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February 8, 2019

Football:

Last week’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history. The game was a defensive struggle from the onset for both teams. The Rams offense never showed up at all. I hate to actually admit this, but New England deserved to win that sleeper performance.

The game had a brief chance of becoming competitive in the 4th quarter, but to no avail. I think the Patriots will remain the favorite to win next year‘s Super Bowl because Tom Brady will still be playing and they have a great legacy at this point, whether you like them or not.

Basketball:

The 76ers are playing well enough this year to make it deep into the playoffs. They were very active with trying to improve on this by adding Tobias Harris to their roster in this year‘s trade deadline. Harris was the Los Angeles Clippers’ best player and is a great shooter. Now he needs to continue to perform at this level for the 76ers! They also traded their former number-one pick, Markelle Fultz, to the Orlando Magic because he was not successful in helping the team.

Baseball:

Trading is also going on in baseball. There has been a lot of talk about the Philadelphia Phillies making a bunch of moves for the upcoming season. This week they acquired J. T. Realmuto from the Florida Marlins to be their starting catcher. He is definitely an upgrade from Jorge Alfaro, who was the Phillies’ catcher last year and was part of the trade. I hope the good news continues in the next week and that the Phillies can acquire Bryce Harper as well.

See you on the sidelines!

 

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.