Tuesday, February 14, 2017

UConn Wins 100 Straight

Where do you even begin when it comes to discussing Coach Geno and his teams, this is a coach who created a dynasty in the basketball world.  The saddest party about all of this is that people are upset that UConn is so powerful because shouldn't it be spread around to other schools. I completely disagree with this; it is an amazing thing that Coach Geno has done for Women's Basketball, he has made it relevant and made people want to follow the Huskies and to see if teams can beat them.

UConn hasn't lost since November of 2014 and it's not like they haven't played against good teams, South Carolina has been on their tail, same with Stanford and Tennessee.  Yet Geno has this way of getting past everyone and in a convincing fashion.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Geno and seeing him Coach when the USA National team came to do a camp at my Alma Mater.  He is intense but fair and you can see the joy that the women have playing for him.  I wonder how much longer this streak can last and I know that when they do finally lose it will be an epic game.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

San Francisco 49er's Announce Third Head Coach in Three Years

Welcome Kyle Shanahan to the 49ers!  Honestly I'm now tempering my excitement for the new head coach because we 49 faithful have been on a downward spiral for the last few years.  I have honestly started calling it the Harbaugh curse because of how poorly we have played and managed the team the past two years. Yet I kind of have some faith in this team because it seems like Jed York is actually listening to people and realized that Baalke was not the right fit anymore and that he was his way or the high way.  Now we have a head coach and a general manager that can hopefully work together to bring back the glory of the 49ers.

Apparently I actually haven't lost faith in this team even though they had been making it very hard for me to be a fan.  I want to see Shanahan succeed as a head coach and our head coach because I do believe that he has what it takes to be amazing.  While yes the Falcons did kind of shit the bed with a fourth quarter meltdown, even though he didn't run the bull more to protect the lead it was also the defense who needed to step up but they didn't because they had been on the field for so long.  I am cautiously optimistic about the future and it will be interesting to see who is we shall get in the draft and how this team shapes up next season.

I hope you enjoyed this post and keep following my love affair with sports.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tom Brady is a Unicorn

Somehow yesterday Tom Brady and the Patriots came back for the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history and I can't hate on it.  Much as I'm sad that people are saying that Brady has eclipsed Joe Montana, he was amazing starting from the middle of the third quarter til the end.  I kept telling my friend not to discount Tom Brady because he is what I like to call a unicorn in the quarterback world.  There is just something about him that defies everything and he is unique to the world.

Honestly I can't believe that I am writing this post and actually being nice to Brady because as people know I'm not his biggest fan in fact I tend to actually get into arguments with some people about Brady.  Now I can't and for good reason he (and I really can't believe I'm putting this in writing) is the best quarterback that I have ever seen and the Patriots deserved this win with such an amazing game. 

I like everyone else did kind of believe that this game was over that maybe Brady might be able to make it closer but that Atlanta had it.  Everyone who isn't a die hard Patriots fan was soon to be mistaken.  I do believe the tide turned with that amazing catch by Edelman how that didn't hit the ground I still don't know.  Well now the world knows that Tom Brady isn't human he is a unicorn and a fantasy creature that once he retires the NFL will be hard put to replace.  I will say this I do hope that there are quite a few more years of Tom Brady left so we can witness more history because records and accolades are meant to be surpassed and Brady has shown he is worthy.

I hope you enjoyed this post and keep following my love affair with sports.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Living the Athletic Life

It has now been about 5 months since I got officially hired by SF State and about a year since I started working there.  I have to say that I absolutely love being around college athletics every single day.  I have learned so much about the ins and out of what it takes to make a program successful and all of the different moving parts that it entails.  I always wondered if after being around athletics every day would diminish my love and I would want to switch careers but no this is where I am supposed to be.  I truly enjoy being able to help out with anything that needs to be done and to cultivate relationships with our coaches and athletes. 

Here at SF State I have done everything from booking travel for teams all the way to statting different sports.  I have had the opportunity to travel with our Volleyball team to Hawaii and support our Men's Basketball team as they have one of their best seasons in the history of the program.  I know I haven't posted since I started my job but I do promise to start posting more and more as I have now gathered a routine for my new normal.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Starting a New Job

So I know I have been very MIA for a few months and that is because I have been immersed in the College Athletic world, which as you all know I love with all of my heart.  I was interning at SF State with the compliance office and learning the ins and outs of what it takes to make a NCAA DII school compliant and it was the best experience and truly showed me that my passion does lie with College Athletics and specifically Compliance.  I learned all about National Letters of Intent (NLI), working with teams and scholarship budgets, playing and practice season as well as so much more.  The internship was a dream come true and it provided me with so much hands on knowledge that I know will take me very very far in the world of college athletics.  Sadly the internship is over but my time at SF State is not as I just started a new job as an Internal Coordinator. 

I honestly am really excited to continue my career in Athletics and move on and up within this field.  I promise that now that I am settled I will bring this blog back to life and post way more regularly.  I will make the caveat now that I support many teams both professionally and collegiately and will be writing about all of them even though my main allegiance now is the SF State.  Go Gators!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Luke Walton to the Lakers

Yesterday the Lakers announced that Luke Walton will be their new head coach.  As soon as Byron Scott was fired this decision was a forgone conclusion. Much as I don't like the Lakers, well in reality Kobe and now that he is gone I do think that this is the best move for him at this time. He played on the Lakers so he has the backing of not only the fans but the administration as well and this is a young team now so he will have the ability to mold the team into what he wants them to be.  I will miss Luke on the bench of the Warriors yet I am so happy for his coaching career because he deserves the best for all that he has done for the Warriors and how he stepped up for Steve Kerr at the beginning of the year.

Luke Walton has all of the skills to truly be one of the best Head Coaches in the NBA and he will create a completely different culture with the Lakers then what they had with Kobe, now that culture will be one of winning.  I think though that he will try to emulate the comradery that the Warriors have in the locker room and I do believe that he will be able to do that.  He is young and ambitious, which are all qualities that are needed to create your own stamp on a storied franchise.  As a Warriors fan I am very sad that Luke will be leaving at the end of this play off run but as a fan of Luke Walton I want him to do well with the Lakers and I will root for them when they aren't playing the Warriors.

I know it has been a bit since my last post and I will try to be better about posting more often.  I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Championship Week: ACC Quarterfinal Recap

Yesterday there were 4 games that were played for the ACC tournament and I was very happy with the outcomes of two of the four games.  UNC beat Pittsburgh to advance and thank you to Notre Dame for beating Duke in overtime.  I love this time of year for sports because it is college basketball 24/7 and I just can't get enough of it.

The UNC game started off really slow with the Tar Heels going down 8-0 to start and it seemed like they were just unable to get moving and that they were destined for an early exist from the tournament.  But they then came back and ended the first half up by 4 and once the second half hit they were unstoppable and ended up blowing out Pitt.  This game showed how the Tar Heels play and the ability that they have to turn it on when they need too.  I do believe that they have the ability to win the entire tournament for both the ACC and March Madness but they still need to play fully consistently, they have the talent they just need to find the drive and I think that they have started too.  I can't wait to watch them tonight.

Now in the second game I honestly thought that Duke was going to come out and beat Notre Dame especially since Notre Dame had beat them previously and they just lost at home to UNC on senior night.  For a while it looked like Duke had the number of Notre Dame and they were up by 16 midway through the second half but Notre Dame came back and briefly took the lead and then tied it up with a minute to go in regulation.  The game ended and it was tied 70-70 heading into overtime.  That was when Notre Dame just took control of the game and did not let Duke get back into it.  I am thankful for Notre Dame but I do have to say it would have been a great game if it was the third rematch of UNC/Duke now we will just have to see if it will happen in the NCAA Tournament.

The third game of the day was UVA vs Georgia Tech and it went like everyone thought it would with UVA crushing GT, they truly had no shot in the game and it was kind of boring to watch granted I also had no real stake in this game.  The fourth and final game of the day was Virginia Tech vs Miami and I was sad at that outcome of this game but Tech played so well and stayed in the game.  I see great things for Tech next year in basketball and I think that there will quite a lot of changes in the rankings of the ACC next year.

Today is the semi-final round and I will recap those games for you tomorrow.  I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports.