It's hard to believe now, but NASCARr used to be cool, I swear. The origins of the sport can be traced back to Prohibition when a bunch of bootleggers used to soup up their cars so they could outrun the cops. Eventually, these drivers would meet up to race each other. These races evolved into stock car racing. The first NASCAR sanctioned race was in 1948 at Daytona Beach. The first drivers of this burgeoning sport were outlaws, rebels, badasses. Unfortunately, the sport now consists of a bunch of goons whoring themselves out for their sponsors, which range from Viagra to Red Bull. The only reason any sane person would ever take a break from their poker games and catch a glimpse of a race is in the hope of seeing a spectacular crash of biblical proportions, with flaming chunks of steel and rubber littering the asphalt.
To NASCAR fans the Bristol Motor Speedway is synonymous with mayhem and destruction, and rightfully so. In 1990, during Budweiser's 250 Busch Grand National, an access gate near turn 2 wasn't properly secured. This mistake nearly killed Michael Waltrip when he rammed his car into said gate at over 100 mph. His car disintegrated upon impact. The resulting wreckage resembled a cockroach that had been recently stopped on. Rescue workers quickly rushed to the scene expecting the worse. Surprisingly, they found a stunned but relatively unscathed Waltrip. A nearly identical crash happened to Mike Harmon twelve years later in 2002 when the gate was once again left unsecured. Harmon, like Waltrip, survived miraculously. You think NASCAR would have learned their lesson...
Michael Waltrip's brother, Darrel, was also involved in another brutal wreck in 1980 and nearly killed a king in the process. The race was at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Richard “The King” Petty collided with the concrete wall right after the second turn. The collision sent the right front tire flying down the track and nearly flipped his car. Petty's car was spiraling backwards but Petty was still relatively ok until Darrel Waltrip spun into Petty, hitting the driver side door. The force of that collision broke Petty's neck and nearly ruined his career.
Kobe Bryant must surely on the ninth cloud. And why not he will be after receiving a compliment from all time basketball great Michael Jordan. According to Jordan, who has been a star basketball player all through his career, Bryant has all the necessary skills to be like him.
However, Kobe faces some strict competition from Michael Jordan and this is why Jordan watches Kobe play every time the latter is on the field. Kobe has emerged as the sole comparison to Jordan. Kobe is one ring short of Michael and fans will have to wonder whether he will take the compliment from Jordan a fuel in the fire and will perform better than Michael Jordan and set new standards as the star has set in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Well, we will to wait and watch how Bryant performs in the future.
Most casinos in Vegas odds Jordan to be favored if he were to play against Kobe but the margins are getting smaller.., believes Kobe will get his 6th ring, what will make Kobe one step closer to Jordan and surely will spark again the big question, who will win in their match ? and even more so, who is the greatest ?
In football there are leagues in which the various football teams play. In a league, there is anywhere from eight to 16 teams. In Fantasy Football, there are basically three different types of leagues which the players can choose from with Redraft league being one of the three.
For new players, Redraft league is considered to be the fairest of the leagues as it does not handicap new players- giving rookies the advantage. Each player starts the season with a clean slate and the team is built from scratch. Fantasy football has swept the nation with many football enthusiasts getting in on the action!
Even serious websites can't survive without Funny and Humorous bloopers, this video contains some coverage in ping-pong, tennis.....
The football sport we all know and love has a very important game process called penalties, which can be used to award the team when a certain violation occurs within the rules, then the player can shoot his penalty. Listed below are some of the common mistakes players do, that lead them to giving a penalty or free kick:
1. Touching the soccer ball with hands\palms:Whenever a player touches the ball within game time with the hands, or arms - it will be considered a violation and ball will be turned over. However, sometimes the player can't control the impact point and if the ball hits the hand by accident - it won't usually be counted as a penalty.
2. Complex penalties: They're mostly awarded if the players violate the very specific technical rules with the game.
3. Holding the clock: One of the harsh violations is holding the clock by inhibiting game play , by holding the ball or passing without any try to create a fast game.
4. Unfair play: One of the main moto that soccer tries to push forward worldwide is the fact that soccer is a very sportive and friendly play, and those who show the opposite will get a violation.
5. Hazardous game style: Sometimes players doesn't think deep enough and are mad and they run directly into dangerous situations enjoy deliberately to avoid the progress with the opponents.
These were some of the reasons players get fouls and penalties for specific gameplay. If you plan on learning more about soccer, it's best that you try and learn how fouls work and what is the right way to play without getting violations, or Vinnarum
There are news reports that the Mets are beingfinancially hit off the field due to money loss and they are trying to handle the situation. As such, all signs point to serious offseason payroll slashing because there may not be enough money for everyone on payroll in the Mets. Besides this small setback there are some MLB rumors that reveal that the Mets may get to sign one of the next winters’ biggest prizes. Cecil Fielder who is a big legend of the game may have a son who is looking for a team to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Cecil Fielder, who is a well, recognized star in the Yankees, has a son named Prince Fielder who also loves the game like his dad. The funniest thing is that as a first choice, the father did not choose the Yankees. In several news reports that he has been quoted speaking reveal that he does not want his son playing in the Bronx. At a charity event in the Yankees stadium, Cecil Fielder was quoted saying that he wants his son to land in New York but he doesn’t think that the Yankees will have him. Instead he prefers the Mets.
How will life look at without baseball?
Thanks to some forum friends for sharing this amazing video! If this guy's baseball career doesn't work out, he should look into gymnastics.
Practice always makes perfect or almost perfect. Personally I would like a pretty model to speak out in this video.
Practice in not only for sports. Many players online also need to sharp their skills if they don't want to lose their money. And just as with online casino, if you'll come to the tables without a shape, plan and execution, you're bound to loose big!
The lockout in the NFL seems to be the latest talk in NFL news. Everyone is worried if there is going to be an NFL season. So they may be a choice that you may not see your favorite NFL player or your favorite NFL team. You can stay tuned to the latest NFL news to find out more on the lockout. There may not be any more Monday night football, no more touchdowns, no more interceptions, no more going to games and sitting on the bleachers eating hotdogs. It’s going to be a long summer if this lockout happens, not only to the fans but also to the NFL players.
The NFL players rely on the money they make to take care of their family’s. If there is a lockout this means that the NFL players will have to go out and find another way to support their love ones. This would be hard to do if the majority of your skills are based upon playing football. Could you imagine walking into the nearest McDonalds and having Brett Favre serve you? Or having Michael Vic fix your car? All that good talent would have gone to waste. So please no lockout in the NFL.
Baseball is not just a sport but a profit making industry and MLB knows this pretty well. Today any team joining MLB has to shell out a minimum of $130 million or above.
It was not the same in earlier days when owing baseball teams were the prerogative of wealthy sportsman. Later because of the financial interest, related businesses like breweries who were providing complimentary goods took on franchising. But since managing a base ball team is a full time job, it only would be done by an individual with sporting interest or by partners. No corporation was officially involved. Over years the ownership model has changed and today baseball teams are owned by conglomerates like AOL Time Warner, Disney, Chicago Tribune etc. Of courser there are also multimillionaires who take up baseball as a hobby and sponsors a team. Basically it is the tax benefit that attracts the conglomerates and multimillionaires for franchising MLB teams. The other advantage especially for media giants like Disney and Chicago Tribune is that they get the rights to broadcast the games which itself runs into millions of dollars. Also by depreciating the player’s salaries from their earnings (again this too runs into millions of dollars) the companies are able to get the tax advantage. Some of the best casino bonus can be found online, such as the rainbow riches website.
Betting on championship football games is a sport of its own! And, if you happen to be one of the many Americans that like to wager a bit on the game then you definitely will be interested in the following tips. First, examine the pros and cons of each team. Next, study the location of where the game is going to be played. Think about the area and condition of the playing field, the stadium, whose home it is, etc. and the team that will benefit most from the location and condition. In addition, check the injury report, always. If the other team leading scorer is out, you may want to think about going against them.
Finally, make sure you are betting with through a reputable site to ensure that you are not throwing your many away.. you need to take an educated guesses when playing for real money, luck, i guess has something to do with it, but you can increase your chances dramatically if you study your bets first.
To try to determine if there will be a continuing work stoppage in the NFL, is like go to a casino, and you don't get casino bonus codes either..., the two sides are deadlock, and with a court hearing schedule in court two weeks time, the sides look far from agreement. The hole thing is obviously about money.. a lot of money..tons of money that this hole thing is making.
American Football is the most successful sports in north America, and this translate to huge chunks of money generated each year via T.V deals, tickets sales, sponsorships video games and on and on. Now the players wants the owners to open the books, and show them how the money is been shared, the owners (of the Teams) off course don't want to do that. If i relay have to choose, i will say that there will be games in next season. There too much at stakes for both sides, and the two sides will have to be flexible and they will, the fans, they just want to see touchdowns.
The Connecticut Huskies have been impressive all season long and that’s part of the reason why they had been in the Top 25 for most of it. But anyone who has been keeping tabs on their NCAA basketball game recently might wonder if the milk’s gone bad.
The Huskies fell 70-67 to Notre Dame at home on Saturday, which marked their fourth loss in their last five games. They had been 20-5 (8-5) but now enter the Big East tournament 21-9 and with an even 9-9 record in the Big East.
So because of their recent slump, the Huskies have dropped to ninth in the conference standings and since only the top eight seeds earn bye weeks in the Big East tournament, the Huskies are going to have to keep playing. They’ll start with DePaul in the first round – a team that they will likely pound into submission – but given the season the Huskies had, they would have loved to have some rest.
The concern for Connecticut has to be the fact that they simply aren’t giving enough help to Kemba Walker. Without question, he’s been doing all he do as he provided 34 points in the Huskies latest loss to Notre Dame, which accounted for more than half of his team’s points.
It’s also worth noting that he played all 40 minutes, which shows that coach Jim Calhoun knows that his team can sink quickly whenever his star is on the bench.
And that’s why it would have been nice to get him on the bench for at least one round of the Big East Tournament with a bye, but that clearly didn’t transpire as expected.
Head coach Jim Calhoun is still in search for his 300th conference win (299-173) and the Huskies clearly whiffed on a couple of tries at the end of the season. The Huskies better find some answers soon or their NCAA Tournament run may only last as long as Kemba Walker can carry them.
A couple of years ago I read an article by a top Texas Hold em player called Bryan Devonshire who claimed that he “didn’t continuation bet anymore”. I read that article with interest but didn’t agree with what he had to say. However that was in around 2008-2009 and I had only started playing no limit towards the end of 2007 and so I hadn’t been playing all that long. It is only now with more knowledge and more experience do I now see where the crux of that article came from. What the author wasn’t saying is that you should never continuation bet, it's one of the important Texas Holdem Tips.
You should try to erase the words “always” and “never” from your poker vocabulary. So what he was saying was that he was eliminating the percentage of his range that he c-bet with. When you look at this in another way then there are as many or more reasons not to c-bet than there are to c-bet. In this article then I am going to assume classic c-betting conditions of being heads up with position. So let us look then at some reasons not to c-bet. Firstly your opponent is expecting a continuation bet and so the move has no surprise value.
Checking behind eliminates the flop check-raise on behalf of your opponent and so this is a second reason not to c-bet. A third reason is for pot control, if you c-bet and it gets called then if you have air on the turn then you may have to not only bet again but you may have to fire another barrel on the river as well or even stack off depending on stack sizes. A follow on reason for not c-betting is that it gives you a better risk reward ratio as you are not expending too much money to win the pot.
Also checking behind does not make you look like a player who is blindly trying to blast his opponents from the pot! It could allow you to win the pot deeper into the hand as well in other ways. Say that your opponent decides to bet the turn and the turn card gives you a draw to a flush or a straight. Now you can raise with decent equity and win more money when your opponent folds. Plus because you didn’t bet the flop then your opponent could be thinking that you slow played a big hand.
Superbowl is over and the packers win ! , what a great game and what a great win for the packers bunch. let by the incredible game of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who all the playoffs played out of his mind (as he did all season long) elevated his game and brought home the Lombardy trophy once again.
Most odds makers and Vegas bookies gave packers the edge. as most casino online websites did, and wright-fully so. Battled all season with key players going down with injuries the Superbowl was no different, with standout corner Charles Woodson and veteran receiver Donald driver also injured, but all that didn't matter to the pack and their great humble head coach Mike McCarthy who guided the group to a wander full season.
The pack now has a core group of players that can carry them into the future with a chance to win multiple super bowls, mostly because of their great super quarterback, who can take any diffidence apart with his precision and poise. my guess is that by the time all said and done, the new Packers will hoist at least tow more, and that's an incredible run to be.
When you visit bingo sites online you often get carried away with the game and the stakes. As in many get a roulette bonus sites, it's about winning and having fun, and tha't what baseball to me is all about.
Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin make himself a habit to constantly take the NHL All-Stars BreakAway Challenge. Off course, he also won this year as well.. check out the vid.
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