When athletes go bad

Sporting events ideally should be enjoyable for the players as well as the spectators. However, the players sometimes make it quite unpleasant by indulging in reckless behavior and throwing a fit about the outcome of the game. Over the decades there have been countless instances of unsportsmanlike behavior by some of the most well known athletes. Given below is a [...]

By |February 6th, 2014|Celebrities, Culture, Lists, Sport|3 Comments

The Controversy of Match Fixing in Professional Sports

Match fixing is the act of purposefully manipulating the outcome of a sporting event, usually for a specific incentive. There are countless slang terms for it, throwing, tanking, flopping, dumping, each of which is usually specific to a designated sport. Regardless of the name, there is no sport exempt from match fixing since it’s as easy as purposefully losing. It [...]

By |February 5th, 2014|Lists, Sport, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Which Leader Is Worth More? Jamie Dimon vs. Clayton Kershaw

Some of the most interesting baseball and life observations were made by Yankee Hall of Fame Catcher, Yogi Berra. A few of Yogi’s more memorable quotes are: “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.” “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” “You wouldn’t have won if we had beaten you.” Yes, Yogi is [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Current Events, Finance, Sport|1 Comment

Jogging – a yellow line to nowhere!

I have jogged for many years. Like many other sports and recreational activities, there are inherent hazards. A biker’s nightmare is getting run over by a bus, or a skier’s, crushing into a rock.  My worst nightmare is clipping. I use the term ‘clipping’ to describe the many falls and tumbles that I have taken over the years whilst jogging. [...]

By |January 24th, 2014|Culture, Health, Politics, Sport|1 Comment

3 Amazing New Uses for Airbag Technology

The airbag is a safety device that can be held accountable for saving thousands of lives. Since it was announced for commercial use in automobiles in the 1970s, safety experts have continually worked on improving the design and functionality of the bags. Now they come standard in nearly every single car on the road. The following airbags go beyond the [...]

By |January 22nd, 2014|Lists, Sport, Technology|1 Comment

Should College Athletes Be Compensated?

As the final BCS Bowl between Florida State and Auburn takes center stage, it is interesting to note that many of the players will be playing professionally in the near future. This will be the last BCS Championship as college football prepares to enter a new age with the next year’s College Football Playoffs. This will not only declare a [...]

By |January 6th, 2014|Sport|3 Comments

10 Adrenaline Junkie Sports That Will Blow You Away

What's Your Hobby? Everybody has their own unique ways of entertaining themselves. For some it's collecting stamps and growing small vegetable gardens. For others entertainment includes hurling yourself off of cliffs and cruising at speeds of over 100 MPH. Adrenaline junkies are a unique breed of human. They have an addiction to things that get their mind fired up - [...]

By |December 28th, 2013|Lists, Sport, Ten Things|1 Comment