The sports calendar tends to slow to a halt in early July, but it does signal the last month without football games until March. Until NFL Training Camps open in a few weeks; Major League Baseball, MLS, and Wimbledon have the spotlight to themselves. This week isn’t deprived of excitement, so in addition to celebrating America’s birthday, enjoy the action noted below.
- No games or Training Camps this week, but the DeShaun Watson drama, Baker Mayfield saga and other questions still remain unanswered.
- Last week saw a landscape altering announcement of USC and UCLA leaving the PAC 12 for the B1G. Tune into The Irrational Confidence Podcast (@IRConfidencePod) for our immediate reaction.
- Buckle up for reactionary moves by the PAC 12 , ACC, and possibly other schools like Notre Dame, Oregon, and Washington, among others.
- The NHL Draft is Thursday, July 7th
- NBA Free Agency is alive and well. Keep an eye on KD, Kyrie and others who are looking to form a super team.
- The Round of 16 commences from the All England Lawn and Tennis Club as the tournament moves toward crowing the champions. You can catch all the action live on ESPN/ ESPN2/ ABC and the Tennis Channel all week. It is the 100th anniversary of Centre Court.
- Women’s Final is on Saturday, July 9th at 9am EST
- Men’s Final is on Sunday, July 10th at 9am EST
- As we enter the week, there is a 4 way tie atop of the Eastern Conference Table with Montreal, NYCFC, New York Red Bulls, and Philadelphia with 29 Points.
- The Western Conference Table is led by LAFC with 36 Points.
- Orlando City vs DC United (July 4th)
- Colorado vs Austin (July 4th)
- LA Galaxy vs CF Montreal (July 4th)
- El Trafico: LAFC vs LA Galaxy (July 8th 10pm EST) ESPN
- Philadelphia vs DC United (July 8th 7:30pm EST) ESPN
- Orlando City vs Inter Miami (July 9th)
- NYCFC vs New England (July 9th 1pm ) FOX/FS1
- Seattle vs Portland (July 9th 4:30pm) FOX/FS1
- Charlotte vs Nashville (July 9th 7pm) FOX/FS1
- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (Monday thru Wednesday)
- St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves (Monday thru Thursday)
- Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox (Monday thru Wednesday)
- New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (Thursday thru Sunday)
- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (Thursday thru Sunday)
- Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals (Friday thru Sunday)
Have a great week celebrating the 4th of July. Don’t forget to tune into The Irrational Confidence Podcast as we countdown our College Football Pre-Season Top 25.
College Football Media Days, the MLB All Star Game and NFL Training Camps are only a couple weeks away!