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”.

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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.

The Sunday – Late Edition

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 4.2.2018

Saves and Swats

 

Livin the Dream

And his reward, $0. But hey, bet he’d do it again.

 

 

STARTS

Thats’s how you start a season!

Zlatan showed up in LA on Thursday.

 

Then on Saturday in the first derby between LA Galaxy and LAFC, Zlatan put on a display that put a smile on everyone’s face….unless you are an LAFC fan.

 

 

Easter Flashback

This might get better with age….

The Sunday – New Year and New Memories

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 12.31.2017

 

Not In Holiday Spirit

Getting sucker punched is never in the holiday spirit.

Neither is this pointless ejection.

Miami head coach Mark Richt, yeah, not in the holiday spirit after a holding call that went by the wayside.

In The Holiday Spirit

This guy…..

The Sense of giving…

Uh, this dog.

Coach Martin giving the opposing team a pep talk.

But the real holiday spirit is reflected in former Arkansas AD Jeff Long and football coach Brett Bielema. Both tweeted their support for their successors after being unceremoniously sacked by the University in late November.

Moments Of The Week

Brought to you by, you guessed it, Washington State head coach Mike Leach.

Followed quickly by Bill Walton being, well, Bill Walton.

And then later….

The Sunday – The Shake Your Head Moments

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @BradHubbard | 12.17.2017

 

Celebrations + Formations

Not sure what was happening here but hey, it’s Boise State in a bowl game.

Then the Internet did its thing….

 

No Shame

 

Plays

And the bad part was, this was called back on a penalty.

And that was almost as good as this, which did count.

And how long is this suspension going to be?

Giving Back

Wait, I have to blow snow?

Moments of the Week

San Diego State head coach on Texas A&M’s new head coach’s contract…

And then things got ugly in Jacksonville.

The Sunday – Celebrations Along With Some Creativity

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 11.19.2017

Best celebration ever?

They are doing it right up in Canada.

Or was this one better? It’s after Sweden defeated Italy to make it to the World Cup.

But UCF, that’s some creativity. Like shotgunning beer.

Saturday

I believe I can fly…

And the second half kick off in Knoxville.

Lord.

But what about this hit by the kicker…

 

Brutus! Behave.

 

College

Never underestimate the creativity of college students.

 

Coolest Moment

Then the Broncos did stuff like this….

The Block

The catch.

and the pipes.

 

Fight

The Sunday – Punishing And Dancing

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 10.29.2017

The Hits

Superman punches in hockey? Sweet. What’s next, axe kicks?

Joe Flacco is, allegedly, still alive.

Sneaky

Don’t mind me, just crashing your huddle.

Think you have this? WRONG!

Hanging

And some days you just have to hold on….or not.

Just Dance

And this is how you should go into every Monday…..

The Sunday – Football And Comebacks

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 10.21.2017

The College Experience

Why we love Coach Corso…

White guys: Jumping, No. Kicking,  Yes.

Saban dropping his sports psychology knowledge.

What?

NFL Passing Game

Nope.

Yep.

Yep Part 2.

 

Comebacks

Welcome Back Eddie. Keep fighting.

The Best

It’s a week late but hey, it’s Iceland and a viking clap.