Random thoughts….

Today is the slowest sports day on the calendar.  There are no games being played today, MLB is in the All-Star break, it is the offseason for NFL, NBA, & NHL.  NASCAR returns Sunday, PGA tour first round is tomorrow, World Cup is over, and because of this, ESPN is holding it’s annual Awards show, the ESPYS tonight so as not to interfere with any games that may be playing. 

With all of that being said, I have some random thoughts going on in my head regarding the sports world.  They may or may not be profound, but it is what’s on my mind at the current time.

At the halfway point in the MLB season, it appears to be the same song and dance we have seen the last few years.  In the AL its the Yankees and Astros leading the way, with the Dodgers, Braves, and Cubs leading the way in the NL.  The only changes that I can see is that the Rays are second in the East, while the Twins are leading the Central.  This is the time of year where my interest in baseball starts to peak, with it culminating once the playoffs begin.  I’m curious to see if the Rays can keep up with the Yankees and sneak into a wildcard spot and if the Indians can catch the Twins.  The Rays are currently 2.5 games ahead of the Red Sox, while the Indians are 5.5 games behind the Twins.  The races are gonna start heating up and I’m here for it all…

The dust has settled in the NBA free agent period, and if you are a regular viewer of my sports show on Sunday Nights you will see that I have actually been willing to talk NBA Basketball.  The free agent frenzy was some of the most exciting offseason happenings I have seen in any league in recent memory, and my takeaway (if you haven’t seen the show) is that both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference are both WIDE open going into the 2019-2020 season.  Instead of teams trying to gather a BIG 3, we have a bunch of teams that have a BIG 2, so I may actually watch some NBA next year.

As we briefly discussed on the show last week, I am heartbroken at the news regarding the death of former KU QB Jared Lorenzen at the age of 38 years old.  He was a human highlight reel and was exciting to watch. Rest well Jared, and thank you for the honor of watching you play.

60 days until opening day of the NFL season…..  That is all…

84 days until the NHL season…  All I ask if for the #Bolts to be more physical and not get caught up in their success.  The Cup needs to come BACK to Tampa Bay… 

I’m still reeling from Tiger’s win at Augusta, and how improbable it is.  Disappointed in his follow up majors in the PGA Championship and the US Open…  Oh well, the Open championship is this month, let’s see how he handles that test.  On a personal note, I applied for tickets to the 2020 Masters…  I was denied for the third year in a row…  one of these days I will walk those grounds, it is pretty much the only thing left on my sports bucket list.

Those of you that read my last post recall that I had a good day last Friday.  Still in awe of the fact that I was with my three sisters for the first time in over 40 years, in the same space at the same time.  I was a kid the last time we were all together, and the emotions that I have gone through since that day have been heavy.  I love them so much, I miss them all the time, and I am so glad that we had the chance to catch up, even though the time we spent was short.  Lynn, Lisa, and Tanya, please know that I love you all deeply, and I can’t wait to see you again.

Until next time…

Take care… and be nice to each other…

Scott – The Sports Nerd


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