Trick? or Treat?

30 10 2012

Does Former Miami Hurricanes All-American Bryant McKinnie Owe $375,000 in Strip Club Bills…to Trick Daddy’s father?

“People can put anything out there. What strip club gives you a $375,000 tab? It just sounds stupid to me. I’ve never heard of this in my life. This is bogus to me. For it to be even reported is stupid to me.” – McKinnie says

Former Miami Hurricanes All-American Bryant McKinnie Owes $375,000 for Strip Club Bills: Lawsuit

Story is Bogus, says McKinnie

Streaming Live from Space

17 10 2012

When Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver, jumped off a balloon from the edge of space on October 14, 2012, he set the world record for the highest free fall jump in history and broke the speed of sound.  Skydiving from 24 miles up – at the edge of space – he was the fastest person moving outside of a space craft ever – reaching an estimated speed of 834 mph.

The mission also pushed perceived boundaries in other industries as Red Bull broke the traditional barriers of online streaming, exposure, sponsorship, and social media. [Read article on Forbes]

Marketing gurus were impressed by the mission – noting that jump is in line with Red Bull’s slogan (“Red Bull gives you wings”) and also by the international brand exposure gained by the fact that every photo and video of the event features the Red Bull logo and name.

Talking Sports and Fitness with John F Kennedy

8 10 2012

When it came to encouraging physical fitness, few did more to get Americans off the couch than John F. Kennedy. Now, as the nation staggers under an epidemic of obesity four decades after his assassination, the president’s call to active lifestyles has been renewed

Listen to John F. Kennedy as he discusses the similarities of politics and sports.

via ESPN

JFK’s Sports Highlights

At Harvard – JFK was a receiver on Coach Henry Lamar’s Freshman football squad. In his 1937 post-season report, the coach wrote: “The most adept pass catcher was John Kennedy, but his lack of weight was a drawback,”

His best sport was swimming. At the November time-trials his backstroke earned him a place on what was the greatest Freshman team in Harvard history

With his brother Joe, he won the intercollegiate sailing title

JFK once challenged the US Marines to walk 50 miles in 20 hours

Kennedy was the most accomplished of presidential golfers. He played regularly at the Hyannis Golf Club and Palm Beach Golf Club with his father, brothers and friends, and as a senator and president he favored the Burning Tree Club and Chevy Chase Clubs in Maryland

Throwing out the first pitch

JFK at the 1962 All Star Game in Washington

Talking baseball with the greats (from left, Ted Williams, Eddie Pellagrini)and Hank Greenberg in this photo dated April, 1946.

John F. Kennedy, Ted Williams, Eddie Pellagrini, Hank Greenberg