The Class Act Of Vince Wilfork

When Vince Wilfork was let go by the Patriots, he only made one statement on Twitter. He is not going to talk about it again, and he is being very classy about it. There is something to be said for the players that are willing to be classy when something bad happens, but it also says something about how the team is put together.

Wilfork is the kind of person who can come back to the Patriots at any time, and he will likely be able to work for the team for as long as he wants. The Patriots are going to welcome back the people to the team that were good to the team in the first place. This is something that all NFL teams can learn from. Fans like Gianfrancesco Genoso know that this is going to allow people to make changes to their franchises that will help them to get this classy behavior. The majority of people that are looking for the right kinds of players to get need to remember their franchise is responsible.

The teams that are treating players well and giving them a place to come back to are going to have better teams. The Patriots are good because of this dynamic.

Athletic Injuries Helped by North American Spine

One health problem that greatly limits the activities of many people is having a back injury caused from sports. Surgery is often very expensive and recovery can be long and painful, and often does not help. One company that is successfully helping many people with athletic injuries is North American Spine.

Athletes in particular can be subject to many forms of back problems due to the frequent stress they put on their bodies. This also may mean the end of a career, or performing at the peak of one’s ability, at least for a while. Older people can get in trouble when they become the weekend athlete, and their body is not used to it.

North American Spine offers a solution to back problems caused by athletic injuries with its AccuraScope treatment. The company uses its special tools to treat such problems causing pain like herniated discs, sciatica, bulging discs, arthritis, and more.

A unique aspect of the specialized AccuraScope tool is that it often relieves a patient’s pain immediately. This is because the doctor is enabled to see the exact nature and cause of the problem and can repair the damage right then. The whole procedure often takes place in less than 30 minutes.

The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis. AccuraScope uses a high-definition camera and laser to enable the doctor to see precisely where the problem is and what is causing the pain, and then to treat the problem immediately.

With the AccuraScope device, which is about the size of a coffee stirrer, the doctor only needs to create a very small hole to insert it. The device is then moved up and down the spine to find and treat the exact spot. When completed, all that is needed is a bandage and maybe one stitch, which often leaves no scarring. Patients can usually get back to work in just a few days.

Another recent device that the company uses, interoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), enables the company’s board certified doctors to provide even greater accuracy. It also offers greater protection of the nerves.

North American Spine has treated more than 8,000 patients successfully in its six years of operation. Many of the patients had gone for treatment by other doctors but were unable to find any relief. It has about an 82 percent rate of success. In January 2015, the company was given the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award.

CM Punk VS. Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan vs. CM Punk has been teased by the UFC fans. The world of MMA has been going through crazy times as of late. A fight between Joe Rogan and CM Punk might not be as crazy as it sounds. The possibility of the fight was brought by a fan during a UFC press conference.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was asked who he favored between Rogan and Punk. Johnson said that he would choose Joe Rogan over CM Punk. The fans of the UFC may indeed see this fight come to fruition.

Joe Rogan is a black belt in Taekwondo and Jiu Jitsu. Rogan would most likely knock CM Punk out with a spinning back kick. Joe Rogan actually taught superstar George St-Pierre some of his techniques. Rogan would also have a huge advantage over CM Punk on the ground.

Fans like Dr. Jennifer Walden (Austinmdmagazine) know that Joe Rogan earned a black belt from Jiu Jitsu expert Eddie Bravo. Rogan is definitely more highly trained than Punk, but anything can happen in fighting. CM Punk is a former WWE superstar, and he is a great athlete. Punk is training with Duke Roufus, and he is said to be a hard worker. CM Punk is much younger than Joe, but the fight could never happen because of one reason. Joe Rogan would never pass a drug test.

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Bob Arum Is Santa Clause

Before her fight with Cat Zingano, Ronda Rousey publicly stated that she wanted to go to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. Tickets for the fight are extremely hard to come by, and not even celebrities will be given free tickets. The price for a good seat is listed in the tens of thousands of dollars range.

Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, recently said publicly that he would hook Ronda up with free tickets. Wow, Bob Arum is truly making wishes come true this year. The fans are finally getting treated to the biggest fight in boxing history, and Ronda Rousey will be given tickets to the extraordinary event. Arum has done everything possible to allow the fight to be made, and we are thankful to Bob Arum.

Fans like Sultan Alhokair (Youtube.com) know that Floyd Mayweather demanded so many things for the Pacquiao fight to take place. He wanted to do everything his way, and Arum and Pacquiao finally agreed to all of Mayweather’s demands. Manny Pacquiao is so eager to give Mayweather his first loss that he will swallow his pride. Bob Arum also had to accept the terms of the prima donna that is Floyd Mayweather.

On a side note, Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano by armbar in the first round. Rousey gets to enjoy the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight without a scratch on her face. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Matt Landis, the Passionate Lacrosse Player

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Lacrosse player, Matt Landis is best known for his career in Notre Dame University. In high school, he also played football and hockey. In 2012, he won the Russ Simons Sportsmanship Award and was named Pelham Memorial Athlete of the Year. In 2010, he accepted a scholarship to Notre Dame University. He is especially known for his talent with one-on-one coverage and on-ball coverage. During an interview with LaxLessons, Landis commented that it took some practice for him to get used to covering the ball from both his left and right side.

Landis excelled in sports from the time he was a small child. While attending high school at Pelham Memorial High, Landis was very active not only in sports but also in volunteering and academics. During his senior season, he earned all-state honors and played All-Section for Westchester Abbey during his junior and senior years. However, his school teams were not the only lacrosse teams that he was active on.

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He also played for Roy Colsey’s Superstar and the Empire games. He later chose to play for Notre Dame over Johns Hopkins and the Univesities of Massachussetts, Brown and Colgate. The Navy also offered him an opportunity to play for them and he also chose Notre Dame over them. When he was asked why in the LaxLessons interviewed, he replied that it was because he liked the combination of the family-like atmosphere and that all of Notre Dame’s athletics are held to only the highest Division I standards.

During his freshman year, Landis ranked #66 on the Inside Lacrosse “Power Lacrosse Freshman” list and as 18th best defenseman.

Landis has proven to be an example for not just all other athletes out there but also for other kids overall. From childhood, Landis knew what his passions were and never looked back. Landis is also very positive and seems to focus only on what’s available to him rather than on what isn’t. Landis is an example of never giving up on your passions and pursuing them to the maximum extent.

 

Frank Mir Knocks Out Bigfoot!

Frank Mir took on Bigfoot Silva in the main event of UFC Fight Night. Mir was on a four fight losing streak prior to facing Silva. Everyone was counting Frank Mir out of this fight. However, Mir proved everyone wrong.

Bigfoot was supposed to be the nail in the coffin for Mir. The fight started, and Bigfoot plodded forward like a dinosaur. Frank Mir circled around the giant beautifully. It seemed like it was inevitable that Bigfoot was going to walk into something big. Frank Mir came forward with a jab and left hook combo. Flávio was telling me the left hook landed, and Bigfoot was out cold. Mir pummeled the fallen giant some more, but the referee quickly stopped the fight.

MMA fans all over the world were shocked. Mir was supposed to be finished, but anything can happen during a fight. Frank Mir was interviewed after his victory, and he said that he worked a lot on his boxing. Mir’s boxing has definitely improved, and it appears that the old Frank Mir is back.

What’s next for Mir? I think he should slowly work his way back up to a title shot. Frank Mir is one of the best on the ground, and his standup skills seem to be improving. Mir is a tough fight for anybody, and he could become the champion once again. For more information on Mir’s big K.O victory, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Latos May Be Right

Mat Latos is probably right about the Reds and the way they handled his rehab. We will never know because we were not there, but I do something about the Reds from being a fan. The Reds seem to be very good at pissing people off.

They annoy their fans every year as Walt Jocketty does a bad job and still keeps his job because his best friend in the world is Bob Castellini. In case you did not know, Bob Catellini owns the Reds as AnastasiaDate noted. 

The Reds like to make odd personnel decisions, and they fired Dusty Baker for essentially no reason. They have a hall of fame broadcaster who likes to crap on the team on live radio even though he is beloved by the fan base, and they have a history of making bad decisions in the public. Remember, Marge Schoot used to own the Reds.

I am not saying Mat Latos is 100% right, but I think he was simply not willing to play the game that the Reds were willing to play. They got rid of him because he would not play along, and that is how they will piss off the fans in Cincinnati yet again.

Is This Your Final Four?

The four best teams in the NBA according to most pundits are the Grizzlies, Warriors, Hawks and Cavaliers. The Hawks and Warriors have the best records in their conferences, and the Grizzlies and Cavaliers are right behind them. The Cavs started out really badly, but there is no guarantee that they are going to be consistent when they are in the playoffs. We all know that LeBron’s playoff record is pretty bad when it comes to consistency.

Fans like Zeca Oliveira (eleicoes2014.com) know that the Grizzlies are going to grind it out every night, and the Warriors are going to shoot the lights out. The Hawks are going to hold the ball all night, and they recover from losses well. If you get the Cavs and the Hawks in the east final, I would take the Hawks simply because they do not have any players that pout. LeBron pouts. I would take the Grizzlies only because I think they can grind the Warriors out in seven games, and it will take them seven games.

If this is our final four, it is going to be very interesting. Drama in the east, and perhaps an upset in the west. This will be a fun spring in the NBA.

Bosh out with Blood Clot

The Miami Heat took another hit with forward Chris Bosh rumored to be out with a blood clot in his lung. Although the injury is not confirmed it is believed that Bosh is currently suffering from a blood clot and is out indefinitely. Bosh is the leading scorer on the Heat with over 20 points per game and the injury is another set back for the team that lost Lebron James during the past offseason.

The injury is not thought to be life threatening but will likely keep him out of the lineup for the remainder of the season and may even derail his career though many outstanding questions are still out regarding his future. Coach Eric Spoelstea was vague saying only that Chris was feeling under the weather and would not play today.

The clot first reared its head while Chris was on vacation during the all star break. When he returned from vacation and was still not feeling any better he saw a team doctor who assessed the injury and recommended follow up consultations. Blood clots can be very serious injuries and depending on their location can even be life threatening, particularly when located near or in the heart. Former Portland Trail Blazers star Jerome Kersey recently died of a blood clot in his lung at the age of 52.

Fans like Marcio Alaor BMG have heard that Chris Bosh is currently receiving treatment in a Miami Hospital.

The Life Accomplishments of Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson has many credits to his name and a record of lifelong accomplishments, some of which he shared in a partnership with his wife Karen.

Bruce Levenson is an NBA team owner, co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, a philanthropist, American businessman, past Hawks; Governor on the NBA Board of Governors, co-founded the United Communications Group, founding board member of Tech Target NASDAQ and IT industry media company, advises BIA Digital Partners, sits on the Board of Directors of NEPA (Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association.), and in 1997 inducted into the Software and Information Industry Association’s Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Levenson is active in organizations such as Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. and the Hoop Dreams Foundation, past president of, I Have a Dream Foundation that assists low income children to pursue a higher education, he is a passionate founding donor to the U.S. Holocaust Museum and is driven to teach inner city students lessons of the Holocaust, and training them to be tour guides at the Museum, he believes and financially supports the SEED Foundation and Seeds of Peace.

One big passion in the life with Bruce Levenson is, The Hoop Dreams’. The Hoop Dreams focus is on children who possess superior basketball abilities at any age level. Levenson loves to share his love of the game, thus passing on opportunities to children who would not normally have a chance to excel in the game of basketball. Hoop Dreams trains’ children, athletes in their basketball skills to help the child reach their maximum potential through individualized, quality training with a focus on basic basketball techniques.

Levenson is also passionate about another program called the SEED Foundation. This foundation works hard as a partner with urban residential districts, as discussed here. Their focus is to provide opportunities in preparation for students that otherwise would have no expectation for college. The SEED Foundation helps to develop these scholars for college success and remains in contact with the student, facilitating them to round out their animation in future career efforts. Another important focus on the SEED Foundation is to teach life skills to each child in a secure and safe environment.

Levenson enjoyed and still enjoys sharing his visions and dreams for a better world, with his wife Karen, who places an emphasis on the same passions as her husband. They have three sons. Bruce and Karen Levenson make their homes and reside in two locations Potomic, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia.