Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by Jen Mueller

Like watching a good drama?

Then you’ll love the sports stories making news this week.  All 3 of the major storylines are like an on-going soap opera.  The three people you’ll hear about most this week have been in the news for weeks – which helps illustrate how important headlines can be.

Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Manziel and Tiger Woods have all be mentioned in this blog numerous times over the last few months.  They are also the names that keep popping up on the national sports shows and headlines everywhere.  Simply having a familiarity with these names can help you filter and understand the new information coming out this week and ultimately allows you to join the conversations.  Remember conversations lead to opportunities at work and you don’t want to be left out.

Making News:

  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Johnny Manziel
  • Tiger Woods


  • Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to be suspended for his role in the Biogenesis case Monday.  According to recent reports he could be banned from baseball until the end of the 2014 season.  Considering that he hasn’t played in the majors yet this year due to injury, that ban would keep A-Rod out of baseball for 2 years and essentially end his career.
  • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has made headlines for his tweets and frat parties, but now he’s being investigated by the NCAA.  There are reports that he was paid for signing autographs.  This is a NCAA violation and could result in Manziel being ineligible for all or part of the season.
  • Tiger Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational Sunday.  It was the 8th time he’d won that event.  Golf’s final major of the year starts Thursday.  Tiger hasn’t won a major since 2008.  He has won the tournament prior to a major 8 times since then but hasn’t been able to carry the momentum into a major win.


America's Expert Talker, Talk Sporty to Me, ROOT SportsJen Mueller, America’s Expert Talker, is the author of Game Time: Learn to Talk Sports in 5 Minutes a Day for Business. After 13 years in sports broadcasting, Jen wrote the go-to resource for novice and first-time sports fans in the business world.  Her step-by-step process makes sports accessible and practical for relationship building in business.  The book is available through Amazon.