Baseball’s Mr. Average is the future First Ballot Hall of Famer

June 24, 2022 0 Comments

There is no such award officially in the sport of baseball, but if there were, the plaque should be presented in honor of Pat Meares. He spent his nine-year career as the regular shortstop for the Minnesota Twins and later the Pittsburgh Pirates, a mediocre but fairly adequate infielder who was exactly average. At no …

Interview with Jay Valko (Valko BJJ)

June 23, 2022 0 Comments

Jay Valko is a gentleman and a scholar. Jay Valko gives us some insights on the importance of injury prevention, starting a cover band, and his beard. And I think he also talks a lot about Jiu-Jitsu. Have you ever used jiu jitsu in a self defense situation? More or less, both directly and indirectly. …

How to block more shots in basketball

June 22, 2022 0 Comments

Defense wins games, and one of the most exciting defensive plays you can make is to block an offensive player’s shot. Blocking shots will force the opposing team to respect your defensive presence and you will be able to create more scoring opportunities for your team. Here are some tips to help you block more …

there were monsters once

June 21, 2022 0 Comments

Monsters are easy to understand as projections of the human mind and therefore as representations of some fear; however, the modern understanding of everything psychologically is a recent phenomenon. For most of human history, monsters were taken at face value. If they stood for anything, it was only within their own worldview. When monsters were …

Denver Broncos – A third Super Bowl title in 2009?

June 20, 2022 0 Comments

Football fans across the country are creating early demand for any available Denver Broncos tickets that can be “begged, stolen or borrowed.” With the return of some great starters from 2008 and the addition of some top free-agent picks, there’s already electricity in the air about the Broncos’ chances of a strong 2009 title run. …

NFL news and notes

June 19, 2022 0 Comments

The New England Patriots continue to lose players on defense, most recently safety Rodney Harrison against the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday. But, true to form, kicker Adam Vinateri does your big kick (again) with the game on the line. Yes, indeed, despite losing key players and both coordinators, Bill Bellichick is still putting the pieces together …

No more excuses for Lebron James

June 18, 2022 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, LeBron James faced minimal scrutiny for his inability to secure a championship. Rather, he has been praised for exceeding expectations and taking his team as far as possible. Most of this praise seems to be customary, considering his deep numbers and lack of assists from his teammates. According …

Police Fiction – Ten Clichés to Avoid

June 17, 2022 0 Comments

Crime fiction is big business right now, but there are certain situations that have been overplayed so much that they’ve become genre clichés and everyone knows what to expect next. Here are ten cliches to try to avoid and thoughts on how to subvert cliches if you decide to use them. policemen and doctors You …

Tampa Bay Bucs – Raymond James Stadium

June 16, 2022 0 Comments

Raymond James Stadium, also known as Ray Jay, is located in Tampa, Florida. The stadium is home to the NFL’s professional football team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the NCAA’s University of South Florida Bulls. The stadium has a capacity of 65,857 seats and has an expansion capacity of about 75,000 (this is for special …

Fifteen baseball stars continue to look towards the Mendoza Line in 2018

June 15, 2022 0 Comments

Few people would have predicted that the Philadelphia Phillies would be eight games over .500, and just a half-game behind the Washington Nationals, heading into June. Those optimists were likely banking on the fact that the last-place Phils made a couple of key acquisitions over the winter and were therefore bound to be better. A …