Sep 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Sure, we all love Hope Solo. But how many of us stayed up all night writing a tender rap love ballad for her? The U.S. Women’s national team was working out at Sporting Kansas City’s training facility on Thursday (they have a friendly vs. Canada on Sunday), so striker C.J. Sapong took the opportunity to present Solo with a rap poem he had written just for her. The real treasure here is Solo’s reaction: she has the patience of a saint, and even plants a kiss on his cheek at the end (Sapong’s reaction to that is awesome).
“Hope Solo, Hope Solo, can you make my dream come true? There are no beaches in KC, but a hug from you will do.” Questionable lyrics, but heartfelt and true. I give it three stars.
ABOUT LAST NIGHT
What you missed while finally solving the mystery of Hot Dog Man …
- PETA requests that Auburn University discontinue their live eagle flights at Jordan Hare Stadium. But PETA should have read our post on it before they said anything.
- Cal women’s basketball team dances to Montell Jordan.
- Pablo Sandoval hits for the cycle, prompting possibly the greatest line in a sports blog this year. From Grant Brisbee, Baseball Nation: “That’s what a Pablo Sandoval triple looks like. Feels like it should be narrated by David Attenborough.”
TODAY IN MARK TRAIL …
Squirrels are virtually useless as prison guards, but they never unionize.
- So long folks, it’s time for me to take off 18
- Man wins full marathon while pushing his daughter in a baby stroller (video) 14
- Lock and load, it’s youth baseball fundraising time: league raffling off AR-15 rifle (video) 8
- Sim Bhullar is a large basketball player, and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? 0
- What’s with kids and all these death-defying stunts? 674
- Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video) 3
- None found
- Oxbow ends Orb's Triple Crown hopes
- PBT: Pacers top Knicks, punch ticket to conf. finals
- PST: Teary Beckham likely plays final game
- PFT: Pre-draft fears about Gronk coming true
- MST: Carpenter wins pole for 97th Indianapolis 500
- CBT: Chance Coach K returns for '16 Games
- PHT: Couture strikes in OT, lifting Sharks in Game 3
- Play Video: Oxbow wins Preakness Stakes, Orb finishes fourth
- Play Video: I'll Have Another wins the Preakness
- Play Video: Gary Stevens wins third Preakness
- Play Video: Konig takes Stage 7, van Garderen retains overall lead
- Play Video: Shackleford holds off Animal Kingdom
- Play Video: Orb finishes in fourth