|This and That|
Week of January 23rd, 2017
*The Super Bowl pairing is set. Congrats to the Falcons and Patriots as they are one win away from the championship.
*The Baseball Hall of Fame added Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Pudge Rodriguez to Cooperstown this summer. Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short and should make it next year.
*Novak Djokovic was looking for his seventh Australian Open title. He was 5-0 lifetime against Denis Istomin. Those are two reasons why Djokovic's loss in the second round of the year's first major, to Istomin, was so stunning. Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, the top seeds, lost before the quarterfinals.
*No doubt that Dean Smith in hoops heaven is thrilled that his protege, Roy Williams, reached the Magical mark of 800 wins. Bruce Pearl also hit a milestone with his 500th career victory.
*Like the Cubs, Northwestern hoops will make history and be dancing in March.