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The Beauty – RC Sailboat Versus the Sheer Acceleration of a Speedboat

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When I was a kid I remember the older men racing radio-controlled sailboats at the local lake near my house.  I used to live in a windy location so the venue was ideal for the sport.  Soon after, the hot-rods came by and started bringing the much faster nitro and methanol powered RC Powerboats.  Those things were incredible!  They used to host races every single weekend.  The fever soon became an obsession.  It wasn’t long before there were 30-50 guys at the lake every weekend racing boats.

Even with the extra speed of the gas-powered boats, the love of rc sailboats still remains.  In fact, some people GREATLY prefer the slow, quiet and peaceful drive of a sailboat.  I mean, most people spend the entire week in a fast-paced environment.  Some will argue that the last thing they need is more stress from being competitive in the weekends as well. For those boats, radio-controlled sailboats and other quiet vehicles, such as gliders are probably the best bet.

But either way, there’s no denying the sheer speed an awesome acceleration of a gas-powered RC speedboat.  Not only that, but they look unreal too!  Some are designed to look just like the race boats in real life.  That’s just plain cool!  Even the sailors can appreciate that!  That’s even if they have to wear earplugs to avoid going deaf with the loud screaming of the muffle-less nitro gas engines.

Next time you are thinking of what to do with some free time, you might want to consider one of these awesome toys.  Maybe the water is not for you.  In which case you can hit the dirt with an RC buggy or maybe the skies with one of the many airplane kits available.  But, if you are a water-lover like me, a boat will be the ultimate experience.  And yes, watching a sailboat can often seem just like a powerboat – only quiet, and at the speed at which the speedboat would be traveling if it were dragging along 2 unusually large aluminum boat anchors attached to its transom.  But, that’s the beauty of it.  It’s all about the slow speed, the style and the freedom.  That is RC sailing!

Monday on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

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Tonight on NNR Stephen Brotherston from Hoopsworld.com joins me at 6:20 PM EDT  to talk about the playoffs and the draft.

Then at 7:20 Cory Ruff from nba-draft.com gives us his view
of the Mavericks chances of winning the title and the latest news on what the Cavs are looking for with their 2 top picks.

We will also discuss the invasion of France on June 6 1944 from the eyes of the first American on Omaha Red beach.

Please join me and call in on the Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607 and tell us how your favorite team has done.  Phone lines will be open during the broadcast.

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Thursday on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

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At 6:20 Dave Kay of walterfootball.com joins the show to talk about the NBA playoffs and the draft.  We will also discuss the trade rumors that have the Cavs trading for the 2nd pick overall.

At 7:20 Jim Morris of the NFL Alumni and I discuss the programs of the NFLA and the needs of the retired NFL veterans.

Please join us and be part of the show by calling our Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607.

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Amazing List of Nike Products

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Not many American based companies can honestly compare their successes and hold merit with Nike, Inc. Founded in the 1970’s by Phil Knight, this Pacific Northwest company has sold anything and everything that is related to sports. If there is some minute connection to sports, Nike will find a way to slap their emblematic logo on it and sale a bunch of it. I am going to attempt to give a very brief rundown of many of the products that Nike makes available to their consumers.

Let’s start with their running shoes. These have been the bell cow of their company for the entirety of the Nike life span. They’ve seen high tops and Air Jordans come and go. Today, the Nike Shox brand is one of their best sellers. These shoes were designed for just runners originally, but have since branched to most of the other major sports. They are durable and lightweight making them an ideal fit for experienced runners. You can buy Nike Shox online or find them in pretty much an sporting goods store.

Nike t shirts have also always been a very popular item. Their popularity really has soared in the last decade or so when athletes like Tiger Woods and Pete Sampras began sporting their apparel during competition. For the quality and durability of their tees and polos, the price tag of under $30 is very reasonable.

Nike sells backpacks, golf clubs, tennis rackets, and basketballs. They sell socks and even underwear. It has to be their internationally known logo that has helped give their products a serious level of cool and helped them sale like hot cakes. You can purchase all of these Nike goods mentioned and more at their website. For even better prices, check out sites such as Amazon and Overstock for great deals and discounts.

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Monday on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

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Tonight on NNR I will replay the interview from last Tuesday with Abner Haynes former RB in the AFL.
Then tomorrow we have Mr. Haynes live on the show at 6:15.

Anyone that has heard any of our interviews with Mr. Haynes knows he brings a love of the game and a love of his fellow human beings that will make you laugh and cry and most of all think.

Please join us live tomorrow and be part of the show by calling our Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607 provided by Drew Elkins at 614-906-2321.  Mr. Elkins will give you a 20% discount on your first order if you mention you heard about him on NNR.

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Thursday on the radio version of News, Notes

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Cory Ruff of nba-draft.com joins me at 6:20 PM EDT to talk about the playoffs and the NBA draft.
At 7:20 Warren Shearing Executive editor of  Pro Football Zone joins me to talk about the 2011 NFL draft and the NFL Rookie Premier held in LA last week.

Please join us and be part of the show by calling our Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607.

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 is a senior writer for and edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.

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