I have no dog in the NBA Finals fight. I just want a good series, and our chances of getting that were boosted by last night’s Game Two Warriors victory. Man, the third quarter has been a problem for the Celts, hasn’t it? And that’s been true throughout these playoffs. We’ll see if they can get it straightened out at home in Wednesday night’s Game Three.
Here’s the problem with being 36. You can score 26 points one night, as Boston’s Al Horford did in Game One. And score two points three nights later.
Shouldn’t Rafael Nadal be selected “Sportsman of the Year” every year? Unlimited respect for the athlete, the man and the humanitarian.
I’m an NFL history buff. But I admit I was not familiar with the story of former Packers running back Veryl Switzer, who died Saturday at the age of 89. Switzer earned All-America honors for three straight years at Kansas State before being selected by the Packers with the fourth overall pick in the 1954 draft. He started and starred in the NFL for two seasons before deciding to serve our country in the Air Force for three years. Switzer later returned to K-State, where he developed that school’s first student minority program and also launched a series of other organizations to aid minority students. A life well lived.
This scenario made me think. Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays held its annual “Pride Night” at their ballpark on Saturday. No problem or issue. As part of the observance, the team asked its players to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms. Several Rays players declined to wear the logos, while also expressing verbal support for the LBGTQ community. No problem or issue there, either. Everyone handled this like civil adults, even in Florida. I choose to take some hope from this.
The Astros took two out of three in Kansas City. Yordan Alvarez is glowing hot. He had three hits, including a 456-foot homer, his 16th dinger of the year. Alvarez is hitting .556 during his current seven game hitting streak. ‘Stros back home against Seattle tonight.
The U.S. Women’s open went to an Aussie golfer. Nicely done, Minjee Lee. She was never pressed on Sunday at Southern Pines in North Carolina and cruised to a five-shot win.
Billy Horschel’s lead was down to two strokes at the Memorial. Then he poured in a transcontinental eagle putt at 15 and that was that.
It’s voluntary OTA time around much of the NFL, including Dallas. OTA? How about DGH? Don’t Get Hurt.