This week, Jay-Z released a (fantastic) new album (that you should definitely check out), NASA remained wonderful, and ESPN gave us another heartwarming story.
Magna Carta Holy Grail
Although Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," was available last week for Samsung users, it was officially released on Tuesday and immediately became his 12th platinum album. He collaborated with artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce (of course), and Frank Ocean, and producers like Timbaland and 16-year-old girl Ebony Oshunrinde aka Wondagurl. There's been plenty of hype surrounding the album, especially because RIAA changed one of its rules in order to certify "Magna Carta Holy Grail" platinum even before it was released to the public. Then, of course, Jay-Z took to Twitter to do an impromptu Q&A with his followers, where he addressed his favorite cereal growing up (Cap'n Crunch); ranked MCHG as his fourth best album (behind "Reasonable Doubt," "Blueprint," and "The Black Album"); shared his favorite track ("Oceans"); and ended most tweets with #factsonly and #mylaugh. It's been a pretty good week for Jay-Z.
Last night, it was announced that as many as 20 Major League Baseball players may be suspended from the league for their connection to a clinic in Miami that's involved in a performance-enhancement drug scandal. Among the players up for suspension are New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun. Others include Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Mariners catcher and first baseman Jesus Montero, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and Padres outfielder Everth Cabrera.
Some players may even be suspended for as many as 100 games. These developments came as part of MLB's investigation into Biogenesis Lab founder Anthony Bosch, who (allegedly) provided the performance enhancing drugs to the players. Because Bosch will cooperate completely with the investigation, the lawsuit MLB had filed against him will likely be dropped. If things continue along this path, this performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.
What do you guys think? Personally, I think one commenter on ESPN said it best: "Stop this nonsense, I have a fantasy league to win."