The weekly sport report is going to be a new addtion to the Life section of whim. Each week, a brief update of sports is going to be given for each professional level around the country. For those of you who are into sports, this is perfect for you to keep up with your favorite sports.
Football is probably the most popular sport going on this time of year. This week in the NFL, the Division leaders in the American Conference are the New England Patriots, the Denver Broncos, the Indianopolis Colts, and the Cincinati Bengals. So far the Colts this year are unbeaten, with a record of 8-0, and they’re probably the team that most sports fans are looking at when it comes time for the Super Bowl this year. The Patriots, who defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17 this week, come up just behind the Colts. They have quite an explosive offense, and for the past three weeks have dominated opposing defenses offensively. With the way things seem to be going right now, the main competion for the American Conference will be between the Partiots and the Colts. The Divison leaders in the National Conference are the New Orleans Saints, the Dallas Cowboys, the Arizona Cardinals and the Minnesota Vikings. The Saints, like the Colts, have also managed to stay unbeaten so far this year, with a record of 8-0, and the Vikings are right behind them with a record of 7-1. The Cowboys, who hold a record a 6-2, have made pretty impressive turnaround from when the year began. The Giants, who are currently on a four game losing streak, began the season 5-0. So Far it looks like the main competition for the National Conference will end up being between the Vikings and the Saints.
Not quite as many people enjoy basketball as much as football, but the NBA is still pretty popular. So far this year, in the Easter Conference, the Division leaders are the Boston Celtics (7-1), the Chicago Bulls (4-2), and the Miami Heat (5-1). The Bulls siezed first place in their division with their one point road win against the Cavs. Celevland is a strong team, but they’ve had their struggles this year. The Celtics, having only one loss so far to the Phoenix Suns, have been pretty dominant, both offensively and defensively. They’re a really strong team, and will stay in contention for the Eastern Conference title all year long. In the Western Conference, the division leaders are the Denver Nuggets, the Phoenix Suns, and the Dallas Maverics. The Lakers are still going to be in contention for the Western Conference no matter what, but the fact that the Suns were able to beat the Celtics is the thing they need to watch out for when the time to clinch the Western Conference finals come.
So far in the NHL, the Eastern Conference leaders are the Pitsburg Penguins, the Buffalo Sabres, and the Washington Capitals. Pitsburg holds a record of 12-5, and is the defending NHL champion from last year, they’ll be the team to compete against when clinching the Eastern Conference is concerned. The Western Conference division leaders are the Columbus Blue Jackets, the San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks held the best record in the NHL Western Conference last year and undoubtedly are looking to repeat. With more playoff success. So when the time to clinch the Western Conference comes around, they’re the team to watch out for.
So that’s all for this week. The world of sports is a quite and competetive one. Perhaps some of the predictions made in the above paragraphs will change as the season progresses, you’ll just have to wait and see.
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