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August 28, 2013

Love Sport? Why Not Study It at University?

This week, Facebook tells me, marks the tenth anniversary of my A-Level results. Depressing thoughts, much like hangovers, take days to dissipate these days but it has nudged my rusty noggin into remembering my fast and loose decisions with respect to University. My course preferences were as much based on whim as they were interest and my choice of institution was largely based on how nice the prospectus was.

Knowing now how vital these decisions are, I’d like to think that if I were to do it again I’d spend far greater energy in choosing the right course.

With such a bright spotlight shining on Sport in the UK since the 2012 Olympics, there has never been such [...]

 
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August 21, 2013

Lean In with the 99ers

I’m a HUGE fan of empowerment. I’m a huge fan of positive role models. And, being a father of a middle school daugher, I even more of a bigger fan of women doing positive things that dramatically shift society.

That’s a big statement, but the following video lives up to that hype.

Recently, Jessica Bennett from Lean In (yes the same Lean In organization inspired by the Sheryl Sandberg book…) sat down with 3 of the well-known and respected star athletes from the 1999 USA Women’s Soccer Team – Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and Julie Foudy.

Watch the fun, insightful video interview and see some of the mindset these ladies had at the [...]

 
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August 20, 2013

Principles of a Successful Triathlon Bike

For your first few triathlons you probably borrowed a bike or dusted off the old bike that’s been hiding in the garage for the past decade, but now that you have done a few races and you know you love the sport, it’s time to find the perfect racing bike. As you begin the search for triathlete bikes, you may quickly become overwhelmed with the process—after all, tri bikes can range from several hundred dollars on the low end to more than you would pay for a car on the high end. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down the right bike for you.

Aerodynamics Trumps Weight

Training and competition tri bikes generally come in four different materials—aluminum, steel, [...]

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August 19, 2013

#ITNVOTD – Lugnuts Pitcher Saves His Face

This particular story has some personal significance to me because my son played on the Lugnuts little league team so of course it had to be added to our Visuals of the Day stream…

Story via The Daily Dot

Daniel Norris is a pitcher for the Lansing Lugnuts, the class-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Pitching to Western Michigan shortstop David Gonzalez in a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning, Norris saw a fastball get whipped right back up the middle of the diamond.

BTW – this made ESPN SportsCenter and was #4 on the Top 10 list. Glad Norris is OK.

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