These days Madrid is hosting the climate summit with global 2025 targets on sight. It was suposed to take place in Santiago, but the Chilean government could not grant the smooth functioning of the summit due to local revolts. Chileans protest against the neo-liberal policies run by Sebastián Piñera’s office.
The celebration of this summit brings some thinking about ecologic challenges being faced by global economy. The bigger truths are usually unsung, untold, unspoken of. In most cases they are like the big elephant in the room. No one assess them and brings them on to the table, as they are uncomfortable to deal with.
Well known it is that fans follow sports driven by passion and emotions. I am one of them. It isn’t coincidence that I have never been able to participate in debates of the best this or best that without referring to the way players made me feel when I watched them.
Bueno, señores, pues hasta aquí han llegado las aspiraciones de los New Orleans Saints en ésta temporada 2018 de NFL. Ha sido un viaje movido y lleno de cosas para, posiblemente, digerir con más tiempo. Pero en estos momentos, a la mañana siguiente de ver mis sueños romperse en una amalgama de mal playcalling, mala ejecución y peor arbitraje, solamente puedo enumerar los elementos que siguen:
Here is how the NFL Playoff tree is looking like before this weekend’s games. I am not calling this article “predictions” because there’s no room to predict anything with the Patriots: they win. They win a lot. They win always. And they win even more when is playoffs, cold and when they face Andy Reid’s team deep in the playoffs.
With the New Orleans Saints there is no room for predictions either. They are my team, and I am too scared of the high stakes, the Rams, and the red moon.
I must admit I am severely disappointed at the NFL Playoffs. Most games have lacked competition as games were decided by halftime too many times. I am trying to introduce the game to newcomers and this playoffs are not making my task easier.
The Divisional Round weekend starts strong with a matchup that epitomises what the NFL playoffs truly are about; the Kansas City Chiefs who have completed a very successful regular season under Andy Reid’s renown strong starts (5-0), and the Colts. The Colts being the red hot team that makes it into the playoffs against expectations and now is a fearful foe to confront in January football.
If this wasn’t attractive enough as storyline there are more to talk once we scratch slightly the surface.
Despite the general content surrounding the Wild Card round, I felt more disappointment throughout the games than satisfaction. On Saturday the Colts vs Texans game, lacked competition, and Sunday the Chargers vs Ravens wasn’t much of a game when it comes to excitement and equality until the end. Truth to be said, all games where tactically very rich and attractive to watch, but I was showing games to a novice and those were not the best ones for a newcomer to watch. Hopefully the Divisional Round will be loaded with excitement and close scores.