Sports 360 Episode 2

On this episode of Sports 360 we talk about:

MLB Postseaon Wildcard games. NBA Preseason Updates. (0:27:27)

NHL Puck Drop: Season is underway! (0:38:12)

NFL Score reactions, 1st quarter standings, and predictions of Week 6. (0:50:48)

RVC Men & Womens Soccer update, and Ladies Volleyball.

The NBA’s Fashion Statement

The NBA recently made the decision to switch from Adidas to Nike to be their brand ambassador when playing in alternate jerseys. These jerseys can be flashy and representative of their respective cities and teams, and some of them plain looking and seemingly fitting (no pun intended) of their franchises, have mixed reviews. A team’s jersey is significant, it’s more than just a number and name recognition. Jerseys resemble and represent the state and city. The jersey itself is a statement to their fans and to other teams.

The NBA is famous for having fashionable and iconic jerseys with some teams having several alternate and throwback jerseys.

Payday: Stafford’s Super Contract

Football season is back! Kicking off the month means franchises attempt to get the last trades and contract agreements nailed down before the first spike. The preseason provided fans a look at what they can expect to see in the 2018 NFL regular season. It’s time to see who can get their hands on another Lombardi Trophy. While the main headlines this preseason are the early Super Bowl picks, there is one headline that has the league surprised.

Trading Places

The Kyrie Irving – Isiah Thompson Trade
 

Pre-season basketball is known to be just as exciting as the regular season. Trade rumors, Gatorade Summer League basketball games, staff changes, and the like are all examples of what can be expected before the regular season begins. Teams hope of transforming and cultivating their rosters to be playoff, and championship finals ready. General managers and front offices of struggling and in some cases, not so struggling NBA franchises, devise trade deals, evaluate contracts, and buy outs to examine very carefully the economy of the league. Notable Eastern Conference giants such as Cleveland and Boston are two teams that engaged in an unprecedented trade deal sparking up new talks of player’s loyalty with their future and potential in their new homes.

NBA Finals: Game 1

Warriors Reign Game One
 

The Golden State Warriors remain undefeated in the postseason and took the reigns early on in the NBA Finals with a 1-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a final score of 113-91. Both teams are delivering the hype and Game 1 did not disappoint. Lebron and co. couldn’t stop the massive performance from Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry putting up 38 points and 28 points respectively. History favors the opposing team facing Lebron in the first game (James’ record is 1-7 in all game 1s in the finals he’s participated in), but this series is far from over.

NHL Playoffs: Second Round

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are entering the second round. The first round, depending on who you cheered for, was extremely disappointing or gave you a mental chip on the shoulder. There were no game 7 playoff matches in the first round, but multiple games went into overtime for a sudden death victory. The most surprising news from the first round of playoff matches were the Chicago Blackhawks’ exit. They had the best record in the Western Conference going 50-23-9.

The Unprecedented Legacy of Alan Webb

The outdoor track campaign is upon us with the spring weather and cool crisp air. These signs show track athletes across the nation are strapping on their spikes and waiting in anticipation for the weekend. Athletes will run their fastest, throw their furthest, and jump their highest. Young athletes usually have some sort of role model to look up and follow their example in hopes of becoming as great as they were. Each sport has their Michael Jordan.

Opening Day!

April has arrived and so has baseball. The Chicago Cubs took the nation on a thrilling ride to the World Series to become the World Champions, and that has left America restlessly waiting for baseball to return. Last season was special not only in part of the Cubs winning, but it was the 2nd highest home run scoring season in history. Big hits in big moments make all the difference. This season will offer more of the same excitement that was enjoyed last season.

Golden Eagles are National Champions!

The Rock Valley College women’s basketball team are National Champions! In an overtime championship game in Utica, New York, RVC beat the Roxbury Tigers 57-49 to claim the NJCAA Division III Women’s National Championship Title. This is RVC’s fourth National Championship in 6 seasons, and all titles have been won under Coach Misty Opat. Rock Valley College has been ranked #1 all season and they finished their season 33-2 with a 22-game win streak. The ladies last loss occurred almost 3 months ago on December 19, 2016.

The Patriots: An Ode to Super Bowl LI and the offseason

The New England Patriots sealed their legacy with a thrilling 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons, making this Super Bowl victory the 5th of the dynamic duo of coach Belichick and quarterback Brady have won together. The 2016-17 quest for the Lombardi Trophy began rocky and eventually smoothed out, but had many sport pundits wondering if they would even make the playoffs. The Patriots are a fine tuned machine that does not disappoint and they showed up ready to play in the first game. New England started the season with a 4 game suspension of starting quarterback Tom Brady. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed the suspension as the final act of the league’s infamous investigation of “Deflate-gate.” That left the Patriots in an awkward situation to start the season.