This and That (2)


Week of June 19th, 2017 


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


*Brooks Kopeka was brilliant in the final round, winning the U. S. Open golf tournament.

*The NBA draft should be exciting as this is a great group of talented youngsters. One of the most interesting players is Josh Jackson of Kansas. If I was the Lakers, I would pick him at #2.

*I felt the probation penalty against Louisville was unfair. It was too severe. The NCAA did not find any information that Rick Pitino was aware of wrongdoing.

*Andre Ward showed surprising power in scoring a TKO over Sergei Kovalev in the light heavyweight title bout.

*The NL West is turning into something special. The Dodgers, Rockies and Diamondbacks are all on fire.


This and That


Week of March 19th, 2018

*The Minnesota Vikings locked up their franchise QB, signing Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal. That meant goodbye to Sam Bradford, Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater, who all found new homes.

*The Raiders benefitted from Green Bay's salary structure as Jordy Nelson joined the silver and black. The Packers added Jimmy Graham.

*Former college baseball manager Augie Garrido passed away at age 79. He won five college world series titles between Texas and Cal State-Fullerton. RIP.

*This has turned into the Kentucky Invitational. Do you think John Calipari would have accepted a path with Davidson, Buffalo and UMBC/Kansas State instead of Arizona and Virginia?

*UMBC's win over Virginia was the greatest basketball upset that I ahev ever seen. The Retrievers were 4-26 just three years ago. Do you think Ryan Odom's phone will be ringing?

Stock Up and Down

Week of March 19th 2018


The Vikings signed Kirk Cousins.

The Raiders added Jordy Nelson.

The Packers added Jimmy Graham. 

The Giants signed OT Nate Solder.

Duke, Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky all made the Sweet 16.

UConn women scored 94 points in a half.

Michigan hit a bvuzzer beater to beat Houston.

The Jazz won nine straight.



Virgnia was upset by 16th-seed UMBC.

Arizona was blown out by Buffalo.

Loyola-Chicago took out Tennessee.

Miami was also upset by Loyola-Chicago.

Orioles OF Mark Trumbo will miss 3-4 weeks (quad strain).

Adrian Peterson, Brad Wing, Tamba Hali were among cut victims.

The Hawks have won 20 games all season.

Quote of the Week

"March Madness has been awesome, baby with a capital A!"

 -Dick Vitale