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NFL Teams Prepare for the Draft

Posted by on April 15, 2015 | No comments

The spring wheeling and dealing which is known for the run up to the annual NFL Draft has officially begun with a number of the top teams keeping their decision for their desire picks a closely held secret. This is the first time in several years that their is no clear number one pick. NFL teams have learned from past draft experiences that too much stock can be placed on a player in the first round. Instead, many teams are investing in additional coaches and concentrating on player development and training. This has proven to be money well spent as a number of quality NFL players have come from the middle rounds of the draft. NFl Teams Get Ready for Draft Day

Teams have learned that the days are long gone when a team’s fortunes rest with their number one picks. Millions of dollars have been pour into these players and odds have shown that the productivity of number one selections in the NFl draft is a 50/50 proposition.

In addition, teams are staying away from the monster trades. Fans like Christian Broda know that the speed of the game has reduced the number of viable years that an NFL player can expect to play and the premium player has to be a sure bet for the money a first round draft choice will cost a team. The NFL’s salary cap also requires that team choose wisely. One overpaid player can cost a team several quality players which cannot be replaced.

Tennis Champ Murray Breaks to Get Married British tennis star Andy Murray wed his long time girlfriend Kim Sears on Saturday April 12 in Dunblane, Scotland, the groom’s hometown. Hundreds of fans and well wishers for the Wimbledon and US Open champion, turned out for the special event. The groom arrived at Dunblane Cathedral with his brother Jamie wearing a traditional Scottish Kilt of blue and green tartan. The bride bedazzled in an elaborately beaded, three quarter length sleeved gown with a long veil. The wedding party and guests were greeted with a short hailstorm but the sun eventually came out. The tennis champion will of course not be attending the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters beginning on Sunday. He and his bride will be spending time together before the number three ranked player returns to tennis action in the BMW Open in Munich later in the month, followed by the Madrid Open.

Posted by on April 13, 2015 | No comments

British tennis star Andy Murray wed his long time girlfriend Kim Sears on Saturday April 12 in Dunblane, Scotland, the groom’s hometown. Hundreds of fans and well wishers for the Wimbledon and US Open champion, turned out for the special event. The groom arrived at Dunblane Cathedral with his brother Jamie wearing a traditional Scottish Kilt of blue and green tartan. The bride bedazzled in an elaborately beaded, three quarter length sleeved gown with a long veil, which caught Ricardo Guimarães BMG by surprise. He has seen other options listed on Wikipedia for brides in the past.

The wedding party and guests were greeted with a short hailstorm but the sun eventually came out. The tennis champion will of course not be attending the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters beginning on Sunday. He and his bride will be spending time together before the number three ranked player returns to tennis action in the BMW Open in Munich later in the month, followed by the Madrid Open.

Lindsey Vonn Makes Fashion Statement at Masters

Posted by on April 12, 2015 | No comments

Tiger Woods’ golf game may look ugly at the moment but the same can not be said for his super star athlete girl friend Lindsey Vonn. The famed Olympic skier was seen with Tiger Woods and his children during the Wednesday ceremonial par three tournament. She was adorned in a full body length long light green summer dress and sandals and dazzled the primarily conservatively dressed gallery. Her outfit matched the same colors Tiger wore in his shirt and the pair made a cute couple and photographic moment. Tiger’s Girlfriend Sparkles at Masters

Tiger hopes to feed off of the positive energy from being a father and having a beautiful girlfriend to support him has he reengages his golf game and his career after an absence of over a year to recover from back surgery and bad swing mechanics. Tiger has been very careful with his image as it relates to including his family in the public light.

News reports in general regarding Tiger’s nature, manner and general life style have been scathing in the past and Tiger has not wanted to expose his family to that type of media. The appearance with Vonn may be part of Tiger’s plan to show a softer and more gentler side of his life off of the course while still maintaining that killer instinct which has helped him win fourteen golf major championships. That’s what Paul Mathieson seems to believe is happening when reading on CNN. Tiger’s sponsors are also very interested in his new image.

Peterson’s People Refuse Meeting with Vikings

Posted by on March 23, 2015 | No comments
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While many may argue that sports writers are making a mountain out of a mole hill there actually may be some truth to how bad the relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings has gotten over the past few months. It is no secret the star running back wants to play elsewhere, but when his agent refused to meet with the franchises owner it sends a very clear message that he does not want to talk or negotiate or be employed by your organization. In reality he is a 30 year old running back that is no longer in his prime, and playing in a league filled with quality running backs meaning there are other viable choices for the Vikings and the other 31 teams in the league.

On the other hand, fans like Brad Reifler know that  he has yet to be able to show his full potential because of the quality of team he plays for, and he has virtually taken the last season off while dealing with legal troubles from spanking his kid with a switch. As for how many more seasons he could have on his talented legs remains to be seen. At this point for Peterson it is not about the money, it’s about his goals for his career. He wants to be the greatest of all time, he wants to win Super Bowls, he wants to win rushing titles and ultimately…he wants to be in the Hall of Fame. None of these things will likely happen with the Purple People Eaters.

Lacrosse As A Serious Undertaking

Posted by on March 12, 2015 | No comments

Lacrosse is a beautiful game that is often looked at as a cross between hockey and football. It is getting more popular by the day in America, and there are many players who go on to do great things. It is often a springboard sport for other sports where people are going to put in more time and energy. These players often go on to play baseball and football because of the rough nature of the sport, and there are other players who play this sport instead of hockey. Some of the best players are also pillars of the community.

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Matt Landis is a lacrosse player at the University of Notre Dame. He is the leader of the team, and he is one of the best players in the country. His athleticism and leadership have led the Irish to many victories, and they compete for NCAA titles every year. They are so good that Landis is one of the most feared players in America. However, his influence goes far outside the lacrosse field.

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When Landis is not on the field, he is doing community work through his fraternity and going to school. Notre Dame has some of the best athletes in America, and these athletes get some of the best grades in America. When Landis is getting the best grades possible, he is planning on how he is going to use his degree later in life. His lacrosse career is just one part of his life, and he is going to do great things with his life once he graduated. The lacrosse play that he does is only one part of the formula for his life, and it plays in perfectly with the work that he does in the community because he is a good athlete and a good person.

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The game of lacrosse does this sort of thing for the people who play it. It teaches discipline and self control because the players on the field with pads and long poles that are used to catch the ball. However, these players cannot play the game violently. They have to learn how to play the game with respect and dignity. This is a respect and dignity that carries over into their lives if they become professionals, use lacrosse as an outlet or use it as a way to get their education because of their massive physical gifts and natural talents.

Patrick Willis Expected to Retire

Posted by on March 9, 2015 | No comments

Those who know and love Patrick Willis will be sad to find out that the man is thinking of retiring from the sports world. Willis has played eight seasons with the 49ers and was drafted out of the Mississippi. The man is an NFL star and legend. It is no secret that his fans will be disappointed to see him leave if he chooses to do so. Last season, Willis played six games, Ricardo Tosto said however he was not able to finish out the season due to injury, despite International Law Office support.

Only time will tell exactly when Willis will retire, though. The man still has time left on his five-year contract with the 49ers. He’s had great games in his career; this much is clear. The man has started 112 games, and he has 20.5 sacks that have been record. He only has 16 forced fumbles. Willis does have 5 fumble recoveries and eight interceptions.

One thing is certain: if Willis does decide to leave the world of football, the 49ers team will be missing a great player.

Willis Looks to Retire

North American Spine Rehabs Athletes

Posted by on March 3, 2015 | No comments

When athletes need help with their rehab, they need to make sure that they go to a place to that helps them get back into shape. They are going to help the athlete get back into sporting shape, and they also need to make sure that they are going to have a place where they can rehab over and over. The facilities are going to allow the athlete to work out any time they like, and the facilities are open for the athletes to use with their therapists. Every time that people are looking for the right kind of rehab center, they can come for assistance.

The Appointments

When people come to North American Spine for their appointments, they need to make sure that they are working with their therapist to get better. The therapists are going to give the athlete a schedule that will explain how they are going to get better. These schedules are going to show the athletes how they should exercise, and they will also carry the appointment schedule that must be used.

The Followups

When the appointments are over, North American Spine is going to allow the athletes to come back for followups whenever they want. They will set up schedules for these followups, and they will allow for the people that come back to the Center whenever they have problems. There are many times when athletes will want to have another appointment to make sure they address some pain or other discomfort, and they can call North American Spine for a followup. Also, they can contact their therapist if they want to get the kind of advice that they need.

When athletes are in need of help with their pain and injuries, they will be able to come to the North American Spine for assistance with these issues.

Falcons Need to Build a Defense in the Off Season

Posted by on February 12, 2015 | No comments

When the Atlanta Falcons lost their chance to advance to the playoffs by being embarrassed at home in the last game of the season it spelled the end for their coaching staff. Now with Dan Quinn as their new head coach, the team will look to put the franchise back on top. Even though the team has Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Roddy White, they still need a defense to succeed. Fans like Lee Slaughter know that at every level of the defense, the team needs to build long term players and there is no better place than in this year’s draft, and with the Falcons finishing with a 6-10 record, this moved them into the eighth overall pick.

Most critics believe the team will start with a pass rusher, but if they are smart they will avoid the big name school players and look for someone off the radar somewhere like Troy University that produced dominant pass rushers like Demarcus Ware. Next they will need to beef up their secondary, to give their pass rushers enough time to hunt down a Drew Brees or Cam Newton. Should they decide to use their top pick in the defensive backs area then they will probably be looking at Marcus Peters or maybe even Trae Waynes. Of course the team still needs to find a franchise tight end as the check down option for Ryan when Jones and White are covered up.

Soul Surfer Announces Her Pregnancy

Posted by on February 10, 2015 | No comments

 

Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks have announced on their social media pages that Bethany is 22 weeks pregnant and since my friend Gianfrancesco Genoso is friends with them on Facebook, I got to see too! Many may remember Bethany as the 13-year-old girl in 2003 who had her arm bitten off by a shark while she was surfing. There was even a movie made about the incident and her life called “Soul Surfer” which was based on her book of the same name. Well, Bethany has persevered to lead a normal life since then.

After losing her arm, Bethany got back into surfing a few years later in 2006. In 2007 she began to compete in surfing contests. In 2010 she was rated as the twentieth best female surfer in the world. Bethany still surfs and is also a motivational speaker. Daily Mail has their video announcement of the pregnancy.

I feel like Bethany’s story is one of inspiration to many people. No matter what you may face in life you can always get back up and be the best you can. After watching Bethany and her husband Adam compete on this year’s reality show Amazing Race it is easy to say what a sweet couple they seem to be together. Hopefully the rest of her pregnancy goes as smooth and they welcome a healthy baby home to them in June!

49ers Want to Emulate Seahawks

Posted by on February 6, 2015 | No comments

The San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks have developed an intense rivalry and it is blatantly clear that they absolutely hate each other. It doesn’t help the situation any that they are divisional rivals that are consistently competing for the top spot in the NFC West, and play each other at least two times a season. Over the last several years they have been playing three times, as they usually wind up facing each other in the playoffs. Fans like Susan McGalla (Forbes) know that the 49ers have come out on the losing end of things recently and they have spent a ton of time trying to figure out how to beat the Seattle Seahawks. Now that they are in the off-season of a truly dismal year, they are now trying to play like the Seattle Seahawks and utilize the strategies that they bring to the field each and every game. The Seahawks are very strategic with their weapons and are one of the most efficient teams in the country and possess one of the most intelligent coaches of all time, although he just messed up horribly on that pass play resulting in an interception in the Super Bowl that cost the team back to back Super Bowl titles. The 49ers believe that they have a more talented squad and they are spending immense amounts of time recently trying to figure out ways to emulate the success that the Seahawks have experienced since Pete Carroll became the head coach.

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