The Sunday – Doin What You Do

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 7.2.2017

Nolan Being Nolan

There is a benefit to living in Denver, Colorado and being a baseball fan. That is that you get to watch Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado work. Or as we say in Denver, ‘Nolan being Nolan.’

 

Just A Little Taste

 

The Grab

Tim Tebow, who once threw touchdown passes, shows that he can catch baseballs.

 

Finishes

But how bout Jordan Spieth sinking this one from the bunker to win the Travelers Cup last weekend.

 

 

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The Sunday – Speechless. Just Speechless.

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 10.2.2016

That Just Happened!

Folks, if the rest of October is like this, we are in for a real treat. Within a 20 minute span, Michigan beat Wisonsin with an amazing one handed interception, UNC hit a 54 yard field goal to beat Florida State in Tallahasse, Jacob Eason throws a bomb to put Georgia up 31-28 only to have Josh Dobbs complete a Hail Mary to Juwan Jennings moments later to win the ballgame 34-31.

The INT

The Kick

Never Give Up!

The Rest 

Ouch…

While You Were Sleeping

For Your Sunday

I am Patrick Peterson and I can make catches.

Patrick Peterson

Here, let me help you….

This is why we can’t have nice things!

 

Passings

Two tragic passings last Sunday. Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident and Calgary Stampeders defensive back Mylan Hicks was killed in a night club shooting in Calgary. 

The Outpouring in Miami and around baseball has been moving to say the least. Nothing more moving than the Marlins first game after Fernandez passed. From the tribute on the mound…

To Dee Gordon’s lead off home run where he worn Fernandez’s helmet. It’s hard to hold back the tears.

Then there was the death of an icon, Arnold Palmer. He died late Sunday evening.

He was the King of Golf. The standard by which others will be measured. Not to mention that he has a drink named after him.

Take Down

This is what you get when you rush the field during the game and try shake Angel Pagan’s hand…..

takedown

Show Off

Sure, you can mock a pro golfer for missing a putt, just be ready to nail it yourself when they pull you out of the crowd.

How It Should Be

On Saturday the crowd broke into the national anthem. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed removed their hats and placed them over their hearts as they walked up the fairway. With all the talk and displays of protest going on, it’s nice to see respect paid in the middle of the golf course. Especially when you are representing your country.

 

The Collapse Without Humility

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard


The powers that be in the golf had to be beside themselves when this past Saturday morning roll around. The majority of the leaderboard at The Masters was golfers under 30 and the last group of the day feature two of the brightest stars in the golfing solar system, defending Masters Champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Then Sunday evening rolled around and none of the “stars of the game” had won the coveted green jacket thanks to a spectacular collapse by Spieth.

Spieth’s horrible 12th hole is being well documented around the sports world. It was so impressively bad that even the ‘Golden Bear’ Jack Nicklaus offered up his thoughts on it.  Credit to Spieth in getting himself together for the jacket presentation to winner Danny Willett. He didn’t have it together when the camera followed him off the 18th hole and into the clubhouse.

Spieth is the future of golf. We have many, many years left of him dueling it out with other young premier golfers like McIIroy, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Willett. He does however have a lot to learn about humility.

Golf is not game of beating the person next to you but about controlling yourself and staying disciplined. Spieth does this most of the time but there are cracks that show that he has a lot of maturing to do. Tiger Woods needed time to grow up and he eventually did and so will Spieth. The golf world hopes this happens sooner rather than later because he is one of the biggest stars they have and he is only 22-years-old.

What To Watch: Fri. 4/8 – Sun. 4/10

All times are Pacific.

Friday April 8th

Jason DayThe Masters Second Round – Noon ESPN: You can stream coverage all day long on Masters.com. But serious question, Jason Day was the odds on favorite coming in with the way he was playing. He is still in contention but had a triple bogey on 16. Meanwhile last years champ Jordan Spieth leads at -6.

Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City – 4pm UniMas: These are two are two of the early leaders in the Eastern Conference.

Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks – 5:30pm NBA.TV: Both are jockeying for playoff position as the season comes down to the wire.

 

Saturday April 9th

Detroit Red Wings at NY Rangers – 9:30am  NHL.TV: Red Wings are trying to lock up a playoff spot while the Rangers are trying to improve their seeding.

GirouxPittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers – Noon NBC: The Flyers are battling the Bruins and Red Wings for the last playoff slot. Every goal matters and the Flyers lost in OT to the Leafs…at home. How does that happen. Philly does control their own destiny though.

The Masters Third Round – Noon CBS: It’s now over to the guys you are use to hearing. You can stream coverage all day long on Masters.com.

LA Dodgers at SF Giants – 1pm FS1: Clayton Kershaw heads to the mound for the Dodgers while the Giants counter with Madison Bumgarner.

Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: The Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors at home….the highlight zone shouldn’t be a problem.

North Dakota vs Quinnipiac – 5pm ESPN2: The college hockey National Championship is on the line. Best of all, we get Barry Melrose as the color commentator.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls – 5:30pm ABC: Bulls still trying to slide into the playoffs.

Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids- 6:30pm MLS LIVE: Rocky Mountain Cup and two teams how are playing very well this early season.

 

Sunday April 10th

FC Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund -6:30am FS1: Dortmund are only a few point behind FC Bayern Munich but time is running out and Schalke is a tough opponent.

Tottenham vs Manchester United – 8am NBCSN: Man U sits a point behind Manchester City for the fourth spot in the Premier League. Why is that important? It means Champions League football next season.

The Masters Final Round – 11am CBS: It’s the final round at America’s greatest golf course.

NY Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers – 4pm NBCSN: Last day of the regular season and the last chance for the Flyers to wrap up that final seed in the Eastern Conference.

Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs – 4pm NBA.TV: A lot of starters may be resting but it is still the two best teams in the NBA.

NY Yankees at Detroit Tigers -5pm ESPN: Two teams who plan to be in the pennant race well into September. Justin Verlander vs Mashahiro Tanaka.

LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers – 6:30pm FS1: The new look Galaxy look a little like the old look Galaxy which means that they are on three points out of the top spot in the West. The Timbers need to put a horrific game against Orlando City behind them and fast.

The Sunday: Late Edition

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

The Sunday of Masters weekend brings one thing, waiting. Waiting to see if Augusta National is going to rear its ugly head and claim another victim in its rich history.

 

The Master

Spieth

Jordan Spieth is only 21 years old and now he is a Master champion. He is the second youngest to ever win the event behind only Tiger Woods. He was ice cold all four days. Grabbing the lead on Thursday and never looking back.

 

A Long Game

Box Score

When the Boston Red Sox meet the New York Yankees it is a notoriously long game.  Friday night went to a whole new level when they played 19 innings. The game was so long that Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira aged during the game. When it started he was 34 years and old and by the time it ended he had turned 35. It wasn’t all fun and games though, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 0 for 8.

 

Free Johnny

Johnny Manziel was released from rehab over the weekend. He has a long way to go before claiming the starting quarterback job with the Cleveland Browns and living up to the first round draft pick status but at least now he is clean and sober.