James finally got his ring as he and the rest of the Miami Heat were crowned
2012 champions of the NBA. James dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging
28.6 points, and 10 rebounds and was named Finals MVP.
perfect games, one no hitter, and one combined no hitter took place over
summer. That makes three perfect games just this season, a new record for a
single major league season. In other baseball history, Texas Rangers third
basemen, Adrian Beltre, achieved a feet only accomplished by Joe DiMaggio, by
hitting three home runs, and hitting for the cycle in a span of 7 days.
Brewers have had a tough summer, going 39-40 from June through August. The
Brewers also dealt ace pitcher Zach Greinke away at the trade deadline for
prospects, primarily shortstop Jean Segura. Despite the team’s struggles,
leftfielder Ryan Braun is still having an MVP type season, totaling a .311
batting average, 36 home runs, and 96 RBIs.
NFL wrapped up training camps and preseason games last week. The Philadelphia
Eagles and Seattle Seahawks both went a perfect 4-0 in the preseason, while the
Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets lost all four of their
games. The Jets looked especially poor, only scoring 31 points in their 4
Packers managed a 2-2 record in the preseason, and finished with good momentum
to take them into the season opener versus the 49ers. Newly acquired running
back Cedric Benson has looked good in his limited time in a Packer uniform.
main event of this summer had to be the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, hosted in
London. From the magnificent opening ceremony to the last match played, it was
a site to see.
what was reportedly his final Olympic games, Michael Phelps became the most
decorated Olympian of all time, winning four more golds and two more silvers,
combining for a total 18 career golds, 22 medals overall. If it is the end of
his career, at least he went out on top.
Fab Five, the Fierce Five, or whatever you call them, were big hits at this year’s
games. Gabby Douglas, Jordan Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross
combined for the gymnastics all around gold medal, and won the hearts of fans
across the globe.
Bolt was back to his old antics at these Olympic Games. Coming in as an
underdog, Bolt was motivated by the doubters, and showed them all what he is
still capable of. Bolt won the 100 meter, 200 meter, and the 4x100 relay in
London, showing the world that he is still the greatest.