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4 Things for Football Fans to Do in Miami for the Super Bowl

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Jack Erikson

The Super Bowl is coming around again. It’s that time of the year when everyone is watching. A spectacle of truly epic proportions, the event not only commands the highest prices for its commercial broadcasts, and an extended halftime for musicians to enjoy an international stage, but an end-of-season match-up that has, on many occasions, produced football games that are celebrated and talked about long after the final whistle.

So, if you’ve got your ticket for this year’s Championship Game in Miami, let’s see how you can occupy yourself during Super Bowl weekend with a look at Miami’s sporting heritage.

Miami Sports Hall of Fame

Known for its production of top-class football players, the Miami Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the talented alumni who have gone on to great things in the NFL. Here, at the Coral Gables Campus, you’ll find class photos, equipment, jerseys, and other memorabilia from a university that has, amongst many others, seen the likes of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Reggie Wayne, Vince Wilfork, and Andre Johnson enjoy stellar professional careers.

Jai-Alai at Magic City

The warp-speed attraction of old school Miami is still thriving and Magic City is one of the few places in the United States where you can catch the action or get involved yourself. Now a novelty rather than a recognized sport, Jai-Alai is preserved thanks to its attraction for gamblers. Indeed, its home at Magic City, a 6,500-capacity indoor arena and casino, boasts a lavish poker room and a number of electronic table games. If you’ve done your football betting at Space Casino, for example, one of the many popular websites providing sportsbooks and casino games like Blackjack VIP and Lightning Roulette, you’ll be pleased to know Magic City has electronic versions of craps, baccarat, roulette, and blackjack to complement its Jai-Alai courts.

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A Look at the Best NFL Teams of the Decade

Posted on January 22, 2020 by John Harris

2020 is here and a lot has been made of the upcoming Super Bowl, the pending draft and the greatest players of the past decade but what about the franchises that have kept us entertained throughout the past 10 years? Now, we look at the best sides of the 2010s.

NUMBER 5 – DENVER BRONCOS 

It’s quite easy to forget about the Broncos because they’ve been someway off the pace in the last few years. The first half of the decade though was a different story. 2010 saw a poor campaign with 12 losses but when expectations were low Denver took off; five seasons followed where they finished in first place in their division, which was aided with the arrival of Comeback Player of the Year Peyton Manning in 2012. 

The post season was a sore subject for many years though with defeat in NFL Super Bowl 48 a hard pill to swallow but you can’t keep a good Bronco down and their decade reached it’s peak in 2015 as they finally lifted the Super Bowl with a victory over the Carolina Panthers.

NUMBER 4 – BALTIMORE RAVENS 

John Harbaugh has done a tremendous job with the Ravens over the last 12 years but, despite a more than competitive decade, they could have achieved so much more. Four division triumphs, a conference win and narrow Super Bowl glory – where Joe Flacco was named MVP – were the highlights and a win rate of .613 ensures the franchise keeps improving decade on decade. If they can continue the progression into the 2020’s then we’ll have a team on our hands and given they’ve switched style from a defense first approach to a now eye catching offense who knows what lays in wait.

NUMBER 3 – SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 

The Seahawks spent the entire decade challenging at the top of their division with all but one of the campaigns ending with the minimum of a second-place finish. Their post season displays were respectable too and although back to back Super Bowl wins eluded them after defeat to the Patriots in 2014 there is simply no ignoring their success the year before where they destroyed the Broncos 43-8, which was the biggest Super Bowl win of the decade.

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The Changing Face of Soccer in England’s Top Tier

Posted on January 22, 2020 by John Harris

We’re now into a new decade and Liverpool are on route to shattering English Premier League records left, right and centre but how else has the game evolved over the past 10 years?

VAR 

The technology in the Premier League is unquestionably one of the hottest topics on people’s lips this season. The introduction of VAR – video assisted referees – came in at the start of the 2019/20 season and it’s fair to say everyone is divided on whether or not it’s a good thing for the game. The concept was well received but the manner in which it’s being used is killing the game for many fans as celebrations are being put on hold and goals are being determined by the smallest margins with offside decisions becoming laughably tight. 

Then, of course, there is the length of time it takes for decisions to be reached. This and the lack of engagement with fans in the grounds are the biggest complaints with the argument regularly made that the same issues don’t occur in other sports such as the NFL where Super Bowl 2020 will be televised globally in the coming weeks to prove how tech can enhance the game just to rub salt into the wounds of soccer. 

Goal line technology 

Despite the teething issues with VAR it would be too much of a sweeping statement to claim that soccer can’t do technology. In 2013, goal line technology was introduced and has been a roaring success as it transmits a signal in milliseconds to confirm when the ball has crossed the line. Sure, you no longer get talking points like the infamous ‘ghost goal’ but key decisions, such as potentially title deciding decisions like in last years match between Man City and Liverpool,  are correct.

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8 Signs You Are Obsessed With Water Skiing

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

If you have ever seen someone gliding effortlessly over the smooth and silky water waves, then you know just how magical the scene is. You cannot keep your eyes off the person skiing, whether they are on a mono-ski or something else. 

You may have become envious of the person, and that is what starts your obsession with water skiing. It always starts with you watching the fun and wishing it was you behind the boat, being pulled by it, and enjoying the water rush underneath you as well as the constant splashes in your face. 

Soon it transcends to you coming home and watching YouTube videos on water skiing. Since you can’t get enough of it, you passionately start searching for “how to water ski” videos as well as read through articles and blogs about water skiing. In no time, you find out all you can about it, like what kind of gear you need to buy, where are the best lakes near you, what tournaments are happening, what people are sharing about skiing, and everything else related to it. 

For example, if you live in Australia, you will do your research and find out about the best companies that sell skiing gear and equipment like Trjanwss. Firstly, you do it all in the name of curiosity and pay no attention to your growing obsession. You don’t even think about the way you slowly fall for it. 

What is Water Skiing?

Water Skiing involves standing on one or two specially designed skis while a boat tows you behind it with a rope. You need to develop your upper and lower body strength as well as a sense of balance. It also takes a lot of endurance as you have to face the constant pull of the boat while keeping your body leaned back. You also have to face the constant onslaught of water on your body and maintain your balance.

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Become A Winning Online Poker Player Now With These Tips

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Cathy Carter

How can you win at playing online poker? Indeed, making the transition from playing traditional poker to online games can be very challenging. This is true for players who play at their local card games. But various techniques and tools will ease with the transition for live players who are new to playing online poker. With this, here are some effective poker tips to assist you if you wish to improve your game or win consistently at poker. 

Begin by Playing at a Single Table 

At the start, it may be tempting to try multi-tabling at ufabet since one of the many benefits of playing online is the ability to play in more than one table at a time. But an understanding of the technicalities of online poker will assist you in the next weeks to come. 

Make sure to learn how to play online poker at ufabet consistently even in one table. As you feel confident maneuvering a table, begin adding one more depending on your comfort level. 

Start by Playing Low-Stakes Poker 

Even if you are used to playing high-stakes cash games, it is still advisable to begin by playing lower-stakes online poker games. The goal of the first few sessions is to familiarize yourself with the rules of the game. As you begin playing with low stakes, you can have more chance of playing and winning at poker in the long run. 

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Beginners Guide to Camping

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

Camping is one of the easiest getaways we all can have, no matter where we are living. Camping is a great way to explore the fresh air and scenic outdoors and spend quality and lovely time with our friends and family. As we are living in an area where everybody works from 9 till five and we are bound five days a week. Long getaway is difficult to get. You can hardly travel once or twice in a year, so to maintain our sanity and mental peace, we all need some little escape from the routine. 

If you are someone who has been camping a lot, so you know that camping requires some planning and a few things like a buy water bottle. On the other hand, if you are someone who is going to explore this amazing experience for the first time, there are some things you should consider before going out for it. These things are not just to facilitate your camping, and these things will help you enjoy your camping more and will make it an unforgettable experience for you. Here are some tips, tricks and ways that can help and guide you if you are going to camp for the first time.

Choosing your campsite:

Your campsite, the place you will be going for camping is the most important part of your planning. You are going to find many places where you can camp, but you have to choose them carefully. When choosing your campsite, keep in mind the company you have with you. If you are camping with your kids, make sure that you choose a place which is a kid-friendly place. When going camping for the first time, make sure that you have facilities available like showers and toilets so that you can be a little comfortable. You can also camp at a place that is close to a town that can help you to get the things and supplies if needed. 

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