Tonawanda News — The Bulls won an NBA record-72 games during the 1995–96 NBA season and are the only team in NBA history to win 70 games or more in a single season. Jordan led his team to a total of six championships in the early and the late ‘90s. And I can say I watched the greatest to ever play the game, when he played the game.
Then in 2004, how could you not root for the Boston Red Sox playing against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series? It would finally mean that by winning, the “Curse of the Bambino” would be lifted and the Red Sox would win a World Series Championship for the first time since 1918. One of the longest winning droughts in baseball.
So going back to the 2014 World Cup. Working at night on the news desk, I am often surrounded by the all male sports staff who like to monopolize the newsroom TV with sports. I kind of casually watched World Cup games in the beginning, not really that interested. I did find it funny how the soccer players, I’ll call it soccer since that is what we refer to it as in the U.S., fake and over-exaggerate injuries to try to draw a foul. These guys could win Oscars for some of the acting performances they put on.
But then the U.S. team beat Ghana. It seemed like that win was a game changer, pun intended. The U.S. team usually does not advance very far in the World Cup that is mainly dominated by South American and European teams.
So the buzz started about the game against Portugal. I decided it was worth my time to watch and I was already highly entertained by the drama on the field between the faked injuries and acting like they won the championship every time a goal was scored.