”Going out there and playing an opponent, any opponent, I go out there expecting to win. It’s just another person that’s in front of me, whoever it may be, if it’s No. 1 in the world, No. 130 in the world, it doesn’t matter, it’s still an opponent to get in my way of achieving my goals.” -Coco Vandeweghe, who upset no. 1 Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open.
Yordano Ventura was gone too soon earlier today. He offered the Royals fantastic and successful years as one of the stars in their rotation. Ventura also made two trips to the World Series, the first in his rookie season and the second was his greatest success.
I chose this picture because it shows him as a champion, in one of the greatest moments of his life. His career will be remembered in Kansas City and he will be missed by fans and teammates alike.
Saying goodbye has never been easy.
"I'm just like everyone else. I know my job is making everyone else fit, but I have to schedule in my own sessions and when that gets a little tough I picture myself in my undies doing these reps or whatever and that's a motivator for me to think you're getting stronger... It sounds so silly, but taking your clothes off is where we want to feel most confident. The aim of the game is we want to be strong so that we can move for the rest of our life and prevent injury, but at the end of the day, feeling good in clothes and out of clothes is where it's at. That starts from liking and loving yourself and can be a good trick for motivation." -Stephanie Bruckner
"We started as a small company and we were diverse; the sport was diverse. But we grew quickly and we were pulling talent from the ski industry and surfing and skateboarding, which were male dominated. We looked up and were like, 'How did we get so male dominated?' We put our nose to the grindstone and worked hard and went from being really behind the curve to leading the industry. Thirteen years ago, we had under 10 percent female leadership, and now we are around 45 percent and my senior team is four men and four women." -Donna Carpenter
To all those going to the Women's March, I wish safety and peace for all of you. Thank you for marching on behalf of those who are unable to march.
All this talk about how Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers being on fire right now prompts us to ask the question if it's appropriate to say so. Rodgers and his team looked fantastic towards the end of the season and in the playoffs. Rodgers is one game away from the Super Bowl and must win the decisive game in Atlanta tomorrow. Green Bay was my pick to win that game because of how they're playing right now with Rodgers leading the way. An eight game winning streak is no joke but...
Is Aaron Rodgers really on a hot streak?
Null: Rodgers' games are independent of each other and he has the SAME ability as before.
Alternative: Rodgers is on a hot streak and each of his games are affected by the one before them.
Data consists of the Win-Loss records for all 18 games played by Rodgers this season.
P-value= 34.5%, large value.
Since the p-value is large, it means that it is plausible for Rodgers' games to be independent of each other. Therefore, Rodgers is not doing anything out of the ordinary and is playing like he should be, not on a hot streak.
"My earliest memories of having anything to do with sport were definitely pretty competitive ones. It always sort of came from me this competitive spirit and obsession for crossing the line first. I wanted to do things as well as I could and as close to perfection as possible. For a very long time I've had this elite athlete mentality." -Jordan Mercer
"I never thought racing would be my life. I don't know much about cars, but I do know about the people who drive them." -Jean Argetsinger, pillar of U.S. road racing who passed away at age 97 recently.
"Even if we were doing nothing together, we were just together, It was simple stuff. Watching movies. As long as we were one collective body, it didn't matter what we were doing or saying, even if it was silent. I think just us being in a room together was our support system." -Christen Inman, after her teammate Jordan Hankins took her own life.
"I'm all about the little victorie, This sport is so insanely difficult to excel and succeed in that wherever you can get a confidence boost to keep persevering, you have to take them." -Julia Landauer
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Here's a quote to reflect on for today. It can represent all areas of life and yes, it can apply to sports.
Try to do your best today to just not give up on the challenges you are facing. We can all do it together.
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.