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Remembering Larry Wilson – Creator of the Safety Blitz

Posted on September 19, 2020 by Dean Hybl

The NFL lost a pioneering innovator this week with the passing of Hall of Fame defensive back Larry Wilson at the age of 82.

Though only 6-foot-0, 180 pounds, Wilson developed into one of the most feared defenders of his era as the first safety to regularly rush the quarterback in a play that became known as the safety blitz.

A two-way starter at the University of Utah, Wilson was selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1960 draft (which was conducted in November 1959). The team moved to St. Louis prior to the 1960 season and Wilson soon became a defensive pioneer.

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How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Martin Banks

The human body is an amazingly resilient biological machine, but it is not invulnerable. Whether you’re playing football, soccer, rugby or something in between, there is always the potential for injury. Of course, some injuries happen more frequently than others. What are the most common sports injuries, and how can you prevent them?

1. Shin Splints

Shin splints, or pain in the shins during exertion, are a common complaint among runners. They can happen to anyone, but are most prevalent in athletes who increase their speed or mileage too quickly, those who need new shoes or those that start exercising without properly stretching or warming up. Left untreated, these can develop into more severe injuries, up to and including stress fractures in the shin.

Stretching and switching to new shoes with arch support are the best ways to prevent shin splints. If they do occur, treat them with rest and ice. 

2. Concussion

Concussions occur when you take a blow to the head hard enough to jostle your brain around inside your skull. They’re common in most contact sports, and require diagnosis and treatment from a trained professional. Anyone with a suspected concussion should stop playing immediately and seek the help of a medical professional. 

Providing proper training and safety equipment can help prevent concussions in sports. Rules that disallow headshots and an athletic culture that endorses good sportsmanship can also prevent these common injuries.

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Borneo Kratom Guide – Strains And Effects

Posted on September 18, 2020 by John Harris

Kratom has become a popular herb around the world for its several effects that users love. There are several effects offered by different Kratom strains. Kratom users do choose different strains of Kratom for specific effects offered by each of the strains.

Among the different Kratom strains available, Borneo Kratom is listed under the best-selling Kratom strains. Just as the name goes, Borneo Kratom is found in the tropical forests of Borneo Island. In this article, we are going to discuss the Borneo strains and effects. You can also buy Kratoms by clicking on https://www.authentickratom.com/. Let’s dive in and find out!

Everything you should know about Borneo Kratom

Several people around the world know Borneo Island as one of the smallest islands found in Asia. What are some of the distinctive features that you know about Borneo Island? First, Borneo Island is one of the most populated Islands in the world.

In Borneo Island, one of the most distinctive features is its humid and warm climate. This climate found in Borneo Island is one of the ideal conditions that favor the growth of high-quality Kratom. The soil found in Borneo Island is very fertile, and with such climate, Kratom that grows here is one of the best Kratom that offers unique and most substantial effects that are needed by the Kratom users.

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Dallas Cowboys Start New Era as 2020 Season Opens

Posted on September 13, 2020 by Chris Kent


It is the start of another new era in Big D for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020 and the biggest change is at the head coaching spot. Former Green Bay Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy replaces Jason Garrett who is now the New York Giants’ offensive coordinator. McCarthy, the ninth head coach in Cowboys’ history, brings a wealth of NFL coaching experience including a 13-year term as the Packer’s head coach from 2006-18. McCarthy lead Green Bay to victory in Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 season at AT&T Stadium, Dallas’ home facility in Arlington, TX.

Mike McCarthy was named the ninth head coach of the Dallas Cowboys on Jan. 7, 2020.

McCarthy, who was released by the Packers following a 4-7-1 record 12 games into the 2018 season, inherits a team that is in win now mode under the management of team owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones. Now in his 32nd year with the Cowboys, Jones has grown the franchise into a multi-billion dollar enterprise on his shrewd and aggressive business style. That showed this offseason in making a head-coaching change.

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Check Out These Five Most Valuable Barry Bonds Cards

Posted on September 13, 2020 by Muhammad Saood

Now, who doesn’t know Barry bonds? He’s one of the most celebrated and cherished baseball players in the world. And like him, Barry Bonds rookie card are widely popular too. His cards are a worthy addition to any baseball lover’s card collection. Regardless of all the scandals linked to him, his rookie cards remain very popular amongst the fans especially those cards that were printed in a limited quantity. Therefore, in this article, we have compiled the most valued and cherished Barry bonds rookie and autographed card.

5. 1987 Fleer Baseball’s Hottest Stars Barry Bonds no. 5: One of the most unpopular bonds rookie card was founded by a pharmacy chain named Revco. It had a white, blue, and red border all around the card. It was made in 1987 and was sold as a set in a small box of paper, whoever bought this set also received a set of 6 stickers along with it.

4. 1987 Fleer Glossy Barry Bonds RC no.604: This Barry bonds rookie card was the first premium set produced by the fleers. It was glossy material and it’s rapidly become a fleer collection as it was printed in a very limited quantity. The lesser the cards were printed the better the quality of the product was. It is said that around 100,000 glossy cards were printed and sold.

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Top Incredible Social Benefits of Participating in Sports

Posted on September 09, 2020 by Cathy Carter

There’s no denying the significant advantages that sports have to one’s health and wellness routine. Do you know there’s more to sports than merely keeping fit, burning calories, building muscles, and making you feel great? Besides physical benefits, sporting can aid you immensely in other ways. With sports, you not only get to jog your mind but also benefit significantly at a social capacity. Here are some of the under-examined social benefits of sporting activities.

Forges resilience

In life’s journey, you are bound to experience some highs and lows at one point. Wins and losses are also imminent, and it can turn out to be one heck of an emotional rollercoaster. Sports is one of the great activities that enable you to build remarkable resilience. It’s a chance to learn how to dust yourself and tackle any challenging situation head-on. It allows you to become a well-rounded and mature person who can handle whatever life throws at you. You also get to become a significant pillar among people’s life as you enable them to find purpose in whatever they are doing.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Randy White: The Manster
      September 4, 2020 | 5:14 pm

      In recognition of the start of football season, we have selected a two-time All-American from the University of Maryland who went on to earn a spot in both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames as our Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month.

      Randy White actually came to the University of Maryland as a fullback, but as a sophomore new head coach Jerry Claiborne recognized that he had the skills to be a great defensive lineman and quickly moved him to defense.

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