The Final Four field is set! For those of you new to the college basketball world or aren't familiar, here are your participants in this year's Final Four festivities in Minneapolis!
The Houston Texans won the AFC South behind J.J. Watt and a strong defense. However, the Colts did the Texans in, eliminating them in the wild card round. What do the Texans need to do to take the next step to Super Bowl supremacy?
If you're not familiar with De La Soul, they are an R&B/Hip Hop group from New York. You probably know their song "Me, Myself, and I", especially if you've seen the movie Good Burger. However, there are other De La Soul songs that you should listen to. Here are some suggestions:
You know about LeBron, Greek Freak, James Harden, Steph Curry, KD, and Joel Embiid just to name a few. Even non-NBA fans have an idea of who these people are. But do you know who the following players are? These players have vital roles in the success of their teams and are a part of makes the team's engine move. Here's who you need to know about come playoff time.
Opening Day hasn't even commenced yet and I'm already posting about potential trade targets in baseball. With the number of tanking teams growing, who's going to give up their superstar for a plethora of prospects?
Today, I'm going to talk about one of the most groundbreaking games for the Super Nintendo. It's not Super Mario World and it certainly isn't Shaq Fu. I'm talking about Donkey Kong Country, a game developed by Rare in 1994.
What made the game historic was its usage of the Silicon Graphics workstation, a program that converted 3D images into sprites. In fact, Nintendo bought Rare, acquiring 49% of a stake in the company due to Rare's impressive work with SGI technology and Alias.
The game itself has a good share of difficulty. Right up to the last playable world, the game ramps up in difficulty as the stages require more tactics and guile. The level design contributes to this, making for a fun romp through the game's overworld. Memorable music adds to the game's flavor, giving it a rush of adventure and kickass taste.
Between the three Donkey Kong Country games, many DKC fans will say that DKC 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is the easier one. While this is true, I like Donkey Kong Country better than the other three installments. DKC 2: Diddy's Kong Quest was nice for a bit, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me. DKC 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble was a game that I honestly didn't care for. If you truly want to get your bearings in the series, DKC 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is your best bet. But if you're looking for a fun adventure, give Donkey Kong Country a try.
The baseball season is only two days away! Thank goodness it's almost here because it's one step closer to enjoying a fruitful summer. For all my baseball fans out there, here is a list of rookies you should watch for this season.
The Baltimore Ravens usurped their rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, from their AFC North perch, but lost to the Chargers in the wild card weekend. What can the Ravens do to progress towards the next level?
The Seattle Seahawks finished 10-6, making a return to the playoffs. Unfortunately, their season ended with an encounter with the Dallas Cowboys. What do the Seahawks need to do to get back to Super Bowl contention?
Your guess for the number one pick in the next NBA Draft is probably going to be as good as mine. It'll probably be Zion Williamson from Duke. The six foot seven behemoth is a force to be reckoned with and is a massive body at his position. However, I'm going to try and sell you on the possibility of drafting Murray State's Ja Morant at number one.
Morant was the first collegiate player to post a triple double in an NCAA tournament game since Draymond Green did it with Michigan State in 2012 (Green got a triple double in an NCAA tournament game the previous year). Morant is excellent off the dribble and can also make plays and drive to the rim with devastating force. Granted, his lanky frame makes Zion preferable over Morant. However, there are certain defenses that Zion can't handle that Morant can, i.e. a set defense or a help defense.
There is also the talk about Morant not facing top competition enough, which is true. However, Morant's triple double against a Marquette team with a solid player in Markus Howard is proof that Morant can ball with the best. Mornat can rebound and make his teammates better, as proven in the Marquette/Murray State game. Morant's athleticism also makes him a desirable point guard, especially in off-motion plays.
It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that Zion Williamson is going to be the number one pick in this summer's NBA Draft, barring that he returns to Duke for another year (honestly, why should he considering the NCAA stinks?). But if you want to root for a different number one draft pick, look at Ja Morant of Murray State!
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