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How Rational Is Football Play Calling?

American football at the major college and NFL levels is so oriented toward winning that you would think it should operate on a completely rational basis. The financial stakes are so high that one would expect irrational decisions to always lose out to strategies with a higher percentage of success. However, we don’t always see the “smart” play call in football games. In certain situations, the prevailing w ...

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Top 5: Olympic Heroes Of All-Time

1. Jesse Owens (Athletics) Owens is best known for being a hero of the 1936 Olympic Games, held in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany. National leader Adolf Hitler had intended to use the Games as a propaganda platform for demonstrating the strength and superiority of the Aryan “master race” he was trying to create throughout the country, and later across Europe. For an African-American athlete to win g ...

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You Have Never Golfed Until You’ve Golfed In The Canadian Rockies

People have never experienced golf until they have golfed in the Canadian Rockies. There are many undeniable reasons why people should try to experience golf there. Scenery When it comes to scenery, nothing can compare to Alberta golf courses. The reason for this is because most golf courses in Alberta have amazing views of the Canadian Rockies. Golfers will be impressed with the scenery that surrounds them ...

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A History Lesson In The Art Of American Kenpo

Kenpo is a Japanese fighting art that was brought from China to Japan many years ago. Ed parker trained under Professor Chow, studying the teaching of Kenpo. In 1965 Ed Parkers new ideas emerged.   American Kenpo Karate was founded by Grandmaster Ed Parker who was born on March 21, 1931 in Hawaii.   Edmund Kealoha Parker is the only person who will carry the title of Senior Grand Master, He was known a ...

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Healthy Tips For Parents Of Local Youth Sports Participants

Is your child chomping at the bit to get involved in sports, but you are worried about how to keep them safe and healthy while they play? Many parents worry about a plethora of factors when their kids are active in local youth sports. They may worry that their child could get hurt while participating in sports, or that they may become dehydrated. Many parents have heard of the increasing number of children ...

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How To Look After Your Bicycle

If the Olympic successes of winners such as Chris Hoy have given you the thirst to get back on your bicycle, you need to make sure it is in working condition. There are various parts of your bicycle which you need to ensure are just right to suit your own personal needs.   Bike Saddle The bike saddle should be comfortable to sit on, so you can cycle for as long as you like without feeling discomfort. I ...

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Introducing The New Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Running Watch

Garmin has announced a new GPS running wrist watch this month called the Forerunner 10.  It has been specifically designed for a complete running and jogging experience – letting you get more from the miles that you put in. This new GPS enabled wrist watch comes loaded with loads of new features that give you running data and information as you run, as well as afterwards.   The Garmin Forerunner 10 wat ...

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UK Mountain Biking – You’ll Be Surprised

When I first considered mountain biking around the UK, for some reason, I just thought – ‘Why would you?’ All three of my male housemates and I are avid bikers whether it be cycling around Europe taking in the sights and meeting other travellers, or taking part in races and just simply keeping fit. When I asked them if they had ever been mountain biking and would they ever do it in the UK, they just looked ...

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Olympic Games 2012 Overview

The 2012 Olympics journey began back in 2005 when London was chosen as the host city for this momentous event in every athlete’s life. The London Olympics 2012 features 36 disciplines ranging from aquatics, boxing, cycling, equestrian, football, athletics and others. With 66 nations present, this represents one of the most widely contested sports events in the world. image source The Events So Far So far, i ...

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Baselayers For Beginners

Baselayers are exactly what they say – the very base of any layering system designed to keep your body temperature under control during active pursuits.   Comfort is defined as when we are neither shivering nor sweating. Discomfort is the result of accelerated heat loss - often brought about through damp clothing – so it doesn’t take much to work out that insulating layers must be kept dry at all times ...

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