Whenever you think of the Winter Olympics, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It is probably figure skating or the trick-based snowboarding competitions. These kinds of popular events are what most people associate with the Winter Olympics, but there are a few other sports that fly under the radar or are considered extreme, borderline insane, or just plain odd. Keep Reading
To all but the most optimistic Eagles Fans, any chance of a Super Bowl run appeared to have been unforgivingly annihilated. In the midst of Philadelphia’s best start to the regular season since 2004, starting quarterback and MVP front-runner Carson Wentz tore his ACL on what was otherwise an innocuous dive into the end zone against the Rams in Week 14. Devastation ensued. Keep Reading
From the Olympic trials to the torch relays, the opening ceremonies, the Games and finally to the closing ceremonies, the Olympic Games are a world-wide event that bring a competitive spirit to the world along with uniting the world through this competition. The 14-day games consist of various winter sports including curling, snowboarding, speed skating, ice hockey, figure skating and many more. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea (about two hours away from Seoul). The event’s estimated cost is only $10 billion. While that seems expensive, in comparison to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, it is five times less expensive. Keep Reading
Billions of seconds, thousands of heartbeats, two teams, one champion. On Jan. 8 the Georgia Bulldogs faced the Alabama Crimson Tide in Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. Although the match-up was not the most critically acclaimed due to both teams coming from the SEC, the race to the finish proved to be one hard fought battle.
At halftime, the Georgia Bulldogs led 13-0 and the future seemed very bright for the “Junkyard Dawgs.” However, poor execution, very controversial referee mistakes and conservative mind-sets caused the Dawgs to cry tears of defeat, instead of triumph.
Tiny granules of black rubber seep into second-hand Nike Cleats. Flickering lights give off an aura of a decommissioned haunted house. But as players open the tiny gate and take their first steps onto the field, the excitement of competition sets in. It is not the Rio de Janiero World Cup finals, but for the next 50 minutes, the flurry of goals washes away the locale and the world’s greatest game is played indoors. Keep Reading