T.W.I.S.T. for July 25-31

Welcome to TWIST for the week of July 25-31. NFL training camps have started, so we’ve finally got some NFL news to talk about! The MLB trading deadline also passed yesterday, so there have been a few high profile trades in baseball… ugh… baseball. When does football start?!

MLB

Roy Oswalt finally got traded out of Houston. The Phillies seem to always be able to grab the high profile pitchers on the market, and they’ve done it again. Oswalt then turned around and laid an egg against the Nationals in his first game with his new team. Lance Berkman has also found his way out of Houston, agreeing to waive his no-trade clause and ended up getting traded to the New York Yankees. Wow, the Yankees trade for a big name at the trading deadline… THAT’S never happened before!

There, got that MLB garbage out of the way. All the important news from the last week after the jump.

NFL

  • Dez Bryant signed his contract with the Cowboys as quick as possible so that he could be in camp, and now during the first week, he has a high ankle sprain and finds himself out 4-6 weeks. The Cowboys are now without their top 3 rookie picks.
  • Mike Shanahan isn’t messing around with his new team. The teams highly paid DT Albert Haynesworth held out earlier this season upon learning that his team was switching to a 3-4 defense, and now Shanahan is laying the wood to him. He already informed Haynesworth that he would be the team’s backup DT until he earns his spot, and now he is making him pass a conditioning test before he even gets to take the field with his teammates. He’s failed on his first two attempts.
  • The Bengals were able to bring in Terrell Owens this week to line up opposite of Chad Ochocinco. His first issue of business was to request that the media begin calling him Ocho-Uno. New also broke that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not suspend Bengals running back Cedric Benson for his role in a June altercation in Texas. Umm.. the Bengals just might be pretty good this year.
  • The top rookies are starting to get contracts. Eric Berry signed with the Chiefs, Tebow signed in Denver (good luck with that Broncos), Sam Bradford agreed with the Rams, and Gerald McCoy signed with Tampa Bay. The top defensive player drafted, Ndamukong Suh, has yet to reach an agreement with the Lions.

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Dave Sack

has been tasked with the great responsibility of covering all things entertainment related. His career is a quest of epic proportions. What that quest is ultimately leading toward is a mystery to us all. His family (wife & son), football, coaching, movies, and video games take up most of his time.


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