Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need To Know: February 7th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Sochi Olympics
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The 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here and Sochi, Russia is now under the spotlight for at least another month. It hasn’t been easy for the folks over in Russia to get this whole shin-dig going, but with the opening ceremony in the books — it’s showtime for the Olympic games. With that being said, let’s first take a look at some non-Olympic news on this lovely Friday February 7th, 2014.

Hey, do you remember that Ryan Braun guy? Hopefully you do because the Milwaukee Brewers‘ slugger is still one of the best players in the National League. However, here’s what could hold Braun back in what should be a stellar 2014 season:

Ryan Braun’s Health, Not His Ability, the Biggest Concern for the Milwaukee Brewers

For desperate NFL fans; every day is another day closer to the 2014 NFL Draft. And teams like the Detroit Lions just can’t wait to get some new players into the building. Be sure to take an in-depth look at the article below to see what direction the Lions are heading the May:

Will the Detroit Lions Select Mike Evans in 2014 NFL Draft?

Who doesn’t love temporary tattoos?! Talk about great promotion work: The Memphis Grizzlies are handing out temporary tattoos later this week in honor of James Johnson, who of course has a rather large and real neck tattoo — sports marketing at its finest.

Memphis Grizzlies Will Have Neck Tattoo Giveaway in Honor of James Johnson

March madness is right around the corner, which means a few college basketball teams are feeling the pressure of being a “bubble team” already. The LSU Tigers surely fit that description and here’s why their tournament hopes are on the rocks:

LSU Sees Tournament Chances Slip Away with Loss to Georgia

Ah yes, back to the one and only Sochi, Russia. Look, I understand that it’s not easy hosting a national event such as the Olympics, but come on now! These photos from the 2014 Winter Olympics might make you lose your breakfast and/or lunch so watch out:

Photographic Examples of Serious Problems Going on at Winter Olympics in Sochi

I always hate ending this rundown of daily news on a sour note, but there’s not much you can say about those disgusting images. With that being said, check back in tomorrow so we can get you through the weekend with plenty of up-to-date sports knowledge.

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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