Super Saturday Sports Day

Submitted by Hotel Putingrad on July 14th, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Nadal v. Djokovic on ESPN

Belgium v. England on FOX

Tour de France on NBC

Baseball on everywhere later, and Verlander v. Tigers should be fun tomorrow.

Get your fix.



July 14th, 2018 at 1:18 PM ^

Tomorrow will be just absurd, with the men's final at Wimbledon, the TdF stage going through cobbles (almost invariably a crazy day when the Tour makes such an excursion, gripping stuff) and of course the World Cup Final. 

Less known, but local: The short course off-road races at ERX in Elk River, MN. Affordable and fun. Took my kids to the first day yesterday, we had a blast. 


July 14th, 2018 at 2:22 PM ^

Men's semi-final matches both go over 5 and 6 hours

Women 6-3 6-3 , bet is wasn't an hour.

Equal prize money.  Right there was the start of the convoluted world we now live in.

I'm just saying.

Goggles Paisano

July 14th, 2018 at 3:18 PM ^

Must have got downvoted by the PC crowd.  I really don't care about the relationship between gender and prize money.  It should be based on the revenue generated by the sport.  I don't really know if men's tennis generates more revenue than women's, but women's tennis is likely close as opposed to the large gap with the PGA tour vs. the LPGA.  


July 14th, 2018 at 2:32 PM ^

UFC on fs1 from 6-11pm (mountain).

All 3 kids had 2 hour practice this morning.

Currently watching 'Book of Manning' on sec network, after catching the end of 1997 championship football, big10.


July 14th, 2018 at 4:33 PM ^

TDF has had some good stages. Can’t believe cavendish and kittel have done nothing. Young sprinters are taking over if not for Sagan stealing one sprint and dominating the slight uphill stage. Mountains to come wonder if Froome or Thomas will lead sky and if anyone can beat them. 


July 14th, 2018 at 5:23 PM ^

Froome is the obvious pick, assuming he gets through the cobbles in one piece (didn't last time). He has a Giro in his legs, though, and it's been a long time since someone has been at their best after running a Giro. 

Cav is old, and while I haven't done any sort of study on it, I wonder if the rest of the field have caught up to him--one of his big advantages in his heyday was superior aerodynamics, and if other guys have mimicked his approach with better physical condition, he's got nothing to fall back on. Tough to see, but it is what it is. The young guys are really putting the old sprinters out to pasture. 

Sagan, OTOH, is in his prime and is incomparable at what he does. 


Perkis-Size Me

July 14th, 2018 at 5:27 PM ^

Minus the World Cup and Stanley Cup Finals, the summer is an absolute deadzone for sports. Just my personal opinion, but watching tennis and regular season baseball are probably the lowest on my sports totem pole. I’ll go to a baseball game, but that’s more a social outing than anything.