It's Wednesday and there are not a ton of headlines from the sports world, but The Stack has compiled a few in this shortened blog today so let's get right to it and see what made "the stack" for today, Wednesday, December 18:
LeBron may miss tonight's game against Indiana
Miami Heat SF LeBron James is unsure if he'll play in tonight's big matchup against the Indiana Pacers after he rolled his ankle Monday night against Utah. It's a big game featuring the top two teams in the eastern conference and two of the top five teams in the NBA. However, it's the regular season. If James doesn't want to possibly damage the ankle more, then just sit this one out. At the end of the day, all the regular season doesn't mean squat for the Heat. It's all about what they do in the playoffs. That's when you fight through injuries. I'm sure James could play if he really had to, but why risk it? If you don't feel 100 percent, sit this one out. The Pacers will probably win if James sits out, but again, it's all about the playoffs.
Gay athletes picked as US delegates for Olympic games
The Winter Olympics are fast approaching (February in case you didn't know). It's a very exciting time. Sochi, Russia is the site of the action this year. The host country Russia has taken a stance against gay rights and the USA and President Obama is taking a stance by sending two gay athletes as part of the US delegation to Russia for the Olympics. Former tennis star Billie Jean King will be part of the opening and closing ceremonies. Hockey player Caitlin Cahow is the other athlete and she will attend the closing ceremonies. It's a nice touch by the USA to take a stance against Russia's agenda of trying to squelch their anti-gay agenda. President Obama is unable to attend the games according to the White House due to his schedule. Not sure how much I buy that, but now as part of the US deleation, King and Cahow will represent the USA. Very happy for them. Take that Russia.
49ers fans buy billboard in Seattle
The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks is approaching new levels and extends not just to the field with the two teams, but to the fan bases as well. Seahawks fans pooled money to buy a brick that will go in the 49ers new stadium. 49ers fans have struck back, purchasing a billboard ad that will show in Seattle for close to a month depicting the five Super Bowl rings the 49ers have. The Seahawks of course have none. They'll have one at the end of this year though. While this is all in good fun, Seattle fans should be slightly offended. 49ers fans may have taken it a little too far with this, but it is all in good fun. More money has been raised by 49ers fans and excess proceeds will go to Seattle's Children Hospital, a very nice touch. So good job by the 49ers fans. This rivalry is just getting started.
Told you it was a short blog today.
Coming up Thursday: Reaction to top stories in sports.