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.

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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 – The Return Of The Madness

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 3.18.2018

 

It Is Madness

The 1

When you see that 135-1, remember, UMBC is that 1.

Rory!

Let’s face it, Rory was on fire today.

Mr. James With The Thunder

….damn.

Him

Scott Frost played under Tom Osborne. So it should be no surprise that Frost has a little Osborne in him.

 

The Sunday – The Super of Sports

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 2.4.2018

Not So Super

Ok, I get that not all Americans are football fans but there are some basic things that you could at least hazard a guess on. Couldn’t ya? Dallas Cowboys? You can’t offer that up as a guess? As an NFL saying goes, “C’mon Man!”

 

Hall Of Fame

Something cool about this. No phone calls, no letters or tweets. Just a good ole fashion knock on the door. Welcome class of 2018.

Moss will make ya cry.

 

Super Crashes

Roo Rage….

Friendly Fire…

Super Blocks….

 

Super Scores

McDavid being McDavid.

And of course after this, security missed this guy coming out from the crowd….

Super Skills

Age doesn’t matter cause when you got it, you got it.

The Sunday – Whoa, Nelly!

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 1.14.2018

Whoa, Nelly!

The great Keith Jackson passed away this weekend. The commentator is the second legend of the industry to pass away in a matter of weeks. Jackson was the soundtrack for college football for several generations. He called some of the greatest games in the sport including the 2006 National Championship game between Texas and USC.

And of the course the Colorado Hail Mary back in 1994.

He was an icon of the industry and he will be missed.

Winning

On passing

In pregame…

In the meltdown….

In trying to be the next Steph Curry

And in the finish….

Moments of the Week

Not sure why, how, or if this was a good idea but I am glad someone thought of it.

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 – Bringing The Boom

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 12.10.2017


Laying Down The Boom

Here comes the….

Bell the bulldozer.

Julio Jones, laying the wood.

A boom in another form.

Of Note….

Best celebration?

Or This?

?

How to get suspended…do this.

And some days, you just don’t get along.

Then Gronk did this and Belichick had to apologize.

 

Winners

It use to be that no sports team in the city of Toronto won a championship. Now they’ve had two in a matter of weeks. First the Argos took home the Grey Cup and now Toronto FC took home MLS Cup.

Mascots who have a dance off? Yep, that’s winning.

Army v Navy

Normally, cold opens as they are called are forced, overly done and meaningless. The open for the Army v Navy game was at times ‘overly done’ but man is it good.

The Sunday – The Ridiculous

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 12.3.2017


The Silly Season Goes To A Whole New Level

Well the silly season of college football was taken to a whole new level this past week. Tennessee led the charge with the most bungled, dumpster fire coaching search in recent memory that ended up costing the Athletic Director his job. A distant second might be the Texas A&M search. It’s not that the A&M search was bad, it was just what was paid.

Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin, who went 51-26 in 6 seasons with the Aggies, and then hired Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher. To fire Sumlin, A&M has to pay him $10.4 million due in the next 60 days and then it turned around and signed a deal to pay Fisher $75 million over 10 years…..fully guaranteed.

Meanwhile Florida State was not happy. They essentially pushed out Fisher before the Seminoles final game because they flat out got tired of it. Then people were apparently outside of Fisher’s house and noticed this…..

Sumlin on the other hand may land a coaching gig here soon. His final press conference was pure class though.

While the Texas A&M switch at Head Coach was an unkept secret for weeks, the only one worse was UCF coach Scott Frost going home to Nebraska.

Frost was pretty disappointed that he didn’t get to savour the incredible win against Memphis for the AAC title and let people know at the post game press conference.

None the less, Frost is the Head Coach at Nebraska. In fact, here was there this morning.

A final note on Tennessee (and I am a proud Tennessee alumni), the fan base has a right to be upset. As ESPN’s Chris Low pointed out in a tweet on Saturday;

The fan base also needs to understand how this looks outside of Vol Nation. While many if not most could care less what those people think (especially in this era of absolute hatred for differing opinions), recruits and coaches do. Tennessee’s climb back to national prominence was going to be hard before firing Butch Jones. After this week, it got even harder.

The Good Stuff

Oh, yes he did

Photobomb

First they broke the field….

Then this guy fixed it.

His name by the way is Erik Harlow and he is a hero. 

 

Cold Blooded

Just dribble around Mr. Ball.

https://twitter.com/seanenglish5280/status/937177760006488064

Defense optional this year in Phoenix.

The Sunday – Legacy

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 6.11.2017


The Series

There were people out there who thought that a Pittsburgh v Nashville Stanley Cup Final would be a ratings downer. Wrong. Apparently ratings are up and pretty substantially.

The Final has not been without it’s controversy. The fact is that even if the Pittsburgh wins this series which is likely, will it tarnish Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin? Nashville’s P.K. Subban has clearly gotten under the skin of his Team Canada teammate and also that of Malkin.

Crosby is one of the few NHL players that transcends the sport. Is it good for hockey if he is doing what he did above? Yes Subban can get under your skin. That’s part of his game as one of the better defensemen in the league but Crosby and Malkin need to rise above. Not only for themselves but also for their team and for the league.

Bye Bye Big Game Bob

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops stepped down abruptly this week at the ripe old age of 56. He over course will stay on at OU as ‘special assistant to the Athletic Director’ meaning he gets paid to go do some fund raising.

He has 190 wins (most in Oklahoma history) and one national title (2000). He was nicknamed ‘Big Game Bob’ for his ability to win big games early in his 18 year career as head coach at Oklahoma. It was a nickname that some mocked later on going 0-3 in National Title games after winning his first and only title. Oklahoma did have 4 Heisman Trophy winners during his time as head coach and nine former assistants have gone on to become head coaches.

 

What?

LeBron showing why he is The King.

This is just mean…

…and so is this.

Moment of the Week

Let’s face it, the only thing missing from this picture is Gisele.

 

Beat The Freeze

Not sure when or why the Atlanta Braves started this but it’s amazing….