With the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers set to play their preseason contest tonight, it’s hard not to think of Dwight Clark and “The Catch” from their 1982 NFC Championship game. Appropriately, the 49ers announced yesterday that they would honor Clark — who died in June after a battle with ALS — with a decal on their helmets and a statue in front of Levi’ Stadium. The statue will be exactly 23 yards apart from a statue of Joe Montana, the same distance of their famous touchdown connection. On the field, the Niners (6-10; No. 29 in Dunkel’s 2017 NFL Rankings) and Cowboys (9-7; No. 14) will get their preseasons officially underway and you can get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NFL schedule by clicking HERE.
In the CFL, the Edmonton Eskimos (5-2, No. 5 in Dunkel’s CFL Rankings) try to stay within shouting distance of West Division-leading Calgary as they head to BC tonight to face the Lions (2-4; No. 8). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full CFL schedule, click HERE.
In MLB action, both the Pirates and Giants are currently on the outside looking in on the NL playoff chase as they open a critical four-game set in San Francisco tonight. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full MLB schedule, click HERE.
And the WNBA has three games on the schedule today, including the Minnesota Lynx heading out to Las Vegas to play the Aces. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full WNBA schedule, click HERE.