PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Joel Embiid TEAM OF THE WEEK: Philadelphia Eagles SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Pistons win in Brooklyn STOCK UP: Philadelphia 76ers STOCK DOWN: New Orleans Pelicans
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Zach Edey, Purdue. He had 38 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Michigan State. TEAM OF THE WEEK: Baylor. The Bears beat Kansas and Arkansas. SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Hofstra over Charleston. The Pride snapped Charleston’s 20-game win streak COACH OF THE WEEK: Rick Barnes, Tennessee. The led the Vols to wins over Texas and Georgia. DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Jackson Paveletzke, Wofford. Averaged 21 ppg in two games.
*I am so appreciative of the many words of encouragement in my journey to beat cancer. With all the love and support, I am now cancer free and was so excited about the Dickie V gala as It raised over $11 million this year to benefit the V Foundation. Next year, we will honor John and Patrick McEnroe, David Robinson, Buster Posey and John Saunders Award for courage, Dereck Whittenburg.
*The Chiefs got a big sack, until return and penalty to get the game-winning field goal.
*When you are # 2 in the nation a la Alabama, you are going to get everybody’s total commitment as they did from Mississippi State. Bama was able to escape with a win. Then the Tide faced Oklahoma and the Sooners rolled.
*OLIVIER NKAMHOUA of TENNESSEE was dominant on the interior vs. top 10 Texas. He led the Vols to an impressive win. His 27 points and eight rebounds were vital to the big victory for the Vols. I had a terrific time with the Tennessee fans there.
*Missouri got a big plus for their resume, blowing out Iowa State. Dennis Gates has done a good job in his first season there.
*Thanks to many of you that have sent me messages about the documentary on my life. if you haven’t seen my story “Dickie V” it is streaming on
Up The Eagles and Chiefs made the Super Bowl. Novak Djokovic won his 22nd Grand Slam title, capturing Australia. Scott Rolen made the Hall of Fame. Damian Lillard scored 60 vs. Utah. Carolina hired Frank Reich as coach. Aryna Sabalenka won the Australian Open women’s singles titles. Las Vegas signed Candace Parker. Myles Turner got an extension with the Pacers. Florida Atlantic won its 20th straight game. Georgetown snapped a 29-game Big East losing streak. Tennessee gave Josh Heupel a contract extension. The Braves gave manager Brian Snitker a contract extension. Glyber Torres got a one-year deal. The Mets gave Jeff McNeil a contract extension. The Astros named Dana Brown GM. The Lakers acquired Rui Hachimota. The Twins acquired Michael A. Taylor. Washington State gave Jake Dickert a contract extension. The Orioles acquired Cole Irvin.
Down Alabama lost to Oklahoma. The Pelicans have dropped eight in a row (if lose) The grizzlies have lost six straight (if lose) The Spurs have lost five straight. Toronto’s Auston Matthews out three weeks (knee). Connecticut lost to Xavier. Kansas State lost to Iowa State. St. John’s gave up 104 points to Creighton.
Quote of the Week
“The Super Bowl is set. We should have a great game between the Eagles and Chiefs."