of the college football landscape.
The two teams played on opening night in Pittsburgh with the Panthers taking a 38-31 victory and the two will play next year in Morgantown
I've written of Kate Abdo (along with Showtime's Brian Custer) as my favorite of the various boxing hosts but The Athletic writes of what Abdo is better known for, her work for CBS/Paramount and Fox for their various coverage of soccer.
Abdo hosts the Champions League for the former and will be working the World Cup for the latter.
I'll take them at their word as I don't watch either of those competitions, although I have begun watching and rooting for a team in the English Premier League and I would even consider coverage here- IF I knew what the hell I was talking about enough for analysis!
My knowledge of soccer/football is limited but I've enjoyed learning and rooting, so look for a future post on my step into the Premier League.
Steve Rushin of SI.com writes of the memories of some of the children of baseball greats from the past including the daughter of Gil Hodges and the sons of Billy Martin and Harmon Killebrew.
The memories that spill out from the inside of baseball's past are interesting enough but just as absorbing are the tales that are told about the players as fathers.
The Hodges family (Gil Hodges's wife is still living today with their daughter taking care of in the same Brooklyn home that they lived in when Gil played with the Dodgers) receive the majority of the lines along with Billy Martin Jr. and Cam Killebrew some fewer but it's an all-around great read.