Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Redskins: RG3 and His Status with the Redskins

This offseason for the Redskins seems like it has been made for a reality television show, it has been one big will they or won't they when it comes to RG3.  The first story line was will they pick up his 5th year option and they did but it was much later then the rest of his draft class.  RG3 is an enigma when it comes to the NFL, he was amazing his first year but suffered an injury and he never fully recovered.  Since then he hasn't been able to play a full year and has looked to regress every year that he has been in the NFL.  Now some of this can be put on the shoulders of the front office and the coaching staff of the Redskins as they have changed and the fact that Dan Snyder seems to put his nose into every aspect of his team when he doesn't really have a clue as to what to do.

The other aspect of this reality show that is the Redskins is that RG3 comes out and says things that really he should not be saying like how he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league.  Now he might be in pure talent but the past few years he has not been on the same level as half of the quarterbacks in the league and his saying that invites people to take shots at him and makes any bad game even worse in the minds of the fans.  What he needs to do is be quite and put his head down and start improving, he needs to be more like Kaepernick who has been very quiet this off season with all of the drama that is surrounding the Niners.

RG3 has lost his starting job to Kirk Cousins who has played a bit better then him in the past few years and there is speculation that he may not be with the Redskins much longer.  I personally believe that he does need to part ways and find another team where he can have a fresh start as his welcome has been worn out in DC.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

49ers: One Girl's thoughts on a sad offseason



This has been quite the off season for the 49ers and as a fan I have watched some of my favorite players leave the team after what can only be described as a tumultuous 2014 season.  I think this may actually be the first ever off season where I have actively tried to avoid reading about the Niners because I couldn't take any more heart ache and dismantling of my beloved team.  The Niners broke my heart when they let go Jim Harbaugh and let him go to Michigan, I loved his enthusiasm and truly believed and still do believe that he is the right fit for this team.  He energized a fan base that had languished in obscurity and he brought greatness back to a city which now maybe doesn't quite need it when it comes to sports.

I only cannot believe that the Niners lost Frank Gore this offseason and right after I bought his jersey because I truly believed he would be a Niner for life, I had been wavering between him and Vernon Davis but went with Gore because I liked him just a bit more.  I will still be wearing his jersey and with pride for all that he had accomplished for us.  Do not get me started on our defense as it seems like we lost absolutely everyone and I can't tell you who we lost because I think I have created a memory block so I will not have to accept the pain and suffering that this year will bring.  One good thing is we do have Reggie Bush and I really hope he will perform and do well for us this year.  I will post more about the Niners once I watch a game and see what has happened to my team with a new coach and it seems like a brand new team.

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

Madison Bumgarner


Madison Bumgarner where do you even start with him.  He is probably one of the strongest pitchers in the league right and now and not only can he pitch but he can hit the ball too.  It honestly seems like there is nothing that he can't do.

I remember watching him in the World Series last year and he was the starting pitcher for game 5 and he pitched a complete game becoming the first ever pitcher to record a complete game shut out in the World Series and then 2 days later he pitched 5 innings to save the game and give the Giants their third pennant in 5 years.  He is a beast and I love watching him play and to see the passion in him when he is on both sides of the bat.  There is something that is quite refreshing to see in Madison as he is a strong pitcher but that is not enough for him, he wants to be a strong batter too.  This is truly visible when you look at his stats he has hit 3 home runs this year and last year he hit a grand slam, these stats are not typical of a pitcher.

Madison Bumgarner is epitome of what I look for in a professional athlete.  I want them to be passionate about the game and strive to be the best that they can be and not worry about the money or the fame, for him it is all about the game and nothing more.  He seems like a person who when you meet them outside of the baseball diamond he would be ready to throw down and enjoy a couple of beers with you but if it was game day then watch out because he is so determined to be the best he can be and ready for anything that might be needed.

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MLB: National League vs American League which is better

After recently going to a Giants vs. Brewers game with my boyfriend and my little sister I have decided to write a post about why I think that the National League is the purer form of baseball.
The one difference between the two leagues is the position of the designated hitter.  In the National League there is no designated hitter and thus the Pitcher has to hit where as in the American League they can have a washed up player who still may have some power in him continue playing way past his prime just to pad his career number.

I personally think that the everyone who is playing has to be able to hit, I know that Pitchers aren't the best hitters but if the National League didn't have its rule then how would fans be able to witness something as amazing as Madison Bumgarner hitting home runs and grand slams.  Here is a player who wants to be successful on both sides of the ball and if we all played with the American League rules then we wouldn't have the ability to see something so amazing.

On the other hand one thing I can give the American League with the designated hitter rule is that it does make the game a bit more interesting as you can field a team where there are 9 great hitters.  This does make the game higher scoring and gives fans more of show. While I can understand the performance aspect of the designated hitter I personally enjoy the pure form of the game vs. the showmanship that is the designated hitter.

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Golden State Warriors are your 2015 NBA Champions


To start this off I have to say congratulations to Andre Iguodala for being named the 2015 Finals MVP, you deserve this and without you I am not sure that the Warriors would have pulled through this series to win it all for the Bay Area.  This series was amazing and full of spectacular plays and players who pushed themselves to the brink and beyond.  I am so proud of how the Warriors persevered from being down 2-1 and made the adjustments necessary to win 3 straight.

This team is truly remarkable and there has never been and will never be a team quite like this one again.  From Steve Kerr to the bench players, this team has pulled together in such a way that you can truly say this win was a team effort and not the work of one or two players.  The Warriors played great offence and great defense through out the season and when they needed it most they made the stops that were crucial to getting this victory.

Now I have to say the Cleveland Cavaliers gave us a run for our money and never stopped playing, never gave up and never backed down.  They were truly amazing and honestly had both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love not been hurt the series truly may have gone a different way.  I do believe they are destined for great things and will win a ring, I am personally just happy that it wasn't at the expense of my Warriors.  Lebron was flat out amazing this series averaging almost a triple double in the series and he excelled when he took the weight of the Cavaliers on his shoulders.  Unfortunately for him the rest of the team wasn't really there to back him up as much as he needed.  I am intrigued to see how this team will be in the next couple of years.

I am so happy for the Warriors and for the Bay Area, this has been much needed and it shows the world that sports is truly coming back to the Bay and that we are working to be great.  I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The NBA Playoffs 2015 Edition: Warriors vs Cavaliers



Tomorrow is the day when two teams come together for 7 games to see who will emerge victorious as the 2015 NBA Champions; will it be the Golden State Warriors who haven't won since 1975 and haven't been to the finals since they won or will it be the Cavaliers who have never won but have made it there before in the past 10 years.  I can tell you who I want it to be because clearly we all know I am a Warriors girl and a Bay Area Sports fan.  But to be honest this is actually going to be one of the best Championships that we have had.  It will go to 7 games because both of these teams have the skill level and the drive to make every game close.

The best news that has come out of the Warriors camp is that Klay Thompson has been cleared to play in game one of the Finals after sustaining a concussion about a week ago.  For the Warriors to get the Splash Brothers back is great news because these two men have become the backbone for the team and their ability to drain the 3 has been mostly unstoppable.  You cannot forget about Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, these three men have helped to make the Warriors one of the best all around teams in the country.  They always say that defense wins championships and I believe that is true and this team is the best defensive team in the country; they would not have gotten to where they are without it.

Granted the Cavaliers have Lebron and he is not someone who can be pushed to the side but he doesn't have the all around talent around him that the Warriors have and he has come from the East which is a weaker conference then the West.  I do have to say that while the Cavs are not as deep as the Warriors they are no slouches either and they do have a great team and they have made it to the Finals, which does take a lot of hard work and talent to achieve.  I kind of want the Cavs to get a ring but not this year, not against my boys in the Blue and Gold.  I personally predict that it will be 4-3 Warriors.

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

Monday, May 18, 2015

Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals

 
 

After being down 2-1 to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors came back and won 4-2.  The crowning moment of Game 6 was when Steph Curry made a 70+ foot shot at the end of the third quarter that went in right as the quarter ended.  It was glorious and shows the resilience of the Warriors.  The Warriors are a team that can seemingly be down and out for the count but will come back stronger then ever.  This year they have never lost more then two games in a row.  I am so proud of this team and truly do think that they will win the NBA Championship and that this is our year.
 
The Warriors have been moving towards this year, this team since we drafted Steph Curry and then the following year Klay Thompson.  It has been a long road for us Warriors fans but it has been rewarding to watch the team blossom and grow into such a strong team that has bone-fide stars on it but yet are just now getting the recognition that we have always known they should get.  This isn't a team with one or two stars but a team with two players who can put the team on their backs but most of the time do not have to.
 
I think that the Warriors will beat the Rockets and James Harden in more then likely 6 games because they are a team that can come back and dominate on both sides of the court, we are defensive team with offensive power.  That is a rare combination in the NBA, and as we all know defense wins championships.

I will keep you updated with recaps of the series vs the Rockets.  I hope you enjoyed this post and will keep following my love affair with sports.