Super Bowl Predictions: Who Is Favored for the 2018 Win?

It’s time to place those bets because the Super Bowl Championship game is right around the corner.

There’s plenty of buzz around which of the two NFL competitors battling it out will take home that Lombardi Trophy, and both the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, each with their own strengths, have an interesting game ahead of them.

The Patriots will be appearing in their 10th Super Bowl appearance with Tom Brady leading the pack for his 8th appearance at the championship. There is no doubt that the Patriots have plenty of experience in addition to bringing a strong offensive line to the table. Brady himself has been debated as one of the best quarterbacks of all time and he definitely will use this opportunity to again showcase his impeccable leadership capabilities.

In 2005 these two teams went head-to-head with the Patriots winning by only 3 points but the Eagles have seen plenty of change since then.

There was some concern about the Eagles season after quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL and his LCL, removing him for the season. However, Nick Foles proved he could pull-off a great performance after winning against the Minnesota Vikings and carrying his team to the championships. This game will be a great opportunity to see if the Eagles can continue to execute this kind of adaptive skill and offensive ability.

Both teams enter Super Bowl 52 with a strong defense, but with these two top performing quarterbacks, neither is infallible.

It remains to be seen who will come out on top of this championship game, however both teams’ respective strengths give them decent chances at victory. Either way, the crowds will definitely be roaring at Bank Stadium on the upcoming night of February 4th.

Mike Glenn’s Civil Rights Artifacts

Sports lovelies!

Your girl, “The Self  Proclaimed Sportsnista,” Yakiri Thomas was out and about in the city of the A… I had a chance to check out an amazing exhibit. This was definitely a Thought Provoking and Awe inspiring civil rights artifacts exhibit at Stonecrest Library  in Lithonia with Former Atlanta Hawks, 10-year NBA  veteran, GA Sports Hall of Famer, FOX Sports SE analyst Mike “Stinger” Glenn .

Below are pictures from the exhibit.

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🤷‍♀️Smh 🤦‍♀️ Omg 😲 Moment

This week’s Smh Omg Moment is a Double Whammy:

On YouTube 35 lb Verne Troyer best known as his character “Mini Me” on the Austin Powers movie, met up with NFL prospect  6’4 335lbs Du’Vonta Lampkin at Sports Academy in Newbury Park, California.
Troyer, worked out with the former Oklahoma defensive tackle Du’Vonta to get him ready for the NFL Draft. Some of the exercises workouts included battle ropes, flippin’ tires, dumb bell shoulder rise , running on a treadmill- well in Vern case walking on a treadmill.

The most hilarious moment was watching Vern jump on the weight sled as Du’Vonta pushes his 35 lbs body across the floor!

Check out the Video below.

Atlanta Hawks Rookie John Collins elected to the Rising Star for NBA All Star Weekend

Congrats to Atlanta Hawks, John Collins who will compete in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars in February at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

Collins, will represent the Atlanta Hawks on the US team.

Here’s the moment Collins, finds out he is competing .

Atlanta Dream star is having a bundle of joy 🍼

ATLANTA – Third-year Atlanta Dream guard Bria Holmes released the following statement Tuesday:

“Unfortunately, I will have to miss the 2018 season because I’m expecting but I plan to return to the Dream in 2019 stronger, healthier and ready to play. As a female professional athlete, it is hard to start a family while playing year-round but this little human inside of me is truly a blessing to me, my family, and my boyfriend. I’m so happy and thankful I can continue my career after my bundle of joy is here. To my coaches, teammates, staff, & fans I want to thank you so much for all your support and help since I was drafted in 2016 and wish everyone good luck this season – I’ll be cheering you all on! One Dream, One Team.”

Atlanta Dream first-year Head Coach Nicki Collen said: “While I am certainly disappointed Bria won’t be in a Dream uniform this summer, as a mother of three, I also wish to congratulate her on starting her own family. This league is about celebrating the female athlete and everything that it entails. Bria is a big part of the Dream family and we will welcome her back in 2019.”

Atlanta Dream, “I Have A Dream” Contest

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream will host its annual “I Have a Dream” essay contest beginning Wednesday, December 20th, to recognize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Atlanta-area students are asked to submit 300-500 word essays expressing their dream job or dream college.

The contest, which will run until Monday, January 29th, will be judged by a panel including Atlanta Dream president, Theresa Wenzel, to choose contest winners in three categories – Elementary, Middle School and High School. Each winner will receive tickets to the first 2018 Dream game, be recognized in game and will receive a school visit from the franchise. The High School winner, one boy and one girl, will also be eligible to receive a $250 scholarship from the Atlanta Dream Youth Foundation.

Entering its historic 11th season, the Atlanta Dream has been connected to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the very beginning. The original Circle of Friends, a group that led to the founding of the organization, took the speech in to consideration when naming the franchise.

Essay Contest Details:

Every essay should start with “I have a dream….” From that point, it is up to the student to express his or her dream in 300-500 words. In one paragraph, the student should describe if money wasn’t an issue what your dream job or dream college would be.
The essay submission should be submitted as an attachment and sent to JrDream@atlantadream.net no later than January 29, 2018. All documents should include the student’s first and last name, school, grade, teacher and guardian contact info.
A panel of judges including the president of the Atlanta Dream, Theresa Wenzel, will review the essays and select the winners. Winners will be notified in February.
All participants receive a buy one get one free ticket voucher in the Jr. Dream section to the 2018 Home opener and enrolled as a Jr. Dream member.
Two winners (one girl and one boy) will be selected from elementary, middle, and high school equaling (6) total winners. The (6) winners will be recognized on the court during the home opener. We will share more details when we solidify the game logistics. We will also draw names from all finalists and award them with tickets and prizes.
Winners will receive the following:
Elementary school: A visit from the Atlanta Dream and tickets to the 2018 Home opener.
Middle school: A visit from the Atlanta Dream and tickets to the 2018 Home opener.
High school: A $250 scholarship from the Atlanta Dream Youth Foundation and tickets to the 2018 Home opener.
Contest Timeline:

Submission due date: January 29, 2018

Winners notified: February 12, 2018

The Dream will tip off its historic 11th season at McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Full schedule will be posted once released by the WNBA.

Alabama is the 2018 National Champions 🏆

Congrats to Alabama on winning the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.

In a heartbreaking, loss on last night at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Georgia Bulldogs fell to the Crimson Tide, Alabama  26-23 in overtime.

Freshman receiver DeVonta Smith caught a 41-yard pass from Bama’s backup quarterback  Tua Tagovailoa to clinch  the national championship in overtime.

This is Coach  Nick Saban 5th title in 9 years.

Nick Saban has a total of 6th National Titles tying Bear Bryant for the most titles by a head coach.