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Well, it's been a while since I've written on of these! It's been a crazy the past few weeks as the high school sports seasons are in full swing and there are multiple games to cover almost every day, but here are just some of my thoughts on what's going on in the local and national sports world.
I will say that I've enjoyed going to all the high school games and watching some great action. Whether the team I'm covering has won or lost, these young men and women give their best every time they play. Our communities should be very proud of all our local student-athletes and their coaches for representing our cities and towns in very positive ways. I encourage everyone to go attend some high school sporting events and support all the teams.
Despite the fact that the St. Louis Cardinals are not going to the Postseason this year, I'm still going to watch the MLB playoffs...hoping that either the Yankees or the Phillies DON'T win the World Series. If they don't win it, then I'll be satisfied with the outcome. Other than that, I'm not going to give my opinion on why the Cardinals fell apart late in the season because I really don't know how it happened.
The NFL regular season is in full swing and I love the fact that football is back on my HD television on Sunday afternoons. I've been pleased with the high level of competition this year, but I really didn't expect anything else...it's the NFL and you're going to be guaranteed to see competitive football every week.
The team that has shocked me the most this season is the Kansas City Chiefs. Who would have thought the Chiefs would be on top of the AFC West after Week 3. I didn't see it coming, but this team has a lot of potential. This team is very young and they have nothing to lose in just going out there and playing hard-nosed football. Head Coach Todd Haley and his coaching staff have those guys believing that they can win a lot of games this year. They've played well up till now...but the true test of the NFL is to be playing this well in Weeks 14-17.
When it comes to college football, the season doesn't really start for me until this weekend. For the first couple of weeks, the highest ranked teams have played maybe one tough opponent, but now those teams have to start playing conference opponents and things start to get really interesting when conference play kicks off. I'm sure that we'll see some major shake-ups in the polls after some top teams lose in the next few weeks.
The best college game I've seen this year has to be last weekends Alabama/Arkansas game. I don't feel sorry for Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett...not only did he blow his team's chances at a possible national championship run, he blew his Heisman hopes by throwing three interceptions, including one late in the game that put a stop to any chances of a Razorback comeback. Right now I've got Michigan QB Denard Robinson and Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor as the front runners for the Heisman...let the DEBATE begin!!!
Ok, one more thing...I'm going to be up late tonight/early this morning watching the Ryder Cup!!! GO USA!!!
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