The First Game of Week 26 will most likely be determined by senior citizen golfers as the US Senior Open takes center stage. In 2008, when the Old Guard last played the Open in Broadmoor, Argentina's Eduardo Romero shot 274 and took the title, beating runner-up Fred Funk by four strokes.
As usual this time of year, the GridCard has a full slate of Saturday MLB action, including an inter-league matchup between the Cubs and Twins. The top two teams in the AL East are featured both Saturday and Sunday when the Yankees play host to the Red Sox. The Murderer's Row HR Prop Bet--which has garnered lots of play the last few weeks--appears twice. World Cup enters the Knockout Stage Saturday. Players should know that only the first goal in any Shootout counts toward the O/U 2.5.
The Second Game of the GridCard offers nine MLB bets, including more inter-league action as the Tigers travel to Wrigley Stadium for two games against the Cubs. NASCAR--a Confidence Pick again this week--races the Overton 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway, and the World Cup Round of 16 continues Monday and Tuesday.
GridCard Prop Bets have provided some amazing GridCard moments--most recently, Ronaldo missing a penalty kick. But this week The GridCard goes down the rabbit hole into the world of competitive eating. Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has two slots on the Ticker so, like it or not, everyone will be placing at least one bet on the this gluttonous American tradition. Ranked first in the world by Major League Eating, Joey Chestnut comes in as a 3-hot dog favorite. Last year, he broke his own the world record and earned his 10th Mustard Belt by eating 72 wieners. But with this year's forecast calling for high humidity and temperatures in the 90s, the GCC set the Over/Under at 70.