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Friday, March 7, 2008

Golfer Trpp Isenhour Kills a Hawk

Tripp Isenhour, who is a PGA tour golfer was recently with a film crew as they taped a show called "Shoot Like a Pro". There was a hawk that was apparently making some noise so to get rid of the problem what Tripp Isenhour did was shoot some golf shots at the hawk which he ended up succeeding at and has now been charged with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird. Tripp, whos real name is John Henry Isenhour III faces a maximum penalty of 14 months in jail and a $1,500.00 fine. According to court documents, Isenhour got upset when a red-shouldered hawk began making noise, forcing another take. He began hitting balls at the bird, then 300 yards away, but gave up. Isenhour started again when the hawk moved within about 75 yards, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer Brian Baine indicated in a report. Isenhour allegedly said "I'll get him now," and aimed for the hawk. "About the sixth ball came very near the bird's head, and (Isenhour) was very excited that it was so close," Baine wrote. A few shots later, witnesses said he hit the hawk. The bird, protected as a migratory species, fell to the ground bleeding from both nostrils.

He many have thought that he could not realistically hit the bird but he did and should be punished for his actions. This is really a dumb thing to do, a real sign of immaturity. Just seems like something a child would aim to do. Maybe his punishment should be to put him in the middle of a game of dodge ball and let them throw some golf balls at him instead of a dodge ball. Not that anyone would want one to crack one on his head and take him out or anything but just to give him a good hurting.

The NCAA and the NBA: Interlocked

Several decades ago, the drafting of players by the National Basketball Association was afforded only to those who have already passed and graduated from their collegiate classes. This arrangement was found to be a mutually favorable affiliation between the NBA and universities or colleges. This way, the universities and colleges mainly held only onto players who otherwise went toward the professional basketball league. By the same token, the NBA did not need to fund minor leagues.

However, basketball games in the collegiate levels developed commercialization overtime. This progress made it even more difficult for student athletes to take on their responsibilities as regular students. Particularly, statistics reflected an overwhelming growth in the number of under-educated and poor, yet extremely talented youth basketball players. This finding created an exploitative image for the NCAA and NBA-adopted system.

In an effort to resolve this setback, the American Basketball Association started employing players who have not graduated yet from their college classes. Because of this, a legal conflict ensued up to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding players who were drafted to the NBA. In the legal battle, players insisted their need for the job in professional basketball to support their family. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NBA did not hold an "antitrust exemption" that Major League Baseball did. Thereafter, collegiate players belonging to the economically deprived were permitted early entry unto NBA Drafts. The requirement on hardship was then abolished five years later.

The past three decades marked a noteworthy change in collegiate games. Many American international basketball players skipped college routinely. This group included Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady; and Carmelo Anthony who played one year in college basketball. Notably, the annual NBA draft had only selected a few college graduates among its sixty players selected.

There are much fewer high school basketball aspirants that directly progress unto the professional basketball league without at least a year of involvement in college basketball starting in the year 2006. This system cites some maturity concerns following disputes over young players. To be eligible, labor agreements between league owners and basketball players now stipulate for players to turn 19 years old within the draft's calendar year. Players from the U.S. are required to be a year, at least, when removed from graduation in high school.

Undisputedly, the popularity of college basketball in all states in the U.S. is largely attributed to the huge number of graduates from universities that hold major basketball conferences. College basketball is also kept alive by the NCAA's advertising of their "March Madness," which officially is NCAA Men's Basketball Championship for Division I. Though certain commentators argue that the high turnover of players increases the need for good coaches, numerous teams achieved unprecedented success by putting ample emphasis on "personality" in their recruiting programs. The NCAA organizers have also disclosed their goal to create cohesive groups that play together for four years, which develops higher sophistication, that other teams with less stability are deemed to achieve.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

About the International Fight League

While the UFC is the most popular mixed martial arts fighting organization in the U.S., the International Fight League or IFL is working to rival the UFC for attention.

The International Fight League was founded in January of 2006 and has a different approach to mixed martial arts competition by using team match ups. Each team has a coach and fighters in each of five weight classes. This team approach is closer to wrestling where remembers face off and each victory counts as points for the team. The first team to win three out of five matches is declared the winner.

Teams compete throughout the season and the two winning teams then compete for the team championship. Like other sports, each league name is related to the city in which they train. The IFL also holds open drafts to find new talent unlike the UFC. They seek skilled fighters that will add excitement to the sport of mixed martial arts.

Although the IFL focuses on the team aspect, they still allow for individual matches and championships. The company takes the top competitors from each of its weight classes and has them compete in individual matches for a championship title. This practice appeases the team format critics and also gives recognition to the fighters. Fighters get the chance to highlight their individual skills and win championship title just for themselves.

IFL fights are broadcast on FSN and MyNetwork and although are not as popular as UFC fights are gaining popularity as mixed martial arts get more popular in general. The event is also trying to change mixed martial arts convention in the way they treat their players. Because the IFL uses a team format, they want to offer regular fighters a base salary and even health insurance as well as fight winnings. These ideas are quite revolutionary for the world of mixed martial arts but will probably prove popular with both fighters and mixed martial arts fans. International Fight League fighters still make a decent living, most make between five and six figures depending on their fight records and performance.

The International Fight League is also different form the UFC because it offers their fighters more security. The UFC is quick to drop fighters that are not performing well. The International Fight League puts more weight on the team aspect and the excitement of the match. As long as an International Fight League fighter puts on an exciting show, they are likely to stick around.

Although the event is not yet as popular as the UFC, as mixed martial arts become more popular the league is sure to gain even more fans. The UFC faced extreme opposition in its early days, but the International Fight League has not endured as much controversy so it is sure to gain rapid popularity in the years to come.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Floyd Mayweather to receive 20 million to fight Big Show at Wrestlemania

Professional boxing great Floyd Maysweather reportedly will receive $20,000,000.00 for appearing in the 2008 Wrestlemania. That's right, 20 Million Dollars! He will be fighting wrestling superstar - The Big Show. Mayweather's big pay out will be more than he has received from his boxing fights besides a couple of them. He will be learning some wrestling techniques starting this week and will have about a month to prepare for the Super Bowl of wrestling. Wrestling, of course is some what acting and some have said that Mayweather is making a mistake by getting involved with Vince MCMahan and the WWE. Some say he will ruin his legacy. I beg to differ, Mayweather may have got hit in the head way to many times but he's not a total idiot. If he said "no" to 20 million bucks then he would be an idiot. Of course, in real life the 500 pound Big Show would dribble Mayweathers head in the ring like a basketball but to do a live acting stunt for 20 million, c'mon, Mayweather is a smart man!

Phoenix Suns GM Steve Kerr pays a visit to Brent Barry

Brent Barry, who was surprised at the San Antonio Spurs move to trade him to Seattle for Kurt Thomas may soon become a Phoenix Sun. The Sonics acquired him with the plan to release him last Friday. Barry will clear waivers today and can sign with any team but San Antonio, which must wait 30 days after the trade to do so. Barry, 36, has told his suitors - Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Boston - that he will commit to a team today but has not yet done so. Phoenix GM Steve Kerr has let Barry know how much the Suns organization wants him. Kerr even personally paid a visit to Barry's home to convince him to sign with the Suns. Phoenix could use another three-point threat like Barry who would automatically open up their spacing on the floor.

Yao Ming out for the rest of the season

The Houston Rockets who have been on a row lately and are currently carrying a 13 game winning streak have learned that their star player Yao Ming will be out of action for the rest of the season as he has a stress fracture in his left foot. This leads to the question - can the Rockets win a championship without Yao Ming? Some have even stated that the Rockets are better off just losing a lot of games so that they can get a better lottery pick next year. I personally think that's a crappy way of thinking and I do not think they can win it with out Yao Ming but, heck, you never know, you got to give your all. Even with Ming in the line up I still don't think Houston would have a chance this season to even make the conference finals against the tough West. Just can't see them getting by the Spurs, Suns or the Lakers and feel that they may even struggle against some of the other teams. But to call it quits on the season - NEVER - You just never know.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Kobe's Lakers VS Shaq's Suns = Big Television Ratings

On Wednesday Kobe Bryant and the Lakers traveled to Phoenix to battle Shaquille O'Neal and the Phoenix Suns. The rivalry between the Lakers has been a great one and with the addition of Shaq to the Suns it made the rivalry even bigger. It was a basketball game that I just couldn't miss and I wasn't the only one because it has been reported that the game had the third highest television ratings for a regular season game in the history of the NBA. The two teams gave us a game to remember as it went down to the wire with the Lakers getting the win at the end. Both Kobe and Shaq gave us a few highlights too. It was a great game!

Monday, February 18, 2008

2008 NBA All Star Game

The NBA All Star game was held in New Orleans minus Kevin Garnett and a little, just a little of Kobe Bryant. The game was actually a game though as it went down to the wire with Ray Allen and Lebron James sealing the East 134-128 win in the fourth quarter with there marvelous play. Ray Allen had 28 points and got three point happy in the fourth quarter. Lebron James scored 27 points, had 8 rebounds and 9 assist good enough to win him All Star game MVP honors for the second time in 3 years, remember he is only 23 years old. The guy who won last years All Star game MVP honors only played three minutes in the game, sort of a cameo appearance. Yes, that man is Kobe Bryant who is nursing his dislocated pinkie finger and thought best to rest for most of the game which was fine with the West coach and former Lakers team mate Byron Scott. New Orleans hero and home town favorite Chris Paul had an excellent game scoring 16 points and sharing the ball plenty with 14 assist.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What I Know and Remember about Baseball - Batting Slumps

For what ever the reason, nearly every person who has played baseball runs into a slump. The prospect of buying a base hit is all that seems left for the player to get past the desperation of hitting anything.

Pressure placed upon ourselves for letting the team down, pressure from out statistics going in the toilet and pressure from teammates; while nothing is said, the looks and actions tell the real story of what they are holding back. It can be a spiral that places doubt in all your abilities, creating hesitation and second guessing what you already know what to do.

Batting slumps can do far more that merely divot the batting averages. It is important for Players and Coaches to recognize these slumps and do all they can to get their player, teammate back on track. Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link. All links get fatigued and need the time and attention of restoring the temper.

Baseball Players in batting slumps have great difficulty in observing their actions objectively. The best meaning parent can have this same trouble of objective detachment. Even they Players coach can loose the objective focus it takes to figure out what the real trouble is.

Younger Players have the most difficulty developing a consistent swing throughout the season. Constantly changing bodies is the number one culprit. Growth spurts, hormone changes, broader interests, emotions; you name it, everything a healthy growing body goes through affects their swing to some degree.

Intensity changes in activity is largely overlooked as contributors to swing changes. If your Player was dynamite during spring ball but seemed to unwind in summer ball, look to the off diamond activity. It is likely you will find the during spring ball and the school year the Player was on a good regiment. The freedom of summer and no school the structured day to day is gone.

Enterprising Players take the summer time to earn the dollars necessary to support their dreams. Jobs available to these people are usually heavy on the labor. Its simple physics to deduce that heavier work plus longer work hours will invariably build strength. Now that 31 they had been swinging like a pro is coming around too fast and at all sorts of wood chopping angles.

Now that we have covered the detrimental affects of a batting slump, the never ending array of reasons why the slump started and that the inner circle of the Players world may not be able to identify the issue, is there a fix?

Back to the basics, first up, put the bat on the ball. Do the T work under the Coaches eye. Use video to slow things down to take a bit by bit look. If the corrections are not working, seek a once over from a different coach. One of the wonderful things about baseball is the willingness of all Coaches to see all Players succeed. Be it League, Division or School, there is someone closer than you think that would be more than happy to spend and hour to two getting your swing back on track.

Time spent at the batting cage can be useful too. Particularly good is bunting in the cage, yes bunting. The batting slump is a simple result, the bat is not being put on the ball. So, when you can go to the cage and drop a tokens worth of pitches dead, you are now putting the bat on the ball. Start by being square to the machine and catch each pitch with the bat. Once that is done, take your normal stance and go through the whole motion. Drop another token and drop those pitches.

Even if your batting slump is mid season, developing your bunting skills are practical training. If your not ready to swing away, bunting yourself on base is still a base. While your out there, go ahead a steal one too. Plus when you are at the plate, and the pitcher hangs a cure ball, well, smashing that one is going to be a confidence builder.

No access to a baseball batting cage, no problem. Toss yourself the baseball and hit it into the backstop or other net that is not likely to break or get you into trouble. Again, the object is to put the bat on the ball. Even a bad toss you have to chase a little bit to hit is ok. Hitting from different locations, walking to retrieve the ball and hit again; drills like this add variation you will not find at stationary batting Ts or cages.

Inner city Players have options too. Grab your buddies and go play some stick ball. When your buddies are not available, do the toss drill above with a stick bat and golf ball size whiffle ball.

The solution to a baseball batting slump is to discover what has changed and make the corrections to bring back your success. Get back to the basics of putting the bat on the ball in varying situations not all customary and usual.

Above all, the most significant thing you can do to end your slump is to be patient with yourself.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Nolan Ryan Introduced as Rangers Team President

Baseball legend Nolan Ryan is back with the Texas Rangers. This not not as the all time strike out king but as the Rangers team president. Only now, the 61-year-old who set many of his greatest milestones in a Rangers jersey is tasked with doing the same from the front office.

"Another thing in my career that I never anticipated," Ryan said. "You really wonder where baseball and life is going to take you."

Ryan threw an unmatched seven no-hitters and won 324 games in a record 27 major league seasons. The last five of those came with the Rangers and included his final two no-hitters and 5,000th strikeout. Ryan got a hero's reception at The Ballpark in Arlington, where his number remains the only one to ever be retired by the Rangers. A packed hall of onlookers cheered as Hicks introduced his latest hire with a video highlight package that trumpeted the return of The Ryan Express. Ryan will be in charge of baseball operations, a role that Hicks said Cogen didn't have as president. Hicks described Ryan as an asset useful in evaluating the character of players and prospects while dealing with business issues as president.

"It's hard for me to predict what impact I might have on the baseball business aspect of it," Ryan said. "I think I probably have a better feel for the playing aspect of it."

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Give Thanks To The Creator Of Soccer

Most people have no idea who invented soccer but the have that person in the back of their minds every time their child scores a goal. Other parents think about that person when their child gets an excellent rating on their physical fitness exam. Parents thank the creator of soccer every time the rules are recited by fans to referees during the game because it is good indicator to let them know that they memory is fully intact.

Many parents do not care how the rules were made up. They do care about whether their child follows those rules to the last detail when they are active on the playing field and the goal they just scored is in question. There are many times when the parents think about the way things might have been if soccer had never been created. Then they dash that thought and are thankful that their child has been kept busy enough to not become addicted to drugs or to become a member of a gang.

Playing soccer is a fun and exciting way to spend the day. If soccer did not exist then children might not learn about competitive sports and how much fun that could be had playing it several times a week. Soccer also offers some of the best entertainment options for a child, and parents are just thankful that the soccer game allows their children to play amongst friends instead of the streets.

Parents know that their children have truly grown both physically and emotionally during this soccer season. Their minds are sharper because of the amount of mental energy that is required to play this competitive sport. They have also noticed that when the soccer player is at home, he is no longer content to sit still in their bedroom alone playing video games for hours on end.

What they see everyday at home is a beautiful sight. They see a child who has untapped energy resources and a new vigor that they have not witnessed in many years. This unforgettable energy is replenished every time they play in a soccer game and the charged up attitudes that come from a game of soccer are positive in all respects and they have also displayed a remarkable improvement in the grades that they get in school.

Parents are truly thankful that they enrolled their child in a soccer sports program for the summer. They know where their child will be during their gym class at school next year. Many schools are beginning to offer soccer as an intramural sport and the game of soccer is gaining just as much respect among parents circles as football does during the school year.

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Football/soccer Talk

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The Little Known History of Golf Carts

Most golf courses are about 7,000 yards in length, which equates to about four miles.That measurement is normally measured in an almost straight line from the tee box to the center of the cup on each hole.

However, most golfers do not hit the ball in a straight line down the course from hole to hole. In fact, for many of us, it seems we spend our entire round zigzagging the course. Until the 1960s, most golf courses were played exclusively on foot. Golfers would carry their own bags, or pull them behind them on a pull cart.

For those who were fortunate enough to play golf at country clubs, caddies were provided to carry the players clubs, but most were still looking at a five-mile walk. Additionally, because walking is such a slow pace, many courses would have to schedule tee times at intervals that would accommodate walking.

This changed in 1962 when Merlin L. Halvorson invented the first self-propelled golf car. A golf cart is something that is pulled and a golf car is something that propels itself.

Somehow, this terminology has become confused and intertwined over the years but when someone says golf cart, the normally think of the vehicle that one rides in on a golf course. In the 1960s, the game and technology evolved with the development of the modern day golf car. These cars were built with gasoline motors to transport two golfers, and their golf clubs, around the course.

The major manufacturers at the time were E-Z-GO, Pargo, Harley Davidson and Cushman. The body frames, the undercarriage and suspensions closely resemble those of modern automobiles. The rubber tires are similar to those on cars, but the treads are designed in a way that the cart may be driving on grass and not damage the turf on a golf course.

Controls include a modern steering wheel, accelerator and brake, where the brake also has a lock, to ensure that the car does not roll freely on inclines. Accessories on the modern golf cart include straps to secure the golf bags, a basket (for towels, balls, coolers, etc), cup holders, ball compartments and holes that golfers can slide a few extra golf tees into.

To be more environmentally friendly, many golf carts are now manufactured with electric, battery powered motors. These batteries are rechargeable, and a charge can normally last through several days and rounds of golf.

However, there is still demand for the gas powered golf cars, especially on golf courses where the rolling terrain may require extra horsepower for the car to climb hills. Todays largest manufacturers of golf cars are Ingersoll Rand (Club Car), E-Z-Go and Yamaha.

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Shaquille O'Neal traded to the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have traded for Shaquille O'Neal and have given up three time All Star Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. The blockbuster deal gives the Phoenix Suns a natural center, giving Stoudemire a chance to move back to his natural power forward position. The trade will also heat up the Lakers-Suns rivalry. The Lakers who have gotten the best of the Suns this season so far have one of the top young talents at the center position with Andrew Bynum. With Shaq in the middle, Phoenix will have a big man who will help battle the Bynum's and Duncan's in the West. Sure, Shaq is not close to the player that he once was but when his injuries heal and he comes back just his giant presence in the middle will have a big impact on opponents who try to drive up the middle to the basket. Shawn Marion finally got his wish as he asked to be traded before, but did not get his wish. Marion is a three time all star who Miami hopes will be the first piece in their rebuilding process around Dwayne Wade. Phoenix GM Steve Kerr has made a big move in his first year as the Suns GM. If this move does not get Phoenix to at least reach the NBA Finals he will face some massive criticism, if it does work he will be a hero.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Patriots Perfect Season is Over! New York Giants are Super Bowl 42 Champions!

So much for the Disneyland fairy tail perfect season. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl 42 despite being heavy underdogs. The game was a highly played defensive game from both sides. The Giants did a great job at stopping one of the all time great offenses. It looked like the Patriots would complete their perfect season when MVP Tom Brady found Randy Moss for a 6-yard touchdown with 2:42 to go. After that the Patriots defense couldn't stop a final, frantic 12-play, 83-yard drive. It featured Eli Manning's unlikely sack-avoiding scramble and a spectacular leaping catch by David Tyree, who had scored New York's first touchdown on the opening drive of the fourth quarter. Then with 35 seconds left in the game Eli Manning's touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress gave the Giants a 17-14 lead. MVP Tom Brady had little time to rescue the Patriots but could not complete any of his long pass attempts, on one play getting sacked hard by New York Giants rookie J. Alford. The Patriots had a fairy tale season all year long (18-0 - Now 18-1) but it was the Giants who had a fairy tale ending season.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Setting Up Your Own Hunting Camp

The first thing to do before setting up any hunting camp is to ascertain whether camping is permitted. Most camps for hunting big game will be located on public lands such as the National Forests where camping is generally open to the public.


The two basic necessities for any big-game camp are a suitable supply of water and ample firewood. In the habitat of the larger species of big game, the water problem tends to solve itself. Moose, elk, caribou, and grizzly country is normally watershed country where rivers and lakes are born.

In such country there is usually ample fresh water. Moreover, the water found in high mountainous country has not been contaminated with sewage and pollution and is safe and pure. Higher country is largely wooded country, and the problem of firewood is easily solved. Most of the wood there will be pine, fir, spruce, and aspen.


Choose a campsite close to the water supply and as close as possible to dry wood. The sandy beaches or shore lines of mountain lakes, so long as they are well above waterline, often make good campsites. So do the points of small promontories overlooking a creek or lake. The edge areas where timber meets meadow, small elevated river bars, or small humps of semi-open land near timber are suitable campsites if water is handy.

In each instance, camp should be set up on some kind of elevated ground. This insures that the earth will be comparatively dry, and that sudden storms won't drown out a camp by draining water under it. For this reason, it is never wise to camp in gully bottoms, however attractive they seem to be. Flash floods in mountain and desert country can suddenly send awesome amounts of water through such gullies.


Once having chosen the campsite, the first thing to do is unload the pack animals, if you are packing into a hunting camp. It is a cardinal sin to allow any pack animal to remain loaded for even a few minutes once it has reached its destination.

The next thing to do is to get a tent set up. In the mountains, storms come up out of nowhere and can saturate people and gear in minutes unless dry storage space is provided.

Miner's tents are pegged down at all four corners and their tops tied to the crosses of two shear poles (dry standing jackpines or large willows make good shear poles), and the poles stood erect.

A baker tent is pegged down at the rear; the flap for its open front is placed over a ridgepole set upon two sets of shear poles, stretched taut and tied. Often one end of the ridgepole can be attached to a standing tree. This eliminates any need of guy ropes to keep the shear poles from wobbling sidewise.


A garbage pit and some form of latrine are necessary for sanitation. Both should be downwind and downstream of the camp, the latrine the farthest away, in a clump of trees if possible.

The garbage pit is simply a hole dug in the ground. Tin cans, empty bottles, vegetable peelings, and food scraps are all heaved into the pit. A thin layer of dirt spread on top each day over the accumulated refuse is the best guarantee against flies around camp. When camp is broken, the entire pit is filled and covered.

Camp latrines are of different kinds, depending upon the permanence of the camp and the availability of transportation. The simplest is a long smooth pole, anchored at toilet-seat height between two trees, with its middle over a dug hole in the earth.

With experience you will be able to set up your camp quickly and efficiently.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How To Perfect Your Putt So You Are Putting Like A Pro

As a kid when someone mentions golfing the first thing that you will remember is going to your local place to putt and putting with your family. Even though when you were golfing back then it will begin to help you once you grow up and see that when you play a game of golf you need to be able to make a good putt. If you are a golfer then you know that you need to know how to putt well. Putting is probably the hardest part of golf that you will have to learn how to do. For some it's easy but others a disaster. You will need to learn how to hold the club when putting and then learn how to make the putt itself.

The first thing that you will need to learn about putting knows the distance from your club to the hole that you are trying to make. When you putt you wont need to hit the ball as hard as you can anymore you will need to hit the ball less so you can make it nice and easy into the hole in which you are putting. You will need to know how far it is from your club to the hole and you should be able to make a putt by knowing just this. You can walk from your club to the hole and measure in your head how far it is then try and make your shot. This will allow you to actually get a good feel of how far it is away then you can try and make your putt. So for every foot your ball must travel you should pull the putter back an inch.

When you are putting you should also never allow your head to move. When you move your head and eyes then your eyes will think that you need hit the ball harder but you really don't because you are already in position to make the putt. You will not want to move your head until the ball is out of your sight. After the ball is out of your sight then you can move your head but you still need to practice on your putting if you move your head. People who move their heads will think that they are doing well but the key to a good putt is staying still and intact.

So the next time someone says look at me for a picture when you are about to putt just makes your putt then take the picture. Just be sure that you don't move your head until you hit the ball with your club. So just take your time when you putt and you should start getting your putt down like a pro. If you still cannot get your putt down then you just need to go get some practice in and start going to putt a little more then usual. If you have your putt down good enough then you can start really playing golf with some of your friends.

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How to Feel a Real Golf Swing: Mind-Body Techniques from Two of Golf's Greatest Teachers

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What happened to the Miami Heat

What is going on with the Miami Heat. It was just yesterday that they were the NBA Champions and now in the 07-08 season they are the second worst team in the league with an 8-32 record and have lost 14 games in a row at this moment. I'm sure some Miami Heat haters have got to at least feel a little sorry for this team, to go from so high to down low that quickly is just painful for anyone to watch.

Shaquille Oneal is just not the same Shaq from the past and his dominant career may possibly be over. The guy is just averaging under 15 points a game. OK numbers for any other center but not for the self proclaimed 'Man of Steel'. Shaq will be 36 years old this year and I just don't see him going much further.

Dwayne Wade is still doing what he does best. Wade is still a great player but has become one of your great player on lousy teams kind of guy now. Without a dominant center in the middle Wade may have to go through what Kobe went through when he lost Shaq. Kobe has spent years suffering and trying to get the Lakers into a championship caliber team, this despite being the best player in the NBA. Kobe would manage to get the Lakers into the playoffs all the time but they would just never get to far. Up until the 2007-2008 season Kobe has struggled but seems to now have now learned how to win without Shaq. Dwayne Wade will need to do the same thing. Wade being young and the great player that he is will learn too, guaranteed.

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Duilio Loi Passes Away

Boxing lost one of it's classic boxers on Saturday. Hall of Famer Duilio Loi passed away at the age of 79 in Treviso, Italy. Loi boxed for fourteen years and had a great 115-3-8 record, knocking out 26 along the way. Duilio was a former Junior Welterweight Champion in the 60's and one of the greatest boxers to ever come out of Italy. Duilio is probably not known as well as he should be by todays boxing fans but he was the true Italian Stallion.

Boxing's Greatest Fighters
Boxing's Greatest Fighters

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lebran James Ticketed For Speeding

Cleveland Cavalier superstar Lebron James got a speeding ticket for his 23rd birthday. On December 30 at 3:00 AM State Highway Patrol caught Lebron James flying at 101 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. He said that it was no big deal and that he just made a mistake and got caught. When asked if he would speed like that again in the future he said "I don't know, maybe at times".

May be no big deal until you kill someone!

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Lebron James 2003-04 Historical Beginni

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At what age should you take your children skiing?

Having watched multicoloured snakes of tiny children on the ski slopes, many parents are desperate to take their own offspring skiing. They have this idea of what fun it would be to glide elegantly en famille down the blue runs, their grateful children glowing with health and grinning from ear to ear...

It can happen like that, and when it does there's nothing better, but there's a lot of work along the way before you arrive at that stage.

Children can start to ski a little at two, if they are confident, co-ordinated and relatively fearless. Little boys seem to take to it earlier than girls, perhaps because they don't have the intelligence to imagine how much careering into a tree could sting! But you need good weather, good snow, a very gentle nursery slope and lots of time and patience, one to one. They can manage about an hour per day, probably at lunchtime, when the weather is warmer and the slopes at their emptiest.

Possibly the best preparation for skiing is tobogganing. The combination of speed, terror and lack of control is good practice. Beware, however: sledges are faster and more dangerous than skis. You need to pick your slope very carefully!

When your child is ready to start skiing, don't be fobbed off with plastic imitations of skis: he should have proper little skis and rear-entry boots. He does not need poles, however. He must have sunglasses or goggles. He probably won't be skiing fast enough to crash hard himself, but could always be fallen on by a twenty-stone beginner, or hit by a drag lift, so a helmet is essential

Two-year olds will probably start by being pulled along the flat, holding the end of one of your poles. After half an hour or so they'll be ready to be carried or dragged a few yards up a gentle slope, and allowed to slide back into the arms of Mummy, or someone else in whom they have total confidence (probably not Daddy!).

From as young as their third birthday, children can learn to go up the drag lift and ski back down in gorgeous little parallel turns, though still only for about an hour per day. A parent can help with the initial stages, such as getting used to the drag lift. You put one of your skis between the child's, put the drag between your own legs, and push the child along with your leg. But most parents are survival skiers, getting down the piste in spite of their technique, not because of it. Children learn largely through imitation, and they need someone technically perfect to copy. If you can get an instructor from your own country, it makes life a lot easier. Children find even practically bilingual foreigners very confusing!

The easiest way for them to learn is with a private instructor per child. This is very expensive. You can halve the price by sharing the lesson between two children, but with two tiny beginners an instructor spends most of his time rushing between them, preventing wipe-outs and tantrums. It costs half as much, and each child learns a quarter as much and enjoys it a tenth as much! Ski holidays are expensive, but if you want your children to learn to ski and be happy there is no alternative to spending a bit more.

Once your child can get on and off lifts alone, you can start thinking about shared lessons or even ski school, so long as classes are small and lessons relatively short. But don't rush them. Skiing is only meant to be a bit of fun. If they are as happy tobogganing or building a snowman, let them.

A three- or four-year old with, say, twenty hours' experience on the nursery slopes can probably manage to ski a green run with his or her parents. And that will be the proudest moment of your life! And if they don't get there until they're six or eight, who cares? As one Brit living in a ski resort was recently heard to say, ‘My lad skied red runs at three, blacks at four, bumps and slalom at five, and got his adult Giant Slalom badge at six. But he still can't write his own name!

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Monday, January 14, 2008

New England fairy tail season continues

The New England Patriots continued their fairy tail season by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-20 and advancing to the AFC championship game. Their 17-0 season record matched the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team to go undefeated from the first game of the season to the super Bowl.

Also MVP and offensive player of the year Tom Brady set another record. He made his 26 completions in 28 attempts, an NFL record 92.9 percent for regular-season and playoff games.

New England will host either San Diego or Indianapolis at the AFC championship. Last season they lost to Indianapolis in the AFC championship 38-34.

The New England Patriots

The New England Patriots

Joakim Noah benched by teammates

Recently Chicago Bull rookie Joakim Noah was benched. Not by the league or the coach but by his teammates. That's right - his teammates! It was an unanumious vote by his teammates. It all started when Joakim got in a confrontation with assistant coach Ron Adams. The team punished him as he was inactive in the Bulls game against Philadelphia. Teammates felt that was not enough though and voted to have him benched for their next game. It has been reported that other things have led up to this such as Noah being late often and not doing what the rest of the Chicago Bulls do. Who does he think he is? Dennis Rodman? The Bulls did a good job in disciplining the kid, there is no Michael Jordan around so you just have to take it as a team.

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The Chicago Bulls

How To Become A Star Quarterback

Most successful teams are that way because of excellent leadership. They have quarterbacks who are smart, quick, and possess the ability to co-ordinate eleven players into a smooth-working team.

The quarterback is often referred to as the "engineer of the football machine." More than anyone else on the team, he must know what makes it tick. He must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of offensive play. He must know exactly what each member of his team is capable of doing and not doing.

He must keep in his mind the exact details of each of the team's offensive patterns. Additionally, the quarterback must be able to quickly size up the other team's defensive patterns, spotting both their weaknesses and their strengths.

The quarterback's position is the most exciting one in football. More boys want to play it than any of the other positions. Yet, fewer boys qualify as potentially successful quarterbacks than for any other position. It is a tough job! When you accept a position of leadership, you must also accept the responsibilities. By your own example you must set a high standard for all of your teammates.

You must have heard these words around the vacant lot or the corner playground: "Okay, if I don't get to play quarterback, I'm taking my football and going home!"

This boy will have to undergo a large change in his attitude before he will make much of a quarterback!

Here are some helpful instructions for you.

1. On most teams today, because of the type of offense used, the quarterback needs to have a sure pair of hands. He will handle the ball on most of the offensive plays. He must also be an exceptionally fine and accurate passer. He must have running ability. He should be able to block fairly well. Do you get the idea? A quarterback has to spend more time practicing on more of the football fundamentals than any other player on the team!

2. As the quarterback, you must be able to win the confidence of your teammates. When you call a play, every member of the team must feel that it will be successful.

3. Your choice of plays must be a careful one. You can't run your plays on a "hit-or-miss" basis. Whenever possible, select a play that will surprise the defense. It should be a play that they are not expecting at that time and in that particular situation. Of course, there are certain situations that call for certain types of plays and you have little choice in the matter. Try to direct such a play to the other team's weakest defensive area.

4. Never underestimate the defense! Always assume that the defense is capable in every area. You must approach the defense with the idea that only the very best performance by yourself and your teammates will make the play successful.

5. Many quarterbacks have a tendency to either "over work" their best play, or not use it enough when the situation favors the play.

6. Naturally, it is difficult to come up with the right play at the right time on every call. However, one or two well-chosen plays in every series of downs will usually keep your team moving ahead with the ball and keep it in your possession. Of course, your over-all plan is based on getting into the other team's end zone for a touchdown as quickly as possible.

7. Remember that you will receive play suggestions from your teammates. Give every consideration to their ideas. The passing game is important Successful offensive football today depends to a great extent on the ability of your team to advance the ball through the air. In our modern game, this is the easiest, quickest, and most advantageous way of moving the ball.

This, in turn, depends on how sharp you, as the quarterback, are on your passing. You must be able to pass accurately and also select the right pass play at the right time. You must move quickly to take advantage of lapses on pass defense.

Practise hard and you may be offered the valuable position of quarterback.

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Beginning Your Own Sailing Adventures

The great day has arrived at last you're about to sail the boat by yourself. It's all very well to say, "Don't be nervous," but as with most new things in your life it is sometimes a little hard to get used to a sailboat. It's not that you're afraid of capsizing (you wouldn't be so foolish as to get into a sailboat if you couldn't swim); it's just the strangeness of the feeling in your bones as the boat leans with the wind and the confusing sound the sails make overhead.

One consolation is to realize that if you get confused in a sailboat, it's perfectly safe to let everything go. When you let out the sheet, the wind spills out of the loosened sail. And although the sail flaps away noisily, you quickly realize that the boat has flattened out like an old bathtub and slowed down to a mere drift.

In a sailboat you can just let go. Try it a couple of times, to gain confidence and relaxation. Pull in the sheet and feel the boat tip as you tighten the sail against the push of the wind. Drop the mainsheet and feel the wind spill and the sail loosen and the boat flatten out. Any time that anything goes wrong while sailing, let go of the sheets. This provides time to meditate on the situation.

You sit in your boat forward of the tiller (so that you can swing it freely, to steer) and opposite your sail (so that you can balance the weight of it as well as look at it easily.) You will want to check your sail every few minutes, since its lower third, up next the mast, is like an instrument panel in a car or plane.

This is the area you will check to see if your sails are set right. While it's all very well to stare up at the whole mainsail, for the wonder of it, luckily for your neck the lower part is all you have to keep looking at. Here's how you check the set of your mainsail:

You let the sail out, by letting the sheet in your hand run out, until the sail begins to luff. This means that the sail in the instrument-panel section begins to flutter and bubble. Then you pull in the sail till the luffing just stops; that is the best set for your mainsail.

Remember that this sail isn't, after all, a perfect triangle. If you look at it, you'll see that it is skillfully cut and seamed so that there is a curve to the whole thing. Don't pull in your sail till it's flat; just keep a nice curve in it like a bird's wing.

So much for the general controls for your boat; now let's take a look at how to get started.

Getting Underway

If you are moored at a buoy, the bow will lie into the wind. For an example of getting underway, let's say that there are several boats close to your port side, so you decide to go off to starboard in other words, on a port tack. (A boat is sailing on a port tack when the wind is coming over its port side.) With both sails hoisted, haul in the starboard jib sheet, taking up all the slack. Push the clew of the jib to port; the wind will fill the sail and force the bow of the boat to starboard.

As soon as the boat begins to swing around, let go of the sail and take up on the starboard jib sheet. Swing the tiller to port; this will help push the nose of the boat to starboard. (Unlike the steering wheel of a car, a tiller is moved in the direction opposite to the one you wish to swing the boat.) Then trim the mainsail by taking in the mainsheet until the sail is fairly flat. As the jib pushes the boat around, the mainsail will fill, and the boat will move forward.

At this moment, cast off the mooring and you'll begin to make headway.
Congratulations! You've begun sailing.

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Lighthouses: Explaining The Guiding Light

Lighthouses are the signal stations by means of which mariners determine their exact position. Mariners had once to be satisfied with natural landmarks, from which to obtain their bearings. These often being lacking at points where most needed, towers were built, and eventually lights were placed in many of them. The modern lighthouse represents the scientific development of this same idea, the signaling equipment being the culmination of many years of striving to overcome the limitations of visibility and audibility.

Coloring Of Structures

Color is applied to lighthouses and automatic light structures for the purpose of making them readily distinguishable from the background against which they are seen, and to distinguish one structure from others in the same general vicinity. Solid colors, bands of color, and various patterns are applied solely for these purposes.

Minor light structures are sometimes painted black or red, to indicate the sides of the channel which they mark, following the same system used in the coloring of buoys. When so painted, red structures mark the right side of the channel, and black structures the left side of the channel, entering from seaward.

Light Colors And Characteristics

The colors of the lights shown from lighthouses, and their characteristics or manner in which they flash, are for the purpose of distinguishing one light from others in the general vicinity and avoiding confusion with lights used for other purposes.

The length of the flashes and the intervals between may be accurately timed, and positive identification made by consulting the Light Lists. The colors of minor lights, when red or green, may also have the further significance of indicating the side of the channel which the light marks, red being on the right, and green on the left side entering from seaward.

Fog Signal Characteristics

Fog signals, both at lighthouses and on lightships, sound distinctive blasts. This is for the purpose of distinguishing one station from another. The characteristic of every fog signal is given in the Light Lists, and many of them are also given on the charts. All signals sound on a definite schedule, and positive identification may be made, even when the sending station is not visible, by timing the length of the blasts and the intervals between. With practice, mariners may also differentiate between the signals produced by the different types of apparatus.


Lightships serve the same essential purpose as lighthouses. They take the form of ships only because they are to occupy stations at which it would be impracticable to build lighthouses. Hulls of all lightships in United States waters, excepting Ambrose Lightship, are now painted red with the name of the station in white on both sides. The superstructures are white, with the masts, lantern galleries, ventilators and stacks in buff.

All the signals, the masthead light, the fog signal, and the radiobeacon have distinctive characteristics, so that the lightship may readily be identified under all conditions. A riding-light on the forestay indicates the direction that the ship is heading, and as lightships ride to a single anchor, this also indicates the direction of the current.

Present day lightships are built of steel, with either steam or Diesel engine propulsion. Power for the operation of the signals is obtained from suitable auxiliary machinery. Each lightship has a crew of from 6 to 15 men.


The primary function of buoys is to warn the mariner of some danger, some obstruction, or change in the contours of the sea bottom, that he may avoid the dangers and continue his course in safe waters.

The utmost advantage is obtained from buoys when they are considered as marking definitely identified spots, for if a mariner be properly equipped with charts, and knows his precise location at the moment, he can readily plot a safe course on which to proceed. Such features as size, shape, coloring, numbering, and signaling equipment, are but means to these ends of warning, guiding, and orienting.

These are all essential aids for any yachtsman.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

L.A. Lakers - Big Surprise This Season

Today is January 11th, 2008 and the Dallas Mavericks hold the best record in the West with a 24-11 record. The Phoenix Suns have the second best record at 25-11, no surprises so far as we expected these two teams to be were they are at this time of season. Third best record in the West belongs to the San Antonio Spurs at 23-11 but they are not alone, tied with them for the third best record is the Los Angeles Lakers.

Who would have thought! The Lakers have been one of the biggest surprises this season. It just seems like yesterday that Kobe Bryant no longer wanted to play on Los Angeles anymore and demanded to be traded, I'm sure he is glad that the Lakers never followed through with his demands. There are two reasons that the Lakers are were they are at so far this season.

#1: The Lakers bench - They have been very consistent this season and are one of the best benches in the league. Farmar, Walton, Radmanovic, Vujacic & the rest of the gang have all been getting the job done. Seems like there is always someone who steps up when needed.

#2: Andrew Bynum- The emergence of this youngster is being noticed by the rest of the NBA this year. Mitch Kupchak who has been criticized a lot for his decisions since taking over as the Lakers GM may have made a great decision here in not trading Bynum when many teams were making great offers for him. One offer was a Jason Kidd for Bynum trade, very tempting but Kupchak said no and La La Land is happy about this one. Also seemed like Bynum woke up when Kobe Bryant was publicly criticizing him.

The Lakers have a good shot at making the Western Conference Finals this season but there is one team I just can't see them getting by - The San Antonio Spurs.

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The Critical Difference Between A Fighter And A Killer

Lately, here in Las Vegas, I've had the pleasure of meeting a number of Mixed Martial Arts competitors from the various "No Holds Barred" events like the UFC and Pride. For the most part these fighters were amazing physical specimens and tremendous competitors. Their skills in the arena are impressive and fun to watch. The other factor across the board is the fighters I met are very good natured guys.

At one of the events I was introduced by an MMA friend of mine to one of the top competitors and this fighter asked through his translator if I was a MMA competitor. Before I could answer, my friend (who had a couple of beers in him since he was not on this fight card) smiled and said, "Nah, this guy's a killer, he just likes to teach you how to stab people to death or beat their brains out with a tire iron. You'd like his course!"(Always great to have friends give this kinda PR "help")

Then the fighter asked if I taught how to "defend" against knives and guns. My friend once again "answered" for me saying "Oh yeah and more than one attacker, I mean, its prison riot training" (Again very "helpful"; I'm sure the translator loved me!) Then the fighter told of his cousin being assaulted and stabbed by 2 men in his home country. He said he felt bad because he truly couldn't give his cousin (who survived the attack) any "tips" on how to "fight" people with knives.

He then said: "Quite frankly for all my skills in the ring I doubt I could have done much better. I know how to kick someone's ass on the mat but on the street it's so different."He then had to leave and get ready for his match (which he easily won that night, absolutely wrecking his opponent). We exchanged info and he got the dates when I'd be in Europe this year.

This meeting got me thinking about the difference between a fighter and a killer: The fighter competes to better an opponent; the killer is solely focused on ending the other person. The fighter seeks to score points or get someone to submit; the killer seeks to shut down the other's brain. The fighter is good at kicking someone's ass; the killer knows how to irreparably injure vulnerable areas of the human body, permanently wrecking the function of that area.

The fighter relies on superior strength, speed and skill; the killer uses stealth and violence of action to get his results.The fighter's skills deteriorate after his competitive years are over; the killer's skills can last a lifetime.The fighter's skills work best in the controlled environment of the ring; the killer's skills work in any act of violence.

I could go on but you get the point. Now some of you may be pursuing competitive MMA careers and I wish you the best. After you hang up your gi or MMA trunks you may find the skills of a killer more useful.For the rest of you please ask yourself where do you see yourself applying your martial arts or combat sport training?

If it is in the chaotic world of real violence then you are hamstringing yourself with rules and skills that are only good for the young, fast, and strong. Not to mention whether or no the other guy plays by your rules; most murderers tend not to abide by any competition standards.

At least explore the world of the killer and see how despite the name, the skills are easily learned and last a lifetime. Also the byproduct of learning these skills is you get to live a far more relaxed and peaceful life. Strange but true. Remember there is a big difference between being a killer and a murderer. And if you face a murderer; then only the skills of a killer will properly prepare you for that situation.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

New England Patriots - The Greatest Team Of All Time?

Do you think so? They are coming off of one of the best NFL seasons ever going 16-0. They have great offense, they have great defense and they have a great quarterback. Some football experts have been talking about New England being the greatest NFL team of all time and if not the best most would say definitely in the top 5 of all time.

Better than the 1984 San Fransisco 49ers?

Better than the Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott 1989 San Fransisco 49ers?

Better than the Walter Payton 1985 Chicago Bears?

Really no one can put this Patriot team in the class with those just mentioned. At least not yet that is because they have yet to win the Super Bowl. If they do though, let's look at what New England would have to go through. A very good Jacksonville team, then defending champs Indianapolis, Green Bay or Dallas, the Super Bowl. What a run that would be!

If they do win the Super Bowl they have to be a candidate for the greatest team of all time.

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Be a True NHL Hockey Fan!

Men and sports... there is no way to separate the two. Are you one of those guys who can't stand missing a single hockey match? Are you tempted to spend all your income, just so you can go watch the NHL Hockey matches? Admit it, you are a fan! But don't just sit in front of the TV, watching the NHL Hockey matches or don't limit your supportive activity to going to the matches and screaming from the tribunes. What can I do more?, you might ask yourself. Well, be a true fan, a declared fan and supporter. How can you do that? Here is how!

For starters, you should know that there are wide ranges of fan clubs and associations that confirm your fan status. For example, there is the National Hockey League Fans' Association and various clubs that can be found all over the country. The main association basically tries to unite all fans from all over the country in order to promote hockey as a business and, obviously, as a sport. Furthermore, these fan clubs and associations are concerned with gaining the fan's power and speaking for the fans, in behalf of the fans.

If you are a true supporter, it is advisable to become a member of such an association, especially since, in most cases, this membership is free of charge - you will have access to the world behind the ice ring, you will have the chance to discuss and debate upon the NHL Hockey world. You might be surprised to find out that being a NHL Hockey fan pays of. How so? Well, the true fans can get free stuff in case they are part of fan clubs or fans' associations - free tickets, free news, participations to hockey events and many more. And this is quite something!

Many lovers of this sport find it difficult to choose one single team and support only that team under all circumstances. NHL Hokey basically stands for the National Hockey League, the league that gathers all hockey teams in USA. So, if you are having troubles selecting just one team, the good news is that you don't really need to support one specific team, you can be a fan of the game itself, if you are dedicated NHL Hockey fan, with a membership at a reputable association!

So now you know: instead of being passive and sitting comfortably in your armchair in front of the hockey matches on TV, you could be an active supporter and fan and get involved in this NHL Hockey fans community that can help you meet more fans like you, find out the latest news in your favorite sport and participate (even for free) at sportive championships.

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Hunting In All Seasons

There are enough areas in the United States that have the animal resources capable of supporting hunting during all seasons of the year. While the hunter might not like the choices of game, they might consider hunting something totally foreign to them to be a nice change of pace. Most hunters like to hunt because they enjoy the thrill of tracking, and other hunters prefer to hunt to provide a different variety of meat for their dinner table.

Some hunters prefer to hunt in their local forests. They might have grown up hunting and know where the hunting trails are and how to track the animals that use them on a regular basis. Word of mouth between hunters in a small town will keep everybody hunting on the same page, and allow them to enjoy hunting in all seasons of the year because some hunter always has helpful information about the fair game that season.

Some hunters join together in their hunting efforts and set up hunting lodges so that they have a warm place to renew themselves during the winter months. During the winter, they might choose to hunt along mountain streams where animals have no other availabilities for access to drinking water because of the level of snow on the ground. The winter coats on the animals might make them hard to spot but from the word of mouth from friends who use the lodge they know just which area to prop up a blind and hunt for a while.

Many hunters that study the animals that they hunt throughout the year will know in advance which animals such as Axis deer have a low tolerance for cold weather and rarely venture out of the warm places that they find to set up a den. The hunters like to hunter these types of breeds because it is more a challenge to them.

There are some animals that hunters shy away from completely no matter which hunting season they have chosen to hunt in. Due to their love of the sport of hunting and ensuring the survival of a certain species of deer, many hunters make it a common practice not to hunt a doe, no matter what time of the year that it is open season for them to do so. Does are typically smaller than bucks and this helps to keep accidental shootings down to a bare minimum.

An Axis doe does not have antlers so hunters know which Axis deer to pursue by the size and size of their antlers. Other animals are not so lucky and it is still quite possible for a hunter to make a mistake while they are hunting and some shoot a doe because they are unsure of the animal that rushed in front of them on a dark trail in the middle of the night.

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Mister Runs Batted In Lou Gehrig

The production company called Lou Gehrig was a thriving business in the late 1920's and throughout the 1930's. No man had more of impact for me of driving home runs than Lou. Production is what Lou was all about. He had seven years where his business surpassed 150 RBIs in that year. A record for most times knocking in 150 or more runs in a year. And his RBIs per game is still the highest percentage in major league history at .921. From 1930 to 1934 he knocked in 813 runs. Averaging 162 RBIs per season Lou averaged more than one run batted in per game, during this time of. An outstanding pace.

Whenever I look at Lou Gehrig’s statistics I find something new about the man. Like the number of triples he hit. Or all the runs he scored. Thirteen consecutive years scoring at least 100 runs to go along with the same 13 consecutive years of driving in at least 100 runs. Eight years accumulating at least 200 hits. All these statistics and a lifetime batting average of 340 to boot. He is also 3rd in slugging per cent age and 3rd in on base and slugging per cent age (OPS) all time. These numbers represent career figures.

Lou Gehrig more than any other player I have studied has been the epitome of class, success and production. When I think of RBIs I always think of Columbia Lou. When I think of a great teammate or a champion my mind consistently recalls his name.

Being a Yankee fan as I was growing up, anything connected with the Yanks caught my eye. When I saw "Pride of The Yankees," with Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright I found another hero. Gary Cooper’s portrayal of Lou Gehrig was that of a strong, focused and quiet man. I related I was very quiet as a kid. His success made me feel good. I was so proud that I liked the Yankees because Lou Gehrig was a part of my team. You did not get any better than Lou.

Lou Gehrig has been an inspiration for me. I look at what he has accomplished in his baseball life. I am amazed. I have seen film of Lou batting without a shirt on. As his muscles rip as he swings the bat I am reminded of his awesome power and strength.

As much as Lou is admired, I wonder if he would have been more of an icon had he not played in the shadow of Babe Ruth.

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