In 2004 the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series in only four games and began a run of some of the least competitive World Series. From that moment on there has only ben one World Series that has gone to seven games. There have been four series sweeps, three series that went five games, and the other two series have gone six games. Overall not many series have seemed too competitive even if they went for six games. It has been a massive run of series without a lot to talk about aside from one dominant team.
After 8 weeks there is still plenty in the NFL left to figure out as teams that once looked great are beginning to falter and vice versa. The league is just starting to figure themselves out and some teams are emerging as contenders but there is plenty left in the air. As teams get ready for the midway point of the season there are a lot of teams trying to figure things out before it’s too late. That includes a team that has done this multiple times over the past few years.
It is that time of year as the college teams wait patiently to find out where they truly stand on the national stage. With only 7 weeks left in the regular season the playoff is fast approaching for the first time ever. The College Football Playoff is the biggest story of the year as for the first time ever the champion will be determined through a playoff. The top four teams in the final rankings will enter into a two round playoff where major bowls will serve as the semi-finals and the National Championship Game will determine the next College Football champion.
MMA is no stranger to the classic matchups that sports love and the rivalries that go along with these matchups. Despite the fact that it is not a team sport and that there are men who fight for a while and rarely meet often enough for true rivalries to form there still are rivalries that spring up. The majority of these rivalries are the fighter against fighter rivalries that tend to form out of trash talk and facing each other often
The sports world is once again in a position that they never want to be in but accept with heavy hearts. On Wednesday October 22nd Canada’s capital was rocked by the shooting of an unarmed soldier standing guard at the national war memorial.
The World Series is underway as the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants have started their attempt at becoming the best team in the MLB. Three games into the World Series the Royals have a lead but it has not been that easy. Before the series began there were a lot of theories on what would happen in the championship with two teams that have found their way to the World Series. The Giants were an experienced team but only made it into the postseason through the wild card. From there they were dominant only losing one game through the entire first three rounds
The UFC is back from a brief break as they return to Brazil in yet another rematch pay-per-view in what has become a theme for the UFC. The last few pay-per-views have been all about revenge for many of the main event and that is the case for UFC 179. The main event will feature the man who many consider to be the best pound-for-pound in the world against one of his many wins. Jose Aldo has ruled the Featherweight Division ever since the start of the Featherweight division in the UFC.
It wasn’t long ago that Dan Marino dominated the NFL regular season and put up numbers that nobody could believe. He was the quarterback that put up more points than any quarterback in the history of the league. Eventually he broke the record for most touchdown passes in a career that was previously held by Fran Tarkenton who threw 342 in his 17-year career as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback. Marino did not stop there though as he continued to add to his total and became the first quarterback to ever throw for more than 400 touchdown passes.
The World Series is here after a long season has produced two teams ready to put their names at the top of the MLB. This year those two teams will be the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants. Both teams have come out of nowhere to get here and have had a very similar path to the final series of the season. The Royals and Giants found their way to the postseason through the wild card as neither could win their division battles. From the wild card both teams have been dominant with only one loss between them, that one loss was by the Giants in the NLCS.
The College Football season is always a strange one when at any point in the season a big game can occur. It never seems like the big games are left for the bowl season as great teams face each other on a regular basis in the NCAA. That happened this week when two of the undefeated teams left in the NCAA faced off in the biggest game of the year so far. It was built as the biggest game that either school may have this year when the #2 ranked Florida State Seminoles took on the #5 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish.