A new week and another chance to start a conversation using your sports knowledge.
It’s going to be the best week ever,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NFL (National Football League)
The shocking move over the weekend that still has everyone talking is the retirement of Andrew Luck, 29, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. He only played six seasons but injuries have taken a toll not only on his body but his psyche, saying injuries have taken his joy of the sport away. Surprisingly, the Colts are not going to ask for any of his $24.8 million signing bonus back, even though he didn’t fulfill his contract. GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
Former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and NHL (National Hockey League) player P.K. Subban surprised us with their engagement. The two have been dating since early 2018 and Subban showed that diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend, proposing with an emerald engagement ring. (Her favorite color is green and an emerald is his birthstone). GOING TO THE CHAPEL
Saving the best for last, Rory McIlroy won the final tournament of the Tour Championship (aka the PGA – Professional Golfers Association - season) and the biggest paycheck of the year. He won the FedEx Cup yesterday and along with that, $15 million in prize money. McIlroy has won this tournament twice in the past four years. A GOOD WEEK TO BE RORY
Also celebrating is the newest Little League World Series champions, the team from Louisiana, who shutout Curacao yesterday to claim the global title. ATTA BOYS!
Two former #1 ranked players will face-off in the first round of the U.S. Open (tennis) tonight. Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova tonight at 7 pm EST. The Open is also the #1 favorite tournament of celebrities, who have already been flocking to the pre-tournament festivities. SPOTTED
What to watch
It’s tradition for Boston Red Sox (MLB - Major League Baseball) fans to sing “Sweet Caroline” after the 7th inning stretch. Well, the San Diego Padres took advantage of homefield advantage and while they started playing the Sox fans' favorite song, they rickrolled it, cutting out to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” KARAOKE GONE RIGHT?