All 32 NFL training camps will be fully up and running by the end of this week. The offseason was a chaotic one. We’ve had a slew of big-name quarterback relocations along with ten new head coach hirings, lawsuits, allegations of collusion, Congressional hearings and no shortage of misbehavior among players and owners. Now it’s time to mix in some football.
It’s comforting—at least to me—to realize that July is the last month without NFL football games until March of 2023. Blankie.
Texans’ rookie receiver John Metchie III has leukemia. BB and I stopped breathing when that bulletin came across our phones on Sunday. All love and support to that young man, who no doubt will win this battle.
How does Altuve do that? Another leadoff homer? That was the 30th of his career and 8th this season alone—this one on the first pitch of the game, no less. Jeremy Pena followed immediately with a solo homer to vector the ‘Stros toward an 8-5 series-sweeping win at Seattle. Houston is 5-0 following the All-Star break.
A reminder that the Celtics swept Kevin Durant and the Nets 4-0 in the first round of last spring’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Now there are reports that Boston may be interested in trading for Kevin Durant. Why?
If a trip to Cooperstown is not on your Bucket List, your vessel has sprung a leak. Make it happen. You will never regret it and never forget it. Sunday’s induction ceremony was predictably perfect.
American track (and field) is BACK! Both the U.S. women and men were dominant at the world championships in Eugene, the first ever held on American soil. The U.S. set a record with 33 total medals, 13 of them gold. And what a way to end the meet, with both the U.S. men’s and women’s 4 X 400 meter relay teams putting the hammer down. I’ve run out of superlatives for Sydney McLaughlin. An anchor leg in the 47s? And she got the stick with a lead of .73 seconds, before turning it into a 2.93 second laugher over Jamaica. I’m predicting right now that McLaughlin will have as much cultural influence on the U.S. and the world as she will have historic impact on the track. She’s going to inspire tens of thousands of American’s little girls, and that is a great thing.