Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN & CBS Sports (team logos)

2016 was one of the most exciting sports years ever. Who would have guessed that the Villanova Wildcats would win the National Championship the way they did? Who would have guessed that the Denver Broncos would deliver another Super Bowl to Peyton Manning in his last season? No one thought that the Chicago Cubs would ever win the World Series, yet, here we are. No one would have guessed that the Golden State Warriors would win 73 games, Stephen Curry would win the MVP award unanimously, and then the Cleveland Cavaliers would end up beating them in the most embarrassing way possible. Coming into 2017, I thought I would predict who will be in the championships and who will win for the following sports: College Football, NFL, College Basketball, NBA, NHL, and MLB.

NCAA Football National Championship:

bama Alabama Crimson Tide vs. ohiost Ohio State Buckeyes

Game Day: January 9th, 2017

Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

Winner: Alabama Crimson Tide, 28-24

 

NFL Super Bowl: 

i-2 New England Patriots vs. i-28 Seattle Seahawks

Game Day: February 5th, 2017

Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

Winner: Seattle Seahawks, 28-17

 

NCAA Basketball National Championship:

nova Villanova Wildcats vs. ucla UCLA Bruins

Game Day: April 3rd, 2017

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

Winner: Villanova Wildcats, 81-74

 

NBA Championship:

i-4 Golden State Warriors vs. i-28 Cleveland Cavaliers

Game Days: Mid-June 2017

Locations: Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio

Winner: Golden State Warriors in 7 games

 

Stanley Cup Finals:

i-26 Chicago Blackhawks vs. i-8 Pittsburgh Penguins

Game Days: Mid-June 2017

Locations: United Center in Chicago, Illinois and PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Winner: Pittsburgh Penguins in 7 games

 

MLB World Series:

i-15Boston Red Sox vs. i-2Los Angeles Dodgers

Game Days: October 21st-November 1st, 2017 (Given the series goes 7 games)

Locations: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Winner: Boston Red Sox in 5 games

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One thought on “Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

  1. Joseph…..great article! Good predictions except where are my SF Giants?! You’re killin’ me dude! I count on you to keep my hopes up 🙂 Sure glad you don’t predict the Dodgers winning it all! You know how I feel about them 😦 👎 But glad to see Golden State winning it all!

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