ESPN
ESPN

October 19th, 2020

What a great time to be a fan in the Tampa area. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the Rays are going to the World Series, and Tom Brady has the Bucs in the hunt. The win over Green Bay said a lot.

The Rays and Dodgers will be an exciting World Series.

Alabama had Nick Saban on the sidelines and scored a big win over Georgia.

Teofilo Lopez scored an upset with over Vasily Lomachenko to become a four-belt lightweight champion. His future is so bright, baby.

Continue reading

October 12th, 2020

Congrats to the NBA champion Lakers! LeBron James and Anthony Davis would not be denied. Jimmy Butler and the Heat pushed the series to six games.

I was thrilled as the Tampa Bay Rays knocked off the Yankees!

The Las Vegas Raiders made some noise, pushing the Chiefs from the unbeaten ranks. The Steelers moved to 4-0 for the first time since 1979.

The tennis world saw a great matchup in the French Open men’s championship, 1 vs. 2. Rafa Nadal tied Roger Federer with his 20th Grand Slam, winning the French over Novak Djokovic..

The women’s title was shock city as unseeded 19-year old Iga Swiatek earned her first Slam title. She is the first Polish player, male or female, to accomplish that feat.

College football saw the top two team win again. Trevor Lawrence led Clemson to a win over Miami. Alabama got five TDs from Najee Harris in a win over Mississippi. There were upsets as Florida and LSU went down.

Continue reading

October 5th, 2020

College football has had so many upsets.

Oklahoma lost back-to-back regular season games for the first time since 1999, falling to Iowa State.

Texas lost to TCU. Central Florida fell to Tulsa. Mississippi State was stunned by Arkansas. Pittsburgh lost to NC State and Memphis was upset by SMU. Not easy to figure out.

Tom Brady had five TD passes vs. the Chargers. The Seahawks remained unbeaten. The Cowboys fell to 1-3.

Jimmy Butler had a monster game as the Heat pulled back to down 2-1 against the Lakers in the finals.

The French Open saw shockers on the women’s side as seeds 1, 2 and 5 missed out of the quarterfinals.

Continue reading

September 28th, 2020

College football saw a couple of major upsets as a pair of top 10 teams fell at home. Oklahoma lost to Kansas State while Mississippi State, led by KJ Costello’s SEC record 623 passing yards, stunned LSU.

The wildest game of the weekend had Texas rallying to beat Texas Tech, 63-56.

Seattle moved to 3-0 as Russell Wilson had another five TD passes. The Bills beat the Rams to move to 3-0. The Bears are a surprising 3-0.

The Jets, Giants and Falcons are among 0-3 teams.

The Lakers eliminated Denver to advance to the NBA Finals. Miami got past Boston to set up a good final.

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a shot to win the Stanley Cup but were forced to game six by Dallas.

Continue reading

September 21st, 2020

Another busy sports week.

Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open, his first golf major.

The NFL had some great games. The Chiefs rallied to beat the Chargers in OT. The Cowboys came from way back to stun the Falcons. Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette led the Bucs to the winner’s circle.

College football saw Central Florida win impressively at Georgia Tech. Notre Dame won by 52 over South Florida.

The Lakers took a 2-0 series lead over the Nuggets.

Tennis saw a shock when Rafael Nadal lost at Italy.

The Padres earned their first playoff berth in 14 years.

Continue reading

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://dickvitaleonline.com/

Quote of the Week

“We need to take this Coronavirus seriously. Listen to the experts."

-Dick Vitale