Articles in sports
Anyone that has read any of my previous posts can tell that I love sports. I love the thrill of competition, the agony of defeat, and the celebrating that goes on when your team wins.
It seems like there have been a number of football players getting in trouble with the law lately.
Nose tackles are generally very large, somewhat athletic men that are able to force teams to use multiple blockers to take care of him. As a consequence, the linebackers make all the tackles while the nose tackle does the hard work.
There are no fans that are more adamant about supporting their team than soccer fans. When you consider what the game often represents it is understandable. The teams are so much more than just a collection of great players that people from a particular city support, but a collection of the best that the nation has to offer as representatives of the country.
Another change to this year’s tournament is in the venue. For the second year in a row the tournament will be held entirely within the United States. All games were played in Colorado at Glendale’s Infinity Park and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. This year games will be played at Infinity Park once again, but the last day of competition will be held at Red Bull Arena, home of MLS franchise the New York Red Bull.
The lack of as much appeal as would be expected has nothing to do with the game itself. Fans and general managers alike are all clamoring for the start of what stands to be one of the most exciting free agency periods that the NBA has seen in a long time.
After just two games in the East and two in the West, I feel pretty comfortable saying that the Finals will be between the defending champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the old guys in the East, the Boston Celtics.
Let’s be honest folks, the Suns just do not have enough fire power to outscore the Lakers nor do they have the defensive ability to shut down all their weapons. I would not have thought that the aging Celtics would have been able to hang with the Orlando Magic, but after two strong wins I am a believer.
In an off-season full of big names finding new homes all over the NFL there has been one player noticeably absent from the headlines. He is brash. He is athletic. He is talented. Few can take over a game quite like he can, and even fewer can polarize a fan base both for and against him quite like he can.
I’m talking about the one, the only—Terrell Owens.