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Attention Sports Fans: Today’s Topic Is Superstitious Athletes

Monday, March 8th, 2010
Wade Boggs

Growing up I always knew that Wade Boggs ate chicken before every game. He would also come out of the dugout at the same time every game at 7:17 to do wind sprints.

Last night I was watching the Dallas Mavericks take on the Indiana Pacers and newly acquired star Caron Butler was chewing straws during the game. Yes, I said that right — apparently he chews 12 straws during a game and 60 — yes 60 — every day. I thought it was a joke until the announcers actually got some straws and started to chew them as they were announcing the game.

Jason Terry — the night before every game, Terry goes to bed while wearing the shorts of the next day’s opposing team.

And there was tennis great Bjorn Borg who for good luck always grew a beard during Wimbledon.

Baseball player Jason Giambi had a different superstition. When he went into a slump he would wear a golden thong to get him out of the slump.

  • What do you think of the ones I listed?
     
  • What are some of your favorite superstitions that athletes have?
     
  • When you are playing sports do you have any of your own?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Quick and Fun Friday Quiz . . . Would You Rather . . .

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Today’s blog is a fun Friday quiz entitled "Would You Rather . . . " Basically you will be given two choices and need to pick one. I realize that you might want to pick neither but since this is just for FUN I am asking you make a choice.

I think you will really enjoy this.

Click here to take the quiz.

I look forward to seeing your answers.

PS – this will take only a minute.

Ok I Will Admit It. I Have A Vanity Plate On My Car . . . What About You?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I used to play tennis with a good friend of mine (JL) in Boston and always admired her license plate. It read WEIT. I knew it was a vanity plate but could never figure out what it meant until I asked her. It stood for WHAT EVER IT TAKES. She was in the customer service business and wanted her plate to be a constant reminder to always go above and beyond for her clients.

I have a vanity plate and although it means something special to me it isn’t as deep as WEIT. Mine is SOX07. For those who know me well, you know it stands for Red Sox 2007 which is the last time they won the World Series.

Here are some of the ones I have seen over the years: 

  • 4sakn
     
  • Ddysgrl
     
  • MyToy
     
  • Was His
     
  • I CUFF UM
     
  • DRTHVDR
     
  • Gore Won
     
  • BKRPTCY
     
  • KIDLESS
     
  • Il Sue U
     
  • Blogger

I thought some of the ones I have seen were cute and funny.

  • Do you have a vanity plate?
     
  • What do you think of the ones I listed?
     
  • Do you like mine?
     
  • What are some of the ones you have seen over the years?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Yes The 2011 Super Bowl Is In Dallas And YES You Are In Charge Of The Halftime Show!

Monday, March 1st, 2010

In less than 350 days the 2011 Super Bowl will be played in Dallas, Texas. Less than 20 miles from where I live is Cowboy Stadium and home of a special event.

Time to get creative, think out of the box and plan the halftime show.

As you are thinking of acts, here are a few things to remember: the audience is global and covers all age groups. So whatever you do really needs to appeal to everyone. Since Dallas does things big, MONEY is NO object. You have an unlimited budget.

As you are trying to Sfigure out who you might want, here is a list of the last 11 super bowls halftime shows:

2010 Sun Life Stadium,
Miami Gardens
The Who
2009 Raymond James Stadium,
Tampa
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2008 University of Phoenix Stadium,
Glendale
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2007 Dolphin Stadium,
Miami
Prince, Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band
2006 Ford Field,
Detroit
The Rolling Stones
2005 ALLTEL Stadium,
Jacksonville
Paul McCartney
2004 Reliant Stadium,
Houston
Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock and Justin Timberlake
2003 Qualcomm Stadium,
San Diego
Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2002 Superdome,
New Orleans
U2
2001 Raymond James Stadium,
Tampa
Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly
2000 Georgia Dome,
Atlanta
Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, 80-person choir, Edward James Olmos (narrator)

I will go first. How about Diana Ross and Jon Bon Jovi–a combination of old and young. Great songs that will be played on the radio forever. 

  • What do you think of my choice?
     
  • Who is your halftime show for the 2011 Super Bowl?

And who knows since it is in Dallas you never know what kind of surprise I might have up my sleeve for anyone who posts a comment.

I look forward to reading your thoughts.