As the winter continues to bring us cold temperatures, the sports world continues to bring us excitement. This time of year always brings up lots of talking points as most of the professional sports leagues are in season. While many teams are having great seasons and have lots to be happy about, other teams are very angry and/or not playing all that well. As you know, on this blog we care about the teams that aren’t doing well! After reviewing some sources I’ve put together a little list of the bad “things” happening in sports and stories that you could end up seeing on my blog in the future.
1.Blown call in New Orleans
On January 20th the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles matched up for what was a great NFC Championship game. Unfortunately the game will go down as one of the biggest controversial wins for the Rams due to a missed call late in the fourth quarter. A clear pass interference call was missed which brought the game to overtime, costing the Saints the game. The referees later admitted that they missed the call but there is nothing they can do about it at this point.
2.West Virginia Men’s Basketball
Being a WVU student myself, I have a little bit of a soft side for WVU basketball and this year the team is just bad. Coming into the 2019 season the Mountaineers were ranked in the AP top 25 poll for 54 straight weeks, one of the longest streaks in College Basketball. That streak quickly came to an end as they were not ranked after the first game of the season. The Mountaineers year has been on a downward slope since the first game as they have not been able to do anything in Big 12 Conference play. The team is young and is lacking leadership, something that Coach Huggins hasn’t had to deal with in awhile.
3. The NFL Pro Bowl is a Joke
The NFL’s Pro Bowl or All-Star Game was this past Sunday and man is it hard to watch. I myself sat down and watched a little bit of it because I was bored and was quick to turn it off. First of all, the players get nothing out of the game and it has no meaning. Many people around the sports world are trying to figure out ways to make the Pro Bowl worth watching or replace it with something completely different.
4. MLB Players Upset Some of the Best in the Game Remain Unsigned
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, two of baseballs All-Stars have been free agents since the baseball season ended in November and have yet to be signed by a team. Active players like Evan Longoria and Kris Bryant are not happy with this and believe that it is unfair for the players with spring training only a month away. They believe that these players are being undervalued for something they have been working their whole lives for.
5. Drama In Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the premier teams in the NFL, yet star players don’t want to play for them. This NFL offseason and during the beginning of the season it was unclear why All Pro Le’veon Bell did not reach an agreement with the Steelers. Now, arguably the best receiver in the league, Antonio Brown says we wants out of Pittsburgh. Clearly there is something wrong with the front office and coaching staff of the Steelers for scaring these two studs away.
Each day, something new in the sports world will arise and will leave our heads shaking. I have been able to find plenty of sources over the past couple of days that will help me provide some interesting reads in the future.