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This is Why You Should Love Sports

3 May

I woke up this morning with 2 more reasons to love sports.

Last night, Jered Weaver of the Anaheim Angels did what most pitchers hope to do in a lifetime. Against the Minnesota Twins, Weaver threw a no-hitter and solidified his name among the Major League Baseball greats. Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a no-hitter just 2 weeks ago as well.

A few hour before, the New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals in a triple overtime playoff game. Regardless of the winner, this game was a playoff game for the ages. A true defensive game filled with all the pressure of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

These are the nights that sports fans live for.

The amazingness of a no-hitter in the MLB and the sweet victory and triumph of an NHL playoff win is a reminder that in today’s scandal filled world of sports, there is still the untouchable quality that makes sports what it really is today. While we are constantly faced with the harsh realities of a world in which bounty scandals, NCAA violations, and contract negotiations seem to take over, its the record breaking and hard work of the athletes that should be celebrated. The human interest stories about perseverance and determination is what really makes a sports fan love sports.

That being said, a true sports fan feels for the athletes and the teams. Ask any sports fan and they will tell you, with their team’s wins and losses, a fan really does feels the emotion.

Earlier in the afternoon, it was announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had signed a new free agent. Eric LeGrand, the defensive tackle from Rutgers University saw his dreams come true when he was signed to an NFL team. As a personal friend of mine, I am so proud and happy for Eric. Greg Schiano has illustrated another positive that can come out of the world of sports and for that I am grateful. Eric’s story is just beginning as he will no doubt continue to shock the world of sports with each passing day.

It can’t be denied that the sports world feels the great loss of someone like Junior Seau, a true superstar, model athlete, and NFL great. His death is one that the entire world of sports will feel and it just shows the harsh realities of the world we live in.

While there will always be down times of sadness and scandal in the world of sports, there will always be times of incredible highs and elation. As sports fans we should take notice of joy in moments like a professional league draft, the victories of the playoffs, and the triumphs of those who break records.

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