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2021 - 2022 Season

April 4th, 2022

 
Championship Game
Kansas 83, North Carolina 74

The emotion of the Tar Heels bearing Duke will take a lot out of them. Probably too much. Ochai Agbaji and company cut down the nets.

Weekly Awards

Week of May 16th, 2022

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Grant Williams
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Miami Heat
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Mavericks destroy Suns in Phoenix in game seven
STOCK UP: NY Yankees
STOCK DOWN: Mark Melanson

 

This and That

Week of May 16th, 2022

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


*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 recent Dickie V gala as It raised over $11 million to benefit the V Foundation. We honored Chris Evert, Scott Drew, Keyshawn Johnson and John Saunders Courage Award winner Rod Gilmore.

*Last time I saw Pistons superstar BOB LANIER was several years ago, when he spent the weekend at my house as he attended my Gala. We had so much fun together over the years in Motown. He passed away last week and I couldn’t sleep thinking about those memories. RIP BOB! Love you big guy.

*Hey not a bad way to start your Diaper Dandy year as a coach. Jon Scheyer has done a masterful job of recruiting. He has a loaded class of Diaper Dandies that will wear the ⁦Duke uniform .

*The Irish lacrosse team got a raw deal left out of the NCAA Tournament. They were hot; just ask UNC and Duke! You’ve got to believe #1 seed Maryland is happy the Irish are not in the tourney. It’s so sad that young guys play their hearts out and are successful but are denied the chance to chase their goals.

*Jayson Tatum‘s clutch road 46 points was one for the ages. This young superstar will go down as one of the all time greats to ever wear a Celtics uniform when his career is over.

*Our TEAM is starting NOW to make every effort to top $11.1 million dollars we raised at recent Gala. Sold out crowd of 900 heard parents of cancer kids talk about Medicines being outdated. DONATE @v.org/pediatrics.

Stock Up and Down

Week of May 16th, 2022
 
Up
The Florida Panthers won a playoff series for the first time since 1996.
Angels P Reid Detmers no-hit the Rays.
The Celtics beat the Bucks in game seven.
The Rangers edged the Penguins.
Jarvis Landry signed with the Saints.
The Padres signed Robinson Cano.
The Canadiens won the NHL draft lottery.
The Dolphins signed RB Sony Michel.
Novak Djokovic earned his 1000th match win.
Iga Swiatek won her 28th straight match.
Down
Phoenix was blown out at home in game seven by Dallas.
Toronto lost in såeven games to Tampa Bay; Leafs last series win was 2004.
Mark Melancon is 0-5 with an ERA over eight.
Clayton Kershaw went on the IL.
The Islanders fired Barry Trotz.
The Giants cut CB James Bradberry.

Quote of the Week

"123-90 was not that close. A whipping as Mark Cuban’s Mavs blew out Phoenix in game seven. Luka Doncic was incredible as the Suns fell short."
-Dick Vitale