By Emery Rudolph
Before I began to speak about BSU sports, this past weekends Ravens game, or the Lakers incredible start, I would like to encourage everybody to go out and vote. This is without a doubt a historical moment in time. It is not only important to only the present time, but to generations that will follow us. When your child looks you in the eye and asks "did you vote in the 2008 election when Barack Obama ran against John McCain?" You will definitely want to be able reply to that question with a yes. All I am saying is if you want a change, then vote on Tuesday. If you do not then please make a mental note to shut up when the results are announced.
Now, as I turn my attention back to sports, I would like to first honor all the senior football players from the season who noticed at the game against VSU on Saturday. These players are Jason Scott, Tristan Martin, Isaac Redman, Julius Askins, Rashad Wright, Dwayne Frost, Lemar Williams III, and Jonathan Edwards. These men were able to take the athletic abilities to the collegiate level and repeatedly withstand grueling football seasons. Congratulations to each of you and farewell.
If any of these players get lucky enough they may find themselves playing for my favorite NFL team the Ravens within the next couple of years. The Ravens currently stand at 5-3 after a close victory against the Browns on Sunday. Joe Flacco is looking better and better each game I see him play. Then again, maybe it is just because we were playing the browns. I wonder how Jason Scott would have done.
For those unaware, the men and women basketball season's both start on the next Saturday. This season is going to be no different from any other. Both squads are going to electrify Leonidas James Gym whenever they get the chance. They have been working hard all summer to improve from last year, and there is no doubt in my mind that it will show. The men are already predicted to be at the top of their division. With a new head coach, the women are expected to do the same. I predict the each team loses no more than five games a piece.
While on the topic of basketball, I always like to throw a little bit about my favorite NBA teams in here. I will go with my number one squad first, the Los Angeles Lakers. This looks to be another good year for them if everybody can stay healthy. They have dominated their competition so far and I hope they continue to do the same as the year goes on. Bynum is back! So if the Lakers get back to the finals there will be to stopping them. The Chicago Bulls have Derrick Rose but surprisingly aren't doing as well as I expected them to so far. I guess this truly shows that one man cannot do everything. Lucky for them the NBA season is 82 games long.
It's been another week in sports and there will be more to come. Until next issue, get some work done, vote, watch some sports, vote, support Phi Beta Sigma, and of course vote. Love you Bowie State.