Look at the time! 2019 is almost coming to an end and it's time to hand out the '2019 Sports Things Of The Year Awards'! Let's commemorate those who have achieved high marks this season.
Team Of The Year: New England Patriots: Winners of Super Bowl 53, the Patriots continue their marks of excellence in the NFL. With big-time players like Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Julian Edelman, the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3 to secure their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history.
Male Athlete Of The Year: Kawhi Leonard: You can call him "Mr. Fun Guy". You can call him "Board Man". You can call him the NBA Finals MVP. In any case, Kawhi Leonard had a massive 2019. Leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, including a buzzer-beating shot against the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs, Leonard has made a name for himself in the NBA landscape.
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Female Athlete Of The Year: Simone Biles: No one has achieved more in 2019 than Simone Biles. From winning the Stuttgart World Cup in January to completing a triple twisting double somersault at the 2019 U.S. National Gymnastics Championship, Biles has kicked ass in the world of gymnastics. She even led the United States to the team final at the 2019 World Championships in first place. It's safe to say that 2019 was the year of Simone Biles.
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Sports Owner Of The Year: Robert Kraft, New England Patriots: Kraft won the Super Bowl as the owner of the Patriots, which will usually get you top honors. But Kraft also receives this honor for all the wrong reasons. Kraft is facing felony charges from a prostitution case stemming from a massage parlor in Florida in February. Talk about wanting a quickie. Yeesh.
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Sports Moment Of The Year: U.S. Women's Soccer Team Winning The World Cup: These awesome ladies did it... for America.
Sports Executive Of The Year: Masai Ujiri: The Toronto Raptors secured their first NBA title thanks to the mastermind known as Masai Ujiri. Bringing in Kawhi Leonard was a brazen move, considering Leonard wanted to return to his hometown of Los Angeles. The result was an NBA title with Leonard winning NBA Finals MVP honors. Leonard may be a legend in Canada now. But Ujiri deserves a great deal of credit for getting him there.
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The NFL playoffs are set! In a chaotic Week 17, here's what went down as the playoffs got settled.
Next week, the NFL playoff slate will be set. But right now, we're concerned with the college football landscape. Two big games featuring four big teams. Who's moving on to the National Championship?
I can't believe the last week of the NFL regular season is here. This sounds cliched, but where did the time go? Anyways, here are the picks for Week 17 in the NFL regular season.
All the stress, angry soccer moms from Wilmette, Illinois, and spending for one singular day is over. The Pagan holiday formally known as Christmas has come to an end. For some, it's a special day of gift giving and lots of eating. For others, it's a day where all the hair pulling and screaming builds up to it.
For me, I'm glad it's over. It's too stressful for me to handle getting gifts out. It can also be an expensive endeavor, especially when you're trying to make ends meet in a new residency. Even with a $30 cap, it's tough trying to get everyone the gift they desire while staying afloat financially. Then, there's this.
All this over the birth of Jesus. What's ironic is that Americans that shop on Black Friday do this on Thanksgiving, a day where you're supposed to be thankful. Every time Americans shop on Black Friday, there should be a bald eagle present to represent the Americana oozing out of this ritual. In fact, Santa Claus should have his sleigh ran by bald eagles instead of reindeer. That would be pure America. At least Canadians are formal when they do their Black Friday shopping.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'm glad Christmas is over. The oversaturated commercialization, the hassles, the overplayed songs, everything. A Pagan holiday that has become drenched with images of St. Nick and the hottest deals has become a major turnoff of other people such as myself. BAH HUMBUG!
It's an NBA staple to play on Christmas. After all, who doesn't love watching LeBron James play on Jesus's birthday (he should have a Sprite in his hand while dribbling a basketball). Anyways, here's what these five NBA teams should for when the next Christmas period rolls around.
A much-hyped team is close to being eliminated from playoff contention and a playoff contender is banged up. What went down in Week 16 of the NFL season?
The playoff season is near for the NFL, which means there are teams who may be looking to make a change at head coach to get to the playoffs. Who might be getting a pink slip soon?
The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President? That is a classic line from the 1980's game, Bad Dudes, and the premise of the game: rescuing Ronald Reagan from a rogue gang of ninjas because Ronald Reagan didn't have his firearms with him when these ninjas attacked.
Initially an arcade game released in 1988 by Data East, Bad Dudes is a beat 'em up that was ported to systems such as the Commodore 64, the NES, and the home computer. You play as Striker and Blade, the "Bad Dudes", and your mission is to save President Ronnie.
That opening line is perhaps the most iconic thing about this game. The gameplay feels average, but the music is good. Sometimes, the boss fights can feel frustrating to the point of you possibly throwing your controller. Other than that, the game isn't that bad.
Bad Dudes is a game that you should check out for that opening scene alone. Whether you stick with the game for its gameplay is another question. But ask yourself this: Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?
The holiday season is upon us, which means lots of presents and empty bank accounts. This also means the NFL playoff picture is starting to cement itself. This week's bonus pick match-up is between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. Who's getting all the presents in the world, including the NFC East?
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