Are we in sports heaven?

This is the rare time of the year for sports. Not only do we have the World Series taking place, along with college and professional football, soccer, golf, and hockey, we also have finally started college basketball and professional basketball. All of these sports are occurring at this moment (well not exactly right now, but you get the meaning) and this is where I can say I am in sports heaven. Where do I begin?

Why not start with baseball. This series has been full of excitement, controversy, and even confusion within each team. These feelings haven’t occurred in just one game, it has occurred in all 5 games that have been played so far. The Boston Red Sox have the 3-2 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, with the last two games being played in Boston. This will be troublesome for the Cardinals and they will really have to find a way to stop the flaming Boston offense in order to win the championship. Game 6 is tonight, and I must say it will be a damn good game to watch. 

College Football. That’s all that is needed to be said. Just kidding, I need to update y’all on teams in the top 25 from this past weekend. The Baylor Bears killed my Kansas Jayhawks 59-14 and I must say it was not a pretty game to watch. I barely was able to stay for the first half as I could hardly keep my eyes open from all of the horrendous action taking place. Both Florida State and Oregon, the number two and three teams in the nation respectively, had resounding wins. But, Oregon pulled ahead of Florida State in the rankings this previous Sunday. Thank the good lord that number 21 South Carolina defeated number 5 Missouri (misery, ha). Nothing else needs to be said about that game. One of the better games of the week was number 15 Oklahoma defeating conference foe number 10 Texas Tech 38-30. Heads up, upset alert. Duke defeated number 14 Virginia Tech 13-10. What a very low-scoring game. Wait, wait, one more upset. Minnesota defeated number 24 Nebraska 34-23. It’s a rare win for the Gophers as they have struggled against the Cornhuskers in the past. 

Now, it’s time for professional football. The Kansas City Chiefs are  undefeated, barely scraping by the Cleveland Browns 23-17. The Detroit Lions had to make a huge comeback to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 31-30. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson had 329 receiving yards! Holy Cow! The Atlanta Falcons struggles continue as they go 2-5 with a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the final score being 27-13. This is unusual for Atlanta and I’m sure their fans aren’t the happiest of people at the moment. The New York Giants got their second straight win, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 15-7. I still have faith in my Giants! Other than that, there wasn’t exactly a whole lot of excitement elsewhere around the league. Hopefully this next week will be better.

This past Saturday, in the Spain’s La Liga, powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid faced off. Barcelona came out on top, winning 2-1 with goals from Neymar (unbelievable player who is only going to get better) and Alexis Sanchez for Barca. Jese from Real Madrid scored the lone goal for the team. In the English Premier League, Arsenal stays hot, sitting on top of the standings, but are closely followed by my favorite, Chelsea as well as Liverpool. Liverpool has turned itself around this season and if I were the other teams in the league, I would watch out for them. In the U.S., in the Eastern Conference the New York Red Bulls lead the pack, closely followed by Sporting Kansas City. In the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers are in charge, also being closely followed by Real Salt Lake. Although I am somewhat of a FC Dallas fan, they are struggling and it doesn’t exactly look pretty to say the least. When it gets closer to the playoffs, that’s really when things will start to heat up. 

I don’t often talk about hockey, but when I do, something interesting tends to happen. As I look at the power rankings, I notice that the top three teams don’t include the Stanley Cup Champions or the runner-ups. The San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche have had unbelievable seasons so far, each only having one loss. My Dallas Stars have struggled a bit, with their record being 4-5-1. I think they need to start looking in the market for some defensemen. 

The most notable news in Golf this past week was the separation of EA Sports and Tiger Woods. After being together for 15 years, they mutually agreed to split. They felt it was necessary to use other players for the cover and make it more fair. The season just recently started and not many tournaments have been played, so stay tuned for that. 

Now, time for some basketball. Starting off with college, last night was the first game for the Kansas Jayhawks of the 2013-2014 season. Even though it was an exhibition and it didn’t count, the Hawks defeated Pitt State (in Kansas) 97-57. Highly touted Andrew Wiggins had 16 points and had a few good plays to show off during the game. I would say the biggest disappointment for Kansas was Wayne Selden who had very few points and caused 4 fouls. Although he did play aggressive, it was a little too much. Perry Ellis played one heck of a game in my opinion and he will be one of the leaders of this team. Like I said, it was only an exhibition game so nothing to really worry about. 

Opening night of the NBA was spectacular. The much favorited Lebron James defeated the Chicago Bulls 107-95. Okay okay, I’ll be nice. The Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls. At one point, the Heat went on a 21-5 run and that was basically the moment of the game. In the battle of LA, the Lakers welcomed Doc Rivers into Los Angeles with a win over his Clippers. The Lakers bench scored the last 48 points, led by Xavier Henry (played for KU!) into a resounding 116-103 win. 

Well, I think that shall be all for today. Unfortunately, I will be writing less on here due to the fact school is trying to kill my brain. But, in good news, I have received two internships for Sports blogging online! I am writing for Rantsports.com, specifically focusing on the New York Yankees and also will be writing for inRecruit.com where the articles are focused on college basketball recruitment. Go to these websites and read my articles! You would receive my appreciation and gratitude. 🙂 Anyways, enough for today. The answer to the question in the title is yes. As in yes folks we are in sports heaven at the current moment. Hope you’ve got your wings. 

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