Posts Tagged ‘sports’

The Best Fishing Spots In Port Aransas, TX

Port Aransas, Texas is located on Mustang Island in the southeastern region of the state and roughly 180 miles southeast of San Antonio. Port Aransas‘ unique geography has helped to make the small town (less than 4,000 year-round residents) a popular resort/vacation area, especially in spring and summer when the population regularly exceeds 60,000.

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Adaptive Fitness Equipment for Rehabilitation & Everyday Workouts

arm-pedal-exerciserAbout 10 percent of the world’s population, or 650 million people, live with a disability. Despite living with a disability, people still get out and work out or enjoy fitness activities. Disabled people might also practice fitness during rehab perhaps after an accident. Many people often ask what the best exercise equipment is for a disabled person, whether for rehab or simply to continue working out. Continue reading “Adaptive Fitness Equipment for Rehabilitation & Everyday Workouts” »

Athletic Things to Do in Cape Cod This Summer

If you’re an athlete looking for excitement and relaxation on a vacation, look no further than Cape Cod, Massuchsetts. The cape is full of exciting adventures and new things to try, and the best thing about being on the coast are the long beaches and water sports. The cape also offers a collection of hiking and walking trails for the active soul looking for a peaceful getaway, yet an activity that still gets the heart pumping. Continue reading “Athletic Things to Do in Cape Cod This Summer” »

Who Has the Most Loyal Big Ten Fans?

After the Reddit survey exploded in social media about the most hated teams in college football, it’s time to look at the other side of the coin. How about the teams with the most loyal fans? Let’s see what the BusinessInsider.com’s ranking turned out for the Big Ten. The website based its findings by studying every football fan base year in and year out, and came up with the top 15.

Overall Winner: Nebraska

Out of all football teams in the nation, Nebraska fans are considered the most loyal. Despite the lack of a national championship in more than a decade, its fans didn’t turn its back on the Cornhuskers. Proof? Since 1962, the 91-000 seat Memorial Stadium has always sold out. And even if it’s a road game, Nebraska fans will be glued to the tellies to cheer for their team.

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Christmas Gifts for Bowlers

Tis the season for gift giving! While Santa is busy making a list, checking it twice, and finding out who’s naughty and nice, you should be making a list and checking it twice for bowling enthusiasts because we’ve compiled a list of gifts they would love to find under the Christmas tree or in their stocking! Since everyone else on your list won’t be as fun to shop for, make your life easy and give them an e gift card!

Bowling Pin Cocktail Shaker

 

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Ziplining: The New Adventure for Thrill Seekers

For so long, it seemed that bungee jumping was the ultimate daredevil activity to try out on an outdoor vacation. Now, more and more locations are offering zip-lining for thrill-seeking visitors. Beyond just the exhilaration of the activity itself, zip-line courses also often allow visitors access to a view of nature that is hard to get in other ways.

If you’re not familiar with this relatively new activity, a zip-line consists of a pulley on a wire that is set up on an incline. Users can then use gravity to their advantage as they travel from the top to the bottom of the zip-line course by holding onto the pulley. Zip-line courses range from short lines that are featured in children’s playgrounds to longer lines set up as part of ropes courses at outdoor resorts to even longer and higher rides that allow zip-liners to access forest canopies and other remote areas.

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5 Most Popular American Gymnasts

American women gymnastsOne of the most-viewed sports in the Olympics, women’s gymnastics have always stunned audiences because of the difficult but graceful performances by young gymnasts. Let’s revisit the past Olympic Games and look at the five women who shook the balance on earth because of their powerful acrobatic moves.

 

1. Mary Lou Retton

Competing at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Mary Lou Retton is the first female gymnast outside of Eastern Europe to win the competition’s all-around title. She won the gold medal after achieving a perfect score of 10 in the vault, the competition’s final event. She also competed in individual and team competitions and won two silver and two bronze medals.

With her wide and welcoming smile, she soared to stardom and became America’s sweetheart. She appeared in many commercial endorsements, making her a household name.

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10 Best Baseball Movies

July’s winding to a close, but there’s one way to make it feel like summer any time: baseball. When autumn winds start to blow in the not-so-distant future, keep the spirit of summer alive with America’s favorite pastime. Just pop one of these into the DVD player and you’ll instantly be transported to a beautiful sunny summer day.

10. Fever Pitch

A fairly simple romantic comedy, this movie resonates with any true diehard fan, but especially those who love the Red Sox. The love story follows a budding romance and watches it be tested by a complete obsession with baseball.

9. A League of Their Own

Based on the true story of the first professional women’s baseball team during the WWII, this film is a feel-good classic. It also brought one of the most famous lines into existence- “there’s no crying in baseball!”

8. Eight Men Out

This classic is about the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal, when the 1919 Chicago White Sox team is approached by gamblers to throw the world series.

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5 Unique 5k Races

A few of my running buddies and I are going to run a Color Run 5k this summer, where runners wear white outfits and are bombarded by color dust throughout the run, so that by the end each participant is a sweaty rainbow. It sounds like a ton of fun and it has me thinking- what other crazy runs are out there? So I did a bit of research and here are 5 of the craziest, most fun races in existence today.

1. The Runyon

This unique 5k takes places entirely within Yankee Stadium in New York. Runners travel through concourses, ramps, and a whole lot of stairs before they do a victory lap on the field’s warning track. Start times are staggered, but this still ends up being a pretty tight fit for the 4,000 participants. Even so, this race is a very cool experience for baseball fans. Proceeds go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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Bowling for Dollars is Back

Bowling For Dollars

The popular television game show, Bowling for Dollars is making a comeback. Bowling for Dollars was a franchise which made it a unique game show when it first aired in the 1960s. Being a franchise, Bowling for Dollars was not broadcasted nationally after being filmed in New York or Hollywood. Instead, local TV stations produced and televised episodes that included contestants from the area. The show was broadcasted in many large cities including Boston, Dallas, London, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before reaching its peak in the 1970s. Various stations still broadcasted Bowling for Dollars well after it reached its high point until February 2008 when a local station in Buffalo aired an abbreviated version of the show. Recently, a local station in Detroit decided to revive the show which is expected to air in September of 2013.

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