Happy Leap Year! The leap year is a phenomenon that occurs every four years, with an extra day added to the month of February. This is because the earth does not orbit the earth in exactly 365 days . Therefore, the leap year is used as a corrective measure. Here are some athletes who had some insane leaping ability during their careers.
Like the Buccaneers, the Atlanta Falcons surged their way to a 7-9 record. Finishing strong with a four-game winning streak, Atlanta has high hopes for next season. What can they do to get back to the Super Bowl?
The Denver Broncos finished 7-9 last season and appear to be all in on quarterback Drew Lock. What can John Elway and crew do to get the Broncos back to prominence?
Last year, the Milwaukee Bucks were set on winning the NBA title. Behind Greek Freak and key role players like Brook Lopez helped set the tone for Milwaukee's season. However, Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors stopped Milwaukee in their tracks en route to Toronto winning their first NBA title in franchise history.
Now, the Bucks appear like a dominant force again. Spacing out the floor for Giannis Antetokounmpo to dominate has put Milwaukee at a record of 49-8. Not only is this the best record in the Eastern Conference, but in the NBA. The Bucks look to reach the 70-win plateau this season, a mark reached by few teams in NBA history. But who can stop the Bucks in their tracks?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers surged to a 7-9 record and found the best passing attack in the NFL (4,845 passing yards) under route expert/head coach Bruce Arians. What can the Bucs do to end the NFC's longest playoff drought?
This edition of Nostalgia Game Review takes a look at Ninja Gaiden for the NES. A game made by Tecmo (who's also known for the Tecmo Bowl series, unsurprisingly) in October 1988, Ninja Gaiden was the first of a trilogy for the NES, which saw a 16-bit re-release for the SNES. In fact, Ninja Gaiden was also an arcade game, even seeing an arcade adaption for the Atari Lynx. This game is a favorite of Twitch streamer Protonjon's, who has even LP'ed the series on his YouTube channel.
Ninja Gaiden features a ninja named Ryu Hayabusa, who's out to get vengeance for his murdered father. Along the way, Hayabusa learns that an evil entity named the "Jaquio" is plotting to take over the world by releasing a ancient demon's power contained within two statues. Therefore, Ryu must go through 20 stages and six acts to stop the "Jaquio". The game plays like Castlevania (the original) in that you use sub-weapons and have magic to use those weapons. These sub-weapons include a shuriken and a windmill attack.
Overall, this game has good replay value. The controls on the game may feel hard to get used to at times. However, playing the game enough will get you settled in, with the controls practically becoming easy to use. Ninja Gaiden is also notorious for its hard difficulty. That's not a problem. The problem is when you're constantly getting attacked by pestering BIRDS. The worst part is that these birds are one of the enemies in the game that deal the most damage.
What Ninja Gaiden is memorable for is its storytelling. Using cutscenes in a anime style, Ninja Gaiden does a terrific job intertwining its story into the game. Ryu meets many characters on his quest to avenge his father, adding intrigue to the game. The story has many swerves, ultimately leading you to the "Jaquio". Ninja Gaiden was one of the first video games to incorporate this into their game.
While Ninja Gaiden may be a difficult game to master at first, it is a fun challenge for anyone looking for a new adventure. Definitely one of the more underrated NES platformers, Ninja Gaiden is definitely worth your time. Check out Ninja Gaiden if you have the time!
After Andrew Luck's shocking retirement, the Indianapolis Colts managed to stay alive until the end of the regular season. They finished with a record of 7-9, but still have questions. What can the Colts do to get back to Super Bowl contender status?
When Vince McMahon said he wanted to see a fast-paced football league, many would assume there would be more points. However, that hasn't been the case, as the highest amount of points scored was 37 by Houston. Granted, everyone was expecting shoot-outs of 40+ points per team. But the XFL's experiment has waned from such chaos.
There's also less of an emphasis on running the ball. Yes, the XFL wants more tempo in their games. However, when your leading rusher is Matt Jones of the St. Louis Battlehawks (129 rushing yards this season), it should raise some eyebrows.
Aside from Cardale Jones (511 passing yards), the passers in the XFL aren't lighting it up. But it's only two weeks worth of games. We'll see what goes down in the next couple weeks and if those numbers climb.
In their last hurrah in Oakland, the Raiders have set off for Sin City. What should the Las Vegas Raiders do to ensure that Vegas will get a legit playoff team this season?
The Jets wrapped up their 2019 season with a 7-9 record, but have high hopes for the future with Sam Darnold. What can they do to pry the AFC East from New England?
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