We love our sports on this little section of the web, and we’re sure you do too. But that doesn’t change the fact that sports can actually be very dangerous. If you’re not careful, you can get seriously hurt playing certain sports. In fact, you might be surprised by just how dangerous some of your favorite sports actually are. Let’s start by thinking about American Football.
A Nasty Bump On The Head
You might think that American Football is safer than something like Rugby. On the surface, the main difference seems to be that in American Football you are given a lot more padding. Of course, that wasn’t always the case, and when the sport first started, athletes were using leather caps which was why they were popularly referred to as ‘leatherheads.’ Of course, back then there wasn’t an issue with steroid usage in these types of sports, but that’s a discussion for another day. So what is the danger of playing American football.
The music industry was so simple before the internet came along. The record company would sign a band, give them an advance to make an album, and then market it. If you wanted to listen to that album, you went into a record store and bought it. The label took their disproportionate cut, but the band still ended up making a decent amount of money. Everybody was a winner. When it came to touring, it was just promotion for the album, that was where all of the cash came from.
These days things look completely different. The internet has upended the way that the music industry works entirely. The jury is still out on whether that’s a good thing or not, but regardless of whether you like it or not, the way that you buy and listen to music is wildly different to what it was a couple of decades ago.
What are your hobbies? Do you find yourself stumped whenever someone asks you this question? Sitting around in your underwear watching Netflix, and eating your body weight in pizza every weekend doesn’t count.
If you have no hobbies to speak of it’s well worth picking one up, they can help you meet new people, improve your skills and are highly beneficial for your mental health too. When it feels like all you do is work and sleep, having a productive hobby to spend your spare time helps to break the monotony, and in general makes you a much happier person. Not sure where to start? Here are a few to get you going that will let your creativity run wild.
Are you a keen sports fan? Think you know all there is to know about sports? Take a look at this list of sports you might not have heard about before, and you’ll realize there is a lot more to sports than football and hockey, as fantastic as they are…
Like basketball? Enjoy trampolining? You’ll love Slamball – a sport which combines the two. In Slamball, players use strategically placed trampolines to make the act of slam dunking the ball much easier and a lot more fun too. Unlike basketball, Slamball is a full contact sport, where players can often be seen slamming their bodies together in mid-air, which means it’s quite aggressive and broken bones and bruising are not uncommon.
The guitar is probably one of the most popular instruments in the world. It’s quite an exciting instrument to learn, and there’s a lot of coolness surrounding it. However, some people struggle to get to grips with it and just can’t play the guitar as well as they’d like. If this applies to you, then here are some great tips that will make you a better player in a short space of time:
Find A Guitar That Feels Right In Your Hands
When an Olympic sprinter gets ready to run, they don’t put on any pair of trainers they find. Instead, they look for a pair that fit well and make them feel comfortable enough to run as fast as can be. It’s the same with guitarists and their guitars; you need to find one that feels right.
Too few people turn to nature when they need a break. An outdoor adventure really might be the precise thing you need; people need breaks when they’ve had enough of their everyday reality, and that reality is rarely something that involves the beauty of the outdoors. It usually involves drab offices, endless computer use, uncomfortable commutes, stressful obligations. It gets suffocating, stressful, boring.
Outdoor breaks can be great for your mental and physical health; not only do many of them require more from your from a physical standpoint, but the temporary severing between you and the dry modern world of technology and business can do wonders for your stress levels and overall positivity. Here are just a few of the benefits that nature can provide to you!
As much as we would love to be out every night, it’s impossible with our small budget. After all, whether you are going to watch sports, or going for a drink at the local boozer, it can soon add up. But a lot of guys get bored if they have to stay indoors every evening. In fact, the evening can really drag. However, it doesn’t have to be the case if you plan your night well. In fact, here is how to beat boredom during quiet nights in.
Have a movie fest at home
Going to the movies can often cost you an arm and a leg. By the time you have bought your ticket and invested in a lot of delicious snacks, it can soon come to around $25 for a single trip!
It has become a yearly tradition that we look at all the former MLB All-Stars that aren’t having very good years.
The season is a little more than half over and it’s not too late for some of these players to bounce back and turn their seasons around. You can look at our Un-All-Star team article last year, many bounced back and finished strong.
Since I’m an active fantasy baseball owner, it didn’t take me long to make this list. I spent most of my time just baffled that some of these guys were actually All-Stars at one point.
The old benchmark for an All-Star was thrown out with the bathwater when Bud Selig decided each team must have at least one representative in the All-Star Game.
Here is America’s White Boy‘s 2017 MLB Un-All-Star team.