Friday Sports etc: Cards, Vols, and ESPYs

I don’t think I ever realized just how slow sports get in July until I committed to writing about them weekly. Last week’s post was not about sports and the week before that I posted about uniforms, yep, uniforms.

Today I still don’t have one topic that is post worthy, so I will take the whole bullet point approach (hey, I’m trying):

  • Cards need to lose some more: Living in Southeast Missouri makes you a St. Louis Cardinals fan by defalt (you know, if you don’t bring any preconceived fandom from where you previously lived, see bullet point #2). The Cards are looking great this year with the best record in baseball at the all-star break. Yet, in my limited following of professional baseball (and it is apallingly limited), the team that goes into the playoffs with the best record never wins the Series. So you know, lose some games in the second half, hobble into the playoffs, and win another championship!
  • Vols have me nervously excited: SEC media days were last week, you know where all the coaches and the best players get together and say a bunch of stuff that you already knew about the upcoming college football season. Some examples include: “We are going to work real hard between now and the opener,” “We are going to take it one game at a time,” and “We have great academics” (I’m looking at you, Vandy). The media is pretty high on the Vols going into the season, even saying we have a good shot at winning the east with who we have returning and the players we are bringing in. Of course, that remains to be seen, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited.
  • The ESPY awards are confusing: Truth be told, I did not exactly know what the ESPY awards were until I looked it up before posting. I have always heard people referencing them, so I had an educated guess, which was close to being right. Essentially, they are awards that ESPN gives out to people for various reasons who are athletes (or connected to athletes). To be fair, some of the awards really show a side of sports that needs to be seen (like the ones given to Danielle Green and Leah Still and Lauren Hill). But when you google an awards show for athletes and the first article that comes up is a discussion about what Caitlyn Jenner wore to the event, it just feels odd. But I guess that’s the world we live in.

So there you have it, a few talking points for these dog days of sports. September cannot come soon enough!



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