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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 September 26, 2022

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Michigan RB Blake Corum
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Miami Dolphins
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Colts over Chiefs
STOCK UP: Green Bay Packers
STOCK DOWN: University of Miami football

This and That

Week of September 26, 2022

Each week I’ll write about the world of sport:
*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.
*Clemson and Michigan had to really battle to win last weekend. Clemson edge Wake Forest in 2 OT, while the Wolverines were tested by Maryland. Tennessee had a good win over Florida.
*Kansas moved to 4-0 in football for the first time since 2009 with a tough 35- 27 win over
Duke. The Jayhawks are developing a winners mentality under the leadership of Coach Lance Leipold.
*The Dolphins are off to a great start. 3-0 with wins over Buffalo and Baltimore.
*At Texas, there is optimism as Chris Beard is excited about the depth of this years team. They have three new impact players in five-star Diaper Dandy 6’8 DILLON MITCHELL and two impact transfers TYRESE HUNTER (Iowa State) and JABARI RICE (New Mexico State). Dylan Dish
Is healthy and should be a factor inside while Marcus Carr has lost 20 pounds and is in better shape.
*The Tampa Bay Rays have exceeded expectations despite loads of injuries and never made excuses. They just battled will make the playoffs. Yet NO REAL SUPPORT! I don’t expect people to come that can’t afford it, but where are the LOCAL BUSINESSES? This franchise DESERVES BETTER! I feel bad for KEVIN CASH who is the Best manager in baseball.
*Louisville coach Kenny Payne made a super hire in ⁦Duke’s Nolan Smith. Cards are heading uptown baby!

Stock Up and Down

Week of September 26, 2022
UP
Albert Pujols hit his 700th HR.
The Dolphins beat the Bills.
The Mariners gave Luis Castillo a five-year extension.
CJ McCollom got a two-year extension from the Pelicans.
Tennessee knocked off Florida.
Kolten Wong hit three HR vs. Cincinnati.
The Ravens signed Jason Pierre-Paul.
The Pistons acquired Bojan Bogdanovich.
The Bucs signed Cole Beasley.
The Tigers named Scott Harris president of baseball operations.
The Avalanche gave Nathan McKinnon an eight-year extension.
The Niners added Marlon Mack.
 
DOWN
Celtics coach Ime Udoka suspended for the upcoming season.
Oklahoma lost to Kansas State.
The Chiefs lost to the Colts.
Buffalo S Micah Hyde. Out for season (neck).
Miami lost to Middle Tennessee State.
The Packers put Sammy Watkins on the IL (hamstring).
The Rams put Van Jefferson on the IL.
Braves P Spencer Strider out for season (oblique).
The Royals fired president Dayton Moore.
Shakur Stephenson failed to make weight and was stripped of his -30-pound titles.
Buffalo DL Bobby Hart suspended one game.
LSU football was placed on probation.
Kansas City’s Willie Gay was suspended four games.
Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans was suspended one game.

Quote of the Week

"The Buc created drama as they scored to cut deficit to 14-12 vs. Green Bay. They could not convert a two-point conversion and that was all she wrote! Does not get easier as The Chiefs arrive next week with chip on shoulder after losing to the Colts."
-Dick Vitale