Far from the reflectors of the Brady or the Newtons, there is a man who works quietly and is in charge of moving the threads of the Cincinnati Bengals offensive. His name is Andy Dalton and is the protagonist of this fourth installment of the #NewEraPresenta documentary series.
At the start of his career as a collegiate player, Dalton earned his starting TCU quarterback just a couple of weeks before starting the season. With a little rookie accumulated by a rookie, the Katy, Texas native caught up with him to take the Horned Frogs to an 8-5 record and win the 2007 Texas Bowl.
Thanks to the quality of his arm, Dalton was on the rise and the following campaign guided TCU to the second site of the Mountain West Conference with a record of 11-2. Barely a year later he achieved a perfect regular season winning each of his 12 encounters, however his team fell in the Fiesta Bowl against Boise State.
2010 represented Andy's last year in high school and, therefore, the last chance to get the spinning that left not to have lost crown a perfect season the previous campaign.
Dalton and TCU got it. Again they managed to finish unbeaten the regular season and on January 1, 2011, in Pasadena, California, they took the 21-19 win over Wisconsin at the Rose Bowl, culminating in a dream season that would finish opening the door to Dalton in the NFL.
It was the Cincinnati Bengals who made their services in the 2011 Draft, completing a 'scary' pair with the A.J. Green, who came to the team just one round earlier in that Draft.
As a rookie, Dalton took the starting position and led the Bengals to a nine-game, seven-run campaign, accumulating a total of 3 398 yards per pass, 20 touchdown passes, completing 58.1% of their shipments.
From that moment, Dalton's career went up, getting double digits in the number of victories per campaign of the Bengals, until reaching the 2015, year in which it finished of taking off, completing the 66.1% of its sending and adding 3 thousand 250 yards per pass and 25 touchdowns despite not seeing action in three games thanks to a hand injury.
According to Forbes, Dalton is ranked # 57 of the highest-paid athletes of 2016 and undoubtedly every cent invested by Cincinnati's in him has been worth it.
This Sunday we witnessed one of those incredible stories that the sport gives us and that, undoubtedly, are worth bringing to the big screen. The Cleveland Cavaliers uncannily beat the Golden State Warriors and became Houston Rockets Hats Fitted the new NBA monarchs.
LeBron James and his Cavs achieved the unthinkable, they returned from a 1-3 in the series for the NBA championship against the team that this year won the best record of lost and lost in league history (73-9) , the Warriors of Golden State, took the National Basketball Association title and in the end ended the drought championships of the professional teams of the city of Cleveland.
Even with the euphoria at the top we started scraping the books - obviously we refer to the internet - and we brought 7 data capslist.com that you should know about this championship of the Cavs.
1. Cleveland became the eleventh team in NBA history to return from a 1-3 to win the seventh game in a playoff series.
2. LeBron James raised his center of gravity 89 centimeters to tip the epic 'plug' to Andre Iguodala in the final stretch of the seventh and final encounter.
3. Tyronn Lue is the fifth coach in league history to win the championship in his debut season.
4. The Brazilian Anderson Varejao is the first player that militates in the same season in the two teams that disputed a final. He played 31 games with Cleveland and 33 with Golden State.
5. This was the fourteenth occasion that two teams are in the Finals in consecutive years.
6. Only four of the last 31 draft picks have Georgia Bulldogs Hats New Era managed to win an NBA title with the team that selected them: Admiral David Robinson (1987) and Tim Duncan (1997) with the San Antonio Spurs and this Sunday joined them LeBron James (2003) and Kyrie Irving (2011).
7. On top of yesterday's game, the Cavs broke a 52-year "curse" without titles in professional sports for any team in Cleveland. fanatics.com The Browns of the NFL got the last championship for the city in 1964.
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With Canó's home run in extra innings, the American League added its fifth straight win in the Classic of Half-Season by beating 2-1 to the stars of the National.
On Tuesday night, the 88th MLB All-Star Game was held at the Miami Marlins' home where, with a timely shot by Robinson Canó in the tenth inning, the American League defeated the 2-1 Nacional.
The slate moved until the fifth roll, when Miguel Sanó hit a pitch that sent the record holder to second base of the Orioles, Jonathan Schoop and this one put in a momentary advantage to the Americana. Already in the sixth, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina got the draw for Nacional with a solo homer.
Of course Mexico had to be present in this clash of superstars: in the seventh, Roberto Osuna, pitcher of the Toronto Blue Jays, climbed the mound to live up to his nickname. The Pride of Sinaloa hung the zero in its debut in an All-Star Game and thus the slate remained 1-1.
Already in extra innings the second base of the Mariners of Seattle, Robinson Canó, connected an entire stick back that it exploded the Marlins Park, giving thus the definitive advantage for the Americana.
Cano's home run is the first to appear in extra-innings of a All-Star Game 50 years ago; the last to get it was the Cuban Tony Perez in 1967, coincidentally, the expellotero threw the first ball at the Marlins Park in the game last night.