Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sports News 2/27/16

This week in sports news, the NFL Combine is coming up, MLB Spring Training will be kicking off in a few days, and the college basketball regular season is coming to a close as March Madness sneaks up on us. 
The NFL Combine is happening soon, which gives the amazing college football players a place to shine and show all the NFL teams to give them a chance to make millions. Some standout players that will be in this year's Combine includes Derrick Henry, Ezekiel Elliott, and Derek Watt, the Texans' JJ Watt's younger brother. 
MLB Spring Training will start soon. Everyone expecting the Chicago Cubs to shine above all others because of the really nice trades they picked up this offseason, including Jason Heyward and John Lackey from the Cardinals, and Ben Zobrist from the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs are expected to win at least 100 games this season out of the 162 they will play in the regular season, and they are string favorites to win the World Series. 
As the NCAA basketball season comes to an end, Villanova still sits on the throne as number one, closely followed by Kansas and Virginia. March Madness is sneaking up, which means upsets are begging to happen as the tournament kicks off very soon. Expect to see many top teams get booted out by some very good lower seeded teams.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sports News 2/13/16

This has been a crazy week in sports, with news from the Super Bowl, to trade talks in the NBA, to crazy things happening in college hoops. It's been an interesting week, to say the least .
In NFL news, the Denver Broncos came out victors in the 50th Super Bowl. Their high-powered defense struck down on Carolina's top offense by having 6 sacks on Cam Newton and forcing 4 fumbles. Denver's Von Miller got the MVP for the game by showing an amazing performance on the defensive side of the ball. He was the first defensive player to win the MVP since Ray Lewis did back in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens.
Crazy trade rumors have been circling around the NBA, talking about high-caliber players like Kobe, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant. Most of these rumors are definitely false, like Carmelo's and Kobe's, but KD hasn't turned down the rumor of him maybe going to the Golden State Warriors. Curiosity has also been peaked with this because word says that the Warriors have the money to sign on Durant, with a cap room of around $180 million. This is sad to hear though, coming from an avid Oklahoma City fan. 
College hoops: upsets around every corner. Starting with North Carolina, arguably the best team in the NCAA, has lost 2 in the last 4 games, putting them down from 2nd to 9th in the AP Poll. Villanova is sitting on the throne of number 1, being the only team to have 1 loss this season. It's kinda surprising to see them on top again after struggling to make it big in the Big East Conference
That's all for me for this week in sports news. I'll see you next week *wink*.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sports news 2/6/16

2/6/16 Sports

So the Super Bowl is tomorrow, and everyone in the country will more than likely watch it. The Panthers and the Broncos, the two most explosive teams in the NFL, will go head-to-head to see who will take home the Lombardi Trophy. The Panthers are the favorite to win the game, with the odds slightly in their favor. Although Cam Newton has had a crazy amazing year by being responsible for over 50 touchdowns, he is going against the top defense in the AFC, averaging four sacks a game. Although, Newton has already taken that defense down by beating them earlier in the year. Peyton Manning isn't going to let the Panthers stomp over them after what happened in the last Super Bowl they were in, when they lost to the Seahawks by 41 points. Peyton and the Broncos have an extensive staff of many all-star quality players on both sides of the ball. Manning can easily take care of the Panthers' amazing defensive backs because he is one of the best quarterbacks to play the game. All around, this will be the closest Super Bowl stat-wise since the Steelers played the Cardinals back in 2010. In my personal opinion, the Panthers will win because the Broncos just won't be able to keep up with the best offense and defense in the NFL. It's going to be an exciting time to see the 24 year old Cam Newton holding up the trophy, or even seeing Peyton holding the trophy after his last game in the NFL.