Bowling Supply 101: Things to Start the Ball Rolling

Posted on Senin, 31 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
At one time in the past bowling was the object of many "spoofs", particularly on the big screen where it was portrayed as a humorous activity. That is no longer true.

There are approximately 100 million people all over the world playing this ancient Egyptian game. Historians found that the earliest form of bowling was recorded in the year 3200 B.C.

The pleasant characteristics of the bowling game are the primary reason it has continued to exist. It is a game that anyone can enjoy without having to consider the day, the time, or the weather.

Knowing the basic rules of playing the game is essential. The other necessities are the supplies you must have. These supplies are carefully and artistically to fit the individual needs of each bowler.

The Importance of Owning Bowling Supplies

Bowling supplies are not manufactured just to satisfy the market demand but are designed to suit the personal requirements of each bowler. If you are a serious bowler it is important to purchase your personal equipment and supplies. By doing this you not only promote personal hygiene but comfort as well.

Why?

This is because most of the bowling supplies are should be custom-made to fit the individual bowler's needs. For instance, bowling balls should be made so that they fit the hands of the user or the bowler. In turn, this will promote easier handling and better control.

To perform well a bowler must have the right supplies. Those who are not familiar with the sport of bowling tend to buy inappropriate equipment because they are uninformed or wish to appear "trendy". Money is easily wasted and injuries occur in this case.

Where to Buy

Bowling supplies are generally available in bowling centers or in bowling pro shops. You can probably find a bowling pro shop near where you can order or acquire the supplies that you need. You can ask them to assist you in selecting the equipment and supplies that will work best for you. Choosing bowling supplies is not as easy as 1-2-3 but the best thing about it is that knowing that by choosing the right ones and learning how to use them properly will be very useful in playing the game. At the same time you will buy only what is needed and save money. When properly prepared, you can trigger your quest for success.

Bowling Safety: Playing Out of Harm's Way

Posted on Minggu, 30 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
There are so many great things about bowling that many people are lured to play the game.

Almost anyone who is interested in sports would probably want to try to bowl. In fact, even those who do not have any particular interest in other sports enjoy this one because bowling is so easy to play that anyone can enjoy it.

No wonder almost 50 million people play this game in the United States, with over 6 million bowlers who are determined enough to join leagues or other competitions.

With so many people playing it is important to know something about bowling safety. Many players tend to overlook the safety procedures that need to be used when playing the game. Neglecting the safety rules in the bowling alley could cause serious injury, whether playing or observing. Therefore, it is important to know the safety rules when playing the game.

Here are some of the things that each player must try to observe in order to avoid serious injuries.

1. Warm-up exercises

Basically, it is important to have for warm-up exercises before playing the sport. This is a universal rule for every player in whatever sport he or she is participating.

It is important to stretch those muscles in order to avoid serious injuries like "pulled" or torn muscles.

2. Wear the proper bowling shoes

It is important for every bowler to use the right bowling shoes. This will prevent unnecessary slips that cause strained muscles whenever the player has to "slide-step" as he or she "bowls."

3. Never use one hand in handling the ball

This can create strains of the player's hands and back. Statistical reports show that 7 out of 10 players use only one hand which is why this is considered the most common mistake of every bowler. Besides, a 16-pound ball is relatively heavy to pick with just one hand, right?

4. Never intersect on the "foul line"

Usually, before the game starts, the lane is lubricated, so if a player crosses the "foul line" or the sides of the lane, the player accumulates oil on his shoes making them slippery. A fall may occur that could cause serious injury.

These are just some of the many safety rules that every bowler must know. Without understanding these safety rules, injury and accidents in the bowling lane will be inevitable.

Bowling Rules! Some Reminders on How the Game Should Be Played

Posted on Sabtu, 29 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Bowling is a fairly simple game, which may be the reason why so many like it; making it one of the most played recreational sports today. The rules surrounding the game are even simpler.

Here is a brief look into the rules of bowling as well as some etiquette points you should remember the next time you go to the lanes.

Rules

Attire
There is no real regulation apparel when bowling, except for the shoes. This is because the surface of the lane has to be protected for playing consistency. There are special shoes made for bowling and can be rented at the lanes or purchased at reputable sporting goods stores.

Ball
A regulation ball is no more than 27 inches in circumference and weighs between 10 and 16 pounds. Most balls have three finger holes for better grip, but it is not uncommon to see bowling balls that have just two holes.

Play
A bowler will need to complete a series of 10 frames to complete a game or “string”. The goal is to be able knock down the largest number of pins possible within a limited number of tries.

The perfect game is scored at 300 points, meaning that the bowler was able to accomplish 12 consecutive strikes in the game.

Restrictions
When making an approach, the bowler must not step over the foul line. The foul line is located 60 feet before the head pin. A foul occurs when a ball leaves the bowlers hand passing over the foul line while any body part of the bowler touches the alley, gutters, and division boards beyond the foul line. If a foul is called, the throw is counted against the bowler and any pins that fell with that foul throw will be re-spotted.

Etiquette
- Do not take too much time in your approach. Take a few moments to concentrate but do not take an unnecessarily long time to do so.

- Be ready to bowl when it is your turn to avoid lags in playing.

- Only one bowler can play at a time. The rule of thumb, should there be any contention, is to allow the bowler on the right to go ahead.

- When not in play, stay out of sight and/or seated behind the bowler currently playing. This is to avoid distractions. Heckling and/or making unnecessary sounds at any time during a play is prohibited as well.

You can now hit the lanes with more than just knowing how to knock pins down with a ball. You will develop a healthy dose of sportsmanship as well as patience and consideration for others - and that’s always a good thing!

Bowling Outfit that Suits You

Posted on Jumat, 28 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Most people bowl to enjoy the game and be with friends. Birthday parties, reunions, etc. are often held in a bowling alley. This can often be a way of having fun and becoming bonded while playing a game.

The attire of a person in a regular game may depend on the type of occasion to which he was invited. The friends he will be with and the venue are important to remember as these may require that players wear the proper clothing, perhaps like that worn in a tournament or league game.

In a regular game with family or friends, a player may want to wear a nice pair of pants and a T-shirt. Rubber soled shoes are allowed in some venues and if there are these shoes available they would be the better choice. Some alleys have flooring on which a person wearing these would have an advantage...

In tournaments were there are standard rules to be followed, it is important that a person be properly dressed according to the rules set by the organization. Most tournaments require their players to wear T-shirts with collars, slack pants, and leather safety shoes.

There are times that organizers provide the clothing with their logos and trademarks displayed on the clothing. There are also big tournaments where the player has his personal sponsors that provide the clothes and other personal bowling equipments that will be used in the tournament.

Organizers can be strict with their requirements, especially on a competitive level where there is much at stake. The mood may be serious and more disciplined in approach than a casual game where one is just having fun with his family or friends.

Other equipment a casual bowler may consider when he bowling is a leather bowling ball bag that for a personal bowling ball. When choosing a bowling ball, he must make certain that the holes of the ball fit his fingers so that he may execute his bowling moves easily and freely. He may want to find the heaviest ball that would work to his advantage in knocking down pins. The comfort of the bowler is essential especially during the spinning and releasing of the ball.

Bowling Online - Enjoying the Game Away from the Lanes

Posted on Kamis, 27 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
You set up, shoulders square with the foul line; you eye the target, aligning yourself with the dots on the lane; you raise the ball in preparation, stepping to move forward, slide, swing and let go. The ball travels just as you had envisioned it; and knocks down the split pins at the far end of the alley. The crowd cheers. You've won the tournament! - All from the comforts of your home.

Yes, practically all sports have a digital version of the game available for playing on the computer. It is now possible to "bowl" virtually through a number of computer games available on the Internet.

Some games are serious with considerations for physics as detailed as speed of approach and spin. Then there are others that are purely for cathartic fun. Here's a short list of bowling-based online games that have been making the rounds lately:

There are many free games online that build on the basic alley, pins and ball setup, with little variations. To check out some, try tapping out key bowling phrases on your favorite search engine to find games such as Polar Bowler, Pot Bowling Around the World, It's Raining Pins, and Bowling Evolution. Some details on select games follow:

Gutterball 2 Its creators claim it's the most realistic 3D bowling game. Building on the success of the first version, this one has an added 5 new lanes to its existing library. Rendered in 3D, the game makes for a fun coffee-break companion.

Rocketbowl The traditional bowling game with an explosive twist! Bowling balls are powered by rockets and can propel over all sorts of obstacles like water traps, bridges, and tunnels before knocking down pins. Some pins carry money points with them letting you earn points to buy more exciting balls!

Elf This game was a runaway hit just before the year 2000, when it made its debut during the holidays of 1999. It features Jolly Ol' Saint Nick knocking down toy factory elves on "strike" (can the pun get any more obvious?). With its funny cartoon like graphics, it has developed a niche following and has spawned different versions since its inception. Unfortunately, the game is only for downloading and an online version doesn't exist yet.

So there you are, even if you're not on the lanes, you can still bowl and have fun with the click of a mouse. Albeit there is little comparison to the real game, it does come quite close. Now all that's missing are the sodas and fries!

Bowling Lessons for Intermediate Techniques

Posted on Rabu, 26 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Everybody loves bowling. It is the game where a person can experience fun and excitement. The game is played by aiming and rolling the ball down a lane in an attempt to knock down all the pins standing at the other end of the lane (target). When the attempt was good enough to knock down all the pins that is when it is called a strike. If there are pins left standing and they are knocked down with another roll of the ball, he made is a spare. Most beginners tend to make a low score because their attempts railed on the lane and did not knock down any pins.

As a beginner, it is important to first have lessons to learn the intermediate techniques.

1. A person must know how to be comfortable in swinging and releasing the ball. He must know how to relax and take a deep breath for a more focused attempt. This is a technique that will help execute a free flowing arm swing.

2. He must avoid an early drop of the ball by having a good grip on the ball, although it is not advisable to make a tight grip, because he may not create a spin or a smooth release of the ball. He should be comfortable with the ball in his hand to create a more decisive swing and releasing movement.

3. If the attempts are always spares - or less, he may change his starting position by giving a slight angle to his previous starting position. This could help him lessen the number of pins he is missing. He must know how to adjust his shots to make to improve.

4. The timing is important in making an attempt. There has to be good coordination between mind and the body. To make a good score, he must learn how perfect timing in the swing and release will improve delivery of the ball.

5. He needs to be patient in practicing how to convert spares. He must take some time and learn how to aim the release. He should remember how his change of timing has affected his attempts. If there are positive results, he may want to continue the process that he is doing.

A person must realize that bowling also requires creativity. To be very good at this game requires mental conditioning. What matters most is continuing to try to improve the game.

Bowling Kingpins for Leagues and Tournaments

Posted on Selasa, 25 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Most bowling pins used in a casual game of bowling are pins that were specified by the American Bowling Congress. Kingpins in bowling are one of the most popular pins used in tournaments and leagues. They are much bigger than the normal sized pins. Professional bowlers use a big ball to knock down these pins.

In ten-pin bowling, they also use a big ball to knock down the pins. Ten-pin is more popular in European countries like England and Germany. In the United States, cities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Brunswick have popularized this game and exported it to neighboring states and cities.

This game uses candlepins as their target. They are not removed from the lane after each attempt as they are in kingpin bowling. The lanes that are used in candlepin bowling are not oily compared to kingpin bowling, where the lanes are heavily oiled to meet professional tournament regulations.

Another kind of bowling that was also accepted by many people is the duckpin bowling. The game was popularized on the East Coast but originated in Baltimore as a summer sport when other bowling had declined in popularity. Duckpin bowling reached its peak of attraction in the 1960's where it had spread its popularity along the Atlantic Coast from the states of Georgia to Maine.

When manufacturers of pin machine settings stopped producing the equipment, duckpin bowling waned in popularity. There are still bowling alleys for duckpin bowling in several cities in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Kingpin bowling is sanctioned by most bowling organizations for tournaments and leagues. It is the standard game for many professional bowlers in every bowling event held by Brunswick, because of the big size pins and balls, which are standardized by the American Bowling Congress.

For the casual players that just want to knock down kingpins in kingpin bowling, here are some tips to improve your scoring:

1. He must find what he thinks to be the best starting position in front of the lane.

2. He may walk towards the foul line with the dots that mark his starting position.

3. He must turn around facing his back to the kingpins.

4. After relaxing, he may face the pins and concentrate on his aim.

5. Roll the ball to the lane and follow through with the arms and hands.

These few basic steps would help give a better performance in kingpin bowling.

Bowling Icons Who Made their Names in the Bowling Hall of Fame

Posted on Senin, 24 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
The National bowling Hall of Fame has three museums located in St. Louis, Missouri. These are the (PBA) Professional Bowling Association, (WIBC) Women's International Bowling Congress, and the (ABC) American Bowling Congress; they display historical memorabilia of interest to bowling icons as well as the history of bowling.

The museum was formally opened on June 2, 1984, and exhibited many displayed historical materials and records of events that have been compiled by the ABC since 1932. In 1972, the ABC and the WIBC housed the displays in the Bowling Headquarters in Greendale, Wisconsin as a temporary home. By the year 1979, the two associations ventured, together with the help of AMF Incorporated and Brunswick Corporation, with the (BPA) Bowling Proprietors of America to find a permanent location for the museum.

The National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum contains the records and profiles of bowling icons of the sport. One of the great bowlers that left their marks and are considered to be the best that ever played bowling includes Marshall Holman who is considered the first ever bowler to reach $1.5 million in earnings. He made his name as the best bowler in the 1980's, where he won more than 20 tournaments including record breaking performances in 1982 and 1984 by setting the highest scoring averages of the PBA tournament.

Another bowler to be named to the hall of fame is Nicole Gianulias. She was the first woman to sweep all four 800 series of the (LPBT) Ladies Professional Bowling Tournament when she was only a rookie. She also recorded 18 tournament championships and was named bowler of the year in 1986.

Mark Roth was the most dominant and consistent bowler in the late 70's, when he was named bowler of the year for three consecutive times in the years of 1977, 1978, and 1979. He also added recognition in 1984 when he swept every single opponent and eventually won the championship. He was also named bowler of the year during that time.

Donna Adamek conquered women's professional bowling by posting a record of five major titles between 1978 and 1981. She was named women's bowler of the year for four straight years; set the record for having the most championships won by a female in those years; and was the most dominant in the women's division.

Bowling Balls : Choosing the Right Coverstock

Posted on Minggu, 23 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Bowling balls are available in a variety of coverstocks, top weights, pin locations, weight blocks and more. Choosing the proper bowling ball to best suit your game can prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, there are quite a few resources available online to research your bowling ball decision.

Below, is a brief breakdown of how the coverstock of a bowling ball can determine the reaction of the bowling ball on a specific lane condition.

Coverstocks refer to the surface of the bowling ball. For example, most bowling balls will have either a dull surface or a shiny surface. From the manufacturer, the new bowling ball will already have this characteristic. However, you can alter the surface to your liking by adding a bowling ball polish to the ball or simply dulling the surface by using a dulling compound or even a scotch brite pad.

When a bowling ball is shiny, the reaction of the bowling ball tends to have more length before it reaches the breakpoint and hooks. When it is dull, the ball will roll up earlier, giving the appearance of more hook. In reality, the bowling ball just reaches it's breakpoint sooner when it is dull compared to when it is polished. Depending on the lane condition, you will be able to determine which bowling ball surface is right for you.

If the lane is slick (more oil on it), you will want a reaction from the ball that will roll earlier. The reason being is that the oil delays the rotation of the ball being able to reach its mass bias, the point of where the ball flips and begins to hook. By using a coverstock that is dull, it creates more friction between the surface of the ball and the oil on the lane, in turn having the ball reach its breakpoint sooner.

When the lane condition is on the drier side (less oil on the lane), you will want to use a bowling ball with a little more shine to it. A shiny ball will have less friction in a sense that the shine makes the bowling ball skid further down the lane before it starts to turn. However, it should be noted that on dry lanes, the bowling ball will want to naturally go into its roll sooner because of the small amount of oil that is on the lane.

The coverstock is one important aspect of bowling balls and being able to properly match up your game to the lane condition. Ideally, you will want to speak with your local bowling ball pro shop operator about your next bowling ball purchase. It is best to have them watch you bowl as well as talk about what bowling balls are currently in your bag.

If a bowling ball pro shop is not located in the center you bowl at, many excellent resources are available online. One such resource for bowling balls is BirdDogBowling.com.

Bowling Balls

Posted on Sabtu, 22 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Bowling balls are available with a wide range of options. Such options as coverstock, weight block, top weight, and pin location to name a few. With so many variables, how do you choose the right one for you? Many factors, should be considered when making a decision on your next bowling ball purchase.

Let’s briefly breakdown what each of the above mentioned terms mean in reference to bowling balls.

-Coverstock is essentially to outer surface of the bowling ball that creates the shell. Typically, the coverstock can either be dull or shiny on a bowling ball.

-A weight block is the core of the bowling ball. Depending on the shape and density of the weight block, it can influence the reaction of the bowling ball.

-Top weight is the core variation within the bowling ball. If the core is higher in the ball, it produces a higher top weight. If the core is lower, then the bowling ball will have a lower top weight.

-Pin location simply designates the location of the top of the weight block in a bowling ball.

These definitions simply apply to the bowling ball itself. What factors not related to the make/model of the bowling ball? For this we are referring to factors such as your bowling game itself. Things such as ball speed, track flare, axis tilt, etc all play an important role in bowling. Each person has their own unique way of bowling. Knowing your game and style will make it easier for you to make the proper selection when buying a new bowling ball.

Below is a brief breakdown of a few key definitions.

-Ball Speed is simply the speed at which you roll your bowling ball. Many of the newer scoring systems measure the speed of your bowling ball. However, not all are 100% accurate, but it can give you a general idea of what the speed is.

-Track flare is the “oil rings” that appear on your bowling ball after you throw it. These rings show the progression of the rotation of your ball as it is rolling down the lane and the ball changing its axis of rotation while seeking its preferred spin axis.

-Axis tilt is the angle of rotation of the bowling ball.

Depending on your style and lane conditions, making the right decision can be tricky at times. The easiest and best way to decide which bowling ball is right for you is to visit your local bowling pro shop. Many pro shop owners have been around the game of bowling for quite some time. With their knowledge and experience, as well as watching you bowl, they can give you strong recommendations on which bowling ball will suit your game.

However, not every bowling center has an on-site pro shop. Luckily the internet provides a plethora of information regarding bowling balls. Many of the manufacturer sites provide in depth analysis of reactions and characteristics and even a few videos with the bowling balls in action. Customer reviews found on various bowling ball message forums can also provide real life insight as to what a particular bowling ball can do on certain lane conditions. There are even a few retail sites that provide bowling ball reviews, which are customer reviews for various products.

As you can see the internet can be an excellent resource in helping you determine which bowling balls will take your game to the next level.

Bowling Ball Benefits & Features

Posted on Jumat, 21 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Bowling balls can be made of rubber, plastic or urethane. Serious bowler can order a custom made ball instead of always borrowing or renting one from the bowling alley.

Since balls are made of different materials, the performance of each varies depending on the floor surface. Bowling balls can be ordered in different weights. They range from 12 to 16 pounds and will work for any bowler, regardless of gender or age.

The Brunswick 'Scorchin Inferno' bowling ball is a good example. This high performance model is an upgrade from the 'Ultimate Inferno' and has proven to be one of the best sellers in the company's inventory. It's cover stock is the 'Activator Max' and performs best when used in a lane that requires heavy oil.

Another good ball is the 'Columbia Action Packed Bowling Ball'. This high performance ball does well and works best under medium lane conditions. Its cover stock is the 'M80^2' and is guaranteed to do well for the player who likes to make strikes.

The elite 'R43' bowling ball is one that can work in light or heavy oil conditions. Manufactures claim that the weight block, which is the energy transfer core of this ball, will increase the chances of putting more pins down than any other ball because it delays the transfer of energy until the point of impact.

Proper care must be taken to ensure the bowling ball is in tip top condition at all times. This means it should not be dropped which could cause damage to the ball and injure the people around.

The ball should be kept at room temperature and stored in a bag when it is not being used to prevent stress. The owner should polish it from time to time or take it to the pro shop to be refinished.

The customized bowling ball should only be used by the owner. This is because the holes were measured only to fit the fingers of the user and not anyone else. Letting someone else use it may injure the borrower. There are many bowling balls to choose from and the price of them range from $100 to $300. They come in many colors and designs which will stand out in the bowling alley. By looking at the conditions of the bowling alley, the bowler will find the right ball to get the job done.

Bowl Crazy, Cash Smart

Posted on Kamis, 20 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
If you can track them all, take a look at the line-up of college football teams that make it to bowl games in what has, over time, grown to become a blur of bowls, and it’ hard not to wonder if a qualifying criteria exists.

There is, but with 27 or by some counts 28 bowl games on the schedule, organizers have to dip deep into pool to come up with enough teams to fill the spots. The set minimum standard of a .500 season and six wins to get an invitation has set the bar rather low.

They can’t all be classic match-ups. With 117 Division Ia teams taking 54 Bowl spots there’s no way. But hey, with more than $190 million to be divided up among participants and an average Bowl game attendance of 51,879 does it really matter? It adds up to a pretty good shot in the arm for a lot of athletic programs.

If there is a flaw it’s the rich get richer and harder to catch. Roughly $139 million of that $190 pay-out goes to the eight big Bowl participants.

That’s lots of action packaged up over 16 days of the holiday season. Stick television in that package too. Network broadcast hours will top the hundred mark. Consider too that these games are more than a few hours of parking one’s butt at the stadium come game time. They are the impetus for organization of week long festivals of spending in host cities.

Just as the pay-out for all Bowl games cannot be equal, the economic impact of tourism and spending on a host region can not all be like the Rose Bowl. The $$$ that festival generates is the grandmother of them all and the model to shoot for.

It’s hard to be picky about a name when corporations are lining up to throw sponsorship money at organizers to the tune of $30 million like FritoLay put into the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. It’s serious money. Serious enough, fans who mightn’t be impressed with the rhyme have to agree with the reason.

Bosu Training Ball

Posted on Rabu, 19 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
The latest rave to hit fitness centers across America is the BOSU balance trainer. You may have seen it in the gym: a large blue rubber ball that's been cut in half with a platform on the bottom.

This cross-training fitness invention has its origins in the field of medicine, balance, functional and sports specific training. It offers a unique way to work on balance, core strength and aerobic conditioning.

The BOSU Balance Trainer can be used on both sides ( the name is an acronym which stands for "Both Sides Up"). You'll get different types of balance exercises depending which side of the BOSU is up, be it the rounded bouncy dome part or the flat 25 inch platform. You can use it ball-side-up to challenge lower body balance and stability or use the platform to target upper body strength. Working your balance in two different ways on both sides, now how creative is that?

Now let's see what you can do with a BOSU trainer. You can step, walk, run, hop, jump and leap
on it. Or do some stretching. With the ball side up, you can stand, squat, sit or use it just like you would a step for aerobics; the difference is your body has to constantly shift and contract to stay aligned. This not only helps burn more calories, but enhances coordination and balance. Turn it over and you can use it as a bench (for strength training), push ups or just sitting on it to test your balance. While standing or kneeling on the dome, you can move the upper body lower, higher, to the sides or by reaching for and picking up cards from various locations on the floor, or by touching and/or relocating cones that have been placed in close proximity to the dome. It’s great for working your trunk too. Maintaining spinal alignment is important to low back health and sports performance.

Most of the U. S. Olympic teams and numerous professional athletes use BOSU conditioning and training as well. "I implement the BOSU trainer during our off-season program for core strength training and rehabilitation of ankle and knee problems” says Bennie Wylie, Assistant Strength Coach of the Dallas Cowboys. “It is a great piece of equipment and gives us an important extra dimension to our overall fitness program. Almost all of the players use the BOSU trainer in some fashion on a regular basis."

Next time you see the BOSU in your gym, give it a try and see how it works. Don't be discouraged the first few times if you find it difficult to balance or train. Over time you'll be able to stand on the BOSU with your eyes closed and perform exercises fully utilizing your body and mind.

Enjoy the benefits!

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Posted on Selasa, 18 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
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Boston Red Sox Tickets

Posted on Senin, 17 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
The arrival of the spring awakes the citizens of the red nation of Sox and annual research for a victory of series of the world by the nine buildings. They started in 1901 like the pelerines of Boston of the lately formed American league. They gained the first series of the world in surplus 1903 that Pittsburgh pirate. In 1908 they changed their name into red Sox. 1912 they entered the new park of Fenway, where they play always today. In 1918, red Sox gained their fifth series of the world, thank you partly in a jug gauchist to hold the first role called Babe Ruth, which could also strike ‘ know you what ‘ out of the ball.

After the season 1919, the owner Harry Frazee de Sox sold Ruth in New York Yankees. During the 86 years to come in spite from durable fidelity by nation from Red Sox the team suffered a variety from tearing off disappointments of intestine and aucunes victories of series of the world. After the exile of the baby towards New York, thirteen years futile followed including/understanding nine last place campaigns. Reappearance started in 1933 when the millionaire Tom Yawkee bought the team, transformed the park of Fenway, and the money exhausted for large named players.

By the Forties and the Fifties, the team continuously competed with for the flag but they were thwarted several times, often by the Yankees. In 1946 they gained their first flag since 1918 but were beaten by the cardinals of St Louis of the series of the world. They passed by another dull period of the end of the years ‘ 50 until “to the rêveuse team” impossible of 1967; carried out per incredible triple season of crown of Karl Yastrzemski’ S. The love affair between the ventilators with baseball of the England News and red Sox was Renee. Since the magic park of Fenway of the season ‘ 67 was uniformly filled with the capacity.

In following years Sox gained flags in 1975 and 1986, captured three divisional championships, and made four aspects of wild-card. In winter of 2002 the era of Yawkee finished with the sale of the team to a group carried out by Henry of John of owner of principle. In 2004, eight decades of immense sorrow were purged for always. In A.L. Championship Series, Sox descended the three apparently impossible plays to any to the Yankees. Surprisingly they reversed the tide and overcame new Yorkers four times right to take the flag. Four plays later with St Louis, when the soulagor Keith Foulk fielded the bouncer of Edgar Rentaria¹s of shortstop of cardinals to the monticule, and threw the ball with Doug Mientkiewicz at the first base, Boston Sox that red were finally again the champions of the world of the baseball.

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Book Review: The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding

Posted on Minggu, 16 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Kevin Ryan's The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding offers one of the most useful guides to snowboarding for people from any level, whether beginners wanting to learn more about the sport and get their techniques sharpened, up to instructors and professionals seeking to further hone their skills on the slope.

Reader reviews and feedback on this book showed that it has a lot of useful drills featured that helped them improve their game immensely after repeated practise. The drills are written in a step by step fashion that seems ambiguous at first, but makes complete sense once you actually try them out. Furthermore, the book's coverage is all-encompassing, including tips for beginning, to intermediate, to advanced skill levels.

The approach taken by the author is both humorous and scientific, employing small drawn illustrations to show drills and techniques. While there are few actual pictures involved, these hand drawn illustrations are funny to look at and yet maintain a good degree of accuracy in portraying the skills and techniques being demonstrated. The author uses a lot of jokes and quips interspersed with facts and the illustrations are likewise a mix of serious, factual ones and cute, cartoony renderings of snowboarding stuff.

Most professional instructors in snowboarding who read this book found new drills and skills they could teach their classes inside the beginner sections, so this book's coverage is quite extensive. Furthermore, the author knows that certain skills can ONLY be conveyed though actual practice and demonstration, so he goes out of his way to state when certain skills are best acquired through a snowboarding instructor.

One of the sections that a lot of readers will probably find useful is the chapter on snowboard care and maintenance. Where most how-to books devote footnotes or at best, a few pages to the care and maintenance of equipment, Kevin Ryan actually goes out of his way to write an in depth full chapter on tips for taking proper care of your snowboard.

There is even a section on the ergonomics of skateboarding, covering the proper way to carry and ride a board to minimize the physical strain on the snowboarder. This also includes explanations on the physics and mechanics of snowboarding. While not exactly necessary for most people, this chapter is useful for people who are more technically inclined, like say, industrial designers who might be out to design a new type of snowboard.

Unlike some instructional books, this book does not seek to replace the need for an instructor, but instead seeks to augment and expand on the knowledge gained from working with a good qualified snowboarding instructor. For those who insist on learning everything from a book and doing it themselves, however, the book's attention to detail and exhaustive explanations of the mechanics of snowboarding are actually enough to let them get by and teach themselves through practice and repetition.

This book is 336 pages long, and it's first edition was published by the renowned book company McGraw-Hill back in 1998. Despite being published 8 years ago, to this day it remains one of the most popular and sought after instructional books for snowboarders. No matter what your skill level, it's guaranteed that you will benefit from reading this book that is already considered a classic "encyclopedia" in the sport by avid snowboarding enthusiasts.

Bons Plans pour Mariage Express

Posted on Sabtu, 15 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Encore jeune et pas fortuné, pourquoi se privez de ce que la vie vus offre de plus précieux pour fonder une famille? Le mariage.

Alors qu'un mariage sur le vieux continent s'évalue entre 10 000 et 15 000 euros, las Vegas vous offre des prestations pour dix fois moins cher, et en plus sortant de l'ordinaire.

Que vous faut il faire. Bon, d'accord, il faut acheter le billet, mais ensuite?
Ensuite rien de plus simple, rendez vous au Bureau des Mariages (Clark County Marriage License - 201 Clark Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89155 - Tel. (702) 671-0600) munis des papiers suivants: carte d'identité prouvant que vous avez plus de 18 ans, en cas de précédent divorce, n'oubliez pas de prendre avec vous la copie de votre acte de divorce.

Ensuite, c'est à vous de voir.
Une simple cérémonie civile au Bureau des Mariages vous coûtera qu'une cinquantaine de dollars et ne durera qu'une demie heure.

Les célèbres chapelles long du Las Vegas strip reconnaissables par leur jardins de roses vous offres des services pour une somme comprise entre $200 et 500 dollars qui regroupent un forfait de mariage comprenant l'utilisation de la chapelle, la cérémonie de mariage, des fleurs, de la musique et des photos. Les forfaits plus coûteux comprennent plus d'extras comme le transfert depuis votre hôtel en limousine ou Elvis Presley comme témoin.

Ou encore, les casinos. Selon le thème que vous désirez pour votre mariage, rendez-vous soit l'hôtel Excalibur pour un médiéval,sinon MGM Grand a un mariage en montagnes russes, Treasure Island offre un mariage de pirates à bord de son bateau HMS Brittania et le Las Vegas Hilton propose un mariage Star Trek à bord du vaisseau spatial Enterprise avec des témoins Klingon et des invités Ferengi. Les prix varient alors de de 350 $ à 3500 $, voir d'avantage. Mais vous étes tout prets des salles de blackjack et des machines à sous.

Pour la Lune de Miel, en panne d'idées ou de sous? Pourquoi ne pas faire un tour du monde depuis Las Vegas?

Las Vegas, autre ses casinos, vous permet en effet de découvrir les sept merveilles du monde en un clin d'oeil. Vous voulez Paris et le charme de ses cafés? Pas de problème, rendez-vous au Paris Las Vegas! Ici, des votre arrivée, la Tour Eiffel, l'Arc de triomphe sans oublier le célèbre opéra Garnier vous accueillent a bras ouverts!Dans une architecture très Franchie style Haussmannien, vous retrouvez toutes les spécialités françaises et européennes au sein de ses fameux restaurants, sans oublier son casino.

Envie subite de vous dépayser. Rendez-vous Venetian! A Venise et ses gondoles... Quelle femme digne de ce nom ne souhaiterait pas passez sa lune de miel dans ce décor pittoresque, et rêvasser comme une jeune fille a l'aube de ses 20 ans, en attendant Casanova... Venez vous détendre au Venetian. Cet hôtel recrée pour vous les fameux canaux, les gondoles, les palais vénitiens et la réplique de la Piazza San Marco. Elégance et raffinement caractérisent le Venetian et ses 3000 chambres. Le Venetian abrite également une superbe galerie d'art avec le Guggenheim Hermitage Museum. Et pour découvrir encore plus de l'Italie, direction le Tuscany Suites Casino

Pour les nostalgiques d'Astérix et Obelix et du fameux Ave César, précipitez vous vite au Caesar's Palace! Conçue sur le modèle de la Rome antique, le Caesar's Palace accueille également des championnats du monde de boxe et des grands spectacles de vedette.

Envie de vous retrouvez sur une île paradisiaque? Essayer le Tahiti! Ses bananiers, les tropiques et les plages de sable fin, Pourquoi trop attendre.

Alors, qu'attendez vous pour passer la bague au doigt?

Bonds’ alleged cheating scandal hurting baseball history

Posted on Jumat, 14 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Having just finished reading Game of Shadows – the alleged tell-all book in which the authors claim to have records detailing Barry Bonds’, as well as other athletes’, use of performance-enhancing drugs – it has become crystal clear that Bonds cheated, continues to cheat, and could not care less about it.

Bonds just about says this when he claims in his grand jury testimony that he hasn’t played in a baseball game since college when he attended Arizona State University. Basically, what he’s saying, and what he continues to say, is that he is an entertainer and not a competitor. He conveniently forgets how his alleged cheating has impacted the other players in the game, both past and present. And how, every night, in every stadium he plays in, he is the only person who is in on this little secret.

When I go to a game, I’m not there to be entertained. I’m there to see the team I support try to win. And when I make a wager on a team, I’m not doing it for the entertainment; I’m doing it to win. If I go to Vegas and play blackjack or craps, I consider that to be entertainment. While I would like to win, and I don’t believe the outcome has been predetermined, I still understand the odds are against me coming away a winner.

But Bonds apparently doesn’t see playing baseball as a competition. It sounds as though he views it as our opportunity to watch an “entertainer” stand up there and be walked two or three times a game and, maybe, just maybe, see him grace our presence with a home run. Get over yourself, Barry. Not only are you coming off like a pompous ass, you are also making an impact on the game that the record books will reflect forever.

For example, since 1999, when his steroid use is alleged to have begun, the San Francisco Giants have won or finished second in the NL West every year, except for last year when he spent just about all of the season on the disabled list, and they finished third. Take away Bonds’ production, or fill in the production that most players would contribute, and the Giants find themselves in a different position. Also, as he approached 40 years old, his numbers would naturally decline, not go up. With that factored in, the Giants truly would be hurting for production from Bonds.

Just ask Albert Pujols, who has finished second to Bonds in National League MVP voting twice, how Bonds’ steroid use has impacted his post-season award possibilities.

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Unfortunately, the players who have truly been impacted by Bonds’ steroid use are the players who finished playing the game years ago. Bonds, along with Mark McGwire, has succeeded at setting the bar so high that no one will be able to approach their records. In doing so, they have made the average fan believe that 40 home runs a season is nice, but not Hall of Fame-worthy. One player who has been affected by this is Andrew Dawson. Dawson hit 438 home runs and drove in 1,591 RBIs. He also played baseball for 21 years and has 2,774 hits with 8 Gold Gloves and 314 stolen bases. With close to 10 knee surgeries, Dawson should have been the one allowed to take performance-enhancing drugs, not Bonds.

One thing I love about Bonds is that he refuses to even admit that Game of Shadows exists. The book has been out for about three months now and I have yet to hear of a lawsuit filed on Bonds’ behalf that contests the contents of the book. And yet everyone just casually goes about their sports day, without a care that Bonds continues to cheat because, as an entertainer, he feels he can.

As the book explains, Bonds has never had to stand before anyone and explain his actions – not even when he was a kid. He was always the best player on the team, received the benefits that comes with that title, and he continues to expect that to be the case. Regardless of how it impacts his body, the other players in the game, the kids growing up who are learning the game, or the record books – Bonds is concerned with one thing – reaping the financial advantages that being an “entertainer” in baseball provides.

And regardless of who has to pay to make that happen, Bonds is only too happy to stand there and take the paychecks and accolades that come with it. I’ve often wondered how he sleeps at night, knowing that he has an advantage that many other players don’t have – that he has cheated to get to where he is. And the only answer I can come up with is that when you are on the stage and being an entertainer, it’s just acting. It’s not who you really are – so you can get away with more. The question I have for Bonds is, when the show is over and you walk off the stage – who are you then?

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Body Sculpting Workouts

Posted on Kamis, 13 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
A medical history and physical examination is recommended prior to receiving treatment for weight loss and body sculpting. We are a body-conscious society and body sculpting can increase self-esteem and job potential. The best candidates for body sculpting have firm, elastic skin and are in good health.

Body sculpting movements are generally easy to follow dance steps that will insure you have fun, while getting the results you want. Targeted bodysculpting will smooth out any remaining problem areas and add definition.Even the most dedicated body sculpting enthusiast may find the deeply buried abdominal muscles hard to train. Body sculpting classes may consist of boxing, circuits, sports drills, cycling, body sculpting, treadmill work, Pilates, FreeMotion and/or anything else the instructor can think of. Often classes will alternate simple one minute intervals of cardio combined with one minute intervals of body sculpting.

Supplementing workouts with sculpting bands will also help encourage definition. Lightweight body sculpting bands provide the right amount of resistance to help to shape long, lean muscles. Heavyweight body sculpting bands provide additional resistance as you start to build your strength and can help to accelerate results. The small group weight training and body sculpting sessions are designed to improve strength and tone muscles. You willl shape and strengthen all the muscles of your body while holding positions that improve your flexibility and balance while sculpting great abs.

Many Class stress body sculpting with light weights to tone and trim the total body without aerobics. Often body sculpting classes are a mix of cardiovascular routines combined with a great body sculpting workout using weights, bands, tubes and Stability Balls. Experience a challenging and dynamic body sculpting workout using dumbbells, exertubes and dynabands as resistance tools. Power sculpting is an intense total body sculpting workout that includes exercises to increase strength and flexibility. Power sculpting is not generally recommended for beginners.

Try to relax your mind while toning, strengthening and sculpting your entire body. A mentally fit mind and physically fit body is ideal.

Bob Sapp

Posted on Rabu, 12 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Bob Sapp, an athlete born September 22, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an accomplished kick boxer and martial arts fighter. He is known as "The Beast" and is most famous in Japan and Korea where he has appeared in television commercials and has even released a music CD called "Its Sapp Time".

People almost always ask Bob Sapp if he is related to the Oakland Raiders defensive tackle, Warren Sapp, but he is not related in any way. He did, however, begin his athletic career in football, just like Warren Sapp, but as a college offensive lineman for the University of Washington. He won the coveted Morris Award during that time and was scouted by the NFL draft in 1997. He slipped to the third round draft pick but was picked up by the Chicago Bears as number 69 and was under contract for four years -- but with four different teams. Each team cut him within only one season. Unfortunately, he appeared in only one regular season game and, because he failed a mandatory steroid test, he was washed out of pro football.

Bob Sapp met William 'Refrigerator' Perry while participating in a Toughman boxing comptetition. He was recruited by the Japanese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization known as Pride and he fast became well know and a fan favorite because of his size and aggressiveness.

In Japan, Bob Sapp fought lots of well-skills Japanese fighers and won all his bouts, largely because of his overpowering strength and huge size. His fans located his 'bullrush' technique where you'd rush his opponent, quickly defeating him. He was defeated by Antoniono Rodrigo Nogueira, then the world champion, during a New Year's Eve show.

Bob Sapp became involved in K-1 fighting. He defeated the four-time champ, Ernesto Hoost by TKO. His stellar roll in K-1 ended when he was knocked out by Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in only 86 seconds during the Saitama event held March 30, 2003. During the fight, Filipovic broke Sapp's orbital bone.

Bob Sapp has been seen on American television and may be in the process of signing a deal with a food company that produces chicken dinner products because of his reputation for eating a whole chicken before any fight. He has performed as a professional wrestler and his ever-evolving career is expected to continue change. Who knows what we will see from Bob Sapp in the future.

Solar Charger for Camping or Anywhere in the World!

Posted on Selasa, 11 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
I purchased a Soldius1 solar charge last year to charge my granddaughter’s iPod and cell phone while we where camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

It comes with seven plastic adapters for charging 250 different devices including power-hungry iPods, Zen Micro MP3 players, BlackBerrys, and mobile phones from Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Motorola.

The solar charger worked just like the manufacturer said it would, and charged my granddaughter’s iPod in less than 3 hours. Where we go camping there are more moose than cell phone towers, so keeping the phone charged wasn’t a problem.

This is a fantastic charger, but with a 1.1 watt/6 volt rating you’re limited to the
number of devices it can charge during the course of a day.

This fact was born out when my wife and I recently took my granddaughter and two of her friends camping. The camp site looked like a satellite store for Radio Shack.

Try as it might, the Soldius1 was no match for all the electronic gizmos these teens brought along. We definitely needed MORE POWER.

The Brunton Solaris 25 solar charger with 25 watts/15.4 volts worth of charging power, gave us exactly what we needed. Its high output solar panels charge everything from cell phones to car batteries. Best of all, it charges iPods and cell phones in half the time it took for the Soldius1.

When you consider the wide range of larger electric devices it can power, the
durability, (they use these on the polar ice cap), and the speed with which it charges, the Brunton Solaris 25 is a real value.

One more thing - you can connect up to three units for triple the power.

Whether you’re using a solar charger for camping or charging the batteries on your yacht, it’s hard to beat cheap and clean solar power.

How To Get Your Kayak From Home To The Water

Posted on Senin, 10 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Some people think only about buying their new kayak, not about how to get it from their home to the water. It can be a logistical nightmare transporting a kayak. Thankfully there are many good kayak racks available.

Finding the right system to attach your kayak to your vehicle may be easier than think. Kayak racks are 100 percent dependable and reliable. There are various styles that will fit every truck.

You will find that many kayak truck racks are able to load and carry more than one kayak easily and safely. You can buy such truck racks at any kayak store and will be able to find the precise one that you want. The companies that create these racks have reliable reputations. You won't ever have to worry about your kayak falling off while you are driving.

There are several different rack types. You can mount the rack on a truck roof or in the bed of the vehicle. Either of these options gives you the chance to travel safely with more than one kayak.

These rack systems are relatively easy to install and are quite sturdy after you install them! You do not have to be concerned about installing any of the systems wrong because they are just too easy to install! Anyone can do it and do it quickly.

They not only are easy to install but they are also easy to remove. The only hard work you will have to do is lift the kayak into the vehicle!

Some people feel better about traveling with their kayak in the truck because they think the kayak rack is more durable. In a truck, the system that you install is a little larger and has more to it than a car rack. They are both reliable and safe. Your vehicle of preference is the only difference.

Begin shopping for a truck rack now and get your kayaking adventures under way!

The house of the opening match for the 2006 World Cup, the Allianz Arena Stadium

Posted on Minggu, 09 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
The responsibles for the construction of the stadium that will host the opening match between Costa Rica and Germany are the architects Herzog and DeMeuron; they opted for a similar construction as the old Munich Olympic stadium which was categorized as one of the most spectacular pieces of post-war architecture in Germany.

Its particular cover is made of acrylic tiles held by high steel masts. The circumference is 800 meters and it has a capacity of 66.000 seats.

The new stadium will look like an enormous Zeppelin with a length of 259 meters, 227 meters width and 50 meters height.

The structure is covered by a skin of more than 2784 pillows all puffed up with air and stuffed with up to eight light bulbs. The special skin floats above the 7 floors that compose the monumental stadium. The skin is made of a special material which will withstand heavy weather, snow, rain and also fireproof. Those pillows can be illuminated of different colors and all the seats are sheltered from the rain. With the largest parking area in Europe which has a capacity of 11.000 cars, the visitors will be guided by the colors of their teams.

Its name came up because of the Allianz insurance company which donated 110 hundred million Euros in order to have their logo and name associated with the considered the most attractive soccer stadium in the world for many people.

The total cost for this amazing soccer arena was 340 million Euros with another 300 million invested on the preparation for the World Cup inauguration of the first match of the tournament.

Quarterbacks will be back!

Posted on Sabtu, 08 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Some of the players that suffered important injuries last NFL season as Carson Palmer, Daunte Culpepper, Drew Brees, Donovan McNabb, Brian Griese, Chad Pennington and Marc Bulger have something in common: they will try to be present at the next Football season this 2006, basically forgetting they had some physical problems just a few months ago.

Next NFL season will start next September as every year, but we are waiting to see which of the players will be able to start off in good shape after that kind of injuries.

Probably the most terrible case occurred on the first round of the playoffs when Carson Palmer from the Bengalíes of Cincinnati suffered the shatter of three ligaments on his left knee, fact that made him leave the match against Pittsburg.

This unfortunate incident happened after throwing a ball to score on the first move of the game against Pittsburg. It was Palmer’s best season during his career with 101.1 points, 3836 yards, 67.8% complete passes and 32 touchdowns.

The other players I previously mentioned also had serious problems last year and maybe one of the main questions is whether they will be really prepared to face the next football season. Also, I imagine that they as players are wishing to get better and to give their best for their teams and for the main passion of their lives: football.

NFL season is the most awaited event of the year and it is not going to be the same without these quarterbacks and all the effort they always place in every single game they play.

Hoping you will get better, good luck guys!

Controversy Factors Take Over the US Masters

Posted on Jumat, 07 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Controversy has taken over the US Masters in the past few weeks; to begin with we have the Masters officials lengthening of Augusta National Golf Club, making it one of the hardest courses to play in now. The organizers state that the whole point in stretching the par course from 7,290 yards to 7,445 yards is to keep up with technology advances in the players’ equipment.

Now the players are raising doubts whether or not the last changes on the field have gone too far too quickly. Some of us might even wonder if this change in the length just made the Augusta course too advantageous for the long hitters, this reduces the possible winners to about 10 players.

And to add up to the length of the filed controversy stress a hot and dry, weather delays have eased woes in seven of the past eight years. Monday's opening practice round for the year's first major championship came with predictions for warm and sunny weather with only a slight chance of rain on Saturday, dream conditions for making Augusta's undulating greens faster and therefore more difficult.

But at least wet greens allow approach shots to stick onto the tricky trademark putting surfaces of Augusta National. Hot and dry weather promises pavement-like putting surfaces with amazing curves and twists.
Players wise, Woods' arrival eased worries he might miss the Masters because of his father’s poor health. Now that he is at Augusta National, rivals are looking for a way to stop him from an unprecedented second back-to-back Masters title.

So what is the appeal of skateboarding?

Posted on Kamis, 06 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Skateboarding is currently enjoying yet another wave of popularity, after the skateboarding booms of the ‘50s and ‘80s. This time it is being led by charismatic skateboarders like Tony Hawk, widely considered the most famous skateboarder ever, and skate-parks have been built in many towns and cities especially to accommodate it.

So what is the appeal of skateboarding? It is primarily popular among teenage boys, but adults often fail to understand the reasons why. One big factor seems to be that it is a sport where not even the very best practitioners can do everything they want to, meaning that there is always room for improvement, and always room for someone else to be better than you.

To begin with, skateboarding was largely seen as something undesirable, like graffiti – a form of anti-social behaviour – primarily because so much skateboarding took place on the street, scaring pedestrians. Today, however, skateboarding has largely stopped being seen this way, and has instead been embraced by youth workers and others who deal with teens as a legitimate sport. Skating today has a subculture of its own, with punkish skater music and skater fashion, and it is easily one of the more popular subcultures, alongside goth and emo, dwarfing the popularity of the surf culture that it grew out of.

Modern skateboarding today is a rich sport, with a dazzling array of tricks: anyone who has played one of the Tony Hawk video games will no doubt have been confused by the huge array of odd-sounding trick names, but skaters try to practice and perfect each one individually, and each one can take months or even years to ‘land’ (pull off) for the first time. The nature of skateboarding is such that even once you have mastered all the existing tricks, you can try to take them further by turning another 180 degrees in the air, or even start to invent new tricks of your own.

First Teams To Classify To The World Cup Second Round

Posted on Rabu, 05 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
At first, there were thirty two teams competing for a common goal in Germany: make their best effort and classify to the next round. Three countries have already achieved this. Germany, England and Ecuador have earned their tickets to the next round of the FIFA World Cup 2006. Costa Rica, Poland and Paraguay have been eliminated.

World Cup host country Germany, is leading Group A along with Ecuador, with 6 points each one while Costa Rica and Poland have no points.

England is having its best streak since World War II as they have won eight straight games. The final score on the game between England and Trinidad y Tobago was 2-0 with goals scored by Crouch who broke the deadlock in Nuremberg with a headed goal in the 83rd minute and his Liverpool teammate Gerrard that added a second goal in the 91st minute.

Wayne Rooney, who currently plays for the Manchester United, entered the game in the second half to replace Michael Owen as England was trying to complete a goal. This was Rooney’s first game since he broke a bone in his foot on April 29.

England is leading Group B with six points. They won the three points on each of both games played. Sweden earned three points as they won the match against Paraguay eliminating the South Americans. Trinidad y Tobago remains on one point.

More Great Quotes By Baseball Greats

Posted on Selasa, 04 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
These quotes are by the players themselves. See what these stars had to say. I find this stuff fascinating.

Christy Mathewson
“You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.”
“Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.”

Mickey Mantle
“If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.”
“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'”
“As far as I'm concerned, Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last fifteen years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due.”

Joe DiMaggio
“I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.”
“I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way.”
“There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time, I owe him my best.”
“Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.”

Ted Williams
“If you don't think too good, don't think too much”
“There's only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher.”
“If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.”
“DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw. His career cannot be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound and lasting impact on the country.”
“If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.”
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Gun Safes - Size Matters

Posted on Senin, 03 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Protecting our office or homes from each and every burglary or theft is not possible. However safes provide additional safety to our valuable possessions, and always act as an added protection. Safes can be used for two purposes, firstly, storing precious items like jewelry, diamonds etc. and secondly, for storing, dangerous goods or items like guns, chemicals, bullets, etc.

People all over the world are killed everyday due to accidental gun shots. Such accidents can be prevented, by keeping guns locked in a gun safe, away from hands of kids, thieves, and other unwanted people. Fire proof or fire resistant safes also protect the guns, in case of a fire breaks out in the house.

Again, the size of the safe should be determined by the number of guns you possess, or are planning to purchase, and their sizes. Bigger the safe, more costly it will be, if you don't compromise on the quality of the metal. Generally people buy smaller safes if they have pistols only. The shelves in such safes are easily removable and hence you can easily arrange the guns in whatever manner you like.

The benefit of having smaller safes is that, they can easily be hidden under the bed or in the cupboard or somewhere where it is not noticeable. Safes for rifles and shotgun are bigger in size and are much more difficult to move, this is an added advantage, and provides a greater degree of security. Smaller safes should be drilled in the floor or the wall, if portability is not needed (in most cases it isn't).

You need to decide your budget before the purchase - Better the quality of the material, or higher the degree of durability, more expensive will the safe be. It is up to the owner to decide whether he needs the particular type of safe, and the best quality and degree of durability which he is getting for the price he is paying.

Throwback Jerseys

Posted on Minggu, 02 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
America's national pastime - baseball. Way back when, baseball was a gentlemen game, and the players were devoted to it. They were paid very little money and even less attention. Today, of course, people who love baseball have had their illusions shattered with controversy over steroid use, home run records, and so many other scandals. But if you really and truly just love the game of baseball and miss the days when it was pure sport, what to do? The answer is simple - proudly wear a classic throwback baseball jersey. These great items celebrate the sport back when it was just that - a sport. When the players earned their records through practice and skill, and maybe just a bit of luck, but not with "juicing" and other dangerous shortcuts. Wearing a throwback baseball jersey is a great way to honor the legacies of the sport and to show that you will never give up on the game, no matter who tries to taint it.

If you're going to choose a throwback baseball jersey for yourself or as a gift, start by considering their hometown or favorite team. Are they from Chicago? Then of course you'll get the Cubs. If it's New York, are they Yankees or Mets fans? A throwback baseball jersey is a personal statement, so be sure you know exactly which team or player they'll be rooting for - a Yankees fan wearing a Mets jersey is going to get a lot of strange looks at the sports bar!

Maybe you're not sure which team or which player you want to honor with a throwback baseball jersey. Do not fret, there are many that are made up that are not any one particular team but that closely resemble uniforms of days past. No matter which you will choose, you'll be proud to show off your genuine love for a genuine game with your own throwback baseball jersey.

MLB a Rundown

Posted on Sabtu, 01 Januari 2011 | 0 komentar
Since being dubbed the American national pastime, baseball has captivated American and international audiences for over a century. Americans have played baseball in one form or another since the early 19th century, while they conquered a continent, warred with one another and with enemies abroad, struggled over labor and civil rights and the meaning of freedom.

Everybody who is a baseball fan believes that Abner Doubleday invented the sport in the small New York community of Cooperstown, New York, in the 1830s. In 1875 the National League for Professional Baseball Clubs, which now would be consider just the NL was created. Since the 1960s, baseball has expanded its scope internationally, establishing teams in Canada, and drawing great players from all over the Caribbean and Latin America, and more recently, Japan and South Korea.

With the addition of teams first in 1961-62 and then 1969, baseball expanded its post season to add a round of league playoffs. After rounds of expansion in 1977 and 1993, baseball's post season added another level of games in 1994 (although not played until 1995), when the leagues were restructured into three divisions each and a wild card team was added to the playoff mix. These area series of web sites with information about the flight of a hit or pitched baseball through the air.

Every exciting MLB season, new legends are born & old curses are cast away. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the pinnacle level of baseball competition in the world today. The MLB season opens in April and runs through October. Since the first World Series in 1903 right up to today, MLB remains right at the top for sports enthusiasts. The MLB which features both the NL and AL has survived through times of scandals, and lock-outs and but has still remain one of great main sports of Americans everywhere.

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