Championship Reviews Of The Different Sports
When we talk about all the outdoor sports that are around, we like to talk about The World Cup in Soccer, The World Series in Baseball, The Masters in Gulf, The Superbowl in Football, The NBA Championships of Basketball or the March Madness in Basketball. You also have the NHL Championships for Hockey Teams, Golden Gloves in Boxing and the World Tour Car Championships. There are many more Sports Series to end each season.
Most people have one or two of their favorite sports to watch, because we would not enough time in our lives to watch every one of them throughout each sport season. So let’s take a few of these sports that really influence some people. I’m talking about the regular family man or women and sometimes affects their lives and their children’s lives.
The World Cup Effect
When the World Cup comes around each year it affects a lot of people all over the world. It happened to be played in Russia this year and everyone around the world were glued to a TV, no matter where they live. As the tournament progressed, opinions were formed and sympathy for other national teams arose.
The actual games would take over daily lives. This year it was France against Croatia, France won 4 to 2. Even from a financial outlook, the World Cup has some substantial consequences. The direct financial impact of the World Cup on the Russian economy has been good and bad. Some of the good was that the towns around where the World Cup was played, had new hotels built, new stores for all to buy jerseys or soccer items plus I am sure there were a lot of gambling going on as well.
The bad was, did it have any “World Cup Effect” on the stock market around the world?
The Baseball World Series
Since this is August, the baseball season is still on every night. Watching a game to relax at night after a long day at work, is one of our outlets. Since our kids are out of school, maybe we go out and play catch or swing the bat a few times to teach them how the game is played. As we had just seen recently, that Justice gets hit with a ball while batting and now is out for 3 weeks. Things happen. Everyone suffers when things like this happen, but he is not the only one throughout the season that will be hit or hurt while playing.
The effect on the team, most of the time brings the thrill of the game to a sudden halt. We all have to grin and bear it, until the man is able to come back to play. Not saying everyone else is not playing to their fullest capacity. It just brings the excitement down a little. When our teams have all their heavy hitters around, we feel great and root them on to the end.
Since going to a Major League Stadium, like Yankee Stadium in New York, it is very expensive for the whole family to go. A great alternative is to go see a minor league play. We have a team here called the Boulders and they play at the Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, New York. Ticket prices are very reasonable and the games are exciting for the kids to see. (and have franks and ice cream).
The Masters in Gulf
The Masters Tournament is one of the Four Major Championships in professional golf. It is always played the 1st week of April and is the first major professional game of the four. This year the players, who come to Augusta, Georgia from all over the world to play. This year Patrick Reed from the United States took the green jacket with a -15 under par. Rickie Fowler also from the United States came in second with a -14 under par, while 3rd place was taken by Jordan Spieth again from the United States with a -13 under par.
Most of these players have been playing all their lives. They travel from one tournament to the next, which most of the times start on a Thursday and last 3 to 4 days. They have the rest of the week off. Just wondering, will Tiger Woods be on a comeback now, since he started playing again? What do you think.
The Superbowl in Football
The Superbowl is the game everyone waits for at the end of the football season. Nowadays it is played in the beginning of February. Out of all the teams that play during this season it comes down to the two best for the Superbowl. This year in 2019 who do you think will take the championship? Let me know in the comments below. The season really doesn’t start till September 9th, so there is some time to think about it, now that the draft pick is finished.
Last years Superbowl LII was played between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles won the game 41 to 33. Te biggest things besides the game is the commercials that some beer companies or the car companies come out with. Then you have the 1/2 time with all the celebrities and cheer leaders jumping around. Can’t wait for the season to begin.
The NBA Championships
There is a final championship series of the National Basketball Association. The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series. The winners of the finals receive the Larry O’Brian Cnampionship Trophy.
Over the years there have been a lot of Great Players. Even though some of them make millions of dollars to play, they will sign their sneakers and jerseys to sell them. Even now LeBron James, has switched teams from the Cavaliers to the LA Rams. His new jerseys from the LA Rams are on the market today. All the sneakerheads will be looking for his first pair of signed sneakers when they come out. And I am sure they will.
Some of the players like Michael Jordan have their own sneaker brands from Nike. When a new pair of his, the Jordan Series, comes out, they go like hotcakes.
There is also a lot of excitement in March every year, with March Madness. This is where all the college teams play against each other and are eliminated one by one, until there is only 2 teams left. There are a lot of college players looking to become pro’s at these games.
The Golden Gloves of Boxing
Every year they also have boxing matches like the Golden Gloves. There were really two Golden Gloves, one in New York and one in Chicago in the beginning. In both cities, the winner of each class, would win a prestigious trophy (a small pair of golden boxing gloves) and then have a chance to become a professional fighter. Now there are Golden Glove fights in every State of the United States.
The fighters originally were all amateur boxers. Then over the years they didn’t get paid for boxing but were given incentives from the companies for the name on their gloves, shirts and sneaker brands. There have been many boxers that had fought in the Golden Gloves and became famous as a professional boxer. Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Michael Spinks, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield just to name a few. There were many more.
They have found over the years the States sponsoring these games can make a lot of money on the tourists that come to see them. Hotels, Food, Admission Fees all help each City and State.
The NHL Championships
The Stanley Cup is the most prestigious trophy in the National Hockey League. So in the 2017-2018 season came down to the Washington Capitols and the Vegas Golden Knights. The Washington Capitals won 5 out of 7 games to win the championship this season. Alexander Ovechkin has won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in the playoffs.
This is the First Time in the in their 44 year franchise history that they have won the Stanley Cup. The Golden Knights had a tremendous season since they joined the NHL this season as an expansion club. With the rising of the cup by the Washington Capitals it will be a long time until the fall when the puck is dropped again.
With all the sports out there, I hope you all enjoy them with your family and friends. If you get the chance to play, no matter what sport it is, stay safe, there is always someone who needs you. At this time, I would like to thank you for reading my post. If you should have any questions or comments, please leave them at the bottom.
Good Game Hunting,