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This next few days is the time for big things in Gobbledygook sports:

The Soccer World Cup is wrapping up.

Wimbledon is wrapping up.

The Tour de France is going on.

The World Series of Poker Main Event is wrapping up.

The baseball All Star Break is coming up. 

ESPN keeps giving us Summer League Basketball.  Not sure why. 

Golf has like the John Deere Classic. 

There is like a Manny Pacquio fight.....a guy who should have retired years ago.

So, a lot of fufarol before the real sports get underway:  baseball pennant races and college and pro football.

Though...to sort of wet the appetite, apparently the Rugby World Cup will be getting started in a week.  Much more interesting perhaps than soccer WC.

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Teams involved in the Rugby World Cup, note that this tournament is not so Eurocentric.
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 1
 
KENYA 7S
V
TONGA 7S
 
Local time kick off 13:01AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 16:01, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 2
 
CANADA 7S
V
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 7S
 
Local time kick off 13:23AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 16:23, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 3
 
FRANCE 7S
V
JAMAICA 7S
 
Local time kick off 13:45AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 16:45, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 4
 
WALES 7S
V
ZIMBABWE 7S
 
Local time kick off 14:07AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 17:07, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 5
 
SAMOA 7S
V
UGANDA 7S
 
Local time kick off 14:29AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 17:29, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 6
 
RUSSIA 7S
V
HONG KONG 7S
 
Local time kick off 14:51AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 17:51, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 7
 
JAPAN 7S
V
URUGUAY 7S
 
Local time kick off 15:13AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 18:13, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Pre-round of 16, Match 8
 
IRELAND 7S
V
CHILE 7S
 
Local time kick off 15:35AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 18:35, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 9
 
SCOTLAND 7S
V
WINNER M1
 
Local time kick off 19:03AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 22:03, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 10
 
ARGENTINA 7S
V
WINNER M2
 
Local time kick off 19:25AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 22:25, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 11
 
AUSTRALIA 7S
V
WINNER M3
 
Local time kick off 19:47AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 22:47, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 12
 
ENGLAND 7S
V
WINNER M5
 
Local time kick off 20:09AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 23:09, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 13
 
NEW ZEALAND 7S
V
WINNER M6
 
Local time kick off 20:31AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 23:31, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 14
 
FIJI 7S
V
WINNER M7
 
Local time kick off 20:53AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 23:53, Fri 20 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 15
 
SOUTH AFRICA 7S
V
WINNER M8
 
Local time kick off 21:15AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 00:15, Sat 21 Jul 2018
 
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Round of 16, Match 16
 
USA 7S
V
WINNER M4
 
Local time kick off 21:37AT&T Park, San Francisco
Your Time - 00:37, Sat 21 Jul 2018

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Of the 24 teams in that field,   there are 6 from Europe,  5 from Australia/New Zealand/Oceania, 4 from Africa, and 3 form Asia, N.America, and S. America.

(I don't know why there cannot just be a UK team...they have to break it down to England, Scotland/Wales)

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On 7/13/2018 at 2:25 PM, The Gipper said:

This next few days is the time for big things in Gobbledygook sports:

The Soccer World Cup is wrapping up.

Wimbledon is wrapping up.

The Tour de France is going on.

The World Series of Poker Main Event is wrapping up.

The baseball All Star Break is coming up. 

ESPN keeps giving us Summer League Basketball.  Not sure why. 

Golf has like the John Deere Classic. 

There is like a Manny Pacquio fight.....a guy who should have retired years ago.

So, a lot of fufarol before the real sports get underway:  baseball pennant races and college and pro football.

Though...to sort of wet the appetite, apparently the Rugby World Cup will be getting started in a week.  Much more interesting perhaps than soccer WC.

France wins World Cup...in Soccer....but I bet that the Rugby WC will be more interesting.

Serena loses (Kerber), Djokovic wins  (but honestly... I would rather watch soccer than tennis)

John Cynn wins Poker Main Event

Pacquio beats up on some tomato can

Even though I am related to John Deere, I don't know who won his golf tournament...but I will pay attention to the majors.

Collin Sexton looks like a gem in those NBA summer games.

Does anyone give a Sheet about a Tour de France?   Now, if it were a Tour of America, that would be something worth paying a bit of attention to.

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17 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

CFL Winnipeg 25 Toronto 1 @ halftime.       Yawn.

you not kiddin'. Does Toronto's QB Franklin have that Tyrod look👀? even his HC coach has to be from the T.Haley family tree:lol:  

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