The Sunday – Rewind To Move Forward

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 8.19.2018


Baseball

Giants and Dodgers at it again…

And McCuthen provides a recap…

Nice catch.

But a better throw.

This happened over a week ago but hey, it’s still amazing.

So He’s Too Old?

Wayne Rooney showing once again that it takes no talent to hustle.

And in other MLS news, FC Dallas has a special way of waiting out severe weather.

Best Part About Living In Cleveland

If Browns win = break glass and get a beer.

WOW!

This is flat out nuts.

 

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The Sunday – Winning

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 7.7.2018

Goals And Pandemonium

What’s better? Scoring the goal in the Word Cup or celebrating?

 

A Day

Have one Mr Reynolds.

And have one LA Angles.

 

Overshadowed

Nothing overshadows a champion with 2 belts in 2 different weight classes than pushing and shoving after the fight.

The Sunday – The Greatest Hits

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 6.17.2018

Mark It Down

Cristiano Ronaldo is really good…..

Lionel Messi is too just not in this case.

Football Is Back

Like the other kind of football? No, I mean the CFL. Well it’s back and had some memorable moments.

How bout this catch…

If that catch was a catch of the year candidate, then this hit is a hit of the year candidate.

But if you want to know what the NFL guys are doing, it’s something like this.

The Better

What can give you hope, seeing this.

The Minors

God bless you Minor League Baseball.

Safe to say that Phil Mickelson is feed up with this US Open.

The Sunday – Ups, Downs and Back Up

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 6.10.2018

Finally

The Washington Capitals finally got their cup. That means that Alex Ovechkin lifted the Stanley Cup. A trophy he’s been chasing and one most people thought he’d lifted many, many years earlier. Bottom line, Ovechkin became part of a team that was able to get over the hump (the Eastern Conference Semi’s). Once that was complete, the rest was almost a inevitable.

Heck, even the rivals gave a tip of the cap.

Baseball and then Baseball

Did this just happen? Yep. Not exactly something that Major League Baseball want’s fans to see.

This on the other hand is what Major League Baseball does want you to see.

Cold Blooded

The Golden State Warriors dynasty run continues. A sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers. While game four was of course the official end, game three was the dagger and it was delivered by on Kevin Durant.

Impressive

Watch the whole thing. It’s an impressive feat. A clear example of never, ever giving up. Even when the odds look impossible.

Welcome To Canada Mr Manziel

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 5.22.2018

Johnny Football is back. This time Manziel will be donning a Hamilton Tiger-Cats jersey and doing his magic in the CFL. It’s a smart move and one that could potentially make Manziel the most exciting, undersized quarterback in the CFL since Doug Flutie.

First, let’s be real about the expectations here. The Canadian game is significantly different than the US game. While it’s a style that fits Manziel’s skill set, it is also one he’ll have to adjust to. From the motion rules to the routes the receivers run to the way the coverage develops. It’s going to be a whole new thing for the boy from Texas to take into account. With a limited amount of preseason games and his late signing, it’s going to take probably half a season before Manziel starts ‘getting it’ but he could also pick it up a lot quicker.

The excitement that fans should feel is two fold. First Manziel has a coach who has won at every level of football and is a direct disciple of Mouse Davis who is the Godfather of the Run ‘N’ Shoot offense. June Jones offense employs concepts that every team in football now uses and it’s the foundation for the offense Manziel ran at Texas A&M.

Second, look at the comparisons between Manziel and Doug Flutie. Flutie is in the CFL Hall of Fame, won the Most Outstanding Player 6 times in 8 years while up north and also won the Grey Cup 3 times. Flutie’s arm, scrambling, and ability to extend the play proved to be a lethal combination in the wide open CFL. Manziel has a lot of the same characteristics as you can see from the two quarterbacks highlights.

Some will just say that the CFL is Manziel’s chance to get back to the NFL. Maybe but if Manziel zeros in on being a CFL quarterback, he has the potential to be one of the all time greats. This can go a lot of ways for Manziel but the bottom line is that he is in a great spot in Hamilton with a coach with a proven track record. Things could get very interesting in the CFL come August and September.

The Sunday – The Good And The Better

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 5.20.2018

 

Well Played

Wow!

Right to the gut.

Sign this kid up.

Nolan being Nolan.

 

What The?

Goodbye Buffon

 

The Good Side

The Sunday – Ups And Downs

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 5.14.2018

Rinne Out

The Nashville Predators won the Presidents’ Trophy which means they had the best regular season record in the NHL. That is in no way a guarantee that you do well in the playoffs. Well they went out with a whimper as they were crushed 5-1 by Winnipeg in Game 7 in Nashville.

The hard part, watching someone like Pekka Rinne get chased and then just sit in the tunnel.

 

Impressive

How about the welcome Andrew McCutchen got when we showed up in Pittsburgh as a member of the San Francisco Giants.

While that was impressive, this may be more so. Shohei Ohtani’s batting practice in Denver.

But this was the most impressive. Stephen Piscotty was having the start of a good career in St. Louis. But the Northern California native’s mother was ill. She had Lou Gehrig’s disease. So what did St. Louis and Oakland do? They made a trade is off season to get Piscotty back to the bay area. His mother passed away a week ago. When he came up to bat in his first game back he received this ovation from the fans and opposing team.

These are the reasons I love baseball.

Retirement

Lyoto Machida has a tendency to send folks into a retirement with a front kick to the face for the KO.

Speaking of retirement, Darian Durant has called it a career. Who, you ask? Durant played at UNC and then went on to an impressive career in the CFL. He has two Grey Cup’s to his name, threw for over 31,000 yards and 165 touchdowns. Oh, he’s only 5’11”.

The Sunday – Later But Oh So Nice

Compiled By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 4.30.2018


Moments

The NFL draft had it’s share of great moments. Here are a few.

Ryan Shazier walking out on stage to announce the Steelers first round pick.

David Akers….owning it.

Shaquem Griffin getting drafted. Impossible is nothing.

Last Second

Lebron being Lebron.

The first home goal for LAFC.

 

Big Guys Get All The Fun

The Tennessee Titans did it again. Pounding beers and firing up the Nashville Predators crowd.

Meanwhile, San Francisco Giants third baseman turned into their best reliever.

 

 

 

The Sunday – The Good Stuff

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 4.23.2018

WOOOOWWWW

Gotta love the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

 

 

Better

One of the great things about sports is that it reminds us how good we can be as human beings.

Always love these moments.

It takes more than just the players.

Watch Out!

Scary moment during the Cubs v Rockies game. Fortunately Bryant wasn’t seriously hurt. He’s doing as good as can be expected.

Bryce Harper did something very impressive, he hit a home run while breaking his bat. Damn.

The Sunday – It’s Playoff Season

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 4.15.2018

The Stanley Cup Playoffs

It’s arguably the best postseason in all of sports. And the opening games proved why.

The scoring….

 

Passing….

Saves…

The game winner…

And how excited are people in Las Vegas about the Golden Knights? Well how bout this send off for Game 3.

Buzzer Beater

Well the NBA Playoffs started too, and this was an awesome shot to send the game into OT.

Make Ya Smile

This is just a great story. A professional career stuck in the minors and when you get the call, you light it up.

 

Then there is this. Rex Culpepper throws a touchdown. It may not sound like a big deal but to him it is. In fact, he starts his second round of chemo on Monday because he is battling testicular cancer.