Manic Monday

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It’s a week of rebirth in sports with O.J. starting over as a free man, one team’s giant payday and the start of the baseball playoffs.  

 

Reboot and refresh,

The Last Night’s Game Team

 

PS – Our team was born and raised in Las Vegas and we’d be remiss if we didn’t send our love and prayers to the families affected in last night’s tragedy. Spread a little extra kindness today while so many are hurting.


NFL (National Football League)

Karma. Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson gave his first NFL paycheck to three stadium employees who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. On Sunday, he went out and led his team to a massive victory, breaking a franchise scoring record in the process. See nice guys do finish first.

Golf

Hail to the Chief. The Presidents Cup lived up to its name with visits from former presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. President Trump was there to present the trophy to Team U.S.A. who took home their seventh tournament win in a row.

You want fries with that shake? The crowds at the Presidents Cup were in a festive mood and they came up with songs to taunt with the opposing players. There was one song about Si Woo Kim, that no golfer is soon to forget. Listen here.

Overtime

Under the cloak of darkness, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL player O.J. Simpson, was released from jail early Sunday morning. Simpson, who enjoyed McDonald’s as his first meal as a free man, will ride out his parole living in Las Vegas.  

Sideline stat

In college football, big schools (ex. LSU – Louisiana State University) pay small schools (ex. Troy University) to play them so they can get an easy win. In this case Troy didn’t get the memo. They went into LSU, beat them on homecoming and boasted about their win and their payday ($985,000) on Twitter.

Coaches’ corner

It’s time for the MLB (Major League Baseball) playoffs. The wild card games start tomorrow. If you want exciting baseball, these are the games to watch. The teams play one game to see who advances to the post season. There are two wild card teams that advance to the playoffs per league (American and National League). They will join the four division winners from each league on the road to the World Series. Here's the schedule.