Hey..Psstt..I’ve Got A Great Business Idea For You….

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You are a bad guy!! No no, I’m not talking to you (the reader), I’m talking to Craig Carton. This, allegedly, is a really bad human being. Be careful everyone, I’m being very judgmental today.

Craig Carton

What a bleeping scumbag!! This guy was arrested by the FBI in a $5.6 million scam. Carton was duping investors in order to cover his gambling debts. Debts that had reportedly reached millions of dollars. Carton is ‘in the hole’ with 2 casinos as well as an unidentified individual. How the hell do you fall so far into debt?!?! Carton, along with Michael Wright, are formally being charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy. The maximum sentence is 45 years in prison. Have a nice time buddy!!

Here’s the deal: Carton set-up a fake, ticket-selling business. He lied and forged documents to dupe people into investing into his “business”. He forged signatures, posing as the concert vendors for stars like Adele, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry. His Ponzi-Scheme reached unbelievable heights, as billionaires Michael Dell and Paul Tudor Jones are on the Carton’s victims list. Carton was arrested early Wednesday morning at his Manhattan home. The real sad part in all of this, he has 4 children.

Roger Federer

On the lighter side of things, oh well, maybe not that much lighter. Roger Federer lost in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Wednesday night. As a big Federer fan, this disappoints me. I was looking forward to another edition of Federer vs. Nadal. Thanks a lot Juan Martin Del Potro!! You don’t have to believe me, but as much as I like Federer, I predicted this. Del Potro has simply been playing too well. Federer’s 41 unforced errors and 5 double faults probably had something to do with it as well. Now, Nadal’s path to a 3rd U.S. Open title (I predicted that as well) is as clear as it gets.

We have an All-American semifinal on the Women’s side:

Venus Williams vs. Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys vs. CoCo Vandeweghe (All are in action tonight)

Let’s Go Venus!!

NFL Kick-Off

And last, but certainly not least, the NFL. The 2017 season finally kicks-off tonight. The defending champion, New England Patriots play host to the Kansas City Chiefs. You can catch the action on NBC @ 8:30 P.M. EST (which really means 8:50 pm). I’m on my way couch!!

In New York news, the Jets will travel to Buffalo to get the ball rollin’ on their 0-16 campaign. And the Giants will take their talents to Dallas to battle the Cowboys (with Ezekiel Elliot) on Sunday night.

Due to Hurricane Irma, Week 1’s match-up between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been postponed to Week 11 (both teams original Bye Weeks).

Stay Safe Everyone!!

 

What have you been watching in the world of sports this week?? Are you as excited as I am for the NFL Season?? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Let The Wild Wimbledon Continue

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This is my 2nd post of the day, so if you want to read about the disaster that is the New York Knicks, scroll down. The Knicks traded away a little bit too much for the likes of Andrea Bargnani. To read about it simply slide on down the page. Thanks!

They should officially rename Wimbledon. They should call it The Wild World of Wimbledon. Just after 10:00 a.m. EST Serena Williams was defeated by Sabine Lisicki. Who? Yeah, you may not have heard of her, but she is the 23rd ranked Women’s tennis player in the world. The match in the round of 16 went the distance. Lisicki won the match by a score of 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. The score was fairly even as we’re the match statistics. Obviously Serena on her best day can beat anyone in the world, but on this day she didn’t have enough. The only difference in this match was Serena’s missed opportunities. Both Williams and Lisicki converted 5 break points, however Williams had 16 break point opportunities (31% conversion) to Lisicki’s 8 (63% conversion). Lisicki also had 10 more winners than Serena. Overall Lisicki simply played better and more efficiently. With Serena out the draw is wide open. Maybe Serena Jr. (Sloane Stephens) can make a push deepinto the tournament. Or will it be Li Na, who seems to have had the easiest path to the quarter finals so far? Only time will tell. With the way this tournament has played out so far a prediction would be silly, but I’ll give you one anyway. I am going to go out on a whim here and pick Li Na on the Women’s side and Mr. Andy Murray on the men’s side.

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