The Giants pro bowl defensive end Jason Pierre Paul was released from the hospital after a 4th of July firecracker incident that left his right index finger severed. It was blown up so severely that JPP had to have his finger amputated. That is a tough spill to swallow because as a defender it is hard for you to wrap-up and tackle with just four fingers. Future hall of famer Hugh Douglas shed some light on the situation. He stated that “I heard about JPP’s situation and I tried making a tackle without my right index finger and it was extremely difficult.” “You lose a lot of power in gripping which is needed to corral the ball carrier.” So Jason Pierre Paul definitely will have his work cut out for him to return to the good form he was in last season where he recorded 77 tackles and 12.5 sacks.
Just one day after “Merica’s” birthday the US women’s soccer team routed Japan 5-2 in a rematch of 2011’s World Cup final in Frankfurt, Germany. The American gals clearly had unfinished business to attend to. The 2011 Women’s World Cup Final left them heartbroken because they loss to Japan 3-2 in the dreaded penalty shootout (3-1). That very image of Japan hoisting the World Cup trophy haunted our girls for four years. This year’s team had a plethora of superstars on it: M/F Alex Morgan, goalie Hope Solo, forward Abby Wambach, midfielder Megan Rapinoe, and defender Julie Johnston. Now they are champions of the world and were clearly the most well rounded team in the tournament!!!