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Breaking the age barrier: Sport’s oldest champions

By Abergele Jones, published on Mar 25, 2014

However, not only have the adverts promoting an active, gym-going lifestyle started power-lifting for your attention, but it has shone an interesting light on age.

It was noted by several online platforms that, if Roger Federer wins one of the three remaining major tennis tournaments of 2014, he will be one of the ten oldest winners of a Grand Slam. Wimbledon is set to serve 23rd June, by which time, Federer will only be 32 – hardly a geriatric player.

If you want sports stars in their twilight years, look to John Whittemore for a little inspiration. Sadly now passed, John was... (more)

Tags: football, tennis, cycling

What to Expect on Super Sunday

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 1, 2014

... out of sync if Seattle can get pressure.

4. The weather that wasn't

Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first northern Super Bowl played outdoors. And it's not looking like it'll snow.

However, how both teams deal with the crosswinds at MetLife Stadium will be interesting. The footballs can get slick in "cool" weather, and if the winds begin to pick up, the kicking game, and even some of the passing game will be affected. This should affect Denver more than Seattle considering the Seahawks tend to run more than the Broncos do.

Overall, it looks like it'll be another... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, nyc, new jersey, championship, super bowl, new york city, national football league, 2014, american football, pro football, seattle seahawks, denver broncos

Last-gasp drama as Celtic head to the Euro group stages

By Shaun Gibson, published on Aug 28, 2013

Image: http://www.bbc.co.uk

Scottish Wing King James Forrest puts Celtic into the Champions League Group stages on the 92nd minute

CELTIC 3 (Commons 45+1, Samaras 48, Forrest 90+2)

SHAKHTER KARAGANDY 0

CELTIC booked their place in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the second consecutive season in the most dramatic fashion, beating Shakhter Karagandy 3-0 at home.

The Hoops were trailing 2-0 from the first leg but a wonderful James Forrest winner two minutes into stoppage time added to Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras´ strikes on either side... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, sport and tagged celtic 3-2 shakhter karagandy, champions league group stage, champions league qualifier, commons 45

Overcoming Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain to Success

By Shaun Gibson, published on Jul 31, 2013

Image courtesy of the Scottish Daily Record

The picture above I am bottom row, left hand side on one knee, at a time I was taking on the world in pain, sadly the pain got too bad I had to stop being a football manager. I made a decent paid level and it was my life. For anyone outside the USA it is Soccer. I was a Soccer Coach/Manager and won 19 trophies in my 15 years as a Manager/Coach, this was "My thing" It was my world away from life

When the disability hit I was a Baker on a brilliant wage and had to stop. I was put on Disability (Working) as I kept fixing computers... (more)

Tags: football, blog, my story, chronic fatigue, recovery, injury, a moment, all over pain now, broken leg, chronic pain syndrome, in another life, my disabilty, proper football, simon

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

By Shaun Gibson, published on Jul 29, 2013

Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart.A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011.A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.A dog named "Leao" sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, terrorism, politics, love, life, sport, pictures, fun, random, changes to our world, out of this world, outer space, technology and weird stuff, animal kingdom

2012 NFL Year Kicks Off On a Suddenly Somber Note

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Aug 6, 2012

The NFL's Hall of Fame weekend usually signals the true countdown until the kickoff of the season.

This year's much-anticipated Hall of Fame weekend saw the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio induct six new members of it's prestigious Hall of Fame on Saturday night, leading up to the usually fun-to-watch Hall of Fame game Sunday.

However, despite the, also much-anticipated, Hall of Fame game between the post-bounty scandal New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL suffered a tragic loss as news spread about the sudden discovery of the death of Garrett Reid,... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, usa, hall of fame, 2012, philadelphia eagles, arizona cardinals, new orleans saints, preseason, garrett reid

The Battle for 1st In the AFC West

By robertanchor, published on Dec 13, 2011

It looks like the NFL has a battle going on in the AFC west, and it wont be over till the final week of the season. It’s been a tight race to the top of the division and it seems that neither of the teams are giving ground. A division that’s been somewhat predictable these past several years; suddenly has started to take on a new shape. The former AFL West franchises have been dominated primarily by the San Diego Chargers, who back in 1964 won the AFL Championship after a land slide victory over the then Boston Patriots. A team that once spent one season in Los Angeles was put in AFC WEST division... (more)

Tags: football, broncos, raiders, chiefs, chargers

A Tale of Woe

By gt281, published on Nov 22, 2011

Now that the season of football maximus is in full swing, I thought I’d tell you a tale of woe, death (almost) and misery that happened not long ago in the arena of the gridus maximus.

It’s a true story (mostly)…Well, OK, it’s 100% true.

For you see, I remember a yon year gone by, when two mighty armies did grabble upon the iron grid. Two mighty armies did toil and battle that day, for a gleaming ring and a championship did lay ahead. They fought upon an iron grid in the Eastern lands, two mighty armies that day, one of blue and white (boo, boo, boo), one of the black and silver... (more)

Tags: football, raiders

3 Gridiron Goods for Girls

By Glenn T, published on Sep 6, 2011

It is difficult to mark the passing from summer into fall, even in my land of threes, without noting the glorious return of our real national pastime: football. What has for the past six months been my passing, ancillary and utterly marginal interest in sports has now turned into a ravenous information, betting and televised game-play hungry beast that no one dares leave unsatiated. The American obsession with this weekly symphony of violence is well-documented and ever-growing, but not truly understood. I, for one, believe that as our society has become more and more gentrified (i.e. wussified)... (more)

Tags: football, relationships, entertainment, women, sports, blog, television

Victory - Play by Play

By Jack Bates, published on Jul 25, 2011

The smell of fresh cut grass in the humid late August heat did little to cover the stench of teenage males battling each other over inches in a game that none but the combatants cared about. Lucky for me I’m allergic to fresh cut grass so my bloody nose, cut that stench with a metallic sweetness. A sweetness that always awakened a part of my soul that was only legal to unleash between the sidelines on game day. They broke their huddle.Sauntering up to my line of scrimmage they settled in to their formation. Squatting down, I ease in to my three point stance, left foot slightly farther back.... (more)

Tags: football, victory, high school, glory, defining moment, defense, offense

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