MONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something has been gnawing at me about Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Both are practically perfect hitters, and in practically identical ways. It’s not just that they both hit the ball hard and far, but that they control the construction of each plate appearance: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Trout has a phenomenal batting eye — his chase rate is … Read moreMONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

COLLEGE PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR NFL DRAFT

The Notre Dame quarterback situation turned fascinating during the Citrus Bowl when Brian Kelly lifted Wimbush in favor of Book and then Book helped the Fighting Irish to a win against LSU. By  ANDY STAPLES The University of Central Florida held a ring ceremony for the undefeated football team. Former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett is leaving … Read moreCOLLEGE PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR NFL DRAFT

MICHAEL BARI SHOW FIRST ROUND NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

Since everyone puts out a mock draft, here is my version. You never know about trades so teams can get a specific player or stock pile picks. Obviously everyone talks about the number of first round QB’s but there are plenty of quality in this draft. The Cleveland Browns should trade the first pick. I … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW FIRST ROUND NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS

RAMBLERS OF LOYOLA CHICAGO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE-DUKE ROLLS

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers put the madness into March on Thursday afternoon in a first round stunner, knocking off No. 6 seed Miami 64-62 with a 3-pointer in the final second from Donte Ingram writes Kyle Boone of CBSSports. Not only did 35.6 percent of brackets pick this upset, but more brackets picked No. 11 Loyola-Chicago (9.5 percent) to make … Read moreRAMBLERS OF LOYOLA CHICAGO SURVIVE AND ADVANCE-DUKE ROLLS