Month: September 2013

Guess Who? What NBA Star has this Shark Tank in his Home?

 

 

 

 

 

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The answer? Gilbert Arenas! I can’t believe this is the second post about Gilbert Arenas on here. Any ways, Arenas put his home on the market for $3.5 million back in July and doesn’t seem like its been sold yet. What kind of person is going to purchase this home? That is a lot of up keep for the sharks, yes I understand that if someone buys a house for $3.5 million they are probably not having a problem with the cleaning, but seems like a lot of work!

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Green Bay Packers Send Equipment to College Team After Fire

via todaystmj4.com

The charitable heart of the Green Bay Packers is once again stepping up to help out others in need.

The Packers have donated 100 pieces of equipment to Concordia College in Alabama after a bus carrying football equipment and team members blew up.

The explosion happened before the scheduled Concordia-Miles College game last weekend, according to a statement from Concordia’s sister school, Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.

Team members were able to escape before the bus exploded.

CUW donor relations director Rick Riehl called the Packers to see if they could help.

The team gave the equipment, which matches CCA’s green-and-gold color scheme.

I recently finished up my MBA at Concordia College Chicago, which is another sister college of Concordia Selma. Mix that with the fact that the Packers are my favorite team I knew I had to write about this. Concordia Selma lost all their football equipment to a fire in the team bus. So what happened? The Packers stepped up and sent the team the equipment needed to continue the season that otherwise would have been forfeit.

Picture Courtesy of Concordia College

Picture Courtesy of Concordia College

This is one of the best things about being a Packers fan. Being publicly owned I feel the team is more likely to be charitable than other teams might. Don’t get me wrong other teams have different funds they support, but this is just extra for the Packers. Kudos to Green Bay for stepping up to Concordia College in Mequon’s request for help for a sister college. With that being said Selma, wear that green and yellow with pride and go get a bunch of wins!

P.S. Just so everyone understands that I do realize the Packers were not the only donors to Selma. You can read more about Selma’s donors HERE

 

Did You Know You Can Get Insurance for Fantasy Football???

via Marketplace.org

Fantasy football seems like a relatively simple — though nerdy — game: Draft a team; follow your player’s stats; trade; wheel and deal … and have your general manager dreams fufilled.

If you’re a serious fantasy player, there something you ought to know about: FantasyPlayerProtect.com. You can buy real insurance for the players on your make believe team.

“We’ve been die-hard fantasy gamers for a real long time,” explains Joe LaGiglia, one of the founders. “It was just one of those things that was built out of necessity. My brother and I just happened to  always draft the guys that got injured on our fantasy team, and we decided to do something business-wise with it.”

It’s a real insurance product — backed by an A-rated insurance company — and you pay a premium to protect your investment in the fantasy football league in the event that your player gets injured. The insurance can cover up to $1,000.

Feel like make-believe?

“Thirty-five million* gamers can’t be wrong,” retorts LaGiglia. “If you talk to any gamers out there, there’s a huge passion in — fantasy or not — there’s a lot of people who believe this is a real fun hobby that has gone mainstream.”fantasy-football

So let’s say you draft Adrian Peterson with the first pick of the draft and then you get this insurance, week 3 AP goes down for the season you get your entry fee back from this insurance. That’s a pretty good deal, but I am a little confused as to why this is a real thing? Here’s the deal I sign up for fantasy football knowing that all it takes is one bad break and my season is basically over, I don’t cry about my entry fee. Fantasy football is gambling, you win some you lose some that is the way it is. I think if any of my friends ever signed up for fantasy insurance they would lose their man card. Hey bro do you even fantasy football????

 

 

George H.W. Bush was a Witness for a Same Sex Marriage

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Look at Bush Sr. here just doing what his son can’t do, realizing that same sex marriage isn’t an issue. Smile on his face knowing that if you love someone it’s your right to marry them. So thank you to Bush Sr. for being one of the few certain party politicians to support gay marriage.

P.S. From the AP

A spokesman for George W. Bush on Wednesday declined to comment on his current feelings about same-sex marriage or his thoughts about his father’s role in a same-sex wedding.

In July, George W. Bush made headlines when he said he wouldn’t comment on the issue, saying he “shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own.” He later explained that he just wasn’t going to answer the question because he was out of politics.

Three San Antonio Spurs Beat by Veterans in Wheelchairs

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via Yahoo.com

It’s true that sitting in a wheelchair can’t help but take some of the height advantage away, but how badly do you think a team consisting of San Antonio Spurs big men Matt Bonner (at 6-10), Aron Baynes (ditto) and Tiago Splitter (6-11) would beat a wheelchair basketball team in a game of three-on-three? After all, Bonner is one of the most accurate NBA shooters of all time, Baynes is a highly-regarded reserve center, and Splitter is one of the league’s best young offensive centers.

This is where you find out that some skills don’t translate, and that wheelchair basketball is an entirely different sport. A fascinating, entertaining, engaging sport. Seriously, if you ever get to see a game of wheelchair basketball down at your local YMCA or student rec center, take it in.

Oh, and those three Spurs lost by a 28-6 count to a group of army veterans, playing at a rehabilitation center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Tuesday. The Spurs got their tails handed to them.

After a 20-minute game, the three veterans, Edwin GonzalezMatt Spang and Chris Pettway — all amputees — trounced the Spurs, 28-6. Gonzalez, from New York state, said it was generous of the Spurs to compete in wheelchairs.

I am not going to sit here and say that these Spurs players should be embarrassed by losing this wheelchair basketball game because they should not. I’ll tell you what, its impressive to watch wheelchair basketball, I couldn’t do it. The strength and fortitude that it takes to push your own wheelchair and think basketball is amazing.

I give it to Edwin Gonzalez, Matt Spang and Chris Pettway, not just for their win, but also for protecting the rights of America! I also give it to Bonner, Baynes, and Splitter for being willing to take it on the chin because you have to believe that they had no expectations to win!

P.S. Here is what wheelchair basketball looks like in case you never seen it.

 

 

Rate this Travel Wisconsin Ad Featuring WR Jordy Nelson

What the hell was that? No I mean SERIOUSLY, what the hell was that? I’m speechless that Jordy Nelson was willing to do that, like he has to lose ALL credibility right? Only reason they let him stay on the Packers after this commercial is he is the only WR that can get open consistently.

Rate 10 if you want to visit Wisconsin because of this ad

Rater 1 if you never want to visit Wisconsin because of the ad

P.S. On a side note nothing like the state of Wisconsin poking fun at concussions…

Comeback Time for Brett Favre?

via AL.com

“Today, he could play today,” Cook said Monday night before his appearance as guest speaker at the New Horizons Credit Union-1st & 10 Club meeting at Heron lakes Country Club. “I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically.

“His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.” Bus Cook is Brett Favre’s agent

Listen, I am definitely a Brett Favre fan. I was mad at the Packers for picking Aaron Rodgers over Favre, I bought a New York Jets Favre jersey and was ok with the fact that he signed with the Minnesota Vikings, but this is something that has been done before. Brett Favre is a diva and loves the spot light (nothing wrong with that) and the timing is funny, you know right after Rodgers worst NFL game since 2009. Obviously this is Bus Cook just teasing people because there is no way Favre is coming back. Don’t get me wrong Brett Favre will sign one more contract in the NFL and it will be a one day contract with the Packers so he can retire with the team he set all those passing records (good and bad) with. I am looking forward to the day the #4 is retired in Green Bay!

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