Hello Again TES Friends!
Long time, no type. Was working so much the past few days I just crashed when it was done, and barely had a chance to watch any sports! Summer has arrived, and with it, a nice head cold for me - which, it seems, is going around everywhere. Hoping your summer is off to a better start than mine!
So, what has been going on the past few days? Well, those winter sports may not be playing, but they are in motion. The NBA Draft was last night, while over in the NHL, they are busy signing free agents, making trades, and their draft begins tonight - 7:00 pm, on Versus. And while the NBA is just days away from what seems a certain lockout, the NHL has announced that the 2011-2012 season will open with a triple header on October 6. Yes, for a sports fan like me, the Eternal Season goes on and on, and in the modern world, there really is very little in terms of an off-season for the pro sports.
Back to summer time, the Dodgers continue to stumble along (8 games under at the moment), but at least the ownership issue finally seems to be coming to a head. Koufax-Light tossed a two hitter this week, but no one noticed, as news broke that Selig had denied the Fox/Dodgers tv deal, voiding the divorce settlement, and making it extremely likely the team won't be able to make the June 30th payroll. It seems the end is finally here, and the Bums can get back to fixing the on field problems. The not-crosstown Angels come for a visit tonight, taking this series would be a good start to getting things going.
Across the pond, Wimbledon is into the 3rd round - the major contenders are doing fine, but Roddick was dismissed in straights today. The weekend is setting up for some great matches, and you can also follow the action on ESPN3, if you get it.
As I write this, we have slipped below 71 days in the countdown to college football. They are still talking in the NFL - which is better than not talking. But it's nearly July - and time keeps on slipping along.
And for fans of the beautiful game, the USA is right back where it belongs, and that is in the Gold Cup final. We face Mexico for the title, from the Rose Bowl, at 9:00 pm eastern on Saturday. TV coverage on Fox Soccer Channel, and Univision.
All right friends, when you are laid up with a sick head, it gives you good reason to spend a bit of time in front of the tv, and so I shall. Hoping your Friday is going along smoothly, just a few more hours, and the weekend will be here!
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