If you told me that the Dallas Cowboys could possibly make the Super Bowl this year I would have said you’re crazy. The Cowboys, in past years, always seem to run into the same issues every year. Whether it’s injuries or a lack-luster offense, the results were always the same: lose one, win one, lose one, win one and on and on. However, this season has been the exact opposite and has caught everyone by surprise. The Cowboys are now 10-1 with their most recent win against the Washington Redskins.
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Ezekiel Elliott seems almost unstoppable. He has amassed an insane amount of total yardage just in the first ten games of the season. He has broken records set by some of the most iconic players in the sports history. I don’t think even the dedicated Cowboys fan could have predicted that the Cowboys would be where they are at this point in the season. Elloitt, along with Dak Prescott, has reinvigorated a passion within a fanbase that has longed for something to cheer about in passed years.
As we approach the end of the season, talks of possible Most Valuable Player (MVP)and Rookie of the Year candidates start to pop up in the sports media. With that in mind, I strongly believe that Ezekiel Elliot and/or Dak Prescott are easily contenders in these categories and might take either award at the end of the season. I started watching Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 just to see what kind of outlandish claims Skip Bayless might say about the sports world. Since the beginning of the NFL season Bayless strongly believed the Cowboys had the best chance at the Super Bowl. After what we have seen, I have to agree with Bayless. No defense seems to come close at stopping this high-octane Cowboys offense. These next few weeks in the season will certainly be interesting to watch.
A few weekends ago, the United States Grand Prix took place at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. A friend of mine invited me to go and I had never been, so I accepted with most excitement and anticipation. As far as I knew I was attending strictly for the race itself, which was held that Sunday. What an experience it was. I had no idea that it would turn into something much more than, “just a race”.
Race fans may refer to Formula 1 as a global event and they could not be more right. On my way over to the track I overheard a fan from Norway talking to another fan from Great Britain and that was just the bus ride. By the time I arrived at the track, I had heard at least ten different languages and dialects. While walking from place to place, I encountered people from all over the world. I stopped to talk to a guy from Italy; ran into a group that had come all the way from the Netherlands and saw fans from Mexico as well. I was blown away by the diversity of cultures that were represented at the United States Grand Prix.
Not only did I get to attend the race portion of the event, but I also got to see Taylor Swift, Usher and The Roots. That was just exciting as the race. I had never been to a concert before so this was a first for me. Normally, I would probably have stayed home and watched the race on my television screen. I know that a majority of people do that and the race itself is probably more fun to watch on television. However, if ever you do get a chance to go to such an event as a Formula 1 race I would highly recommend it. The events that go on during Formula 1 weekend is not just a race, but an experience. Unfortunately, the team I was cheering for, Scuderia Ferrari, did not win the race but that did not take anything away from me having the most amazing and memorable experience that I had at the United States Grand Prix.