Like most young children, Elexis “Lex” Gillette loved to play: hide-and-seek, basketball, football, and video games. Lex’s typical childhood drastically changed at the age of eight. More »
As I hurled the ball I heard two pops, and red-hot pain shot through my arm like a bullet. My legs buckled under me and I fell to the ground. My vision blurred, making it look like there were two of my friend George running towards me. My right arm, my throwing arm, buckled under me and seared with pain as I tried to get up. I knew right away this wasn’t just sore muscles — this was an injury.More »
Back in the fall, when football season was just getting started, I predicted that this year’s quarterback draft class would be as good or better than the impressive 2012 class.More »
The Washington Redskins, D.C.’s football team, had a terrible season in 2013, finishing with a record of 3-13. But that was not the only reason they were in the news. They were also in the news for their name, which some people find offensive.More »
The 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament began on a blisteringly hot Tuesday in Melbourne. The temperatures rose to a brutal 109 degrees.
The effect on the players was obvious and troubling. Players suffered from severe cramps, and some even had trouble breathing. A few players simply quit because they couldn’t stand the heat. Still, officials didn’t put the Extreme Heat Policy into effect until Thursday.More »
Who would have thought in the beginning of the season that the Portland Trail Blazers would have a better record than the Miami Heat? The Blazers’ chemistry has been heating up their defense, their ball movement, and their shooting. More »
Super Bowl XLVIII is coming up, with Peyton Manning leading his Broncos against Russell Wilson’s Seahawks. Of course, everyone thinks the four-time MVP Manning will fall because of his lack of wins in big games, although he was the MVP of Super Bowl XLI. I’m predicting Manning will hold up and lead the Broncos to victory, but it’s not for me to decide.
With nearly 50 Super Bowls played, there have been a lot of memorable moments, both good and bad. Sometimes big-name players and teams succeed under pressure and sometimes they collapse. Here are my top three Super Bowls of all-time.