Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Major Leagues in Jacksonville

By Josiah Gingerman


If you want to know different professional legues in the state of Florida, major leagues in Jacksonville, a city located further north, are getting more headlines adn becoming news all over the Sunshine State.

Jaguars are Becoming a Fierce Competitor

Mike Mularky, the new head coach for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, is trying to bring victories to the team with tghe help of Quarter Back Blaine G. and Running Back M. Jones-Drew. In spite of winning just two games, the Jags have wish for the future thanks to a defense that finished as the sixth best overall in the NFL. If you still need to scratch the NFL itch, consider a visit to see the Dolphins and a stay in one of the great Miami resort hotels. Sports might be rough, but enjoying them doesn't need to be.

Jacksonville Sharks Dominate in this Arena

The Arena Football League Jacksonville Sharks won the 2011 title behind an explosive offense controlled by quarterback Aaron Garcia. He tossed 118 touchdown passes and led the Sharks on a 13-game winning streak. If you're keen on offense, it isn't getting any better than Sharks' football in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Baseball Heats Up

The Miami Marlins ' Class-A club calls Jacksonville home. The Marlins' small time system is mythical for making some of the top talent in MLB. Names like Josh Beckett, Miguel Cabrera, Hanley Ramirez and Mike Stanton have all played baseball in Jacksonville at some particular point. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, which opened in 2003, is a wonderful facility that gives fans the opportunity to see stars in the flesh. The open-air facility is listed as one of the top destinations in the country for a baseball pilgrimage.

Destroyers Build Love for Soccer in Jacksonville

Heading into just its second year as a franchise, the FC Destroyers of Jacksonville are bringing a passion for the stunning game to the town of Jacksonville. The team is looking to build on last season under new coach Eric Dutt's leadership. The increasing popularity of the team has encouraged club official to bring another team to play soccer in Jacksonville. Later this year, the club will add a women's team to USL Women's League.

Jacksonville Rugby Expanding Its Reign

Jacksonville features the premiere squad in American Rugby. The Axeman are playoff contenders every season and won the championship in 2010. Fueled by its on-field success, the team has worked to build the game in this country. The team has given off a smaller league that serves as a developmental team for their squad. The league is composed of 3 teams, including one here in Jacksonville, the Hatchets.

Jacksonville Giants Steadily Grow

The city also features an ABA pro basketball team in the Giants, a young franchise that commenced in 2010. In its initial season, the Giants ' style of play was deserving of their moniker as the team rolled to a 23-0 record. The team plays its home games at Jacksonville Veterans Commemorative Arena.

Jacksonville Hosts Pro Golfers

Frequently referred to as golf's 5th major, The Players Championship is a staple in Jacksonville. TPC Sawgrass is in a suburb of Jacksonville and plays host to the best golfers in the world for one weekend each May.

Lacrosse Is About to Hit Jacksonville in 2012

This year is becoming a season of new beginnings in Jacksonville as another team is about to begin its franchise there in 2012. The Northern US Lacrosse League will be adding the Bullies in late January.




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