NBA Play-In Tournemant

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Last season the NBA halted play on March 11th, 2020. The season resumed in the bubble and the Los Angeles Lakers were eventually crowned champions. Playing in and adjusting to bubble life wasn’t the only different part of last year’s Coronavirus impacted NBA season. The NBA also implemented a “play-in tournament,” prior to the playoffs, which had the eighth and ninth seeds of both conferences squaring off to fight for a playoff berth. The play-in tournament kicked off competition in the playoffs.

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FootBlog- Manchester City vs Borrusia Dortmund by JP Ward


Yesterday, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund faced off in the first leg of the Champions League Quarterfinal. Ahead of the game, it seemed to be a good matchup as both clubs have done well in there respective leagues in recent years. Manchester City have had a great season and are first in the Premier League (ahead by 13 points), while Dortmund sit fifth in the German league. Manchester City have an all round good squad with the likes of Belgian superstar Kevin De Bruyne and the world class manager Pep Guardiola. Dortmund’s team is pretty decent throughout but their main star is Erling Haaland who at the moment seems to be one of the best players in the world. City were the favorites before the game started but many pundits had doubts as they always seem to make it this far and give up.

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My Top 5 Running Back Prospects 2021 NFL Draft- Lyle Waldeck

                              My Top 5 RB prospects

-Lyle Waldeck

5. Trey Sermon-Ohio State

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Although Sermon’s receiving skills are not very good he has the potential to be a great guy to hand the ball off to I’m red zone situations. One really big downside about Sermon is his speed. He has average speed and in today’s NFL you usually need to be pretty fast to be a top tier running back. At 6 foot 1 215 pounds I think that Sermon could be someone like Mark Ingram.

 

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Masters Preview

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Just five months removed from last season’s Coronavirus impacted Masters, the world's best golfers will try their luck again at the revered Augusta National this week, from Thursday to Sunday. Despite all-time great Tiger Woods’ absence from the list of competitors, this Masters is looking to be one to remember. I’ll detail the betting favorite, fan pick, dark-horse candidate and make more predictions for this year’s tournament below! 

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The Power Of Sport- By JP Ward

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”

— Nelson Mandela

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            “And that’s a great job by Alexander-Arnold to get that corner… Corner taken quickly, ORIGI!” Passion. Nothing but passion. Moments like these leave lasting impressions on people. Through pain and grief, through victory and glory. Sports is there.

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Zach Wilson or Justin Fields?

~Luke Waldeck

 

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    The NFL draft is coming up and there is a lot of talk about who should be picked higher, Zach Wilson or Justin Fields.

    At the beginning of the season Zach Wilson wasn’t projected to be a top pick, but he had a great season at BYU and is now projected to be a top 5 pick in most mock drafts. Chris Simms even ranked Zach Wilson as the number 1 quarterback in the draft. Ahead of Trevor Lawrence who has been the unanimous number 1 pick in every mock draft since the beginning of the season.  Zach Wilson picked apart defenses throwing for 3,692 yards (3rd in the FBS), 33 touchdowns (also 3rd in the FBS), and only 3 picks in 12 games this seasons.  Zach Wilson is also a great runner and ran for 254 yards and 10 touchdowns. Zach Wilson had great stats and lead a BYU team that wasn’t supposed to be that good to only one loss. 

    Justin Fields had a great season in 2019 leading Ohio State to the college football semifinals. He followed up his great 2019 season with another great season in 2020. Justin Fields threw for 2,100 yards, 22 touchdowns and 6 picks, but his stats are misleading because he only played 8 games including the college football playoffs because the big ten started their season later than other conferences. Justin Fields seemed to be a lock to be the second quarterback picked in the draft, behind Trevor Lawrence, but a bad big ten championship game against Northwestern hurt his cause. He was 12-27 for 144 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 picks against Northwestern. After this game, questions were raised about how good Fields was, and all of a sudden he was no lock to be the second quarterback picked.

    Zach Wilson and Justin Fields are both amazing players who have bright futures in the NFL and we will have to wait and see who gets picked higher.