1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Monday “What I Saw on Sunday”

Posted by on July 24th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 



Interesting weekend.

BRITISH OPEN…You play the guys on the leaderboard…have to cope with the golf course and face the weather.  No problem for PGA-journeyman Bryan Harman.  He had a red-hot putter, stayed out of bunkers and the high rough, and ran away from the field.  If we thought Tiger Woods was dominant at times in the Open, how about Harman’s four days, especially what he did Friday, in the wind.  Four birdies to start the day and then an eagle on 18, to fashion a (65) against the leaderboard and the course.  No one was close to him from that point on, not Rory, Rahm, Xander or others.  And what an awful weekend of double- triple bogeys for Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, who were on a plane home by Saturday.

PADRES…They come limping home (5-5) on what was supposed to be a crossroads 10-game road trip.  They lose again to a sub .500–team in Detroit on Sunday.  The Fab 4-of the batting order goes (1-14) vs Triple A-pitching.  Not sure what is more appalling about this team, the chronic poor average with runners in scoring position, the .500 record at Petco Park…the 34-losses this year to teams that were .500 or less when they played them, the (0-9) record in extra innings games.

DODGERS…They are in 1st place with half a starting pitching staff, but they are bashing so many home runs they can climb back into games even when the starters don’t do well.  Awaiting the trading deadline to see what they do, and they always do something

ANGELS…8-days to go before somebody in Anaheim has to make a decision on Shhei Ohtani-stay or go.  Historic moment for owner Arte Moreno.  The shadow of the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1920 is looming overhead.

CHARGERS…Open training camp and still no contract extension for QB-Justin Herbert.  The price tag will be 50M per year.  Wonder how this gets done.

RAMS..Open training camp with worst roster you can imagine, no cap space and just 3-players you recognize,Matthew Stafford, Aaro Donald and Cooper Kupp.  If Sean McVay did ot like last year’s (5-12) season, how do you think he might handle (4-13) this year?  They spent everything to win a Super Bowl.  Now all those credit card bills are coming due.

PAC 12…The Commissioner says stability and patience will get the job done, and his league will have a superb TV deal shortly.  Then the decision about expansion, with reports there seems no urgency to split the big pie in a new media rights deal with San Diego State or SMU.

MOUNTAIN WEST…Teams are ready to open preseason camp.  Huge challenges for Brady Hoke at San Diego State to prove last year’s lousy-controversial filled season was nothing more than a 1-off, and that the Aztecs can return to dominance.  But they have questions to be answered in the offensive front and replacing the entire defensive line.  I believe last year was a one time bad season.  Hoke has to prove it was.


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