The Sunday – Back For The First Time

Compiled By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 9.23.2018


He’s Back

It took a while but Tiger Woods finally won a PGA event and snared his 80th PGA win. It wasn’t how he won (he played really well over four days) but the response from everyone when he did. It was one of the biggest stories of the week and the main headline on an NFL Sunday.

College Daze

Another weekend is in the books. Biggest surprise, well how bout Old Dominion beating Virginia Tech. Wow. Here are some of the best from Saturday.

Swagger….

Dude…

First Rounders

In case you live under the proverbial sports rock, you know that the Cleveland Browns won their first football game since the Obama Administration. Number one pick Baker Mayfield came in to lead the comeback which was impressive.

Almost as impressive was fellow first rounder Josh Allen leading the Buffalo Bills to a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Bill were a double digit underdog and put a beating on the Vikings. To add insult to injury, Allen showed his leaping ability in the win….

Better

And remember, even if you blow a double digit lead, don’t be like this guy.

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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….

 

 

The Sunday – The Ups And Downs

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 9.2.2018


IT’S BACK!!!

College football is back and man is it giving us some awesome moments in the first full weekend. The major takeaway, don’t schedule Appalachian State in week one.

Best tackle of the weekend, how bout the ref.

And a great moment in the Maryland vs Texas game as Maryland lined up without a right guard to honor the late Jordan McNair.

 

RESPECT

Jose Mourinho has had a tough start to the 2018-19 campaign. Things came to a boil after their 3-0 loss to Tottenham in Manchester. Mourinho got a little testy in the post match press conference.

Respect will be given to former US National team striker Clint Dempsey who retired this week from the game of soccer. Dempsey brought swagger and some incredible moments throughout his career. He will be sorely missed.

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.

 

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 – 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.

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.