This post is long overdue.
After a chaotically historic week, sports was the perfect thing to keep me distracted. Growing up when I watched sports games, I would take notes in my sports journal. I even went as far as to draw graphs for NBA stats like points, assists, rebounds, and steals. sports has always been one of my strongest passions.
My dream to be a sports writer and analyst was my drive behind majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications at North Carolina A&T.
Heavie's Sports Corner will be a weekly feature to my blog as I continue my journey to becoming a sports writer.
Yesterday, was the highly anticipated national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State.
Star performances from Heisman winner Devonta Smith, Najee Harris, and Mac Jones led Alabama to victory 52-24.
For years we’ve seen Alabama head coach Nick Saban lead his teams to national championships, having coached star athletes like Jalen Hurts and Derrick Henry who currently play in the NFL. Nick Saban cemented his legacy yesterday passing Bear Bryant for the most national titles in CFB history.
Nick Saban wasn’t the only one to make history, his players did too.
Despite missing most of the second half after injuring his hand in the third quarter, with 12 catches for 215 yards, Heisman Winner Devonta Smith won the Offensive MVP award after scoring 3 touchdowns.
RB Najee Harris broke Alabama’s TD record after scoring his 29th touchdown of the season during the game. The record was previously set by Titans RB Derrick Henry.
Wild Card Weekend
This weekend the NFL playoffs started with six Wild Card games. Three games took place on Saturday and Sunday.
FINALLY. The Buffalo Bills won their 1st playoff game since 1995 with their 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Despite the loss, this was a good season for the Colts, after winning 11 regular-season games for the first time since 2014. Time will only tell what the future holds for the Colts next season, as QB Philip River mulls retirement.
This was a game that I was looking forward to.
The Seahawks were ill-prepared for the Rams defense. All-Pro tackle Aaron Donald missed most of the second half with a rib injury he suffered in the third quarter, but that didn’t stop the Rams defense from putting pressure on Seattle QB Russell Wilson and his WR’s.
The Rams also had some offensive challenges having to rely on their defense throughout the game with injuries occurring at the quarterback position.
A fumble late in the fourth quarter sealed the Seahawk's defeat 30-20.
The Rams will play the Green Bay Packers Saturday in the divisional round. Who will be the Rams starting QB?
Bucs-Washington Football Team
The combination of WR Antonio Brown and 5x Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 41-23 victory over the Washington Football Team.
This was Tom Brady’s first season with the Buccaneers after playing for the New England Patriots his entire career.
Brady performed well, throwing for 381 yards and 2 touchdowns while making history as the oldest quarterback to ever play in a playoff game.
Comparing the two quarterbacks this was Washington Football Team QB Taylor Heinicke's first playoff game in comparison to Brady’s previous 42 postseason games.
Taylor Heinkine was the starting QB, taking the place of Alex Smith who was sidelined with a straight right calf.
The New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9 in their Wild-Card game, creating an interesting divisor round matchup.