Mothers day can sometimes be more of a chore. It’s Mom’s excuse to make you watch chick flicks with her and buy her flowers. Father’s day is a little more fun, because after you give dad his gifts and tell him happy Father’s day, most Dads don’t like you to continue kissing up to them. Most Dad’s want to spend the rest of the day watching sports. And luckily, if you and your father are sports fans, today gives you a nice selection of sporting events to watch.
Can Phil Mickelson Finish off his First U.S. Open win?
Today is not only Father’s day for Phil Mickelson, but it also happens to be Lefty’s 43rd birthday. So all should line up for Phil Mickelson to finally win his first U.S. Open right? Well this isn’t the first time that he has entered Sunday with the lead, and while it would be a great story Carl Schwartzel, Hunter Mahan, and Steve Stricker are all nipping on Lefty’s heels. While the U.S. Open’s final day teed off at 12 this afternoon, you can watch Lefty tee off at 3:20 on NBC.
Can the Phillies Actually win a Series Against a Mediocre Team?
The Phillies had an encouraging 8-7 comeback win Friday night, against a Rockies team that has been surprisingly above .500 thus far in 2013. Saturday, the scripts flipped quickly as Wilin Rosario led the Rockies to a 10-5 beatdown of Jonathan Pettibone and the Phillies. Regardless of the fact that they can hit, I refuse to believe the Rockies are a very good team. This was a team coming into the season that was looked at as one of the worst teams in baseball, and the Phillies need to get a series win today, as they send Cole Hamels to the mound. Hamels has been hot as of late, and it would be nice if he made it nice and easy on the Phillies and gave eight scoreless innings, before handing the ball off to Jonathan Papelbon to finish off the win in the game and the series. Obviously Hamels is going to need some help at the plate, which as bad hard for him to come by at times this season. The game is available on PHL 17 at 4:10 P.M.
Can the Spurs Respond to LeBron and D-Wade’s Game Four Perfromance??
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James both gave superstar-type performances in a must-win game four, both scoring over 30 points in route to tying the NBA Finals at two a piece. While it would be nice for the Heat to take a 3-2 lead in the series, it isn’t a must-win like it is for the Spurs. The Spurs lost all momentum after game four, and they can’t allow the Heat to continue to build momentum heading back to Miami for games six and seven. Tonight is a night that Tony Parker needs to get help from not only Gary Neal and Danny Green, but Manu Ginobili needs to round back into being Manu Ginobili for the last few games if the Spurs are going to win this series. The Spurs also need to cut down on the turnovers to prevent LeBron from getting out in transition and getting in a groove. If the Spurs can do that, and keep the lane closed like the did in games one through three, then the Spurs will head back to Miami one game away from winning an NBA title. The game will begin on ABC at 8 P.M.