The Sunday – Putting It Aside

Compiled by Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard | 8.27.2017

Weekend

It was suppose to be a big weekend for sports. There was the return of college football,MLB pennate races, MLS rivalry week and of course the ‘biggest fight ever’. This all of course has ended up being eclipsed by Hurricane Harvey which has put the Houston area underwater.

The remnants of the storm have put sporting events up in the air as teams, schools and games figure out what to do next. Rice’s football team returns from Sydney, Australia is in question. The team was beaten up by  #14 ranked Stanford 62-7 on Saturday night. They are due to land in Los Angeles on Monday and from there they will have to make a decision on what to do next.

Rice is among a couple of schools and games that have their first week up in the air.

The Houston Texans will be practicing in Dallas for the week. They changed their travel plans after their game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night. After the game on Thursday in Dallas, it’s up in the air on what the Texans will do next.

The Houston Astros are also heading to Dallas after their series against the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend. Whether or not they will play the Texas Rangers this week in Houston is up in the air.

Baseball Rules

Things got ugly on Thursday after what essentially relates to ‘baseball rules’. The rule goes, you hit our main guy, we hit your main guy. Sometimes it goes off without a hitch. Other times it turns into this.

 

Oh So Pretty

The Ultimate Catch

The best catch of the year may not be in the major leagues but in the Little League World Series.

Spectacle

Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor by TKO in the 10th round. It wasn’t really a surprise unless you really thought that an MMA fighter was going to beat the best boxer of all time in a boxing match.

Despite all the hype from those in the combat sports realm, the event was far from a sellout. According to the LA Times, T-Mobile arena was 6,000 people short of a sellout. 

 

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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.

What To Watch Thurs. 9/17 – Sun. 9/20

All times are Pacific.

Thursday September 17th

Clemson at Louisville – 4:30pm ESPN: Your chance to watch Clemson QB Deshaun Watson in person. He is something to see.

ManningDenver Broncos at KC Chiefs – 5:25pm CBS: Denver is not the same offense it was a year ago but man was that defense impressive in week one. KC looks to finally get a touchdown pass into the hands of a wide receiver.

 

 

Friday September 18th

Florida State at Boston College -5pm ESPN: BC always seems to give people trouble when they play at home and at night. Well this game is at home and at night.

LA Angles at Minnesota Twins – 5pm MLB.TV: Both teams are chasing that final wild card slot in the American League. This is the second game of a four game set.

Pittsburgh Pirates at LA Dodgers – 7pm MLB.TV: Playoff preview and a decent pitching match up to boot.

 

Saturday September 19th

Chelsea vs Arsenal – 4:40am NBCSN: Two of the better teams year in and year out in the Premier League. Chelsea desperately needs to right the ship.

Air Force at Michigan State – 9am ABC: Michigan State is coming off of a high profile win against Oregon. Now they have to settle down and play assignment football against a disciplined Air Force squad. Michigan State wins but it’s close for a half.

Nebraska at Miami – 12:30 ABC: Remember when these two teams use to play for the National Title every year?

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame – 12:30 NBC: Notre Dame has had more injuries than you can shake a stick at and Georgia Tech is a pretty good bet to win the ACC this year. Notre Dame has to be like Michigan State, very disciplined on defense if they want to win against a triple option attack.

Auburn at LSU -12:30pm CBS: Auburn has been the most overrated team to start 2015. Can they put it together in Death Valley and knock off the LSU?

Western Kentucky at Indiana – 1pm ESPNEWS: Western Kentucky can put up points and so can IU. This could be WKU’s second win against a Power 5 conference school.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders  4pm MLS LIVE: Cascadia Cup matchup with big time playoff implications.

Colorado vs Colorado State – 4pm CBSSN: The Rocky Mountain Shootout may not garner national attention but it’s usually a heck of a game.

California at Texas – 4:30pm FOX: Cal has one of the better QB’s in the country in Jared Goff. Odds are he will light up the Longhorns secondary.

Ole Miss at Alabama – 6:15pm ESPN: Ole Miss got the better of Bama last year. Bama has trouble with the Rebels style of offense too.

BYU at UCLA – 7:30pm FS1: Awesome matchup with two highly touted freshman QB’s. BYU’s Tanner Magnum and UCLA’s Josh Rosen. BYU pulls this out like they have their first two games and they could be looking at a big 6 bowl berth.

 

Sunday September 20th

Southampton vs Manchester United – 8am NBCSN: Southampton are only four points behind the Red Devils in the Premier League table.

San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals – 10am CBS: Bengals ran over the Chargers AFC West cohorts (Oakland Raiders) last week. Chargers are a whole different proposition though.

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – 10am CBS: Well it’s Rex Ryan vs Bill Belichick again except this time Ryan heads up the Bills.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – 1pm FOX: Cowboys pulled one out of the fire last weekend while the Eagles fell short trying to do the exact same thing. Chip Kelly will hear the boos if his team starts off 0-2 after the offseason they had.

Portland Timbers vs NY Red Bulls -2pm ESPN: Timbers and NYRB are both in the thick of the playoff hunt.

NY Yankees at NY Mets – 5pm ESPN: See why TV and MLB execs are wetting themselves over the possibility of another Subway World Series.

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – 5:25pm NBC: Rematch of the wildly entertaining NFC Championship game from a year ago.

What to Watch Thurs. 8/13 – Sun. 8/16

All times are Pacific.

REMOTE-contrast

Thursday August 13th

PGA Championship – 11am TNT: The last major of the year gets going at Whistling Straights. Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy and Zack Johnson are all playing together today.Tee time 11:20am.

Edmonton Eskimos at Montreal Alouettes – 4:30pm ESPN2: Edmonton has been the second surprise story of the season while the Al’s have been making their own headlines….and sometimes it means breaking their fans hearts.

LA Angels at KC Royals – 5pm MLB.TV: KC looks to increase their lead in the AL Central while the Angels are trying to hang on to that Wild Card spot.

 

Friday August 14th

PGA Championship – 11am TNT: Round two at an awesome course.

Bayern Munch vs Hamburg – 11:30am FS1: The Bundesliga gets under way with one of the biggest and best clubs in the world -Bayern Munich- on display.

NY Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays – 4pm MLBN: The Yankees may only be a 1/2 game back in the AL East but the Jays are the hottest team in baseball and swept the Yankees a week ago in New York.

Pittsburgh Pirates at NY Mets  – 4pm MLB.TV: Mets are Pirates are two of the best teams looking to lock in a playoff seat in the National League.

 

Saturday August 15th

PGA Championship – 11am CBS: Now we get down and dirty and get into the stretch run of who can take the last major of the year.

NY Red Bulls vs Toronto FC – 4pm MLS Live: Two of the top teams in the east face off in a battle for playoff seating.

FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy – 6pm MLS Live: The Hoops and the Galaxy are fighting to keep pace with first place Vancouver. This game should go a long way in deciding the West.

Ottawa Redblacks at Calgary Stampeders – 7pm ESPN2: This is the CFL game of the weekend.

Washington Nationals at SF Giants – 7pm FS1: A rematch of last years NLDS. Giants have taken the first two games and the Nats Bryce Harper hit a home run last night that still may not have come down yet.

 

Sunday August 16th

Manchester City vs Chelsea – 8am NBCSN: Well this isn’t bad for the second week of the season.

PGA Championship – 11am CBS: Final round from Whistling Straights.

LA Angels at KC Royals – 5pm ESPN: Final game of the four game set.

 

 

What To Watch Thurs. June 25th -Sun. June 28th

All times are Pacific.

Thursday June 25th

NBA Draft – 4pm ESPN: Well there isn’t a LeBron or Jordan in there but it’s entertaining none the less.

Ottawa Redblacks at Montreal Alouettes – 4:30pm ESPN2: It’s Football!!!! We can only hope that the Redblacks will be better than the 2-16 they put up last year.

NY Yankees at Houston Astros – 5pm MLB Network: Yankees are game behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East and the Astros are the surprise team of 2015 baseball season.

REMOTE

Friday June 26th

Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Calgary Stampeders – 6pm ESPN2: A rematch of last years Grey Cup. Not a bad game for opening weekend.

NHL Draft – 4pm NBCSN: While it doesn’t get the fanfare the NBA Draft will get, it is still a first look at the future of the sport.

 

Saturday June 27th

Toronto FC vs DC United – 2pm MLS Live: Two of the better teams in the East and a chance to see some big time stars like Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.

College Soccer National Championship – 2pm ESPNU: Virginia vs UCLA as UVA goes their second National Title in four days in two different sports.

NE Revolution vs Vancouver Whitecaps – 4:30pm MLS Live: Second place team in the East vs the second place team in the West.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders – 5pm ESPN3: Probably the best venue in all of the CFL plus Rider quarterback Darian Durantis back. If he can stay healthy the Riders are a force to be reckoned with in the East.

 

Sunday June 28th

NYCFC vs NY Red Bulls – 1:30pm ESPN: Three points separate these two teams. Hell, the distance between stadiums is more than that.

Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders – 4pm FS1: No Clint Dempsey but it’s still the best rivalry in MLS.

Chicago Cubs at St Louis Cardinals – 5pm ESPN: Two of baseball’s oldest rivals. Not to mention that they are first and second in the NL Central.

 

 

What To Watch Fri. 5/1 – Sun. 5/3

All Times Are Pacific

Friday May 1st

NY Yankees at Boston Red Sox – 4pm MLB.TV: It’s the Yankees and the Red Sox at Fenway. You need no other reason.

NFL Draft – 4pm NFL Network: Rounds 2 & 3 in primetime.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens – 4pm NBCSN: This should be a heck of series. Watch how little Carey Price moves in goal for the Habs.

Atlanta Hawks at Brooklyn Nets – 5pm ESPN: Game 6 in Brooklyn.

Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks – 6:30pm NBCSN: It’s a heck of a weekend in Chicago. NFL Draft and playoff hockey.

 

Saturday May 2nd

NFL Draft – 9am NFL Network: Rounds 4-7. Hey, it’s football related.

Washington Capitals at NY Rangers – 9:30am NBC: Game two in Madison Square Garden. Big names, big arena, and a big series.

Kentucky Derby – 3:20pm NBC: It’s the 141st running of the Derby. Cue the big hats and mint juleps.

DC United vs Columbus Crew – 4pm MLS Live: 3 points separate these two teams in the Eastern Conference standings. The Screamin Eagles will be in full voice for this one.

San Antonio Spurs at LA Clippers – 5pm TNT: Game 7 and the defending champs have their backs against the wall. Losing team probably gets dismantled.

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao – 8:30pm PPV: Well we have waited long enough for this fight. Let’s do this.

Mayweather

 We see you Money

 

Sunday May 3rd

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City – 8am NBCSN: Well if you’re still alive from the amazing sports Saturday, have a little hair of the dog and pull up a chair for this English Premier League matchup.

NASCAR Geico 500 – 10am FOX: Talladega is a calling.

Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors – 12:30pm ABC: Let’s kick off round 2 with two of the best teams in the NBA all year long.

LA Angels at SF Giants – 1pm MLB.TV: Mike Trout vs Buster Posey. Not a bad way to end the weekend. Oh and Tim Lincecum vs Jered Weaver on the hill.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens – 3pm NBCSN: Game 2 in the Bell Centre.

NYCFC vs Seattle Sounders – 4pm FS1: Well the uniforms should be colorful.

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks – 7pm CNBC: Game 2 in this Western Conference showdown.

 

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.

 

What To Watch Thurs. 4/9 – Sun. 4/12

All Times Are Pacific.

Thursday April 9th

The Masters 1st Round – Noon ESPN: A tournament unlike any other….and it’s steaming online at themasters.com.

Frozen Four: Nebraska -Omaha vs Providence – 2pm ESPN2: Well since the hardwood Final Four is finished, let’s get on the ice.

Frozen Four: Boston vs North Dakota – 5:30pm ESPN2: Next!

LA Kings at Calgary Flames – 6pm NHL Gamecenter: The Kings need to win out if they want a chance at the playoffs. They have to win this one against a possible playoff opponent.

Portland TrailBlazers at Golden State Warriors – 7:30pm TNT: Two playoff bound teams just tuning up for the post season.

REMOTE-contrast

Friday April 10th

The Masters 2nd Round – Noon ESPN: It’s the Masters. Even if you hate golf you’ll still know who wins this. And it’s only the second round!

NY Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins – 4pm NHL Network: The Pens need to get their act together if they want to be in the playoffs.

 

Saturday April 11th

The Masters 3rd Round – Noon CBS: The cut is down and now it’s time to get down to business.

San Jose Sharks at LA Kings – Noon NBC: The Kings have to win out and get some help if they want any chance of defending their title. The Sharks would love nothing more than to prevent that from happening.

DC United vs New York Red Bulls – 4pm MLS Live: The top two teams in the East square off. Oh, and they don’t like each other.

Frozen Four Final – 4:30pm ESPN: Let’s find out who is college hockey’s best team!

 

Sunday April 12th

Manchester United vs Manchester City – 7:55am NBCSN: A Manchester Derby on a Sunday morning.

The Masters Final Round – 11am CBS: It’s the final round of the Masters. It’s usually pretty awesome.

Portland Timbers vs Orlando City FC – 2pm ESPN2: Kaka visits the friendly confines of Providence Park. Sure the Timbers Army will make him feel welcome.

LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders – 4pm FS1: Arguably two of the more entertaining teams in all of MLS. Neither is 100% but it’s still worth tuning in for.

Boston Red Sox at NY Yankees – 5:10pm ESPN: Well if you’re going to watch a baseball game this early in the year it might as well be between these two.

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.