Around The Sports World With Daniel Hunt – December 12th Edition
Our sports world is vast. From the perfection of Aaron Rodgers, to the horror of the 76ers, it seems all sports trends are as shaky as the stock market. Many leave us scratching our heads, wondering, debating. But that’s where I come in.
Starting today, and continuing on every Friday after Christmas break, I will discuss and analyze sports topics from across the world. Although many topics will range across many leagues, there will be local topics as well. Most topics will be asked in question form and crafted by me.
If you have any topics that you would like to be featured just drop a comment below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should the nation be concerned about the College Football Playoff and its effectiveness? Following a drop from the 3rd seed to the 6th by TCU, many are worried that the best teams won’t always have the chance to play.
Courtesy of ESPN
Daniel Hunt: It’s definitely in the back of minds but not a concern.
First and foremost, I feel the committee got this right. As much credit as I have to give to the two Big 12 teams–5th ranked Baylor and 6th ranked TCU– neither one is as skilled as Ohio State.
Down to their 3rd Quarterback, Ohio State put 53 points up against a decent Wisconsin team, while also limiting Melvin Gordon and co. to zero points. After this win against Wisconsin, there was no way any other team was going to be able to snag the last spot. This was Ohio State’s playoff spot to lose from the start.
Don’t look now, but the Foley High School Basketball men’s team is 8-5, on a two game winning streak and doesn’t look to be slowing down. Can this success last throughout the whole season?
Head Coach Shumbe Hunter Courtesy of Gulf Coast News Today
DH: Simply put, this team is well coached. When you take an actual look at their personnel, you don’t see much size. But that has certainly not stopped the Lions from developing an identity. They are 4-1 at home, which is more important than people think. They have thrived off creating forced turnovers through their full court press and have been just as efficient on the offensive side of the ball.
Shumbe Hunter has done well with a team that isn’t as physically dominant on the glass as past Foley teams have been by effectively blending his personnel and hiding some of his team’s shortcomings. With conference play becoming weaker by the year, and the emergence of the new blue collared Lions, success seems imminent.
Lots of late season MVP talk in the NFL, so who is the MVP of the 2014 season?
Courtesy of the NFL
DH: Aaron Rodgers. It really isn’t even close.
Demarco Murray would have had a solid case in any other era. He is having an amazing season, as he is set to break Emmit Smith’s franchise record of 1773 rushing yards as early as next week, yet it still isn’t enough after watching Rodgers’ season. JJ Watt also has an impressive resume and has cemented his self into,“Best Player in the league,” but somehow, Rodgers play has been elevated to a class higher than elite.
Throughout Rodgers’ career, he boasts a 4.05 Touchdown to Interception Ratio, good for best ratio in league history. Next Quarterback on that list? Tom Brady, with a 2.76 ratio. Rodgers has thrown 35 touchdown compared to only 3 interceptions in 2014. His Quarterback rating is a soaring 119.2 and has over 3,600 passing yards. This might be the greatest Quarterback performance that the world has ever seen.
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