2022 was a year of memorable moments in the sports world, and plenty of events took place. The World Cup and Olympics, while on a national level each sport/entertainment entity had its fifteen minutes of fame.Globally, one country won the hearts of everyone. Morocco became the first African nation to get to the semifinals of the World Cup. Their path included beating Belgium, Canada, Spain, … Continue reading Year of 2022 in Sports
The United States will have to wait four years for two things: home-field advantage and revenge. Saturday morning, defender Denzel Dumfries scored to give the Netherlands a 3-1 advantage in the 81st minute and washed away any hopes of a USA comeback.Off a beautiful cross from defender Daley Blind who was to the right of the goalposts, Dumfries shot a laser past USA goalkeeper Matt … Continue reading USA is Out, Morocco Advances, and France is looking for a repeat
Since 1930, the quadrennial event has taken place filled with excitement and bringing the globe together to see who is the World Cup champion as countries battle for supremacy. Uruguay had the privilege of hosting the first event and was crowned the winner after defeating Argentina 4-2 (fifa.com). In 2018, the last World Cup, France lifted the trophy in celebration after beating Croatia 4-2. Kylian … Continue reading The World Cup is here, and the extravaganza returns Sunday
When it comes to the Minnesota Vikings, it’s a tale of a two-sided coin.Flip a coin. Heads.A 39-yard missed field goal by Gary Anderson in 1998, and a 27-yard missed field goal by Blair Walsh in 2016 for a chance to move on in the playoffs. In 2010, Brett Favre threw a pick and gave the Saints a game-winning field goal.Four years after Favre, Joe … Continue reading Minneapolis Madness: Have the Vikings restored faith for their fans?
In the NFL, the average retirement age is 27.6 (rbcwealthmanagement.com). However, quarterbacks stretch their careers out a bit out of love for the game or to retire before changing teams and causing chaos on the Madden cover (Brett Favre). Tom Brady didn’t repeat the same mistake Brett Favre did, but Brady might want to consider hanging up his boots after this year. Looking at the … Continue reading Time to hang up those boots, or shall we say cleats?
Let’s be clear. The Oklahoma City Thunder has played two games and is 0-2. The first was against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where they lost 115-109 Wednesday night, and a loss to the Denver Nuggets 122-117.Before the season for all three teams began, the Pioneer Press predicted the Nuggets finish fourth, the Wolves finish seventh, and the Thunder finish last. Record-wise accurate, but all three groups … Continue reading The Thunder aren’t playing like the #2 pick, they’re playing like the #2 seed
In the NFL draft, the #1 pick is a quarterback historically. 10 out of the past 14 drafts had a quarterback drafted first (lineups.com), meaning teams are still looking to them becoming the face of the franchise. Except for 2022, the Jaguars picked Trevor Lawrence in 2021, the Bengals selected Joe Burrow in 2020, and the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray in 2019. Burrow and Murray … Continue reading Fantasy football frenzy week six: Quarterback edition
Five weeks into NFL football, stability remains for fantasy football owners for wide receivers and tight ends. Cooper Kupp and Travis Kelce were the top players drafted in their positions. Both have been making a splash thanks to the system they are in and their quarterback. Kupp has been thriving with the Los Angeles Rams, while Kelce has one of the greatest quarterbacks of my … Continue reading Fantasy football week five frenzy: WR/TE edition
The Indianapolis Colts battled the Broncos Thursday night, and all the fans saw were field goals. Seven of them, and the game went into overtime. Granted, neither team could get momentum on their side, and the Colts were missing their star running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor, the #1 consensus pick for 2022, is dealing with an ankle injury. The NFL rushing champ last year is … Continue reading Fantasy Football week five frenzy: Running back edition
Fourteen seconds left in the game on a 3rd and goal. Tom Brady found Russell Gage in the end zone, bringing Tampa Bay within two points of Green Bay at 14-12. In their first two-point conversion attempt of the season, Tom Brady dodged pressure from the defensive line before throwing the ball. Green Bay linebacker De’Vondre Campbell extinguished any hopes of a tie tipping the … Continue reading Shipwrecked in Tampa Bay: Bucs suffer loss on failed two point conversion