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Out at Home: This Rule Has to Go

September 12, 2014 by

 

Designed to improve player safety, Major League Baseball inserted a new rule into its books this offseason. Catchers could no longer block home plate until the ball might be arriving on a throw approximately 20 meters down the third baseline only on Sunday nights.

Maybe I misread the rulebook a little; however, while it has good intentions, this rule needs to modified or removed immediately.  Read the rest of this entry »

By now, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the Ray Rice firestorm that has set a 4 alarm blaze on the internet and all news outlets. Just in case you’ve been living under a media blackout or in a cave, I will give you the gist: A video came out on Monday that showed Ray Rice pulling a Mike Tyson on Janay Palmer among other things. It was pretty horrific. For whatever reason, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers decided to notify the Twitter-verse of his controversial opinions on domestic violence: Read the rest of this entry »

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The NFL received the videotape of Ray Rice punching his then fiancée in an Atlantic City hotel elevator on April 9th. The Associated Press received this information from an unnamed law enforcement official. If the reports are true, that would mean that the NFL had received the video about 5 months ago and still decided to stick with a suspension of 2 games for former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. After the graphic video surfaced to the public Monday, Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens terminated his contract. The NFL has been clear in saying that they have not seen the video until it was surfaced to the public this week. Now that these reports have surfaced, the NFL has some questions to answer.

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Tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers had a sequence on defense that clearly showed that no one on this team owns a copy of Tom Emanski’s defensive drills video. In the top of the 6th inning, the Dodgers were leading the San Diego Padres 8-1 with one out. At the end of this hysterical thirty-second clip, three runs score and 12 clowns emerged from the bullpen car.

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Participating in a Tough Mudder is a once in a life time experience. It’s a moment where you overcome physical obstacles with some of your closest friends and at the same time you’re having a great time trudging through the muddy course. If you want to get your Tough Mudder t-shirt and headband at the end of the race you need to prepare. While it is extremely important to train and wear proper clothing, an over looked aspect of Tough Mudder training is what to eat before, during and after the Tough Mudder.

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In a little while it’ll be too cold outside to be dumping buckets of ice on your head for the ALS challenge.  It’s always good to support a cause, though, and October 1st starts breast cancer awareness month.  The good people at Suddora gave us a few of their sweat bands to give away to our readers.  See details after the jump:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Uncut & Unbaised: KT Tape Review

September 4, 2014 by

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Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape is one of the biggest things in pain relief and support in sports right now.  Endorsed by Olympic

Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh, KT Tape is one of the leaders in the industry.  I had a chance to try out both the Original and Pro KT Tape, and here’s what I think about it:

QUICK REVIEW:

Quality: A+

Utility: B+

Value: B

Overall: A-

I could separate this review into KT Tape Original and KT Tape Pro, but I figured the best way to inform the consumer about these products would be to discuss both at the same time.  The Original retails for $12.99 a roll, while the Pro version costs $19.99.  That’s a lot of money for 20 strips, but if you’re looking for the top of the line in Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape, the KT Pro is it.

KT Original is made of cotton fibers, and isn’t much different from Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape that I’ve reviewed in the past.  KT Pro is made of synthetic fibers and is noticeably different, from the packaging to the tape itself.  Both products are well constructed, and work exactly how they’re supposed to.  They each have the KT logo on each strip, just in case you want others to know that you’re wearing exactly what the pros wear.

My one knock on both products is that the individual strips themselves are not precut.  Most Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape that I prefer to use (my main issue is shin-splints) is already partially split down the middle.  While all you need is a pair of scissors to do this with KT Tape, it would be nice if it was already done for you.  If you’re interested in these products, check out their website after reading my full review.

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The Forgotten Yankee

September 4, 2014 by

The 2014 New York Yankees season has been all about their past. The Derek Jeter Retirement Tour 2014 is almost over and the Yankees have held ceremonies for past players such as Tino Martinez, Goose Gossage, Paul O’Neill and manager Joe Torre.

There is one player who is wrongly absent from this list.

He spent his entire career in pinstripes, helped bring home World Series titles and is given little recognition by the organization.

“In Centerfield, number 51, Bernie Williams. Number 51.”

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James Harden is likely as much a fan of rugby as he is playing defense in the NBA.  That explains his blank stare reaction to the New Zealand pre-game haka dance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.  While the ritual has been a part of the All-Blacks’ rugby squad for over 100 years, Harden and other Team USA members had no clue what was going on.  Check out the video of the haka dance after the jump:

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“I’m sweating.”

Last year’s AFC champions, the Denver Broncos, will be without wide receiver Wes Welker for the first four games of the upcoming NFL Season. He’s been suspended for the use of amphetamines.

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