The Spain Grand Prix 2006

Posted on Jumat, 31 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
For the first time Fernando Alonso won in his own land. Alonso won at Barcelona the Spain Grand Prix with 130,000 persons as witnesses last Sunday (May 14th).

The Formula One Grand Prix hadn’t been that popular in Spain until Alonso entered the competition. Even though it has had important pilots like Mansell, Senna and Schumacher. For example, the European Grand Prix that took place at Jerez. Only 20,000 persons attended to the event. On the other hand, 100,000 spectators attended the equivalent bike race.

For the Spain Grand Prix, tickets were sold out two years ago. This is a new record, since the Formula One events have always been transmitted only by a small TV channel in Spain but now is part of the big TVE station getting to a much bigger national and international audience.

As Alonso said, he won last year’s title but this one makes him feel better since he performed greatly in his own country. Giving his countrymen the pride and the excitement of seeing him achieve the victory.

Fernando Alonso Diaz, who was born on July 29th, 1981 in Oviedo Spain, won the World Driver’s Championship title when he was 24 years old, breaking Emerson Fittipaldi’s record of being the youngest Formula One Champion. With this victory, Alonso also ended M. Schumacher’s run of five consecutive championships.

Alonso who at the present time is running for Renault, has been awarded the 2005 Prince of Asturias Award of Sports, the youngest to receive the prize

Alonso and McLaren’s principal Ron Dennis announced on December 2005, that Fernando will be moving to McLaren for the 2007 season.

Nitto Tires - Why They Are Special

Posted on Kamis, 30 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
There is no question that there have brilliant innovations brought forth from the automobile industry and in particular the tire and rubber industry whose nascent birth went hand in hand with that of the automobile itself. We as drivers and rider owe much to the comfort and safety that we both rely on and also are able to not even consider to make way for those things in our lives with less stability. Those in the auto and tire industries know this. And without question, Nitto Tires understands this. However, this is not the realm of concern for Nitto.

When safety counts after the speeds of comfort of ordinary drivers has long since been surpassed, well, this is the territory for Nitto Tires. When its getting the laser quick punch off the line that will make all the difference, well, this is definitely the territory of Nitto. You see, Nitto undoubtedly puts forth the same level of value in regards to research, development and innovation as any other leader in the tire industry, but there target concerns lie well off in a territory all their own.

For good reason, the average automobile driver and the manufacturer of all the parts that allow the auto to go need and do consider such things as, brakes, frame and motor engineering. These are the base components of the car that anyone involved can realize are integral to its overall performance. But, Nitto tires will in one motion concur with that perspective and simultaneously motion for a realization that these only take you so far and that the importance of the tire (in general, but with unflinching assurances in the high performance realm) has been greatly disregarded. It is this stance that pushes Nitto Tires everyday to the limits of high performance tire quality.

NBA MVP Voting is a Serious Issue

Posted on Rabu, 29 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
It is the time of the year when the NBA’s Most Valuable Player is voted for. This means 125 voters among who you can find media people that devote their entire professional careers to go across the country analyzing every move every game and sharing with the readers and viewers. It is comforting to have people of this knowledge on the sport voting for the best player in the NBA.

If you remember the 2005 MVP for the NBA was expected to be between Shaquille O’Neil and Steve Nash. Nash ended up winning by very little difference. That year the voting was so stretch that people ended up thinking if the race between them affected the voters. I personally do not think that was the case.

For the 2006 Season a similar thing is expected to happen. The reality is that MVP voters usually are reluctant to recognize young players or those from teams not considered cream of the crop. With the exception of the 1998-99 season, there hasn't been an MVP winner from a team that won fewer than 50 games since 1982. That is not to say that 50 wins is a pre-qualifier, but it illustrates that voters tend to reward the best teams.

The playoffs are about a month away and there is plenty of suspense surrounding the final weeks of the season and the candidates to the MVP. Is it Kobe Bryant keeping the Lakers in the playoffs? Maybe Chauncey Billups get it thanks to his clear display of guidance in Detroit? What about LeBron James, who took the Cavaliers to a higher level? We will certainly find out sooner than you think.

There Will Be No Triple Crown Winner This Year

Posted on Selasa, 28 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
The winner of the Kentucky Derby won’t be able to participate in the Belmont Stakes Race, since he’s been victim of an accident during the second competition for the Triple Crown: the Preakness Stakes.

Barbaro is recovering from an injury suffered a couple weeks ago in a career- ending breakdown at the Preakness. Barbaro shattered his right rear leg. The 2006 Kentucky Derby winner is under a 24/7 watch in a 12 by 12 foot stall. Three resident veterinarians are taking good care of the champion.

The full physical that he is submitted to every day includes temperature, heart and blood checks, examination of his feet, a look at the fiberglass cast and specially designed left hind shoe, the doling out of medication and walks around his new home. Every six hours Barbaro undergoes an abbreviated physical practiced by a veterinarian, a nurse or a medical student.

Barbaro was expected to become the next Triple Crown Champion, after his performance on May 6 in the Kentucky Derby. Two weeks later, he would suffer an awful accident and broke his leg. Barbaro was transported to the University of Pennsylvania’s Hospital at New Bolton Center in a horse-ambulance.

The next day, Barbaro underwent to a five hour surgery to repair three broken bones with a metal plate and 27 screws.

The winner of the Preakness Stakes: Bernardini won’t be able to run the Belmont Stakes race either since the owner has decided the horse needed a break. This is the first time since the year 2000 that the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the winner of the Preakness Stakes miss the Belmont Stakes eliminating any chance to have a Triple Crown winner.

What You Need To Know When You Are Buying A Kayak

Posted on Senin, 27 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
When looking for a new kayak, you must consider before anything else how you intend to use your new boat. Also, you have to have all the essential equipment to get started.

Choosing which kayak to buy can seem difficult. Several factors must be considered before you even go out to begin your research. Finding the best kayak for you depends on what you are going to use it for. If you use the simple steps below you can make the experience of shopping for a kayak a whole lot easier.

The very first thing you need to do is decide how you will use your new kayak. A pleasure kayaker? Are you new to the sport? Do you plan to compete? After you have decided, your decision will be informed when you begin to explore the many different types of kayaks. There are many good on-line resources to help you decide.

Getting the right equipment for your kayak is essential. You need to make sure you have purchased all of the right kayaking tools and necessities. Wetsuit, life jackets, paddles, footwear, etc. are just a few of the pieces of equipment that you will find you need for kayaking. After you have bought the highest quality equipment you can get, you can begin the process of choosing your kayak.

The first thing you will notice is that there are hundreds of types of kayaks to choose among. It will help you to think of your kayak as an investment. You do not have to spend a large amount of money to buy a high quality kayak, but you must explore and do some research. There are several top brands you can find such as Clear Blue Hawaii, Old Town, Pelican International, Coleman, and Stevylor. Those products have the top-notch quality you have been seeking.

Helpful Beach Volleyball Tips To Improve Your Game

Posted on Minggu, 26 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
There are a few essential skills that every beach volleyball player should know. If you are playing for fun, it is not nearly as important to learn these rules, but it will make you a better over all player and someone that is more fun to play with.

The first skill that you will need to learn is how to serve. The floater serve is the most basic overhand serve and the easiest to learn. The first step to performing the floater serve is getting your foot position correct. You will want to stand, facing the net, with your feet staggered. Your foot opposite of your hitting arm should be in front. You will want to have most of your weight on your back foot and the ball in your non hitting hand. Next, extend your arms in front of you, parallel to the ground and move your hitting hand to your ear with your elbow high. Then you will toss the ball about two feet above your head and in front of your shoulder. While moving your weight to your front foot, hit the ball with your arm extended in front of you. This sounds easy, but it will take a lot of practice to get it right.

The second most important skill you will need to know is how to pass. You will want to start with your feet shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent. When the ball comes to you, you will want to bring your hands together forming a good forearm platform with your thumbs parallel, locking your elbows, and pushing your forearms together. When you make contact with the ball, move your arms forward and upward slightly and transfer your weight forward. You will be able to direct where the ball goes with your shoulders.

Once you learn these two skills, you will be ready for some real beach volleyball games or just some fun.

Italian Pride Hit with the Sentences for the Calcio

Posted on Sabtu, 25 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
After they won the World Cup, Italy finds itself in one of the biggest match fixing scandals in the decade. Four of the biggest clubs on the Continent have been recently found guilty of paying to have the marches fixed and the severe punishments include demotion and points deductions.

Juventus, the champions, where relegated from Serie A to Serie B and they were given a 30 point deduction for next season. Fiorentina was also relegated to Serie B and hit with -12 points for next season; Lazio, relegated to Serie B and docked seven points. Milan docked 44 points in last season's standings, dropping them to eighth place and outside the qualifying places for European competition, the Milan was not relegated and they will start next season with -15 points.

The scale of the punishment is difficult to comprehend for many. Only Roma among the champions of the past 15 seasons remain untouched. Those four have won all but two of the past 20 titles. But the response to the sentences has been mixed within Italy. It definitely strikes around 20 million fans of the soccer in that country, since their best players are now forced to play abroad.

Some say that the sentences are not fair since the sport of soccer as a whole is not corrupt, and some thought that this kind of justice is what it takes to clean the calcio from corruption. And some say that the next step should be to rewrite the rules of Italian soccer in order to prevent this from happening again.

Can A Used Kayak Be As Good As A New One?

Posted on Jumat, 24 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
A new kayak costs a lot of money. But with a little research, a used kayak can be just as good at half the price.

Kayaks are a big investment for many people. Paying for a kayak does not have to hurt. You can buy a used tandem kayak. Tandem is another large kayak maker that produces dozens of different models of kayak. The Tandem brand has been around long enough that great Tandem kayaks can be bought used for excellent prices and, most of the time, in good shape.

It is easy to find a used kayak. The best way to find a good used kayak is to use the Internet. You will be able to find personal used boats for sale as well as sales through dealers. Modern kayaks have such high quality that demand is rapidly growing for good used models. You can save a lot of money by looking for a used kayak.

When buying a used kayak, it is important to inspect the boat thoroughly before buying it. Kayaks must be in like-new condition. You do not want to put your money into a boat that has been damaged. Dents or patches on the kayak's hull can degrade with the boat's performance. When you have done your thorough check, you might have found a great deal if the kayak is in excellent shape. You could spend thousands of dollars on a new kayak, but you might spend less than half that on a used one! Saving money is important, but so is investing your money.

Before you go to inspect a used kayak, be sure you have done good research and have found the best deals available. You will also want to be sure that you are close to where you plan to buy the used kayak. Your research could be a great reward.

You will then be able to afford more and better equipment, and, just as important, be able to spend more time on the water.

Horse Riding

Posted on Kamis, 23 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Horse riding looks fun and enjoyable but it is a skillful job. For a smooth ride, both horse and the rider need to strike the right balance. It is important for a rider to follow a horse’s motion and stay in balance, if not you will end up gripping the horse with your thighs, clinging on to him by holding their calves etc. if this creates some unbalance in the horse’s motions, his ability to turn would get affected.

If you want to understand how a rider’s balance affects a horse’s movement then read through.

- An off-balance rider typically falls behind the motion of the horse.
- Leaning to far forward is another mistake that riders make.
- Leaning more towards one side also affects the balance.
- Shifting the weight onto the wrong seat bone is another mistake that should be avoided.

If a rider goes off balance, the horse feels uncomfortable and is bound to react but this reaction differs from horse to horse. Some horses might speed up and move forward faster and faster, some might slow down and even stop running, some might turn more or less than the rider’s expectations and some might turn in completely different direction than what the rider intended.

In the above mentioned scenarios, if anybody has to be blamed then it is the rider and not the horse. the horse’s reaction gives you signs of the rider’s balance issue. If you are facing similar problems with your horse, check out your own balance and the position of your body position before blaming the horse.

For further details visit Horse Directory or visit

NFL Releases the 48 Underclassmen Eligible for the April Draft

Posted on Rabu, 22 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
The NFL released this week its official list of the 48 underclassmen granted eligibility for the April 29-30 draft, this list includes cornerback Youboty, Santonio Holmes, safety Whitner, Reggie Bush and Vince.

Holmes’s was not a surprise. Every day there are more and more lists that have Holmes rated as the top receiver in the draft. But there were more questions about the draft status of Whitner and Youboty. Youboty rates fourth-best defensive back. Youboty is 6 feet 1, 188 pounds and he is a solid tackler this brings him good possibilities since this is what the NFL likes. The recent history of OSU cornerbacks in the NFL might help, as well.

Donte Whitner said his decision to forgo his senior season at Ohio State in favor of entering the NFL draft was not an easy call.

There was speculation that he could be a late second- or third round pick, but he said he has gotten enough feedback from confidants to believe he could be a late first- to second-round pick.

Whitner believes he could run 40 yards in 4.3 seconds, which would impress NFL scouts and now that he is no longer in school he can concentrate on his workouts. He also said he turned down a couple of paid autograph offerings before agreeing to do some for Ohio Signatures Unlimited four days ago, which effectively ended his college eligibility. Other notables who declared for the draft were North Carolina State DE Mario Williams; running backs Maurice Drew of UCLA, Brian Calhoun of Wisconsin and Laurence Maroney of Minnesota; wide receiver Devin Hester of Miami; and defensive back Ko Simpson of South Carolina.

Sports Bags are Evolving to Meet the Demands of Today’s active Families’

Posted on Selasa, 21 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Sports bags come in all shapes and sizes these days and are as versatile as they are different. If you are an average soccer mom there is a bag for you, just as there are sports bags that are specifically designed with figure skaters, swimmers, softball players, and football players in mind. Gone are the days of one-size fits all sports bags. Today there are sports bags that are made for everything from overnight sleepovers to weeklong treks into the wilderness and all things in between.

From the rugged to the down right fancy there are sports bags not only to suit every need, but also every taste. Sports today are almost as much of a social event as they are a competitive undertaking and it shows. You have girls going from the soccer field to beauty pageant rehearsals and everywhere in between. Sports equipments, specifically bags are more and more often designed to reflect the evolving nature of sports today and the many facets of those playing these sports.

We want our children to be happy and be busy, too busy to try things like alcohol, drugs, and many of the other things that children can get into. So we turn to sports as a great way for them to stay clean, sober, and safe. As such, we find that we are quite busy keeping our children busy and we need sports bags that assist us keeping our sports equipment separate and organized. Sports bag makers have seen the need and are stepping up to the plate and addressing the need.

Keep your needs and your families’ needs in mind when buying a sports bag so that you buy the best bag for you. Also allow your children, who are actually playing the sports to have a voice in the selection of their sports bags. They are much more likely to take care of their bag, if they actually care for their bag.

Help Is At Hand If You Are Buying A New Kayak

Posted on Senin, 20 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
There are many companies you can buy kayaks from. But the best one for most people is Coleman. If you're looking for a kayak, then you will be able to find a Coleman kayak perfect for you!

Coleman is among the best kayak-making companies. People who buy Coleman kayaks can trust their high quality and stylishness. Coleman kayaks are commonly used for leisure and recreational kayaking. But if you are more serious about kayaking, you will be able to find a better kayak to suit your needs. There are various models to select from. Coleman's two-person, inflatable kayak is the company's most popular model.

Coleman makes many styles and models of quality kayaks. You can get two-person, one-person, deluxe, inflatable, noninflatable, competition kayaks and more. You can see dozens of kayak styles all in one place. Coleman has a reliable reputation of producing the best kayaks in the sport.

One of the bonuses you get with Coleman kayaks is that the paddles are included. This is not the case with some other companies and saves you from making an extra purchase. The Coleman name means that you can rest reassured that they are high quality paddles. No one wants to invest in a low-quality paddle because it is the essence of kayaking. If your paddle is not a good one, then the kayaking will not be a good one, either!

Coleman can help you do make the most of your kayaking experience in the most cost-effective way possible. When you start to search for the perfect kayak, remember to seek out the Coleman name, and you will be sure to find a kayak of great quality and reliability. You know this is the easiest and best way to shop for a new kayak: Rely on the Coleman name and make sure kayak shopping is easy!

Diving can be a truly spectacular hobby

Posted on Minggu, 19 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Diving can be a truly spectacular hobby, and many people now go on holidays especially to go diving in some of the world’s best spots – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, for example, or South America’s Galapagos Islands, among many others. What these dive sites have in common is spectacular marine animals, with sharks being a particular favourite, as well as colourful coral and other interesting marine plants.

To go diving, first you need a qualified instructor and access to scuba apparatus. It is a good idea to learn the basics of diving in your home country before you travel a long way to go diving, as you will have more fun in exotic locations if you have at least some idea in advance what you’re doing.

The most popular diving holidays are often ‘live-aboards’, which means that you live onboard the dive boat for the entire duration of the trip. This allows you to save both on accommodation and on the cost of diving, as well as being a unique place to stay. However, be careful to travel light, and take a short trip on a boat first to see whether you get seasick – you’ll have no fun on a live-aboard if you do.

There are lots of other things to be careful of if you do decide to go diving. For one, you need to make sure not to come up too fast, as sudden changes in water pressure can be harmful to the body. You also need to be careful about the heat of the water you dive in (it shouldn’t be drastically different from body temperature), and about wearing a wetsuit to avoid getting stung by the many underwater creatures and plants that can give you a nasty scratch. Don’t worry too much though: as long as you pick a good diving school, your instructor should go through all the risks with you thoroughly, and give you all the equipment and knowledge that you will need to avoid them.

FIFA World Cup is launched at Gibson Hall

Posted on Sabtu, 18 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Gibson Hall, located in the heart of the City was proud to host the launch of the 2006 World Cup to take place in Germany in June 2006 on Thursday 2nd February 2006.

140 guests attended this memorable event including Sven Goran Eriksson, Dietmar Hamann, Franz Beckenbauer and key FIFA officials. Upon arrival Guests enjoyed a glass of Champagne in the garden Room with beautiful views out into the fountain courtyard before entering the visual masterpiece of the Main Hall. An impressive 10m set spanned the width of the Main Hall and heartfelt presentations were given by Eriksson and Beckenbauer.

There was a warm atmosphere surrounding the night with many guests excited at the prospect of England lifting the World cup once again.

This was an important event for English football as many guests emphasised the need to stand strong after drawing which could turn out to be a tricky group against Paraguay, Sweden and Trinidad & Tobago in the 2006 World Cup finals group stage next summer.

Donna from Sportsworld who attended the event said, “Gibson Hall was a fantastic venue and the General Manager Jimmy could not have done more for us. We would absolutely recommend Gibson Hall and hope to work with Jimmy and his team again in the future.”

Gibson Hall is a grand legacy to Victorian London and is the ideal venue for Launches, Presentations, Conferences and Private Events as its location, splendid architecture and array of modern facilities all create the prefect backdrop for any occasion.

Please visit Venue Reservations website for a free venue finder service which includes Gibson Hall within their illustrious portfolio.

Roller-Skating - a popular sport

Posted on Jumat, 17 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Many people seem to think that roller skates are a relatively recent invention, and a popular 20th-century kids’ toy. However, roller skates have actually been around for over two centuries, and have many other uses apart from child’s play.

The most commonly seen kind of roller skates today are actually roller blades, also known as inline skates. They have all the wheels in a line instead of arranged in the classic car-style formation, which allows you to travel much faster at the expense of making it a little more difficult to balance, a similar trade-off to that made with a two-wheeled bicycle.

In fact, the original purpose of roller skates was as a means of transportation: a kind of ‘wheeled shoe’ that you could fix to your feet and move from one place to another with little effort. Although it is rare, some people still use them this way today – particularly teenagers, but also office workers in cities who don’t have too far to go and don’t want to take a bike.

Roller-skating is also a popular sport, and it is even thought that it might soon be added to the Olympics. Skate-parks that have been designed to accommodate the resurgence of skateboarding can also be easily used for roller-skating, and skaters can pull off similar tricks and manoeuvres to skateboarders this way. Roller skate racing is also quite popular, with people competing to get from one side of an obstacle course to the other in the fastest time.

If you’re still not convinced of the popularity of roller skating, it’s worth noting that every week in many of the world’s largest cities, tens of thousands gather and skate together. The biggest and most famous event is Paris’ Friday-night Pari Roller, but smaller events can be found in Berlin, Tokyo and London, among others.

Find the Best Salsa Instructional DVD Online

Posted on Kamis, 16 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
If you want to find the best resource site offering salsa dance lessons than you’ve come to the right place because we have the best resource site for you. Go right now to

This salsa dance DVD program starts with the basic concepts, revealed in clear English. You'll be learning salsa with a solid foundation from the most qualified instructors.. You will understand the simple concepts of timing and footwork.

You’ll learn how to get into the basic step. You’ll learn exactly what to do, step-by-step and what will look good out in the real world.

You’ll learn the unique footwork up close. You’ll also learn styling and how to create the Cuban motion - or those sexy salsa moves you've always wanted.

Learn step-by-step instruction on how to get the movement going. These videos show the moves of both women and men. Visit now and begin to master the salsa dance!

You won't find any other product like this, anywhere else. You'll learn basic dance techniques that will assist you in every partner dance that you learn!

But best of all you’ll benefit from salsa dancing! You’ll gain these great benefits by going right now to

But why is salsa dance so great? It’s….

Great Exercise
Lose Weight
Greater Flexibility
Better Reflexes
Better Health
More Confidence
Dance skills
Social skills
Mental clarity
Logical thinking
Meet Singles

Start your salsa workout today and begin reaping the rewards of this highly recognized, respected and explosive dance style. Learn how by visiting and get the best DVD offered online today!

Stay Off & Away From Tracks To Stay Safe

Posted on Rabu, 15 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
The change of seasons encourages us to be bold, to step out, to get there sooner. While bold action can be admired in some cases, it's a different story when it comes to railroad tracks.

Nearly a dozen people age 17 and under have been severely injured or killed on railroad tracks in the beginning of spring. Unfortunately, it happens nearly every year about this time.

A 6,000-ton train does not know what time of year it is. Here are a few important tips that could save a life:

• Modern trains are quieter than ever, with no telltale "clickety-clack."

• Because of its size, the average train takes a mile or more-18 football fields-to come to a stop. Trains overhang the rails on each side by at least three feet. Loose straps hanging from freight cars may extend much farther.

• If you need to cross the tracks, the only safe place to cross is at a designated public crossing with a crossbuck, flashing red lights or a gate. If you cross at any other place, you are trespassing and can be ticketed or fined-or lose your life.

• If you come to a crossing and see flashing red lights, don't ignore them. Stop: These lights signal the approach of a train. Never walk past these lights or around lowered gates at a crossing; wait until the lights have stopped flashing and the gates go completely up. If the gates stay down, there may be a second train coming on that or another track. Wait until the signals tell you that all is clear.

• Any time is train time. Don't assume that because it's late at night, the middle of the day, the weekend, or whatever time or day it is, trains are unlikely to come.

These tips will help you and your family and friends enjoy this season and many more to come.

Nebraska’s Heisman hero

Posted on Selasa, 14 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Like many Heisman Trophy winners before him, Eric Crouch has found out stardom in the college ranks is not a guaranteed ticket to pro football fame and fortune.

Crouch, out of Nebraska, was voted the most outstanding college player in 2001. The Cornhuskers have produced many offensive “greats” but, by the time Crouch left the school, the quarterback had surpassed them all, leaving a trail of new records in the NU books. Among other highs, he is the NU career total offense leader (7,915 yards), holds the record for most career rushing yards by a quarterback, single game total offense record (360 yards), is the touchdown leader (88), and set an NCAA record for most career rushing TD’s by a quarterback (59).

After trials with the Rams, Packers and Chiefs, Eric accepted the NFL consensus he lacked size at quarterback and was sent packing to NFL Europe for the 2005 season as a safety. He didn’t agree. Stepping down from glory is jagged pill to swallow.

Eric Crouch wants to be a professional quarterback.

The Canadian Football League is giving him that chance. He impressed the Toronto Argonaunts enough during an off season trial, he’ll come to camp with a full shot at backing up starter Damon Allen.

Nebraska’s star isn’t the first quarterback of note to get his career in gear playing in the CFL. Wally Moon comes to mind. The Argonauts themselves have had Joe Theisman and 1984 Heisman Trophy winning Doug Flutie at the helm in the past. Eric Crouch isn’t even the first Nebraska Heisman winner to get his start up north. Johnny Rodgers was a first round draft pick in 1973 but he turned down San Diego in favor of Montreal.

Who knows? If things go well for Eric Crouch up there in Toronto, he might never want to come back.

Ice Skating through the Centuries

Posted on Senin, 13 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Ice skating has a long history. In fact the origins of ice skating date back to the early ninth century. The purpose then was far more practical, however, than recreational. The earliest ice skates are believed to have been found in London and made of horse bone. It is believed that these skates served utilitarian purposes such as movement from place to place in order to search or scavenge for food rather than the largely recreational purpose that most ice skates have in modern society.

Ice skating over the centuries has become more of a recreational activity and provides long hours of entertainment to both skaters and spectators alike. From figure skating to ice hockey all around the world there is a fondness for this particular activity that transcends time and speaks volumes about both the complexity of this activity and the simplicity of it.

Ice skating is a sport that is both loved and hated by its practitioners. For some the entire sport is ice skating, for others the actual act of skating on ice is simply one aspect of a very complex and multifaceted activity. And others are simply content to skate. In and of itself ice skating provides a significant challenge for those just learning and becomes second nature to those who have been doing it for long periods of time.

The difficulty of ice skating is much like that of roller skating. Once you learn, you never really forget. You may have a few unsteady moments in the beginning after a long absence but all in all it comes rushing back once you get out there and try again. Whether you are an avid skater or simply a breathless spectator of the sport, I’m sure you’ve found the dichotomy between the beauty of figure skating and the brutality of ice hockey fascinating. I know I certainly have.

Choosing a Pool Table

Posted on Minggu, 12 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Pool tables come in 7-, 8-, or 9-foot lengths. The size you choose is a matter of available space, but keep in mind that tournament length is 9 feet. If you’re a stickler for authenticity, go for the tournament length.

The pool table is comprised of a body, a bed, side cushions, a felt-covered surface, and pockets. The body can be made of wood, laminates, wood veneer, plastics, and sometimes metal. It can be simple and mass-produced, or it can be luxurious and ornately decorated. Some models will blow your mind with their unconventional styles!

The pool table bed is usually made of one piece of slate; this is the only type of surface that serious pool players will accept. Cheaper beds are available if you aren’t a stickler for sure lines and straight shots.

Cloth or felt color can come in a variety of colors. Sometimes a manufacturer or dealer will let you customize the color of your table when you buy it.

Brunswick is a leader in the industry. Brunswick offers over 34 models of pool tables, each uniquely distinct in overall style and flourish. Choose the Artisan model for sleek lines, the Greenbriar for a statelier centerpiece to your game room, or the Manhattan for a wood and stainless steel paean to the urban lifestyle! The Contender series from Brunswick offers some more affordable models, plus a few extra game tables like air hockey and foosball. You can visit the Brunswick website at There you can “build your own table” by selecting a style, a cloth color, and even a size (7, 8, or 9 feet.) You can also learn more about the contemporary world of billiards.

Cheap ATV Tires - Adventures For Slashed Prices

Posted on Sabtu, 11 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
In my garage you’ll find (admittedly among a rather unsightly long since forgotten piles of sundry items): one truck, small in stature, but large in heart; one motorcycle, poor in starting capacity, but rich in non-running memories; and finally one cool 4 wheeler, that needs neither my silly description nor your having to strain at considering how much fun it is. An odd little something has come to define my relationship with these three machines. Although the greatest amount of affection goes towards the ATV and is the vehicle that driven the hardest, a level just slightly above “none at all” has gone into the consideration towards its tires.

This oddity is further complicated by my understanding of the importance that tires play in the safety of other types of vehicles. Very little thought is needed to go into the realization that cheap ATV tires can bring forth as much trouble as those on any vehicle. In fact, given the wide variety of terrain that ATVs are driven on and the wide varieties of styles in which they are driven attention to the tires seems all the more imperative.

And its true, without proper purchase considering terrain and driving style, or even worse yet, the blatant purchase of cheap ATV tires, the is unquestionably an accident waiting to happen. In regards to the cheap ATV tires that should be avoided at all costs, this is due to their inability to handle the real world surfaces found anywhere off your driveway. With the potential ruggedness of the land the cheap ones will lead you a probable flat tire of a frustrating stick in the mud. With this in mind, the tires of all your vehicles must garner equal attention, even if your feelings for the vehicles themselves do not.

What A Great Night

Posted on Jumat, 10 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
The Time Machine brings me back to Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey, circa 1964. Vintage cars like the ’62 Oldsmobile Spitfire, 1957 and 1958 Chevy’s roamed up and down the street passing The Bunny Hop, The Burgerama and Dave’s Hot Dog Haven. Did we only eat French fries, hot dogs and hamburgers? I think so.

On May 19th, 2005 I had the pleasure of attending the Sunday morning group of boys that used to frequent Chancellor Avenue. This event perpetuates the camaraderie that existed amongst us boys. For some old boys the time machine went back to the 1920’s. There were some guys there that were 90 years old. I felt great. I was one of the youngest guys to attend.

Wow what a group. There must have been over 200 boys of Chancellor there. All of us used to hang out in the neighborhood. Most of us went to Weequahic High School. Some went to South Side High School, and some guys were from Hillside. And most of us played baseball, basketball, softball, or football in our day.

The joyousness of the evening created a very loud room. I could not hear myself think at times. I found myself leaning over and placing my ear near someone’s mouth to hear what they were saying. I saw a lot of this going on. Yes there was a lot of ear to mouth.

What made the evening special for me was seeing some of my old buddies that I had not seen in quite some time. In some cases over 20 years. Being able to hug some great guys like Mr Barone, Stanley Levy, Big Jeff Schulman, Joe Margulies. Sandy Markowitz and Jake Davis made the evening a great night. I felt special because of the special people I was with.

This was a great night.

Feel Free to pass this article on to anyone you think would enjoy reading it.

Wooden Baseball Bats - From Wood to Aluminum

Posted on Kamis, 09 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
The baseball bat is a simple concept but a pretty complicated object. Here are some baseball bats facts to enlighten you about its interesting history and design. The more you know about baseball bats, the more you will find yourself in love with this fascinating sport. It's essential to get a grip on the bat's most basic concepts before you make a buying decision. So, without further ado, here are some interesting baseball bats facts:

A baseball bat is essentially a smooth “rod” that the batter uses to hit the ball thrown by the pitcher, signaling the other players to run around the bases and ultimately try and score a homerun. The thickest part of the bat, the part that is supposed to hit the ball, is called the “barrel” and the best part of the “barrel” for hitting the ball is called the “sweet spot.” The barrel ultimately gets thinner and thinner until it forms into the handle. On metal bats, rubber may wind around the handle for good grip. The “knob” is at the very opposite end of the barrel's tip and helps a batter to hang onto the bat so that it doesn't fly away! Think about this before purchasing that cheap bat that no one else seems to care for.

In the early days of baseball, younger players were most prevalent and the majority of bats were handmade, so sizes and shapes varied wildly. But as baseball became more of an official, regulated sport, so did the baseball bats. In 1859, rules were made about the diameter of the bat, and to this day every kind of league has their own individual rules. Therefore, be sure you are clear on your league's rules on baseball bat measurements. Although all bats look very similar to each other, there are minuscule differences that are not obvious to the human eye. I hope these historic baseball bats facts were useful!

Strong leg muscles really can make a world of difference.

Posted on Rabu, 08 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Apart from the weight machines, some of the most effective machines in a gym are the walking, running and climbing machines. Walking and running machines include steppers and treadmills, while climbing machines have pedals that you push with your feet, making it feel like you are climbing stairs.

The reason these machines are important is that they exercise our leg muscles, which are some of the most useful muscles in our body, but at the same time some of the weakest. After all, we are descended from apes, who didn’t walk upright – in evolutionary terms, we’ve only just started walking, and our legs aren’t all that great at it yet. Building good muscles in your legs will help you stay on your feet and go for long walks, hikes or runs without feeling tired quickly, like so many people do in this age of the car. Once you get started, you might even want to take up walking as a hobby, and the more you walk, the better your leg muscles will get.

But in that case, why not just go for a real walk, or climb up and down real stairs? Well, you could do that, but you’d be leaving yourself open to the weather on the walk, making it difficult to have a regular walking routine, and while you could just walk up and down some stairs for half an hour each day, people would probably look at you a little oddly.

Within a few weeks of using walking and climbing machines, you should start to feel more energetic – it is surprising how much of how much energy we feel we have comes from the strength of our legs. Even if we don’t realise it, we are on our feet for a lot of time every day – yes, even if you work in an office and drive to work – so strong leg muscles really can make a world of difference.

NFL Rookies Will Have Their Annual Symposium

Posted on Selasa, 07 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
The 10th annual Rookie Symposium in San Diego will be taking place on June 25th. This is a four day orientation that introduces the 2006 NFL Draft into the National Football League before the training camps start.

The Symposium includes the participation of the rookies in the fourth annual NFL Youth Football Clinic on Tuesday afternoon (June 27) in San Diego.

This program consists of a series of videos and workshops which finality is to initiate the new participants of the league into the NFL’s operation and the challenges they will have to face being part of it.

Just like last year the attendants will be using a hand-held device to answer questions about the diverse themes that they will be reviewing.

Michael Haynes, NFL vice president of player and employee development refers to this saying that it helps the rookies kick off to a good start regarding the new lifestyle they are about to begin. They will be thought on how to develop personal and professional goals that will uphold them during and beyond their playing careers.

Among the topics that will be examined are life skills, personal finance, personal conduct, media policy, life as a rookie, substances of abuse, family issues, personal experiences, NFL security, player development, football operations, success in the NFL and life after football.

The Symposium will be given by members of the National Football League office and clubs, NFL Players Association, professionals in specific areas, current and former NFL players who have experienced themselves the problems inherent in some of the topics exposed.

What makes an aeroplane fly?

Posted on Senin, 06 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
One thing that you really need to understand before you can build a toy plane that actually flies is what it is that makes planes fly in the first place. Luckily, with a little explanation, the basic scientific principles of plane flight aren’t too difficult to understand.

The key to flight, understandably, is the wings. Instead of flapping their wings like birds do, however, planes propel themselves forwards using an engine in much the same way a car does, and then rely on the shape of their wings to slowly lift them off the ground.

But why do a plane’s big, flat wings lift it off the ground? The answer is all to do with how the air travels over and under the wings. A plane’s wings are flatter on the bottom and more rounded on the top, which means that air takes longer to travel over the wings than under them. The higher air speed under the wings means that there is always more space for air to travel under than over – effectively, the air is being forced to go under the wings. When the plane is moving fast, enough air is being forced under the wings that the plane takes off.

Once the plane is in the air, it can either glide using its wings and a little forward power, turn up the forward power to ascend, or turn it off to descend. A plane can also steer left and right using a rudder on the air, much the same way as a boat uses one in water, and go up and down faster by tilting its nose. All of these choices are the ones you see represented on a typical toy plane remote control, and aside from the added computer-controlled navigation and radar systems to check the locations of other planes in a real plane, they are pretty much the same controls that you would find there.

My Passion For Playing Snooker

Posted on Minggu, 05 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
One of my great passions in life, if you could call it that is playing snooker. I became interested in snooker from watching players like Alex Higgins and Jimmy White in the 1980s.

At the age of around ten, I was bought a small five foot snooker table for Christmas. It was probably one of the best Christmas presents I was ever bought. I would seemingly be never off this little snooker table and would invite some of my friends round to also play.

When I was aged twelve, I joined a snooker club with a close friend of mine and we started to play on the full size snooker tables. The tables looked so massive and suddenly the art of playing snooker became that much harder.

My first aim was to get a break of ten, which was then followed with a break of twenty.

I became quite obsessed and some would say quite sad, as whenever I had any spare time or spare cash, I would go down to the snooker club to practice. I would even practice their on my own. My ultimate goal was not to become a professional like my idols, Higgins and White, but to achieve a break of one hundred.

I entered many tournaments with mixed success, I probably won twelve minor local tournaments. I also joined a league team and played on most Wednesday evenings during the snooker season.

At the age of twenty seven after playing snooker on full size snooker tables for fifteen years, I finally managed to score my first one hundred break. A week later I managed to get another one hundred break, a bit like the buses hey!

I must admit my determination has now started to wane and even though I still love to play snooker, I have not managed another one hundred break since.

The Magical Story Behind Yellow Wristbands

Posted on Sabtu, 04 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
From a few years back fashion has played a very important role in our society. Who when is time to go out doesn’t look at himself or herself in the mirror, or asks if her/his outfit looks good, exactly everyone does it. Fashion can be a pair of jeans that everybody is wearing, or a hair style or a pair of shoes that just seems that everybody has to have. However when we are talking fashion from three years and even until today we cant help but talk about the pro-cause wristbands that says “Live strong.”

These wristbands were made in order to get money to donate to the foundation that is trying to find a cure against cancer, it was invented, or it was sponsor by the famous Lance Armstrong. It was a great idea, and it was accepted worldwide, and it not only was a huge success because it sold a lot of wristbands, but it imposed fashion. Everybody wanted to have a wristband. It was amazing, it was like a cycle because if people dint have one they wanted one, and if they already have one, they wanted another one.

This madness with the wristbands shows that fashion can influence a lot when it comes to being accepted, and it shows that if something is popular then everybody wants to have it, and if they cant they create their own, as one can see today there is not only the typical yellow wristband that says livestrong, but there are plenty of wristbands that say all kinds of messages, for example over spring brake I got a pink wristband that said social butterfly, and my friends got other ones that were red, orange, that said messages about a certain beer, or how the beach is the best place on earth.

Learn how to spin a pen around your thumb

Posted on Jumat, 03 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Most people know of someone, or have seen someone who can effortlessly spin a pen around their thumb. A great majority of those people have then tried to do this, and failed. This article will help teach you this skill. Learning how to pen spin is a great way to increase your fine motor skills and hand-to-eye co-ordination, and is a brilliant way to pass the time. Also there are hundreds of other tricks to master other than the thumbaround.

Things you will need
1. Ideally a pen or pencil of a decent length and devoid of protruding parts.
2. Some spare time.
3. Patience.

1. Hold the pen between the thumb and the first finger, with the center of the pen to the left of the thumb (if you are right handed).
2. Place your second finger onto the side of the pen (roughly where the center is). Just let the finger make contact with the pen.
3. With your second finger, gently push the pen in a circular motion, and try to get it to rotate around the thumb, and remember to release your grip with the first finger.
4. As the pen travels around the thumb, move your first finger away from the hand, ready to catch the pen.
4. Close your first finger to catch the pen as it completes one counterclockwise revolution (right handed).

1. Use the first finger to hold the pen, and the second to push. Don't try to push with both, or hold the pen with both.
2. This may take a few days to perform competently, and will take patience.
3. Find a longer pen to practise with if you are struggling.
4. Don't push too hard on the pen, only a small amount of force is needed to get it to travel around the thumb.

My Prized Piece of Baseball Memorabilia

Posted on Kamis, 02 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Back in the day ...

I used to deal in baseball cards, and some memorabilia in the mid to late 1980's. Through an old client I had the opportunity to sell a very rare piece of baseball lore. The piece that I was fondest of was a rare document signed by Harry Wright. A founding father of the game. The document was a contract of some player that was signed by Harry Wright, the manager, circa 1870. It was written on Cincinnati Red Stocking’s letterhead.

I was impressed. I was so excited to be entrusted with this rare artifact. I remember saying to myself.
“Oh my god. You have got to be kidding.”
I was astonished. I was in awe. I felt like I was let into a special group.

I sold the piece in the range of $10,000 - $12,000 if memory serves me. But selling the piece did not compare to the dreams I had about the contract.

Imagine, what it must have been like 130 years ago on the ball field. The baggy uniforms, and the teeny gloves for the players. The pitchers, hurling both games of a double header was common practice and a home run was a rarity. Boy has the game changed.

Handling that document made the early times of baseball real for me. I visualized those men playing in those old ballparks. I felt like I was part of that time. I was having a dream. I was there, back in the late 1800's sitting in the stands. Smiling and watching baseball - Back in the day.

Handling this artifact was like punching a time clock and never punching out. I was in baseball memorabiliaville.

I can see why some people are so zealous about baseball memorabilia. Their baseball fantasy made a lot more sense to me after I sold this Harry Wright piece.

Little League Baseball Bats - Make Your Kid Swing Like A Pro

Posted on Rabu, 01 Desember 2010 | 0 komentar
Different leagues have different standards for baseball bats. Professional, adult leagues (the ones that hope to make it to the World Series) require classic, wooden baseball bats. But Amateur leagues allow for lighter, more powerful metal bats. When it comes down to equipping your child with the best bat they can possibly get, it takes more than just buying him any ordinary bat.

Furthermore, in high school leagues, baseball bats must be more than 67 millimeters in diameter, so it's only suiting that the requirements for Little League baseball bats are just as stringent! This is no surprise considering the difference in size between adolescents, adults and children. The following requirements are typical and good to know if your son or daughter is thinking about joining a league and baseball bat shopping might be on the horizon.

Little League baseball bats cannot be more than 33 inches long or have a barrel diameter of more than 2 ¼ inches. Also, they must be taped around the handle. To understand how much a bat weighs, look at the negative number that it is associated with. If a baseball bat is 30 inches long and its number rating is -10, that means the bat weighs 20 ounces. Lighter Little League baseball bats are more powerful than heavier ones (and also will hurt a child a lot less if it accidentally hits them in the head, which is a good thing since there is no crying in baseball!), but they are also more expensive. The surefire way to zero in on the perfect little League Baseball bat for your child is to make some test swings before uou head to the counter.

Should you use weights when you go to the gym?

Posted on Selasa, 30 November 2010 | 0 komentar
In any gym, you are going to find that the main features are two things: weights and weight machines. This is because weight training is such an important part of going to the gym: it is one of the most energy-burning kinds of exercise you can do, and it builds strength and muscle. If you go to the gym and don’t lift any weights, then you might as well have not gone at all.

The simplest way to weight train is to simply get the weights and lift them up, crouching down, picking up the weight, and then trying to lean back and unbend your knees to get back to a starting position. While this is simple, you can keep on making it more difficult forever simply by adding more weights to your pole – it is not difficult to make a weight that even the world’s strongest man couldn’t lift.

However, this kind of exercise tends to only exercise the same few muscles of your body over and over again. To make sure that you build muscles and get stronger all over, it is better to use weight machines.

Weight machines work in all sorts of different ways, but generally use either fluid or springs to create the illusion of weight, and then a system of wheels and pulleys to bring that weight to you. These materials create resistance without necessarily needing large weights, so you can set the difficulty of using the machine to artificially create weight level you want.

Each different weight machine is designed to train a different set of muscles in your body, which means that doing them all in a circuit will give you an all-over workout. Even if you find one machine particularly difficult, you shouldn’t leave it out, as doing this will create a weak point in your muscles that could be dangerous for you.

Bridgestone Tires - Taking A Drive

Posted on Senin, 29 November 2010 | 0 komentar
After a chance meeting between Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone in the late 1800´s the two collaborated on Ford’s first automobile. It was the man that ultimately was the impetus for Bridgestone Tires that helped Mr. Ford resolve his problem of supporting such a large weight and also to give the ride a smoother touch.

From the hand that the Bridgestone Tire creator played in a historic moment in the history of the United States, through countless other innovations, Bridgestone has been there. With something that the average person gives very little attention to unless a problem arises, it’s interesting to consider what aspects must be focused on to make a good, reliable tire. Bridgestone has given considerable attention in the area of wet handling and traction, tire punctures, tire wear, ride comfort, noise reduction, among countless other areas that are indeed essential, if we drivers and riders are to continue to “forget” about the things that our autos rest upon.

A glance over this list offers, perhaps, two thoughts. At first glance, perhaps some sense of the mundane is considered (wet handling and tire punctures don’ exactly elicit the most contentious debates). But, upon some reflection the importance of these contributions to our everyday lives can easily be witnessed. It is from this that much respect can and should be given to the entrepreneurs that have offered so much to out lives, like the individuals at Bridgestone Tires.

Do you take running seriously?

Posted on Minggu, 28 November 2010 | 0 komentar
If you were thinking of getting a treadmill for your home, you might not have realised how much trouble it can be. Instead, it is generally much easier to just join a gym.

A good gym will have the most expensive treadmills around, with all the extra luxury features there for you to take advantage of. They won’t be limited on space either, meaning that they can have the models that are big enough to run on comfortably without having to worry about straying a little from side to side.

If you take your running seriously, and will be doing some of your training using a treadmill, another advantage gyms have over home treadmills is that they can provide qualified instructors who know what they’re doing. They can set up the treadmill so it closely mirrors the conditions you’re going to be running in, and advise you on how much to run so you don’t strain any of your muscles. At home, you would just have to figure these things out for yourself.

Whether you are using a treadmill to get fit or training to be a runner, the social side of going to the gym is not to be underestimated. As everyone there is working towards the same goals – exercise and fitness – and has it as an interest in common, you can make good friends and motivate each other to try harder and not give up. Seeing the people who have been coming to the gym for a long time is a big part of going there, as it lets you see the results of what you’re doing long before you’ve achieved them for yourself. It’s all about motivation – and after all, if you’re just sitting at home, and the sofa is right there next to your treadmill, who’s going to motivate you to keep going?

Don't Risk Damage to Your Kayak - Transport It In Safety

Posted on Sabtu, 27 November 2010 | 0 komentar
If you own a kayak, you probably need to have a rack to transport it to and from the water. Yakima car and truck racks are trustworthy racks for taking your kayak wherever you need to go.

If you want to buy for a kayak rack, look for the best of the best. A Yakima rack is the best you can find today. When you are transporting your kayak, you want to be sure that it is securely strapped on without concern that it could fall off.

Yakima produces a big variety of styles of racks for cars and trucks. The most important thing for buying the proper kayak rack is to buy one that best fits the your vehicle. It is easy. Yakima offers all the details you need to know about their racks and models. They make buying a rack easy for you.

Yakima "Hully Rollers"

The Hully Rollers install on your vehicle's roof. They are four wheels that roll from front to rear and side to side. All you have to do is get the back of your kayak to the first set of wheels and roll it on to the roof! This installation is easy!

Yakima "Mako" Model

You use this rack system if you already have storage racks on the roof of your vehicle. The Mako models include two sets of saddle straps that go over the kayak and attach to the racks on the roof. They are easy to put on and take off.

These are only two of Yakima's kayak racks. There are a lot more to choose among. Like the two above, they install easily and are an excellent system for any vehicle and kayak. You can get Yakima kayak racks anywhere you buy kayaks. They are extremely popular and reliable.

Thanks to your new rack you will soon be transporting your kayak to the water with peace of mind.

Log Cabin Houses - A Dream In The Woods

Posted on Jumat, 26 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Once upon a time, log cabin houses were meant to be a home for people who worked near mines, or went hunting or stayed at the edge of the forest for similar activities. Today log cabins have become more of a holiday spot especially for those who love nature. Since most log cabins are situated near forests or near large green tracts of land, they afford a very good natural surrounding. Log cabin Houses are also made of natural material and exude a rustic air which itself is mostly appreciated by people who are very close to nature.

Staying at the log cabin house can make you feel very close to nature not only because of the wood finish of the house but because of the chirping of the birds, the cool wind which blows outside as well as the smell of the earth. You are definitely not going to find these things anywhere in the center of Manhattan. Many of us may not even know it, but we have a strong bond with nature. If you like, you can choose from a log cabin house situated either at the edge of the mountains or close to a water body.

The log cabin houses situated in the mountains are specially a perfect place for the nature lover. Not only is the view perfect and soothing to the eye it also provides an instant recharge to the body and soul. It has been scientifically proven that the color green is a perfect recharge to stressed eyes and mountain air can clear up the dust and grime which you might come across in the daily city life. So if you are a nature lover and need to get a really excellent weekend holiday, just head to the log cabin houses and let mother nature take over the rest.

Holmes on trial!

Posted on Kamis, 25 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Imagine a football star, 22 years old, with all the success ahead of him, on the verge of fulfilling his dreams of turning into a recognized star and now being involved in legal problems. What a way to screw up!

Santonio Holmes the first round draft choice of Pittsburg Steelers was ordered to stand trial next August 15. The reason is for stemming charges on assault and domestic violence incident which supposedly happened in June 19 concerning the mother of his five months year old baby.

Michael Brandt, Columbus Municipal Court Judge, set the date even when the victim is refusing to testify against Holmes, despite the situation the woman does not want to proceed with the charges. Holmes paid a $3.500 bond to remain free.

The worst thing for the player is that if the trial’s date remains, Holmes will be forced to leave the Steelers less than 3 weeks into his first NFL training camp.

But this is not the only case that involves Holmes and the law. He also has a hearing next Wednesday in Miami Beach for charges on disorderly conduct as a result of his arrest on Memorial Day weekend. This kind of behavior makes Holmes’ reputation to fall down and to be in real problems with the NFL, it could bring sanctions before he ever plays his first regular-season game.

Most people know how important is for a lot of college players to be picked up in a NFL draft, it can be the highest dream to reach for them on their careers, and the question remains … why some players do not take advantage of this kind of opportunities?

Importance of Gun Safes

Posted on Rabu, 24 November 2010 | 0 komentar
The importance of a gun safe in a person's life varies according to their requirements and utility of the safe. It is extremely important to understand the requirement and plan your actions accordingly.

Everyone has something or the other that is very important in their lives. Shoe boxes and junk drawers are the places where most of us store our most important documents and files and folders. By doing so one gives a burglar a chance to stink their lives as when they break into your home to steal things they will come across your stored documents also.

A person who has lost possession of his car title or even a house deed is found to be in a world of hurt. In reality the thing is that taking away things on whatever they can lay their hands on running around the house is what most thieves do without having any skills as thieves. To stop thieves from taking away the documents one must properly secure those documents. In order to do this one needs to have a secure safe. The benefit of a safe is that access to the valuables is permitted only to you and to those to whom you give the safe key or combination. From quite expensive safes to relatively cheap safes are among the various types of safes that can be found in the market.

The factors that determine which safe you should choose includes how much you can afford for the safe and what you intend to put in the safe. If one goes for a basic safe then it will be safe from an amateur but vulnerable to an expert. A majority of thieves can be eluded by opting for better and fancier safes. Another advantage is that safes come in all styles and sizes to suit the different needs of different people.

Finding World Cup Coverage

Posted on Selasa, 23 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Latino Americans will be cheering on teams from the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, and dozens of other countries during one of the biggest sporting events in the world-the World Cup. This summer, the event will be held in Germany and more than 3 million fans are expected to attend-but don't worry if you can't make it. There are plenty of ways to get soccer coverage here in the states.

As many soccer fans know, the FIFA World Cup is actually the final round of a larger two-year tournament. Countries in the larger tournament are split into leagues and 32 teams advance to the World Cup. What many may not know is that full coverage of the matches can be found on a spanish language sports broadcasting station aired over XM Satellite Radio.

The station teamed up with Futbol de Primera to broadcast games in English and Spanish and to bring in a host of experts to talk about the tournament. The broadcast team will be led by Andres Cantor, the renowned soccer broadcaster known for his trademark "GOOOOOOOOAAALLLL!" call. Another XM commentator will be Jeff Agoos, the Texas native and soccer champion who retired from the sport in 2005. Nicknamed "Goose," Agoos won five Major League Soccer championships, and he was a member of the U.S. team at the 1998 and 2002 World Cup tournaments.

The station, which also carries baseball, boxing and non World Cup soccer matches, will include:

• Coverage of the Mexican National Team

• 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: CONCAF

• 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying: South America

• 2006 FIFA World Cup: Final Draw

• Mexican League Game of the Week

Michelin Tires - Ramblings From a Fan

Posted on Senin, 22 November 2010 | 0 komentar
It was in 2002 that Edouard Michelin articulated the mission of the North American tire manufacturing company with impressive eloquence, while truly encapsulating the driving force behind the company for so many years. Mr. Michelin stated, "We have one profession and one mission: contribute to long-term progress in the field of mobility."

The statement itself could at first glance appear slightly overly dramatic, until one considers, not only the importance of the field that Michelin Tires works within, but also the work and the advances the company has made.

Michelin Tires does research and development, production and sales in the different areas of: motorcycles, trucks, heavy-duty construction equipment, agricultural machines, aircrafts and, of course, cars. This is quite a list for a company that has more public awareness dedicated to a plump albino than for putting years of innovation to ensure that airplanes can land safely or that farmers can operate more efficiently to ultimately put food on the tables of countless families.

So, since 1889 the makers of Michelin Tires, the Michelin Group, has quietly gone about the business of making the lives of people everywhere better and safer. And with such a high commitment of research and continued innovation, it appears that we can rest assured that we’ll continue to be able to live safer for years to come.

Discount Baseball Bats - How To Get Them For Slashed Prices

Posted on Minggu, 21 November 2010 | 0 komentar
A good baseball bat can hit a good homerun and win an entire game. So it's no wonder that players demand premium baseball bats. But great baseball bats don't always have to be expensive! While a high-end bat can go for over $100 easily, there are discount baseball bats that cost as little as $20!

A well-kept secret is that unused, quality baseball bats are drastically discounted if they are merely blemished! These discount baseball bats are hard to find sometimes, but they usually sell at a typical baseball bat dealer and are an awesome investment. You can be swinging a superior baseball bat without having to pay the same prices as other batters.

You can easily find other kinds of discount baseball bats too. The best place to start looking is on the web. This is because there is less overhead for online stores. But there is plenty of sporting equipment outlets (like Easton) that have them as well.

Picking out the perfect baseball bat is a complicated and personal process for the serious baseball player, but that does not mean that there is not money to be saved. On the other hand, there are very specific advantages to getting discount baseball bats. You wouldn't want to wear out your lucky $200 bat on just practice. In the long run it's much better to use cheap baseball bats as disposable sports instruments while you practice. An added advantage to this is that you underwhelming yourself by practicing with cheap baseball bats. Just imagine your batting precision and power when using your money bat after all that practicing with disposable bats!

Youth Baseball Bats - A Quick Primer

Posted on Sabtu, 20 November 2010 | 0 komentar
It seems that for such a simple, single-purpose object like a baseball bat, it would be easy to buy one for your athletic son or daughter. But the truth is, there are all kinds of baseball bats. Fear not, the following basics will guide you in the right direction to getting the sure-shot baseball bat your son or daughter desire.

In official leagues, youth baseball bats are sometimes traditional and wooden but more often than not, they are aluminum. Aluminum bats weren't truly introduced until the 1970's and these youth baseball bats are smaller, lighter, but a lot more powerful, than their wooden counterparts. So when shopping for your child's baseball bat, first investigate what kind of bat is required for their league and then determine what length and width is preferable. From then on, it's mostly about body composition and the way the bat interacts with the body during swinging motion.

Longer bats have a better chance of hitting that ball, but the lighter the bat, the more powerful a batter's swing and the faster and farther the ball will go! Also, a thick barrel on a baseball bat can mean a more powerful hit, but at the same time it will also weigh down the bat. It all comes down to your preferred batting style.

For the best prices out there, compare youth baseball bats on the web with those of your local sports equipment stores - you can usually save a lot of money online. Also, since you are not allowed to swing a baseball bat around at a store, sometimes practicing with different bats at a batting range is a good way to pick out the prefect baseball bat.

Buying a Used Pool Table

Posted on Jumat, 19 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Used pool tables are frequently available. Keep an eye on your local classified section for moving sales, yard sales, estate sales, and so on. You’re sure to run across something eventually.

When shopping for used pool tables, ask all the same questions you would if you were buying a new pool table. What size is it: 7, 8, or 9 feet? What are the body, bed, and cloth made out of?

If the body is made out of more than one piece of solid wood or other material, check the connections for wear and tear. How sturdy is the table? Crawl underneath the table and have a look, as if you were a car mechanic. Stand next to the table and give a shake or two, back and forth, and side to side. Bring a carpentry level with you. Set the table on even ground (as gauged with the level) and test the bed with the level. Shoot a couple of games of pool on it. How does the action feel? Is the ball trajectory hampered by inconstancies in the felt, either on the surface or in the cushions? How well preserved are the cushions? Do they have any tender spots? Are they sagging anywhere?

Furthermore, ask whether the bed comprised of one solid sheet of slate, or divided into three sections that can crease the playing surface along two lines? You can test this yourself but running a hand over the felt where the table is divided crosswise into three sections. If you feel a bump, perhaps this used pool table is not right for you.

A good used pool table is a great find that can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Tires: an important Fact on Grand Prix Races

Posted on Kamis, 18 November 2010 | 0 komentar
The Grand Prix of Europe, the fifth race of the 2006 campaign, takes place at Nürburgring which opened in 1984. It has hosted 13 F1 world championship events under three different names: the GP of Europe (1984, 1995-1996, 1999-2005), the German GP (1985) and the Luxembourg GP (1997-1998).

This Grand Prix track has the fame of having such an unpredictable weather it adds a special element to the anxiety of the race. This is the 16th season for the Grand Prix of Europe. Before, it had been hosted in Spain (Jerez) and England (Brands Hatch and Donington Park).

For the F1 competitors the biggest challenge has been selecting tire compounds for this track because of the variability of the weather. This might be more of a factor than ever because the race is taking place three weeks earlier than it did last season so the weather turns even more unpredictable. As a result, the F1 tires require a fairly broad operating spectrum, in other words they have to be fast and consistent even if the weather forecasts are 100 per cent inaccurate, as they were at Imola.

On the evidence of previous seasons, conditions could border on freezing yet could just as easily nudge 30°C. As for the possibility of rain, that holds no worries, the lap times recorded during free practice for the Australian Grand Prix indicated just how much progress F1 has been making in the subject of tiring.

Monaco Grand Prix 2006 & Kimmi Raikkonen

Posted on Rabu, 17 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Last year’s champion Kimmi Raikkonen expects to win once again the world’s most famous street circuit trophy: The Monaco Grand Prix which will take place next Sunday May 28.

Every F1 pilot wants to win the most famous race of the F1 calendar, since it is one of the slowest and hardest, due to its narrowness, and the fact that it is full of bumps and twists. Because of this, pilots can hardly over-take the other cars and any mistake can be critical. Consequently, pilots need to secure a good grid position.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher have ruled in the last Formula One races while Raikkonen and his team: McLaren- Mercedes haven’t been that lucky. Between the years of 1984 and 1993 a McLaren car won eight out of nine years, with Ayrton Senna (Brazil) and Alain Prost (France) as pilots. Although from the last twelve races, the team McLaren- Mercedes has won only four times. The last victory was brought by Raikkonen a year ago.

In general, speeds aren’t high in the Monaco Grand Prix. Cars may reach a maximum of 290kph when they get to the famous tunnel, but the speed for a lap is less than 145kph. Therefore engineers must work on the low speed handling of the vehicle.

The race’s distance is 78 laps and the circuit length is 2.075 miles (3.340 kms). Monaco Grand Prix is always held on the next weekend after the Ascension Day.

Pool Hall Hanging Out

Posted on Selasa, 16 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Hanging at the pool hall.

This is how I spent a great deal of my time in my early years. We have many bars and pool rooms here in Pueblo Colorado. There have only been a couple however referred to as the pool hall.

The three establishments that were referred to by that name sold no alcohol. They were straight out pool rooms with a few video games. There is only one of these left here in Pueblo now. The name of the place is the gCorner Cigar Storeh.

You will find six 9Œ pool tables there and most of them are antique Brunswick tables. We used to gather there on almost a daily basis and play everything from one pocket to ring 9 ball. (ring game = 3 or more players and usually for money)

I had a few gambling matches there that lasted all night and into the next day. I liked to show up early and shoot some practice drills before the action started. There is nothing like a little wager on a nice game of pocket billiards.

With a busy schedule and a family to take care of, I donft get to play much pool during the day anymore. When I do play it is usually league night which is always in a bar (tavern).

Maybe someday when life allows retirement, I can resume that old favorite activity of spending the day at the pool hall. For now the memories will have to do.

My game is probably twice as strong these days, so if there is still good action there it should be profitable. Playing where there is no alcohol is also cool when it comes to buying a round of drinks. I hope the sodas didnft go up in price too much.

To Your Run Out Success.


The Winner Arrived To The Indy Japan 300

Posted on Senin, 15 November 2010 | 0 komentar
The Indy Japan 300 has a new champion. After Dan Wheldon monopolized the championship for the last two years, a new winner has raised: Helio Castroneves. The pilot claimed his second straight win of the season on the IndyCar Series. The first one was the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Dan Wheldon was on the run towards becoming the first IndyCar Series pilot to triumph three straight years at the same track, but it just wouldn’t happen because Castroneves had different plans.

This is the first time Castroneves wins in Japan. He stood out from the other drivers during the 200 lap race. By the moment he crossed the finish line last year’s champion: Dan Wheldon was 6.3851 seconds away.

When Castroneves assured his victory, he got out of his strong Dallara car, and with his own traditional celebration, he climbed the fence to show everyone he had won at the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi circuit north of Tokyo.

The 93 points that the pilot had accumulated during the IRL championship worked out just fine for him as he got to start the race from the pole position. This, but most of all his driving skills helped him to lead for 184 laps and finally obtain the victory over all the other pilots.

Twice FIFA World Player of the Year - Ronaldinho and his achievements

Posted on Minggu, 14 November 2010 | 0 komentar
The famous Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira known as Ronaldinho has been awarded twice as the World Player of the Year by the FIFA; he also has achieved the title of the European Footballer of the Year and the FIFPro World Player of the Year.

He picked the name “Ronaldinho” to distinguish himself from the other Brazilian soccer player who has the same name “Ronaldo’. He is part of the Spaniard Club Barcelona team and helped them win the league title season. This was a great honor for Spain and also to his native country Brazil, for being such a successful footballer.

When the classification was made, each coach and captain of every national team voted for their top player choice from a specific list of candidates drawn up by the world governing body. Spanish-based players have won awards for the last four years.

Ronaldinho loves the Barcelona club, he said no amount of money would temp him away from the team. “I’m extremely happy at Barcelona and I can not imagine being as happy anywhere else”, said Ronaldinho in a news conference the day after the victory over the English Club Chelsea earning a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

About the author

Jill Woods is part of the skill writers’ team on sports for the gambling industry at I Bet IAS Sportsbook. Feel free to reprint this article just as it is posted.

The Beach one of our favourite places?

Posted on Sabtu, 13 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Beaches are lots of people’s favourite places to go: whether it’s for holidays or just for days out, beaches hold a lot of happy memories for millions.

Most beaches are by the sea, although beaches can also form by the side of large rivers and lakes, and in many parts of the world these beaches are visited just as much as the more well-known sea beaches. Also, when most people think of a beach they think of sand, but that isn’t always the case either: beaches can also be made of pebbles, shingle, or any other kind of rocks that have been washed up there by the sea or some other kind of water.

When you visit a beach, there are lots of things that you shouldn’t forget to take. All your beach clothes are an essential, as well as towels, and kids’ toys like buckets and spades for making sandcastles. You might also want to take a surfboard or even an inflatable boat with you – if you pay a visit to a beach shop sometime, you can see that the possibilities are only limited by your imagination and your wallet.

There are also lots of games you can bring with you and play on the beach, including beach cricket or baseball, boules, volleyball, football, noughts and crosses in the sand, beach darts, frisbee, and lots more besides.

If you can’t get to a beach, though, you don’t need to worry. More and more artificial beaches are being built in towns, so that children there can have all the fun of the seaside even though they live nowhere near the sea. They often consist of sand that has been brought by lorry, and water jets squirting from the ground to make a kind of interactive fountain that people can play in.

Great For Beginners - The Inflatable Sit-On-Top Kayak

Posted on Jumat, 12 November 2010 | 0 komentar
For beginners, inflatable kayaks are usually the place to start learning. Sit-on-top models have introduced many people to this growing sport.

Inflatable kayaks are a great way to go for leisure and recreational purposes. Inflatable sit-on-top kayaks are becoming more popular. Kayaking is catching on as the sport that everyone wants to try.

For those who can't spend much money or who may not yet be serious about kayaking, an inflatable kayak may be the place to begin. They are adequate, and a variety of models are available, just like their hard-shell brothers.

Inflatable, sit-on-top kayaks work on any type of water. They are durable enough to go into rough waters without being punctured. Sit-on-top kayaks usually have two seats on top of the kayak instead of a seat inside like normal kayaks.

The advantage for beginners is the different style and technique of kayaking gained by sitting on top of the boat. Beginners may want to try an inflatable, sit-on-top kayak. Traveling with them is easier, and storing them is, too.

You want to make your first kayak experience the best that it can be. You will likely love the sport if you have the best equipment. Inflatable, sit-on-top kayaks have advantages, including comfort and the fact that you may well be more confident when you are on top of, instead of inside, the kayak.

Top brands such as Hobie Cat and Coleman have unbeatable kayaks, so quality will never be a problem.

Winter Olympics: Canada Lost Another Athlete

Posted on Kamis, 11 November 2010 | 0 komentar
During the Winter Olympics tournament, the Canadian alpine ski team lost a second racer to injury. Allison Forsyth of Nanaimo, British Columbia, who is one of the country's top medal threats in long-track speed skating failed to live up to expectations.

The athlete shredded her left anterior cruciate ligament during training for Wednesday's downhill therefore she had to be treated in a hospital and returned to Sestriere where the Olympics team is staying. She will fly to Calgary where she will immediately have surgery. But she is not giving up, the 27-year-old plans to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

This is the second disappointment for the Canadian alpine team. Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, a medal contender, missed Sunday's men's downhill with a leg injury.

Canada stood ninth in the standings at the end of competition Monday, with gold and bronze medals.

The results for Canadians in the pairs figure skating competition were: National champions Valerie Marcoux of Gatineau, and Craig Buntin of Kelowna, finished 11th overall, and the No. 2 entry of Jessica Dube of Drummondville, with Bryce Davison of Cambridge, allowed them to take 10th spot among 20 pairs. Reigning world champions Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin of Russia won gold.

Jason Witten is growing in the NFL

Posted on Rabu, 10 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Jason Witten is known as one of the youngest players in the tight end position who is considered a league’s elite. Witten is a two-time Pro Bowl and plays for the Dallas Cowboys.

Witten has signed a millionaire contract of six years more with the team which originally picked him in the third round choice in the 2003 draft. Despite the new agreement the player has been eligible also for a free agency next year.

The contract is from $28 to $29 million and it includes $12 million of guarantees as the initial signing bonus of $6 million and an optional bonus of $6 million for next spring. Definitely, the numbers are showing how vital is the player in the league and the development of his game as a tight end player.

24 years-old Witten’s game skills are getting better by the season and up to this point he has participated in three regular ones. In 2004 the player had 87 receptions for 980 yards and six touchdowns becoming one of the top 12 seasons in professional football history for a tight end.

Furthermore, the 2005 season was not such a good one for Witten, but he is in the process of establishing himself as one of the NFL’s premier middle-range receivers. Witten has appeared in 47 games, with 38 starts, 188 receptions for 2,084 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Additionally, the Cowboys are planning to set a firm end as their base formation in 2006 with Anthony Fasano projected as a starter.

The Best of the Warriors in 11 Years

Posted on Selasa, 09 November 2010 | 0 komentar
There is a new feeling in Oakland, a fanatical town crazy for NBA.

The Warriors have been on a winning streak since last February, when they finished last season with 18 wins in 28 games. If they keep up the strong play behind their 12-6 start to this season, Baron Davis and his new teammates just might us something to celebrate in April.

Even after dropping three of their last four games, the Warriors began a five-game road trip this weekend with their best 22-game start since 1991. They briefly reached first place in the Pacific Division for the first time since 1992.
The Warriors haven't been a team worth watching this last few years but Coach Mike Montgomery has turned the declining Warriors into a team that you want to see in action. The team has produced a lot of great moments in every game with no-look passes and impossibly tough lay-ups, while two-time dunk contest champion Richardson is polishing his skills.

Sometimes it doesn't work: Though the Warriors set season highs with 15 3-pointers on 37 attempts in Wednesday's game against Houston, they lost in overtime when they couldn't protect an 11-point lead in the final 4 minutes of regulation.

Clearly, this transformation won't happen overnight -- but in Oakland, patience is part of the game.

Unusual Baseball Statistics - I Love ‘em

Posted on Senin, 08 November 2010 | 0 komentar
I have been fascinated by some of the statistics that have been amassed by some of the major leaguers. Viewing some players numbers has amazed me. My Baseball memorabilia are these amazing stats.

Here are a few achievements I thought might interest you.

Rogers Hornsby - From 1921 to 1925 he batted 2679 times and He hit safely 1078 times. An average of .402 during this five year run. Not too shabby.
From ages 36 to 41 - his final six years in the Majors Rogers batted 350 times in total. He hit safely 105 times and fell 70 hits short of 3000 hits for his career. Maybe he could have planned better

Lou Gehrig - From 1930 to 1934 he drove in 813 runs. An average of 162 RBIs per year - Enough said The man was a run producing machine

Ty Cobb - He had 1937 RBIs in his career and never hit more than 12 home runs in a single year. Seven times he knocked in over 100 runs.

Runs Batted In - This following stats are based on a per game basis. Here are a few of the highest numbers. No one player averaged one rbi per game for his career. Lou Gehrig .921 - Hank Greenburg .915 - Joe Dimaggio .885
Jimmie Foxx .859. Hey where’s The Babe?

These RBIs statistics are based on a per at bat basis. Here are some of the highest numbers. Babe Ruth .263 - Lou Gehrig .249 - Hank Greenburg .249

I hope you enjoyed these unusual stats.

Feel free to pass this on to anyone you think would enjoy the read.

Investigation of steroid use in Baseball Sports World

Posted on Minggu, 07 November 2010 | 0 komentar
A deep investigation has been developed in the Baseball world after the use of steroid by Barry Bond, as the Major League Baseball reported.

According with the information given, the baseball player has been taken steroids, human growth hormone and insulin for the last five seasons, since 1998.

Two recent books have revealed the case, these are: ‘Game of Shadows” written by two Chronicle reporters from San Francisco and “Love me, Hate me: Barry Bonds and the Making of an Antihero” by Jeff Pearlman.

The investigation will be headed by the U.S Senate majority leader George Mitchell. Additional declarations have confirmed that baseball player Bonds and any other player that is a part of this investigation will be allowed to play while the case is developing.

On the other hand, according to an unknown source of the New York Daily News, the baseball player does not want to cooperate with the investigation.

In Baseball there were no tests for performance-enhancing drugs until the 2002 season. It would be hard to penalize any baseball player for the use of these substances before September 30, 2002, when the joint drug agreement was created. Baseball players’ tests started in 2003 and the penalty followed in 2004.

About the author

Jill Woods is part of the skill writers’ team on sports for the gambling industry at I Bet IAS Sportsbook. Feel free to reprint this article just as it is posted.

World Cup 2006 And A New Communication System

Posted on Sabtu, 06 November 2010 | 0 komentar
A new communication system for referees is being implemented and hopefully will be ready for the World Cup 2006 that starts in Germany on June 9th.

It will be a way for the referee to communicate with the two assistants and the fourth official during the game. Last December FIFA rejected the idea of a smart ball, system that would avoid mistakes on goal line decisions but the Federation decided that it needed more testing so that it wouldn’t be ready for the next World Cup.

Three different systems are being tested in Zurich to choose one of them. Another option they have in mind during this process is to improve one of the three systems taking the best of each one.

Two important details that are being tested are: make sure that there is no interference in the communication and that people won’t be able to listen into the referees conversations.
The 44 refereeing trios still in the running for World Cup places got together last Tuesday for a four-day workshop in order to test their knowledge of the game, skills in English, ability to manage with stress, interpretation of the rules of the game and levels of mental and physical fitness.
On March 31st FIFA is going to decide how many referee teams will be used during the World Cup. This number shouldn’t be higher then 36.

History of England Football

Posted on Jumat, 05 November 2010 | 0 komentar
The oldest (but not wisest) League in the world was founded in 1888, and initially consisted of 12 clubs in the midlands and north of England. The FA cup, which initially embraced both Scottish and southern "non - league" clubs, had already been going since 1872. It was not called the English League as initially it hoped it would grow to include Scottish clubs, but these later (1890) formed their own league instead.

A second division was added by absorbing the rival Football Alliance in 1892, and by 1899 it had 36 member clubs. Initially the bottom four clubs had to apply for (re) - election, but this was reduced to three (1895/6), then two (1898/9), before reverting to four (two each for the regional Division 3-s) in 1920/1. Between 1893 and 1898 "test matches" (an early form of play - offs) were used to decide all promotion issues between the two divisions. The league stopped between 1915 and 1919 for the First World War, but resumed in the latter year with 40 clubs. The league was still largely northern - and midlands - based, so in 1920 virtually the entire First Division of the rival southern League was absorbed as the FL-s Third Division. The following year a further batch of clubs from the midlands and north were added to make two regional Division 3`s, North and South.

Stopping again for the Second World War (1940 - 1946), it saw the creation of Division 4 in 1958, expansion by four clubs to 92 in 1959 and the start of the League Cup in 1960.

How To Build A Snowboard Jump

Posted on Kamis, 04 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Find a hill with tons of snow and follow these simple instructions on how to build your own snowboard jump.

Here's What You Need To Do:

1. Find a location. Preferable somewhere that starts with a nice easy slope and then gets steeper, be sure there is enough run off room for your landing.

2. Break out the snow shovels, there is light weight ones available. Pile up the snow.

3. Snowboards can act as good scaffolding at the front of the jump.

4. Pack down the snow, your board will do best, just hang on to the bindings and start smoothing out with the base. If the hill is steep enough you shouldn’t need much of a lip.

5. Don’t forget the run in...Make sure you have a clean approach. There’s nothing like having to back out because the approach is too rough.

6. The test run. Usually the sucker friend (spends half the year in casts). Fine tune it until you are flying high!
1. Try to hit from different spots and figure out the smoothest landing zone.

2. The best way to learn new tricks is by practice. Just keep hitting them and hitting them. Before you know it you’ll be pulling monster tricks.

3. These instructions are not recommended to use while in resorts as they usually have on hill jumps already built and regulated. Try to find a place away from those sorts of places.

What You Will Need:
• Shovel
• Hill
• Snow
• The Need To Ride

Fine Day for the NBA

Posted on Rabu, 03 November 2010 | 0 komentar
In a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett was frustrated for being called for an offensive foul and reacted by tossing the basketball into the first few rows underneath the basket. The ball apparently hit a male fan, who was wheeled away to the sound of loud booing. Despite the fact that the fan appeared to be uninjured, Garnett was ejected from the game. Today he was fined $5,000 by the NBA.

Garnett’s teammate, Ricky Davis, was also fined $5,000 by the NBA for kicking a ball into the stands in a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday.

Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace was also fined today for throwing an elbow at Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who needed five stitches on his bleeding forehead. The incident occurred in the first quarter of the game on Sunday when Ilgauskas drove to the hoop. Wallace was called for a flagrant foul, which was subsequently upgraded to a flagrant foul two by the NBA.

Wallace did not appear to deny that the elbow was intentional, saying “I’m not going to start the game by cracking a cat in the skull if I don’t get elbowed first.”

Asked if Wallace should have been suspended, Ilgauskas said, “It’s not up to me. You just leave it up to the league.”

Wallace and Ilgauskas will meet again Monday night, as the Pistons and Cavs play in Cleveland.

Cuban Cigars

Posted on Selasa, 02 November 2010 | 0 komentar
Global demand for Cuban cigars continues to grow hand in hand with the thriving counterfeit cigar market. Cigar Aficionado magazine estimates that 80 to 90 percent of Cuban Cigars sold in the United States are counterfeit cigars. Many vendors may be unaware they may infact be selling counterfeit Cuban cigars.

There are many ways to ensure that the cigars purchased are infact authentic. So how does one detect a counterfeit cigar ?

One of the most important things to remember when buying Cuban cigar is this one basic rule: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is !”

One of the easiest ways to spot a fake Cuban cigar is to inspect the band. The bands should have a solid colour and be consistently the same.

The cigar wrapper shouldn't have large veins as all veins should be very fine. The cigars should also be the same size and within 1/16th of an inch of each other. This is also one of the easiest ways to spot a counterfeit.

Based on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, La Casa De Puros specialise in Cuban cigars and are one of the biggest online Cuban cigar retailers. La Casa De Puros source all Cuban cigars, including Cohiba, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta from the official distributors of Habanos S.A. for Asia Pacific. Buying from an authorised Habanons distributor is the easiest way to guarantee quality, authenticity and peace of mind.

How to Make a Bow and Arrow

Posted on Senin, 01 November 2010 | 0 komentar
It's easy to make your own archery kit, once you have the right equipment. For this you need: a 5-foot branch and a 1 or 2 foot branch for the arrow; hemp string; feathers; flint stone or metal; dead sticks of about 12 to 18 inches; feathers; cardboard; and a knife.

For the bow, choose a piece of dead wood, preferably bendable and at least an inch in diameter and 5 foot long. Cut two notches in the branch, about 1 1/2 inches from each end. The notches should go about halfway into the bow and must be on the side of the bow opposite from the branch's natural curve.

The smaller branches are for the arrows. Make these as straight as possible, sanding them if needed. Cut one notch at the end of the arrow, creating a nice hook. This is where the string will sit at the end of the arrow, so make a nice deep groove.

Next cut a piece of your hemp string about three fourths of the length of the bow. It must be smaller than the bow. Tie loops at each end of the string that are big enough to fit around the notch that you made in the last step. Take the loops that you just tied and put them around the notches on each end of the stick.

Now take the cardboard papers and cut them into elongated triangles. The legs (bottom) should be approximately 1.25 inches by 1-3/4 inches. Once you have about 6 of them cut out (for 2 arrows) glue them about .25 inches from the bottom of the arrow. Keep in mind you should keep them evenly spaced from each other. They should provide for balance, accuracy, and a nice spin when the arrow is released.

Maradona keeps himself being a controversy!

Posted on Minggu, 31 Oktober 2010 | 0 komentar
The ex - Boca Juniors soccer player, Diego Armando Maradona declared that if the National Football Team of his native country “Argentina” does not win the next World Cup in Germany, he has the resolution: he will talk with the president of the AFA Julio Grondona, just to see if he has the chance to be the Coach of the soccer team.

He also confirmed that he has never been invited to be part of the Technical department; however he wants to take the initiative of suggest it.

Maradona is also supported by the current Argentina coach Jose Pekerman, who admitted that he is the fan No 1 and he thinks Maradona must be the Argentina soccer team leader.

Maradona was born in Villa Fiorito in the southern of Buenos Aires in 1960. At age of 15 he started to play with the Argentinos Juniors. When he was 16 he debuted with the national football team, and he played his first World Cup in 1982.

In 1986 World Cup he helped his National Soccer Argentina team to win with a 3-2 in the final against West Germany.

This polemic soccer player is aware that all the candidates for the World Cup that want to win this championship, will have to dispute this title with Brazil, a team that is known as probably the most dangerous opponent of the event.

Total Tayangan Halaman

Diberdayakan oleh Blogger.

Cari Blog Ini