The media has done it again. And maybe their respective leagues have found a new media and marketing niche to latch onto. But when Jason Collins officially came out last summer, and Michael Sam just two weeks ago, the country began to seriously talk about openly gay athletes, and how groundbreaking it is for them to do what they're doing.
The word "courageous" comes up a lot when talking about those two. And, maybe understandably so depending on your opinion of gay athletes, let alone the timing of all of this coverage.
Yet, they aren't really breaking any new ground as far... Read More
How 'bout them apples? The city of Seattle is beside itself after the rare event that one of its teams not just won but dominated a world championship sporting contest. Admittedly, it felt so righteous to be on the dishing side of a monumental walloping. Most definitely I give homage to the true fans who live and breathe the ups and downs of the team and commit to it on a very deep level. I understand this commitment as seen through my grandpa and dad where the WSU Cougs are concerned. As the years tick by, a connection to a team can sometimes become so engrained that you wonder if you ever... Read More
In recent years many sports like baseball and football have received black marks from fans because of all the drug use. These players put a cloud of doubt over the entire organization and some fans simply get fed up and stop following their favorite teams. The recent rise in popularity of fantasy leagues has really brought back many of those fans who now find the games more exciting when they have a vested interest in them.
The first reason that fantasy sports websites are gaining in popularity is because it allows friends to compete in sports on a level playing field. Regardless of... Read More
Imagine being at the top of a mountain completely surrounded by beautiful, untouched dry champagne-like powder snow. The air is crisp and clean. The anticipation builds as you prepare to carve up the snow. To get here, you climbed onto a helicopter which carried you and maybe a couple of friends in comfort to this amazing destination. On this day, this mountain belongs to you. This is heli-skiing in BC.
There is nothing quite like BC heli-skiing. The Selkirk and Purcell mountains are considered the world capital and birthplace of heli-skiing. Since the 1960s, this area has been known... Read More
Kettlebell training has certainly become an indispensable fitness tool for some champion athletes and famous celebrities around the world. Kettlebell training is not only superior to most of form of training for athletic development, it is a great and simple tool for shedding the fat in the body which is obviously important for everyone. It is no wonder that kettlebell has only increased in its popularity when most of the other fitness trend are fading off. As a kettlebell instructor, I know certain kettlebell exercises are great for increasing the metabolism and losing the fat in the... Read More
Jerseys are an important part of every sports fan. Sports jerseys are a way of expressing your love for the sport and support to the team. Every sports fan wants to wear a jersey of his choice and hang out with his friends and family during the game. Jerseys are considered a symbol of the dedication to the sport and stands for the craze among the fans for their favorite team. Due to their immense importance and penchant from the fans of every sport, jerseys are in huge demand. It is difficult to get a jersey of one’s choice.
Sports jerseys are always out of stock. If available, it is... Read More
A fishing leader is a line that is connected to the end of the main fishing line. It is the line fishing lures and rigs are tied into. Attaching the two lines is basically done by tying them both with a knot or a swivel which acts as the joining device for both lines.
There are reasons why anglers use a leader line. First, it is used to supply added protection from the sharp edged teeth of the fish, reefs and rocks. The other reason is that a number of fishing lines are extremely detectible underwater, so anglers use the more invisble leader to attach their fishing lures. This helps... Read More
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