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March Madness Starts Now

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 12, 2011

Now that college football is finished and professional football will be soon, it's time to turn one's attention to mens college basketball. Already there are some teams that look to be dominant and there are some familiar names and some not so familiar, so far. We are going to look at only the undefeated teams so far in Division I....here we go.

Duke - Once again, the Duke Blue Devils are coming out of the gate hot - no they are absolutely scorching hot. A 15-0 record to start the season. Absolutely dominant basketball. They are 2-0 in conference play so far. Curently, Duke sits... (more)

Tags: duke, ohio state, ncaa basketball, mens college basketball, syracuse, blue devils

Trade Offs

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 11, 2011

When I was pregnant with my first son, I almost had a miscarriage and was put on bed rest. I had to quit my job. My husband and I had been married only 9 months when I got pregnant. It wasn't planned, but that's just how things go sometimes. I didn't go back to work in any capacity until my youngest was in kindergarten, that was about a 10 year span. When I did go back to work, I worked out of my home so that I could be at home when the kids got out of school for the day. I haven't worked outside the home since.

I was lucky enough to be able to do this, but it was a trade off in... (more)

Tags: parenting, children, moms, kids, stay at home moms, parenting choices

Done and Done

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 11, 2011

I am a certified sports freak. I have watched sports most of my life and I enjoy almost all of them. I can watch a sporting match up of any kind rather than anything else on TV. It's what I would rather pay money to go to see. But over the last 30 something college football bowl games, I've watched probably an hour max. My heart just wasn't in it.

I've tried to figure out why someone who is as addicted to sports as I am would not watch one of the highlight events of the year - the college bowl season. I've come up with several answers and I think I may not be the only one who feels... (more)

Tags: bcs, college football, ncaa football, college bowl games

Your Own Personal Cyrano

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 10, 2011

In the world of online dating, some will tell you that presentation is everything. That is most likely true to a point and with that the job of online dating coach has now come to fruition. For all those who are just not sure how and what to do in an online dating experience, the coach is there to help you have success or so they claim.

For a fee, you can hire an online dating coach to help you make the most of your online dating experience. They help write and refine your profile, some will even write it for you completely. They will help pick out your profile picture. They guide... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, online dating, online dating coach, cyrano

0 For

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 10, 2011

So, I should probably never be allowed to pick another NFL game outcome or I should be given a job immediately as an NFL talking head....either way I went 0 for 4 in my playoff picks this weekend. Let's examine why.

Seattle over the Saints. Now, I am far and away not the only person to pick the Saints. I think just about everyone in America, outside of Seahawks fans, picked the Saints to win. Not too many expected a 7 and 9 team to beat the defending Super Bowl champions. But beat them they did. The Saints were reduced to an even more one dimensional team when the running backs... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, jets, seahawks, packers, ravens, nfl football playoff picks

Don't Get Crazy People

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 7, 2011

The Heat and Magic have amassed 7 game win streaks and people are going off the deep end. They are the greatest ever. Their teams can't lose. No one can stop these teams. Don't get crazy people.

The Heat took a long time to gel and finally start trying to play like a team, but the 7 game win streak says more about what they are not than what they are. They have beaten 2 top tier teams - well 1 top tier team and 1 team that appears top tier but it's really not. The Lakers and the Knicks. The Lakers are a top tier team but have struggled of late and the Heat got them on the down... (more)

Tags: basketball, nba, heat, magic, hawks, celtics, bulls, knicks

HOF Bypasses Steroids Again

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 7, 2011

The 2011 Hall of Fame inductees were announced today and they included just two, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven. Alomar received 90% of the votes and Blyleven 79.7%. Those believed, known, or suspected to be involved with steroids were far down the list in percentage voting.

Jeff Bagwell, whose playing during the steroids era has many "suspecting" that he used them without proof received 41.7% of the votes. Mark McGuire received 19.8%. Rafael Palmeiro received 11%. Bagwell is a source of much controversy in the baseball community with many saying he is guilty by association and... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, hall of fame voting, roberto alomar, bert blyleven

Your Baby Is Fat

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 7, 2011

The American Journal Of Health Promotion conducted a long-term health study on 7500 babies born in 2001. The study concluded that 32 percent of babies in the U.S. were found to be too fat by 9 months of age, and more than 34 percent of them were overweight or obese by the time they were 2 years old.

The height (length was used for infants) and weight of the kids was measured at 9 months and 2 years of age. The study then compared those measurements to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines on their growth charts. Kids who were found to be over the 85th percentile for weight... (more)

Tags: parenting, nutrition, childhood obesity, fat babies, eating, overweight children

Playoffs Day 2

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 4, 2011

The playoffs march into Sunday with two games. One that could be a blow out and one that could be one of the best games of the year. You never know how these things will play out though and the unexpected can happen more than you think.

In the first game on Sunday, we have the Ravens vs the Chiefs. The Ravens have played like a team without a rudder a lot of the season. They have won big, come up big, and then fallen flat. Their defense with Ed Reed is still one of the best in the league. It's their offense where they are a bit shaky. Joe Flacco is a quarterback along the lines... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, playoffs, eagles, chiefs, packers, ravens

Playoffs?! Playoffs?!

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 4, 2011

The first weekend of the NFL playoffs gets underway on Saturday. The wildcard weekend with some wild matchups or at least unexpected ones. The reigning Super Bowl champ Saints have to play the first weekend and the perennial playoff team the Colts barely get in.

First up, the Colts vs Jets. The Colts barely get in and I think the Jets coach talked their way in. The Colts have suffered devastating losses due to injury this season. Every time you turned around another Colts player was out for the season. Peyton Manning has picked the team up and carried it for most of the season... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, colts, playoffs, saints, nfc, afc, jets, seahawks

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