It’s the weekend and what a weekend it should be. It’s going to be hot. Like really hot. Like so hot that even white trash will be swimming without their T-shirts on. Unfortunately, the sports scene will not be as hot. The two biggest sporting events are from sports that really haven’t been popular since 1965; boxing and horse racing. But let’s take a look at some things going on anyway.
> Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers. A battle of two of the best teams in the American League. A battle for first place in the AL Central. This is a potential ALCS preview. Wait…What’s that? That’s not true? These teams are the best two in the AL? This isn’t for first place? These teams suck? Oh, sorry. Are there any two more disappointing teams in baseball? (Maybe the Rockies but they overachieved last year so coming down this year isn’t that big of a surprise.) Detroit is 11 games under .500 and can’t pitch. Cleveland is 6 games under .500 and can’t hit (outside of Texas). These are the final four games of the Indians road trip. I said they had to go 7-4 to get back in the AL race. They are 3-4 right now.
> The Belmont Stakes. The future of horse racing rides with Big Brown. If he wins, he becomes the first triple crown winner in 30 years and the sport will never be bigger (in the last 25 years). If he loses, the sport loses and everyone who watches will feel they wasted their time. If he gets hurt and/or dies, the sport dies with him. The only downfall from Big Brown winning the Triple Crown, we get to hear more from his owner who needs to go away.
> Kelly Pavlik vs Gary Lockett for the WBC/WBO middleweight titles. You got to root for Ohio’s own Kelly Pavlik. He’s from Ohio, he’s undefeated, he does Rocky like training (lifting tractor tires and beer kegs) and he looks like he is Z’s son. Pavlik’s last two fights against Jermain Taylor have been very entertaining. I expect the same and guessing he will knock this English chump out in the sixth round.
> Roger Federer vs Rafeal Nadal. I’m assuming these two will meet in the French Open Final on Sunday morning. Nadal hasn’t lost in Paris ever. I think Fed will get him this time. He has looked off in some matches and lost to a few scrubs but this may be his last time to really win the French. He wants the career Grand Slam and I say he gets it. This should be a great match. I’m guess a 4-, maybe, 5-set win for Fed.
So there you have it. That’s what the sports weekend consists of. Oh wait, I’m wrong. I almost forgot. The Visa Men’s Gymnastics Championships are being shown on NBC, Sunday 2:00. I know some of my readers love to see built men in little spandex jump, flip and roll around. Sounds like a good weekend for the one’s of us who won’t be watching men in tights to get out and go to the pool and check out some young broads in bikinis. Enjoy.