Posted by: Ryan | September 22, 2007

Jake Byrd: Celebrity Avenger

A couple of days ago I discovered Jake Byrd the self proclaimed #1 Super Fan of Michael Jackson who appears on Jimmy Kimmel. I was originally going to post about him because of his appearance at the OJ Simpson press conference but then I discovered a ton of videos that are pretty jokes. Here are a few of my favorites.

Jake Byrd @ the OJ Simpson Press Conference.

Jake Byrd on the scene as Paris Hilton is released from Prison.

Jake Byrd @ the Paris Hilton Press Conference.

Jake Byrd @ the Harry Potter book release.

Posted by: Ryan | September 21, 2007

Cha Gheill

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Score will be televising the Queen’s football game Saturday night @ 7pm, their opponent the Windsor Lancers. The Gaels are off to a (3-0) start which currently has them #8 in the country.. If you’re watching the game keep an eye out for #82 Hugeberg!!

WHY TO WATCH

A rematch of one of the most entertaining games on the University Rush last season features Windsor versus Queen’s in prime time. Queen’s wants to seek some measure of revenge after their homecoming party was spoiled last year. They rallied but were unable to close it out after rallying from 21 down.

This year they get a chance to return the favour at Windsor’s homecoming where the Lancers, a preseason favourite, are below .500 for the first time this season.
WHEN QUEEN’S HAS THE BALL

The nation’s 13th best offense is doing things in a new way this year. Their newfound balanced attack comes thanks to the emergence of Mike Giffin, who is keeping defences on their toes. Danny Brannagan, the former Team Canada QB is starting to come into his own as a passer. He is eight in the nation in passing and boasts a sparkling 5-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Windsor is strong in the secondary which matches up well with a historically pass-happy Queen’s outfit. The Lancers come in with the nation’s 18th-best defence grading out 12th-best against the run. Much of their defensive struggles have to do with injuries in the line-backing corps which have caused head coach Mike Morencie to shuffle his players around and dig deeper in the well of depth than maybe he was comfortable with this early in the campaign. Keep reading.

Posted by: Ryan | September 21, 2007

Tiger Woods 2007: A Year in Pictures

Highlights from Tiger’s 2007.

Drug testing in Golf? That’s hardcore.

Kevin Everett update.

For those Leaf fans out there that visit my site this may be of interest.  Mats Sundin, Bryan McCabe and Wade Belak all visited my place of work last week..  I guess even NHLers need fine linens.

Posted by: Ryan | September 15, 2007

Kevin Everett

Most of you have probably know about the incident invloving Kevin Everett of the Buffalo Bills. Intitally Doctors were saying there was little chance he would walk again, however earlier this week there was a glimmer of hope when Everett began moving his arms and legs. The disturbing images of the hit and a motionless player on the field had me sick to my stomach, so the news that he was moving his arms and legs was extremely good to hear.

The experiemental treatment Everett recevied has facinated me over the last couple of days. On the way to the hospital, in the ambulance, Everett’s was pumped with icy cold saline that went trough his veins to try to prevent further damage to the spinal cord.

The goal of the treatment is “to cool the tissue a few degrees to reduce its need for oxygen and to reduce its metabolic rate” and limit secondary damage from chemicals the body releases after the initial injury, said Dr. Elad Levy, a University of Buffalo neurosurgeon who treated Everett. On Monday, as Everett’s temperature began to rise, doctors decided to try cooling his body again, using a slightly different system. This time, a hollow tube called a catheter was inserted into the femoral vein in the leg near the groin, and cold saline was circulated through the veins but not put directly into the bloodstream.

In reading more about this type of treatment not a lot is known about it in regards to spinal cord injuries. Most of the study’s have been focused on cases relating to head injuries and stroke victoms, however the movement of Everett’s arms and legs has definitely warranted further study in regards to how it could help spinal cord injuries.

The Alsius Intravascular Temperature Management System

Posted by: Ryan | September 8, 2007

Tiger Close to Deal with Gatorade

Golfweek magazine reported on its Web site that Woods has agreed to a five-year deal that could pay him as much as $100 million. The magazine cited sources it did not identify as saying the compensation would be based on an endorsement fee and royalties from the sales of at least three Gatorade products, included a new drink that would be named after Woods.

Tiger Woods’ Endorsement Deals/Partnerships

Accenture, Buick, EA Sports, Gillette, Golf Digest, NetJets, Nike, Tag Heuer, Tatweer: The Tiger Woods Dubai, TLC Laser Eye Centers, Upper Deck, PGA Tour.

Posted by: Ryan | September 3, 2007

NBA Stories: Toronto Raptors

I’ve really been starting to get antsy as of late for some Raptors ball, the season won’t start soon enough. In my pursuit for anything Raptors on YouTube I came across ESPN’s NBA Stories it examines the rise of the Toronto Raptors in a great behind the scenes way. If you’re not pumped for the upcoming season already this documentary will definitely help.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Mini Pack anyone!?!?!

Posted by: Ryan | September 2, 2007

A Saturday of Upsets

Did anyone know where Appalachian State University was before Saturday. Now we do, after the team from Boone, North Carolina pulled off one of the biggest upsets in College Football history.

Notre Dame also got off to a rocky start in the post Brady Quinn era.

History yesterday at Fenway, Red Sox rookie throws a no-hitter in only his second start.

It’s never to early to start planning for the future. Have a look at Collegiate Memorials they do it up real nice. lol.

Posted by: Ryan | August 30, 2007

Roger Federer is Back in Black

The U.S. Open always brings out some sweet fashion by the players.  This year Roger Federer is bringing some intimidation to Flushing Meadows with an all black outfit by Nike that he will wear for his evening matches.  It’s all pretty P.I.M.P.

Posted by: Ryan | August 29, 2007

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

SI’s look at Katrina two year’s later.

Tiger visits Manhattan to launch his new game Tiger Woods 08.

Best Body Parts in Sports.

Posted by: Ryan | August 27, 2007

“I Will Redeem Myself. I Have to.”

Michael Vick’s statement following his guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., to a dogfighting conspiracy charge:

“For most of my life, I’ve been a football player, not a public speaker, so, you know, I really don’t know, you know, how to say what I really want to say.

“You know, I understand it’s — it’s important or not important, you know, as far as what you say but how you say things. So, you know, I take this opportunity just to speak from the heart.

“First, I want to apologize, you know, for all the things that — that I’ve done and that I have allowed to happen. I want to personally apologize to commissioner Goodell, Arthur Blank, coach Bobby Petrino, my Atlanta Falcons teammates, you know, for our — for our previous discussions that we had. And I was not honest and forthright in our discussions, and, you know, I was ashamed and totally disappointed in myself to say the least.

“I want to apologize to all the young kids out there for my immature acts and, you know, what I did was, what I did was very immature so that means I need to grow up.

“I totally ask for forgiveness and understanding as I move forward to bettering Michael Vick the person, not the football player.

“I take full responsibility for my actions. For one second will I sit right here — not for one second will I sit right here and point the finger and try to blame anybody else for my actions or what I’ve done.

“I’m totally responsible, and those things just didn’t have to happen. I feel like we all make mistakes. It’s just I made a mistake in using bad judgment and making bad decisions. And you know, those things, you know, just can’t happen.

“Dog fighting is a terrible thing, and I did reject it.

“I’m upset with myself, and, you know, through this situation I found Jesus and asked him for forgiveness and turned my life over to God. And I think that’s the right thing to do as of right now.

“Like I said, for this — for this entire situation I never pointed the finger at anybody else, I accepted responsibility for my actions of what I did and now I have to pay the consequences for it. But in a sense, I think it will help, you know, me as a person. I got a lot to think about in the next year or so.

“I offer my deepest apologies to everybody out in there in the world who was affected by this whole situation. And if I’m more disappointed with myself than anything it’s because of all the young people, young kids that I’ve let down, who look at Michael Vick as a role model. And to have to go through this and put myself in this situation, you know, I hope that every young kid out there in the world watching this interview right now who’s been following the case will use me as an example to using better judgment and making better decisions.

“Once again, I offer my deepest apologies to everyone. And I will redeem myself. I have to.

“So I got a lot of down time, a lot of time to think about my actions and what I’ve done and how to make Michael Vick a better person.

“Thank you.”

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