Playing Sports at Home Isn’t as Lame as You Think

pexels-photo-29011When people think of sports, they usually think of going out into the great outdoors and having fun with their friends in a giant field. For instance, football is a fantastic physical sport but you’re going to need a lot of people to play with you and a huge field with goal posts and everything. Tennis is great too, but you won’t be able to play without a net. Golf is another excellent sport, but you won’t be able to play it unless you make regular trips to a course and have expensive gear. This is why we usually make sports a group outing so that we can go to a field or a park to play. However, what about playing sports at home? Is it as lame or boring as people make it out to be?

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You Won’t Want To Miss Out On These Sporting Events This Year!

football-1666274_960_720There really is nothing like seeing a sport played live. The rush of energy that surges through the crowd when a player does something amazing. The tension as the clock ticks down when a match is so close. Wondering if a player is going to beat their personal best. The sheer sense of camaraderie and community that forms when you’re in the stands cheering without hundreds, even thousands, of other people all swept up in the love of the game. Sure you can watch a lot of it on TV or online these days, but it simply doesn’t capture the sheer magic of getting to see it happen in person. Not only that but there are some events that are the kinds of things that you really do need to see in person. With that in mind, here are some amazing sporting events that you won’t want to miss in 2017.

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The Kings Have No Idea What They Are Doing

DeMarcus Cousins trade New Orleans Pelicans Sacramento Kings NBA hot stoveThe Sacramento Kings keep showing the world how NOT to run an NBA team.

Owner Vivek Ranadive was supposed to bring life to the stagnant Kings franchise, but since he took over ownership a few years ago, they just keep making huge mistakes.

The Kings agreed to trade potential franchise cornerstone DeMarcus Cousins (and Omri Casspi and a second-round 2017 pick) to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie Buddy Hield, former Kings player Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and a top-three protected first-round pick.

I realize Cousins was a cancer in the Kings locker room, but I think he’s at a level that a team in Sacramento’s current situation should exhaust all attempts to appease him. I realize that the Kings were going to have to pony up a huge contract extension soon, but I think this trade was a huge mistake.

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Outdoor Activities Worth Getting Out Of Bed For

Muggle QuidditchThe problem with trying to get fit is you are also trying to battle something incredibly boring. If something is fun then you’re more likely to do it. For example, how is it that you know all the lyrics to Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang, yet don’t know the Periodic Table. Simple. The Periodic Table is so boring. So, what happens when you apply the same rules to getting fit? Well, you find yourself taking part in some totally alternative activities that grow your smile while shrinking your waistline. Now that is a winning situation. Smiling and sweating, something that was once an oxymoron, and yet now a reality, and one that will let you remain as far away from a serious sportsman as you want.

Quidditch

Okay, so there is no flying in the real sense of the term, but there is a chance to use your imagination in the same way you probably did when you were a kid. Also, who doesn’t want to play Quidditch (except for Piers Morgan who claims to never have read Harry Potter simply because he doesn’t want to concede to JK Rowling)? It may be embarrassing, but it is definitely going to make you smile. Just the names of equipment is going to make you smile, as you run around chasing after Quaffles and Bludgers and Snitches and all sorts. That’s our favourite bit, the Snitch. In the books and the films, it is a little gold ball that has wings and darts about so fast that the Seekers have a real job just keeping their ye on it, nevermind catching it. But, oh no, not in real-life Quidditch, where the Snitch is a tennis ball in a sock that gets tucked into The Snitch Runner’s shorts, who then has to run away from the Seekers. Continue reading

2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Betting Odds & Picks

King Cake Baby NBA All Star Game 2017 betting oddsNBA All-Star Weekend is a fun time for NBA players to bask in their fame and rub elbows with celebrities. The game itself is usually high-scoring, but doesn’t get competitive until the fourth quarter, if it is close at all.

Some may even say the highlight of the weekend is the skills competitions that take place on Saturday night. The Slam Dunk competition has a few names in it, but nothing like the stars that would enter in its golden era. The three-point competition is probably my favorite competition of the night since there’s rarely ever something new tried in the dunk contest these days.

We list the betting odds for the All-Star Game MVP, Dunk Contest, Three-Point Competition, Rising Stars Game MVP and Skills competition winners. We also pick some winners for the prop bets.

Can D-League rookie Derrick Jones Jr. win the Slam Dunk Contest?

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Awesome Benefits Of Playing More Golf

golfawesomeGolf is one of the sports that you are either into or not – but there are some compelling reasons why everyone should be hitting the course on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing benefits of starting and playing more golf – and hopefully, we’ll persuade you to take some time out and start making waves on the fairway.

Physical fitness

There’s a lot of walking involved in golf, of course – as long as you avoid cheating and using the golf trucks that are becoming a more common sight on the nation’s courses. And it’s great for keeping you fit and giving you a healthy dose of fresh air But according to healthfitnessrevolution.com, there is more physical exercise involved in golf than you might think. Every swing uses your arms, legs, back and abdomen, and when you consider how many times you smash a ball over 18 holes, it’s clear that golf isn’t just a relaxing stroll in the park. Continue reading

10 Wrestlers Who Should be in the WWE Hall of Fame

CHYNAIt’s officially Wrestlemania season.

Wrestlemania 33 is in Orlando this year, a very familiar area to WWE. This year’s show will feature some of the best wrestlers in the world and they even got a legend like Goldberg to come back.

A lot happens the weekend of Wrestlemania. Many indie promotions run shows in the area since there are tens of thousands of fans in that area, so why not? WWE also runs an Axxess fan festival, NXT Takeover show and the WWE Hall of Fame.

A few people have already been announced to be in this year’s Hall of Fame class (Kurt Angle, Rock N Roll Express & Teddy Long) and a few are strongly rumored like Rick Rude, Diamond Dallas Page and William Regal, so I will not include them on this list.

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On Your Bike! Why Cycling Is The Perfect Sport To Get Into This Year

cycling-655565_960_720It’s not always easy trying to find the right sport for you. That sport that you can both enjoy and will keep you active. After all, not everyone is going to be really great at a sport that they love. The biggest football fan in the world might still never make it past the twenty-yard line without fumbling the ball and getting taken down. Not only that but there are a lot of sports that require you to buy some pretty expensive equipment or require the use of specialized courts that not everyone has access to. But many of us love a sport so much that we want to really get into and understand it, this means getting involved in it ourselves as well as enjoying the events and culture surrounding it. And there’s one sport that is an absolutely fantastic option for this: cycling. Cycling is one of the best sports out there for both watching and for enjoying yourself and it keeps getting more and more popular every single year. But don’t just take my word for it, here are a few reasons why cycling definitely needs to be the sport that you take up this year.

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