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By Karl Schneider ’13 STAFF WRITER
NBA: After seven years of trying, Lebron James finally has an NBA Championship ring. While the Heat still are considered by many the favorite for this season, a revamped Lakers team, and a talented Thunder team stand in their way of a second consecutive NBA championship. The Lakers are threatening with the addition of juggernaut center Dwight Howard, and assist monster Steve Nash. That pair will join a starting lineup anchored by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. The Thunder also have championship potential, with Kevin Durant and Russel Westbrook returning from a team that dominated the Spurs, and competed with the Heat.
Finals Prediction: Heat defeat Lakers
MVP: Dwight Howard
NFL: In Super Bowl XLVI, Eli Manning outclassed Tom Brady leading the Giants to their second super bowl in four seasons. However, at the start of the NFL season neither team looks Super Bowl quality. Instead, teams like the Falcons, 49ers, and the Texans have impressed. The 49er’s defense has especially impressed, led by Patrick Willis, and Justin Smith stifling the explosive...