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Hump Day Thoughts On Sports – 8/23/17

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Hey all – Steve here.

It’s hump day and I have arrived to entertain the living hell out of you. Well actually I am a bit under the weather so I am going to do my very best. And by very best I mean I don’t care very much. Sorry if I have started off a bit annoyed, but Rich Hill is pitching a perfect game against the Pirates into the 9th inning. You must be asking yourself…hey, self, Steve isn’t a Rich Hill fan or a Pirates fan so what’s going on? Well, what is going on is my damn fantasy baseball team. I have suffered through a horrible season, but I am still only 2 games out of the playoffs with 3 games to go. I still have a chance with almost zero room for wiggle room. However, Rich Hill is threatening to put a dagger right into my heart.

YES!!! The Dodgers made an error so the perfect game is gone and the winning run is on 2nd base for the Pirates with 1 out! Let’s Go Pirates!!

Annnnnnd the inning is over. Whatever. Let’s get to some of my thoughts on sports on this stupid hump day.

McGregor vs Mayweather

Listen, I get it that nobody is giving McGregor much of a chance, but does it even matter? Isn’t this all about the money? I’ll definitely be rooting for McGregor, but does he really have a chance on Saturday night? I read an article saying that his lack of experience may be his best asset heading into this fight. I’m not expert (yes I am), but if your best asset going into an event is your lack of experience then you might be in a bit of a pickle. McGregor is probably way over his head and I would LOVE if he upset Mayweather this Saturday but I just don’t see it happening. Fingers crossed and all that superstitious stuff.

Cavs-Celtics Trade

Just in case you have been living under a rock for the last 24 hours or so, you are well aware that the Cavs and Celtics have made a blockbuster trade.

*We interrupt this discussion about the trade to let you know that Josh Harrison just hit a walk-off homerun to beat Rich Hill and the Dodgers and in doing so, keeping the hope alive for Steve Farace’s fantasy baseball team.

So the trade sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first round pick in the 2018 draft. Now, at first glance it looks like the Cavs really made out ahead here. On second glance it looks like the Cavs really made out ahead here. It is a very high price tag, but the Celtics liked the pairing of Irving with new comer Gordan Hayward. Only time will tell who the real winner of this trade was, but I have a feeling that the answer today as well as the answer in the years to come will be the Cavs. They have set themselves up even in the event that LeBron leaves again.

That is all for this week people. A couple of big news stories and I am spent. Talk to you all next week. Admit it, I entertained the hell out of you!