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TOYS AND GAMES: Recipe for Rousey, Pillow Fight, Hot Dogs, and Abreu

In Monday’s USA Today, Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones revealed her strategy for handling UFC star Ronda Rousey, who continues to put down one opponent after the next in less that a minute. Said Jones: “How much are these chicks paid to get knocked out in seconds? I can’t fight but I’ll prolong it and run circles for at least a minute.”

The fly in the ointment according to Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer, who is an MMA fan: “The Octagon is not that big.”

And once Rousey caught Lolo, oh-no!

Did anybody notice that Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced that he will face Andre Berto on September 12? Honestly, can you blame him? Think about all the money he made for his pillow fight with Manny Pacquiao. Wonder if Mayweather might consider fighting Rousey? Floyd, the Octagon is calling.

I laughed when I saw a post on Facebook titled “What’s In A Hot Dog.”

Underneath came the following the ingredients.

Carcass trim from cattle and pigs including: cheeks, jowls, tongues, lips, gums, eyelids, hearts, intestines, ears, nostrils, tails, snouts, tendons, windpipes, livers, kidneys, salt, bones, blood, fat and preservatives.

Sarcastically, the message concluded: “Enjoy!”

My response: “I will.” And…

“So that’s where all the flavor of a hot dog comes from.”

Heard in the Rays’ clubhouse about White Sox slugger Jose Abreu and his ability to hit the fastball: “You couldn’t slip a jet past that guy.”

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