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Calvin Johnson going to retire due to injuries?

Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson told his family and a close circle of friends before the past season that 2015-16 would be his final season in the NFL. He delivered the same message to coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season ended, sources told ESPN.

Caldwell told Johnson not to rush his decision and to take his time, sources told ESPN. Out of respect to Caldwell, Johnson agreed to do just that, according to sources.

The Lions have not given up hope that Johnson will change his mind, but one person who knows Johnson well said, “He’s pretty content with his decision.”

After nine seasons in the NFL, Johnson’s body is beaten down. The five-time Pro Bowler has battled lingering ankle injuries and general body soreness to the point that it would be difficult for him to return for another season, during which he would turn 31 years old.

Johnson’s body has been so sore and his conviction so strong that he shared his decision to retire after the 2015 season with only two teammates — quarterbackMatthew Stafford and linebacker Stephen Tulloch — with the request that they keep it confidential, according to sources. – ESPN

 

This is about the last news that the Lions needed to hear considering how much of a pillar CJ is not only as a player but as a leader for the team.

Now some people are thinking: “After only 9 years, Megatron? You are going to retire after ONLY 9 years?”  Think about it, people. Think about the kind of money Megatron signed for when he was the 2nd pick in the draft as well as the money he has made. $132 Million signing bonus…. the kind of money he has made leaves him with the ability TO bounce out from the game. Also consider just how much abuse his body has taken these 9 years and then look at the kind of money he has made and then realize that he doesn’t HAVE to stay in the NFL. He’s not one of those junior guys lower on the roster that needs to keep making what they make so that they can survive.  He’s Megatron, dammit lol. The kind of money he has made lets him not have to deal with the kind of beating his body has taken.

We’d hate to see you leave the game, CJ, but you’ve got to do what’s right.

 

 

Great Tips for beginner noobs like myself.

As I am not the world’s most avid golfer and I’m just beginning to take lesson get my golf game up to dominate on my cousin’s beloved little Bolingbrook golf courses, I have been doing some early research and I was able to find some pretty good tips. Check these out…

 

Just thought I would share some advice with everybody that I’ve learned over the years as an instructor. I’ve played since I was little and I was about a 2 handicap when I was playing everyday in high school so I hope I can help someone get better at this ridiculous game.

 

Short Game

The rule is simple.. For any amount of time you spend practicing golf, 2/3 of the time you should be practicing short game. The easiest way to lower your scores no matter what handicap is improving your short game. An average player can get the ball within 25 yards in two shots on any given par 4, but the difference between a great golfer and an average one is the great golfer can get from 25 yards to the hole in 2 shots the majority of the time. I cant stress the importance of short game practice enough.

 

On The Range

Please take your time.. Take every shot on the range with purpose, don’t just hit to hit, and take the time you need to regain your composure before each shot. This is especially important when you play in humid hot climates like me. Another thing is move around before you hit your next shot, get used to having to go in and out of your set-up. I easily take twice as long as other people I see on the range with the same amount of golf balls. If you’re short on time for practice just hit less balls, don’t speed up just to get you’re moneys worth.

 

Dealing with Pressure

We all feel it, whether we’re playing with friends for money, trying to sink that put to break your low score, or playing in competition. The best thing you can do to help your performance in pressure situations is learning to control your breathing. So next time you’re working out in the gym or you find yourself physically exhausted in any way where you are gasping for air, don’t gasp for air. Close your mouth and breath slowly out of your nose. Its pretty hard at first but if you get good at breathing when exhausted you’re preparing your body to deal with the pressure your mind puts on your body. Another trick I learned from a sports psychologist is the feeling you get when your nervous is actually the exact same feeling as when you’re excited but our minds associate different names to each feeling. You can convince your mind that your not nervous by simply stating to yourself that your excited. This did wonders for me it might help you too!

 

Swing Tips

The two best swing tips I was ever given was keep your wrist loose and keep your swing short. For the vast majority of golfers, a 3/4 swing is all that is required for maximum clubhead speed. This ties in with the first tip because you get the most clubhead speed from the 9 o’clock position to the 3 o’clock position and that is due to the whip your wrist create. If you’ve ever wondered why that guy who couldn’t lift half of what you could lift hits it 50 yards further, its because he keeps his wrist loose through his swing so he creates a violent whip-like action with the golf club.

 

Lastly I urge anyone who wants to not only get better at golf but be better at everything in life to exercise and do yoga. Starting to do yoga once a week was easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not only will exercise and yoga lead to a healthier and better feeling you but you will see how everything in golf and life becomes a little easier. If you’ve read this far I hope something here will help you with your game. Feel free to ask any questions! – from www.bbkgolf.com and www.Reddit.com/r/golf

 

in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

It’s not about Denver winning. It’s more about Fuck the Patriots.

I love Denver. Not just because of the legalized marijuana and it’s super healthy lifestyle of it’s residents with all of their damn mountain hiking which gives the ladies great asses. No.  Well it’s all of those things plus a few more. The Bottom line is that Denver is great, The Broncos are great and it’s awesome to see them heading back to their former glory.

But also? It’s really about The Patriots. Fuck The Patriots.

It’s not just because I am a hater, and believe me, I’m a fucking hater of the Patriots, But it’s more about the fact  that:

  1. Fuck Tom Brady
  2. Fuck those arrogant Pats Fans
  3.  Fuck their lawyers who always help them get away with shit.
  4. Fuck New England.
  5. Fuck that smug mascot.
  6. Fuck Clam Chowder.

That is all.

 

 

 

rams to LA

Holy sh!t- The Rams are moving to LA

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I did NOT see this one coming!

 

NFL owners in Houston voted 30-2 to ratify the Rams’ relocation application for an immediate move to L.A., where the team will eventually begin play at owner Stan Kroenke’s proposed stadium site in Inglewood in 2019. It’s a seismic decision that returns the highest level of professional football to the country’s second-largest media market after a 21-year absence.

The Rams could be joined by the Chargers, who have a one-year option to decide if they want to relocate and join the Rams in Inglewood. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers will have up until the conclusion of owners meetings (March 20-23) to decide if they’re playing in LA or SD in 2016. The window creates the possibility — however slight — that the Chargers could remain in San Diego. The city is hosting a June vote for $350 million in public funding toward a new facility to replace Qualcomm Stadium. It is possible the Chargers put off a final decision until that vote takes place.

The Raiders — the third team that had L.A. aspirations — withdrew their application for relocation on Tuesday and will work with the league toward a stadium solution, most likely in Oakland. If the Chargers do not exercise their option to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders will have a one-year option to join the Rams in Inglewood.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during a Tuesday night news conference that the league will provide $100 million to both the Chargers and Raiders if they remain in their current home markets.

“I will be working over the next several weeks to explore these options that we have now created for ourselves to determine the best path forward for the Chargers,” said Chargers owner Dean Spanos.

The Chargers and owner Dean Spanos had been in a partnership with the Raiders for a proposed stadium site in Carson, California, but NFL Media’s Judy Battista reported that there was “strong opposition” for a Silver & Black return to Los Angeles.

The win for Los Angeles is very much a loss for NFL fans in St. Louis. The NFL had not had a team relocate since the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville in 1997. On Tuesday, St. Louis lost their secondNFL team, as the Rams followed in the footsteps of the Cardinals, who left the city for Phoenix before the 1988 season. [Source]

It’s like St Louis can’t catch a break at all!

March 31, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring a basket against Los Angeles Clippers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry Out with a leg injury

Damn, not my guy; Steph Curry! Let’s be real here – The Golden State Warriors are one of the most interesting teams to watch right now and much of that has to do not only with Steph Curry’s skills on the court but more so the confidence and energy he spreads to his teammates when he is in his zone. Which is pretty much all of the damn time. Here is to a speedy recovery, Steph.

 

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Golden State star Stephen Curry has a bruised lower left leg that sidelined him for Wednesday night’s game at Dallas, and could keep him out for the second day of a back-to-back in Houston.

Not surprisingly, the Warriors lost the game, 114-91, just their second loss of the season.

As for whether interim coach Luke Walton is relieved that an MRI didn’t reveal something more serious, that’s not quite accurate.

“A relief is if they said he was playing and that he was healthy,” Walton said with a smile before the matchup with the Mavericks. “But yeah, as long as it’s not anything serious, we’re fine with the fact that he might need a couple of days or however long this thing takes to heal.”

Curry was injured during Monday’s 122-103 victory against Sacramento. He had a triple-double in the game. It will be the first game he has missed since last March 13, a 114-103 loss at Denver.

Golden State entered with a 29-1 record after setting an NBA record with a 24-0 start.

Walton said Shaun Livingston will start in Curry’s place, and that several players will fill in at point guard. And Walton says everyone has to fill the 30-point void left by the absence of the NBA’s leading scorer and reigning MVP.

“We told the guys we need everyone else to step up, but not in an individual attitude, as `I’m going to go get these points for us,'” Walton said. “It’s got to be `We are going to do this. And we’re going to be aggressive (read the whole thing here)

I swear this was going to be me last week on the green

If there is one thing I have learned from taking up Golf recently is that you have got to take this shit seriously because the guys on the greens that really enjoy this game, are not about to put up with anyone’s bullshit. Case in point, last week we were enjoying one of the last go rounds on the course. Honestly you all know I Just started playing the game only last summer and to be honest, I only recently started having a serious go with it.

Well I was talking and carry on about while my uncle was preparing to whack the ball several yard but apparently everyone around needs to STFU during the process.

I was running my mouth.

And that’s when my Uncle Mike was all over me.

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To save the rest of you all from the kind of ass whipping I got, Here are some common golf etiquette tips.

What people can expect during a round of golf, from beginning to end from PGAgolf.com:

Arrive:

  • If caddies are available:
  • Warm Up:
  • First Tee:

Avoid Slow play:

  • When your group is not keeping up with the pace of play of the group in front of you:
  • When you reach your ball, check the lie, select your club, visualize your swing and shot, and then play your shot.
  • From the time you select your club until you actually hit your shot, you should take no more than 30 to 45 seconds.
  • If you aren’t ready to play when it is your turn, encourage one of your fellow players to play.

Maintaining the course:

  • Replace your divots.
  • Turf tends to explode on impact, making it difficult, if not impossible, to replace the divot. In this case, you have two options:
  • Bring a rake into the bunker with you — remembering that you should always enter the bunker from the low side at a point nearest to the ball.
  • Important to repair any pitch marks or indentations caused by the ball hitting the green.
  • Using a tee, knife, key or repair tool, repair the mark by working the edges towards the center, without lifting the center of the mark. Don’t tear the grass. Finish by smoothing the area with a club or your foot. Try to get the area smooth enough to putt over.
  • Just remember that while the Rules of Golf allow you to repair pitch marks on your putting line, you cannot repair spike marks on your putting line until after you have putted.

On the green, remember:

  • Don’t step on your fellow players putting lines — the imaginary line that connects the ball to the hole.

  • If your ball is on a player’s line, volunteer to mark the ball.

  • If you’re ball is not furthest from the cup:

  • Do not stand where you might distract a fellow player and don’t move.

  • Don’t make any noise when your fellow player is preparing to putt.

  • If you don’t have a caddie and are asked to tend the flagstick, make sure you aren’t standing on anyone’s line.

  • Hold the flagstick at arm’s length so the flag doesn’t flutter in the breeze, and make sure your shadow doesn’t fall across the hole or line. Loosen the bottom of the flagstick so it doesn’t stick when you try and remove it by pulling it straight up after the other player has putted. The flagstick should be removed right after the player has hit the ball.

  • If you lay down the flagstick, lay it off the green to prevent doing any damage to the green.

  • Generally, the player closest to the hole will tend the flagstick.

  • After everyone has putted out, immediately walk to the next tee. – Read the full Article at PGA.com