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My Picks for the year in review for 2016

My Picks for the year in review for 2016

What a year in sports, so many headlines that was like a good Clint Eastwood movie (The good, the bad, and the ugly). It was also the year of the surprise and the unexpected. Even championships droughts came into play this time around. There is a potential for Relocation in select sports as we head into the new year. Las Vegas finally gets a pro sports team, but this sport will surprise you. There were teams that made surprising runs in the postseason. We got a heavy dose of great personalities that made headlines on and off the field. Now here is my year in review picks of 2016:

• Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, and later on QB Peyton Manning retires as one of the best all time

• Chicago Cubs win the world series after a 108 year championship drought that goes all the way back to 1908

• Tim Tebow finally gives up football, but is giving baseball a try

• Longtime Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager passes away at age of 65

• Tim Duncan retires from NBA Basketball after a long career

• Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship (1st time ever)

• Alabama Crimson Tide wins the National Championship in Football

• Pittsburgh Penguins win there 3rd Stanley Cup Championship

• Johnny Manziel out of football, and out of his mind literally

• UAB is gearing up for a return to football in 2017, and will get a new facility in the future.

• Yahoo Sports Radio is no more, who knew?

• Birmingham gets a 2nd sports talk station called 99.1 FM The Game (debut back in August)

• NFL Hall of Fame game gets cancelled due to on field conditions

• Both NBA and MLB have new CBA agreements to take them for the next few years

• The Olympics was a success despite the warning signs and conditions

• The city of Seattle wants an NBA and/or an NHL team eventually as the city creates a new ownership group with an arena in mind

• NFL Football is back in Los Angeles after a 22 year absence, with the Rams back in town

• Villanova wins the NCAA Tournament in Basketball for the 1st time since 1985

• Verne Lundqvist retires (somewhat) from broadcasting SEC Football games on CBS

• Both Vin Scully and Dick Enberg retire from broadcasting after long and distinguish careers behind the microphone that expands 5 decades or so

There you have it my top 20 picks for 2016, let me know if I missed something and I will be back for 2017 really soon

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My picks for 2015 year in review (in Sports)

My picks for 2015 year in review (in Sports)

What a year in sports, and there was enough headlines to make it memorable. I think it was a great year in sports. Now for the 1st time on my sports blog I came up with the best mock headlines from this year. In hopes of starting a new tradition, lets see how this turns out. So without any further delay lets get started:

* New England Patriots win super Bowl 49 over the Seahawks, in spite of almost losing it

* Potential talks of the NFL going to Los Angeles heating up, with 3 teams (Raiders, Rams, and Chargers)

* The NFL Draft took place in Chicago, not New York for once

* The NFL tries to suspend Tom Brady for his (supposedly) role in Deflategate, But Brady Appeals and wins

* Johnny Manziel has had one heck of a 2015, from rehab to continue problems with the Browns

* LeBron James resurrects the Cleveland Cavaliers, and leads them to the NBA Finals

* The Golden State Warriors wins the NBA Championship after a 40 year drought

* Billy Donovan becomes the latest coach to jump into NBA from college (Oklahoma City Thunder)

* Chicago Blackhawks win another Stanley Cup, despite a bad off season looming

* John Tortorella returns to coaching in the NHL with Columbus Blue Jackets, after a 2 year absence

* Potential NHL expansion on the Horizon with Quebec City and Las Vegas??

* The Kansas City Royals beat the NY Mets to win the World series, after a 30 year wait!!

* The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs revive there franchises with great seasons for a playoff run

* Alex Rodriguez has a great season, not enough for the Yanks fading down the stretch!!

* Ronda Rousey suffers her 1st loss ever to Holly Holm, wants rematch??

* Chip Kelly finally gets fired by the Eagles after a horrible season

there u have it, have a great 2016!!!