Tim Howard is a world-class goalie. In addition to playing goalie in the English Premier League for 13 years with elite clubs such as Manchester United and Everton, Tim Howard also played goalie for the US National team. Debuting in the CONCAF Gold Cup in 2007, Tim Howard has been the starting goalie in two World Cups and plays many tournaments for the US. One of his most impressive performances came in 2014 when he broke the record for most saves by a goalkeeper in a World Cup with 16 saves.
What a year to be a sports fan.
Historic upsets. Buzzer beaters. Heartbreaks. Comebacks.
All that was gift-wrapped to us sports fans last Sunday night in Super Bowl LI.
But instead of focusing on the positive and the amazing comeback, I want to write about the negative, i.e. how the Atlanta Falcons joined the Cleveland Indians and Golden State Warriors by squandering unprecedented leads. Both the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Indians blew 3-1 series leads. The Falcons blew an unprecedented 25-point, second-half lead. But which of these three events was the most unprecedented?
ROCKVILLE (MD) ––– On Saturday night January 28, the CES-JDS and Berman Academy girls and boys teams faced off for the second time this season and both games lived up to the hype. The bleachers were packed with fans from both schools and the crowd was loud and into the game. Chants of “Defense!” were frequent and loud whoops could be heard when both schools scored baskets.
Zaza Pachulia, the starting center for the overpowered Golden State Warriors, may be a starter in the All-Star game this year.
The way to be a starter in the frontcourt for the All-Star game is to get in the top three in votes for your conference. As of January 17, Zaza is second in voting for the frontcourt in the western conference with 823,376 votes. Currently, Zaza is averaging 5.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks per game; the next best vote is Kawhi Leonard, who was the defensive player of the year last year, with 24.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks as a small forward.
It is widely assumed that most education takes place in a formalized setting locked within the four walls of a classroom. However, the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School girls’ middle school basketball team has had quite a different experience. While still within the confines of four walls, this team took their education to the basketball court. When I first took over the team last year, I had no prior coaching experience. I was new to coaching and new to this group of student athletes. I wish I could say that I had high expectations, but I honestly had no expectations, as they were just as new to me as I was to coaching. My hope was to build a symbiotic culture of lilmod u’lelamed, to study and to teach, with both coach and players learning from each other.
On February 5, the Atlanta Falcons will be taking on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The Falcons will be facing the illustrious Patriots, who are led by legendary quarterback Tom Brady and Head Coach Bill Belichick. Under the leadership of the Brady and Belichik, the Patriots have won four Super Bowls since 2001 (their most recent victory was in 2015). The Falcons only Super Bowl appearance was in 1998 and resulted in an unfortunate loss to the Denver Broncos. The Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones have their work cut out for them as they attempt to lead Atlanta to their first Super Bowl victory.