Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Golden State Warriors are 16-0

The Golden State Warriors now have the best start to a NBA season surpassing the 1948-1949 Capitals and the 1993-1994 Rockets.  This team is beyond amazing, I have watched this team come back from 20 down to win a game, and the ability of Steph Curry is just mind boggling.  As a Warriors fan this makes me so proud to be a fan of a team that seems to be valuing all aspects of the ball and not just trying to be selfish.  There was a play where it became a fast break and Steph could have made the layup but he gave it to Green so he could dunk it.  This team is so unselfish and I'm looking forward to watching them for the rest of the season. I know this was a short post but I had to write something about this record breaking game.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Record Breaking Weekend Roundup

This past weekend has seen some records being broken and some records being met and one #1 team falling to an unranked team.  This has been a weekend full of upsets and makes for some very interesting stories for us sports fans.
 Let us start with the Golden State Warriors who are now 15-0 and tomorrow can break the record with a win over the Lakers, so I see the Warriors getting to that 16-0 mark that no team has been able to get too.  This team is so strong and so dynamic, they have been able to pull out wins that I didn't even think could happen.  Such as this past Thursday when they played the Clippers, I was watching the game and the Warriors were down by 23 and then I changed the channel and came back and they were down by 1 and ended up winning the game by 7.  I agree with all of the sportscasters that the only way the Warriors will lose is if they want to lose and if they are having a horrible game while the other team is playing the best game of their lives.
 Next up is Alex Ovechkin and the fact that he is now the highest goal scorer out of Russian born players in the NHL.  He did it in 777 games to Fedrov's 1,248 games.  I love watching the Caps and Ovie play because he is a dynamic player who has the skill set to make for some amazing hockey.
Sadly the Tar Heels lost this past weekend and have dropped down to #9 in the AP poll, but I have to say that I'm not truly upset by this loss while yes it was to an unranked team and UNC is better then that, I honestly feel like they needed a bad loss early to get themselves in the mind set that they need to win.  Also Marcus Paige has been out and he is an amazing point guard and three point shot that the Tar Heels need to make a championship run.  So let them lose now when it doesn't really matter and let them win once Marcus Paige comes back.
To wrap up my post on this weekend two teams that were in potential BCS playoff contention fell and now there is some trouble in figuring out the top 4 and seeing how the second year will play out.  Ohio State lost to Michigan State and Baylor beat Oklahoma State both teams were undefeated prior to this weekend now there are only two teams left that are undefeated Clemson and Iowa.  This will make it very interesting for the final week of regular season football before we get into the Championship games for the conferences.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

NCAA Basketball Preseason Review

Tomorrow is the day that I have been waiting for since the Championship Game ended.  Tomorrow starts the College Basketball season and I am so excited to be able to turn on the TV and to watch UNC play, I am somewhat sad that I didn't realize that UNC's first game would be so close to me that I could have gone to the game and fulfilled a dream of mine but that will just have to wait at least one more year.  UNC is ranked as the preseason favorite to win the Championship and that would give Roy Williams his 3rd banner and UNC their 6th.  I want UNC to do really well this year for quite a few reasons, one being of course because they are my team and I absolutely love them, the other because I want recruiting to be easier for them and if they win then that will make next year better.

Here is the final preseason poll for the Top 10. 

1North Carolina (35)1,566
2Kentucky (10)1,520
3Maryland (14)1,487
4Kansas (5)1,410
5Duke 1,350
6Virginia (1)1,347
7Iowa State1,185
10Wichita State1,032

We can see that there are quite a few perennial top 10 teams on this list and that the top 5 are the top teams from the past decade.  Now I hate that Kentucky is a top 5 team, I really wish it wouldn't be since I want Calipari's vision to fall apart and for him to finally have to come to terms with all of the violations that he has committed over the years, but that is for another time.  This year is looking like it will be a great year and that are aren't any clear cut favorites which is a wonderful thing.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Weekend Round Up: NBA, NCAA and NFL

The beginning of the 2015-2016 season is shaping up to be a repeat of last season for the Warriors.  8 games in and they are still undefeated and are 3 games away from tying the 98 Hawks and 4 games away from setting a new record in the NBA.  This team is playing amazing and look like they are just getting better and better.  I honestly thought that with Steven Kerr out that maybe the Warriors won't be playing at quite the same level but they have proved that all Kerr did was to set the foundation for this team to be the best that they can be.  I have truly enjoyed watching this team and love that even when the games are close as it was with the Clippers they find ways to win even if it isn't due to Stephen Curry. The Warriors are the team to beat right now figuratively and literally. 

On Saturday UNC gained complete control over the ACC Coastal with a demolishment of Duke, the very first play of the game was an 89 yard touchdown reception and the game just went downhill for Duke from there.  As an UNC fan this game was amazing to watch, it looks like UNC football is starting to come back and that UNC will be a football and basketball powerhouse at least within in the ACC.  This game showed that UNC has an amazing defense and that they can play at a high level.  I'm excited to watch them for the rest of the season and hope that they can make it to the ACC title game against Clemson, who has secured the ACC Atlantic division.

On Sunday the 49ers gave this poor fan a miracle and actually won a game.  We now have 3 wins and that actually is saying something at least for this year.  I think that starting Blaine Gabbert was a stroke of genius and he revitalized the team and helped get the team off the ground.  He threw for 2 first half touchdowns which Kaepernick hasn't been able to do this season.  Thankfully the Niners have a bye week upcoming and we can work on beating Seattle in two weeks.  I hope that we can play well and that this just the start to at least gain back something from this lost season.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015-2016 NBA Season Has Started with your 2015 NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors

The 2015-2016 season has started and last night the Golden State Warriors unveiled their championship banner and their championship rings. Above is the championship banner and below are the championship rings.
 As a fan of the Warriors and a San Francisco girl, having the Warriors win this past year was amazing.  I wish I was in the Bay Area right now to soak up all of the vibe and feeling of this team.  Just reading about the game and watching it last night has made me so emotional.

The game last night went about how you would expect the Warriors crushed it and beat the Pelicans pretty handedly, and Stephen Curry had 40 points as the reigning MVP of the League.  The one sad part about last nights game was that Coach Kerr wasn't able to coach as he is recovering from spinal surgery that he had about three months ago.  I can't wait to see what this team will do and how the Warriors will defend their championship status.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Weekend Overview

Where do I even begin with this past weekend, I think that my heart underwent quite a few feelings and thankfully yesterday ended with a Win. Saturday was a big football day for me what with Michigan playing Michigan State and with a win Michigan had a chance at potentially making it to the playoffs.  I got to watch 3 quarters overall of this game as my boyfriend and I had a prior commitment that started at 7 so we had to miss the last half of the 4th quarter.  When we left Michigan was up by 6 and they had been up all game but I had this terrible feeling that if I didn't watch the game or follow the score we would lose and of course my phone had to die with 5 minutes left of the game.  We get back from our commitment and I hear about the last 10 seconds of the game and how a failed punt cost the game.  I watched the replay and even I couldn't believe what had just happened how was this possible. We have all seen the wonders that Coach Harbaugh has done at Michigan in just 7 games and this win was taken away from us.  Hopefully next year we will get them and there is still Ohio State as the final game of the season.  I'm still processing this game and cannot truly believe what had happened.  I wanted to write about it earlier but I needed a day to process my feelings.

Then there was yesterday, I was at work wearing my Frank Gore 49ers Jersey which has become my go to Sunday outfit.  Even if I am unable to watch the game I have to represent my team.  Thankfully this time the Niners were on TV as they were playing the Ravens.  So I left work at 4 and hoped I could make it home in time for the second half. I looked at my phone religiously and waited for alerts about the game.  It started off a bit slow some field goals and then I got the alert of a 76 yard touchdown pass from Kaepernick to Torrey Smith and I believed that we had a chance of winning this game.  Last week against the Giants the Niners started to look like themselves and it was just a sad last drive that ended it for them.  This week we escaped with a win as the Ravens had the last drive of the game and we were able to take hold an keep charge and win the game.  I needed this win and so did the 49ers, we may not be in playoff contention but I would like to not have a losing record at the end of the season.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Addressing the Plight of Troubled Sports Stars

Normally this blog is about what is going in the sports world in terms of trades, recaps and my own views on teams but today I feel like I have to write a post about the dangers of being a famous athlete.  Now most professional athletes are wonderful people and they go on to live prosperous and meaningful lives there is the group of athletes who end up spiraling out of control.  With what is going on with Lamar Odom makes me realize that it doesn't matter how successful or talented you are if you are unable to find a way to deal with your inner demons then nothing will help.  This is a player who played amazing and had all of the talent in the world to keep playing at a high level but still had personal issues that plagued him.  He is not the first nor will he be the last professional athlete to go through something like this.

I know that pro teams have a large staff to take care of all physical aspects of their players and I wonder if it may not be a smart idea to have a sports psychologist on the staff for players.  This could be a way to maybe mitigate what is going on; granted we hear more about the troubled stars then we do about the ones living a good life since the media loves misery.  Yet having a psychologist on staff might help players take control of their problems in a place that they already feel safe since for them playing is a way to take control over everything that is going on.  Now I know this post is different but I felt like I had to write something.

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