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.
A busy week in sports. College hoops saw a number of upsets. Seton Hall beat Michigan, George Mason stunned Maryland, Xavier beat Ohio State.
Terence Crawford scored a 10th-round TKO over Shawn Porter to retain his welterweight title.
QB Bryce Young set an Alabama record with 559 passing yards. Ohio State’s CJ Stroud dominated Michigan State.
Jonathan Taylor totaled five TDs as the Colts beat the Bills. The Texans scored the upset of the week, beating the Titans.
Tennis crowned its year end tourney champs. Garbine Muguruza wo the WTA final, while Alexander Zverev won the ATP crown.
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.
Plenty of college football news this week. Alabama and Georgia continued to roll in the SEC. Michigan got a big win at Wisconsin. Cincinnati ended Notre Dame’s 26-game home win streak. Stanford rallied to stun Oregon.
The MLB regular season went down to the wire. The Red Sox and Yankees earned the AL wild cards, edging Toronto and Seattle. The Giants won the NL West.
The NFL had several upsets. The Giants and Jets winning in the same weekend was surprising. The Colts knocked off the Dolphins. Two teams really impressed: Buffalo beat Houston, 40-0. The Cardinals beat the Rams.
Oh yes, Tom Brady returned to New England. The Bucs edged the Pats, 19-17 as Brady threw for 269 yards. Brady also set the record for career passing yards.