The series against the Cubs would be the first intra-city World Series Championship. The Cubs would have most of the attention because they seemed to be the better team with the better record but, the White Sox ended up winning the series 4 games to 2. In 1917 the White Sox would once again have powerful pitching that would help them win a franchise record 100 games. The White Sox would play the New York Giants in the World Series Championship and win the second and last of the 20th century 4 games to 2. This series was played during World War 1, and prior to the first game at Comiskey Park the White Sox played the Star Spangled Banner to honor the troops.
The Colts got the ball back and the fans started to boo their team as they left the stadium. The final score was 35-27. The Colts improved to 11-0 in the season and Houston fell to 5-6. I was proud to see my team win despite them coming back from losing by 13 at halftime. Attending my first NFL game was a great experience for me.
The divide comes from the fact that the BCS, a computer based system, doesn’t always get it right, and that teams should have the opportunity to settle it on the field. The problem with single elimination playoffs are that the best team doesn’t often win but more so the hottest team wins, witch devalues the regular season. BCS supporter feel with the current system every week is a playoff type atmosphere in which a lost may put a team out of the running for the national championship. Conversely the 2007 BCS National Championship game featured two 2-loss teams in LSU and OSU. A game in which, OSU was blown out for the second year in a row, forcing the debate that the BCS system didn’t do its job, which is to put the best two teams in the BCS National Championship
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When we entered the stadium to play we were a little early so we got some water and started getting each other excited to play. Then it was time, we went onto the field screaming and hollering like maniacs. When the first team came out to play we were ready to play some defense. They ran to the left, and then the right and then down the middle, no matter where they went we stopped them we had them locked out, there was no way they could score. By the end of their twenty plays, Rosemont had scored one touchdown, we were ecstatic.
Representing my school by playing for the varsity football team was surreal to me. Out of the fifty freshman playing football, I was the only one to suit up and play for varsity that season. Winning that game would have meant going to the playoffs and most importantly, it wouldn’t have been the last football game for the seniors. That game also had a personal significance for me; it would be the first time I would be playing underneath the lights of Eagle Stadium for everyone to
a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from others of the sample” (3). By simply making the NFL, Rodgers is an outlier. He is different than the 99.8% other high school football athletes who were unable to make it the National Football League. Some people may argue that Tom Brady is the best NFL Quarterback because of his achievements. Others may argue that Peyton Manning is the best Quarterback because of his winning ways.
This happened in 2004 when Southern California (USC), Oklahoma, and Auburn all finished the regular season undefeated. The BCS could only pick two teams to play for the national championship so they chose USC and Oklahoma. Southern California ended up winning the game that game fifty-five to nineteen. A few days before, Auburn played Virginia Tech and beat then sixteen to thirteen. After everything was over Auburn finished the season undefeated from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) arguably the best conference in football and did not even get a chance to win a championship, even though they did everything they possibly could do.
There was a lot of hype surrounding the Galaxy and David’s first game in Los Angeles. The stadium was packed with raging fans, celebrities and sports critics. David wasn’t seen warming up until about ten minutes before the game was over, when he stood up and took off his warm-ups, the crowd went crazy and started chanting “Beckham, Beckham.” He played for thirteen minutes and was made fun of for being hurt after his first game. He has not yet played a game longer than that of his first night. ESPN and other sports networks are starting to wonder if it was worth the $250 million that the Galaxy spent to bring him to America.
For some of us seniors this could be the last game that we ever suit up for. Going into the playoffs we were in an unfamiliar position as we were the favorites to win it all, according to the polls. All year we heard that we weren’t disciplined enough to win district, let alone state. The online forums were covered by the fans from Greensville explaining and predicting how bad they would demolish us. This was just extra motivation and we had something