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Jamaican Bobsled Team Returns to the Olympics
I hope you have heard of the movie “Cool Runnings”. The light-hearted movie was about a track star from Jamaica who lost out on his Olympic track dream so he did what anyone else would have done, created a bobsled team from Jamaica. Now they are back.
The Jamaican Bobsled team has qualified for the Sochi games for the first time since 2002. The two-man teams four year effort to get to the games finally culminated with their qualification. The only problem was they were not going to be able to fund it but accepted the offer and hoped for a miracle.
Their prayers were answered. They received a ton of support from their country. the country and all of their fans raised over $120,000 that will allow them to go to the Winter Games. This is such a cool thing. The nation rallied around the team to get them there. They will receive so much support when they get there and will be one of the best stories in Sochi. It should be amazing to watch.
Radamel Falcao Tears ACL
On Wednesday Radamel Falcao, one of the best players in the world, torn his ACL in his knee. This will end the rest of his season with his club team and put is World Cup chances of playing to slim to none.He led his country of Columbia in scoring during the World Cup Qualifiers.
Doctors say his surgery will be in the next few days.They say that they will do everything to speed up the recovery process but with the World Cup in June it is unlikely he will be ready to compete in time. He took to Twitter to thank his fans for all of the support and says his World Cup dream is still alive and he is not ready to give up.
I really hated to hear of this news. He is one of the best strikers in the world and meant so much to his country. This diminishes any chance of Columbia’s advancement in the tournament for me. He is that important of a player. It is a shame that he will not have to have the whole world watching him because he deserves it. I am hoping he is able to come back but it is hard to look past the high odds that are stacked against him.
Arizona Rolls to an Easy Win
On Thursday night the Arizona Wildcats defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 69-57. This improved the Wildcats to 19-0 and drops the Buffaloes to 15-5. With the win Arizona tied the record for the best start in school history.
Arizona was lead by Nick Johnson with 18 points. Brandon Ashley and Aaron Gordon chipped in with 15 and 12 points respectively.Colorado was lead by Xavier Johnson who dropped 21 points. Arizona was up 39-24 at halftime and never looked back. The Buffaloes were never in this one.
In a year were we have seen a lo of flip flopping in the rankings Arizona has stayed at the top. They have made themselves the early season choice to win it all. They are a big athletic team with a great freshman, Gordon, who is surrounded by talent. The Wildcats are my pick today to run the table and win the NCAA Tournament.
Super Bowl XLVIII
The Super Bowl is the biggest football game every year. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks both will be competing on February 2 for the Lombardi Trophy as the NFLs best. It will match up Denver’s top offense against the Seahawks’s top defense. So what is wrong with that? Oh yeah the game will be played in East Rutherford, NJ.
Every Super Bowl ever played has either been in a Dome or a nice warm city. This year the NFL thought it would be a good idea to have it in a cold city for the first time ever. This could easily be one of the best Super Bowl games ever and now the teams have to worry if it will actually happen on that date or a snow storm
For me this makes no sense. Every one in the country and a lot of the world will be watching or attending. Imagine if you actually paid $600 to attend the game to sit in below freezing and snow. I would not be happy to say the least. Or if i was a player and finally made it to the Super Bowl only to play in New Jersey. I honestly just do not know what the NFL was thinking. I guess Miami would just have been too easy.
Masahiro Tanka Signs With the Yankees
Masahiro Tanka signs a 7 year 155 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees. Tanka was a free agent formerly of a professional baseball team in Japan. The past season he was undefeated with his old club in the Japanese professional league.
Leave it to the Yankees to give someone who has never thrown a MLB pitch to give them a 155 million dollar deal. This is in the contract range of Cy Young Award winners not someone who has never played an inning in the Big Leagues. The Yankees desperately needed a front end of the rotation pitcher but I don’t get taking this risk.
Even if Tanka has a great year they still have no pitching. Even with adding Brian McCan and Carlos Beltran they still need to stop the other team. I would have like to see them spread out the money in the pitching staff. They still do not have a deep rotation or much of a bullpen with Rivera retiring and what ever happened to Joba Chamberlin. Also you never now with these guys about how old they really are and how much they actually pitched. There are many things that we will just have to wait and find out.
Michael Bradley’s Move to Toronto FC
United States Mens National Team striker Michael Bradley shocked the American soccer world when it was announced that he would be leaving his club team, AS Roma, for the MLS to join Toronto FC. The transfer fee was 10 million dollars and Bradley will receive 6.5 million dollars for the next 4 years compared to the 1 million he was making with Roma.
Now does this deal make sense? I mean finically how could you say no if you are Bradley? He will make 6.5 million a year,it is unbelievable. now the question is does this make sense for him and US soccer? For soccer in the states it is great. A home grown kid playing in his home league. This move is going to be a hit for MLS. The money side of this looks like all parities win but the soccer side is a different story.
Bradley will now play in a mediocre league with for the most part mediocre players and talent level. This is the nations best midfielder so how will he compete at the international level? This is one of the many questions asked when this story broke. I think he needed to make the move and why not MLS? Maybe if he would have went to another country this talent would be a little better but the MLS is giving him guaranteed playing time which he was not getting at Roma. He needs to be playing 90 minutes consistently going into the World Cup this summer and why not cash out along the way. All in all I think it was the best move possible for him, US Soccer, The national team, and his family