Today is a BIG day!!
The World Cup begins. The U.S. Open begins. And the New York Mets look to score their first run of the season….
Today, droves of people will pretend to be DIE HARD soccer fans. They’ll buy jerseys. They’ll take off work to watch “their” team play. Hell, they may even paint their faces.
And in approximately four weeks, they’ll forget soccer ever existed.
It’s actually amazing.
So, Mother Russia is your host, and they’ll kick off the World Cup with the 1st match @ 11:00 A.M. EST. They’ll take on Saudi Arabia, the presumed worst team in Group A. The rest of their group is made up of Uruguay and Egypt. In other words, the host country has received a cake walk into the next round. If only that was a coincidence….
Here are the rest of the groups:
Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Iran
France, Denmark, Peru, and Australia
Argentina, Croatia, Nigeria, Iceland
Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, and Costa Rica
Germany, Sweden, Mexico, and South Korea
Belgium, England, Tunisia, and Panama
Colombia, Poland, Japan, and Senegal
Team to feel bad for: Morocco
Landing in a group with Spain and Portugal just seems like slow, painful, torture to me.
Underdog with a chance: Colombia
If they beat Germany, and that’s the biggest IF ever, they have a chance.
World Cup Champion: Brazil
Brazil is the Vegas favorite (+400) to win the World Cup. Having not won a World Cup since 2002 (pobre Brazil), they’re due.
U.S. Open (Golf)
The 1st round of the U.S. Open will be played today. This year’s U.S. Open is being hosted by Shinnecock Hills, right in my back yard. 156 golfers will tee-it-up on Thursday in hopes to raise that trophy on Sunday evening. Shinnecock Hills was last home to the U.S. Open in 2004, a tournament won by Retief Goosen.
The Vegas favorite this week is Dustin Johnson (+900). After winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic this past weekend, DJ looks to be back to his winning ways.
Not that he has a chance to win, but Tiger Woods (+1600) is playing in his 1st U.S. Open since 2015 (where he missed the cut), and last won in 2008.
My money’s on Jordan Spieth (+1400). Not a long shot by any stretch of the imagination. Just my humble opinion.
Worst. Offense. EVER!!
The New York Mets’ offense is taking anemic to a whole new level. Since June 1st (10 games), they have scored 14 runs. That’s less, over the same time span, than some individual players. Evan Gattis has driven in 18 runs since June 1st.
The Mets are literally wasting Jacob deGrom’s prime. Over his last 10 starts, deGrom has lowered his e.r.a. from 3.24 to 1.55, giving up a total of 6 runs, and has only won two of those starts. THAT’S EMBARRASSING!!!!
Oh, and the Mets as a team, have lost 10-of-their-last-11 games. The near future doesn’t look any brighter either, with their next eight games on the road (Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies).
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