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Old 12-16-2018, 09:05 PM
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Lucky year #13 (I guess) of the annual recap of the year's champions in major pro and college sports. Five Big Points:

- Philadelphia joins the very exclusive club of cities where all 4 Major Pro Sports teams won at least one title, as the Eagles win their first Super Bowl.
- While Alabama won their 17th (claimed) national title in this year's CFP, the Central Florida Golden Knights were granted a national title as well as they went undefeated.
- LeBron leaves the East for the first time in his career as he joined the Lakers this past summer after once again losing to Golden State with Cleveland.
- Boston knocks off the defending champs and wins their 9th World Series in club history, the 4th since breaking "the curse".
- The Vegas Golden Knights became to the first expansion team in the modern era to play in the Stanley Cup Finals, only to fall short to Washington en route to their first Cup title. (Also, Seattle is granted the 32nd expansion franchise in the NHL)

Here's a list of the major National and World Champions of 2018, in case you've been living under a rock...

Football
NFL (Super Bowl LII): Philadelphia Eagles [1st]

Basketball
NBA (Finals): Golden State Warriors [6th... back-to-back]
WNBA (Finals): Seattle Storm [3rd]

Baseball
MLB (World Series): Boston Red Sox [9th]

Hockey
NHL (Stanley Cup): Washington Capitals [1st]

Soccer
MLS (Cup): Atlanta United FC [1st]
UEFA (Champions League): Real Madrid [13th... most in league]
EPL: Man. City [3rd]
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich [27th... 6th straight]
Serie A: Juventes [34th... 7th straight/most in league]
Ligue 1: PSG [7th]

Rugby
Six Nations Championship: Ireland

Other Major Pro Sports
NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup): Joey Logano [1st]
PGA (Championship): Brooks Koepka [1st] / WPGA (Championship): Park Sung-hyun [1st]
Formula One (Drivers' Champion): Lewis Hamilton [5th... back-to-back]
Lacrosse (MLL Steinfeld Cup): Denver Outlaws [3rd]


College
Football (FBS): Alabama [17th*], UCF [1st*] / (FCS): NDSU [6th]
Hoops (Men's Final Four): Villanova [3rd] / (Women's Final Four): Notre Dame [2nd]
Baseball (CWS): Oregon St. [3rd] / Softball (CWS): Florida St. [1st]
Hockey (Frozen Four): Minn-Duluth [2nd]


You only have a few more days to celebrate and brag, so let it all out.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year, folks.

Last edited by JJG; 12-16-2018 at 09:18 PM..
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:47 PM
 
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Whoa whoa whoa.

Central Florida wasn’t “granted “ a title by anyone . They gave themselves this fraud of a title with their cute little rings they gave out and their B$ banner.

Try playing real teams instead of Cincinnati, Temple and Austin Peay.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:31 AM
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Whoa whoa whoa.

Central Florida wasn’t “granted “ a title by anyone . They gave themselves this fraud of a title with their cute little rings they gave out and their B$ banner.

Try playing real teams instead of Cincinnati, Temple and Austin Peay.
The NCAA recognizes it. And personally, I like the middle finger given to the system that wasn't created for non-Power 5 schools to succeed...

(Besides, two of those schools are in their conference... they beat 3 ranked teams on their schedule, including Auburn.)
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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You’re joking right ?

Let them join a power 5 conference and then we will see how much they “deserve” their phony banner and fake rings....lol
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:49 PM
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You’re joking right ?

Let them join a power 5 conference and then we will see how much they “deserve” their phony banner and fake rings....lol
No... I'm not joking.

They can't just "join" a Power 5 conference, they have to be INVITED (I can't believe people still need to be reminded of that) and quite frankly, even with current set up, it's still a committee based system. They can put in whoever they want to put in. Every system is flawed, but this is ridiculous.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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It’s ridiculous that a team with a 90th ranked Strength Of Schedule thinks they are national champions....

When LSU kicks the crap out of them in this Fiesta Bowl then UCF and their fans will cry that they would’ve won if their QB didn’t get injured in their conference championship game against Memphis
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Splitting hairs here but Boston won their 3rd title since breaking the curse, if you count the 2004 title as the curse breaker..
so you have the curse breaker in 2004 and then 3 more title since.
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Old 12-28-2018, 02:23 PM
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Itís ridiculous that a team with a 90th ranked Strength Of Schedule thinks they are national champions....

When LSU kicks the crap out of them in this Fiesta Bowl then UCF and their fans will cry that they wouldíve won if their QB didnít get injured in their conference championship game against Memphis
Quite frankly, I find it MORE ridiculous that people have a problem with UCF claiming a national title and less with the NCAA and CFP corruption, but hey... do you.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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The NCAA recognizes it. And personally, I like the middle finger given to the system that wasn't created for non-Power 5 schools to succeed...

(Besides, two of those schools are in their conference... they beat 3 ranked teams on their schedule, including Auburn.)



Central Florida should have played Clemson today instead of Notre Dame.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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Central Florida should have played Clemson today instead of Notre Dame.
I thought I was looking at a high school version of Notre Dame!
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