The good people at TEMPUS Wood Watches reached out to me and asked if I’d like to trial one of their timepieces.  I figured I’d give my Rolex a break and test drive the TEMPUS Afrikaans Men’s Zebrawood Watch.

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Quality: B-
Style: A 
Value: B
Overall: B
TEMPUS Wood Watches look really nice.  They’re an eyecatcher, a conversation starter, and an overall interesting product.  The intricate details and refined looks of the TEMPUS Afrikaans Men’s Zebrawood Watch had a lot of people asking where I got it.  I told them to check out https://tempus-wood-watches.com/ and see what they have to offer.
With that said, I don’t think I’ll be benching my Yachtmaster for the Afrikaans Zebrawood any time soon.  The watch is extremely light due to the fact that it’s made out of wood.  With that lightness comes a sense of frailty.  I felt like if the watch got wet, it would fall apart.  I’m sure it can withstand the elements to some degree, but when you have this watch on you’re not going to want to put it to the test.  I also felt like with a good whack one of the wood links would break.  Again, this watch is not for the active or clumsy.  A night out on the town or a dinner date, sure, but for those who live an active lifestyle you’ll likely want to look elsewhere.
TEMPUS Wood Watches are extremely affordable, though, as I could purchase 140 of these for what my Rolex cost.  I guess if I had such a supply of wood watches it wouldn’t matter what I did with them.  If you think this watch is cool, be sure to head over to the TEMPUS Wood Watches website and check out all of their models.  They’re not for me, but hey, I’m a bit of a watch snob.
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, skates with the puck against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

After Sidney Crosby took a vicious cross check during the first period of game three against the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have ruled out Crosby for game four of the series. With Crosby’s history of concussions, one could imagine that this might be a longer term issue than just game four. This is the time when the team’s other superstar, Evgeni Malkin, will have the spotlight on him.
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2016 was a truly special year for the UFC.  From the sale of the promotion, to the incredible amount of top-notch events.  As we now come up to the fifth month of the year, UFC 211 is the first mega-card of the year.  There are two title bouts and three other matches on the pay per view portion that could certainly be the main event of a UFC on Fox card. Not to mention, the featured bout on the prelims has one former title holder taking on a top flight contender. Let’s take a look at who’s fighting.
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The good people at Point 3 Basketball hooked me up with some serious gear.  I had a chance to trial their All Day Sleeveless HoodieDRYV Baller 3.0 ShortsFadeaway Long Sleeve Shooting Shirt, and the OT Sleeveless Workout Top.  To keep it real, I loved some items, liked an item, but hated one in particular.  As an added bonus, they’ve set up a special TSB exclusive promo code for 25% off. Enter promo code HOOK25 at checkout to get your discount.

I’ll break each item down individually, but here’s how I feel overall about Point 3 Basketball gear:

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Quality: B+
Style: B+
Utility: B+
Value: B
Overall: B+
Overall, I like Point 3 Basketball Gear.  A few people asked me where I got it, and I told ’em to check out the site at https://www.point3basketball.com/.  The All Day Sleeveless Hoodie, DRYV Baller 3.0 Shorts, and Long Sleeve shirt were great, but  I wasn’t a fan of the Sleeveless Workout Top.
Their prices are reasonable and comparable to the big name retailers in the space.  If you’re in the market for some new basketball or workout gear, definitely give them a look.  I’ll break down the Point 3 Basketball Gear from my favorite to my least favorite in the full review.
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The good people at Vevo Sports sent me a package of their Ballspike durable, flexible, bendable inflation needles to try out.  The days of bending and breaking your metal inflation needles are over.

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Most teams that have made the playoffs are resting their players in anticipation of what’s to come. But, if you’re considering laying some action on some 2017 NBA futures, it pays to know how teams stack up. Keep reading to get our take on a few clear contenders to make it all the way. In the meantime, you can look at some NBA odds here.

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Gonzaga and UNC face off tonight for the NCAA Men’s basketball championship.  Total Sports Blog in partnership with JBL and Under Armour are giving away one pair of the UA Sport Wireless Stephen Curry edition headphones (seen above). Read more on how to get your hands on this awesome headset!

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Manscaping is important.  If you take care of yourself down there, your lady friends will appreciate it.  If you don’t, you need to head over to Manscaped.com now and pick up their $99 “Perfect Package” and get to work.  I had the opportunity to trial one myself, and found it an essential kit every man should have.

QUICK REVIEW:

Quality: B+
Utility: A
Value: B
Overall: B+
The Manscaping.com Perfect Package comes with everything you need to groom yourself properly.  With the Perfect Package, you receive:
THE PLOW safety razor
LAWN MOWER electric hair trimmer
CROP CLEANSER moisturizing hair and body wash
CROP PRESERVER all-in-one deodorant, antiperspirant and moisturizer
CROP REVIVER body toner and refresher
MAGIC MAT to catch trimmings and easy disposal
THE SHED travel bag
THE SHEARS nail kit
Aside from some floss, a toothbrush, and some toothpaste, this kit comes with everything you need as a man to get yourself together in the morning.  I was impressed with the quality of “The Plow” and the “Lawn Mower”.  These grooming tools are made from high quality materials and will last a long time.  “The Shears” nail kit was also solid.  The “Crop Cleanser” hair and body wash smelled great, as did the “Crop Preserver” and “Crop Reviver”.  My only knock on the Perfect Package was the bag it came it.  It had a cheap feel and look to it.  I would have prefered a bag with less sheen and maybe a more flat leather look and feel as opposed to the texture this one had.  It felt like a weird deflated football.  Tom Brady would love it.
At $99 you’re making a commitment to bettering your grooming habits.  It may seem pricey, but if you parted the bag out and bought each item individually, you’re going to end up paying more.  So if you want to get yourself right and make your woman (or man, TSB doesn’t discriminate) happy, head over to Manscaped.com and pick up one for yourself.  They even offer just the “Nuts & Bolts” if you only want the Lawn Mower and Crop Preserver.
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Thanks to Kellogg’s I had the chance to speak with NBA All-Star and Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler the other day.  Jimmy is participating in the Buckets for Breakfast campaign, where Kellogg’s is encouraging everyone to show off their trick shots to fight childhood hunger.  I asked Jimmy some hard-hitting questions, and he didn’t pull any punches.   Read the rest of this entry »

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66th NBA All-Star Recap

February 28, 2017 by

Did you miss the 66th NBA All-star games? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The NBA All-Star 2017 ended on the score of 192-182 in favor of the Western Conference against the Eastern Conference. The thrilling final game happened at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans which is well of course a game that brought a lot of astonishments, shocks and surprises to the viewing public.

Sports backed by worldwide popularity are sites of pleasure and bets are being placed by individual fans and organizations from various stretch of the sports public. Usually, many basketball games are covered and under leisure and online gambling complex with which you can play for free or real money. Of course, the NBA All-Star game is not foreign to this obsession especially that basketball is distinctively stirring and extremely stimulating. Read the rest of this entry »