Have you ever looked at a magnificent statue and wondered, “How could someone look at an unassuming chunk of rock and imagine creating that?”
When asked about his expectations for the upcoming season, Reds’ first baseman, Joey Votto, was clear with his expectations. “I think we’re starting to get to the point where people are getting tired of this stretch of ball. I think something needs to start changing and start going in a different direction,” Votto stated matter-of-factly to Cincinnati.com.
The return of baseball is generally a welcome sight to individuals across America. It means the return of hot dogs, stadium lights visible from the interstate, cold drinks and everything else that you can find in the lyrics of a Kenny Chesney song.
Over the past couple of years, the NBA trade deadline has proven to be one of the most eventful and dramatic portions of the NBA regular season. Just last year, DeMarcus Cousins, one of the top-three big men in the NBA, was moved to the New Orleans Pelicans; and players like Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic, Serge Ibaka and countless others have been moved to teams looking to make an improvement before the NBA playoffs.
On Sunday, the world witnessed a Super Bowl unlike any before it — one where Philadelphia is left holding the Lombardi Trophy. Featuring a record-blasting offensive explosion and a redemption story for the ages, perhaps most significant was what it means for the future of the NFL and how the game is played and coached at the highest level.
As Miami welcomes the majority of its students back to campus this week, America will be celebrating perhaps her most significant unofficial national holiday: the Super Bowl. The grand spectacle features (usually) great football and (sometimes) the biggest names in entertainment. The commercials alone cause people who never watch football to throw parties, buy cheese trays and invite other people who don’t watch football over to watch a football game. Every last dollar is squeezed out of a 60 minute game stretched to last four hours.
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