The Sunday – Christmas Miracles

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 12.25.2016

Happy Holidays

It’s A Christmas Miracle….the Browns Win!

And so do the 49ers!

Score a touchdown, get in the bucket.

Or run for a while.

Bortles!

Spreading Holiday Cheer

What the Golden State Warriors have to see when walking into their locker room.

The Good

When the opposing crowd gasps, you know it was a good save.

Whoa!

The Bad

And then let everyone know how he feels

The Ugly

But Duke’s Grayson Allen did something, again, that made you wonder how come he is not suspended.

Then his reaction…

And then of course he was suspended indefinitely.

Things didn’t go very well for the Wyoming punter.

Don’t Miss Event

Gregg Popovich is usually a man of few words but he is a man of action. Popovich attend the funeral of the late Craig Sager in Georgia hours before the Spurs were to take on the Houston Rockets back in Texas.

Marissa Payne of the Washington Post penned a terrific article on Pop and his relationship with Sager.

 

Steph Curry Moment of the Week

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What to Watch Thurs. 9/25 – Sun. 9/28

All times are PST.

Thursday Sept. 25th

Baltimore Orioles at NY Yankees – 4pm MLB Network: There is nothing on the line but it is Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium.

Texas Tech at Oklahoma St. – 4:30pm ESPN: This game is going to have a lot of points. That doesn’t mean it will be close, just means that there will be a lot of points.

UCLA at Arizona St – 7pm FS1: It’s probably going to be a battle of backup QB’s but it should still be fun.

Friday Sept. 26th

New England Revolution at Sporting KC – 5:30pm NBCSN: Eastern Conference playoff position is on the line. Some big names to watch too like Zusi, Besler, Dwyer, Fagundez and Jones.

Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos – 7:30pm ESPN3: QB’s out or not 100%. No matter. It’s a long season and these two have seen it all. But there are still games to be played. Let’s do this.

Saturday Sept. 27th

Tottenham at Arsenal – 9:30am NBCSN: North London Derby. Holla!

Portland Timbers at Toronto FC – 10am MLS LIVE: Portland is in the playoff picture and TFC is sliding out of reach. Both need 3 points in a bad, bad way.

Arkansas at Texas A&M – 12:30pm CBS: Lots of questions will be answered in this one. Is Arkansas for real? Is Kenny Hill and the A&M offense really that good?

Stanford at Washington – 1:15pm FOX: This was a heck of a game last year and should be again this year. One thing is for sure, Husky Stadium will be rocking.

Cincinnati at Ohio State – 3pm BTN: Cincy was the last team to kickoff in college football this year but they are making up for it by throwing the football all over the field and racking up big points. Are they for real? We’ll find out as they take on an Ohio State team coming off of a bye in The Horseshoe.

Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps – 4pm MLS TV: Vancouver is batting Portland for the final playoff spot in the West. Bad news, they get a team that played for MLS Cup last year.

Missouri at South Carolina – 4:30pm ESPN: It was helluva game last year. Could it be again?

UFC 178 – 7pm PPV: Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line again as he takes on Chris Cariaso. The rest of the main card is pretty good too as Cowboy Cerrone welcomes the much hyped Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier looks to shut up Conor McGregor.

Sunday Sept. 28th

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – 10am FOX: Chicago keeps finding a way to get it done but their secondary is depleted and Aaron Rodgers has yet to have a ‘breakout’ game.

Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers – 1:25pm FOX: 49ers look to get their first win at Levi Stadium. That will be a tall order with the high flying Eagles coming to town.

New York Red Bulls at LA Galaxy – 5:30pm ESPN2: The Landon Donovan farewell tour continues as Thierry Henry and the Red Bulls come to town.

New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys – 5:30pm NBC: Drew Brees has got to turn it on but then again it’s only a matter of time before Romo acts like Romo. Therefore the Saints should be ok.

 

 

 

 

 

What to Watch Fri. 1/17-Sun. 1/19

Friday Jan. 17th

Anaheim Ducks @ Chicago Blackhawks – 5pm NHL Network: A battle between Western Conference leaders and possibly a preview of the Western Conference final. Chicago has struggles as of late and the Ducks are coming off of a 9-1 thrashing of Vancouver and are riding an eight game winning streak. But it’s in Chicago. Game on.

Saturday Jan. 18th

San Jose Sharks @ Tampa Bay Lightning – 11am NHL GameCenter: Not a bad game to start off your Saturday.

Oklahoma St @ Kansas – 1pm CBS: Another weekend and another big game for Kansas. While the tough run continues for KU the Oklahoma State must prove that they can win on the road against a top program.

Michigan @ Wisconsin – 3pm ESPN: Wisconsin looks to rebound from their first loss of the season at Indiana. They are still a quality team but as we’ve seen with Ohio State, if you start losing in the Big Ten it’s tough to get back on the good foot.

Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs – 4pm NHL Network: What better for a Saturday night then two of the most storied teams in NHL history squaring off in Toronto?

Sunday Jan. 19th

Manchester United @ Chelsea – 8:00am NBCSN: Manchester United is just not the same sine Sir Alex left but they still have quality. Problem here is that they have to go to Stamford Bridge. –Apparently Rooney and Van Persie will not play for United.

Boston Bruins @ Chicago Blackhawks – 9:30am NBC: A replay of years Stanley Cup final. Should be hard hitting and a hell of a game.

New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos – Noon CBS: Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning for a chance to go to the Super Bowl? Yes please.

San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks – 3:30pm FOX: What better way to end the NFL Playoffs then with arguably two of the best, who don’t like each other, meeting in Seattle. This should be one of the better games you’ve seen all season.

What To Watch Thurs. 12/5 – Sun. 12/8

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

It might not be as festive as last weekend but the next four days have no shortage of sports drama.

THURSDAY 12/5

San Jose Sharks @ Pittsburgh Penguins – 4pm Regional Broadcast: Believe it or not this is a very dynamic match up of leaders in their divisions. The Sharks head east with 43 points to their name while the Pens have 39 points and have yet to hit on all cylinders.

Louisville @ Cincinnati – 4:30pm ESPN: One of the final times (probably) to see Teddy Bridgewater as a collegiate QB. He and the Cardinals have to win if they want a chance at another BCS Game. Cincy still has a chance at a BCS berth but this game is really for the Keg of Nails and a piece of the conference championship.

FRIDAY 12/6

MAC Title Game: Bowling Green State vs Northern Illinois – 5pm ESPN 2: Time for the MAC title game and it’s usually really, really good. Northern Illinois escaped last year beating #18 ranked Kent State in 2 OTs. The goal this year, DO THE SAME THING. NIU wins and they get into the BCS for the second straight year. QB Jordan Lynch also gets to improve his Heisman Trophy chances. Bowling Green and Head Coach Dave Clawson look to get to a 10 win season. Something even Urban Meyer couldn’t do at BGSU.

SATURDAY 12/7

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State – 9am ABC: Bedlam. They call it that for a reason and both teams had two weeks to get ready for this one. OU can spoil the Cowboys possible Big 12 title and BCS Berth. OU owns the overall series but Oklahoma State won in Stillwater two years ago and last years game went into OT. Again, Bedlam.

Texas @ Baylor – 12:30pm FOX: Baylor wins and they get the Big 12 title and a spot in the BCS along with Texas Head Coach Mack Brown possibly losing his job. Texas wins and they can go to the BCS with a Big 12 title if their old rival Oklahoma can bring home another Bedlam victory.

Sporting KC welcome Jason Kries and Real Salt Lake to Blue Hell
Sporting KC welcome Jason Kries and Real Salt Lake to Blue Hell

MLS CUP: Real Salt Lake @ Sporting KC – 1pm ESPN: It’s MLS Cup in one of the best venues in all of MLS. It’s two of the best teams led by two of the best coaches representing two of the best run organizations. Should be an absolute dandy. WELCOME TO BLUE HELL.

Big Ten Title Game: Ohio State vs Michigan State – 5:15pm FOX: It’s for all the marbles. Ohio State wins and they’re in the National Title game. Easier said then done as they have to go through one of the best defenses the Big Ten has ever seen in Michigan State.

Mountain West Title Game: Utah State @ Fresno State – 7pm CBS: Laugh all you want. Two amazing coaching jobs and two of the best teams you haven’t seen all year. End your night with what promises to be a good ole fashion wild west shootout.

SUNDAY 12/8

Detroit Lions @ Philadelphia Eagles – 10am FOX: The Eagles found their wings with QB Nick Foles. The man has yet to throw in interception this season. But the Lions find the end zone like kids finding candy on Halloween.

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers – 1pm FOX: Seattle wrapped up a playoff berth with their dismantling of the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. They win this and they pretty much lock up the NFC West and get home field advantage throughout the playoffs. But it’s the Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll vs the 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. This rivalry goes back to their USC vs Stanford days. Harbaugh is not going down without a fight and the 49ers have looked really good over the last two weeks.

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints – 5:15pm NBC:  It’s a fight for supremacy in the NFC South. This is the first of two games between two potential playoff teams over the next three weeks. Get ready.

What To Watch 11/15-11/17

By Brad Hubbard @bradhubbard

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15th

Washington Capitals @ Detroit Red Wings – NHLN 4:30pm: Friday night is hockey night in Detroit.

Washington @ UCLA – ESPN2 6pm: Huskies need to get a signature win and knocking off the Bruins would do it. This is easier said than done though.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16th

Indiana @ Wisconsin – ESPN2 9am: Indiana can score points and could sneak up on the Badgers. The Badgers 6th ranked scoring defense will be put to the test.

Oklahoma St @ Texas – FOX 12:30pm: Texas has turned it around and proven that they can score too. Oklahoma State has two tough games in a row, at Texas then home to Baylor. It’s now or never for Oklahoma State.

Miami @ Duke – ESPNU 12:30pm:  Duke has a chance to go to the ACC title game but so does Miami. It is a must win for both teams.

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks – PPV 7pm: This really could be the toughest test of GSPs’ career. Hendricks is a former all american wrestler at Oklahoma State and has knockout power in both hands.

Houston @ Louisville – ESPNU 4pm: Houston gets turnovers. It’s a fact. Teddy Bridgewater needs to be careful.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17th

Baltimore Ravens @ Chicago Bears – 10am CBS: Ravens are still in the playoff hunt but the Bears, while hit by injuries, are still playing really, really well.

US Grand Prix – NBC 11am: Formula 1 returns to Austin, TX. If you haven’t seen these guys drive then check this out.

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints – FOX 1:25pm: 49ers got the better of the Saints last year when they went down to the Bayou. Then again, Drew Brees didn’t have his head coach Sean Payton their for that game. 49ers have to be able to throw the football which they couldn’t last week.

Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos – NBC 5:25pm: Peyton Manning is not 100%. Denver is without their head coach. KC is coming off a bye week. Could the Chiefs stay undefeated?