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January Sports Preview

Jan 06, 2012

It’s a new year and it’s time to look at the Sports calendar for the month of January.  If you’re a football fan, you have to love January, as every weekend will have down to the wire NFL playoff games.  Hockey fans can look forward to the all-star break at the end of the month. Let’s take a look at what else is going on in the world of sports this month.

Super Bowl Bound

Quarterbacks of 2012Courtesy of the NFL

The big excitement is, of course, the Super Bowl and who will try to stop the unstoppable Green Bay Packers. The Pack only lost one game this year to the Kansas City Chiefs, proving that nothing is a guarantee. The most exciting game to watch should be the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

All-Star Selection

Ottawa All-StarCourtesy of the NHL

The votes are in for the NHL all-star game to be played on January 29th in Ottawa, Ontario. Of course, the all-star selection is made by a voting system in the host city. Here is the starting line-up:

  • Daniel Alfredsson – Ottawa Senators
  • Jason Spezza – Ottawa Senators
  • Milan Michalek – Ottawa Senators
  • Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators
  • Dion Phaneuf – Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Tim Thomas – Boston Bruins

Well at least they chose a good goalie.

Tennis Tip

Grand SlamCourtesy of the Australian Open

The biggest sports event outside of America in January is the Australian Open. The tournament will run from January 18-31. The big names to watch are Novak Djokovic (who won three out of four Grand Slams last year), and Caroline Wozniacki  who is ranked number one on the woman’s side.

Surfin' Surge

Jaws of LIfeCourtesy of ESPN

The big, big, big news in the extreme sports world is in Maui, Hawaii for a huge wave that comes every winter called Jaws. The waves are bigger than usual and the beach is packed with people to watch the craziest surfers in the world try to play with God. You can't watch the waves on TV, but there are so many cameras at the beach, this year's footage should be all over the surfing media.

Have Your Say

Are you interested in more sports events? Let us know which sports you would like to hear more about by leaving a comment below.

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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