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.
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.
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.
With the success of the hugely popular TV show, Dancing With The Stars, many people have noticed that competitors lose tons of weight while on the show. For instance, Kelly Osbourne lost 42 pounds and whittled down to a size 2 from a size 14. Amazing right? Kirstie Alley, known for her ongoing weight battles, already lost 60 pounds and is hoping to shed another 30 to 40 while competing on the show. Back in 2007, Marie Osmond dropped an astonishing 31 pounds thanks to the show.
So, what does this tell you? Dancing is an awesome workout and easy on the wallet!
Though the U.S. is now out of the World Cup, Landon Donovan's goal last week against Algeria was another shot heard around the world. The goal felt like a major sea change in how Americans view soccer.
Will it now become America's fifth team sport, after football, baseball, basketball and hockey?
What Donovan's goal did was show just why soccer is popular in other countries. The tension throughout a game builds and builds so that a single goal can be far more triumphant than a touchdown or home run. The thing with soccer is that watching the game takes a different type of skill set: a near miss can be exciting too. For Americans, that may be asking a lot--similar to asking baseball fans to be excited about a ball with home run distance that goes just foul. That's just not the way we think. "Almost" is not really a part of the American Dream.
The other major issue is how this all plays out financially. Because soccer's played in two 45-minute halves without a break, there's no time for commercials, so networks can't make the same kind of killing as they do in Super Bowl ads. However, there's a huge opportunity for merchandising and other revenue-getters.
Can you feel it? Madness is in the air. March Madness that is. The sound of sneakers squeaking up and down the courts of College campuses will soon be echoing through televisions, and if you're really retro, radios across the country. CBS Sports Mobile has decided to offer another, better option again this year in the form of an updated On Demand iPhone app.