The Sunday – Fighters And Cannon Fires

Compiled By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 9.11.2016

Respect The Fighter

One of the more inspiring things to see is those sports media personalities like Craig Sager and Holly Rowe fight different forms of cancer. It’s even better when, in the middle of their job, the athletes or coaches they cover stop and point out that what’s more important is their fight against cancer.


Different Throws

I don’t expect everyone to be Clayton Kershaw out there but c’mon man.

Please, Brandon Crawford, restore my faith in accurate throws…from the outfield!


Double Post

Thought that the double post and no goal shot was a fluke and only something you could see in a playoff shootout in Portland? WRONG!


Why We Love College Football

Just go through this and you’ll see why.


Cause you are supposed to do it like this….even if the ref’s were not supposed to let you have a play.

And history making moments like Kalen Ballage’s 8 touchdowns.

But then there is Kansas….

And Nevada wasn’t too far behind….

Man, those plays are enough to make you lose your mind like Nick Saban did on Lane Kiffin.

But then you see catches like this….

And when you defeat Notre Dame in double overtime you get to shoot off the cannon.

This is why we love College Football.


What To Watch: Fri. 2/26 – Sun. 2/28

All times are Pacific.

Friday February 26th

Minnesota Wild at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHL.TV: The Caps are the top team in the NHL and the Wild are fighting for a playoff spot. And what is a Friday night without Ovi?

Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers – 4pm NBA League Pass: This one will go a long way in determining if and where the Hornets are in the playoff picture.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: LeBron and company head north to take on DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors.


Saturday February 27th

Oklahoma at Texas – 11am CBS: When isn’t an OU vs Texas game fun?

Louisville at Miami – 11am ESPN3: Somehow a major ACC and top 15 match up made it’s way to ESPN3. Strange.

Arizona at Utah – 11am ESPN: The Wildcats are coming off a tough loss in Colorado and now have to face the Utes. Tall order.

St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators – Noon NHL.TV: Divisional battle between two teams looking to improve their playoff position.

NY Rangers at Dallas Stars – 1pm NHLN: Inter-conference battle that features one team that is second in the NHL in goals per game (Dallas) and one that is 12th in goals against (NY).

Maryland at Purdue – 1pm ESPN: Big matchup in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers loss by 11 in Maryland a few weeks ago but things should be different and Mackey Arena will be rocking.

UFC Fight Night – 1pm UFC Fight Pass: Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping live from London. Too bad this fight didn’t happen three or four years ago.

UNC at Virginia – 3:30pm ESPN: The Tar Heels head north to Charlottesville to take on UVA in a top 10 matchup and massive NCAA Tournament implications.

Detroit Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche – 5pm NBC: It’s not the most ideal conditions for an outdoor game, in fact it should be a balmy 60 degrees when the puck drops. Probably not what the NHL was hoping for when they scheduled this one.

DurantGolden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder – 5:30 ABC: The Splash Brothers invade the house that Durant and Westbrook built. Rumors are swirling that Durant will join the Warriors in the off season but it’s a long time between now and then. This is going to be a stellar game.


Sunday February 28th

Manchester United vs Arsenal – 6am NBCSN: So Man U isn’t the team they once were…this is still a helluva soccer game.

Washington Capitals at Chicago Blackhawks – 9:30am: Dude….what an awesome game for a Sunday…or any day for that matter.

Iowa at Ohio State – 1pm CBS: Come for the basketball and stay to see why Iowa is going to make a lot of noise in the tournament.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins – 3pm NBCSN: These two are neck and neck in the Atlantic division.

Paul George DunkPortland Trailblazers at Indiana Pacers – 3pm NBA League Pass: Portland is a long way from home but a Damian Lillard vs Paul George matchup is too good to pass up.



LA Kings at Anaheim Ducks – 6pm NBCSN: The Ducks have really turned it around and are only two points back of the Kings for the top spot in the Pacific.

What To Watch: Fri. 2/19 – Sun. 2/21

All times are Pacific.

Friday February 19th

Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks – 5pm NBA League Pass: The top two teams in the Southeast go head to head in the ATL.

Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls – 5pm NBA League Pass: Bulls have been hurting as of late and the Raptors have been on a roll. Can the Bulls turn it around in the house that Jordan built?

Paul George DunkIndiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunder – 5pm ESPN: Inter-conference matchup with Paul George vs Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant which is basically part of the starting lineup for Team USA in the Olympics this summer.


Saturday February 20th

Duke at Louisville – 9am ESPN: It’s still strange to think that of this is as a conference game but it is. Duke is coming off a huge win at UNC this past week but they are a depleted bunch and this might be too much for Coach K and his Blue Devils.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins – 9:30am NHL.TV: These two are currently locked into the last two playoff spots in the Eastern conference.

Miami at UNC – 10am CBS: Huge matchup in the ACC. Carolina has to put the pieces back together after their crushing loss to Duke this past week. The Hurricanes are very, very good and could give the Tar Heels their second loss in a row at home.

Oklahoma at West Virginia – 1pm ESPN: Top 10 matchup with massive implications for tournament seeding and for the Big 12 title. Remember, the Mountaineers beat Kansas earlier this year at home.

LA Kings at Nashville Predators – 5pm NHL.TV: The Kings are atop of the Pacific division but they have some teams hot on their tail. Meanwhile the Predators are at the end of just a nasty swing of games against top teams.

Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars – 5pm NHLN: East meets West in a game of two teams headed for the playoffs.

Purdue at Indiana – 5:30pm ESPN: Purdue may be ranked higher but it’s Indiana that is tied for first in the Big Ten. It’s an in-state matchup with a whole lot riding on it.

Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors at LA Clippers – 5:30pm ABC: Dub City vs Lob City from LA. Oh and they are first and second in the Pacific division. Seriously, is there something else you needed to do on a Saturday night?



Sunday February 21st

Chelsea vs Manchester City – 8am FS2: It’s an FA Cup weekend in England and this is one of the better match-ups.

Daytona 500Daytona 500 – 10am FOX: It’s that time of year again. Time for 200 laps and 500 miles of hard nosed racin. Buckle up and see if  Joey Logano can make it two in row. Boogity Boogity Boogity Let’s Go Racin Boys!

Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild – 12:30pm NBC: The division rivals head outside as part of the Coors Light Stadium Series. It won’t be snowing…or below freezing but it should be fun none the less.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder – 12:30pm ABC: These are two of the best teams in the league with the firepower to win it all.

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks – 4pm NHL.TV: The Ducks are on fire right now and the Flames are looking to claw their way into playoff contention.

Detroit Red Wings at NY Rangers – 4pm NBCSN: You just can’t help but watch a game featuring two of the NHL’s Original 6.

What To Watch: Fri. 12/25 – Sun. 12/27

All times are Pacific.

Friday December 25th

Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder – 11:30am ABC: Two playoff level teams who have enough talent to make some noise come the spring.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors – 2pm ABC: Not only is it a rematch of last years NBA Finals but it also features the top teams in the Eastern & Western Conference.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets – 5pm ESPN: Houston has started to turn it around and the Spurs are….well the Spurs. They are the second best team in the NBA behind Golden State. Maybe Pop will compliment James Harden’s beard?


Saturday December 26th

Liverpool vs Leicester City – 5am NBCSN: The league leading Foxes head to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

Louisville at Kentucky – 9am CBS: Top 25 men’s basketball matchup between two of the predominant powers. Add the instate battle factor and this game has all the makings of a barn burner.

Miami vs Washington State – 11am CBS: The Sun Bowl is a pretty good one this year as the surprising Washington State Cougars take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricane players are really auditioning for new head coach Mark Richt so their chances of just mailing this one in are low.

Indiana vs Duke – 12:30pm ABC: A bowl game outside in New York on the last weekend of December doesn’t sound like a reward but it is for these two teams. Two very offensive minded coaches squaring off means this game has shootout potential.

Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHLN: The top team in the Eastern division meets the top team in the Metropolitan division. Plenty of star talent on the ice as well.

Dallas Stars at St Louis Blues – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: These two are battling it out for the top spot in the Central division.

Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: Two evenly matched teams on a Saturday night in the Music City.

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – 5:25pm NFL Network: The NFC East leading Redskins try to fly by the Eagles. If they do, they have all but locked up the NFC East and a home playoff game.


Sunday December 27th

Tom BradyNew England Patriots at NY Jets – 1pm CBS: Playoff implications abound in this one. Jets are looking to get a step closer to the postseason while the Pats can lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win.

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals – 1:25pm FOX: While both teams are already in the playoffs, this game could determine who gets a first round bye in the postseason. Two All Pro quarterbacks squaring off makes this one even more fun to watch.

NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings – 5:25pm NBC: Giants need a lot of help to make the playoffs and it won’t be any easier with Odell Beckham Jr suspended. Vikings control their own destiny. They keep winning and they are into the playoffs.

What to Watch Fri. 3/6- Sun. 3/8

All times are Pacific

 Friday March 6th

Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: This should be good. LeBron and the Cavs visit one of the best teams in the NBA.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks – 7pm NHL Gamecenter: Always a nice, relaxing West Coast road swing for the Pens. Yeah, right.

LA Galaxy vs Chicago Fire – 7pm Uni Mas / MLS Live: The 20th season of MLS kick’s off with the Landon Donovan-less and defending champions LA Galaxy taking on the revamped Chicago Fire. Well this should be interesting.

Saturday March 7th

Butler Bulldogs at Providence Friars – 9am FS1: Start your day off with two small schools in a top 25 showdown.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Toronto FC – 3pm MLS Live: Can this finally be the year for TFC to make the playoffs? They’re going to have to do it with seven straight road games. to start the season. Ouch.

Virginia Cavaliers at Louisville Cardinals – 3:30pm ESPN: Tough way to end the conference schedule for both teams but a good game for the fans.

Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators – 4pm NHL Gamecenter: The Preds have looked terrible lately but still remain one of the league’s best as far as points are concerned. The Jets are fighting to hold on to a playoff spot. Urgency is the word we are looking for.

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels – 6pm ESPN: Their game a few weeks ago in Durham was off the charts fun. This one should be too.

Pittsburgh Penguins at LA Kings – 7pm NHL Gamecenter: How is this game not on national TV again?

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake – 7:30pm MLS Live: This is always a great battle out west. The Timbers Army is sure to be in full force.


Sunday March 8th

LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors -12:30pm ABC: Yeah, this is what the NBA is all about. Great players inside and out.

Nascar Kolbalt 400 – 12:30pm FOX: NASCAR hits Las Vegas.

Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio State Buckeyes – 1:30pm CBS: Tune in to watch Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky. He is a poor man’s Larry Bird.

Orlando City vs NYCFC – 2pm ESPN2: It’s the battle of the expansion franchises in a sold out Citrus Bowl.

Sporting KC vs NY Red Bulls – 4pm FS1: The bowl may be filled in Orlando but it has a lot to prove to beat ‘Blue Hell’ in KC.

NY Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks – 4:30pm NBCSN: Just a solid hockey game to round out the weekend.

Seattle Sounders vs New England Revolution – 6:30pm FS1: Arguably the best venue in all of MLS. These two teams were two of the best last season. Can they be the best again?

What To Watch Fri. 2/6 – Sun. 2/8

All times are Pacific

Friday February 6th

Anaheim Ducks at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHL GameCenter: It’s a tough road trip for the Ducks who are the best team in the NHL by points. But Nashville one night and then DC the next might be too much.

LA Clippers at Toronto Raptors – 4pm ESPN: Two of the top teams in the NBA face off north of the border.

Golden State Warriors at Atlanta Hawks – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: This is the marquee game of the weekend. The Hawks once reeled off 19 wins in a row and the Warriors are just as good. In fact they only have 17 losses between them.


Saturday February 7th

Tottenham vs Arsenal – 4am NBCSN: It’s the North London Derby. Enjoy.

Everton vs Liverpool – 9:30 am NBC: It’s another Derby except this one is north of London and USA National Team Goalkeeper Tim Howard returns for Everton.

Notre Dame at Duke – 10am CBS: Top ten matchup and an ACC matchup which is still crazy to think about. All in one of the best venues in all of sports.

NY Rangers at Nashville Predators – Noon NHL GamerCenter: The Predators are one of the top teams in the NHL and are nearly unbeatable at home. The Rangers are coming off a big win against Boston but goalie Henrik Lundqvist isn’t 100% and they are going to need him against the Preds.

Louisville at Virginia – 4pm ESPN: Man is this a tough stretch for Virginia. They win this one and it’s 2-1 against Duke, UNC and Louisville. Not bad. Now they have to win.

Portland TrailBlazers at Dallas Mavericks – 5:30pm NBA League Pass: This is a playoff preview game. Enjoy.


Sunday February 8th

Chicago Blackhawks at St Louis Blues – 9:30am NBC: These two played a playoff series for the ages last year. Get a taste of it here.

LA Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder – 10am ABC: It’s like watching an All-Star game but different.

Anaheim Ducks at Tampa Bay Lightning – 2pm NHL GameCenter: The best in the west takes on the best in the east.

Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies – 3pm NBA League Pass: The Hawks have to play two divisional leaders one weekend. Ouch.

Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins – 4:30pm NBCSN: Original six matchup and one of the oldest rivalries in hockey.

What To Watch Fri. 1/16 – Sun. 1/18

All times are Pacific

Friday January 16

Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Islanders – 4pm NHL GameCenter: The two top teams in the Metropolitan division square off.

Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: It’s the top two teams in the East. Yes! Really!

Washington Capitals at Nashville Predators – 5pm NHLN: Capitals coach Barry Trotz makes his first visit back to Smashville after 17 years at the helm of the Predators. A warm welcome off the ice is expected.

Portland Trailblazers at San Antonio Spurs – 5:30pm NBA League Pass: It’s a playoff preview, let’s be honest.

Saturday January 17th

Duke at Louisville – 9am ESPN: So Duke can’t win a game all of a sudden. Not a good place to try and stop a losing streak but if anybody can do it, it’s them.

Utah at Arizona – 4pm PAC 12 Network: Big game out West between top 10 teams.

Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets – 5pm NBA-TV: It’s a tough match up for the Warriors especially since they had to battle OKC the night before.

Portland Trailblazers at Memphis Grizzlies – 6pm NBA League Pass: Another potential playoff match up.

Kansas at Iowa State – 6pm ESPN: Big game in the Big 12 and never an easy place to play. Jayhawks better bring their ‘A’ game and take care of the basketball.

Anaheim Ducks at LA Kings – 7pm NHL GameCenter: It’s two teams that have been very good over the last few years and they don’t like each other very much.

Sunday January 18th

Manchester City vs Arsenal – 8am NBCSN: Yep, this is happening.

NY Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins – 9:30am NBC: A little Sunday morning hockey for ya. Couldn’t hurt.

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks – Noon FOX: It’s probably what most of us thought would happen in the NFC.

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots – 3:40pm CBS: Not what most of us thought would happen but hey, maybe Andrew Luck can will the Colts to a win?

UFC Fight Night – 7pm FS1: Most people are talking about Conor McGregor and that’s fine. Let us not forget about Benson Henderson taking on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Cowboy fought two weeks ago in Las Vegas and now gets a chance to redeem two losses on his record.

What To Watch Sat. 1/10- Sun. 1/11

All times are Pacific

Saturday January 9th

FCS National Title Game: North Dakota State vs Illinois St – 10am ESPN: North Dakota State is going for their fourth straight National Title. Wow! Too bad ESPN has done a horrible job of promoting this game.

Louisville at North Carolina – 11am ESPN: Thank goodness for conference realignment or else this would be a one off game.

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots – 1:35pm NBC: Old playoff foes meet once again.

Virginia at Notre Dame – 3pm ESPN2: Still awkward to call this an ACC matchup but it is. UVA had the daylights scared out of them the other night while Notre Dame rolled out of North Carolina with a win.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens – 4pm NHLN: It’s the Pens at the Habs on a Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Did you want some poutine with that?

Iowa State at West Virginia – 5pm ESPN2: West Virginia is off to their best start like ever. Iowa State is still ranked above them but not by much. Both teams have a great chance of walking away with the Big 12 title.

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks – 5:15pm FOX: If Carolina pulls off this upset it will be more historic than the Jets winning Super Bowl 3.


Sunday January 10th

Manchester United vs Southampton – 8am NBCSN: The surprising match up of teams in the top four of the Premier League.

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers – 10am FOX: Can Dallas’s run game keep a one legged Aaron Rodgers off the field enough to get out of Green Bay with a win?

Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos – 1:40pm CBS: Remember when Peyton Manning left Indy for Denver? Well the guy that replaced him, Andrew Luck, comes calling. Is this a passing of the torch or does Peyton have one more Super Bowl run left in him?


What To Watch Sat. 3/8-Sun.3/9

Saturday March 8th

Chelsea vs Tottenham -9:30am NBCSN: Spurs are four points out of the last UEFA slot for next season. Lord knows they and their fans are tired of playing in the Europa League. Walking away with points at Stamford Bridge is a tall order for any club.

UCONN @ Louisville – 11am CBS: Plenty of Top 25 battles going on this weekend as March Madness gets underway. This game should be a good place to start.

Sporting KC @ Seattle Sounders – Noon NBCSN: When this game actually kicks off is up for debate. We know NBC’s history with this but once it does get kicked off it should be a fun match. Seattle will be a rocking place as SKC opens up defense of their MLS Cup. Seattle has to come together quickly and finding that rhythm may take a few games because their main scoring option, Clint Dempsey, spent the preseason in England.

Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning – 4pm NHL GameCenter: Might as well be a playoff series. Both teams are fighting for better positioning which makes this one a little more important.

UNC @ Duke – 6pm ESPN: Cameron Indoor Arena on a Saturday night against UNC? Yes please! Add in the fact that Duke needs this game or they could finish fourth in the ACC and you know that Cameron will be rocking. A must watch.

Montreal Canadiens @ San Jose Sharks – 7pm  NHL GameCenter: Montreal on a West Coast swing with a stop in San Jose. Hello!

Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks – 7pm NHL GameCenter: Only reason to check in on this game is the fact that the last time they played in Vancouver they had a line brawl to start the game. Just sayin.

New Mexico @ San Diego State – 7:00pm CBS Sports Network: Mountain West regular season title is on the line. SDSU is looking for some revenge for their loss in New Mexico a few weeks ago that had some pushing and shoving at the end of the game. Not a bad way to cap off a night.

Real Salt Lake @ LA Galaxy – 7:30pm MLS Live: LA is always a perennial power in MLS but RSL has been solid over the last few years. RSL has to do it this year without manager Jason Kreis who has moved onto NYCFC though.

Sunday March 9th

Detroit Red Wings @ New York Rangers – 9:30am  NBC: Two teams battling to stay in the playoff picture. The Rangers made a big move before the trade deadline to make one last push for the playoffs. The Red Wings are still the Red Wings and would be the last team anyone would wanna play in the playoffs.

Kobalt 400 – 4pm FOX: Racing in Las Vegas on a Sunday. Why not? Let’s see if Dale Earnhardt Jr can keep up his hot streak from the first two races.

Portland Trailblazers @ Houston Rockets – 4pm NBA League Pass: Two of the top teams in the west square off in Houston. Houston is coming off a big win against Indiana and Portland fought long and hard to make it respectable against Dallas. What’s gonna give?

What to Watch Thurs. 1/9-Sun. 1/12

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Washington Capitals @ Tampa Bay Lightning – 4pm NHLN: Washington is sitting on the edge of the playoff picture while Tampa is two points behind Boston for the top slot in the Atlantic.

Memphis @ Louisville – 4pm ESPN: The only match up of Top 25 teams in college basketball on the night and it’s not a bad one.

Boston Bruins @ LA Kings – 7:30pm NHL Center Ice: Speaking of Boston they are on the most underrated and hardest road trips in all of hockey, the dreaded West Coast swing. Thursday see’s them in LA to take on one of the top teams in the West, the Kings.


Boston Celtics @ Golden State Warriors – 7:30pm NBA League Pass: Slim pickings on Friday and this looks like one of the better match-ups on the night.

LA Lakers @ LA Clippers – 7:30pm ESPN: Want a good laugh, then watch this game.


Iowa St @ Oklahoma – 9am ESPNU: OU is coming back under the leadership of Lon Kruger. It’s a tough place to play and a place that could spell the end of Iowa St’s undefeated streak.

Tampa Bay Lightning @ Philadelphia Flyers – 10am NHLN: Philly has turned their season around and have moved up into second place in the Metropolitan Division. This is a tough two game stretch for Tampa. Can they come out unscathed?

Kansas St @ Kansas – 11am ESPN: KU gets another Top 25 opponent. Will this one go better then last weeks?

New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks – 1:30pm FOX: Last time the Saints went to Seattle they got ran out of the building. Will it be different this time around?

Chicago Blackhawks @ Montreal Canadiens – 4pm NHLN: The struggling Blackhawks limp into Montreal on a two game losing streak. Trying to find your winning ways in the Bell Centre on a Saturday night is not the easiest thing to do.

Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots – 5:15 CBS: This seems to be old hat for these two teams minus Peyton Manning of course. It will be cold in New England which makes it all the better to watch from your couch at home.


Manchester City @ Newcastle United – 6am NBCSN: Tough match up for City. No one ever seems to get out of Newcastle without some bumps and bruises.

San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers – 10am FOX: The Panthers gave the 49ers a whoopin earlier this season sacking 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick some seven times. Payback is in mind for the 49ers.

Iowa @ Ohio St – 10:30am CBS: Both teams are looking to get back on the good foot after recent losses that were not all that pretty.

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos – 1:45pm CBS: San Diego may be the ‘team of destiny’ in this NFL Postseason. How many chances will Peyton Manning get in the playoffs?

Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks – 5pm NHL Center Ice: The Red Wings wrap up the West Coast portion of a long road trip (they haven’t played at Joe Louis Arena since December 23rd). Having the Ducks be the final stop after games in San Jose and LA is not the best way to go out but with those teams, there is no good way.