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How “The Hunger Games” Helped Archery as a Sport 0

Posted on September 01, 2016 by Scott Huntington

When you hear the word archer, some of the names you think about are Robin Hood, Legolas and the Green Arrow. However, credit for making archery cool in the U.S. goes to a different archer.

After the 2012 release of “The Hunger Games” showed audiences the heroics of Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, the popularity of archery in the United States soared. Children dressed up as little archers for Halloween. Young adults started reading again, starting with the book series for the movie.

It wasn’t just that Katniss Everdeen was an archer – archers have been portrayed in movies before. Robin Hood is a legendary thief, Legolas is a somewhat magical elf and the Green Arrow is a superhero.

What made Katniss so cool is how ordinary she was outside of her skill with a bow and arrow. She was just a regular teenager from the poorest district in her country, and out of nowhere, she won an annual, deadly competition. Katniss gave archery a new coolness it hadn’t quite experienced before.

The influence of “The Hunger Games” has reached near and far throughout the country, making archery something of a phenomenon. Read the rest of this entry →

Things to Consider When Trying to Choose the Right Archery Supplier 0

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Edwin Smith
Archery has become a popular outdoor sport.

Archery has become a popular outdoor activity.

There are so many different hobbies out there that can do wonders for a person’s stress levels. Finding the right hobby to participate in can be a bit overwhelming, but well worth the time that you put in. Archery is a great hobby and one that allows a person to completely forget about the stress in their life. Taking the time to get the right equipment to use for this activity will be more than worth it. In order to get the right supplies, you will have to make sure to find the right supplier in your area. The following are a few things to consider when trying to find the right archery Toronto supplier.

How Well Do They Know Their Products

The first thing you have to think about when trying to find the right supplier is how well they know the products they carry. Most beginners to the world of archery have a hard time figuring out exactly what they need to get started. By choosing a knowledgeable supplier, you will be able to find the things you need to get started in this thrilling hobby.

Can They Demonstrate How Things Work?

Another thing you need to consider when trying to find the right archery supplier is whether or not they will take the time to educate you on your purchase. For most beginners to the world of archery, finding a supplier that is able to walk them through the process of shooting a bow and adding accessories is a top concern. The more you are able to find out about how something works, the easier you will be able to use it when it comes to shoot. Finding the right supplier is not easy, but well worth the work that is put in. Read the rest of this entry →

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      George Musso

      George Musso

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month went from small college long shot to Pro Football Hall of Famer.

      When George Musso finished his college career at Millikin College in 1933, Chicago Bears coach George Halas offered the 6-foot-2, 265 pound lineman a tryout and eventually a $90 per game contract, but had serious doubts whether he could make the transition from small college football to the NFL.

      It took a year for Musso to adjust, but by 1935 he was an All-Pro tackle. Two years later, he moved to guard and again earned first team All-NFL honors. He became the first player in NFL history to earn first team All-League honors at two different positions.

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