This and That


Week of August 21st, 2017 


Each week I'll write about the world of sports:

*Lighter gloves will not make a difference. Floyd Mayweather will beat Connor McGregor.

*I am getting a lot of positive reports out of South Bend. Notre Dame football will have a big season.

*Butler signed Robert Shaffer, an eight-year-old battling a rare kidney disease. He is a special diaper dandy!

*Already seeing mock drafts starting for 2018 NBA draft. Are you Serious Baby?

*Need the Tampa Bay Bucs to prove experts wrong. My gut says they are  better than ESPN's NFL ratings.




Stock Up and Down

Week of August 21st, 2017



Terence Crawford unified the 140-pound boxing title with a third round KO.

The Dodgers added Curtis Granderson from the Mets.

Garbine Muguruza lost just one game in beating Simona Halep in the Cincy final.

Penn State football coach James Franklin got a contract extension through 2022. 

The Twins won four straight games.

The Cubs swept the Blue Jays.

Gio Gonzalez moved to 12-5.


The Eagles cut RB Ryan Matthews.

Dodgers P Yu Darvish went on the DL.

Seahawks OT George Fant suffered a knee injury.

The Diamondbacks lost three straight.

Aroldis Chapman was pulled from Yankees closer role.

Aaron Judge struck out in his 37th straight game.

Anquan Boldin retired.



Quote of the Week

"One more week and then the U. S. Open tennis tournament gets under way. I can't wait to attend it."

  -Dick Vitale