It was a busy week in sports, led by the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, Iowa and Connecticut were first round shock city losers. St. Peter’s became the third 15th seed to make the Sweet 16, beating Kentucky and Murray State. They are this years biggest Cinderella, joining Florida Gulf Coast in 2013 and Oral Roberta in 2021 to go from 15rh seed to Sweet 16. Miami and Iowa State advanced to a Sweet 16 meeting stunning Auburn and Wisconsin.
The NFL and MLB had many transactions. The Tampa Bay Bucs, after bringing Tom Brady back, made several moves to strengthen their lineup. Devante Adams ended up in Las Vegas, Von Miller became a Bill, Deshawn Watson went to the Browns.
Freddie Freeman signed with the Dodgers. Carlos Correa landed with the Twins. Kenley Jansenand Matt Olson joined the Braves. Josh Donaldson became a Yankee, Kris Bryant became a Rockie. Trevor Story joined the Red Sox.
The Super Bowl is set. The Bengals stunned the Chiefs in overtime. The Rams edged the Niners by a field goal. They get to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Rafael Nadal earned his 21st Grand Slam singles title, winning the Australian Open in five sets over Danil Medvedev. Nadal came back from a two-set deficit.
Kentucky scored a big win over Kansas. #1 Auburn beat Oklahoma.
The NFL playoffs saw upset city as the two top seeds were upset. The Titans fell to the Bengals. The Packers lost to the Niners. The Rams won at Tampa Bay. The Chiefs beat the Bills in OT.
Auburn moved up to number one in my poll vote. Bruce Pearl’s team got a big win over Kentucky.
The Australian Open moved to the second week. A number of seeds were upset, including Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev and Garbine Muguruza.