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.

Diary Of A Sports Cord Cutter: Waiting On Local

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 8.26.2018


A week or so ago, Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reported that Hulu, Verizon and YouTube TV were among the suitors for DC United’s media rights. It’s not new that OTT providers are bidding on local rights but it does raise the question which is ‘when will established media, sports teams and leagues truly open the OTT doors to local sports fans? ‘

For the uninitiated, local/regional sports rights are the true money maker for sports franchises. Not ticket sales, over priced parking, merchandise sales or the $20 you have to pay for a craft beer at AT&T Park in San Francisco. This is why the sports teams, leagues and networks are so reluctant to move to an OTT model.

 

It is, however, inevitable that local sports teams will be available in an OTT package of some kind. What I mean by that is that eventually the teams, leagues and networks will figure out what their fans have already figured out, that delivering content on any device and service and making it easy to sign up for or cancel is the way of the future.

The teams, leagues and networks will also figure out that this is situation is like any sports game, you take what the defense gives you. And that doesn’t mean that you have to like it. The sports fans just hope that this happens sooner rather than later.

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 – The Greatest Hits

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 6.17.2018

Mark It Down

Cristiano Ronaldo is really good…..

Lionel Messi is too just not in this case.

Football Is Back

Like the other kind of football? No, I mean the CFL. Well it’s back and had some memorable moments.

How bout this catch…

If that catch was a catch of the year candidate, then this hit is a hit of the year candidate.

But if you want to know what the NFL guys are doing, it’s something like this.

The Better

What can give you hope, seeing this.

The Minors

God bless you Minor League Baseball.

Safe to say that Phil Mickelson is feed up with this US Open.

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.