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A Few Things

For this week, I’m just gonna point out a few things that I have been thinking about in regards to the sports world, similar to what I did with the NFL in my last post. This is something I would like to start doing, because it really helps when you can’t think of a topic. Just kidding…

1. March Madness? More like... well, March Madness

Surely the tournament has lived up to its name, delivering plenty of memorable games topped by, of course, the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers’ 20 point smashing of the number one seed in the South, UVA (Utterly Vapid Amateurs). I must say that I do enjoy all the upsets, as I love a good underdog. Moreover, though my bracket consists of mostly red and crossed out names, I find myself towards the top of the national pile this year due to the extreme unpredictability that comes when you throw 10 teenagers on a court with a ball. The NCAA is probably liking all the action as well, as I haven’t heard the word scandal since the tourney started. One last thought on March; this is the only time of year when you find yourself rooting against your own team, unless you are one of those people who picks them to win it all every year. If you do, I admire your loyalty (but not if your favorite team just happens to be a one seed).

2. Bye Bye Birdie… in the NFL

It’s that time of year again when all those bloated contracts get shed from rosters around the League. However, it’s been more than just bad contracts this year. An exorbitant amount of talented veterans found themselves without a team, though only for a short time. Unlike those greedy baseball folk, they were able to find jobs right away at REASONABLE PRICES. Sure, some big contracts just had to go, but we also say players like Ndamukong Suh get released in culture shifts by teams hoping to establish different identities. This offseason has definitely seen an abundance of moves, and teams are taking advantage of it (Browns?). To close this section out, I have to point out the saddest of all the releasees, Jordy Nelson. Him and Aaron Rodgers had formed a great bond, and both got off to hot starts last season. When Rodgers went down, so did Nelson’s numbers, but he is still a great player. After offering to take a pay cut (a move the Packers refused to negotiate), Nelson was released. Luckily, he was able to find a job with the Raiders, and I hope he puts together a nice comeback season catching passes for Derek Carr.

That concludes this post, not because I am out of things to write about but because I am out of time. Cheers.

#offseason #releases #Importantplayers #NFL #MarchMadness #UMBC #UVA

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