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November 8, 2021

I’m excited that the college basketball season starts Tuesday. I’m sorry I won’t be able to call the Champions Classic.

It was a wild weekend in the NFL. Several teams that started in playoff position lost. Division leaders were shocked as Jacksonville stunned Buffalo and Denver blew out Dallas.The Raiders lost to the Giants. The Saints lost at home to the Falcons.

College football saw two unbeaten fall. Wake Forest blew a huge lead and lost to North Carolina. Michigan Stat was upset at Purdue. Arizona and UNLV, previously winless, finally picked up victories. Georgia continued to roll as the number one team. Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Cincinnati were challenged.

Novak Djokovic clinched the year-end number one rank in men’s tennis. He also won the event in Paris, beating Danil Medvedev in the final.

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November 1, 2021

The World Series will return to Houston for game six. Atlanta led 4-0 after one inning, but Houston rallied to win game five 9-5.
Only six teams remain unbeaten in college football. Georgia, which blew out Florida; Michigan State, which won its battle with Michigan State; Cincinnati, which struggled for a half before pulling bay from Tulane; Oklahoma, which handled Texas Tech; Wake Forest, which handled Duke easily; and surprising UTSA.
Cooper Rush filled in for Zak Prescott and the Cowboys won at Minnesota. The Jets surprised the Bengals as Mike White went over 400 yards passing.
There were a number of surprising NBA results. Cleveland won at Denver, Oklahoma City beat the Lakers, the Timberwolves won at Milwaukee.
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October 25th, 2021

A great weekend in sports.
The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros advanced to the World Series. Eddie Rosario was special for Atlanta. Pitching and Yordan Alvarez keyed Houston’s run.
College football saw a record nine-overtime game, as Illinois upset Penn State. Oklahoma and Cincinnati struggled but continued to win. Ohio State was impressive in beating Indiana.
Tom Brady became the first quarterback to throw 600 TD passes. The Titans blew out the Chiefs. The Cardinals remained unbeaten.
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October 18, 2021

 

College football has upsets every week. Iowa was the latest victim, falling to Purdue. Georgia continued to roll, beating a good Kentucky squad. Cincinnati had another impressive victory, knocking off UCF. Can the Bearcats stay in the playoff picture?
The Jacksonville Jaguars snapped a 20-game losing streak, upsetting the Miami Dolphins in England. The Baltimore Ravens had an impressive win over the Los Angeles chargers.
Congratulations to Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky on winning the WNBA title.
The baseball playoffs continued but there was one surprising note in the sport. The Cardinals fired manager mike Shildt despite posting a 17-game win streak and making the playoffs.
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October 11, 2021

Some great action in college football. #1 Alabama was stunned by Texas A&M, snapping the Tide win streak at 19. It was Alabama’s first loss vs. an unranked team after 100 straight wins in that scenario. Jimbo Fisher became the first former-Nick Saban assistant to beat the Tide coach. A winning field goal by Seth Small was the difference.
Iowa’s defense did a great job against Penn State. The Hawkeyes were aided by a great home crowd as the 12th man led to a number of Penn State penalties. Georgia looked great in a win over Auburn. Oklahoma rallied from a 38-20 halftime deficit to beat Texas in the Red River Shootout. Mississippi won a shootout over Arkansas.
There were several wild NFL games. The Packers-Bengals battle saw five missed field goal in the fourth quarter and overtime before Mason Crosby kicked the winner. The Patriots rallied to beat the Texans. The Jaguars and Lions remained winless.
Tyson Fury retained his share of the heavyweight title by KO over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. It was a wild fight with lots of action and knockdowns.
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Quote of the Week

“Wow, it is ok to be confident, but ⁦rookie Benedict Mathurin should calm down. You can’t be serious that LeBron James is going to have to show you that he is better than you."
-Dick Vitale