February 17, 2013 at 2:34pm in
While ESPN’s Bracketology has no bearing on the actual seeding for the NCAA tournament when it is set next month, Joe Lunardi’s page often is a strong indicator of what we will likely see on our brackets. It would be awesome to bet on March Madness, as long as you check out the Bracketology page ahead of time.
The latest look has Florida, Miami (Fl), Duke and Indiana as the tournament’s No. 1 seeds. Continue reading Latest Look at ESPN’s Bracketology has Florida, Miami, Duke, Indiana as No. 1 Seeds »
Tags: Bracketology, College Basketball, Duke, Florida, Indiana, Miami, NCAA
Here at Sports of Boston, we want to keep the focus on sports and stay away from politics. Politics are just too divisive and too emotional. Sports arguments usually have just a few angles. Political arguments have angles, levels, agendas, religions and more beliefs that I want to mention here. As a website, we had to contribute something. So, I decided I would give an opinion that to me is not about politics. It’s about common sense.
I am the father of two beautiful girls, both under the age of ten. They are my life; they are my greatest joys and the source of constant worry. Every morning I drop them off at school and I watch them walk through the front door. For me and many parents, it will be hard in the coming months and years not to think of Newtown, Connecticut when we say good-bye in the morning as our children begin their school day. When I was their age, I used to walk to school with my friends. Some afternoons I walked home by myself. Those times were different and we worry more today because we have been raised in a world where that worry is legitimate. Continue reading Regarding Newtown, There are No Words, but Maybe We Can Do Better »
Tags: Connecticut, Guns, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Violent Video games.
On Friday morning, Sandy Hook Elementary school kids woke up to get ready for school. Since it was Friday, everyone going to school was in a good mood knowing the weekend was up ahead. These kids woke up, brushed their teeth, ate breakfast, got on the bus and went to school. The 20 kids and the 7 adults (6 at the school, plus the shooter’s mother at a separate location) that were killed Friday never woke up with the sense their lives could end.
We all wake up thinking about what the day brings for us. I woke up on the Friday morning focusing on getting my paper done for one of my classes and getting lunch later. Never did I ever have the thought my life was going to end. That’s the scary part about the world today. We all wake up without expecting what will happen tomorrow even if it means our lives or the lives of the people we love could be taken away. Continue reading Thoughts on Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy »
Tags: Connecticut, Newtown, Sandy Hook Elementary School
The elementary school shooting that occurred December 14, 2012 will always be remembered as a horrific tragedy, one that will likely spark a number of political and social debates, such as gun control and treatment for those with mental illness.
However, after reading numerous Twitter and Facebook posts following the incident in Newtown, Connecticut, I believe another troublesome issue has arisen from the event, one concerning the way we interact with one another after such tragedies. Postings of thoughts and prayers going out to the families affected are frequent and heartfelt, but the confrontational dialogue between individuals on their ideas for reform is becoming problematic. Many are reacting with anger, which is an understandable tributary in the range of emotions stemming from initial sadness and shock. However, it is important to remember that no matter how often these tragedies seem to occur, our anger should not be misplaced onto each other and we should never express shame over living in a country or world where such travesties take place. Continue reading A Reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut Shooting »
Tags: Connecticut, Newtown, Tragedy
45 long years after Carl Yastrzemski won baseball’s Triple Crown, Miguel Cabrera just clinched the 16th such award in history.
Cabrera finished the season with 44 home runs, 139 RBIs, and a .330 batting average. Numbers worthy of MVP consideration, without a doubt. Consideration, you ask? Yes.
Why would a Triple Crown winner only be considered for the league’s MVP award? Why would Mike Trout be getting more MVP buzz than Cabrera?
Because Cabrera’s historic season was just that: historic. Continue reading Miguel Cabrera Wins Elusive Triple Crown. So? »
Tags: Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, Triple Crown