Washington DC Tour (Stadium Tours)

The Washington DC Tour continued with a tour of the stadiums to represent Washington’s Major Sports teams.

First stop was the RFK Stadium named after US Senator Robert F. Kennedy. This stadium opened in 1961 and was home to the Washington Redskins from 1961 – 1996 and the Washington Nationals from 2005 – 2007. It’s located about two miles  east of the US Capitol Building and adjacent to the DC Armory.

Next stop was FedEx Field, which is the current home of the Washington Redskins. They’ve been playing here since 1997 and it’s the farthest stadium from DC, plus it’s about a 25 minute walk from the Morgan Blvd Metro Station.

Then, it was on to the Nationals Ball Park. After being established in 2005, the Washington Nationals have been playing at this ball park since 2008 and was the site of last year’s MLB All Star Game.

Finally, it was on to the Capital One Arena, which is home to both the Washington Wizards and Capitals. Coincidentally, the Washington Wizards had a basketball game today against the Toronto Raptors, and it would’ve been nice to watch a live game there if I had thought about it earlier.

Overall, this was tour was a bit of a challenge because of researching on how to get from one stadium to the next and also battling the snowy weather! In the end, it was totally worth it and I’m so glad I got to see every one of them in person!

If I lived in Washington DC, I would have to root for all of those teams because it’s part of the culture, and the stadiums are easy access from the DC Metro, except for FedEx Field.

As the tour continues, more surprises await for me to discover!

2019 College Football Champions

Congratulations to the Clemson Tigers for winning the 2019 CFP National Championship Game!

With two undefeated teams going at it, this was an intense battle to be crowned the next champion and to have the perfect record. While Alabama was favored to win it all, it was the upset that got Clemson the win by a final score of 44-16.

With the season over, it’s on to NFL for a majority of seniors with stops at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and the NFL Draft in Tennessee.

As mentioned before, I planned to create projects through college football because of my interest and its fun seeing these teams compete against each other, especially during the playoffs. So far, I’ve done A House Divided with these teams, college football stadiums, and even the bowl games.

To all the teams out there, hope you had a great season and good luck to the future students and NFL players!

2019 CFP Fan Experience

Today, I attended a College Football Fan Experience in Downtown San Jose in preparation for the 2019 CFP Championship Game on January 7 between Alabama and Clemson. This was every college football fan’s dream come true and they had a lot to offer for everyone!

At Christmas In the Park in Downtown San Jose, they’re was a taping of ESPN’s SportsCenter and people got a chance to be on live TV behind the reporters. Plus, they had outdoor games found at most tailgating parties such as corn hole or Jenga.

The real excitement was at the Playoff Fan Central at the San Jose Convention Center! This was the place where fans could experience a whole lot of things from trying out different football activities to taking souvenir photos.

My favorites were seeing the trophy displays from the CFP and the New Year’s Six Bowl Games: Rose, Orange, Sugar, Peach, Fiesta, and Cotton. Another activity I enjoyed was getting exclusive access to being a member of the college football playoff committee section so I could choose teams to be in the Top 25.

Overall, sporting experiences like this is definitely worth visiting because no matter who you’re favorite team is, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

However, I wished they had displays of all the teams in their respective conferences such as the Pac 12, BIG 10, BIG 12, SEC, and ACC. The only place that would have it is at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, GA, and that’s where I want to go someday!

On the other hand, I have created posters with the team logos, stadiums, and bowl game logos.

Now the most important question is who will win the 2019 College Football Championship and take home the trophy? You never know what can happen!

May the best team win!

2019 CFP National Championship/College Bowl Scores

In case you missed any of the College Bowl Games, here’s a recap of the scores, including the New Year’s Six:

Las Vegas Bowl

Fresno State- 31

Arizona State- 20

 

-Potato Bowl

Western Michigan- 18

BYU- 49

 

-Hawaii Bowl

LA Tech- 31

Hawaii- 14

 

-Armed Forces Bowl

Houston- 14

Army- 70

 

-Quick Lane Bowl

Minnesota- 34

Georgia Tech- 10

 

-Cheez-It Bowl (OT)

CAL- 7

TCU- 10

 

-First Responder Bowl

Postponed

 

-Independence Bowl

Temple- 27

Duke- 56

 

-Pinstripe Bowl

Miami- 3

Wisconsin- 35

 

-Texas Bowl

Baylor- 45

Vanderbilt- 38

 

-Camping World Bowl

West Virginia- 18

Syracuse- 34

 

-Alamo Bowl

Iowa State- 26

Washington State- 28

 

-Music City Bowl

Purdue- 14

Auburn- 63

 

-*Cotton Bowl

Notre Dame- 3

Clemson- 30

 

-Belk Bowl

South Carolina- 0

Virginia- 28

 

-Peach Bowl

Florida- 41

Michigan- 15

 

-Arizona Bowl (OT)

Arkansas State-  13

Nevada- 16

 

-*Orange Bowl

Oklahoma- 34

Alabama- 45

 

-Sun Bowl

Stanford- 14

PITT- 13

 

-Military Bowl

Cincinnati- 35

Virginia Tech- 31

 

-Liberty Bowl

Missouri- 33

Oklahoma State- 38

 

-Red Box Bowl

Michigan State- 6

Oregon- 7

 

-Tax Slayer Bowl

NC State- 13

Texas A&M- 52

 

-Holiday Bowl

Northwestern- 31

Utah- 20

 

-Outback Bowl

Mississippi State- 22

Iowa- 27

 

-Rose Bowl

Washington- 23

Ohio State- 28

 

-Citrus Bowl

Kentucky- 27

Penn State- 24

 

-Sugar Bowl

Texas- 28

Georgia- 21

 

-Fiesta Bowl

LSU- 40

UCF- 32

 

With all the College Bowl Games complete, Alabama and Clemson will face off in the 2019 CFP National Championship Game on January 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the third time in four years.

The last time they met was in the Sugar Bowl, in which Alabama won and went on to defeat Georgia in last year’s Championship Game in Atlanta, GA.

Also, this year’s Championship match-up will be a battle of two undefeated teams and only one team will have a perfect record to the end the season. Will Alabama remain the number one team this year or will Clemson create an upset? You never know what can happen!

May the best team win!

2018 College Bowl Games

With the regular season over, it’s now on to the 2018 College Bowl Games which will lead into the 2019 CFP Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium on January 7.

Here’s a list of the games to be played and which teams are competing in:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State/Arizona State

Potato Bowl: Western Michigan/BYU

Hawaii Bowl: LA Tech/Hawaii

Armed Forces Bowl: Houston/Army

Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota/Georgia Tech

Cheez-It Bowl: CAL/TCU

First Responder Bowl: Boston College/Boise State

Independence Bowl: Temple/Duke

Pinstripe Bowl: Miami/Wisconsin

Texas Bowl: Baylor/Vanderbilt

Camping World Bowl: West Virginia/Syracuse

Alamo Bowl: Iowa State/Washington State

Music City Bowl: Purdue/Auburn

*Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame/Clemson

Belk Bowl: South Carolina/Virginia

Peach Bowl: Michigan/Florida

Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State/Nevada

*Orange Bowl: Oklahoma/Alabama

Sun Bowl: Stanford/PITT

Military Bowl: Cincinnati/Virginia Tech

Liberty Bowl: Missouri/Oklahoma State

Red Box Bowl: Michigan State/Oregon

Taxslayer Bowl: NC State/Texas A&M

Holiday Bowl: Northwestern/Utah

Outback Bowl: Mississippi State/Iowa

Rose Bowl: Washington/Ohio State

Citrus Bowl: Kentucky/Penn State

Sugar Bowl: Texas/Georgia

Fiesta Bowl: UCF/LSU

The winners of the Orange and Cotton Bowls will face off in the 2019 CFP Championship Game. With several undefeated teams, this will make the bowl games even more exciting! What will the overall outcome be? You never know what can happen!

To all the teams competing in the Bowl Games, good luck and may the best team win!

2018 College Basketball Season

Tonight, the 2018 College Basketball season will kick off!

Schools from all different conferences will compete in a bunch of match-ups which range from the PAC 12, BIG 10, BIG 12, SEC, ACC, and everyone in between!

Unlike college football, there are more schools to deal with and it’s really confusing on what school is in what conference, and of course they don’t call it March Madness for nothing!

Speaking of which, it’ll be a long journey to see who will make it to the 2019 March Madness Tournament and who be crowned the next champion!

I’ve already done some projects involving these schools including A House Divided because most of the rivalries and divisions are pretty much the same with college football, but maybe I’ll try one with basketball as well, even if it takes a lot more effort!

To all the teams out there, good luck and have a great season!

Battle of the Bay Area

One of the greatest NFL rivalries the the Battle of the Bay Area between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. Tonight was the match-up at Levi’s Stadium.

With both teams having poor records and only one win apiece, only one could take home their second win of the season. A lot of people were betting that the Raiders were favored to win because of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s season ending injury and the fact that their backup CJ Bethard wasn’t playing well since losing six straight games.

However, it was the 49ers that pulled off a huge victory by a final score of 34-3 over the Raiders, thanks to their third string backup quarterback Nick Mullens. With that being said, the 49ers are now 2-7, while the Raiders fall to 1-7.

Along those lines of this rivalry, I’ve created A House Divided poster with those two teams since I new these two teams would face off against each other this year.

With half of the NFL season gone, the second half of the journey to Super Bowl LIII continues to see who will make it and who will take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

2018 World Series Champions

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for winning the 2018 World Series!

This was a fierce battle between them and the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the pennant. The Dodgers did win in Game 3 in the longest World Series game ever that lasted 18 innings and hoping they’d have a chance to come back. Unfortunately, it was the Red Sox that won it all in Game 5 by a final score of 5-1.

With baseball season over and all the 2018 Champions complete, the long journey has officially begun to find out who will win the College Football Championship, Super Bowl LIII, the 2019 March Madness Tournament, the 2019 NBA Championship, and the 2019 Stanley Cup.

Before we know it, another World Series Champion will be crowned in 2019. Will the Red Sox go for a back-to-back championship or will it be someone else!

As with my projects in baseball, I’ve done some with all the MLB teams and of course A House Divided. In addition to the ones I’ve already done, I plan to do more along those lines!

No matter what sport it is and whose playing, one thing’s for sure is that everyone is a winner, even if their team has a bad year!

Washington State/Stanford Game

Today, I watched the Stanford Cardinal take on the Washington State Cougars at Stanford Stadium with my cousin TJ. This was the second college football game we went to this year after attending the Idaho State/CAL Game last month.

The tickets were courtesy of my Uncle David Lambros, whose part of the PAC 12 Officiating Crew, and was also officiating the game. Even though we didn’t get a chance to see him in person, he was able to see us from the replay booth upstairs. Our seats were located in the exact same area where I sat during the game against UCLA last year with Justin.

As for overall game itself, this was definitely without question one of the most intense match ups I’ve ever seen.

It started off as a back-n-forth game with each team scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. Then, Stanford led 28-17 at halftime, thinking that we had a shot to win the game.

The second half was where things got really intense, especially late in the fourth quarter where the score was tied at 38 points a piece. If it was still tied, the game could’ve went to overtime. However, it was a last second field goal that gave Washington State the win by a final score of 41-38.

Even though we lost, watching the game live definitely made it a great experience, especially if it’s a team playing in the same conference because match-ups like those or even college bowl games are definitely the best ones to attend to.

As with my projects, I have revisited the sports posters to make them more updated, especially with college football, since I decided to put them all together in one poster rather than making ones for individual conferences because I can imagine them playing in multiple match-ups.

Special thanks to Uncle Dave for the tickets and to TJ for attending the game with me! Looking forward to the next game I attend!

2018 World Series

With the regular season over and the playoffs complete, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will face off in the 2018 World Series in a best-of-seven series!

The last Word Series win for the Red Sox was five years ago in 2013 when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals. As for the Dodgers, their last win was 30 years ago in 1988 against the Oakland Athletics. They had an opportunity to win last year, but fell short to the Houston Astros.

What will be the overall outcome for this year? You never know because anything can happen!

May the best team win!