Saturday, September 21, 2013

Anderson's call on the field? "False start: Everybody but the center."

The Eagles' type of night was put in a nutshell during this play in the 4th quarter of last night's game against the Chiefs.
The team had a difficult night with penalties and turnovers throughout the first three quarters and it didn't stop there. In this video, The referee calls four out of five Eagles offensive lineman offsides in one play.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Troy Polamalu Is Cutting His Hair For Charity

The most famous locks in the NFL are getting a trim.
Troy Polamalu, whose long, luscious hair has made him one of the most recognizable athletes in the country, announced Thursday that he would be getting a haircut on Veteran's Day in solidarity with the Veterans of Foreign Wars' "Mane Event." Held on Nov. 11, the "Mane Event" will raise money and awareness for veterans who are returning home from overseas.
This was surely no easy decision for Polamalu, who keeps his hair long as a tribute to his Samoan heritage. In the past he's said he wouldn't shave his head if it meant a Super Bowl win for the Steelers. The six-time Pro Bowler hasn't gotten a haircut in more than a decade, and his mane is nearly three feet long.
Polamalu's locks have even been insured for $1 million.
Here's what the 32-year-old posted on Facebook, which includes a YouTube clip with more information on the project.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Barbie Thomas: Be Inspired By Armless Body Builder’s Story [Video]


Barbie Thomas is a one of a kind, she is an armless body builder who has inspired the fitness world with her determination. When she was only 2-years-old, she was playing outside her apartment complex, when she decided to climb a transformer by grabbing on the the wires. The electric current charred her little arms and they had to be amputated from shoulder level. In the bio on her website, Fitness Unarmed, she explains the extent of her injuries at the time, “They were like charcoal. They were completely dead and had to be amputated at the shoulders.” Thomas was not expected to survive and for most people the injuries she suffered would have been enough to cripple her for life, but instead she persevered and is now a competitive body builder and model. Talk about inspiring. The body builder now lives in Phoenix and says she thanks God she is alive. Barbie Thomas has two teenage sons, 13 and 17 who call her shoulders “nubs”. While speaking with ABCNews.com, and holding the phone between her ear and right shoulder, Thomas says that her positive attitude is what has kept her going. “I was not allowed to be negative and say I can’t do something. I was always taught to focus on what I can do, not what I can’t do,” she said. “It probably has a lot to do with my personality — I can’t imagine being a negative Nancy all the time.” Her dance routines during fitness competitions include high kicks, splits, and some ninja moves, which participants are required to do on top of their strength performances. Last year, the amateur division of the International Federation of Body Builders, the National Physique Committee (NPC) was so impressed with Barbie Thomas that they gave her the first ever Inspiration Award. “She chose the most difficult division of all,” Miles Nuessle, Arizona chairman of the NPC commented. Neussle says “the crowd went nuts” with her incredible dance moves, which he can’t put into words. “We were thinking, ‘How can she do that routine?’ but she blew our minds,” he said. “She was absolutely beautiful. She was on the floor jumping up and doing splits. I don’t know what half the moves were called. She was rolling all over the place and shaking it — sexy, athletic, fun and emotional.”
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Barbie Thomas is a one of a kind, she is an armless body builder who has inspired the fitness world with her determination.

When she was only 2-years-old, she was playing outside her apartment complex, when she decided to climb a transformer by grabbing on the the wires. The electric current charred her little arms and they had to be amputated from shoulder level.

In the bio on her website, Fitness Unarmed, she explains the extent of her injuries at the time,

“They were like charcoal. They were completely dead and had to be amputated at the shoulders.”

Thomas was not expected to survive and for most people the injuries she suffered would have been enough to cripple her for life, but instead she persevered and is now a competitive body builder and model. Talk about inspiring.
 The body builder now lives in Phoenix and says she thanks God she is alive. Barbie Thomas has two teenage sons, 13 and 17 who call her shoulders “nubs”.

While speaking with ABCNews.com, and holding the phone between her ear and right shoulder, Thomas says that her positive attitude is what has kept her going.

“I was not allowed to be negative and say I can’t do something. I was always taught to focus on what I can do, not what I can’t do,” she said. “It probably has a lot to do with my personality — I can’t imagine being a negative Nancy all the time.”

Her dance routines during fitness competitions include high kicks, splits, and some ninja moves, which participants are required to do on top of their strength performances.
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 Last year, the amateur division of the International Federation of Body Builders, the National Physique Committee (NPC) was so impressed with Barbie Thomas that they gave her the first ever Inspiration Award.
“She chose the most difficult division of all,” Miles Nuessle, Arizona chairman of the NPC commented.
Neussle says "the crowd went nuts" with her incredible dance moves, which he can't put into words. "We were thinking, 'How can she do that routine?' but she blew our minds," he said. "She was absolutely beautiful. She was on the floor jumping up and doing splits. I don't know what half the moves were called. She was rolling all over the place and shaking it -- sexy, athletic, fun and emotional." Barbie Thomas is one of a kind, she is an armless body builder who has inspired the fitness world with her determination.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Urban Meyer responds to 2 year old whose parents sent in recruiting pamphlet to Ohio State


2-year-old Sullivan Busser's parents sent in a recruiting flyer to Ohio State — Fox 8 screenshot

2-year-old Sullivan Busser's parents sent in a recruiting flyer to Ohio State — Fox 8 screenshot
Isn't Urban Meyer just the cutest?
Faced with an adorable and completely overwrought recruiting handout sent his way by the parents of a 2-year-old boy, Meyer chose to offer up an earnest reply rather than blow the letter off.
As noted by USA Today, the parents of 2-year-old Columbus native Sullivan Busser sent in a Rivals.com-style profile handout to Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff. You can see the photos and data above, which depict Sullivan as a two-way quarterback and defensive back.
And, hey, there's photographic proof that the kid can physically throw a football, so Prep Rally is in no position to cast aspersions on his prospective choice of positions.
Obviously, the Bussers never intended for Meyer to take the leaflet seriously. And he didn't. What he did do is respond to the mailer just as he does to much of his fan mail.
This time, his reply to the 3-foot-2, 25-pounder was priceless.
Dear Sullivan:
Your parents sent us your future Buckeye recruiting information. We will look for you to make your collegiate football debut in 2029 — you will need to gain a little weight, but our strength staff will take care of that! Go Bucks!
Sincerely,
Urban Meyer
Head Football Coach

Controversial judge C.J. Ross opts to take leave of absence after calling Floyd Mayweather fight a draw



Boxing judge C.J. Ross (blonde in center) took a leave of absence Tuesday (Getty)
LAS VEGAS -- This is a story without a happy ending, even though the proper outcome occurred.
C.J. Ross, the veteran boxing judge who ignited a firestorm of controversy with her 114-114 scorecard Saturday in the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez super welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden, opted Tuesday to take a leave of absence and may have officiated her final fight.
The overwhelming consensus of boxing fans, media, boxers, promoters, managers, trainers and matchmakers was that Mayweather had won by a wide margin. Ross not only had it a draw, but she gave Alvarez four of the last five rounds. The furor over her scorecard was increased because she was one of the judges who scored the June 9, 2012, bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley for Bradley. Most felt Pacquiao had easily won that match.
Ross defended her decision in comments to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday, but on Tuesday, she'd had enough. She was scheduled to meet with Bill Brady, the chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, to discuss her scorecard. Instead, she asked for a leave of absence. It would be no surprise to veteran boxing people in the state if it comes out that Gov. Brian Sandoval got involved in an attempt to quell the controversy.
She told KLAS-TV reporter Chris Maathuis she is not sure if she'll apply for reinstatement.
Ross, 64, has been judging for 22 years. She clearly made the right decision to step away, because nearly all of the post-fight focus had been on her rather than on Mayweather's brilliant performance. Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada commission and the man who on Sept. 4 apointed her to judge the Mayweather-Alvarez fight, praised her decision to step aside to KLAS.
To her credit, she does not want to take away from the story, being what a dominant performance by Floyd Mayweather. So, she has asked us if she can take some time off, [and] we've agreed. It shows the type of person she is. Bill was very understanding and supportive. He agreed that that was a great avenue to take.
Had she been appointed to any fight of note after the Pacquiao-Bradley and Mayweather-Alvarez controversy, she would have been a lightning rod and suspicions would have been aroused simply by her presence.
As the Los Angeles Times reported, she'd been on the wrong side in a majority decision before even the Pacquiao-Bradley fight. She scored the Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko fight 113-113, though the other two judges had it 115-111.
There was outrage throughout the boxing world over her scorecard in the Mayweather fight, so there was no way for her to continue and have any credibility. Managers would have fought against having her appointment, and every fight she worked would have been subject to intense scrutiny.
But Ross' departure doesn't mean the judging situation is suddenly perfect. Nevada hosts many of the major fights and needs to infuse its judging ranks with quality officials. Several elite judges have already left the commission and others are aging.
Kizer and Brady need to seek quality judges from outside Nevada who might want to move to the state to be able to regularly work big fights. Nevada recruited referee Joe Cortez from New Jersey that way more than 20 years ago and Cortez's addition gave the state a deep and talented pool of referees.
But Nevada, and all states, needs to work to develop new, young judges from the amateur program. A lot of that is going on, but more emphasis needs to be spent on recruiting and training new judges.
Source: Nevada Athletic Commission

Monday, September 16, 2013

Boise State player guzzles pickle juice on the sideline!!!!

 We’ve all been there—you come home from a hard day of thirsty work or play, and you quench that thirst with a lukewarm jar of pickle juice (with the pickles still in it, of course, this isn’t kindergarten). That’s exactly what one Boise State player decided to do in between plays during a recent game.
The player was captured on a Vine from Vine user Big Cat, and the player’s name is Jay Ajayi. The Boise State running back also scored two touchdowns during the game’s fourth quarter, so there must be something pretty effective about drinking pickle juice.
You can check out the video of Boise State’s Jay Ajayi drinking pickle juice during a game below.
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Charles Tillman ‘saves’ sideline reporter Laura Okmin from camera cart

 Chicago Bears cornerback Peanut Tillman makes a big play but this time it's off the field, when he saves FOX sideline reporter Laura Okmin from being hit by a moving camera cart.
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Atlanta’s William Moore turfs St. Louis’ Mike McNeill with a WWE-style spinebuster

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That's William Moore. He plays safety for the Atlanta Falcons. And although Atlanta's secondary is a concern in NFL terms, in reality the Falcons could snap you in half on their way to breakfast. Here, check out what Moore did to Rams tight end Mike McNeill late in the second quarter:
You've heard about irresistible force meeting immovable object? Yeah, turns out this particular object was very movable indeed. It was reminiscent of WWE days of yore, like this Triple H spinebuster:
We're honestly not sure if we're supposed to celebrate hits any more in the NFL, but in this case ... wow. That was definitive.

Mariano Rivera inscribes ‘thank-you’ message inside bullpen as final Fenway Park act

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Mariano Rivera spent time between innings talking with fans in the Fenway Park bleachers and signing autographs for them. They've all been through a lot together, and this — unless the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox meet in an unlikely playoff series — probably was his last game in Boston.
Rivera didn't get to pitch at all during the three-game set, which the Red Sox swept by beating the Yankees 9-2 on Sunday night. The Yankees, winners of the past two AL East titles and 13 of 17, were eliminated from winning the division.
Over three days in Boston, the most extensive time Rivera saw on the field was during batting practice and in a pregame ceremony Sunday. The Red Sox gave him a number of gifts, including a poem, but Rivera left something else of himself behind. A written message inside of the visitor's dugout:

Mariano Rivera
Last to wear #42
Thank you for everything
Like most other things with Rivera, the message is simple, right to the point and gets the job done. Most of the other graffiti written by MLBers at Fenway probably can be found inside of the Green Monster.
Rivera, who announced he is retiring at the end of the season, said before the game he hoped to pitch at Fenway again. If he doesn't, he certainly has left his mark like few others.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Truck Craziest Moment: Kyle Busch boxes during his burnout, almost tosses himself from truck




Kyle Busch's one-handed burnouts are impressive. But man, his one Friday night had a moment that was a little scary.
Busch beat Brad Keselowski to the finish line in the Camping World Truck Series race and celebrated with the no-hands burnout that has become his staple. As he was leaning outside the window of his truck, he was shadow boxing, but he had his foot on the gas a little too hard and the truck whipped around on him.
That was enough for Busch, who quickly got off the throttle and hopped out of the truck.
Can he three-peat at Chicago? He's in Saturday's Nationwide Series race in addition to the Cup race on Sunday.

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