Madden 25 Cover Vote – Old School vs New School

2 04 2013

Cover Vote

Who’s your vote? I’m going with Ray Ray





The Way I Swing – Kid Sensation feat Ken Griffey Jr

25 03 2013




Pros and Non Pros – Athletes and their Non-profits

26 02 2013

non profit athletes

Athletes, like everyone else, use non-profits as a way to stay connected to their community as well as make connections that may help them in their personal and business lives. We cannot draw conclusions on an athlete’s contribution by simply looking at their non-profit, because they do so much to help raise funds with their appearances and recommendations. Rather than assess an athletes personal character, this serves more as an insight into how they handle their business. Many athletes are broke…and so are the causes supposedly supported by their non-profits.

The Boston Globe recently published an article on athletes and their non-profits. Some athletes, like Alex Rodriguez and Josh Beckett and Anquan Boldin, have high profile non-profit organizations that spend more than 75% of the money they raise on overhead, and staging and promoting fundraising events – and only 1-25% on actually funding causes and activities related to their foundation’s mission.

A good non-profit will spend at least 65%-75% on the cause and the rest on salaries, overhead, event management etc.

3 of the good ones highlighted were:

Athlete: Alex Smith – NFL Quarterback and 2005 1st overall pick
Nonprofit: Alex Smith Foundation
Mission: Helping foster teens attend college and transition to adulthood
Funds raised 2008-10: $839,244
Percent to charitable causes: 91%

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Athlete: Carmelo Anthony – NBA player / Olympian
Nonprofit: Carmelo Anthony Foundation
Mission: Education and recreation
Funds raised 2008-10: $3.3 million
Percent to charitable causes: 87%

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Athlete: Steve Young – NFL Quarterback / ESPN Analyst
Nonprofit: Forever Young Foundation for Children
Mission: Academic, athletic, and therapeutic support for children facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges
Funds raised 2008-10: $6.2 million
Percent to charitable causes: 75%

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Break it down, Roll it up – 2002-2003 Chicago Bulls

12 02 2013

Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans… and maybe some Europeans

The Bill Cartwright-coached ’02 Bulls won 30 games and still had the 5th highest attendance. It was recently revealed that there were guys smoking weed before games.

Let’s look at the roster:
02 Bulls Roster

Interesting Facts
Corie “Pass the” Blount was once arrested for possession of 29 pounds of marijuana. Deputies also found another 7 pounds of marijuana, 3 guns and $29,500 in cash. Blount was charged with felony drug possession. He told the judge that it was all for personal use, in which the judge came up with a quick comeback stating “Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much.”

Besides looking like Luda, Donyell Marshall has the permanent stoner gaze going
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Seattle’s finest Jamal Crawford starred in this video

Legalize it





Jock the Vote 2012

7 11 2012


Athletes have a pop culture audience, brand recognition, and a strong following and loyalty among Americans. In a Battle of Athletes – Who has stronger supporters?

  • Obama’s Starting 5
    LeBron James, Miami Heat
    David Stern, NBA commissioner
    Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs coach
    Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
    Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers

    Bench:
    Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
    Victor Cruz, New York Giants
    CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

  • Romney’s Starting 5
    Jack Nicklaus, retired golfer
    Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
    Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
    Jeremy Roenick, retired NHL player
    Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics executive

    Bench
    Vince and Linda McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment*
    Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets general manager
    Wes Welker, New England Patriots
    John Elway, Denver Broncos executive
    Bart Starr, retired NFL player

    Source: Deadspin

    Related: President / SG – Barack O’Bomber Obama





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    5 11 2012





    Another Win for Justin Verlander

    1 11 2012

    Justin Brooks Verlander
    Age: 29
    Twitter: @JustinVerlander
    Wins: 124

    2006 Rookie of the Year
    2011 AL MVP
    2011 AL Cy Young
    5-time All-Star

    2013 Salary: 20 Million
    Girlfriend: Kate Upton

    Source: Huffington Post