By Josh Kramer
Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony was at least unique, which was one of the things he was going for. Even the Queen almost cracked a smile. All eyes in the sporting world are focused on London, as they should be. But let’s not forget about the rest of the sporting world. Last week was fun, but this week is sure to be great in its own right.
5. The “Dwight Howard Soap Opera” continues. At least now, most NBA fans can focus their attention on Team USA’ s quest for gold in London. The Howard reality television series has definitely dragged on far too long, but it is still a big story. Wherever Howard lands, that team is very likely going to be an instant contender.
4. The world continues to keep an eye on “Happy” Valley in the wake of the harsh NCAA sanctions. How will the program actually respond outside of saying the right things at press conferences? How will the new administration ensure nothing like this ever happens in the future at Penn State? What players will stay? What players will go? Keep a special eye on star running back Silas Redd. It appears Lane Kiffin is working hard to add a final piece to a USC team poised to make a run at the National Championship. Continue reading