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Browns post season special tonight on NNR

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Browns post season special tonight on NNR

Samantha Bunten will join us to talk about the Browns season and coaching change pending.

Cleveland Sports legend Bob Karlovic will join us to talk about the season, the potential coaches and the draft and free agent needs in the off season.

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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 http://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.

He edits .  Listen to the show Mondays 6-7:30 PM EST on or http://mooheadradio.com/2.5/?page_id=21. 

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You can catch any interviews you missed on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ the day after the show.

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The Social Force Of The National Football League

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NFL Fans Among Most Social

American football as it is widely referred to in many quarters is one of the most celebrated sport in America and the National Football League (NFL)  is arguably the most profitable sports business on this planet. The American population is widely renowned  for the love of football, if it is not watching an NFL game on the television with a couple of friends or family then you will probably find them on the stadium cheering  on their favorite NFL team. That in itself goes a long way to show the social impact NFL has on the lives of many people.

Well, a number of factors come into play when you consider NFL fans among most social. Firstly, the NFL is usually associated with a lot of fun fare that goes a long way in attracting large audiences. Talk of the color and pomp usually seen on the game day inside and outside the stadiums, the cheering squads and the entertainment the fans get to enjoy inside the stadium during recess period. Those who opt to enjoy the game at the comfort of their living rooms are not left out as well, they get to  bond with friends  as they enjoy a game of football. All this activities go a long way in creating a socially conducive environment for the  interaction of fans.

And although the league has recently put some limits on players, coaches and referees using Twitter during the games and 90 minutes prior to the games, players are widely followed on social media and interact regularly with their fans.

In a nutshell, the NFL has cemented its place as one of America’s most  popular sporting culture and as such it is inevitable that it has grown to be a social force to reckon with. The passion it commands within its ranks certainly aids in the understanding of why we find NFL fans among most social.

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Ernie Els Golf Swing Challenge

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English: Golfer Ernie Els walks up the fairway at the 2008 U.S. Open (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Perfect Golf Swing

Anyone having a little bit golfing expertise cannot forget who Ernie El is. The popularity of this famous golf star rose to a new height when he won the British Open Tournament. This victory of Ernie was not a common one. In this British Open Tournament, which is thought to be one of the most prestigious tournaments in a golf year, Ernie presented an outstanding performance.

Ernie is one of the South African golf players and is also known as “The Big Easy”. The reason behind this nick name of his is that he is 6ft and 3 inches tall in stature, and has such a stance which is perfect for golf swing. Ernie is one of those players who has remained number one for a long time and have won sixty-five victories. Four of these victories are major championships which makes his profile particularly impressive.

In 2010, keeping his outstanding achievements in mind, he was elected the World Golf hall of famer. This is truly a great honor for any golfer to achieve such a position in a short span of time.

Theodore Ernest El was born in October 17, 1969 and has a weight of 95 kg. He started his carrier in 1989 and joined the European Tour in 1992. In 2012, the battle for the title of British Open was between Adam Scott who is currently at 13th position and Ernie El who is at 15th position.  In the last day, Ernie surprisingly won the tour due to outstanding performance. In honor of his win, Golf Sports Info announced their new informational offer for new golfers. With the help of uploaded videos, new golfers can learn how to make a perfect golf swing. Golf Sports Info has announced a free perfect golf swing offer and people can get more information about it from their website.

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Using A Dawes Bikes Shop For The Perfect Match

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Dawes is a British company that has been manufacturing bikes for over one hundred years.  The catalog of bikes has grown over the years.   The company provides a wide range of road bikes and well known for being built by hand by a skilled workforce.  The bikes are well suited to all ranges of skill; there is a great deal of beginner bikes and the top end models can be used for many professional endeavors.  The hobbyist will find a perfect fit at a Dawes bikes shop.  Buying his and her bikes is a great way to introduce exercise and a hobby to the significant other.

Road bikes are not the only type in the catalog.  The touring bikes are another high quality product that has been sold successfully for many years.  There so many options when it comes to purchasing a new road bike.  Even the cheaper bikes are of superb quality and often the cost comes from the various options and accessories that are added to the bike.  For someone who is just entering the hobby, there is a bike that is a reasonable price and will not break the budget.  The advantage of going to a specialized Dawes bikes shop is that the staff will be knowledgeable and provide examples of what product will be the perfect fit.

Consulting experts at a Dawes bikes shop

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Barclays Cycle Hire docking station with bikes. Next to 30 St Mary Axe aka The Gherkin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

is just a smart approach, though there should be some preliminary research done prior.  The internet is a fantastic place to locate reviews and opinions on what models are better for different activities; this information can be cross referenced with the experts at the store.  The multiple sources of information is a spectacular means of ensuring that a person gets what he or she pays for, instead of being stuck with a product that ends up gathering dust in a garage or behind the house.

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Bissell Pro-Cycling Team Taking on the Amgen Tour Again

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Bissell Pro-Cycling Team Taking on the Amgen Tour AgainIt’s cycling season again in many countries and it’s the time of year where cyclists are training and gearing up for the Amgen Tour of California. The tour is set to include the fairly new Bissell pro-cycling team that was formed in 2008. This year the team are preparing to compete in the annual race.

Bissell Pro-Cycling Team

The entire team is currently based in Santa Rosa for training. It’s an extremely exciting event that annually takes place in the breathtaking Santa Rosa location, which also known for its perfect racing and training terrain. The Bissell team have entered this event every year since the crew formed and they’ve proved to be serious contenders on the cycling circuit. They won the best continental team of 2011 and scooped the NRC team standings. It seems that the Bissell team have a reputation as being a very ambitious team that often wins thanks to their aggressive tenacity.

Amgen Tour

The Bissell pro-cycling team will be challenging some serious terrain in the 2012 Amgen Tour. Tour designers have said that this year may prove to be the hardest thus far. There are seven stages that are guaranteed to take anyone’s breath away. Even the most hardened cyclists who compete in Amgen every year may be looking at quite a challenge.

The first phase of the race is the Coleman Valley ascent. Phase two will take cyclists to Bonny Doon Road which will take them to Mt. Baldy and Big Bear, but not summit. Mount Diablo has been included in the race route this year and fans are pretty excited about it. Here’s to hoping the Bissell pro-cycling team stick with their honoured tradition of ensuring they have at least one team member in every pack leading up to the leaders of the race.

There will be time trials in between the third and fourth phases but that should be a cinch for the Bissell team. The real trying cycling comes into the picture when teams have to complete two mountain top finishes at Big Bear and Mt. Baldy.

The tour starts on May 13, 2012, but the Bissell pro-cycling team members, managers and directors will be available for interviews and photo opportunities. This is the perfect time to meet and greet some of the brilliant Bissell cyclists such as Frank Pipp, Chris Baldwin and Carter Jones who was part of the USA Team. The Bissel Pro-cycling team is set to show some serious cycling tenacity again this year. Good luck to them.

Vida Denning is a keen writer that doesn’t cycle half as much as she used to. Her exercise now entails dancing around the living room with her kids while they use the vacuum cleaners. She’s also tried steam cleaning machines but they aren’t great dancing partners.

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Six Golfing Swing Tips

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A great game of golf is always easier to appreciate and enjoy with full control over the swing and drive of the club, some would argue that it is actually better to not have control, just go with the flow but how, and where is that flow? to achieve fulfilment from a few fancy strokes.  This is a quick guide to a super swing and a satisfying session of the sport, golf.  One interesting yet highly undervalued recommendation is to remember that golf travel insurance saves money.  Golf sets cost between seven thousand pounds for a limited edition iron set, to around fifty pounds to a basic starter range; with the insurance costing a lot less, it is common sense to ensure that the tools of the trade are protected.

Now the clubs are covered, what is the best way to make use of them?

Swing Improvers

Imitation is the key to a lot of achievements, including golf greatness.  The best of the best have all imitated their role models to learn the keys of turning on a great game.  Whether it be Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, or NickFaldo, they’ve all spent years of time studying others to manifest the technique behind a truly great swing.

Besides observing others, making the effort to check yourself (before you wreck yourself) is the most educational and useful of all. If possible, record going for the long drive with a mobile phone.

It goes without saying that practice makes perfection. Whether on the green, the rug, or in the bath: any type of physical and mental preparation will assist the posture and mentality of hitting the ball.

Be legit, and quit:  only temporarily, until the head is back into the game. Frustration breeds disarray so pushing the putting will only prove an obstruction.

Swing Impairers

Be very careful about choosing role models.  If the person copied is making a cock up of their course: that is what will be influenced.  If an associate is a bad golfer, be selective about who the game is played with, or at least, what the attention is focused on.  Married partners, or close friends have been known to unknowingly copy each other’s style.  Choosing to isolate from bad influence is especially important for attitude, which is the key to any sport or endeavour.

The fool looks cool on the green, and the designer sunglasses may even provide the service of solar protection but they tend to distort the accuracy of distance; on the course the sunglasses stay in the case, for golfers who care more about their craft than looking daft.

A little golf course courtesy goes a long way, and as much as an individual has grown in excitement for the game, or an obvious basic action would improve another golfer’s technical ability, or it might even seem like the opportune time for a colleague counselling caveat: bottom line is don’t offer advice unless it is asked, or even more plainly: live and let live.  A common, yet often broken general recommendation of golf is to leave out any voluntary verification’s or recommendations, unless your valued opinion is asked.  This type of easy aid is occasionally deemed as impolite and arrogance.

The Swinging Six

Of all the instructions in the universe regarding golf the holy six will free anyone to reign in redemption. These super six will be focused deeper in the next article but for now they will get a small mention:

1)      Mind the Mental: The mental is life: what focused on becomes reality, so when it comes to golf, the right attitude will create fortitude.

2)      Position the Posture: The body affects the whole physiology: besides supporting the muscles that are most effective for movement, the mind responds with the body according to how much ease or tension it manages – all of this synchronises to a successful swing.

3)      Pivot for Punch: the swing is formed from a connection of elements including arms, legs, and a torso: the synergy of these elements determines the final outcome.

4)      At Arms: What are the arms doing? Pre, during, and post swing all influence the synchronisation that leads up to the put.

5)      Get to Grips with it: How the tool is held determines how the tool can be used. Although they are both used in sport to propel balls into holes, holding a snooker cue is very different from griping a golf club.

6)      Arrangement: The open green, the golfer, the golf club, the ball, and the tee: what, where, and how all have an influence on the result.

Game for Living

This should have at least provided some basic ideas to get started on the golf course.  The sport is so much more than just hitting balls into a long distance hole, the sheer growth that goes into creating a great golfer is influenced in general by past actions, as well as inspiring in general for future actions.

To take time to learn this game of golf, which some have termed as a ‘game of life’.

For info improving the great game of golf see the other articles within this site.  Club Direct is recommended to contact for insurance on your golf trips.

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