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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.

3 years ago my brothers and I pooled our money together to buy my father a special gift for his 60th birthday.  We got him a 60″ TV and what we thought was a nice TV stand to put it on.  All was well until the Alphaline Glass and Metal TV Stand purchased at Sears crumbled into a million pieces, destroying the TV in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Thanks to Gillette, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Tight End OJ Howard and his very proud father Kareem.  Gillette had Kareem mic’d up for his son’s rookie debut, and then let OJ watch the game through his father’s eyes in the above video. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Anthony “Spice” Adams teams up with Kelloggs this week to surprise Chicago and Green Bay fans with a “sunny” start to their day, complete with a mobile game day breakfast cart and milk dispensing keg as fans set up their tailgates.

Spice Adams will be making sure fans at Soldier Field here in Chicago get their day started off on the right foot with Raisin Bran before the game.  So if you plan on heading out to the game on Sunday, make sure you get there early and keep an eye out for the Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cart and Spice Adams.

When it comes to the sport of boxing, many people would question its nobility. This is especially the case with today’s boxing where boxers take hype to the next level. However, behind that hype and lack of humility lies a humble individual with a past that should be emulated. It is difficult for an ordinary fan to see that in a great fighter. Thanks to the greatest boxing films ever made, they are able to overlook the hype and explore the very foundation and morals that make that boxer great. Some of those films include:

Rocky

It tells a tale of the famous boxer Rocky Balboa who would never give up in boxing despite his series of losses. He was full of humility and worked hard to get a chance to be the best despite his poor winning record. Fate would have it that he would become great after a chance came from nowhere to fight the heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. He beat Apollo Creed and achieved his longtime dream of holding the heavyweight championship title. From that determination and persistent to be the best paid off at last which is a good lesson young modern boxers can learn from. Get, the best boxing betting advice from experts to improve your odds. Access the latest preview of the upcoming boxing matches to stay ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

The good people at Naked Nutrition reached out to me and asked me to give their pre-workout supplement, Naked Energy, a try.  While I work out regularly, I generally don’t use supplements of any kind.  I’ll crush a protein bar after one or two workouts a week, but that’s about it.  Regardless, I gave Naked Energy a go.

QUICK REVIEW

Effectiveness: A-

Taste: C-

Side Effects: B-

Price: A-

Overall: B

With only 10 premium, non GMO ingredients, Naked Nutrition’s Naked Energy is for the health conscious go-getter who wants that extra “umph” before their workout.  While I wasn’t a fan of the taste, I did feel a sense of alertness and energy that I didn’t have a half hour prior to ingesting the supplement.  I made the mistake one morning of taking Naked Energy on an empty stomach, and got a wicked headache, but otherwise Naked Energy did the trick.

For $39.99 you get 50 servings, which should last you about 2 months.  If you’re interested, you can scoop a tub of Naked Energy here, or order through Amazon.com.

FULL REVIEW:   Read the rest of this entry »

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 »