Monday, November 30, 2015

Ten of the Top Hikes in Jackson Hole

There’s no better way to experience the wilderness in Jackson Hole than to lace up your hiking shoes and start exploring. With an endless amount and variety of trails, here is a helpful guide to 10 must do hikes while in Jackson Hole. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why the Michigan Wolverines Need to Step Up

If you’re a big Michigan fan and you’ve seen how the football team played last year, you would know what I mean when I say that the Wolverines need more than just a sterling group of coaches. In the history of the Big Ten, Michigan has been head to head with Ohio State, Penn State, and Nebraska, but in the preseason polls and playoff projections, Michigan is not even accounted for. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Phillies Clinch a Berth!

English: Danny Brière during pre-game warmup a...

So the Flyers clinch a playoff berth after losing 10 in a row after the all star break. The team has been crushed with injuries to players such as Hatcher, Gagne, and now even Briere. Briere was a late scratch from tonight's game, and the Flyers elevated their play to make up for Danny not being there. The Flyers scored two goals in the third period to take a three nothing lead, and then Marty Brodeur was pulled. The Flyers faithful chanted Marty, Marty, Marty for the next five or ten minutes or so....but they say it was for Marty Biron, who happens the be the Flyers goaltender who shut out the Devils tonight. The Flyers faithful watched the Panthers shock the Hurricanes, which gave their hometown Flyers a playoff berth. The atmosphere was great tonight, and look for the Flyers to do big things come playoff time.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Barry Bonds Plaque is Stolen!

Barry Bonds in the on deck circle.
It is a bit shocking that something could be stolen from a fairly secure ballpark, but it has in San Francisco. The commemorative plaque honoring the record breaking season Barry Bonds had back in 2007 went missing last night. They are currently making plans to put up a new one, and it doesn't seem they have any plans of trying to get it back.

A spokeswoamn from the San Francisco Giants stated that they would be looking into video they have of the  stadium, but it doesn't appear that they have found anything yet. Maybe they should ask Mayapolis.

All of this drama seems to have reopened a healing scar of the Barry Bonds story, and many people are asking now if they should even put a new one up in the first place? Much of this drama seems to have the city of San Francisco divided. Barry Bonds will frequently return to AT&T Park a receive both standing cheers and boos from the crowds.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Adjusting to lane conditions

Bowlingballs on ball return

Last issue we discussed customizing your ball surface, this week we will cover adjusting to different lane conditions. 

One of the biggest differences I see between professionals and really good amateur players is the ability to adjust and read lane conditions quickly. 

In most league situations the house shot is usually around the second arrow with more oil towards the middle of the lane. In bowling you want to play in an area of the lane that is most forgiving to maximize your scoring potential. If the area right of second arrow is very dry, you want to move a little left (for righthanders) or more to the right (for lefthanders); this will enable you to set your ball down where there is more lane conditioner (oil), and catch the dry area a little later. What you are looking for is a little mistake area to the right and to the left. 

If you must be perfect and have only one board (at the target area) you probably are lined up improperly or may have chosen the wrong piece of equipment. Once you have selected a ball that gives you the kind of reaction you are looking for, remember you will have to move as your league session progresses. Try to always follow the lane conditioner (oil line). 

Example: First game you are standing on the 20 board and your target is the second arrow, you're hitting the pocket and then around the middle of the first game you start going high on the head pin. Adjustment: Make a 2-1 move left (for righthanders) two boards with your feet and 1 board with your target. Remember to always move in the direction that you are missing the pocket. If your ball is not getting up to the pocket, move to the right and if you are missing the pocket to the left, move to the left (for righthanders). 

Today the reactive resin and particle shell balls have such aggressive shells that they make the lanes change more rapidly as a result you may have to make a lot of adjustments during a league session. 

Learn to get comfortable with playing different angles. A good bowler should be able to play as deep as 4th and sometimes 5th arrow and also be able to play outside the first arrow. Most league conditions won't require these extreme angles but the more tournament play you compete in the more you will be required to play these angles. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Betting Scandal Deppens

The investigations that police undertook into the round 24 clash between the Bulldogs and the Cowboys that started this betting controversy, has suddenly become a whole lot more complex than first thought. The NSW police have now pinpointed several persons of interest behind the betting scandal according to a Skips’s Sports Blog insider.

Three Cowboys players, who are to remain nameless for the time being for legal reasons have been named in material obtained by NSW State Crime Command detectives. However, we have good information that the three players are in fact Willie Mason, Aaron Payne and Cowboys Captain Jonathan Thurston. Bulldogs player, Ryan Tandy is on notice and is set to be sacked from his club after the Grand Final.
It is alleged that the Cowboys players all face similar fates in that they are to receive life bans from the NRL following the Grand Final after the Police have traced money back to several accounts and after viewing video footage.

According to video footage, Payne pointed to the posts to take the 2 points after Tandy had given away a penalty for his side. Others involved are ex-player Hassan Saleh, who lives with Ryan Tandy, Thurston’s manager Sam Ayoub and John Elias. Elias has already been in trouble for a betting scandal in the early nineties and is being questioned by police along with Andrew Johns for this incident.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Will the Flyers Make it?

Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards duri...
Yes Yes...the Flyers have been in a crazy slump...ever since....forever it seems. Ever since Mike Richards went down, it seems the team just lost that motivation. Regardless of that, what made the Flyers so dominant earlier in the year was the fact that teams were hesitant and somewhat "scared" to play them. Cote, Boulerice, Hatcher, Downie....Teams were scared. They wouldn't go for the loose pucks. Now, the league has put a stop to the Flyers Broadstreet Bully play. Their suspensions and threats have caused the Flyers to change their style. Flyers fans all feel the same...Do what you do best, it's simple.