• Trav’s 2023 NBA First Round Playoff Predictions
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    Trav’s 2023 NBA First Round Playoff Predictions

    After another long NBA season, we are now ready for the 2023 NBA playoffs. The biggest debate heading into the postseason is who will be the league MVP? Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the top-3 candidates. Embiid has finished runner-up a couple times and Jokic is the reigning and defending 2-time league MVP. Giannis is a 2-time winner himself, but many figure it’s between the two big men. In the East, we had the Atlanta Hawks defeat Miami to earn the 7th seed and face Boston. Out west, the Los Angeles Lakers took down the Minnesota Timberwolves in OT and now they’ll meet the Memphis Grizzlies. Miami…

  • The Most Challenging Professional Sports to Predict
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    The Most Challenging Professional Sports to Predict

    Sports will forever be the ultimate reality show. It’s an entertainment option with organic results, although some fans accuse certain leagues of pre-determined outcomes. Nevertheless, the most challenging professional sports to predict should provide entertainment value for someone with no rooting interest. Golf Golf is so difficult to predict because there’s only one winner in a field of hundreds. It was easier to narrow down a list of potential winners when Tiger Woods was in his prime, but those days are past. Your top dogs, such as Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy, are still in the field. However, no one had a better head and shoulders than Woods.…

  • Who Will Be Cutting Down the Nets in 2023?
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    Who Will Be Cutting Down the Nets in 2023?

    Who had UConn, Miami, Florida Atlantic and San Diego State making the Final Four in their bracket? Alabama, Houston, Tennessee and UConn were my picks to reach the Final Four. UConn has been the most impressive team throughout the tournament after blowing out everyone. Miami were underdogs in their games against Houston and Texas, but advanced to the Final Four. Florida Atlantic took out Tennessee and Kansas State on their way to championship weekend. Finally, the San Diego State Aztecs defeated top seed Alabama and Creighton to get to this point. In one game, the Florida Atlantic Owls will battle the San Diego State Aztecs. The other semifinal game will…

  • Trav’s 2023 Final Four Predictions
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    Trav’s 2023 Final Four Predictions

    Did you enjoy the first two rounds of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Tournament? For the second time in five years, we saw the #1 seed go down to 16th seed. Fairleigh Dickinson defeated the Purdue Boilermakers in stunning fashion. The Purdue upset was the lone one in the East Region in the first round. In the South, we had Furman defeat Virginia with a 3-pointer with less than 3 seconds remaining. Virginia being beaten wasn’t the only upset in the South Region. Arizona fell to the 15th seeded Princeton Tigers. Princeton advanced to the Sweet 16 after manhandling Missouri. Furman lost to San Diego State to end their Cinderella run.…

  • Games We Can Play Online to Test Our Sports Knowledge
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    Games We Can Play Online to Test Our Sports Knowledge

    If you are a sports fan, there is no better way to test and expand your sports knowledge than trivia games. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to traditional play or just want to have some fun while learning more about the sport of your choice, Sports Trivia games can be a great source of entertainment. With so many trivia-style options available online these days, it’s easy to find something that fits your interests and skill level. Here are some ideas for trivia games you can play online to test your sports knowledge. Sports Trivia Quiz This trivia game allows you to test your knowledge of various sports and athletes.…

  • Fun Water Sports to Try With the Family This Season
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    Fun Water Sports to Try With the Family This Season

    Are you looking for more ways to give your family a sense of adventure during the warmer months? You can never go wrong with hopping into a body of water and exploring. But of the numerous water sports, which ones are family-friendly? Keep reading for our list of fun water sports to try with the family this season. Bodyboarding Bodyboarding, or boogie boarding, is excellent for family fun under the sun. Surfing and knee boarding might be too tricky for younger children, so bodyboarding is the perfect family alternative. This water sport involves using a small foam board to ride the waves closest to the shore. Simply paddle out to…

  • My Top 5 Teams in The Western Conference
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    My Top 5 Teams in The Western Conference

    After putting together my top 5 Eastern Conference teams, it’s time we head out to the west. In the East, there’s about 4 teams that could legitimately win a championship. When it comes to the Western Conference, they are very top heavy. Before the trade deadline, there were many moves made to make the Western Conference stronger. The Denver Nuggets sit atop of the conference at the All-Star break. Nikola Jokic is enjoying another great season and could be on the verge of his 3rd consecutive MVP. Memphis, Sacramento, the L.A. Clippers, and Phoenix Suns round out the top 5. Who will be the top 5 at the end of…

  • My Top 5 Teams in the Eastern Conference
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    My Top 5 Teams in the Eastern Conference

    The NBA All-Star Weekend festivities have come to an end. Team Giannis defeated Team LeBron to take home the trophy. The second half of the season will resume Thursday with less than 30 games remaining in the regular season. The Boston Celtics, who’s lead by All-Star Game MVP Jayson Tatum sits atop of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics hold a half game lead over the Bucks. Philadelphia, Cleveland and Brooklyn round out the top-5 in the East. The question now is, who will grab the top seed heading into the playoffs? Who are the top 5 teams in the Eastern Conference? Below are my top 5 teams in the Eastern…

  • Trav’s Big Game Prediction
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    Trav’s Big Game Prediction

    It’s been two weeks since we had the AFC and NFC Conference championship games. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will meet in the Super Bowl. They both were the top seeds in their conferences. The path to the Super Bowl for both included a bye during Wild Card Weekend. Kansas City defeated Jacksonville and Cincinnati to reach the Super Bowl. Philadelphia took down the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers before reaching the big game. Super Bowl LVII has many storylines between these two teams. First off, this is the first time in the games 57-year history two Black QBs square off. The second one being the…

  • Trav’s 2023 Conference Championships Predictions
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    Trav’s 2023 Conference Championships Predictions

    We are now down to the Final Four in the NFL. In the Divisional Round, the top seeds took care of business after their bye week. Kansas City beat Jacksonville to advance to the AFC Championship game. In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles beat down the New York Giants to move on to the conference title game. In the first game on Sunday, Cincinnati went to Buffalo and dominated the Bills. In the weekend finale, the San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas in a defensive battle. Kansas City enters the game with home field advantage and winners of 11 of their last 12 games. Cincinnati haven’t lost a game in over…

  • How to Prevent Concussions in Sports?
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    How to Prevent Concussions in Sports?

    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that affects how your brain functions. It occurs when an external force causes the brain to move around inside the skull, which can cause a disruption in normal brain activity. This can be caused by a direct blow to the head or by whiplash-like motion from an accident. The effects and severity of concussions vary from person to person. Knowing the signs and symptoms of concussions is important for anyone who participates in activities that involve physical contact or has suffered a head injury. The following steps can help minimize your risk of experiencing a concussion while playing sports. Symptoms of…

  • Travis 2022 Season Finale Predictions
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    Travis 2022 Season Finale Predictions

    First off, prayers go out to Damar Hamlin and his family as he’s battling for his life. If you don’t know, Hamlin collapsed in the Bulls game against the Bengals. The game was eventually called, and support continues to pour in for his condition to improve. What a way to end Week 17 of NFL action. My Week 17 NFL predictions garnered a 9-3 record. My overall mark is 104-50 and the winning percentage went from 66.9 to 67.5%. The Eagles dropping their second consecutive game was my first defeat. New Orleans went on the road and slowed down the high-powered offense beating them 20-10. With the playoffs still on…

  • Travis 2023 College Football Championship Prediction
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    Travis 2023 College Football Championship Prediction

    The 2023 college football championship game is finally set. The Georgia Bulldogs will battle the TCU Horned Frogs for the title. Who had the TCU Horned Frogs in the championship game? Many people thought Georgia would be back to defending their championship. My college playoff prediction had Georgia battling Michigan in a rematch from last year’s semifinal. The TCU Horned Frogs defeated Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl 51-45. Georgia defeated Ohio State 42-41 in the Peach Bowl. Both games were great, and the championship game should be also. The college football championship game will take place in Los Angeles on SoFi Field. Will Georgia become the first school to repeat…

  • Travis 2022 Week 16 NFL Predictions
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    Travis 2022 Week 16 NFL Predictions

    Week 15 is in the books, and we have a couple of teams that’s clinched playoff berths. My Week 15 NFL predictions garnered a 7-2 record and that included Jacksonville beating Dallas. My overall record jumped to 86-44 and my winning percentage now sits at 66.2%. Tampa Bay falling to Cincinnati was the loss of the week. The second came on the Sunday Night game when the Giants defeated the Commanders. The defending champion Los Angeles Rams were officially eliminated from playoff consideration. They fell to Green Bay on Monday Night 24-12. The San Francisco 49ers continue to highlight why many believe they’ll represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.…

  • Guide for First-Time Visitors Of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
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    Guide for First-Time Visitors Of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    The Wimbledon Championships is the world’s tennis tournament. Since 1877, it has been played annually in London and attracts thousands of sports enthusiasts and visitors from all across the globe to the match. In fact, most British kids have grown up watching these games. It is a part of millions of people’s bucket lists to watch the championship live. As you read this article, we presume you also want to witness the thrill of this tournament in real life. Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips that will make your visit to Wimbledon Championship memorable. So, let’s cut to the chase. What…

  • 6 Tips On How to Follow Sports When You’re Not a Fan
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    6 Tips On How to Follow Sports When You’re Not a Fan

    For the sports enthusiast, following their favorite team’s games and keeping up with all the latest news is a religion. But for those who don’t know a field goal from a touchdown, getting into the game can be daunting – not to mention frustrating when everyone around you is talking about last night’s match-up and you have no idea what they’re talking about. But fear not! This guide will help you get up to speed before the start of this season’s major league games. Know the Basics The best place to start is with the very basics of each game, so that you’re not completely clueless when everyone else starts…

  • 4 Characteristics of the Best Artificial Turf for Football
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    4 Characteristics of the Best Artificial Turf for Football

    Football fields have always been synonymous with a large, grassy surface. However, although this substrate has its good sides, it’s not always profitable and sustainable, especially in areas with an unstable climate and a lot of precipitation. And since football is played worldwide, a solution had to be found for covering the field so that it is functional all year round. And it was found, in the form of artificial turf, a synthetic surface that resembles real grass. Apart from aesthetics, it gives players the same feeling as natural grass. It also enables smooth and safe play and ball rolling. Nowadays, many brands distribute artificial turf. But having a wide…

  • My First Trip to Philadelphia to See the Eagles Play
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    My First Trip to Philadelphia to See the Eagles Play

    For well over 35 years, I’ve been a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. Randall Cunningham, Reggie White, Keith Jackson, Clyde Simmons, and guys like that made me a fanatic. Being from Atlanta, the only times I’ve saw them live is when they played the Falcons. Now that my kids are all grown, I’ve finally made the trip to Philadelphia to watch them in person. Week 6 they played the rival Cowboys on a Sunday Night game and figured it was the perfect time to finally go. The Eagles are undefeated and one of the best teams in the league. Dallas came into the game with only one loss. Dallas and…