New Years Resolutions Certain Sports people SHOULD be making.

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Indians GM Chris Antonetti – “I will not overpay a baseball has been. I will not overpay a baseball has been. I will not overpay a baseball has been.”

Indians Owner Paul Dolan – “The next time I have 2 potential Cy Young candidates to trade, I will get more than a couple of ‘never wases’ and a bag of practice balls.”

Browns HC Mangini – “I will find the best real estate agent in Cleveland. And I will begin looking today!”

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts – “I will never buy another baseball team as long as I live.”

Cam Newton’s father Cecil – “Next time I try to shake down a college for money to let my son play, I’ll require a non-disclosure notice be signed first.”

NCAA Chief Rules Enforcer Julie Roe Lach – “Consistency? Consistency? We don’t need no stinkin’ consistency!”

NFL Investigator Favre Case – “I will not ask Favre for an autograph at the interview. I will not ask Favre for an autograph at the interview.”

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen – “Before hiring a Head Coach, I will remember to ask the applicant for a resume and I … Read more at FryingPanSports

Tips On Choosing Woodworm Cricket Bats

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If you want to know more about how to choose woodworm cricket bats, there are a few things you should take into consideration. You should think about your upper body strength, what type bat you should look for and how you can leverage these to your advantage.

The first thing you should consider when choosing a new cricket bat is your own personal strength. If you have a great deal of upper body strength then you can take the advantage of using a heavier cricket bat. A heavier bat will allow you to make longer distance hits than if you were using a lighter weight bat. They are also more durable and less likely to break under the strain of a harder hit. Considering the size of a cricket pitch, which is roughly 6 times the length and 11 times the width of what would be the normal high school basketball court dimensions, the cricket ball needs to travel a fair distance.

Woodworm cricket bats have grown in popularity since the English victory against the Australians during the 2005 Ashes series. There are several grades of bat to look at when deciding. Most cricket bats are made from willow and … Read more at FryingPanSports

Top 6 Most Expensive Sports To Play

Top 6 Most Expensive Sports To Play

Sports are fun. They teach teamwork, provide great exercise and compel us to excellence while giving us a workout but they don’t all come cheap. So forgetting that pick up basketball game for a moment, here are the top six most expensive sports to play.

6. Horse Racing

It’s not called the “Sport of Kings” for nothing. Thoroughbred horses go for millions these days and that’s just the beginning. To play this sport, you’ll also need stables, training facilities, and a team to care for the animal as well as medicine and food for the horse. There will also be transportation costs and insurance. Plus you’ll need a great jockey if you ever want to see a return on this investment.

5. Bird Shooting

All you need is a great rifle, right? Wrong. Competition bird shooting requires a team of shooters to take part so you’ll need around 8 top quality guns, which could cost you more than $28,000.  This sport is also steeped in tradition which means a traditional entrance consisting of horse-drawn carriages, formal attire for yourself and your team. Plus you’ll have to pay for entrance fees and a trailer … Read more at FryingPanSports

6 (Not So Simple) Steps for Purchasing a Professional Sports Team

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Who hasn’t dreamed of owning their very own professional sports team? Well it can be done and it would be easy to restrict this list to just one simple requirement, namely, the first item on this list. But there’s more to it than that. Here are six (not so simple) steps for purchasing a professional sports team.

  1. Get Rich Quick

Piece of cake, right? Okay, maybe not. But being rich is the first step along the way. They don’t give these franchises away. And some of them are worth billions! So you had better start with very deep pockets.

  1. Know the Sport

An in-depth knowledge of the sport is a big help. You need to know if the sport is thriving in the city where your team is located. In the case of football and baseball, this can be a given. But with basketball and hockey, things are a little more hit and miss. Struggling teams can be had cheap but you better be sure you’ve got the know-how to turn them around or you’ll keep losing money.

  1. Love the Hate

Fans of your team will hate you. The honeymoon will be over quick so you had better have … Read more at FryingPanSports