Phoenix, Las Vegas and Palm Springs start cooling off as we head into autumn. With travel prices (as well as temperatures) down from summer highs, the Southwest is a great place to head for some golfing fun.
at 6:55AM, 3 years ago |
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I've played soccer all my life. I've had ups, I've had downs and I've had several injuries. The most regrettable injuries I've had are the times when I've been too rushed lazy to switch from my cleats to regular shoes. You see, what non-sports playing individuals might not realize is while cleats are absolutely wonderful at providing traction on grass and turf terrain, they're downright hazardous when it comes to concrete.
In my opinion, they're almost as dangerous as rollerblades on concrete--and easily just as socially unacceptable.
at 9:54AM, 3 years ago |
Baseball is one of America's favorite pastimes. Kids love to play catch with their dads. Not only is it fun way to spend the afternoon but also a great way for parents to bond with their children. Gadgets sports toys make a simple game like catch even more fun-tastic and are a great gift idea for the holidays.
I hate sports. I know that living in Southern California this goes against all the laws of nature--which include but are not limited to rooting for either the Angels or the Dodgers and getting excited about things like the Superbowl (I like the Puppy Bowl...)--but really, sports just aren't my thing. I have broken about six fingers, torn some ligaments, and had various other injuries during my childhood, almost all of which were sports-related, so yeah. Me + sports = no thanks.
However, table tennis? That's a sport I can get excited about! The sound of the ping-pong ball, the whoosh of the paddle, the sweat on my brow. Ah yes, table tennis, the game of champions!
So imagine my excitement when I found this winning item from Gizmine: Self Table Tennis.
at 9:57AM, 3 years ago |
This weekend, the 2011 NASCAR season starts with the one of the biggest races in the world: The Daytona 500. On my list of great motor-sports races, Daytona ranks up there right next to the Indy 500, the 24 Hours of LeMans, the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, the Monte Carlo Rally and the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races.
(Monaco gets two of the greats because historically it was full of rich playboys with fast cars, and they liked to find out who was fastest.
But, if you aren't a rich playboy you may find it hard to see these events, except on the TV.)
Tickets for the Daytona 500 race start at $55 per person. Have a small boy who loved the Pixar movie Cars? Be prepared to spend as much for a day at a NASCAR race as you would at Disneyland. Ticket prices are about the same, the prices for food and souvenirs are similar--but Disney is slightly less commercial, and much more tasteful.
at 9:58AM, 3 years ago |
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In one of my previous posts, Take Me Out To
The Bar Game, I wrote about how you can save money by going to
a bar instead of watching a live sports game. Turns out people all
over the country are taking that advice a step further and just
watching the games from home.
Recently the Washington Post reported that NFL TV ratings have been rising due to the
recent economic downturn. They're claiming that more people are
watching games from home either because they want to get their
money's worth out of the HDTV they bought or because watching games
from home is free. Both theories make sense.
at 11:26AM, 4 years ago |
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