Congrats to Denver Broncos Peyton Manning for passing the all-time passing touchdown record that was previously held by Brett Favre. Peyton still has a couple of years left in him and there are no quarterbacks even close to this number. May stand forever! Check out this collectible commemorating Peyton’s achievement. Find this and other great Denver Broncos collectibles at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com
2014 World Series Preview: Momentum versus Experience
In stunning fashion, two wildcard teams have now reached the 2014 World Series. The surprising Kansas City Royals and the budding dynasty of the San Francisco Giants will meet for the Fall Classic, and it has all the makings of an enticing competition to determine baseball’s world champion! Neither team has exceptional superstars, and yet here we are in late October with these bunches of over-performing players ready to embrace immortality and a World Series title.
For the Royals, the team is built around a tremendous bullpen and a bunch of speedy runners capable of stealing bases in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile the Giants have a more balanced squad and the experience of winning two World Series in the last several years.
For me the key will be Kansas City’s questionable starting pitching. Both James Shields and Yordano Ventura haven’t quite played to their best while only Jason Vargas has been impressive. If the Giants can get up early in games, they may be able to win this series. However, if Shields finally plays to his true value, the Royals may just claim a title in their first postseason trip since 1985.
In many ways, most casual baseball fans will be hoping for the Royals to win this Series. They’ve endured so many disappointing seasons and there really is the feeling that this will be their only chance for many years. They’ve earned their place here with a late-season surge and have gone undefeated in these playoffs. If momentum is any guide, the Royals should be well on their way.
But if anyone can overcome a hot team it’s the Giants. They’ve won 9 straight postseason series and have won the World Series twice in the last four years! Starters Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson, and Jake Peavy have pitched marvelously while their bullpen is no slouch either.
Hitting wise the teams are quite evenly matched. While the Royals lacked power in the regular season, their big bats have come alive in the playoffs, especially that of Mike Moustakas, who has 4 postseason home runs. The Giants have good hitters too, and anyone with a decent memory can recall the glorious blasts by Pablo Sandoval in the team’s recent championships.
All in all, this is a tremendously matched World Series and could very well go either way. While my heart wants to see the Kansas City Royals win an unexpected title, I think the current dynasty of the San Francisco Giants will continue, largely due to their remarkable starting pitchers. Everyone knows that pitching wins titles, not stolen bases. It has been a remarkable run by the Royals, and their momentum could definitely push them ahead, perhaps even leading them to a sweep, but I think that the Giants are simply the better team. Remember that they have only lost two games in these playoffs and are on quite a hot streak as well. The 2014 MLB season certainly has been a special one and it’s coming to a tremendous close. I think the Giants will get to have the last laugh though, and they will win it all in 7 games!
Doesn’t matter which team you are rooting for to win the World Series, we have collectibles for both the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Our autographed memorabilia is guaranteed for life to be authentic as they are obtained from the most trusted sports companies in the industry and our autographs are done during paid private signings with the athletes. We also carry officially licensed sports collectibles and display cases for all MLB teams. New products are added regularly so visit us often to see what is new.
The 2014 World Series starts in two days with the Kansas City Royals hosting the San Francisco Giants. We just added these great collectibles for the World Series. These and other great MLB collectibles are at your favorite website www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.
The San Francisco Giants have made it to the World Series again. Our newest collectibles commemorating their achievement are now ready. Find these great San Francisco Giants collectibles and other Giants memorabilia at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.
Are the Dallas Cowboys Really Ready to Contend for a Super Bowl?
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the great enigmas of professional football. The type of team that often wows fans before its annual late-season collapse, folks in Dallas are collectively holding their breath, cautiously optimistic in order to avoid a massive embarrassment should the currently 5-1 Cowboys fail to capitalize on their bright start to the NFL season. But, with the league so wide open and with Tony Romo’s maturity beginning to flourish, could the team stun the NFL and actually win the Super Bowl?
The championship hopes for Dallas rest largely on the shoulders of Tony Romo, which is normal for any football team as the quarterback position is by far the most important. While fans and media were largely critical of the massive $100 million contract given to Romo last year, he has responded with great play. Right now his quarterback rating is a solid 100.5, which is only bettered by guys like Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Philip Rivers. It’s also worth noting that such a rating is currently higher than Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Andy Dalton, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. If he continues at this pace, the Cowboys will certainly contend.
However, the big issue with Romo is his tendency to collapse in high-pressure situations. The shining moment of Romo’s career is still his botched field goal hold in the playoffs of 2007, when the Cowboys lost to the Seattle Seahawks.
He did largely rectify the situation with a big win in Seattle this past weekend, defeating the reigning Super Bowl champions on their home turf and playing exceptionally well in the process however.
But a big part of this team’s success falls on their offensive line and their star running back DeMarco Murray, whose 785 yards leads the league by over 200 yards. We will have to wait and see how he holds up over the full season as he is getting far more carries than any other back, but considering his success it appears to be well worth it.
With this potent and generally safe attack, the average defense currently employed by the Cowboys needs to merely slow opponents down and avoid major errors. They are ranked pretty middle of the road, but with this impressive offense a title is certainly a possibility in Big D.
The issue falls back to Tony Romo and what might happen in the playoffs. He’s only played in 4 such games and owns a 1-3 record. His last playoff appearance was over 5 years ago, and the reason he hasn’t been back is because he stutters when games seem to matter most. Performing in the clutch is what often separates the greats from the almosts, and until Tony Romo proves himself, those questions about his massive contract will linger.
The other problem for the Cowboys is that their division harbors another 5-1 team, the Philadelphia Eagles. While such a matchup is going to set up an exciting NFC East race, it does lead to a strong potential for the Cowboys to end up with just a wildcard spot and a tricky road to the Super Bowl.
The fate of the 2014 Dallas Cowboys seems to be bright, but it’s going to be determined late in the season. Once again, hopes are growing (as they should for any 5-1 team), but we will have to wait and see whether Dallas will get over the hump and win the big games.
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Our newest collectibles are in commemorating the Kansas City Royals reaching the World Series for the first time in 29 years. These will go fast so get yours today before they are all gone. These great collectibles and other fine Royals memorabilia are at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.
Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals are on a hot streak. Here is our most recent collectible that we’ve added. Check this out and other great Royals memorabilia at www.aaasportsmemorabilia.com.
Pittsburgh Steelers and Troy Polamalu fans will love these new autographed photos that just came in. These and other great Steelers collectibles are at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com
These great collectibles for the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings are now available. They are limited and officially licensed by the NHL. www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com
Peyton Manning has reached the 500th mark on touchdown passes while with the Denver Broncos. It’s still strange seeing him as a Bronco instead of with the Indianapolis Colts. Congrats to Manning. Our newest collectible commemorates this achievement. Find this and other great Denver Broncos collectibles at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.
#NewEnglandPatriots #TomBrady has just reached the 50,000 yard mark in his career. One of our newest collectibles commemorates this great achievement. Find it and other great Patriots collectibles at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.
Wow! 10,000 yards in receiving for Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten. This new collectible commemorates his achievement. Find this and other great Dallas Cowboys collectibles at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.
A no-hitter for Washington Nationals Jordan Zimmerman. Congrats and here are your collectibles commemorating your achievement. Find these and other great Washington Nationals collectibles at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com
Our newest collectibles for the Kansas City Royals. They have not been here since 1985 and we are hoping they can go all the way!
Check out our newest collectibles commemorating Derek Jeter’s career with the New York Yankees. Find these and more at www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com.