Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

June 27th 2016
LeBron James and the NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers

2015 British Open Champion

Zach Johnson

Played on the old course at St. Andrews Scotland.  Zach Johnson (United States) won in a 4 hole playoff over Marc Leishman (Australia) and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.
Due to bad weather this was the first Open Championship to finish on a Monday since 1988.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year

Jason Belmonte
2013, 2014 and 2015 Chris Schenkle PBA Player of the Year

2011 NBA MVP

2011 NBA MVP
Derrick Rose
(Chicago Bulls)

Led the Bulls to their first 60+ win season since 1997-98.  Only the 3rd player in NBA history to record 2000 points and 600 assists in a single season.
(Michael Jordan and Lebron James the other 2).
At 22 years and 6 months, he was the youngest player to win the MVP.

Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 Stanley Cup Champions

June 12th 2016 - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 4 games 2 to win the Stanley Cup championship.  This is the fourth Stanley Cup for the Penguins franchise and the first since 2009.

Sidney Crosby (Penguin Captain) was named Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP.

2016 Belmont Stakes

Creator with Irad Ortiz Jr as jockey wins the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes.  He nosed out Destin and Lani (JPN) finished in 3rd.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

2003 Stanley Cup Final

2003 Stanley Cup Finals
June 9th 2003 

The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup after defeating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4 games to 3. Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) became the first goaltender to produce 7 playoff shutouts in a single-season. 

Anaheim goalie J.S. Giguere wins the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP, becoming only the fifth player, and fourth goaltender, in NHL history to have won the trophy as a member of the losing team.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2000 US Open Golf Tournament

100th US Open Golf Tournament
June 18th 2000
Pebble Beach, CA

Tiger Woods destroys the course and the competition with a 12 under par to win the first of his 3 US Open titles.
No other golfer finished the tournament under par and 2nd place was a tie between Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jiminez at +3.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2007 ASG: Alfonso Soriano's two-run home run

Major League All Star Game 
July 10th 2007
Alfonso Soriano hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to put the NL within a run

Monday, June 6, 2016

2000 World Series Champions

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets in a "Subway Series" to win their 3rd consecutive Series.  They were the first team to have a "3-peat" as world champions since the Oakland A's of 1972-73-74.

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

January 10th 2016
The first issue of Sports Illustrated of the 21st century
Peter Warrick of the National Champion Florida State Seminoles


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