As I hope everyone reading this article knows, The biggest rivalry in college basketball is UNC versus Duke. These games have always come down to the wire and throughout the history of this rivalry, each team team has won about half of the games. This is going to change next year because of the Duke recruiting class coming in next year. Duke will receive 4 5-star players next year while UNC will only receive two. This won’t play well for the Tar Heels, but if there is any good news for the Heels. Most of these recruits are only going to play in college for one year, so by 2019 the playing field should be much more fair, but for now, Duke has the possibility to be the best college team ever.Picture
Golf is an extremely underrated and unappreciated sport. This is due to golf being a very slow and long sport. This style of a sport is not appealing to most 16 year old high schoolers who just want to see someone get dunked on. I do agree this is much more fun to watch, but with a sport like basketball, a person can’t play it their whole life. At some point, your legs are going to give out and you have nothing left to do. This is what makes golf so great, you can play it your entire life. Golf is also often used in business when your boss wants to do something other then out out to dinner. If you believe that in the future you may go into business, being able to play golf is a great skill to know. What do you believe is the best sport?
Right now, I am first hand witnessing the destination that March Madness in school. The Rhode Island vs Oklahoma is happening right now and there is two minutes left. The entire right side of Doc’s 7th is all hovered around one kid who is steaming the game on a 5 inch screen and I, dreadfully, have to emit that I am part of this mob. Teachers hate this, but we don’t care, it’s fun and exciting, but mostly, the mob has formed due to the fact that most of the have money on it, so that is why we are watching. In conclusion, for any teacher reading this, please let us watch March Madness.
I be a little over confident but I’m feeling pretty good about March Madness 2018. I know I’m not the best at it since I’ve only won the neighborhood pool once before when I picked Memphis to go the finals a long time ago, but still that is still more wins than millions of other Americans. I feel like this is also a time for bonding, not the type that you maybe thinking of though. I’m talking about when the person next to you is streaming the games in class and you ask him to turn his computer a little so you can see what is going on. There is a good chance that you won’t say anything else to him other than “Thanks” once your done watching, but I feel like that is some great time together or at least those are my thoughts on a great time in school with someone that you’ve never met. Do you have those same thoughts about March?
Congratulations to Norway for setting a new Olympic medal count record of 39 total medals, 14 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals, beating the old record of most total medals won at a single Olympic Games. This break out year was lead by Norway’s elite Alpine Skiers who are so good that they have received the name “The Attacking Vikings”. Germany came in second this year with 31 total medals with 14 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals. The U.S.A finished forth with a respectable 9 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals. The host country, South Korea, did well in the medal count finishing in 7th place in the medal count. They ended the Olympics with 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals. Next Winter Olympics will be in Beijing where China will have a home field advantage for their athletes, but do you think that will really be a factor?
I love it and play it a lot, but I still suck at it. If you don’t know what Fortnite is then you maybe living under a rock. Fortnite is a Battle Royale game that is played on the PC, Xbox, and Playstation. The object of the game is to out last all of the other players in the same game as you, but this is tricky because there are 99 other players in the game and they are all trying to eliminate you with a variety of different weapons like shotguns, grenades, and assault rifles. Now there are many other Battle Royale games that have the same objective, but there are many things that sets this game apart from the others. One thing that makes Fortnite so different from the other games is its animation style. To some people, killing people with guns may sound a little violent, but they have found a way to make it not that bad. The animation style of the game is very bright and colorful with many of the different skins that the players can play with being happy and funny like one of the newer skins, which is a giant pink teddy bear. There is also nothing scary or gory in the game like blood or bones that some other games put in which is another reason this game appeals to so many people. The last thing is that Fortnite is the only battle Royale game in which you can build structures using wood, brick, or iron that can be collected from mining up a tree to a giant truck to even a whole building. The build aspect of this of the game allows the player to build forts, hence its name, or anything else that someone may want to create in the game. With all of these original aspects in Fortnite, it has quickly become the number one game in the world with 45 million players having downloaded and played the game as of February 2018 and many people think that Fortnite can not get any bigger. Do you believe this statement because I sure don’t.Fortnite Picture
This event is AWESOME and apparently the U.S.A Olympic team is pretty good at it too. This is one of the newest events in the Winter Olympics because Slopestyle is only making its second appearance ever. The only other time that Slopestyle was an event was in the 2014 Sochi games. It is a unique event that uses terrain park features that snowboarders (and Skiers) must ride down and do tricks to impress a panel of judges all while not falling down. So far in the history of this event, which hasn’t been that long, American’s have won all of the snowboard Slopestyle gold metals and all but one ski Slopestyle gold medals as of February 16, 2018. The biggest upset in this event ever happened at this years winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were a 17 year old kid, Red Gerald, had a incredible final run allowing him to win an upset gold metal. After he won, Red said that he wasn’t even projected to make the finals. Better yet, this was the first medal for team U.S.A in that years Olympics.
As a Redskins fan I’m not overjoyed that the Eagles won Super Bowl 52, but I think it was time for the New England Patriots dynasty to fall. The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots played a fantastic game in the U.S Bank Stadium up in Minnesota. With the Eagles starting out their first position with a touchdown, you could tell that this was going to be a game for the ages. At halftime the Eagles were winning 22-12, but after an awesome halftime preformance by Justen Timberlake, the Patriots came back and put it within 3 points at the end of the 3rd with a score of 29-26. Then at the very end of the game, the Eagles took control and scoring 12 points to secure their Super Bowl victory with a final score of 41-33.
I thought Georgia had it in the bag, I really did. Georgia came out in the second half hungry for a win and Jalan Hurts along with the entire Alabama team could not do anything. At halftime, it was 13 to 0 and I thought Alabama was not going to be able to come back, but then they had a trick up their sleeve. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s backup quarterback who never started a game comes in and helps the tide score 20 points in the second half. This must have been one of the greatest comeback stories that I have ever heard; “The backup quarterback comes in the second half of the College Football National Championship and brings his team back and wins in overtime!” I think something like this will never happen again. How about you?
What a crazy beginning to December for college. Alabama is humiliated by Auburn and then everyone starts wondering if they could be kicked out of the playoffs, but don’t worry they weren’t.
The four teams that are in are Clemson at #1, Oklahoma at #2, Georgia at #3, and Alabama at #4. That is a pretty strong playoff bracket, but I would change one thing about it.
First, Oklahoma shouldn’t be number two due to the difficulty of their schedule. Oklahoma did vs three different ranked teams, but they had a lot of close games when they should have won by at least two touchdowns. I would blame this on Oklahoma’s defense. During there fourth game of the season, Oklahoma played Baylor, who was (0-3) at the time and would later finish the season with a (1-10) record. Oklahoma let them score 41 points against them. This is not the only team that has scored a bunch of points against Oklahoma’s defense, Iowa State, Kansas State, and West Virginia are some other unranked teams that scored 30 or more point against Oklahoma’s defense.
So in conclusion, Oklahoma should be the number four ranked team in the playoffs and Georgia and Alabama should move up to 2 and 3. Let me know if you agree with my thoughts about this issue in the comments.