[ad_1] If you are trying to find a player that really jumped onto the scene in 2006 you do not have to look any further than the Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard. Howard has been nothing short of spectacular from his first base position, and it appears that he has plenty of good years ahead of him. Howard has already become one of the best players in the league, and he is only 25 years old. Not only does Howard have a great glove at first base, but he can also take care of business when it comes to hitting the ball as well. At this point in time Howard is batting .294; not bad for a guy of his age. But this does not even show his power numbers. Howard has 47 home runs, as well as 122 runs batted in; talk about power! If he keeps up this pace he will easily finish the season with over 50 blasts, and 150 runs batted in. It is safe to say that any team in the league would be interested in having Howard play first base for them, and quite possibly bat clean up. If the Phillies want to continue to […]

[ad_1] Maybe you’ve been playing fantasy sports for a while and you’ve been asked to play in your first Confidence Pool. Or perhaps you’re new to fantasy sport games entirely. In either case, a Confidence Pool is actually a pretty interesting way to bet on games. We say “bet” because you’re picking a team to win each of each week’s games, though you are not actually placing a wager. The game is pretty simple. In a standard Confidence Pool, you’re asked to pick the winners of each NFL contest for the week (yep, all 16 games; less during bye weeks). Then you weight each pick with a number of confidence points between 1 and 16 (where higher is better). You can’t re-use a number, and you must use all numbers. When the team you picked to win actually wins, you get the points you assigned to that game. Scoring and Payouts So how do scoring and payouts work? Many pools will collect an entry fee. That fee is collected from all participants and dispersed in the form of weekly and/or season prizes. The weekly winner is the person whose coin flips yielded the most points from correct picks (as close […]

[ad_1] The Italian Soccer league is a series of matches played between various football clubs in Italy. They are all interconnected league matches among the various football clubs in Italy. The club that is at the top is Lega Calcio or the Lega Nazionale Professionisti. This club is divided into sections Serie A and Serie B The Second club in the ranking is Lega Pro; it rules first division and second division. The former has two parallel divisions and the latter has three parallel divisions. The next in the ranking is called Serie D, this is a league which is formed by nine parallel divisions and the clubs are divided according to their geographical location. The first Italian League came into being because of English emigrants in the year 1891. When the leagues began they were separate for Italians and for foreigners. Gradually they merged. The final move to give a single league structure to Italian League began in the year 1929. Since World War II the teams that have dominated Italian Soccer are Juventus, A.C Milan, and Internazionale. The league system began in the year 1978, when the semi-professionals ceased to exist. In the same year the Lega Pro […]

[ad_1] Most people are convinced that betting cannot earn profits to gambler in long-term perspective. It’s obvious even for those who are a great experts of statistics and probability theory. The only simple rationale here is: If bookmaker organizations exist, it means that they earn money from this business, and if they manage to earn then gamblers are supposed to spend. However this could be an absolute true if there would be only 1 bookmaker around the world. But its not like that and nowadays we have a hundreds of internationally recognized bookmakers. To see how it could be possible to earn risk-free money from betting, let’s look first at how betting works in general. Let’s say we have a following tennis match tonight: Nadal vs. Federer Bookmaker company A gives the following odds for this match: Nadal to win 2.50 – Federer to win 1.50 It means that if we stake on Nadal $3 and Nadal wins the game, we receive 3 x 2.5 = $7.5. Same happens if our stake on Federer and he wins: 3 x 1.5 = $4.5. Until now it’s pretty clear how betting system works. Now let’s assume, that there is another bookmaker Company […]

[ad_1] You go hard in your football training program…you do the conditioning…you get yourself mentally ready to play…then you still find yourself on the bench! High School Football can be a brutal experience when your coach doesn’t know you exist… We all want more playing time. If you’re a true competitor, you never want to leave the field…you want to be there to step up and make a big play when the game is on the line. But, that’s tough to do if you’re on the bench! We all go out and lift weights, condition, do speed training, football skill work… but, in some situations, especially in big High School programs, getting a shot at the starting line up can seem almost impossible. You may very well have 4 or 5 guys on a similar skill level (or better) at your position. If you want to beat those guys out, you’ve got to stand out. You may need to do a lot more than you’re currently doing…you may need to work harder than you ever thought possible… Here are the 7-Steps you need to take to get your Football Coach to notice you and help get you more playing time! […]

[ad_1] One word to sum of Joe Namath? Confidence. In football, it is what separates the run of the mill quarterback from the championship quarterback. When the experts talk about confidence, the discussion inevitably turns to Joe Namath. Three days prior to Super Bowl III in 1969, Joe Namath brashly guaranteed that his upstart New York Jets would defeat the might Baltimore Colts. With Joe’s confident declaration, Namath had broken the unwritten rule of professional sports: Never guarantee a victory. When the 17 point underdogs went out the next day and actually did humiliate the Colts, it was a defining moment for football and for the brash young star who made it happen. Super Bowl III in 1969 is considered a landmark event in football history. When Namath and the AFL’s Jets beat the Baltimore Colts of the NFL, it showed that the AFL had finally reached parity, ending years of dominance of the NFL. Joe Namath’s Biography Born May 31, 1943 Growing Up: Learns to throw from his three older brothers. Namath practiced throwing over telephone wires near his home. His goal as a kid was to be in the Air Force and fly airplanes. Age 17: Joe Leads […]

[ad_1] Duval Love is a former Offensive Lineman who graduated from UCLA and played 11 years in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals and made the Pro Bowl. I was honored when he agreed to meet with me to answer some questions for the website. Who did you idolize in the NFL while growing up? Well, I was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and a Minnesota Vikings fan. It’s kind of funny that I wasn’t really a Rams fan. I liked the Cowboys because the offensive line would do that little pause and go up, so I was immediately attracted to that. I was a huge fan of Harvey Martin, Too Tall Jones, Randy White, and Pat Donovan and those types of guys. I always liked linemen. One of my favorite players was on the Miami Dolphins, Dwight Stevenson. He always kind of catered to the linemen. Growing up, I always watched the linemen and as I was getting older I wanted to see if I was reaching 6’2 or 6’3. One day, if I got that tall, I’d be able to play in the pros. From High School to College to Professional, who […]

[ad_1] 2018 Fantasy Footballers draft tips for the hardcore rookies! Welcome Fantasy Football Fiends! The start of another wonderful NFL season is around the corner which means it’s close to #draftszn. After 6 long months it’s time to take back that damn gold trophy that was stripped away from your mits as you were crossing the goal line like vintage Leon Lett… But hey, there’s not a reason to be bitter, I’d much rather learn to get better at this fickle game… Doesn’t matter if it’s over the internet or in real life at a live draft event, it’s time to rock some gold and talk a little poo poo to your fellow man. Below are three ways to better defeat your fantasy football adversary starting with the first test: fantasy drafting! Tip #1 Draft the sure bet. High risk-high reward player are tempting but it’s not necessary because if the player is a flop, the gamble you took on the player will be hard to recover from especially in the first round. Plus, the player who averages 1,000 all purpose yards & 5 touchdowns per year will be better than a player who rushed for 1300 plus yards and […]

[ad_1] Right now, thousands of people from around the world, from professional authors to my sister-in-law, are using small, simple articles to make money on the Internet. How much money can you make writing articles? Well, that is going to vary from person to person, and a lot of other factors are involved as well. It's not simply how good a writer you are, but the subjects you choose to write about, how you address the subject, where you place your articles, how many sites you get your articles on, how valuable the information is, and the site ( s) you link to with your articles. A few small, 600 to 1000 words, articles properly placed can create regular customers and sales while enhancing an internet business website ranking within the search engines … which also increases traffic to the website. Increased traffic can translate to increased customers, therefore more sales, and, in some cases, repeat sales, which translates to residual (passive) Some people make thousands of dollars while others just make a few bucks. However, the technique is simple and it's a game that almost anyone can play. Even my sister-in-law figured out that if she simply wrote about […]

[ad_1] The New Orleans Saints were the feel good story of the 2007 season. After having been the losers of the NFL for many years, the team suddenly found itself in the heat of a Super Bowl race in 2007, thanks in large part to Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, and Deuce McAllister. Hopes were high for this New Orleans team in 2008. Drew Brees was with the team for yet another season, Marques Colston was in his second year, more polished and stronger, and the acquisition of tight end Jeremy Shockey made this team even more dangerous. Somehow, the Saints lost any and all momentum they had established during the previous season. The team stumbled to an 8-8 finish, and missed the playoffs by a long shot. While their offense was effective, their defensive game was in shambles and something was missing from the team that had so powerfully established itself during the 2007 season. To begin the 2009 season, the Saints were given a very easy opponent in the Detroit Lions. As expected, they went on to win this game rather easily. Their week 2 matchup was somewhat tougher. Facing the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that had destroyed the […]