Was there something in the Gatorade this weekend? It seems the entire sports world wanted to put their dukes up and have a tilt – and just about every brouhaha happened OFF the playing surface.
Let’s start at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, where the Golden State Warriors beat the Cavaliers to go up 2-0 in the NBA best-of-seven final. It’s bad enough that Cleveland’s LeBron James had an outstanding game, but still couldn’t get it done – the poor guy couldn’t get off the COURT, due to a brawl erupting in the stands, right near the Cavs’ exit. Check out the video. All Lebron wanted to do was get to the locker room to shower up and get ready for Game 3….but the fans had extracurricular activities on their minds.
Moving on to Nashville, the site of Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Penguins and the Predators. Now, hockey and fights usually go together like peanut butter and jelly. But the scuffle in question never even happened anywhere near the ARENA. And it involved two football coaches. Say whaaaat?
Yep, recently fired from the Buffalo Bills, brothers Rex & Rob Ryan were in town to enjoy some hockey and frivolity, when they engaged in a fight at a Nashville sports bar on Sunday. Check out the footage of the siblings getting a little too close with the locals…
Geez, team. Can’t we all just get along? ~ Jason