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!

2018 NBA Season

Tonight, the 2018 NBA Season kicks off with the defending champions Golden State Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder. Then, the Sacramento Kings will host the Utah Jazz tomorrow night.

This will be a long journey to see who will compete in the 2019 NBA Finals and who will be crowned the next NBA Champions.

If you want to find your favorite teams, check out my custom-made posters for the NBA or A House Divided for the NBA. In addition to the ones I’ve already done, I plan to create more, including one with all the arenas they play in!

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

Idaho State/CAL Game

Today, I watched the California Golden Bears take on the Idaho State Bengals at the California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA with my cousin TJ. This was his first ever college football game and my fourth overall after attending last year’s UCLA/Stanford Game with Justin.

The tickets were courtesy of my Uncle David Lambros, who’s part of the PAC 12 Officiating Crew, and interestingly enough, he was working that game, which made this experience extra exciting, even though we didn’t get a chance to see him in person.

Last time I went to a game at CAL, I sat near the end zone, when they played against Nevada. This time, we sat near the 10 yard line and we got really nice view.

The game itself was pretty interesting! Most of the first quarter was back and forth 3 and Outs, but CAL was ahead 28-3 at halftime. During the second half, Idaho State was trying to make a comeback for an upset win after a couple of pass-interference calls against CAL late in the fourth quarter. Also, one of CAL players was ejected from the game due to targeting, which is hitting a player with the crown of the helmet, just like I saw at the Stanford game last year.

In the end however, CAL was able to hang on and we won by a final score of 45-23. The biggest highlight of the game was an 89 yard kick off return for a touchdown. On the other side, my biggest highlight was waving to one of the officials on the field and he actually waved back at me!

Overall, this was one of the best college games I’ve seen so far this year, even though this wasn’t a PAC 12 match-up! However, it doesn’t matter whose playing the game or who wins. What matters most is being at the stadium in person and enjoying the whole experience!

As with my interest in college football, I’ve done several projects with this particular theme such as A House Divided, custom-made posters for conferences, combing all the teams onto one field, and more recently, I’ve done some with the actual stadiums they play in because where the game is played is just as important as the actual game itself.

As I continue to create these types of projects and continue to watch more college football games, who knows what I’ll discover next! Special thanks to Uncle Dave for the tickets and my cousin TJ for attending the game with me! Definitely look forward to the next game I attend!

Back to Football!

With training camp over with and the preseason complete, the 2018 NFL Season kicks off tonight at 5:20 PM PST on NBC with the defending Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons in a rematch of the 2017 NFC Divisional Round.

Then on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will go on the road to face off against the Minnesota Vikings at 10 AM PST on FOX, and the Chicago Bears will take on their divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers at 5:30 PM PST on NBC.

Monday Night will feature a doubleheader, with the New York Jets taking on the Detroit Lions at 4:10 PM PST, and the Oakland Raiders hosting the Los Angeles Rams at 7:10 PM PST on ESPN.

This will be a long journey to see who will compete in Super Bowl LIII at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on February 3, 2019, and who will be the next team to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

If you want to find your favorite teams, check out A House Divided for the NFL or my custom made NFL posters! Recently, I created a poster featuring the different stadiums because where the game is played is just as important as whose playing it! In addition to that, I plan to create more like that, including one with the Super Bowl!

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

2018 College Football Season

This weekend, the 2018 College Football season will kick off!

Schools from all different conferences will compete in a bunch of intense match ups and they range from the PAC 12, BIG 10, BIG 12, SEC, ACC, and everyone in between! Here’s a list of some of the must watch games to see:

-Colorado vs Colorado State

-Michigan vs Notre Dame

-Iowa State vs Iowa

-USC vs Stanford

-USC vs Texas

-TCU vs Texas

-Texas A&M vs Alabama

-Stanford vs Notre Dame

-Florida State vs Miami

-Texas Tech vs TCU

-UCLA vs California

-Baylor vs Texas

-Michigan vs Michigan State

-Florida vs Georgia

-North Carolina vs Duke

-Kansas vs Kansas State

-TCU vs Baylor

Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma

-California vs USC

-Utah vs Colorado

-Stanford vs California

-USC vs UCLA

-Oregon vs Oregon State

-Washington vs Washington State

-Michigan vs Ohio State

-Kentucky vs Louisville

-Arizona State vs Arizona

-BYU vs Utah

-Notre Dame vs USC

-Stanford vs UCLA

-Auburn vs Alabama

-Army vs Navy

This will be a long journey to see who will compete in the next set of Bowl Games and the 2019 CFP Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, and who will be the next College Football Champion! 

If you want to see your favorite teams, check out my custom-made college football posters and A House Divided posters for college football! In addition to the ones I already have, I plan to continue to create more like these!

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

2018 NFL Preseason

Tonight, the 2018 NFL Preseason kicks off with the Chicago Bears taking on the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Then, next week, the San Francisco 49ers will begin their preseason when they take on the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Los Angeles Chargers; while the Oakland Raiders will take on the Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Seahawks. 

Once the preseason is over, the regular season will kick off on September 6 with the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons. This will be a long journey to see who will face off in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA and who will be the next team to take home the Lombardi Trophy!

If you want to find your favorite team and check out some of the greatest rivalries, check out A House Divided for the NFL and also my custom-made NFL posters. In addition to my previous ones, I also plan to continue to make new designs for past Super Bowls and other things along those lines. 

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