Hook

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Hook is a former athlete who co-owns and writes for Total Sports Blog. For updates on his articles and insights, be sure to follow Hook on twitter @HookTSB.

Ice Cube’s Big3 Basketball League made a pit stop in Chicago a couple of weeks ago on Sunday, July 23, and like many basketball fans I was intrigued.  I searched online for tickets, and found out through Ticketmaster that I could sit courtside for $750, second row for $250, 3rd row for $75, or a few sections back for $20.  After unsuccessfully asking multiple friends to cop tickets and join me, I came across a Groupon for $45 floor seats, purchased 2 and dragged my wife to the UIC Pavilion on a Sunday afternoon.  To say it was an underwhelming experience would be an understatement. Read the rest of this entry »

Basketball is one of the most exciting games that bettors love to speculate. This is the kind of game that provides ample opportunity to put wagers. The volatile and unpredictable nature of the game adds a lot to the excite-o-meter and provides ample challenging situation to make money from. NBA, therefore, is one of the top choices for betting and there are certain clearly defined ways of betting one should know before taking the plunge. Here is a detailed list of all the betting ways that every NBA bettor requires knowing to make money assuredly. Read the rest of this entry »

Online sports betting has taken the internet by storm. You can bet on anything from horse racing, car racing, basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and any other sport you can think of. Lots of folks enjoy betting on sports and doing it online adds a lot of convenience. Before you jump in and start betting on your favorite teams, it’s best to understand the world of betting and online betting.

What Exactly Is It?

In the old days, if you wanted to bet on a sporting event, you did so amongst your friends by creating your own pool. This still happens to this day for the sort of gambling that is all in wholesome fun with no serious payout. For those that were a tad bit more serious about their betting, they would go to the bookie. Horse racing is one of the most popular betting sports and it’s the one we often think of when we hear the word bookie. Baseball is another hot one with the bets being placed all throughout summer. One great website that helps people new to the sports gambling world is Cover The Spread 365 which offer free sports picks.  They break down every sports game each and everyday for free with the best sports betting trends and odds. Cover The Spread 365 does all the grind to find all the hidden gems and points you in the right direction when entering the journey of sports betting. There was a time in which this sort of gambling was illegal. Times have changed! Read the rest of this entry »

Even as the sun beats down quite generously over most of the regions, the athletes and the sports enthusiasts haven’t given up. And as the devotion towards achieving a fitter body increases within the non-sédentaires, scientists who are responsible for designing and manufacturing modern sportswear are fast at work to reduce the load on their users and make the sports apparels as user-friendly as possible. Well, the fact that it now requires ‘scientists and engineers’ to put in their expertise in developing sportswear is a bewildering thought in itself. We try to list down some performance enhancing sportswear which should be on your to-buy list:

  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

If you are fond of jogging, then the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 will be the best friend to your feet. It has been ranked number one among the latest range of Nike running shoes and rightly so, as the Pegasus 33 brings comfort, durability and affordability right at the tip of your toes. Several runners have chosen this model for high mileage runs since the breathability is top notch. And if you belong to the category of people who wish to have performance packed with good looks, then the Pegasus 33 range should not disappoint you. There are at least 12 colors to choose from! Lastly, you do not have to worry about the price tag anymore. You can simply use Jacamo discount codes to get striking offers on selected purchases. Read the rest of this entry »

JBL is partnering with the NBA to offer fans behind the scenes access to Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, and other top picks as they gear up for the NBA Draft tonight. Through live social engagements, a VIP event in NYC, and exclusive photo and video content during Draft week, there’s no better way to experience the Pulse of the Draft. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

QUICK REVIEW:

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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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:

QUICK REVIEW:

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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