The Sunday – Streaks, Rivals and Smiles

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 9.9.2018


Saturday

Lots happened on Saturday. Streaks like ended for Kansas and Kentucky and old rivalries like Dabo v Jimbo and Colorado v Nebraska reminded us of way the traditions of college football mean so much to its fans.

 

And of the course the most recent tradition that has taken the country by storm is the Miami turnover chain. Now in a 7 lbs model.

Other

Saturday did not go as planned for Serena Williams or her opponent Naomi Osaka. The match was essentially stolen from the players and fans by the umpire. Now it has become a question of sexism. The difference between what a man can get away with on the court and what a woman can. In any event, Osaka’s first Grand Slam title will always be overshadowed by this.

Celebrate

Now a few of the moments that made me smile this week.

Or if you prefer….

 

 

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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.

 

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 – 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.

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 – 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 – Bringing Back The Beauty

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 4.8.2018

The Beautiful Game

Cristiano Ronaldo did it again. He did the amazing that even gave  the opposing clubs fans a reason to stand and cheer.

 

Well, that’s an amazing save.

The Masters

Even if you hate golf, you have to like these.

Well It’s Baseball

Things you’d expect to see in minor league baseball are now in the majors such as,

A bald eagle landing on a player…..

Snow storm for a home opener….

And a hockey stick for an opening pitch.

While ejections can weaker and weaker.

Walk Off

Two of the better, and stranger, walk offs you’ll see.

And then there was this in the 14th inning.

Ugly And Good

The UFC’s biggest star did this….

Which took a couple of fighters off of the UFC 223 card. Then NYPD did this…

But remember, there are more good folks in sports then there are bad. While McGregor did what he did and was charge with a crime, Tennessee Titans quarterback did this for the Special Olympics.

 

The Sunday – Bedlam In Every Sense Of The Word

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 11.5.2017

Bedlam

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State was just that, bedlam. It’s final score, 62-52. Or as Jay Bilas tweeted….

It was fun but long and sometimes it makes you think, ‘did anybody want to play defense?’

Speaking of bedlam, how about the UFC having 3 titles change hands in 1 night? In all the years that is the first time it has ever happened.

And GSP returns to take home a belt. He is now one of the few to win 2 titles in 2 different weight classes.

Oh look, another left hook!

Football

Outside of bedlam there were plenty of other memorable moments from the week that was in football. Including Ohio State losing but being classy, a snow game in Wyoming and some awesome dancing.

Ohio State may have been, surprisingly, blown out by Iowa in Iowa but they did take part in the coolest new tradition in sports, waving to the children’s hospital.

Snow!!!! What makes that even better? SloMotion snow!!!!!

How bout this for a flyover?

That catch.

And then sometimes, you just gotta dance.

 

Dunking

Happy Houston. Sad Houston.

The city of Houston has been through a lot lately. A devastating hurricane followed by historic flooding. In sports they saw JJ Watt and now Deshaun Watson go down with season ending injuries. But there is a bright spot, the Astros. The Astros defeated the LA Dodgers in 7 games to bring home their first World Series title. And people were stoked.

 

Best Halloween Costume

I am sure that there were others but just for the impression alone, Russell Wilson gets my vote.

Mike Leach Moment of the Week

The Sunday – Goodbyes and Celebrations

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 10.1.2017

Goodbyes

Matt Cain announced that he will retire this week. It’s odd to talk about ‘retiring’ when they are only 33 years old but Cain did pitch 13 years with the San Francisco Giants, win three World Series, and throw a perfect game. Cain didn’t finish his career with a winning record but he was incredibly important to the Giants organization. He was the rock they relied on as they built themselves into a three time world champion. He will always be a Giant and he will be missed.

We lost a coach this weekend. Former Purdue and Wyoming head coach Joe Tiller passed away at the tender age of 74.

Barkley v Love

Let’s face it, the Heisman Trophy is coming down to two people; Penn State’s Saqoun Barkley and Stanford’s Bryce Love. Below is a little taste as to why.

Celebrations & Analysis

While much gets made about the celebrations in football, you have to tip your hat to the Yankees for this one.

No one will ever question Addison Russell’s heart. He knocked over a St Louis Cardinals fan nachos….and then brought him a replacement.

And possibly the best description ever….