Thursday, June 30, 2011

Check out this 200lb nurse shark I caught right from the beach!

Want to see the 200lbs nurse shark I caught off of Clearwater Beach? you'll have to "Like" us on Facebook. We had four lines in all. We got there just after sunset and our strategy was to kayak the bait just over the sandbar and drop it off. Guess what? It worked! Right as I ended my second run (it was pitch black at this point) I got back in and one of the lines started spinning like a top. I grabbed it, fought for about 15-20 minutes before I was able to finally get him in. It was so dark out, the only light we had was from one flashlight. This was the first time I ever went shark fishing. Once I got him close to shore, I was just praying he wasn't a stingray!



Nurse sharks are pretty docile, but like every other living creature, they get real mad when they get a large hook in the mouth. They also don't like being pulled back into the water either when you're trying to release them. And YES, they do have teeth!

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011

On August 6, 2011, some of the NFL's all time greats will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The seven inductees are Marshal Faulk, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders, and Shannon Sharpe.

Marshall Faulk - RB St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts

2nd overall pick of the 1994 NFL Draft, Faulk played 12 seasons, rushed for 12,279 yards and 100 touchdowns. He also caught 767 passes, for another 6,875 yards and 36 receiving touchdowns. He is one of only three players with 12,000 rushing and 5,000 receiving yards. His ability to run the ball and catch it out of the backfield made him one of the most explosive players in the history of the NFL.

Richard Dent  - DE Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles

202 other players were picked before the Chicago Bears selected Dent in the 1983 NFL Draft. By the 1984 NFL season, he was one of the best defensive players in the league, and led the NFC with 17.5 sacks. The 1985 Chicago Bears were one of the greatest football teams in NFL season and Richard Dent had a lot to do with it. That season, he led the entire NFL with 17 sacks, had 2 interceptions (1 for a touchdown) and was named Super Bowl XX MVP.

Chris Hanburger - LB Washington Redskins

Chris played 14 years for the Redskins and was a 9x Pro-Bowler. In 1972, he was the NFC Defensive Player of the Year. He played before sacks became an official NFL statistic and was widely regarded as one of the smartest players on the field. He was drafted in the 18th and final round of the 1965 NFL Draft. Being drafted that low, he is NOT the lowest drafted player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That distinction belongs to Roosevelt Brown Jr., who was selected by the New York Giants in the 27th round (321st overall pick) of the 1953 NFL Draft.

Les Ritcher - LB Los Angeles Rams

Les was the #2 pick of the 1952 NFL draft, by the NY Yanks. Unfortunately, the team folded soon after and all rights were turned over to the expansion team, Dallas Texans, however, the Los Angeles Rams were so impressed with Ritcher, they traded 11 players to get him, let him complete two years of military service and had him on the field in 1954. This was the second largest trade for one single player. The plan worked out well as Ritcher was an 8x Pro Bowler during his 9 year career. He never missed a single game during his entire career.

Ed Sabol - Co-Founder of NFL Films

One of the most important figures in bringing the NFL to living rooms and TV's all over the country. At 36 years old, Ed Sabol started NFL Films in 1962, with his son Steve. His voice is one of the most recognized in the history of the NFL.

Deion Sanders - CB Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens

"Neion-Deion." "Primetime." Sanders was one of the most dominating players in the history of football. Offensive coordinators spent many countless Sunday afternoons trying to keep the ball away from him. In 14 NFL season, he made 9 Pro Bowls, was a 2x NFC Defensive Player of the Year ('93-'94), the AP Defensive Player of the Year (1994) and is a 2x Super Bowl Champion. He intercepted 53 passes, returning 9 of them for touchdowns. He also was a prolific punter returner (6 for touchdowns) and kick returner (3 for touchdowns).

Shannon Sharpe - TE Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

Shannon's career started off rather slowly (1,061 yds, and 4 touchdowns during first three years), but things really picked up for him during his fourth NFL season, which he almost doubled his career yardage and tripled his touchdown receptions. By the time he retired (after 14 seasons), he was the All-Time leading tight end with 815 receptions, 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns. He also won three Super Bowls, twice with the Broncos and one with the Ravens.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Hidden Gems - Mid Season

So you read all the posts and articles at the beginning of this 2011 MLB season, but no matter what place you are in, you always need to contiguously look for diamonds in the rough. Everyone knows that your superstars will virtually always show up. It's usually the sleepers, or the guys who come out of know where are have great years that end up winning their league (See Jose Bautista, 2010) There are always good players available in just about every Fantasy Baseball League, you just need to know who's available. I'm in a Yahoo league and in no particular order, these are players that I like that are available in most leagues, as of this post.



Infielders:

Jason Bartlett - SS - He's hitting only .249, which is well below his career average of .277 and he career best of .320, but he does steal some bases (15) and his strikeout/ AB ratio is 1:6. This tells me that he's putting the ball in play, if he starts putting the ball into the gaps, he could finish up with over 150 hits and 30 stolen bases. Bartlett's defensive skills are very good, so you know he be in the lineup virtually every night.

Jeff Keppinger - SS/ 2B - Last year, he hit .288 w/ 34 doubles. Had a late start this year (only played 29 games so far), but he's batting .325. His strikeout/ AB ratio is about 1:18 and it really seems like all he does is hit doubles.

Daniel Murphy - 1B, 2B, 3B OF - Owns a .297 BA through 75 games. Could finish with about 160 hits, w/ 30 doubles. He's an everyday player who you can use in four different player slots.

Outfielders:

Reed Johnson - OF - In 48 games, he's the owner of a .337 batting average, 11 doubles and 22 RBI.

Pitchers:

Ivan Nova - SP - He's 7-4 and is a starting pitcher for the NY Yankees. ERA of 4.26, but he gets plenty of run support from a powerful lineup

Mark Buehrle - SP - His 3.73 ERA is the best it's been in years. This is his 12th MLB season and he's had only one losing season (2006). He's always been a solid pitcher and has perfect game and a few no-hitters to back it up.

Charlie Morton - SP - Is probably the biggest reason the Pittsburgh Pirates could finish the season with a winning record. Has only given up 2 home runs in 86 innings pitched.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Notre Dame Collectibles and Sports Memorabilia

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Man Cave Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles, and Souvenirs

By definition, the man cave is place of male sanctuary. It's a place where men can put all their crap in, watch a baseball, football, basketball or hockey game and drink beer. To be completely honest though, it really doesn't matter what kind of game or beer it is, as long as it's on TV and the beer is cold. It is the coolest thing ever in invented by... WOMEN! That's right, women. They've decided to take a stand against us guys. Instead of having a whole house full of our stuff, we are aloud only one room to fill to the brim of all all stuff. If any of it even touches the door, it's most likely thrown out.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Compare MLB.com and ESPN.com Baseball Power Rankings

See which teams are the best teams in MLB and what the experts have to say about your favorite team. MLB.com allows you to have your own input.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Highland Mint Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Collection

The Highland Mint is regarded as one of the leaders in producing high quality sports memorabilia and once again, they have produced another masterpiece with The Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Card Collection.

The front of each card features a photo of a baseball Hall of Fame member, while the back of the card features the players bust that is located at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, NY. What really makes these Hall of Fame collectibles really unique is the commemorative solid bronze coin that is embedded into the card. The front of the coin features the player's photo, while the back of the coin features the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum logo. The entire piece is encased in a protective 4x6 acrylic case.

Each coin card is a Limited Edition and the number of coins minted was determined by the player's HOF induction year. For instance, NY Yankees legendary catcher, Yogi Berra, was elected to the HOF in 1972, therefore Yogi's coin cards are limited to only 1,972. Minnesota Twin slugger, Harmon Killebrew was elected in 1984, therefore his coin cards are limited to only 1,984.

This collection was introduced on June 20, 2011. Here are some of the players that are available.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Looking to buy a titanium sport necklace?

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Pittsburgh Pirates Winning Record? Is 2011 the year the curse is broken?

Could this be the year? After 69 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a won - loss record of 35-34. The last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record was 19 years ago, way back in 1992. Guys like Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen have really stepped up their game and newly acquired Kevin Correia has added some veteran leadership to the Pirates starting rotation, but probably the biggest surprise has got to be Charlie Morton.

During Morton's first three years in the majors, he amassed a record of 11-29 and an ERA around 6.00. Last year alone, he was 2-12 with an ERA of 7.57 and gave up 15 home runs in only 79.2 innings pitched. Opponents had a .332 batting average against him. What a difference a year can makes!


This year, he's off to a 7-3 start, has an ERA of 3.21, has given up only 2 home runs in 84 innings pitched and opponents are hitting almost 50 points less than last year. He's got to be the most improved player in MLB this year and if he keeps this up the Pirates should come very close to a winning season. Morton could even end up with some Cy Young votes at the end of the year, but most importantly he has been a staple on my fantasy baseball team!

Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions Collectibles and Memorabilia

Congratulations to the Boston Bruins on winning the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals! In the 118th year of the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins captured their sixth title and Tim Thomas brought home the Conn Smythe MVP trophy. Also among the personal accomplishments was Bruins Captain, Patrice Bergeron, who became the 25th member of the "Triple Gold Club." This "club" is made of players who have won gold medals at the Winter Olympics, World Championships and the Stanley Cup Trophy. Commemorate the teams championship with the highest quality memorabilia from The Highland Mint.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Boston Bruins Vancouver Canucks 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Collectibles and Memorabilia

Each year, The Highland Mint produces some of the most collectible items of the Stanley Cup Finals. This year, the Dueling Logo coins features the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins team logos along with the Stanley Cup Final Logo on the from of the coin, while the back of the coin has the Final Logo by itself. These coins are big hits every single year and make great gifts for virtually every occasion.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Riddell Pro Line Onfield Authentic NFL Football Helmet

Established in 1929 by John Tate Riddell, the Riddell company has always been a leader and pioneer in on-field protective sports equipment. For over 25 years, they have made the Official Helmet of the NFL. Their Pro Line series of football helmets are the Official NFL On-Field full sized authentic football helmets that NFL players have worn for over two decades. Each helmet consists of a polycarbonate size large shell, steel, polyvinyl facemask and 4-piece chinstrap. These are a must for any football fan. They are perfect for display, getting autographs, and if the team ever needs you , YOU'RE READY TO PLAY!! Hey, it can happen. Just kidding. Seriously, these are not to be used for play.


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