This week had it’s ups, and certainly its downs. Here’s why…
This week in football was great, because of the one and only, SUPER BOWL!!! This year, the New England Patriots, number one team in their conference, and the Seattle Seahawks, number one team in the conference, will play for the Lombardi Trophy. The game will be played in Glendale, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The Seahawks’ running back, Marshawn Lynch, will be a highlight in the game not only because of his explosive running power, but because of his social media problems. On Super Bowl 49 Media Day, Lynch was asked 29 different questions, and replied them all with the same answer. That answer? “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”. He said that because Roger Godell, the NFL commissioner, told Lynch that if he didn’t go to Media Day, he would be fined half a million dollars! That’s $500,000! Luckily, he wasn’t fined.
On the Patriots’ side, Tom Brady will be the main focus. If you haven’t heard, the Patriots were caught deflating 11 of their 12 footballs for the conference championship against the Indianapolis Colts. This increased the ball grip for the Patriots, and that was an unfair advantage to the Colts since it was a cold, rainy night. All that will happen to the Patriots is probably a fine, and some draft picks may be taken away. This is nothing for the Pats, because they are such a great football team.
My game prediction? Seahawks: 42 – Patriots: 38
This weekend, was the finals of the Australian Open. For the men, it was a matchup of Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, versus Andy Murray, from England. Back in the 3rd round, Roger Federer was beaten, and Rafael Nadal lost in the quarterfinals. Djokovic won the match in four sets. For the women, Serena Williams from the US went against Maria Sharapova, from Russia. This was a more expected matchup, and the favored Serena Williams won in only two sets. She is now the oldest woman to win the Australian Open, and she is now another step closer to being the greatest women’s tennis player of all time!
On Friday, the HEAT went against former and sort of current rivals, the Dallas Mavericks. The first and second quarter were great for the HEAT even though at one point we were 3 for 20 in three-point range. We looked great! Until the Second-half came along. Once the second half began, we looked like a way different team, and not in a good way. It seemed like we were outscored by 100! Hopefully this is a wakeup call for the HEAT. LeBron and the Cavaliers are currently on a 10 game win streak! This is making us look bad, and LeBron looking good. Thats one thing Miami does NOT want! Lets hope that we can get our act together today against Boston!