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December 7th, 2020

College basketball has been hampered by Covid postponements. Gonzaga-Baylor would have been special. We did have a good one with Villanova edging Texas.

We have also seen some teams struggle. Kentucky fell to 1-3 with a loss to Georgia Tech. The upsets continued as Wisconsin lost to Marquette.

The NFL saw the Saints clinch a playoff berth with a ninth straight win. The Giants stunned the Seahawks. The Jets continued their losing ways and the Bears dropped a sixth straight.

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November 30th, 2020

College basketball got under way. Gonzaga was very impressive putting up 102 on Kansas. Mark Few earned his 600th career win.
Luke Garza showed why he is the Preseason Player of the Year, scoring 41 points while grabbing nine rebonds in a win.
There were upsets too. Villanova lost to Virginia Tech, picked 11th in the ACC preseason poll. San Francisco stunned Virginia, while Richmond upset Kentucky.
Football saw several great performances. Buffalo’s Jaret Patterson ran for 409 yards and eight touchdowns. Tyreek Hill had 269 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Derrick Henry ran for 178 yards and three TDs.
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November 23rd, 2020

The NBA has made a lot of news Anthony Edwards was the #1 pick in the draft. Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum got max contracts. Free agency saw a ton of moves, including Gordon Haywood going to Charlotte, Montrezl Harrell to the Lakers and on and on.
The Pittsburgh Steelers moved to 10-0 with a win over Jacksonville. 
Northwestern knocked off Wisconsin in the Big Ten.
Danil Medvedev won the ATP Finals in London. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic missed out on the title match.
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November 16th, 2020

Who would have thoughts Michigan and Penn State would ever combine to post a 1-7 football record. Nebraska beat the Nittany Lions, while Wisconsin blew out the Wolverines, so that is where we are.

Notre Dame remained unbeaten in in the hunt for a CFB playoff berth. Ian Book has been the star of stars for the Irish.

The Steelers remained unbeaten. The Ravens were stunned by the Patriots. Kyler Murray hit DeAndre Hopkins on a Hail Mary as the Cardinals beat the Bills.

Congrats to Kevin Cash as AL Manager of the Year. Don Mattingly won in the NL. Jose Abreu was AL MVP while Freddie Freeman won in the NL.

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November 9th, 2020

Notre Dame got a big win over Clemson in double OT. I know the Tigers were missing Trevor Lawrence, but credit the Irish for putting up 47 points against the Tiger defense.

The Big Ten continued to show surprising results. Penn State, now 0-3, fell to Maryland. Michigan slipped to 1-2, falling to Indiana.

The Pac-12 opened its season as USC rallied with two late TDs to beat Arizona State.

In the NFL, the Steelers remained unbeaten. Patrick Mahomes threw for 372 yards and four TD’s as Kansas City edged Carolina. The Bills beat the Seahawks while the Titans beat the Bears.

Authentic won the Breeders Cup Classic. Chase Elliott won the NASCAR title.

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