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Clemson Tigers Win National Championship

Clemson Tigers Win National Championship

 

Last Monday, the Clemson Tigers and The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off in Raymond James stadium down in Florida for the annual NCAA national championship game. The Tigers came out victoriously on a last second touchdown, the latest on championship games from the 2016-2017 to be decided in the final moments. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson failed to win the Heisman trophy earlier this season, but has been telling everyone who will listen that he is the best player in college football, and after leading Clemson back from a two touchdown deficit to upset the the number one team on college football people are going to believe him. Watson finished with a total of 463 all purpose yards and four touchdowns that helped Clemson secure their first national championship since 1981.

 

This game happened just one year after Watson and the Tigers lost to Alabama despite Watson putting up a 478 yards performance. This was also the first time that Alabama coach Nick Saban lost a national championship game or a title game since 2008. With this performance cementing Watson as one of the best college football players in history, Watson now has his eyes set on the NFL draft, where he is expected to be drafted first overall by the Cleveland Browns. There were many examples during this game of game number 15 taking its toll on both teams, especially as the game threatened to go into overtime. Both teams played very well in reality, with some great big plays coming from the defensive stars of Alabama. Many players from this game are expected to gon in the first round of the NFL draft, which is in late April of this year. I hope you guys enjoyed the game if you saw it, and if you didn’t see the game then I hope you enjoyed this brief write up. See you later everyone.

 

 Clemson vs. Alabama

Rugby vs. Rugby Sevens

Yo, Bodie here again. Thanks to all of you for sticking with my sports and fitness blog, it really means a lot to me. Last time during my intro I told you guys that my favourite sport is rugby( or rugger as you old guys might say), both to watch and to play. Well today I thought I would do a brief follow up to that though and go over the two main types of rugby, sevens and fifteens. The names should show you the main difference between the two, the amount of players on the field for each team. But what other differences are their, and how do they affect the game?

When watching a rugby sevens match as compared to a normal rugby match, the second difference you may notice after the amount of players is the length of the match. Normal rugby is an 80 minute affair, with 40 minute halves whereas sevens rugby has, you guessed it, seven minute halves. As the match times are shorter, the amount of matches played increases. Instead of having one match a week, teams often participate in tournament that have them playing as many of six games in a two day span. Because of some of these initial differences, some technical aspects of the game are changed as well. The scrum, for example only consists of 3 players per team and is used as more of a resetting point than as a strategic element like in the fifteen player counterpart. Another result of the increased team members is the change in run support. In fifteens, a ball carrier is usually supported by three of four teammates, as opposed to one in sevens. There are more differences of course, but the best way to learn about them is by watching a game yourself. Support your local sevens team! See you guys later, I’m off to a match right now.

Dubai Rugby Sevens Team

 

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