Mission Impossible, ACTRA strike, Alcaraz, McIlroy, Curry, Lebron, DHop, Messi. UFC Vegas 77, FN 225
We covered a ton of events from the weekend. We started with Mission Impossible review and then a discussion about the Actors strike! Our fun conversation turned to tennis, golf, NBA, NFL, MLS and Indy racing. We finished by reviewing UFC Vegas 77 and Previewing UFC Fight Night 225!
Jason Cameron went to the new Mission Impossible movie over the weekend and after seeing it gave it a 8 out of 10 for a review! That segued our convo into the Actors joining the picket lines and striking putting the film industry at a stand still in North America. We at the Network are greatly affected by this and fingers crossed hope they can come to an agreement very soon.
The boys discussed the amazing underdog victory by Carlos Alcaraz dethroning the Novak Djokovic in the Men's singles final of Wimbledon. After dropping the first set 6 to 1 he was able to outlast the four time reigning champ Joker! Novak had almost become unbeatable so this was an incredible feat for the 20 year old Spaniard!
We stayed across the pond to talk briefly about Rory McIlroy who
disappointed the home town Scottish crowd by birdieing the final two holes to beat Scotland's own Robert McIntyre by one shot. This bodes well for Rory heading into the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool this week. McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug the last time the Open was held on this course.
Speaking of golf the American Century Championship had a few viral moments over the weekend. On Saturday Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors got a hole in one and ended up with the lead heading into Sunday. He closed out the victory with a walk off eagle putt on the 18th hole and celebrated with a huge running hug with his wife.
Turning to basketball we talked about the Phoenix Suns roster construction. They have huge contracts signed with KD, Book, Beal and Ayton and have 11 players on minimum contracts. Also with basketball we mentioned Lebron James decision to change his number back to 23 to honor Bill Russell and remove #6 from rotation after the league retired that number after Bill's passing.
The big DeAndre Hopkins saga looks to be close to ending as the Tennessee Titans have agreed in principle to a two year deal to bring him into the fold.
Lionel Messi one of the greatest and highest paid athletes of all time was finally introduced to the local fans of inter Miami of MLS. The crazy thing was it went under the radar in North America amazingly enough.
We talked about the huge announcement of Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou agreeing to a boxing match to take place in Saudi Arabia on October 28th. This is for the baddest man on the planet title!
We completed this episode with a review of UFC Vegas 77. It was a terrible card and so it was fairly brief. We previewed the UFC Fight Night 225 that takes place at the O2 Arena in London early on Saturday July 22nd.
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