We have arrived at the halfway point of the NFL season. Here’s a brief rundown of who are contenders, outsiders and are planning for next season.
1. Los Angeles Rams
They know it was an embarrassing performance in the Super Bowl, but there’s no denying they could easily get back there again this year.
2. Seattle Seahawks
The time has come for their new look defense to establish a new identity and let QB Russell Wilson continue his masterful work.
3. San Francisco 49ers
This team has to finish 8-8 or better to justify all the moves they’ve made in the last three seasons.
4. Arizona Cardinals
Count the Cardinals as the newest team to invest heavily in the spread offense that is taking the league by storm.
For the 90th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Progressive Field (formerly Jacobs Field or “The Jake”) in Cleveland, Ohio. The last time the mid-summer classic was played in Cleveland was in 1997. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either, nor the commissioner’s office. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 32 players for each league.
AVG – Batting Average
ERA – Earned Run Average
HR – Home Runs
RBI – Runs Batted In
SV – Saves
BAA – Batting Average Against
WHIP – Walks/Hits Per Innings Pitched
K – Strikeouts
Stats are accurate as of July 5
* – asterisk indicates starter