Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots are kings of the NFL once again after beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI.



Now, I’m not a fan of either team, but the Patriots winning again is impressive. 

And Tom Brady winning five rings,you can’t deny that he is one of the best QB’s ever. 

NFL Hall of Fame 2017

The NFL Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced over the weekend. 


Running back LaDainian Tomlinson leads the pack of inductees. He will be joined in Canton, Ohio, by running back Terrell Davis, quarterback Kurt Warner, defensive end Jason Taylor, kicker Morten Andersen, safety Kenny Easley and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. 

I’ve watched most of these former players play. I’m glad to see kicker Morten Anderson make it. 

I Smell Cake*

One of the most entertaining sports reporter past away the other day — Craig Sager.

Craig Graham Sager, Sr. (June 29, 1951 – December 15, 2016) was an American sports reporter, covering an array of sports from 1981 until the year of his death for CNN and its sister stations, TBS and TNT.

Sager is best-known for his work as a sideline reporter pacing the floors of the National Basketball Association for The NBA on TNT, in which he received his first Sports Emmy Award nomination in 2012. A natural entertainer, Sager was famous for his outlandish choices in clothing — an immense array of sport coats and suits ranging from the garish to the ghastly. Sager rarely wore the same spectacularly ugly outfit twice, with one reporter investigating the population tallying 137 jackets before giving up — other uncounted closets scattered throughout Sager’s house. He was a 2016 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. (From Wikipedia.com)

I always enjoyed watching him on the sidelines at the basketball games on TV. And I saw parts of his speech he gave when he was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards show for battling cancer.

The sports world lost one of its greats.

R.I.P.

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

 

Hello 1966 In Review

World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles 


NFL Champions: Green Bay Packers


AFL Champions: Kansas City Chiefs 

NBA Champions: Boston Celtics 


Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens 

U.S. Open Golf: Billy Casper 

U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies): Fred Stolle/Maria Bueno 

Wimbledon (Men/Women): Manuel Santana/Billie Jean King 



NCAA Football Champions: Michigan State & Notre Dame 

NCAA Basketball Champions: Texas Western 

Kentucky Derby: Kauai King 


World Cup (Soccer): England

See more at: http://www.pop-culture.us

Dancing With The Stars — Season 23… The Finals

Well, this is the topic that started my blogging several years ago.

Here is my post from the start of the season. My Early-bird pick to win it all was: Laurie Hernandez and pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Did they win?? Yes, they did!

I think this might have been one of the best seasons. If Laurie and Val didn’t win, I would have wanted James and Sharna to win.

The new season of Dancing With The Stars starts tonight. As I have done in the past, I will pick my early-bird pick to win it all and who I think should go home first.

  • Ryan Lochte will be dancing with Cheryl Burke
  • Laurie Hernandez, will be dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Maureen McCormick, will be dancing with Artem Chigvintsev
  • Amber Rose, will be dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Terra Jole, will be dancing with Sasha Farber
  • Marilu Henner, will be dancing with Derek Hough
  • Gov. Rick Perry, will be dancing with Emma Slater
  • Jake T. Austin, will be dancing with Jenna Johnson
  • Calvin Johnson, will be dancing with Lindsay Arnold
  • Babyface, will be dancing with Allison Holker
  • Vanilla Ice, will be dancing with Witney Carson
  • James Hinchcliffe, will be dancing with Sharna Burgess
  • Jana Kramer, will be dancing with Gleb Valchenko

Early-bird pick to win it all: Laurie Hernandez and pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy

First to go: Rick Perry and pro Emma Slater

I’m looking forward in watching the show this season to see how my pick does.

World Series Champs

Well, do you believe in miracles?!

History was made tonight as the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series after 108 years of waiting. 


For my brother, Joe, a lifetime Cubs fan; who’s in heaven having a grand old time; and all the other Cubs fans out there. 

Chicago Cubs

From the Daily Beast

The 2016 World Series, featuring the Cleveland Indians vs. the Chicago Cubs, is the battle of teams with long-standing world-championship droughts.

A combined 176 years without a World Series championship. The two teams with the longest title droughts. The Cleveland Indians haven’t won the Fall Classic since 1948; the Chicago Cubs haven’t won since 1908, and haven’t even won a National League Pennant since 1945.

My brother, Joe, was a Chicago Cubs fan. And now they are in the World Series and they have a really great chance to win it all. 

Oh, how Joe must be having fun in heaven. 

So, for Joe, I will be rooting for the Chicago Cubs to win it all. 

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