6 Things That Anyone Who Has Ever Tried Surfing Knows To Be True

surfing-2192775_960_720Surfing. It seems like such a good idea; man conquering the ocean, showing off a toned physique as you curve along the crest of a wave… it’s the ideal isn’t it? There’s a whole lifestyle that goes along with it, too. The idea of being relaxed, chilled, unbothered by the everyday mundanities – it’s inherently attractive.

So summer rolls around and you decide it’s time to give it a go.

Then the realities begin to sink in.

#1 – It Starts With Such Confidence

The irritating thing about surfers is that they make it look so easy. You can thus convince yourself that it is that easy; a few lessons and you’ll be surfing along as if you were born to do it. This is the beginning of your new life. From hereon out, you will be transformed. You will spend your time posting GoPro images onto YouTube.com, spending your time looking for gear on FinBin.net in between trips to the beach. It’s going to be great.

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‘America’s White Boy’ 2017 NBA Mock Draft

Markelle Fultz Lonzo Ball NBA Mock Draft 2017Just like we did for the NFL Draft, we are here to release our 2017 NBA Mock Draft.

A lot can change before June 22nd. Many expect the Celtics and Lakers to get plenty of calls until then. The biggest possible trade that could happen could be the Pacers trading Paul George to the Celtics for a large package of prospects and the #1 overall pick. Will it happen? I’d say there’s only about a 20% chance right now.

Here is the ‘America’s White Boy’ 2017 NBA Mock Draft.

1. Boston Celtics – Markelle Fultz – PG – Washington Huskies – Fultz is the consensus best player in the draft. Even though Washington was a bad team last year, it should bring up too many red flags. In baseball, they call a prospect that can do everything a ‘five-tool player’…and Fultz is the equivalent in basketball. He has hops, he can shoot, he is very good defensively and has the size for his position. It will be interesting to see how he will play with Isaiah Thomas, but it can be done. This pick is very desirable, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Boston gets a mother lode for it if they trade it.

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Toy Crazy: Mattel’s WWE Elite Series 51

2017 WWE Elite 51 Scott Hall Berzerker Roman Reigns Sami Zayn Mankind AJ Styles FlashbackI’m a self-confessed vintage toy nerd. I collect vintage wrestling action figures from the 80’s & 90’s. I started purchasing some vintage toys out of nostalgia. Well, WWE and Mattel sucked me into their new stuff. I now buy a few figures a month. You can view photos of my collection on my Instagram account.

The lineup in Elite 51 is above average. Any set after Elite 50 was going to be a little underwhelming. That set was fabulous.

The WWE Superstars included in Elite 51 are A.J. Styles, Mankind, Scott Hall, Roman Reigns, Berzerker and Sami Zayn.

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Toy Crazy: Summer 2017 WWE Funko Releases

wwepopWe covered some upcoming Funko releases back in April. Those figures are already in my collection and look fantastic.

We have reviewed a lot of Mattel’s WWE Elite figures, but Funko has also released some pretty solid figures in the past. I’m a big collector and you can see some of my collection on my Instagram, @vintagetoybob.

I’ve plugged another site in my previous Mattel posts, but if you’re looking to order Funko figures, I’d trust intheringcollectibles.com. I’ve bought a ton of stuff from them and they always pack shipments very well. You can use code ‘paulyp‘ for a discount.

Here are some pictures of Funko’s Summer 2017 WWE POP! vinyl releases.

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Spectator to Participant: How to Make this Sporting Transition

female-2025511_960_720Are you tired of being lazy, sitting on your sofa watching sports? Well, maybe it’s time you stopped being a passive spectator and became an active participant. Making that transition is not even as hard as you might imagine it to be. Anyone can do it once they put their mind to it and take the right steps. But what are those steps? Read on to find out.

Don’t Take the Know it All Attitude

This is one mistake that people often make when they are picking up a sport for the first time. Just because you have watched lots of other people play sport on TV, that doesn’t mean you really understand anything about playing the sport yourself. Those are two entirely separate things, and you need to remember that. If you adopt a know it all kind of attitude, you will just end up looking stupid and alienating those around you.

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It’s Time To Find Your Escape Through Hobbies

fishingbaypexelsWe all need an escape. We are all going to need a getaway. Why? Because life can get too much sometimes, and hey – it isn’t always about being a productive worker bee in your place of work. It’s about enjoying the little things, finding those little talents or quirks that can help you make the most of your time away from your workplace. We can overwork ourselves and end up in a stressed out heap, or we can find that escape from the world that we enjoy and make the most of our lives. Which option sounds better? It’s the second one – always! Sorry to make the choice for you, but everyone needs a hobby – but not just that – they need a chill hobby that serves a purpose. That’s no offense to those other hobbies, but some don’t always serve as an escape, but another source of frustration! These can include sports, but it depends on your mentality, it will always depend on your attitude – remember a hobby should help you escape, not get you all riled up when you are home away from your desk!

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Fun Hobbies For Guys (That Aren’t Sports!)

pexels-photo-300788Everyone needs hobbies. They keep us productive, teach us new skills and help break things up, so it feels like we’re doing more in our lives than just sleep and work! But it can be difficult knowing where to start, especially as most hobbies recommended for men tend to be of the sporting variety. Sports and exercise are great, and if you’re the kind of person who finds working out fun, then that’s fantastic. But for us mere mortals who only exercise because we have to, here are some other kind of hobbies that might occupy you!

Flying Drones

Drones have grown massively in popularity over the last few years. While they’re useful tools for videographers, the police and even Amazon, flying drones as a hobby is a lot of fun too. If you’re the kind of guy who loved things like remote controlled boats, cars and planes as a kid, then you’re sure to love this. They can be bought within all budgets these days, so whether you want to spend a little or a lot you’re sure to have fun outside controlling these awesome little contraptions!

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Golden Rules Of Online Gambling

roulette-roulette-wheel-ball-turnWhether you are betting on sports, casino games, or online slots, there are a few golden rules that you absolutely must follow. Never forget that gambling of any kind can cause plenty of issues, from addiction to financial ruin. Following these simple guidelines will help you avoid running into serious trouble, help you get more enjoyment out of your gambling, and assist you from making rash decisions.

Understand the rules

All online casinos, sports betting sites and online gaming services have their own rules of engagement. And while the games might be fun, it’s important to understand that this is a serious business we are talking about, here, and if you try and break those rules, cheat, or ‘beat the system,’ the chances are you will get banned.

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