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.
This past week the Florida Panthers set a record that nobody wants to set, especially not a struggling franchise. They had an all-time low in attendance when they faced-off against the Ottawa Senators this week. As the teams came out on the ice for warm-ups there was a significant amount of empty seats. As the game began there was not a lot of change to the numbers with a total attendance of 7,311.
The MLB postseason is winding down as the World Series teams have been determined and the final series of the season gets underway next week. As the end gets closer the MLB may have just been through one of the best postseasons in recent history. It may not be that way when someone just looks at the series on paper with no series going over 5 games yet. Looking at it from the records a one it seems as though the teams are running through the postseason.
Every year in the NFL there seems to be a new hot shot rookie that takes all of the headlines whether he deserves them or not. He is not necessarily the best or most talented player in the NFL or in the rookie class but he does command the most attention. Some turn out to be what was promised and others find unfortunate ends to the hype. Then there are the number of players who are surrounded by hype and never live up to it despite staying healthy and being given the opportunity.
It has been a strange few weeks in College football with teams continuing to change positions in the rankings. Last week was the beginning of everything when in one week the rankings took on a completely new look. It was the first time that four of the top five teams in the nation lost in the same week. That created plenty of opportunity for other teams to shift into the playoff picture while the top teams fell and were forced to create a comeback.
The NHL season is underway as teams have taken their first steps to the ultimate goal but that is still far away. Right now teams are just concentrating on getting off on the right foot and starting out the season with some wins. Getting off on the right foot is extremely important but that doesn’t mean wining every one of the first few games. Instead it is just making sure that your team competes in every game and that you take a few wins to start the season. Nothing is worse than starting the season with a losing streak and beginning with a panic.