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DICK'S PICKS FOR 2021-2022 SEASON

 

2021 - 2022 Season

January 24th, 2022

 

1. Auburn
2. Gonzaga
3. Arizona
4. Kansas
5. UCLA
6. houston
7. Baylor
8. Purdue
9. Duke
10. USC
11. Villanova
12. Michigan State
13. Wisconsin
14. Providence
15. Kentucky
16. Texas Tech
17. Ohio State
18. LSU
19. Iowa State
20. Davidson
21. Colorado State
22. Marquette
23. Tennessee
24. Illinois
25. Connecticut

 

Weekly Awards

Week of January 24th, 2022

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Joe Burrow
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Auburn basketball
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Pacers over Warriors
STOCK UP: Los Angeles Rams
STOCK DOWN: Philadelphia Flyers
 
College Hoops
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Isaiah Mosley, Missouri State. He had 40 points, hitting 14-of-22 field goals while adding eight rebounds in an upset of Loyola-Chicago.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Marquette. Shaka Smart’s team beat Villanova and Xavier.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Leonard Hamilton, Florida State. The Seminoles beat Duke and Miami-Florida.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Missouri State over Loyola-Chicago. The Ramblers had a 30-game overall home court winning streak stopped by the Bears.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Clint Holmgren, Gonzaga. He had 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots vs. San Francisco.
 

This and That

Week of January 24th, 2022

Each week I’ll write about the world of sports:
*I certainly appreciate all the prayers and well wishes in my cancer battle. All the kind thoughts I keep receiving are so special as so many of you care. It gives me such a lift mentally and emotionally when things get tough in battling cancer. Thanks so so much!
*Indiana enjoyed a magical moment with its first win in 10 meetings vs. Purdue. A big win for coach Mike Woodson.
*Let’s be real. The reason Stu Sternberg and the Rays looked at the split city concept is due to the simple fact that the fans have not supported the team. I’m thrilled with the news but now the fans must step up.
*I appreciate so much the caring words on ⁦CollegeGameDay⁩ by my buddy ⁦ReceDavis. T⁩hanks so much Rece for your touching comments.
*So much for favorites in the NFL playoffs. The Titans and Packers did not do enough on offense to advance. Now there will be speculation on Aaron Rodgers’ future. It will be a soap opera.
*North Carolina is inept on defense and that makes it tough to win when you give up 98 points.They simply have zero pride in their team defense, I feel bad for coach Hubert Davis.
 

Stock Up and Down

Week of January 24th, 2022

Up
The Chiefs beat the Bills in OT.
The Rams upset the Bucs.
The Bengals stunned the Titans.
The Niners upset the Packers.
Joel Embiid scored 50 vs. the Magic.
Nikola Jokic scored 49 vs. the Clippers.
Devin Booker scored 48 points vs. the Spurs.
The Giants named Joe Schoen GM.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
San Jose’s Timo Meier scored five goals in a game.
The Nuggets acquired Bryn Forbes.
Hawaii named Timmy Chang head coach.

Down
Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians fined $50K for striking a Bucs player.
The Seahawks fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
The Raiders fired GM Mike Mayock.
Coco Gauff lost in the first round at the Australian Open.
Garbine Muguruza lost in the second round at the Australian Open.
The Ravens fired DC Wink Martindale.

Quote of the Week

“Four incredible NFL playoff games. Amazing drama."
-Dick Vitale