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Fantasy Football Sleepers – Kicker Rankings in Fantasy Football 2009

Kickers are generally selected in the last 2 rounds of Fantasy Football Drafts. Since most Fantasy Football leagues have 12 owners, your goal is to pick one of the top 12 kicker-to-scorers in the league. There are 32 teams in the NFL, so you have a better than even chance of landing one of the top 12 kickers, even in a blind tie. The difference between the best kicker and the 12th ranked kicker is only 2 points per game. Everyone knows Gostkowski et al, but who are the real sleepers? Read on and get some extra points on sleeping kickers.

Sleeper # 1

Rian Lindell of the Buffalo Bills finished the 2008 season as the 11th ranked fantasy producer at his position. However, that happened in a year in which it had one of its worst conversion rates, 79%. Because of this, it will fall into the eyes of most homeowners. When you take a closer look at his stats, you see that he was forced to attempt as many kicks from over 40 yards last year as his previous 2 years combined! This means that with WR Terrell Owens coming to Buffalo versus Lee Evans, more attempts from 25 to 35 yards are almost guaranteed, due to the fact that Buffalo has the 13th easiest schedule for WR. I’m looking for a production in the 138 point range, a steal like his last draft pick.

Sleeper # 2

Garrett Hartley was perfect as a rookie for the New Orleans Saints last year, while playing in just 8 games. In a standard scoring format, he scored 67 points, which extrapolates to 134 points in a full season. Getting more than 8 points from a kicker that you can get in the last round is great value, and you know that Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Reggie Bush, and Pierre Thomas are going to move the ball. Kicking a dome doesn’t hurt either, and I expect the second-year kicker to score about 135 points this year.

Every year an owner gets itchy and takes a Gostkowski or Akers with 3-4 rounds to go, and runs a kicker run. DON’T get caught up in this, pick your kicker last and take one of the sleepers mentioned above to produce maximum value. Sure a $ 15 steak dinner is fine, but if you can get a burger for a penny, it sure tastes better.

How to measure your head for clip-in extensions

Typically when you buy hair extensions, you need to walk into a salon or ask your stylist to use their best judgment and measurement techniques to get the extensions of the correct size. In a salon setting, the stylist doesn’t have to be 100% precise because you can always cut and trim the extensions as needed to blend in with your natural hair.

Another popular method of buying hair extensions of the right size is to go to a beauty product and a sales representative can help you choose the extensions of the right size. Often times, they can remove the extensions from the bundle and hold them next to their hair to further aid in measurement adjustments.

When you order your hairpieces online, you don’t get the same face-to-face customer service. Instead, you will need to correctly measure your hair to know what size hair extensions to order.

We will first measure the two middle layers. To begin, you must first section your hair by creating a section at the level of the ears. Ear level should be about 1/2 inch below the tip (highest point) of the ear and secure the top section of hair with a clip at the top of the head. Now, take a clothing tape measure (one that is flexible and bends easily) and measure the section at the nape of the head that would be from the back of one ear to the back of the other ear. The measurement should be 5-7 inches wide. You will need 2 extension pieces that are 5 “or 7” wide; that is, the section of the track that hooks into your natural hair and not the actual length of the hair strand.

Second, we will measure the top layer. Keeping your hair sectioned, slide the tape measure so that it is about 1 inch above the highest point of your ear. Now make sure you measure this area so that your tape measure is still raised 1 inch above the tip of the ear, but that you want the measurements to extend past the ear as if wrapping towards the point where the ear is located. hairline and find face. This measurement should be between 8 “and 11”.

Then we will measure the bottom layer. Take the tape measure and place it about 1 1/2 “from the bottom of your hairline (where the top of your neck and bottom of your hair meet) at the back of your neck. The tape should start Approximately 1 inch behind the back from one ear to the other This measurement can be something like 3 “-5” wide.

Now we measure the smaller side pieces. Part your hair so that you have accumulated most of your hair, which would be the bangs and a small portion of hair that is on the crown. Now measure the width in a straight line where the hairline meets the temple (about 1 inch above the brow) and ends at the beginning of the ear area. This is usually a 1/2 “-1 1/2” measurement.

Your measurements can look like this:

1 – Piece measuring 3 “-5”

2 – Pieces measuring 5 “-7”

1 – Piece measuring 8 “-11”

2 – small side pieces measuring 1 “- 1 1/2”

Women also love football

Soccer is proverbially seen as a men’s sport, an excuse to meet up with the boys and drink until the final touchdown. While men seem to be the most common demographic (perhaps they can be related to the idea that men beat themselves unconscious and scream), there are plenty of women who really enjoy the game. This is not simply referring to the women who tolerate Super Bowl parties and serve barbecue wings to the army of NFL fans who walk through the door. These are actually fans who keep track of the score, support the home team, and would kick the average kid’s butt when it comes to throwing a Super Bowl party.

What explains this phenomenon and why don’t more women enjoy soccer? Note that some sports parties are characterized by gender bonding. If men want to hang out with their friends, it’s nothing personal, they might not be enthusiastic about the idea of ​​a wife or girlfriend going to the party. The man may even fear that women will bring an uncomfortable energy to the event, such as criticizing some basic masculine elements or focusing on the negative aspects of football. The man may be afraid of such a scenario and try to keep the game as mysterious and unladylike as possible.

However, some guys are open to the idea of ​​their spouse joining in on Sunday’s fun, especially if she’s a natural follower and enjoys watching a good show. The woman may become enthusiastic about sports in an effort to bond with her spouse or to make more friends. They may find joy in displaying team spirit, having common foe and foe as partners. If you think about it, soccer is quite an operatic sport; both an expression of primordial human emotion and a gladiatorial battle between giants. People live vicariously through these sporting figures, which is why both men and women find human aspiration exciting and even inspiring.

Then, of course, there are women who simply love soccer for the same reason that men do: because it’s fun, because they enjoy making predictions and cheering for their favorite teams, and because they’ve watched every Super Bowl since 1975. Men aren’t the only ones who can become obsessed with sports. There are some expert women in the NFL who can feel the same adrenaline rush that comes from watching Tom Brady throw a winning pass. Everyone loves good competition, and soccer is the most competitive game in America, with the most passionate fans. It’s both a patriotic event (watch the city of Atlanta being humiliated by Dallas, as New York fights Green Bay) and a riveting thriller involving real-life heroes and villains grabbing that ball for their lives. .

There’s only one more satisfying thing in life than watching the Super Bowl with the boys, a bucket of wings and a pint of your favorite drink all to yourself, all that plus a girl by your side who never asks to change the channel.

The regular season game before the All-Star break points to current issues ignored by MLB officials.

In a very clear way, the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington DC last week was representative of the current state of the sport of baseball. The ten home runs hit set an all-time record for the Midsummer Classic, nearly double the previous record of six.

That long-ball production is indicative of the season, which is on track to see more home runs than any other year in baseball’s long history. That stat isn’t the only record to be eclipsed in 2018, and the All-Star Game reflected that, too.

Players are striking out 25 percent of the time now, a frequency that will result in a record number of strikeouts in 2018. It was no surprise then that pitchers in the Summer Classic fanned 25 batters in total.

Just as that highly touted contest highlighted the sport’s reliance on home run and strike out, it was another game from the week before that served as a microcosm of some of baseball’s biggest problems. Commissioner Rob Manfred and sports officials would rather ignore that game, which would be easy to do considering how few people actually saw it.

The Tampa Bay Rays played the Marlins in Miami on July 3, an in-state battle that should have created all sorts of excitement at the Spring Training home and three pennants. To underscore the serious attendance problem baseball has had there for more than two decades, only 6,000 people attended.

The game itself lasted sixteen innings, lasted for nearly six hours, and featured forty-four different batters between the two clubs. Eighteen different pitchers took the mound, in addition to the other three who were called up to pinch-hit or play a position at some point during the Sunshine State Bore-a-thon.

When it finally ended, an estimated two hundred fans remained in the seats. The Miami main office rewarded those few loyal souls by handing out two free tickets each.

A better gift for them, and most other baseball fans, would be for the sport to adapt the extra innings rule that began in the minors this year. If they tie after nine innings, each team begins the extra frame with a runner in second. That situation would almost guarantee that a game would be decided long before the sixteen innings it took before Tampa Bay finally defeated Miami.

In addition to reinforcing the fact that the games are too long, that night he also raised another topic that affects the sport. It should force the National League to adopt the designated hitter rule.

Because they were playing in Miami, the Rays had to allow their pitchers to hit. This stipulation might not be a new problem for starting pitchers, who have been used to having at least one plate appearance in an inter-league road game.

However, having to hit is a real problem for the crowd of relievers on staff, as most of them never swing at a club the entire season. What can happen when they are forced to fill that role is exactly what happened to a Tampa reliever that night.

Left-hander Vidal Nuna injured a hamstring while running to first base after hitting a ground ball, putting him on the 10-day disabled list. The injury would never have occurred if baseball had applied a universal designated hitter rule, and it could also have been avoided if the extra innings rule had been used in the majors rather than just the minors.

What happened to Westwood?

Until a few years ago, Westwood was the place to go if you wanted to pamper yourself. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I wanted to find a place where I could walk … browse stores, etc. Something, perhaps, that reminded me of New York City. Los Angeles is not a city for walking … however, Miss Susan P. from Encino told me that the best places to walk were Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and Westwood Village. I hadn’t been there in years, but after going to Westwood with Ron last week, I thought I should visit him again …

Located about 30 minutes from my apartment, Westwood is located on the west side of Los Angeles, just east of the San Diego Freeway (405). Home to the esteemed UCLA, Westwood was once a thriving college town … with great shopping, restaurants, record stores, and great movie theaters. Parking was a pain and expensive … but it was worth it. One could easily have spent the day in Westwood and had a good time … not anymore.

In the past, I’d drive from Hollywood specifically to hang out in Westwood … I’d have a slice or two at La Monica’s pizza in Gayley … I’d stop by Baskin Robbins for ice cream, check out Circuit City in Gayley, spend a year at Tower Records on Westwood Boulevard, visit an independent record store or two, and of course, see a movie …

When I started hanging out in Westwood … there were no less than six individual Mann Theaters screens, a Mann 4-plex, a United Artists 3-plex, a General Cinema 4-plex, and a magnificent owned and operated theater. by Pacific Theaters called The Crest. Ten different movie theaters … all within walking distance. You can see why I would love a place like this … It was like Westwood really was a MOVIE TOWN …

On Saturday night, I visited the old Movie Town … and what I found was more like a Ghost Town. Since 2006, there has been an awkward exodus in Westwood … everyone was leaving and no one was moving.

Before Saturday’s movie, I took a walk around the neighborhood once lively … what’s left of it at least. The two-story Tower Records is gone … all the other Westwood record stores are gone too. The Rite Aid is gone … now it’s just an empty space. I was surprised to find that even the Gardens of Glendon restaurant (site of two dates in the past) had closed its doors forever … with nothing in its place. The streets now felt dark and lonely … although some things remained …

The In N Out burger is still there … that’s where I took Ron last week. And then there is Lamonicas … Thank God, Lamonicas is still alive and well. I loved going there whenever I could. Excellent pizza … really good. On Saturday I had two delicious Sicilian slices … I wanted to have 100 more. The theme of the place is all of New York … which makes it too easy for me to love.

My Baskin Robbins is still there … I’ve never seen him busy, but he’s always open … even late. After my pizza, I always got vanilla ice cream from Baskin Robbins in Westwood … just like I did on Saturday night.

After pizza and ice cream, I usually took a look at the giant kiosk next door. On Saturday, I couldn’t help but go through … checking the music magazines like always … sure I was glad to see that the kiosk had survived, but other places weren’t so lucky … especially in terms of what has Happened in Westwood theaters in recent years.

Since then, the Mann Westwood 4-Plex has been shut down and destroyed. It’s not a great theater, but it’s a loss nonetheless. I had seen three movies there … GODS AND MONSTERS … and Dennis Rodman’s action actor SIMON SEZ … that I watched completely alone … I mean … NOBODY was in the movies except me …

The Mann Plaza has closed. I think I only saw one movie there … FREE ENTERPRISE … It was a decent single screen though … I think it even had a balcony. It was a nice old theater …

The Mann Festival has closed. The seats weren’t that great … they folded down … although I think they fixed it. I had many experiences there. It’s where I met Jamie Lee Curtis and saved their seats for GONE WITH THE WIND … it’s where I watched various PGA screenings with movies like ABOUT ADAM and PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS … It’s where I watched SNOW FALLING OVER CEDARS … and where I licked my wounds watching IRON MONKEY after a disastrous date in 2004 …

The Mann National has closed and been destroyed … a vacant lot is in its place … It was one of my favorite theaters in Los Angeles. It had a lot of character … a huge theater with a huge screen … It was dirty and outdated, but I loved it. I had the pleasure of seeing SAVING PRIVATE RYAN there on opening day in June 1998, as well as movies like SMALL SOLDIERS, ADAM SANDLER’S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS, 30 DAYS TO YUMA, and WAR. It pains me to think that he’s gone forever …

The United Artists Westwood 3-plex was closed and destroyed. It is now a CVS pharmacy. It’s not the best theater, but I loved it … I watched a lot of movies there … PLAYING FROM HEART, 15 MINUTES, THE OTHERS, BOILER ROOM, CORRE, LOLA CORRE, AMERICAN HISTORY X and more …

Once a thriving metropolis of ten movie theaters … Westwood now only has four movie theaters …

The Mann Regent in Broxton is now run by Landmark Theaters and thankfully it still functions as a single screen. There I had seen TEA WITH MUSSOLINI, then Landmark bought it … I saw things like PERSONAL SPEED and SESSION 9.

The General Cinema Avco 4-plex is now operated by AMC. It’s not a great theater … it never was. There was always something strange or strange about it … I never felt like someone was directing the show … However … I had visited AVCO on more than a few occasions to see movies like THE DIRTY WORK, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, COMPANY MAN, HOT ROD, MR. WOODCOCK, as well as TAKEN with my mom.

The Mann Bruin is still alive and well … yet it is my least favorite theater in the area. The reason … an amazing design and a vintage-style marquee on the outside, but a plain and simple Jane look on the inside. I saw some things here … SPHERE, DR. DOOLITTLE, FREDDIE SE FINGERED, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, plus a screening of NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS.

The Crest is now a struggling independent theater owned and operated by a guy named Bob. A beautiful art-deco style theater inside and out … sadly in its last stages. Bob has run out of money … and sends desperate emails to people like me asking if anyone wants to buy it … I watched a lot of movies at The Crest … EVE’S BAYOU, JANE AUSTEN’S MAFIA !, DR. STRANGELOVE (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMBA), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, BICENTENNIAL MAN, THE BABYSITTER DIARIES, THE HUNTING PARTY, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS with my mom, plus special screenings of CRASH and THE AVIATOR …

Fortunately, the Westwood Theater premiere still remains intact … the glorious historic Westwood Village Theater … site of many movie premieres to this day due to its large capacity, beautiful and glamorous old school architecture and large balcony . Your front canopy is a site to behold. When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1998, I made sure to visit the Village right away (having seen it on a visit in 1997). The Village was the first theater in the US to install a THX sound system (in 1983). It was always a great thrill every time I went there. I watched as many movies as I could … like TITANIC, LETHAL WEAPON 4, THE X-FILES, THE SIEGE, GREASE, 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND, RED PLANET, SUPERMAN RETURNS, STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE, WIDE EYES CLOSE, HOMICIDE FROM HOLLYWOOD (for the premiere of my first movie), THE BRAVE ONE and Saturday night’s feature film … SHUTTER ISLAND. If I had my way, I would watch all the movies there …

What happened to Westwood? I really don’t know … Before I moved to Los Angeles, I had heard that there was a gang problem … Maybe Westwood was already dying when I arrived … I was too naive to realize it. Plus, with the advent of popular outdoor extravaganzas like Third Street Promenade, The Grove, and The Anericana in Glendale … people have fewer and fewer reasons to spend time in Westwood. It still has UCLA, the Armond Hammer museum, a live theater for plays, two Starbucks, two or three gyms, and of course the many movie premieres still happening in the Village … So … not yet has died. I miss it so much, at least what it was before … However, I have faith … there are a lot of empty real estate there. It’s time for Westwood to come back, long overdue …

How to get autographs from professional soccer players

When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was eight years old, he found himself in the San Francisco Giants locker room, asking for an autograph from Chili Davis, a star of the team at the time. Davis refused, but said, “Maybe later, boy, maybe if you come after the game.”

So young Brandy stayed, and after the game he approached his favorite player, only to be rejected again with a “No, I will not sign autographs after the game.”

The effect stuck with Brady, both in terms of the disappointment it brought him and Brady’s future prospects for autographs when he found himself in similar situations.

“I certainly hurt myself,” Brady told Tuff Stuff magazine. “But at the same time, I was in the boy’s clubhouse and now I see it from a different perspective than I did when I was that age. At the time, however, it seemed like a small request.”

You’d hope that walking into the Patriot’s locker room and asking for autographs might be a quick way to get your butt kicked, but there are certain ways you can put yourself on the autograph author’s radar.

First, you must have something to sign. Having a player sign your arm may seem like a fun idea at the time, and they might accept it, but it’s largely a pointless act, as you’ll eventually take it off. Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you’re not going directly to the tattoo parlor to have a tattoo artist draw the autograph, don’t bother signing the body. Always carry a good quality pen with you. What is the use of giving a player something to sign if you don’t give them the means to do so?

Next, find out who the hell you’re talking to. If you can call him by his name or say something to him that shows you have taken an interest in him, he will look at you with more sympathy than at a fan with a giant “P” painted on his beer belly.

The next thing to remember is location, location, location. It is much easier to get a player to sign something from a front row seat than from a second balcony seat. If you get a good seat and are also early to the game, you can try talking to the players as they pass. If you can get a guy to talk for a while, you might end up with some players stopping to chat.

Sometimes a player will star in the autograph signing and a crowd will quickly form. This is another reason to get there early. Fighting a crowd for signatures, or worse yet, being in your seat as dozens of people begin to crowd around you, is likely to annoy you the most.

If you can tell where players are entering and leaving the stadium, that’s another great place to find them ready to sign, pose for photos, and shake hands. If they are not in a hurry, they are much more likely to stick around for a while.

There is also always the traditional way to get an autograph: write for it. Most team clubs will accept mail and forward it to the player. When writing an autograph for an athlete, the same rules apply to any autograph request sent by mail:

* Always include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE).

* Include a photo and / or cards for the player to sign.

* Do not send food, money or gifts.

* Always include a letter acknowledging the player and his achievements.

* Be patient.

Sending fan mail:

To send fan mail to soccer player, simply write to their team’s address.

Is Stephen Strasburg the real deal?

Every major league team dreams of having a pitcher who can do the following: throw a fastball at 98 mph or faster, throw a slider in the 90’s, and throw a curveball in the 80’s. Stephen Strasburg can do all of those things and has never pitched in a professional game in his life. It is a product of the state of San Diego, currently managed by Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

Strasburg was selected by the Washington Nationals as the # 1 pick in the 2009 amateur draft. He may not have an agent before signing a contract with a major league team, but his “advisor” is super baseball agent Scott Boras. the same man who has represented players negotiating the biggest contracts in the game, like Alex Rodríguez and Daisuke Matsuzaka. It has already been reported that Strasburg could demand a major league contract worth $ 50 million, roughly four times the previous record amount for a draft pick. That might seem justified given Strasburg’s material, but a quick look at other selected pitchers early in the first round shows they are an unpredictable breed.

Ben McDonald was selected # 1 overall by the Baltimore Orioles in 1989. By this time he had already led the United States Olympic baseball team to a gold medal in 1988. McDonald was accelerated to the major leagues, where he started with an impressive shutout complete in his first major league game. Despite the good start, things never went well for McDonald, who was a mediocre pitcher before experiencing career-ending shoulder problems in 1997.

Todd Van Poppel was the Oakland Athletics’ fourteenth overall pick in the 1990 amateur draft. He had just finished high school and the Atlanta Braves would have picked him # 1 if he hadn’t told the Braves he wouldn’t sign. with them. The Braves, instead, used their pick on Chipper Jones. Van Poppel signed a major league contract, which earned him more money but also gave the Athletics fewer options to develop him in the minor leagues. He was in the majors after making just 32 minor league starts, and his straight fastball was never able to dominate major league hitters. Van Poppel never won more than 7 games in a season and finished with a career record of 40-52.

Brien Taylor was another pitching phenomenon who was selected as the No. 1 pick in 1991 by the New York Yankees. Like Strasburg and Van Poppel, Taylor was being mentored by Scott Boras. The $ 1.55 million contract he signed with the Yankees was a record for a draft pick at the time. Taylor was featured on the cover of Baseball America and his 100 mph fastball was the talk of the baseball world. He was good in his first season in the minors, but he showed he could use a little refinement. Then, in 1993, his shoulder was seriously injured in a fist fight in a trailer park. He would never fully recover from the injury. Taylor is now a bricklayer and lives with his parents on a street named after him during that brief period, nearly 20 years ago, when it was the next big thing in baseball.

Strasburg has some things going for him that these other pitching phenomena never did. He has a college education, along with the experience of pitching against Division 1 college hitters. Unlike McDonald, who also went to college, Strasburg didn’t have to work too hard in an effort to win a championship. Tony Gwynn was very careful with Strasburg and limited the number of innings he threw. If Strasburg has early success in the minor leagues, he will have Gwynn to thank. Strasburg will be under the watchful eye of the Nationals’ best coaches and coaches as he progresses through the minors. He is the type of player capable of turning a dismal franchise upside down and turning them into contenders. That won’t happen overnight, and from the looks of it, the Nationals will have more help building their franchise when they get the # 1 overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, as they have the worst record in baseball at this time. moment and they don’t. Looks like he’s looking to get out of the basement soon. Perhaps Strasburg will soon pitch Bryce Harper, the 16-year-old catcher who hits a 500-foot home run and who will be draft-eligible next year.

March Madness – Should College Athletes Get Paid?

The NCAA Basketball March Madness tournament is now in full swing. The games are full of surprises, fans young and old cheering for their team, support challenges are everywhere. America loves this tournament.

The NCAA, colleges and universities, college coaches and television stations and advertisers love this tournament too. The tournament is a great source of income for all parties. In 2010, the NCAA signed a 14-year media rights agreement with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting for $ 10.8 billion. For 2012-13, NCAA revenue is projected at $ 797 million, with $ 702 million coming from the Association’s new rights agreement with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting and the other $ 95 million in revenue generated from ticket sales. and the sale of merchandise.

According to the NCAA, college athletic programs make big money for colleges. NCAA ticket sales, television, radio, alumni donations, royalties, and distributions combined generate more than $ 6.1 billion in annual revenue for colleges. This is a lot of money for schools. It is also a wonderful marketing tool for universities.

The opportunity to contribute big money to participating colleges with winning programs pushes colleges to recruit the best coaches to create winning sports programs. A winning record means more national exposure, which in return generates a lot of money and is a tremendous marketing campaign for universities. Unlike paying for national advertising, universities are paid for this huge national exposure.

Therefore, finding a coach who can bring a winning program to a university is extremely important. Many schools now offer multi-million coach salaries to attract the best. These multi-million dollar salaries are small investments that can generate huge returns for winning college programs.

With all this money generated by universities, television stations, merchants, advertisers, and coaches, many college players have asked, “Where is my share?” After all, the players are the main attraction at these sporting events, so to speak.

Many college athletes believe that they should be compensated for the roles they play. This was highlighted years ago with the “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan. The entire starting team was made up of freshmen, and they were able to lead Michigan to a championship game in their freshman year.

This almost mythical group of young athletes became a national sensation. Merchandise featuring the Fab Five, television, radio, print media, college, etc. all generated incredible income. The five freshmen, who were the Fab Five, received no income from their national fame. Does it seem fair to you when many were impoverished children with families who could barely eat?

Is it correct that none of the Division I college players share in the massive income enjoyed by so many other individuals and entities generated by the stellar performances of the players?

While the potential for media exploitation of these young student-athletes is an issue that should be addressed, I actually believe that the system, as it stands now, is fair. Universities recruit young men and women to play in their respective schools and award them sports scholarships.

The reason we have colleges and universities is to educate our young people. Colleges expect star performances for their initial investments, giving college players a 4-year college education with full pay. In return, their education is free.

While many others, again, television stations, radio stations, colleges, universities, coaches, etc., are making huge sums of money from great college athletic performances, athletes receive nothing besides their athletic scholarships. That is their compensation and I don’t think the students require anything else. The system is not perfect, but it works. I don’t see it changing anytime soon. Enjoy performances during the remainder of March Madness from our young college athletes who we hope will receive a great education and pursue wonderful careers.

7 fun places to propose in California

One of the best things about proposing is the fun you will have creating a creative place to ask the question. If you live in California or are considering a visit, here are 7 fun places you could consider for your marriage proposal:

1. Noria – Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is a great place to ask the question. You can spend all day sunbathing on the beach, then when the sun begins to set, take a ride on the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier, where you can propose a spectacular sunset, then head to Ocean Ave. Seafood for dinner and champagne.

2. Sunset Gondola Rides – Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is another beautiful place to propose. And there’s no better place to do it than on a sunset gondola cruise down the Huntington Harbor and Sunset Beach canals. They encourage you to bring your drink of choice, where your gondolier will be happy to uncork it and provide cups. Your gondolier can sing for the two of you too. Gondola cruises are available 7 days a week from 10 am to 11 pm for two to six people. Call them at 562-592-3295 to reserve a gondola.

3. Top of Splash Mountain – Disneyland

What better way to ask your beloved to step up with you than on the 5-story Splash Mountain dive ride at Disneyland, where you can ask the question just before the 52-foot drop? Make sure you buy the photo before you leave, so you will always have an image of the moment you proposed.

4. Catalina Island

Celebrate your romance on the “island of romance,” Catalina Island, located 42 kilometers off the coast of Los Angeles. You can propose in any number of scenic spots, or you can go to fun spots like a glass bottom boat, your own private boat, on an underwater tour, while snorkeling at “Lover’s Cove” or, if you don’t. Please note the expensive tab, on your own private jeep tour of the island, where you can stop at any number of places and propose.

5. Hot air balloon: Temecula, Del Mar and Napa

Tell her that your love is reaching new heights by proposing to her during a hot air balloon flight over some of the most beautiful scenery in California. Many of the popular locations include flights over Temecula, Del Mar, or Napa Valley. Many locations offer sunset and sunrise flights, with a champagne brunch or toast upon landing. Hot Air Flyer offers champagne service on board during their sunset flights over Temecula and Del Mar. Call them at 714-369-5757 for more information.

6. Helicopter tour over Los Angeles

See the sights of Los Angeles from a helicopter that will take you on a tour of all the sights of Los Angeles: downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, Dodger Stadium, Staples Center, and the Sunset Strip. Let her know that she is the real star by proposing to her as she flies over the Hollywood sign. You can also have the helicopter land at the Santa Monica airport for dinner at the fabulous Typhoon restaurant.

7. Dodger Stadium – Scoreboard Message

If you are both a Dodger fan, you might consider asking for her hand in marriage with a message on the scoreboard on the Dodger Stadium ribbon board behind 1st and 3rd base during a Dodgers home game for a cost of $ 50.00. A Dodger Dog, beer and a proposal, what could be more perfect?

These are just a sampling of some of the creative ways and places to propose in California. There are probably a million other shapes and places, each as unique as you are.

Fun Facts About Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is rarely associated with boycotts, but in the summer of 2011, the one produced by the Elite company was boycotted in Israel because of its high cost, compared to its cost in the United States. Elite is an Israeli company, so it didn’t seem fair that the price of their cottage cheese was higher in Israel than in other countries. The boycott was successful and the price was eventually lowered.

On the Indian subcontinent, cottage cheese or ‘paneer’ is used in many savory dishes and goes well in a spicy dish with spinach. It is used to tame the hot spices that are used in traditional dishes, and these are very tasty.

Little Miss Muffet was clearly greedy and impatient. He sat on his “tuffet, eating his curd and whey,” which are the forerunners of cottage cheese. If he had waited a little longer, he may not have had that traumatic encounter with the spider.

Cottage cheese is made by curdling the pasteurized milk and draining most of the liquid or whey, so that only the curds remain in soft lumps. You can curdle the milk with lemon juice and make it with low-fat milk, so it has fewer calories.

This type of cheese has been made for millennia and was made by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It gets its name in English because it can be easily prepared at home and can be pressed to a thicker consistency to make a creamy white cheese from which all of the whey is removed, until it becomes what is known as farmer’s cheese. , which is solid but crumbling. more like feta cheese.

It was a favorite of former United States President Richard Nixon, whose last meal as president was cottage cheese with a pineapple slice. Without a doubt, fresh pineapple is a better gourmet experience than cottage cheese and pineapple that you can buy in local supermarkets.

This type of cheese is ideal for dieters since its mild flavor can be mixed with tastier things like paprika or chili peppers, and can be consumed as a snack or in a main meal since it only has 98 calories per 100 grams, and it contains 11.1 grams. protein and very little fat. It also contains high levels of selenium which is great for healthy skin and an overall wellness factor. It also contains vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, and calcium, which is essential for healthy bones.

According to a USFDA report, Americans buy about 600 million pounds of cottage cheese a year, although I guess that doesn’t mean they eat all of that as it doesn’t have a very long shelf life. However, it is worth noting that it takes one hundred pounds (weight) of milk to produce only fifteen pounds of cottage cheese.

It seems to be a favorite food, although I can’t say I’m a huge fan, unless it’s mixed with sweet pancakes or a spicy meat dish as it tastes bland to me. However, this is what makes it so versatile.