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Lawton Swann of TigerNet Talk

Ken Becks of 1stdownscouting joins us to talk about the Browns loss and the game against Chicago.

Brent Sobleski of ESPN and Draftinsider.net joins us to preview the SEC and ACC.

Lawton Swann of TigerNet Tal

Lawton Swann of TigerNet Talk joins us to talk about the ACC and Clemson football.

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Spring Training Baseball Experience

It’s that time of year again! It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but residents in Arizona and Florida are pulling out their short sleeves and flip flops for another round of Spring Training baseball. The regular season won’t start until the end of March, but in the meantime, players and fans alike are warming up in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues.

If you’re planning a trip to either of these locations to take in a game or two, here’s some tips to maximize your experience:

Pick a team. Sure, it can be argued that a baseball game is largely about the experience and not so much about the slow-moving game in front of you. But even if that’s true, it’s more fun when you’re invested in one of the teams playing. If you’re stuck in Florida and your team is in Arizona, go ahead and pick a second favorite for the time being! Unless you’re feeling antagonistic, your best bet is to pick the team of the stadium you’ll be attending — wouldn’t want to cause any of the stalwart fans to get feisty!

Buy some gear. Whether you just picked a team to root … Read more at FryingPanSports

Tonight on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

Zack Pumerantz and Jake Silver from JZ Sports join me to talk about the NFL and the NBA lockout.

Then we will discuss the Browns Jags game with former Cleveland resident David M. Levin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the NFL and the Jaguars.  He
has spent the past twenty years in the newspaper industry in writing, advertising, marketing and multi-media.   He currently lives in Florida as a free-lance writer and is owner of B & T Media Solutions.

Also be sure to join Dactar for his Browns Pre-game show 45 minutes before kickoff.  Then for in game chat, join Mr. Moohead and me on and stay tuned for his half time and post-game analysis (and rant if the team loses or plays poorly which is too often the case).

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com and was a senior writer for . He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.
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Cornhole: It’s a Serious Outdoor Sport

When many people hear about the game cornhole for the first time, the first reaction is often snickering or laughter. While this might seem like just another bean bag toss game with a silly name from the Midwest, cornhole is actually gaining strong momentum as a very serious game. The history of cornhole is a little muddled as no one is quite sure when exactly it started for the first time. Some stories say the original version of this game came from German immigrants in the 1400s, while others have the game as being created in the Midwest around Indiana and Kentucky about a century ago. Whatever the true nature of this game’s history, it doesn’t change the momentum that cornhole has created for itself as a serious pastime.

You might be surprised to know that there is even an additional governing body for the sport. The ACA, American Cornhole Association, is the official governing body of cornhole and creates the standard regulations for the game as well as sets up official tournaments for professional corn toss players. That’s right, there is an official set of rules for informal games as well as an official set of cornhole rules … Read more at FryingPanSports

Fishing Kayaks Are Great Alternatives To Motorized Vessels

Kayak Fishing at Okmulgee Lake
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Fishing from a kayak is a great alternative to using motorized fishing vessels. Kayak fishing is a very popular hobby in certain parts of the country such as North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Part of the appeal of using a kayak is that you do not need to worry about the maintenance expense compared to owning and operating a diesel or gasoline powered fishing boat. There are also less rules and regulations because kayaks are not motorized. You do not need to obtain a boating license, or expense permits for the purpose of kayak fishing.

Kayak fishing can be done in canals, lakes, ponds, swamps and other types of tributaries. In certain parts of the country people also fish from the ocean as well with Kayaks. Saltwater fishing is also very popular because of the more diverse fish species in ocean environments. If you haven’t tried fishing kayaks before, it can be a great way to spend a day relaxing on the open water.

One of the best ways to experience kayak fishing is by joining a fishing vacation tour. This is especially convenient if you do not have your own equipment. Kayak fishing … Read more at FryingPanSports

Bass Fishing Game

Deep sea fishing from a boat in the Gulf of Mexico
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One of my favorite hobbies is fishing.  I love to just get out in the outdoors and enjoy nature while fishing.  I am open to all types of fishing, and have pretty much done them all.  From catfish jugging in the midwest to deep sea fishing off the Florida coast to salmon fly fishing in Alaska, all of these fishing activities have the opportunity to bring me joy, and help me to find peace in nature.

Bass fishing is one type of fishing that I am particularly fond of.  Growing up in the midwest, I was surrounded by ponds, rivers, and lakes full of small and large mouth bass and striped bass.  Early on, I made friends with others who also loved to fish.  Our fishing adventures started out as explorations.  We experimented with methods and baits and lures, and found out new ways to catch bass.

Eventually, the competitive nature in us led to fierce competition.  Each fishing trip turned into a bass fishing game:  catch the most bass or catch the biggest bass.  The nature of our competition evolved from bragging rights to full on bets:  win one of the bass fishing games and … Read more at FryingPanSports