The sporting world is one of ambiguity—analytics and data crunching can only get you so far. One must always factor in the human aspect of sports when making an assessment, as difficult as that may be in the ever-evolving landscape of sports.
Here they are: the best of the best. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Athletes of 2018."
The NBA tradition of playing on Christmas games goes back to 1947, the league's second season. While Christmas is a day to be with family and unwrap presents and eat great food, it's a day to watch some of the best NBA action there is. Even though Nike again refused to give us special edition Christmas jerseys for the second year in a row (is it really that hard, guys?) December 25 should still be an entertaining day. So, here's a rundown of all the games that'll be happening and my predictions.
I had been waiting for this particular show to appear online for a long time. I'm a fan of Frank Grillo both as an actor and as a person. You may recognize him from movies such as Captain America Civil War, The Grey, and The Purge Series, and a role in Wolf Warrior 2, the highest grossing non Hollywood movie ever. Or you might know him from his appearances on podcasts like The Fighter and the Kid and others. He's got tons of action movie chops, and does way more than look the part.
Across various sports, female coaches are taking over. It's only a matter of time before the best NFL head coaches include women who have worked their way to the top. Just 10 or 15 years ago, most women had trouble landing positions as assistant coaches, even with impeccable resumes and records, which makes these women stand out. As the best female coaches in the game, their keen eye for strategy and abilities to motivate their athletes bring them a step above the rest. Don’t think these coaches are only within successful college sports programs either; you’ll be surprised to find out which teams these women have led!
Many experts and fans didn't know coming into the 2018 season how Colts QB Andrew Luck would fare this season. After missing the entire 2017 season due to shoulder surgery in his throwing shoulder, there were a lot of murmurs wondering if he will be the same QB again. Luck reassured fans and experts that he will come back better than he was, and his actions are reflecting that statement. Luck has once again threw the Colts into playoff contention, and it's safe to say that he should win the comeback player of the year award.
The 2018-2019 Duke Blue Devils basketball season is underway as they took on the second ranked Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic. There has been a lot of hype for the Blue Devils this season, especially surrounding the top ranked incoming freshman class that has four top 20 recruits, including the top 3 overall. The most hype and excitement was for Zion Williamson who is well known for his dunking abilities. Let's just say that Zion as well as the entire Duke Blue Devils team did not disappoint. Here are my top 3 takeaways from this opening game:
Imagine my horror, watching my beloved Philadelphia Eagles crush the heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings to advance to their first Super Bowl in 14 years. No, I was not upset because they had pulled off the unlikely upset, I was overjoyed about that.
Pre-Script: I was going to do an entire the good, the bad, and the ugly type article, but I realized it would be far too long so I'm breaking it up into three articles, this being the first. Expect Part 2 in the coming week.