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9th May 2012

Photo reblogged from NBA Off-Season with 208 notes

Gotta love it when teams come together, act like pro’s and dont surrender.  

nbaoffseason:

Tonight, the Bulls, Hawks and Nuggets all stared down elimination and took their Game 5s. 
Live to fight another day.
@parker_myers

Gotta love it when teams come together, act like pro’s and dont surrender.  

nbaoffseason:

Tonight, the Bulls, Hawks and Nuggets all stared down elimination and took their Game 5s. 

Live to fight another day.

@parker_myers

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9th May 2012

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OUCH!!!! LOL →

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8th May 2012

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Health and Fitness News Room: Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030 →

madsweat:

 Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and other developed nations. In the United States, 27% of adults are obese and an additional 34% are overweight. Research in the past decade has shown that genetic influences clearly predispose some individuals to obesity. The marked increase in prevalence, however, appears to be attributable to a toxic environment that implicitly discourages physical activity while explicitly encouraging the consumption of supersized portions of high-fat, high-sugar foods. Management of the obesity epidemic will require a two-pronged approach. First, better treatments, including behavioral, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions, are needed for individuals who are already obese. The second and potentially more promising approach is to prevent the development of obesity by tackling the toxic environment. This will require bold public policy initiatives such as regulating food advertising directed at children. The authors call not for the adoption of a specific policy initiative, but instead propose that policy research, based on viewing obesity as a public health problem, become a central focus of research.

American Journal of Preventive Health

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17th April 2012

Link reblogged from The Official Blog of MadSweat with 59 notes

The Official Blog of MadSweat: Good Eats: Miso Chicken →

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Ingredients


  • 1/4 cup
    rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoonslower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoonshoney
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonswhite miso
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonschile paste (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2 tablespoonsminced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoonsdark sesame oil, divided
  • (6-ounce) skinless,…

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13th April 2012

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NexGen Athlete NFL Mock Draft 2.0

1.) Indianapolis Colts - QB Andrew Luck, Stanford

          No change here as this pick hasn’t changed for 2 years.

          Previous- Andrew Luck

2.) Washington Redskins - QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor

          Washington didn’t trade up to get Kahlil.

          Previous- Robert Griffin III


3.) TRADE Miami Dolphins- QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

          Minnesota gets lucky as the Dolphins panic and trade up to take Tannehill.  To Tannehill’s credit, he’s an athletic kid and has big upside.

          Previous- Vikings - Matt Kahlil

4.) Cleveland Browns - RB Trent Richardson, Alabama

          Did anyone else see how dominant Richardson looked at his pro-day? Knocking down Browns RB coach Gary Brown might have been a foreshadowing of Richardson knocking on the door in Cleveland.  Even with the short life span of a RB, Richardson is too good to pass up on.

          Previous - Trent Richardson

5.) Tampa Bay Bucs - DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

          The Bucs have invested a bunch into their Secondary this off-season so even though Clairborne makes more sense, I think they’ll go D-Line with this pick to help out McCoy and Price.  This D-Line can be really scary if they play to their potential.

          Previous- Melvin Ingram

6.) St. Louis Rams - WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

            You HAVE to give Bradford someone to throw to… The only exception is if Richardson is on the board at 6 do the Rams not take a WR.  They might take a few in the draft.

          Previous- Justin Blackmon

7.) Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Morris Claiborne, LSU

          If Claiborne gets taken higher, expect Michael Floyd out of ND to be selected here.  Fortunately for the Jag’s, my draft has Claiborne slip here and they snatch the best Defensive Back in the draft.

         Previous- Morris Claiborne

8.) TRADE Minnesota Vikings- OT Matt Kahlil, Southern California

          How about this? Vikings give up their #3 pick and still pick up Kahlil. The top of this draft is extremely talented and Kahlil can go to the Jag’s also. But we’ll put Kahlil here at 8.

          Previous- Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill


9.) Carolina Panthers - WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

          With Poe slipping and Steve Smith signing a 3-year extension means the Panthers are all in on Cam Newton (as they should be).  This offense can now compete in that Offense heavy NFC South.

          Previous- Fletcher Cox

10.) Buffalo Bills - LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College

          With Floyd off the board, the Buffalo Bills continue to add to that seemingly better defense.  Kuechly gives the Bills a solid middle to go along with that potentially dominant edge rush in Williams and Anderson.

          Previous- Michael Floyd


11.) Kansas City Chiefs - DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State

          Kansas City gets lucky as the best DT in the draft falls in their lap at 11.  That already improved Defense gets even better by strengthening up that middle.

          Previous- Dontari Poe


12.) Seattle Seahawks - OL David Decastro, Stanford

          I’d really like to put Coples here, but he seems to be real inconsistent as to where Decastro might be the most consistent.  With big investments in Lynch and Flynn, the Seahawks take the 2nd best O-Lineman in the draft.

          Previous- David Decastro

13.) Arizona Cardinals - OT Riley Reiff, Iowa

          Kuechly is off the board so the Card’s beef up that O-Line with the second best Tackle in the draft.  He’ll open up holes for Beanie and protect Kolb.

          Previous- Luke Kuechly


14.) Dallas Cowboys - S Mark Barron, Alabama

          The Cowboys need help in a lot of areas but even Jerry Jones understands that the biggest hole they had on last years team was the secondary.  Barron is polished under Nick Saban and has great instinct.  To me, he has the ball skills similar to Ed Reed… Yes, Ed Reed.

          Previous- Mark Barron

15.) Philadelphia Eagles - DT Michael Brockers, LSU

         Philadelphia’s defense was one of the best pass-rushing teams in the NFL and now they beef up that D-Line with Brockers who was a huge part of that National Championship run for the Tigers last college season.

          Previous- Michael Brockers

16.)TRADE Tennessee Titans- CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama

          The Jets need more than just a few players to improve so they get a few more draft picks as the Titans pick before the Bengals and replace Cortland Finnegan with Dre.  Just like the Dr., Dre smokes weed everyday… but when he’s not glossy eyed, he’s as good as it gets.

          Previous- Jets- Courtney Upshaw


17.) Cincinnati Bengals - CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina

          The Bengals miss out on the Dre Kirkpatrick sweepstakes and have to pick up a corner before a run begins on the position.  Gilmore as just as much upside as Kirkpatrick and should be a great compliment to Leon Hall.

          Previous- Riley Reiff

18.) San Diego Chargers - OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia

          Whose going to replace mammoth Marcus McNeil? How about mammoth Cordy Glenn.

          Previous- Cordy Glenn

19.) Chicago Bears - DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina

          The Bears luck out as Coples questionable motor drops him to 19.  He’s big, fast, athletic, strong, and dominant.  Remind you of another former Tar-Heel DE?? hmmmmm….

          Previous- Quinton Coples

20.) TRADE New York Jets - WR Reuban Randle, LSU

          The Jets have to add more receivers… Whether its Hill, Wright, Randle, or Fleener, They have to have more playmakers… Unless Tebow is going to play WR ;)

          Previous- Titans - Dre Kirkpatrick

21.) Cincinnati Bengals - OT Mike Adams, Ohio State

          Bengals have a nice draft by adding Gilmore and now Adams.  He’s a big offensive lineman and being from Ohio State, the Bengals should know this kid better than anyone else in the League.

          Previous - Stephon Gilmore


22.) Cleveland Browns - WR Kendall Wright, Baylor

          How about adding the best hands in the draft for McCoy to throw to.  This is McCoy’s last shot at the starting job so he better lobby for better receivers.

          Previous- Stephen Hill

         

23.) Detroit Lions - LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama

          Detroit had a dominant offense however they need a tackle and maybe a playmaker to compliment Johnson but they will add to that later in the draft…   Here, why not add a MLB to lead that defense for 10 years.

          Previous- Mike Adams

24.) Pittsburgh Steelers - DT Dontari Poe, Memphis

          How about this? The Steelers draft D-line 3 years in a row with their first pick.  However, this might be the best of them.  He’s the prototypical 3-4 lineman and fits well with the Steelers. He’ll have a chance to learn from Hampton and really excel on a Defense that has more than just a few playmakers.

           Previous- Coby Fleener

25.) Denver Broncos - TE Coby Fleener, Stanford

          Peyton Manning really excelled in Indy when a fast, pass catching TE from Iowa (who had questionable blocking skills) was drafted with the 24th pick in ‘03.  Fleener is bigger than Clark, faster, more athletic, stronger, and overall I think Fleener is the BIGGEST steal in the draft.

           Previous- Kendall Wright


26.) Houston Texans - WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech

          Andre Johnson on one side is hard enough for a defense to prepare for… Now imagine a 6’4 receiver that can run a 4.3 on the other side of him.  The best offense in the NFL just got better.

          Previous- Jonathan Martin

27.) New England Patriots - LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

          New England needs help rushing the passer and Upshaw will be an instant impact from day one.  He’s a high character guy and will fit right in with the team first attitude of New England.

          Previous- Shea Mcclellin

28.) Green Bay Packers - RB Doug Martin, Boise State

          If Green Bay had a running game to go along with that passing attack, 16-0 seems more than attainable.  They get a poor man’s Ray Rice in Martin.

          Previous- Janoris Jenkins


29.) Baltimore Ravens - Chandler Jones, Syracuse

          Baltimore misses out on Upshaw, Hightower, and Fleener but that might be a blessing in disguise.  Chandler Jones might have the most upside out of all of them and I give him a comparison to Aldon Smith who dominated last year as a rookie.

          Previous- Dont’a Hightower


30.) San Francisco 49ers - DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

          Worthy is definitely worthy of a 1st round pick.  San Fran adds to that stout run defense with a solid DT.

          Previous- Jerel Worthy

31.) New England Patriots - S Harrison Smith, Notre Dame

          New England knows that they have to improve on that pass defense and Harrison Smith is a Patriot just waiting to be drafted.

          Previous- Harrison Smith

32.) New York Giants - RB Lamar Miller, Miami

          New York lost its big boy in Brandon Jacobs but its okay since it seems that they are going to a heavy pass attack anyway.  Why not add a 3rd down back that has homerun potential with every touch.

          Previous- Peter Konz

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11th April 2012

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Being an Oriole is tough! 
Look at his fading smile! haha

source: Bleacher Report

Being an Oriole is tough! 

Look at his fading smile! haha

source: Bleacher Report

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11th April 2012

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OchoCinco needs to take notes!! →

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11th April 2012

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Strong words from Michael Irvin about the Saints bounty scandal…
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thatsportsdude:

Michael Irvin lays motionless on the field at Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia after suffering a neck injury that would later force the Hall of Fame wideout to retire during the 1999 NFL season.
Recently, Irvin sounded off on his thoughts about the New Orleans Saints “bounty system” saying, “Since you were a baby you’ve understood never to harm another person physically, and on this tape he’s talking about taking out another players ACL.’ ‘I almost threw up when I heard it.’ ‘It pulled back any covers that I may have had for a coach.’ ‘If he is out of the league forever – forever – it would only be the right thing to do.’”
New rules have been imposed to decrease the amount of devastating injuries players may suffer over the course of their football career, but with bounty programs and other forms of cash incentives for injuring opposing players, it seems unlikely the NFL will be able to solve its problem without the use of heavy fines and suspensions.

Strong words from Michael Irvin about the Saints bounty scandal…

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thatsportsdude:

Michael Irvin lays motionless on the field at Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia after suffering a neck injury that would later force the Hall of Fame wideout to retire during the 1999 NFL season.

Recently, Irvin sounded off on his thoughts about the New Orleans Saints “bounty system” saying, “Since you were a baby you’ve understood never to harm another person physically, and on this tape he’s talking about taking out another players ACL.’ ‘I almost threw up when I heard it.’ ‘It pulled back any covers that I may have had for a coach.’ ‘If he is out of the league forever – forever – it would only be the right thing to do.’”

New rules have been imposed to decrease the amount of devastating injuries players may suffer over the course of their football career, but with bounty programs and other forms of cash incentives for injuring opposing players, it seems unlikely the NFL will be able to solve its problem without the use of heavy fines and suspensions.

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11th April 2012

Photo reblogged from NBA Off-Season with 98 notes

If Rip can stay healthy the rest of the way, the Bulls could possibly rest Rose a couple extra Playoff games if necessary.


nbaoffseason:

Richard Hamilton was in the land of the lost, but tonight he rejoined the land of the living. A basketball player got to do basketball things: 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast
While elsewhere Derrick Rose has been staring at a melting stick of butter since the National Anthem.

If Rip can stay healthy the rest of the way, the Bulls could possibly rest Rose a couple extra Playoff games if necessary.

nbaoffseason:

Richard Hamilton was in the land of the lost, but tonight he rejoined the land of the living. A basketball player got to do basketball things: 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

While elsewhere Derrick Rose has been staring at a melting stick of butter since the National Anthem.

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10th April 2012

Photo reblogged from SI Photo Blog with 455 notes

siphotos:

Michael Jordan dribbles Charles Barkley during a 1991 playoff game between the Bulls and Sixers. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley | Michael Jordan

siphotos:

Michael Jordan dribbles Charles Barkley during a 1991 playoff game between the Bulls and Sixers. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley | Michael Jordan

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