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Dec 22nd


The Decision II, starring Russell Wilson

The Decision II, starring Russell WilsonAfter head coach of NC State, Tom O’Brien, sent Russell Wilson packing, it looked like Wilson may settle for baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization. But as time elapsed during college football’s offseason, various suitors came to Wilson in hopes to acquire a veteran and accomplished commodity.

It worked.

Earlier today, Wilson took a page from LeBron James’ decision and created Decision Part II when he announced that he would continue his college football career in Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Badgers. But is anyone to blame? Is it a good fit? How does O’Brien and the Wolfpack feel now that their best player, since Philip Rivers, rides off into the sunset?

McIlroy exactly what golf needs

McIlroy exactly what golf needs Can Rory McIlroy fill Tiger Woods' shoes? He did at the U.S. Open.

Golf needed a Rory McIlroy.

It needed a feel good moment. A comeback story. Someone to root for. Someone young and refreshing, who could breathe new life into a sport that had gone stale since its last young superstar melted down off the course.

Could Miami sneak up and win the NBA crown?

Could Miami sneak up and win the NBA crown? It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for the Miami Heat this year. LeBron James’ “Decision” to come to Miami went way too noticed, and led to a feeling that the season started early. The anticipation of seeing what the newly assembled super team could accomplish set the stage for the rollercoaster’s initial drop.

Of course as soon as the team experienced a streak of consecutive losses, panic, jeers, and debates were once again set off. It only took the team losing three games in a row in November to do that—this new age of media is really something else.

New retractable roof stadium in Arden Hills

Ramsey County officials announced last week they have reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to be the team’s local partner in the effort to build a new 1.6 million-square-foot retractable-roof, multi-purpose stadium in Arden Hills.

The site of the publicly owned stadium will be the former Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant property. The agreement reached by the team and the County calls for an $884 million stadium and an additional $173 million for on-site infrastructure, parking and environmental costs, bringing the total project costs to $1.057 billion.

Phil Jackson: Golden til’ the end

Phil Jackson: Golden til’ the endPhil Jackson. Though he benefits from the high profile spotlight of the NBA stage, Jackson’s name may go down as the greatest coach in sports history. It’s pretty pleasing to have Jackson coaching the Lakers (in my California opinion), but the potential third 3-Peat of my Laker fan days, pales compared to Jackson’s pursuit of a fourth overall 3-Peat in his career. I imagine that it’s a little strange for Chicago Bulls fans to see Jackson winning all the championships with the Lakers, as it is for me trying to appreciate the Bulls’ championship run under Jackson in the 90’s—considering the Bulls killed the “Showtime” Lakers coming out of the 80’s, leading to a 90’s decade of misery for the Lakers.

Wheaties champions mentorship with “Fuel a Future” campaign

Wheaties champions mentorship with “Fuel a Future” campaignWheaties FUEL®, the first-ever cereal designed specifically to help fuel wins, launched its FUEL a Future campaign to empower parents and other mentors to help develop the next generation of champions through sports.  

As of April 6, any adult can pledge to play one game of basketball with a child in their family or community at  Wheaties FUEL will donate $1 per pledge to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Wheaties FUEL guarantees a $50,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs and will donate up to $40,000 more based on pledges.

Tiger meows back at The Masters

Tiger meows back at The MastersThe 2011 Masters tournament was great, but all is not necessarily right with the world, so don’t get it twisted. Anyone who includes golf as a game that at least makes for moments where things seem right with the Universe, appreciated the returned presence and golf prowess of Tiger Woods in the Masters. Augusta hasn’t been the same since Woods exploded with his first victory there in 1997.  and whether good or bad times, he knows how to play there.
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