13) Sign of the times; Sounds like junior college football teams will join the Ivy League and play their football seasons in the spring of 2021. Next spring could be a very busy time in sports.
12) Rough weather day in Korea Sunday; all five KBO games got rained out, so they’ll play the games on Monday, which is usually an off day in the KBO.
11) KBO pitcher named HK Yu is what they call a crafty lefty; doesn’t throw hard, uses his wits and location to get guys out. They showed one pitch he threw this season, a 49 mph curveball that the batter took.
Almost looked like the old Folly Floater that Steve Hamilton threw back in the 70’s
10) Race for playoff spots in the KBO:
1) NC Dinos 39-17
2) Kiwoom Heroes 35-24
3) Doosan Bears 34-24
4) Kia Tigers 30-25
5) LG Twins 30-27
6) Samsung Lions 30-29
7) KT Wiz 29-29
8) Lotte Giants 27-29
Top five spots make the playoffs.
9) Random NFL stats:
— Chargers are 0-10 ATS against teams coming off a bye week.
— Jaguars are 0-5 ATS against teams coming off a bye week.
8) Pac-12 commish Larry Scott, Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill both tested positive for the coronavirus. We wish them, and the thousands of other people who tested positive, a speedy recovery. The virus doesn’t doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor; wear a mask.
7) Last time Knicks won a playoff game: May 16, 2013
Last time the Lakers won a playoff game: May 18, 2012
6) Colin Morikawa banked $1,116,000 when he won the golf tournament in Ohio Sunday; a gambler in Illinois pocketed $1.1M thanks to Morikawa’s heroics.
Kudos to Peter Malnati, who was 4-under after two rounds, but shot an 84 Saturday; no bueno. Malnati improved to a 68 on Sunday, not making himself much more money (he only moved up one spot) but that shows strength in his game, that he didn’t pack it in for the week.
5) Golfer Marc Warren was the 1,258th-ranked golfer in the world before he won the European Tour event in Austria this week; he won despite playing without a caddy.
4) NBA trivia; Allen Iverson scored 37 points in three games for the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009-10 season. He also played 54 games for the Pistons and three years for Denver, after leaving Philadelphia.
3) Was watching an old episode of Hard Knocks; Cleveland Browns had a receiver named Corey Coleman who had over 1,000 pairs of sneakers in his house. The guy had this area with all the shoes neatly arranged; that’s six figures worth of sneakers. Wow.
2) Houston Chronicle ran an obituary section in Sunday’s paper; it was 43 pages.
43 freakin’ pages of obituaries in one city; please wear a mask when you go out.
1) Over 135,000 Americans have died from the Coronavirus, and things seem to getting worse, especially in Florida, Texas, Arizona.
Meanwhile in New Zealand, all COVID-related restrictions were lifted.
It helps to have an honest, competent government in charge of things.
TV highlight of the day: Golf, car racing; not a great day. Lousy movie day.