I haven’t lived my life as a Notre Dame supporter to not vote for whichever candidate Lou Holtz endorses. He’s a Fighting Irish legend. The man who led them to their last national championship. The moral compass of their program back in the days of their Catholics vs. Convicts rivalry with Miami. And the crazy grandpa of ESPN’s college football coverage. So you’re damned right I’m not making a decision about who should have the nuclear launch codes without getting Coach Lou’s advice.
And you have to admire Holtz’s logic. He’s played Donald Trump’s golf courses and stayed at his hotels. Therefore he knows he’s going to be the kind of president who gives the country the divot-free fairways, well-raked bunkers and perfectly cut greens we deserve. The man who’ll Make America’s Hotels Great Again. If The Donald is good enough to get endorsed by a celebrity guest who probably got a free stay-and-play package at his resort, then by god he should be good enough for you and me.
Let’s just hope Holtz goes stumping for Trump on the day of the Indiana primary. The voters deserve his patented campaign speech.
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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
NBA playoffs: Heat at Raptors, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA playoffs: Trail Blazers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Lightning at Islanders, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Sharks at Predators, 9 p.m. (USA)
NHL playoffs: Stars at Blues, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
— The NBA has made an attempt to me be more accountable regarding its officiating, and Monday night’s finish in San Antonio undoubtedly will lead to another acknowledgement from the league of a refereeing error. In fact, the officials themselves admitted their mistake before they left the building.
It didn’t turn out as bad as it could have, as the Spurs ended up stealing the inbounds pass and had a shot to win the game. But still, San Antonio was not pleased that no foul was called.
“I was trying to pressure the ball, and he kind of created room with his elbow,” Ginobili said. “It’s a very awkward play. It doesn’t happen very often. So I guess they didn’t see it. With all that, we complain about that, but what can we do? We had the ball. We had a great shot. We had a few other opportunities. So things happened.”
Lakers legend Magic Johnson was more direct, tweeting: Waiters foul on Ginobili was the worst missed call in playoff history.
Lead official Ken Mauer explained to a pool reporter that his crew simply blew it.
“On the floor, we did not see a foul on the play,” Mauer said. “However, upon review we realize and we agree we should have had an offensive foul on the play. It’s a play we’ve never seen before, ever. We should have had an offensive foul on the play.”
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who talked to the referees when the game ended, echoed previous comments from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade when asked if the league’s acknowledgement of a mistake would lessen the blow.
“No, it won’t mean anything if they do that,” Popovich said. “The game’s over.”
— Leicester City, a 5,000-to-1 shot at the start of the Premier League soccer season, clinched its first-ever title Monday night when second-place Tottenham settled for a 2-2 tie with Chelsea, much to the chagrin of English bookmakers.
The Foxes’ title reportedly will cost the gambling houses $11.4 million.
Leicester players watched the game at the home of leading scorer Jamie Vardy, after the celebrated with chants of “Championes! Championes! Ole! Ole! Ole!”
“Nobody believed we could do it, but here we are — Premier League champions and deservedly so,” Leicester captain Wes Morgan said. “I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys, we’re like brothers.”
Leicester City, a team that was playing in the second tier two years ago and nearly was relegated out of the Premier League last season, captured the attention of sports fans all over Great Britain — and the world — with an incredible season against far wealthier and far more star-studded teams.
Tweeted British Prime Minister David Cameron: Many congratulations to Leicester. An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.
Harrison, who has one year remaining on his contract, said after the Steelers’ playoff loss to the Broncos that he would take some time to determine his future.
Wrote Harrison on Monday: I’ll be 38 on Wednesday and I’m feeling just like a fine wine. Getting better with age.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said over the weekend that Harrison’s return was anticipated.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 3, 1999, which Red Sox catcher made his first major league hit count, hitting a grand slam in the first inning against the A’s in a game the Sox would lose in the 10th despite have a 7-0 lead after two innings?
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Patriots selection of Jacoby Brissett and what that means for Tom Brady and his suspension, and more importantly Jimmy Garropolo.
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We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day and weekend.
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