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Welcome to "Number One Says," the all-star segment.
Number One says:
The MLB All-Star Game is in the books, with the American League defeating the National League, 4-2, in the mid-summer classic in San Diego. Despite being in a National League park, the American League was the home team, and all four of their runs were driven in by Royals; Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez. Hosmer, who tied the game with a solo HR, was named the MVP. The American League is 11-3 since MLB placed the World Series stipulation into the game beginning in 2003.
Tim Duncan quietly announced that he'll be hanging it up after a 19 year career. Duncan played his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs, originally serving as one half of the Twin Towers with the legendary Admiral, David Robinson. It was in the shortened 1999 season that Duncan and the Spurs won their first championship, and this was followed by four more rings in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. The Spurs reached the Finals six times, with their only loss coming in 2013. Duncan has played in 157 playoff wins, second only to Derek Fisher (161).
Week 3 of the CFL season began with a shocker in Hamilton, as the Tiger-Cats fell to the faulty Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 28-24, giving Winnipeg their first win of the season. This was followed by an Argonauts win in Vancouver over the Lions; our second straight win. The following day was all about overtime, as the Redblacks and Stampeders played to a 26-26 tie. It was 20-20 after regulation, but both minigames saw FGs from both sides. A wild game between the Roughriders and Eskimos ended with the defending champions winning 39-36 in OT, thanks to a huge defensive stop by the Eskimos on Saskatchewan's 3rd and 1 attempt.
Week 4 began last night in Toronto, with the Argonauts losing a crucial game to the Ottawa Redblacks by a score of 30-20. The win keeps Ottawa unbeaten at 3-0-1, and gives them a larger lead in the East Division. As for the Argos, we are 0-2 at home, and both home losses were against divisional opponents (Hamilton and Ottawa). Our next game is on July 25 against the Montréal Alouettes. Week 4 continues tonight in Winnipeg, with the Bombers looking for their second straight win, but they'll have to deal with the Eskimos. Tomorrow, the aforementioned Alouettes will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the BC Lions on Saturday. The Calgary Stampeders are idle this week.
The Colorado Avalanche locked in Nathan MacKinnon for seven more years last week, which is music to the ears of every Avs fan! The Avalanche drafted Mack in 2013; we were expected to draft Seth Jones, but we instead drafted MacKinnon while Jones ended up drafted by the Predators (who traded him to the Blue Jackets this past season). Mack won the Calder Trophy in 2013-14, and got his first taste of the postseason that year as well, racking up 10 points (2 G, 8 A).
Good news everyone! The last appeal on Tom Brady's suspension has been denied, meaning that the biggest crybaby and cheater in the NFL will actually have to accept his punishment! As we all know, Brady had the balls deflated in the AFC Championship game between the Pats and the Colts, robbing Andrew Luck of his first Super Bowl appearance. As I've jokingly said before, the Colts and the Packers lost that day because something was deflated. In the case of the Packers, it was our defense. But all joking aside, the punishment was handed out last year, but being the crybaby that Brady is, she filed an appeal, and this was dragged out for a year and a half. Meanwhile, there are people actually delusional enough to defend Brady; I guess "cheaters never prosper" went over their heads. Which brings us to...
The #1 Burning Question of the Week: Did Tom Brady get his just desserts?