Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/4/13

Football returns with the Hall of Fame Game [Sunday Sports Thread]

8/4/13 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/4/13For those of you starved for football action, your wish is finally granted tonight as the NFL preseason gets underway with the Hall of Fame Game, between the Dolphins and Cowboys. Sure it will look like a UFL game halfway through the second quarter, and an XFL game by the fourth quarter, but I'm guessing most people don't care.

Also on tap this Sunday is a full day of baseball. There's two big races today, as Sprint Cup takes to Pocono, while IndyCar hits the challenging Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In golf, it looks like someone other than Inbee Park will win a major at the Women's British Open, while the main question at the Bridgestone is how many strokes will Tiger win by. There's also MLS, tennis, X Games, and swimming.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:
 
1:08 – White Sox (Rienzo) at Tigers (Porcello)
1:10 – Cardinals (Lynn) at Reds (Leake)
1:10 – Royals (Santana) at Mets (Wheeler)

1:10 – Indians (Kazmir) at Marlins (Eovaldi)
1:35 – Mariners (Saunders) at Orioles (Chen)
1:35 – Diamondbacks (McCarthy) at Red Sox (Doubront) – TBS
1:35 – Rockies (Nicasio) at Pirates (Burnett)
1:40 – Giants (Moscoso) at Rays (Hernandez)
2:10 – Nationals (Jordan) at Brewers (Lohse)
2:10 – Astros (Keuchel) at Twins (Pelfrey)
2:20 – Dodgers (Fife) at Cubs (Villaneuva)
3:35 – Blue Jays (Buehrle) at Angels (Wilson)
4:05 – Rangers (Holland) at Athletics (Griffin)
4:10 – Yankees (Hughes) at Padres (Kennedy)
8:00 – Braves (Wood) at Phillies (Lee) – ESPN
 
Preseason NFL:
 
8:00 – Hall of Fame Game: Dallas vs. Miami – NBC
 
Racing:
 
1:00 – NASCAR Sprint Cup GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway – ESPN
3:00 – Izod IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – NBCSN
7:00 – NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Northwest Nationals – ESPN2
 
Soccer:
 
7:30 – MLS: New England vs. Toronto
 
Golf:
 
In progress – Women’s British Open Final Round – ESPN2
2:00 – PGA: WGC Bridgestone Invitational Final Round – CBS
 
Tennis:
 
3:00 – ATP: Citi Open Final – ESPN2 (bold because it's in DC, hometown tournament represent)
5:00 – WTA: Southern California Open Final – ESPN2
 
X Games:
 
3:00 – X Games Los Angeles – ABC
5:00 – X Games Los Angeles – ESPN
 
Swimming:
 
4:00 – FINA World Championships – NBC
 
Lacrosse:
 
5:00 – MLL: Denver at New York – CBS Sports Network
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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8/5/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11935 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Somebody needs to do a fantasy football pick-em 

Indeed , lazy bast**d ! 

8/4/13   |   JenX63   |   32429 respect

Sharp Square wrote:
And the NFL is back !  cool  

I can feel the excitement from the overload of posts and replies , its electric indecision




 

Somebody needs to do a fantasy football pick-em 

8/4/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

Eric_ wrote:
You know I heartyou, Jess, but I'm mad at your M's. They did not do my team any favors at all this week.

Oh trust me - You're not as mad at them as I was Thursday...I'm willing to bet. I woke up Friday still upset with them, like a messed up hangover of sorts.

8/4/13   |   JenX63   |   32429 respect

It's sad this is the last time the X games will be in LA.....they are as always awesome. US leads in most medals won overall.

 

8/4/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61191 respect

Miami looks quite familiar....Not in a good way

8/4/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jess wrote:
I'm having a most wonderful sports day! (Sorry Eric...after that heartbreaking series sweep by Boston it feels good to have the M's leave Baltimore with a series win)..and now football is back! You're right - I don't care that it is the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Cris Collinsworth. Just enjoying the sounds of the game right now.

You know I heartyou, Jess, but I'm mad at your M's. They did not do my team any favors at all this week.

8/4/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

I'm having a most wonderful sports day! (Sorry Eric...after that heartbreaking series sweep by Boston it feels good to have the M's leave Baltimore with a series win)..and now football is back! You're right - I don't care that it is the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Cris Collinsworth. Just enjoying the sounds of the game right now.

8/4/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Sharp Square wrote:
And the NFL is back !  cool  

I can feel the excitement from the overload of posts and replies , its electric indecision




 

I'm trying my best here. Lead horse to water, can't make them drink, etc. etc.

8/4/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61191 respect

It's almost 8. Yay!

8/4/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11935 respect

And the NFL is back !  cool  

I can feel the excitement from the overload of posts and replies , its electric indecision




 

8/4/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

And then they give up the lead on a homer by Henry Blanco. Argh.

8/4/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

It took the Orioles six innings to score runs off Joe Saunders, and it took a homer by Danny Valencia of all people. I'll take it.