One: Something called the McGladrey Classic will be the headline event this week in the golf world. It’s in Sea Island, Ga., and you might not recognize half the field. Among those who are signed up for the event are: well, you still wouldn’t recognize them. There are two more Champions Tour events, the AT&T Championship in San Antonio beginning Friday then it’s the year-ended, Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale. The LPGA will be in China for the Blue Bay LPGA.
Two: The World Series begins Tuesday in the American League park, Kansas City. San Francisco, which has won the championship two of the past four years, is the opponent. The Royals are going for their second world title, the first since 1985. The Giants are favored.
Three: Not only are there no unbeaten teams left in the NFL, there are only four teams with just one loss, Dallas, Philly, Arizona and Denver. That number will be reduced at least by one this week as Philly plays at Arizona Sunday. Denver plays the first game of the week, at home Thursday with San Diego, and Dallas plays the final game of the week, Monday at home against Washington.
Four: We’ve been spoiled the past two college football weekends. There have been dozens of games involving ranked teams – including Saturday night’s compelling contest between No. 2 Florida and No. 5 Notre Dame, decided by the referees in the Seminoles’ favor. This Saturday, however, does not have nearly the kind of matchups that we’ve see. There are only two games involving ranked teams, No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU and No. 20 USC at No. 19 Utah. One game that could be of interest is a rivalry game, unranked Michigan is at No. 8 Michigan State.