Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fun Bowling Facts

I finally got to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon on the couch watching sports. After I turned on the TV and flipped through a couple of channels, I realized there wasn't any football to watch. Luckily, I was able to get a small football fix with the previews for Sunday’s Super Bowl. Once I watched a couple of different stations, I decided they were all pretty much saying the same thing, so I started searching for something else to watch.

I had plenty of college basketball games to choose from, but I didn't think any of them were going to be as good as the primetime game between Indiana and Michigan so I didn't bother. I ended up being wrong and missed out on Oklahoma State's big win over then No. 2 Kansas, but oh well, my life will go on.  

Bowling ball and pin
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Instead of watching college basketball, I spent a good chunk of my afternoon watching bowling. I know, it’s probably one of the last things a lot of people would decide to watch, but that’s what I did. I doubt it’s something I will do again, at least not in the near future, but it was an interesting experience. 

Watching on Saturday made me realize how popular bowling actually is. Obviously it doesn't have a high viewership like other sports do, but a lot of people play just for fun. After I came to this realization, I decided to learn a little more about bowling. Good ole Google gave me an abundance of information, but below are the facts I found interesting.
  • The height of a bowling pin and the circumference of a pin at its widest diameter are both 15 inches.
  • Bowling balls were made out of wood until rubber balls gained popularity in the early 1900s.
  • Twelve is the maximum number of holes a bowling ball can have.
  • The first indoor bowling alley, Knickerbockers, was constructed in New York City in 1840.
  • Inazawa Grand Bowling Centre holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest bowling alley with 116 lanes!
I also came across this article on bowling lingo which was pretty funny so check it out if you want to know a little more about bowling! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

I Love Anything That's Free

I can’t say I’m the world’s biggest football fan, but I am a HUGE fan of free stuff which is why My Team Planet is now my favorite site on the internet. They contacted me about writing some product reviews for apparel on their University of Texas site, Longhorn Planet, but the reason I love them is because they sent me the apparel for FREE! Check out my thoughts on the products I got and don’t forget to pick up some Longhorns gear before Texas takes on Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl!

Texas t-shirts

They sent me this Get Hooked t-shirt which is my new favorite. I like it because it isn't the standard Hook 'Em Horns shirt every Texas fan seems to have! After the first wash, I noticed some shrinkage, but that is to be expected with most cotton shirts. It doesn't shrink too much though so don't order a size up unless the current size you wear is a little snug.

Texas Longhorns sweatpants

I also received this pair of sweatpants and holy comfy! The fleece inside is super soft and the pants have a drawstring waste so you can adjust them for a comfortable fit. If you want to have a productive day, don't wear these because all you will really do is curl up on the couch and watch TV and sports! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Fitness Program - No Pools, No Pets

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You may have tried every fitness fad out there, from training with your pets, exercising in the pool, to whatever the heck that thing on late night TV is...but you really need to find a long term solution.
And you can consider today the beginning of taking control and becoming the REAL YOU…

Because you’ll no longer fall victim to harmful pills, fad diets, or bogus workout gadgets.

And you won’t need hyped up information in the media or on the web that’s constantly contradicting itself.

Because today is the day you can get started with:

The Lean Body Fitness Program

This is your complete solution – it’s a full training system that will guide you from wherever you are now, to your craziest and most ambitious fitness and fat-loss goals.

Did you play sports in H.S. or college but let your body go and you want get back your strength?

Do you have a bulge around your middle and you want to lose weight and feel good?

When it comes to losing fat, I’m your man.  I’ve helped other men and now I’m going to help you too.

The main thing I’ve found that’s holding men back isn’t their commitment.  Most of the guys I’ve met are serious – they want it bad enough.  They want to have a body they can be proud of, that they can be comfortable with, and that women will notice and be attracted to. 

The problem isn’t a lack of determination - it’s knowing the right things to do.  Most guys have tried ineffective routines, programs, or products to the point where they’ve thrown their hands up in despair.  

Many others have given up in their quest to burning fat and having a body they can be proud of.

If that’s you, don’t worry about it – we’re going to get to the solutions.

We’re going to cover some of the best routines to lose fat. And then we’re going to go into my most effective eating tips. And lastly, you will be apart of a complete program for achieving amazing and lasting results.


Two tickets to the gun show?  Ok

Hey, no one can truly get into your head …

But as a trainer, trouble shooting the problems of guys I’ve worked with in the past, I think I have a couple of ideas of what you want.

Top to bottom symmetry.  You want size – you want density.  You want thickness.  And you want cuts.  You want your arms as part of a complete physique.

Now if that’s not what you want, then you may want to stop reading now. 

Because I’m here to get you results, and if that’s not what you want, then you may want to go back and pick up another muscle magazine and take the latest pill.

But for the best results you’ve got to feed the muscles and lose the fat. Just as you probably expected, most of the battle of carving out a ripped body comes down a lot to the foods you eat.

But eating right isn’t a mystery – just like a good workout program, it comes down to know how and a smart plan.


The Lean Body Fitness Program for men.

This program will help you:

  • End the confusion: Get the sure-fire routines to burn off pounds of body fat like wax off a candle!
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  • No more long, boring workouts: Get time efficient fat burning routines to burn off your stomach and love handles.
  • Non-stop Coaching: I’ll be there to make sure you complete the race and give you the necessary tools to succeed.
  • No more mistakes: Learn the facts from the fiction and do only the exercises that will work for YOU.

Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 University of Texas Longhorns Football Preview

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The Texas Longhorns are looking to rejoin college football's elite this fall after two subpar seasons (13-12 overall). Although head coach Mack Brown is under contract through the 2016 season, he is no doubt feeling quite a bit of pressure to "right the ship," as Longhorn supporters are beginning to grumble a bit.

Brown, now in his 15th season at the helm, kept his coaching staff fairly intact, hoping that 2012 will be the year that everything "clicks," leading to a BCS Bowl berth.


At most BCS schools, an 8-5 W-L mark would be acceptable, but this IS Texas, and anything less than double-digit wins is unacceptable. 2011 started off in typical fashion, winning their first four and rising to #10 in the national polls prior to their annual meeting in Dallas with Oklahoma. Unfortunately (for UT), the much-anticipated matchup turned disastrous, with the Sooners spanking Texas to the tune of 55-17. Things got worse a week later when Oklahoma State paid a visit and paddled the Longhorns, 38-26. Texas bounced back with wins over Kansas and Texas Tech, but followed those victories with another two-game skid, losing to Missouri and Kansas State,. One more shellacking was to follow as Baylor and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffith III doubled up the Longhorns, 48-24.

Longhorn losses were minimal in the 2012 NFL Draft, with LBs Keenan Robinson, Emmanuel Acho and DL Kheeston Randall being selected between rounds 4 through 7.


Returning QBs David Ash and Case McCoy combined over 2,000 yards last season, but neither signal-caller is a shoo-in as starter. McCoy had the better numbers, but Ash may have slightly better long-term potential. One of them needs to step up. Malcolm Brown had a decent freshman campaign (742 yards, 5 TDs) and looks to increase both his workload and production. WRs Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley provide good targets, while the offensive line is stellar, as Brown has focused on bringing in some elite recruits.

Losing two LBs hurts, but the Longhorns have the luxury of simply promoting skilled replacements. Up front, the Longhorns feature two of the best DEs in the nation, Jackson Jeffcoat and Alex Okafor, while SS Kenny Vaccaro is poised to join the ranks of recent standout Texas DBs such as Earl Thomas and Michael Hough. The only concern on defense is depth.


The Longhorns may have fallen short on the field during the past two seasons, but their recruiting efforts in the same period have been second-to-none. RB Johnathan Gray was one of the nation's most sought-after preps, and along with returnees Brown and Joe Bergeron, should give Texas one of the nation's most potent ground attacks. WRs Cayleb Jones and Marcus Johnson should contribute, while OL Kennedy Estelle is expected to start from Day 1. Another Malcolm Brown begins his career at UT this fall, this one a DT who has all of the tools to dominate.


Texas opens their 2012 schedule with home games against Wyoming and New Mexico, then they travel to Ole Miss. Following an open date, the Longhorns then face what will be their "make-or-break" segment: A trip to Oklahoma State, home against new Big 12 member West Virginia, the annual war with Oklahoma, then back home against Baylor. After that four-game stretch, Longhorn Nation will undoubtedly have a good idea of how the 2012 season is shaping up. So pull out your burnt orange Texas Longhorn merchandise and buckle up your seat belts, 2012 should be an interesting year.