Adventures with FIFA

While I have really tried to update my blog regularly, I must admit that I have become really lazy since the end of the baseball season. The Chiefs left me with far too much to desire, and neither the Seahawks nor the Patriots interest me enough to write about them. Instead, I’m going to write about FIFA.

I don’t own FIFA, but I do have a demo downloaded on my PS4 (which you should buy, if you don’t have one). While I am not a fan of soccer at all, FIFA has certainly peaked my interest. I’d like to take this time to run through some of my favorite and least favorite parts about FIFA.

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Royals resiliency paying off in postseason

The Royals have taken the first two games of the ALCS on the road against Baltimore, and will return home on Monday with a chance to secure a spot in the World Series in front of a raucous crowd at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City is enjoying this wild, crazy, magical dream season, but the wins haven’t come easy in the postseason.

It began against Oakland in the wildcard game, when the Royals managed to come back from an 8-3 deficit, winning in extra innings. Salvador Perez would be the hero there, driving in the winning run on a single down the left field line that barely escaped the glove of Josh Donaldson.

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ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

The Royals are four wins away from a World Series appearance.

Go ahead, read it again. I had to.

After sweeping the Anaheim AngelsĀ in the ALDS, the Royals will now face the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, and look for their World Series appearance in 29 years. The Orioles also swept their ALDS opponent, the Detroit Tigers. That’s probably a good thing for the Royals, because they weren’t very good against Detroit in the regular season.

The Royals went 4-3 against the Orioles in the regular season, and these two teams are actually more similar than what you might think. There are a few glaring differences, but nonetheless, I’d say these teams are pretty evenly matched.

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Time to Clinch

In my 18 years of existence, I’ve never been more excited for the last four games of a Royals baseball season. Why? Because they are going to clinch a playoff spot.

The Royals, who face the Chicago White Sox in the last four days of the regular season, have a chance to clinch a playoff spot in any game. That’s right, any game. They would most likely be clinching a wildcard spot, but I don’t care. I can finally say my Kansas City Royals made it to the playoffs.

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