Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need To Know: February 6th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Curt Schilling
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Many athletes have said over time that “if you don’t humble yourself, then the game will do it for you.” Of course, this phrase is used to address the rookies or second-year players that feel they are on top of the world after one good season. In addition, life also has a funny way of humbling you as the hardships really make you realize what’s important and what’s not — and right now Curt Schilling is trying to pitch his way out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam.

On Wednesday, it was learned that former World Series champion with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox, Curt Schilling, had been diagnosed with cancer. At age 47, Schilling has plenty of life left to live and everyone with Rant Sports will be pulling for the Hall of Fame hopeful.

Former MLB Star and Current Analyst Curt Schilling Diagnosed With Cancer

Moving on, the 2014 Winter Olympics are just days away and right now the pressure is really starting to sink in. Unfortunately, one of Team Canada‘s top hockey players will be forced to watch the games from home as Steve Stamkos is a no-go. Here’s the scoop on one of the NHL‘s best and what his country plans to do next:

Breaking: Steven Stamkos Ruled Out for Team Canada, Olympics

I’m trying to figure out what’s more bizarre: The fact that the Los Angeles Lakers played with only four players on Wednesday, or that they found a way to still win the game?! The Lakers started the game with seven healthy players, but would only end with four as two left due to injury and one fouled out. Needless to say, the Cleveland Cavaliers should be embarrassed.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Injury Issues Only Increase as Team Tops Cavs in Strange Outing

College Football fans enjoyed a little taste of Christmas in February on Wednesday as National Signing Day didn’t disappoint. Of course, one conference in particular really dominated the day, but that shouldn’t be a real surprise to anyone at this point.

National Signing Day: Southeastern Conference Dominates Again

Lost amid Peyton Manning‘s face plant in Super Bowl XLVIII was the fact that Metlife Stadium actually served as an ideal venue for the big game. Naturally, the NFL is trying to duplicate that success with a supposed increase of outdoor, cold weather Super Bowls. Here’s our take on Gillette Stadium being one of the rumored spots:

New England Would Be Awful Choice To Host Super Bowl

Thanks again for joining us as we rifled through some of the biggest sports topics for the morning of February 6th, 2013. Be sure to check back in tomorrow as we get you ready for the sports weekend in only the way Rant Sports can.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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