Pack Your Bags


Smooth sailing into the weekend small talk.


Ahoy Matey,

The Last Night’s Game Team

College Football

“Week Zero” of college football starts this weekend. Why is it called week zero? Consider it a warm up to the big kickoff to college football next weekend. There are two games this weekend including one between in-state rivals Florida and Miami. ESPN College GameDay will be broadcasting from Walt Disney World and not everyone thinks it’s the happiest set location on earth. THE SUNSHINE GAME


Want to know more about college football? Check out our five things you need to know. READ


It’s been two years in the making but the XFL (Xtreme Football League) has released the names and logos of its eight teams that will debut in February 2020. The independent league is meant to fill the gap between the NFL (National Football League) season with NFL quality players. The AAF (Alliance of American Football) tried and failed last year so everyone is already a bit skeptical. COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

Sideline stat

The final PGA (Professional Golfers Association) tournament of the season is this weekend and the top 30 golfers will hit the greens battling for a $15 million check. While we can agree prize money is great, what everyone is really talking about is #1 ranked golfer Brooks Koepka posing in the buff for the ESPN Body Issue, which will be released September 4. SHOOTING THE BREEZE

Coaches’ corner

We will soon find out who the Little League World Series Champions are. Hawaii advances to their second straight U.S. Championship and they will play the team from Eastbank (Louisiana) on Saturday. The winner of that game will face the winner of the international bracket, either Japan or Curacao, on Sunday night to determine the overall LLWS Champion. HOIST THE TROPHY



What to watch

It’s the one weekend of the year where MLB players can express themselves. On Players Weekend, the league loosens up a bit and allows players to wear crazy cleats without a threat of a fine and jerseys with their nicknames on the back. This year’s monochrome black or white uniforms feature some of the best nicknames including “Not Justin” (Shane Bieber – Cleveland Indians), “Dup There It Is” (Jon Duplantier – Arizona Diamondbacks) and the lettuce emoji (Chad Bettis – Colorado Rockies). GETTING WILD