Allsports view, a black eye for the NFL

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There are a few topics in the sports news and sports on the web that Allsports could talk about today, so where should we start? How about the National Football League, due to the fact that there has been so much ink used about a couple of players recently. It’s too bad when the behaviour of a couple of players under minds the sport it’s self but it seems to Allsports that this is exactly what is happening in the NFL.

Ray Rice in action against the Colts

Ray Rice

First you have Ray Rice slugging his wife in an elevator while they were in Atlantic City. Hey Ray do you not think there are security cameras to catch all of the action and that there just might be a little public outrage at what the video picked up? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claimed to not have seen the video before it went public but he had known about the incident for a while because he had only suspended Rice for 2 games back in July. It was not until the media released the video to the public and the reaction it had that Goodell back peddled and suspended Rice indefinitely. Rice is now appealing the suspension. Too little too late Roger. Now you give the impression that the NFL condones domestic abuse, just don’t get caught and really if Goodell had of been thinking he would have known that sooner or later, in this day and age a security video would go public. If he didn’t think that then he was pretty naïve and maybe does not have the faculties to run good ship NFL. At the end of the day you have to wonder where the wife’s head is at. She had not married this guy yet when he punched her yet she went ahead and did it anyway. I guess a few million for the odd punch out is a pretty good trade but one thing is for sure. Any man that hits a woman will do it again so I guess she better stock up on the make up to cover the bruises.

Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge

Adrian Peterso

The second incident for the NFL to deal with are the charges against Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson was charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child in Texas. He was booked and released on a $15,000 bond. The charge came about from an incident in May where he allegedly spanked one of his young sons with a switch or small tree branch. Peterson said something to the effect that he was disciplining his child in much the same way as he was when he was a boy. Yes Adrian there is no doubt that you love your children very much but remember, this is 2014 not 1964. Allsports knows from his own experience that sometimes discipline of a child is required, a little slap on the behind with an open hand usually works but maybe a tree branch or switch is just a little bit excessive.

And that’s the sports news and sports on the web, or the way I see it anyway.

No Guts No Glory

Walt Webb

Sports and Gambling, a Timeless Activity

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Betting on sports events has always been a pastime in the human condition and I am sure that back as far as the Romans the odd denarius  was wagered on which gladiator would decapitate the other. Over the year’s sports betting has been refined where there are more choices in sports to bet on and many more ways to do it. Why do you think NFL football is so popular? It sure isn’t because of the talking heads or the commentary. Sure they put out a product with lots of hype and sizzle but it’s the dollars spent on gambling that pushes the NFL to the forefront. Not only with conventional betting but with many football pools in offices or groups of friends around the world. Its easy as everyone knows all the games are over and done with for the week come Monday night.

Sports betting Info

Sports betting Info

Las Vegas has hung its hat on sports betting for many years. You can bet on anything in any sport. Vegas back in the day used to be about the only sports betting game in town. But that all changed with the world wide web. Now with the click of your mouse and from the comfort of your own home you can bet on pretty much any sporting event anywhere. One site that Allsports thinks is quite comprehensive is Sports Betting Information. This site gives you many alternatives to choose from for your betting needs. They also give you some tutorials on online betting to help out people unfamiliar with the language and how to go about placing bets. With so many sites out there Sports Betting Information adds a bit of a personal touch.

And that’s the sports news and sports on the web, or the way I see it anyway.

“No Guts No Glory”

Walt Webb

 

Germany are crowned World Cup Champions

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So the biggest thing in the sports news and sports on the web this summer has ended. Yes you guessed it, the World Cup. The German side ended up coming out on top 1-0 over Argentina when a young substitute named Mario Gotze scored a beautiful goal in extra time. He took the pass off his chest and volleyed it into the far corner of the net and the Argentine goalkeeper had no chance. The young mans life will now change forever.It became Germany’s fourth World Cup tittle, tying them with Italy. Allsports was just happy that the game did not go into the dreaded penalty kicks which he believes is a crappy way to end a championship of such magnitude like the World Cup. They should take a page out of the NHL playoff book and keep playing until fatigue forces a mental mistake for the game to be won. It should be a war of attrition  out there.

The Gotze goal came in extra time

The Goal by Mario Gotze

Some of the things that surprised Allsports in the World Cup Tournament were and these are in no particular order.

The defending World Cup Champion, Spain going out like a lamb in the opening round of the World Cup.

England having its worst showing ever in the World Cup, with only one point. On this Allsports thinks they have to revamp their soccer program on the grass roots level to become competitive again although they did perhaps deserve a better fate in the opening round of the World Cup.

Germany’s complete annihilation of Brazil in the World Cup semi final. A 7-1 Shellacking. On a positive note.

A young Belgian team that served notice that they could be a force to be reckoned with in the   2018 Wold Cup hosted by Russia.

Lionel Messi won the golden ball award as the World Cup’s best player but Allsports thinks that Thomas Muller was just as deserving.

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Los Angeles are the Kings of the NHL Playoffs

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So the marathon called the NHL Playoffs  has finally concluded for another year in the sports news and sports on the web. The Los Angeles Kings have been crowned the NHL Playoff Champions for the second time in the last three years and laid claim to the Stanley Cup. They accomplished the feat with many struggles along the way. The Kings went to the maximum number of games in three series to get out of the tough Western Conference before they could represent the west in the NHL Playoff Stanley Cup Final. It was a little different for them this time around because in 2012 they were a juggernaut, winning every series in the western conference NHL Playoffs, handily until they played the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final. They needed 6 games to defeat the Devils. Their won loss record in that year was 16-4. Not bad for a team that barely got into the NHL Playoffs, squeaking in with the eighth seed.

The original bowl was made of silver and is 18.5 centimetres (7.28 inches) in height and 29 centimetres (11.42 inches) in diameter.

The Stanley Cup

Game five this year was the longest NHL Playoff game in the history of the Los Angeles Kings, requiring fourteen minutes and change of the second overtime period to resolve the issue. Three of the five games went into overtime but the series was not really that close. The Kings dominated the third period in every game and without Henrik Lundqvist in the Rangers net; it would have been over quicker. Really if the New York Rangers were going to make a series of it they should have jumped on the Kings early while they were still worn down from their battle with the Blackhawks. The Kings did not play well in those first two games in L.A. but they still managed to come back and win both of the games. Even in game four, which the Rangers won, there were a couple of goal line stands by the Rangers where you wondered just how the puck managed to stay out of the net.

 

Alec Martinez scored the overtime winner that brought the Stanley Cup to the Kings

Alec Martinez

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