Morning Sports Report; Oct. 1, 2009

VICK DOES NOT HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT CONTRACT WITH NIKE

Contrary to a slew of reports that came out late yesterday, Nike has confirmed that it is not signing an endorsement contract with Michael Vick.

My take: Good! There is no bigger Nike whore than me, but this┬ásituation┬áhad me re-accessing my allegiance to the swoosh. Even our good friend Randy Capps had blogged his disapproval (although it’s been updated).

But good for Nike; I’m not saying it’s the most ethical organization, but it knew this would be suicide to align itself with Vick.

CHICAGO FAVORED FOR 2016 OLYMPICS

The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday which city — Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid or Tokyo — will host the 2016 Summer Olympics. British bookmakers have Chicago as the favorite, followed by Rio.

My take: I had the pleasure of attending several events at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and would love the chance to see the Games in Chicago.

And with President Obama and Oprah being in Copenhagen for the vote tomorrow, how can’t the IOC select Chicago?

KIMBO SLICE GETS BEAT … AGAIN

Mixed martial arts “star” Kimbo Slice was beat by my twin, Roy Nelson, last night.

My take: I’m yet to get on the MMA bandwagon, but has Kimbo won a single bout in his career? I know he was an Internet “sensation”, but it seems every fight he’s been in, he loses.