2014: The Year in Sports

2014: The Year in Sports

By Jack Walker - Sports Editor

 

 

 

By: West Texas Tribune Sports Editor, Jack Walker The Cowboys clinched a playoff spot before WEEK 16. The Cowboys clinched a playoff spot period The United States Men’s National Soccer team escaped the ‘Group of Death’ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, beating Ghana, tying Portugal and losing by 1 to eventual champion, Germany. The Kings won the Stanley Cup. Lebron and his “Big Three” counterparts lost in the NBA finals and then James returned to Cleveland. {{more}}California Chrome sputtered down the stretch in the Belmont to extend the Triple Crown drought. The Nike endorsed-golfer who fist-pumped in ‘Sunday Red’, the most: wasn’t Tiger The Seahawks embarrassed Peyton Manning’s sure-fire Broncos in the Super Bowl. The Cowboys beat the defending World Champion Seahawks in Seattle on their way to an NFC East crown and double digit-wins. The Cowboys beat the defending World Champion Seahawks in Seattle on their way to an NFC East crown and double digit-wins period A true-freshman and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback ushered the Florida State Seminoles to the final National Championship title of the stigmatic, ‘BCS Era”, a format to determine an outright victor based on numbers and controlled via a politically-influenced committee. A junior, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback from Honolulu threw just two interceptions all season to lead a Pac 10, turned Pac 12 squad to NCAA Division I Footballs’ inaugural ‘final-four’ playoff, a format to determine an outright victor based on numbers and controlled via a politically- influenced committee. The San-Francisco Giants carved up another Fall-Classic and some Nascar drivers exchanged blows, but when push-comes to shove, in the beloved hills where Football is King, make no mistake about it; the aforementioned redundancy is as intentional as a Tony Romo touchdown pass to Dez Bryant in the stadium that will crown the inaugural national champion of NCAA Division I College Football. Enter: 2014, where long-sentences, long paragraphs and long-stories outweighed ‘Vegas Book’ odds-makers and converted the most spiritual of sports enthusiasts into Jerry Jones supporters and new generation TCU and Baylor fans. The legend is real, they exist and can: co-exist. If I referenced sources for this feature, the bibliography would appear pessimistically undetermined and almost spiteful –as if the Cowboys, Tim Duncan, and Marcus Marriotta stole your pet goldfish and put it in a microwave. Meanwhile, perhaps more anticipate than 2015, drooling NBA team GM’s eager to cause Cleveland fans to burn Jame’s jerseys- again are Baylor and Texas Christian University aficionados in proving the superficiality that continues to be the ghost of the BCS past. While the hoopla highlighted the history that will forever be 2014 and regardless of the progression to pursue. One statement of all of these ridiculous remarks is clear. When AT&T Stadium drops confetti on a national champion football team that’s not from Dallas amid the dawn of the New Year, Jerry wasn’t the reason for the season.Cheers Boys’Follow West Texas Tribune Sports Editor, Jack Walker @MediaStringer via Twitter