The Belmont Stakes - Saturday, June 20th, NBC, 2:45-6 p.m.
For possibly the first and only time The Belmont Stakes leads off the Triple Crown chase, and it's shorter than usual, and no fans. But did we mention YOU CAN BET ON IT?
Next Saturday Gronk and Shaq, two of the largest, most outgoing and popular figures in recent sports history, will team up for a virtual megaparty to benefit the NAACP and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The night, which will likely be the right kind of well-intended hot mess, will feature celebrity cameos, musical performances and be headlined by Shaq and Gronk squaring off in a set of six challenges. Maybe reading prompter will be one of them? We kid! Sort of. The afair will be live on TikTok and available at ShaqvsGronk.com at 8pm June 27th. Get your popcorn, energy drink and protein powder with Bud Light chaser ready.
LAST MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA
What does dad want most this Father's Day? Probably a nap. A good steak. Beer. Sports on TV. To be left alone. A nap. OK, aside from my wish list...what dad who loves sports, trivia and an easy humorous read wouldn't want our very own Ryan Hannable's new Ultimate Golf Trivia Book? With over 600 golf facts, nuggets and tidbits of info this is sure to be a can't miss gift for the golf fanatic dad who wants to bust out the wisdom and be the smartest guy on the course, have a fun read in the small room, or learn a little something on the way to dreamland. Light beer, seven iron and golf bag not included.
WORST GIFT IDEA FOR DAD EVER
For those who "miss the Whale", the old Hartford Whalers that is, rejoice today, for 14 years ago the relocated franchise, known then and for quite some time as the Carolina Hurricanes, won their one and only Stanley Cup, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 in Game 7.