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Sports Weekly - 4/11/08

Posted by saraallent Apr 11, 2008

Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt? I know I do. ESPN recently published some of the t-shirt slogans that didn’t make the cut in the MLB online team shops. My two favorite slogans just so happen to be from the two teams I love to watch play each other the most – the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Check out Rejected T-shirt slogans to view some of these hysterical MLB rejected t-shirt slogans.

Do you refer to the sport as soccer or football? Well, no matter what you call it you will love this video of the top 50 goals.




How extreme is extreme? Well, a recent photo essay by TIME will show you just what it means to push the limits. The North Pole Marathon, which is run entirely across the frozen Arctic Ocean, is just one of the 13 most Extreme Marathons in the world.




Andy Roddick has the fastest serve recorded in pro tennis at 155 mph. Watch this Active video…

Anyone else thinking, “I wish I could serve like that?” These 10 Tips for Faster Serves from Active will help you be more like the legend himself.







I would assume everyone has at least some knowledge of the protests going on regarding the Olympics and Torch Relay, but have you played the video game in which your goal is to "navigate the Olympic torch away from angry protesters." It is an interesting way of handling the situation to say the least, brought to you by ESPN. Play Torch Run and let us know your thoughts on the game and the situation.







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Who is Kenny George?

Posted by saraallent Jan 14, 2008

Who is Kenny George? Well, if you caught even a couple minutes of Wednesday night’s game between University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina-Asheville I am guessing you know who he is.  Kenny George plays basketball for UNCA and also happens to be the tallest player in the country at 7’7” and weighs a solid 360 pounds. I will add that with his shoes on, a size 26, George rises to an impressive 7’9”, as if 7’7” wasn’t impressive enough.  To say George stood out amongst the other players would have been an understatement.  Not only did he stand out due to his tall stature but he also put up 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in 24 minutes coming off the bench for the Bulldogs. Despite a solid effort by George, the attention after the game still fell on Tar Heel star Tyler Hansbrough and the aggressive dunk he threw down over a stunned George, but what can you do.


George is having a great junior season for the Bulldogs and is currently leading the nation in blocked shots, but the ride hasn’t been easy for George.  His size has brought serious drawbacks on and off the court. George has struggled with injuries caused mostly by the considerable amount of stress his joints take on a daily basis. He is too tall to fit into a driver’s seat, which leaves him depending on friends and family for rides. Also, he gets 12 pairs of shoes a year from Nike, which are made special for him since the largest athletic shoe made is a size 23.  Clearly, the journey to becoming the nation’s leading blocker has been by no means easy, but George’s future is bright and he hopes to one day play in the NBA.  Most would say he will almost certainly get a chance to live his dream considering most teams would want to use his size to their advantage.


There have been a multitude of very tall and very successful players that have gone through the NBA.  At 7’7”, Manute Bol is the tallest player to date to ever appear in the NBA and had a very accomplished career playing for the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat.  Shawn Paul Bradley is yet another player whose 7’6” height helped him to become a noteworthy NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks. Both of these players faced adversity because of their height, but were able to turn it into a positive in order to succeed.  I hope George will continue to do the same and follow in the footsteps of the exceptionally tall players who have come before him.

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Check out this article: My Plan To Save Hockey 


When I first saw the article I was confused by the title and had no idea why the NHL would ever need or want to resemble pro soccer in England. But after reading the article, the guy has a point. In short, he believes we need to cut down the number of teams in the NHL, which is a valid point, but how do you do that without looking like the NHL is holding on for dear life? And how do you do that without infuriating the dwindling group of pro hockey fans still tuning in?


Well, you do what English soccer does and after every season bump teams to lower divisions if they don’t perform or to the higher divisions if they do.  The article suggests that in the first two seasons you bump five teams down to a lower division each year, which leaves you with the top 20 teams in the league.  In the seasons following, you bring the best three teams up from the lower division and bump the three worst teams down. It could be a crazy idea, but it’s worth reading and it might just save the NHL.


I’m a Philadelphia Flyers fan and know that if each game played a role in determining the status of my team in the following year, I might pay a little more attention to not only my team, but the other teams in the league too.

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The National Lacrosse League season was rescued when a new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the Professional Lacrosse Player’s Association was reached Thursday, October 25.  The agreement will begin in 2008 and run through the 2014 season, which means the 2008 season will still be played although the start will most likely be delayed beyond the original December 26 start date.  The players and the league seem happy about the decision and are eager to get back to giving their fans the fast-paced and high-intensity indoor lacrosse action they deserve.  The new 2008 National Lacrosse League schedule should be announced sometime this week. Stay tuned for details.


Check out this video of last years 2007 NLL highlights:

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