Podcast Ep46: UFC202, Football in Full Swing, Tiger’s Back

September 8, 2016 •

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 46

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The silly season well and truly got the better of us and we took 3 weeks off. Alas we’re back chained to the microphones for the next 10 months and there’ll be no more such gaps in programming.

UFC202

Long after the rest of the world has largely forgotten about UFC202 we finally get around to chatting about it. McGregor ground out a decision to set up a trilogy fight at some point in the future against Nate Diaz. It was one of many great fights on the PPV card, after a disappointing undercard. It’s looking like the next stop for the McGregor hype train is a fight against Eddie Alvarez who began talking it up during the week in an interview with Ariel Helwani.

Whether or not that will be in New York at UFC205 in November or over the festive season in Las Vegas remains to be seen.

Football

The domestic football leagues got off to a stuttering start with an international break coming after just 3 games. In England, Man City, Man United, and Chelsea have all won all of their first 3 games and this weekends sees the Manchester derby with another instalment of Pep vs Jose, this time in the grim North rather than sunny Spain.

During the break Big Sam’s England showed that their problems are more down to the Indians than the Chief, barely scraping past Slovakia thanks to a 95th minute goal after a poor performance

Golf

After two back surgeries late in 2015 and much talk of ‘frustration’ followed by ‘progressing’, Tiger Woods has finally made some noise around a return to competitive golf. He’s slated to tee it up at the Safeway Open in October and has also tentatively agreed to play the Turkish Airlines Open and the Hero World Challenge in December. Surely now, another green jacket next April at Augusta is a mere formality! What would represent a good result for Tiger at the Safeway? Probably just making the cut at this stage.