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October 1st, 2018

This is turning into an exciting season at South Bend.

The Irish found a special running back in Dexter Williams. Ian Book has taken over as a solid quarterback. Brian Kelly has a legitimate contender for a playoff berth.

Also over the weekend, Europe dominated the Ryder Cup. Fraceseco Molinari went 5-0 in the win. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson failed to earn a point.

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September 24th, 2018

Tiger Woods won a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2013, winning The Tour Championship. It was his first victory in over 1800 days.

Justin Rose won the FedEx Cup title and $10 million.
It was an interesting weekend for upsets. Old Dominion, entering 0-3, put up 49 points in a stunner vs. Virginia Tech.
The Buffalo Bills, a 17-point underdog, won at Minnesota.
Drew Brees led the Sainys to an OT-win over Atlanta. Brees also set a record for career completions.
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September 17th, 2018

It was another wild weekend in college football.

LSU got a big win at Auburn. Ohio State fought hard and beat TCU. Wisconsin was stunned at home by BYU. Florida State was humiliated by Syracuse. Nebraska lost to Troy.

Maryland fell at home to Temple. Arkansas got blitzed at home by North Texas.Northwestern lost to Akron.

Notre Dame got a win over Vanderbilt. I predicted that the Commodores would not be cupcake city.

In the NFL, Tampa Bay moved to 2-0 for the first time since 2010 as Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for over 400 yards. Patrick Mahomes had six TD passes vs. the Steelers.

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September 10th, 2018

 

It was a great weekend in sports.

College football, the NFL, baseball…

Alabama rolled again. Notre Dame and Florida State struggled. The Patriots won. The Bucs stunned the Saints.

The one thing that stood out was the US Open women’s final. Fans booed at the end and it took away from a great championship performance.

It is so sad the US Open women’s championship will be remembered for the controversy involving Serena Williams. Naomi Osaka was brilliant in winning the title. She deserves a lot of credit. I thought that Serena should have been warned before a game penalty was given.

Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin DelPotro in straight sets to win the men’s title. It was a great tournament.

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September 3rd, 2018

I love attending the US Open in New York. I love the atmosphere and the tennis is great! Seeing the likes of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Serena…wow!

I also had a great time in the Big Apple seeing Bruce Springsteen and Pretty Woman.
 
College football got under way. Notre Dame got a big win over Michigan as the Irish defense was impressive. Alabama rolled over Louisville, Auburn edged Washington. Penn State struggled but got past Appalachian State.
 
Baseball also made news as Andrew McCutchen, Josh Donaldson and Gio Gonzalez were dealt.
 
The big NFL news came with the Raiders trading Khalil Mack to the Bears.
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Quote of the Week

“Rick Barnes and Tennessee got a statement win over Gonzaga."

 -Dick Vitale