The Heat Is On - 5 Things You Need To Know About August

How is it August already? Time flies when you’re having fun and here’s a month’s worth of conversation starters.


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Five Things You Need To Know About August Sports

1. Enshrined controversy. All eyes are on Canton, OH this week as the newest members of the NFL (National Football) Hall of Fame will be inducted. Who will be there? The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, who will play in the first preseason game. Who won’t be there? Terrell Owens. He is being enshrined but is not attending because he doesn’t like how the media portrayed him during his career nor the fact that his name was on the ballot for three years until he was voted in. He’ll be the first living inductee to miss the ceremony. HIS LOSS


2. Looking to the stars. While most kids are off at camp making s’mores and stargazing, little leaguers everywhere are dreaming of ending their summer in Williamsport, PA in the Little League World Series (August 16-26). More than 45 MLB (Major League Baseball) players played in the Little League World Series as kids, so dreams do come true. DREAM BIG


3. Hitting the links. You may have an eye on the looming fall weather to hit the links but the PGA (Professional Golfers Association) is winding down with the PGA Championship (August 9-12). This year marks the 100th Championship, which is the fourth and final major of the season. OLD ENOUGH TO BE ON A SMUCKERS JAR


4. Time to tailgate. Say sayonara to your adulting Saturdays and hello to breakfast beers out of a red Solo cup in a parking lot because college football starts this month on the 25th.The Alabama Crimson Tide will be defending their title this season. We’ll fill you in on all things college football in a Five Things To Know coming soon. TAILGATING FAVORITES


5. Stop all the racket. Tennis' U.S. Open is the final Grand Slam tournament of the year (August 27-September 9). Like golf, which also has a U.S. Open, tennis has four major tournaments but they’re called Grand Slam tournaments. This is Serena Williams’ last chance to claim her record 24th Grand Slam before the season is over.  BUT WILL OLYMPIA BE THERE?


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