There are teams every year that get hot at the right time, and have the momentum it takes to make a deep run in the tournament regardless of talent. Conference championships are the last chance to punch a ticket to the big dance, and get your team excited and motivated to compete in late March.
Here are the 5 teams I think are the hottest in all of college basketball.
5. Miami Hurricanes
This program (like the football team) thrives on momentum and energy, and with a 4 game win streak going into the ACC tournament, they are scary. The Hurricanes have shown they are one of the best transition teams in the country, and lately that they can get stops down the stretch. If this team can make a push in the conference tourney their stock will rise, and I look for them to make an Elite 8 run. Read Full Article Here!
Spring training is officially underway. Teams are getting in as many reps as possible to prepare for the long season ahead, and we begin to wonder who will run the league once the games are rolling. Here are my opening Power rankings for the season; I will update this as each month of baseball passes by.
30. Miami Marlins
The Marlins were 77-85 last year WITH the NL MVP, Giancarlo Stanton. They are now without him. Simple as that. The Marlins will struggle.
29. San Diego Padres
The Padres haven’t seen the postseason since 2006 or won a playoff series since 1998… Neither of those stats will change. Long season to come for the Padres. See The Final 28 Here!
When 250+ pound professional athletes are running full speed, and using their muscle to launch themselves at every loose ball, injuries are bound to happen. But injuries are accidents, and should never be caused by an individuals intentional desire to hurt someone else.
Zaza Pachulia in numerous situations has been accused of crossing the line, and trying to hurt other stars. An incident with Kawhi Leonard last season, was perhaps the most infamous, and caught the attention of players around the league. The debate of whether the warriors big man intentionally stepped on the ankle of Leonard is in fact no debate at all. People around the league like to convince themselves that no player at this level would dare to do such a thing. While this would be a wonderful truth, it is not the case. Zaza Pachulia is out to injure other players, and revolves his game around cheap shots, and “dirty” plays. Read Full Article Here!
The 2018-2019 season of America’s pastime is soon approaching and I couldn’t be more excited. The last two seasons, and specifically the World Series, have been more thrilling than ever, and the new wave of young stars in the league are starting to pave their way to greatness.
This season should be just as intriguing, considering the blockbuster trades this offseason. With Stanton in New York, are the Yankees the favorite? Or can the Astros repeat their historic run? In the NL can the Nationals finally make a run to the championship game, or will the Cubs rebound from somewhat of a let down last year? With the season around the corner many questions have begun to be asked.