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11
Apr

Decline in Baseball?

A lot of attention has been made about why baseball attendance has been declining.  Here are a few of my thoughts: Read moreRead more

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8
Apr

Free Throws: The Lost Art

After watching the University of Connecticut beat the University of Kentucky in the national championship, I remember the reason why the University of Arizona lost all the games they did…free throws.  The Arizona Wildcats this season was almost unbearably bad at the charity stripe. They narrowly lost to UCLA in the PAC-12 championship because they could not hit a free throw when it counted.  The official box score was UofA 6-16 versus UCLA 21-25. That’s 10 points they left on the floor while they lost by 4 to UCLA.  That was the difference between winning and losing.  UCONN was 10-10 in free throws while Kentucky was 13-24.  Against Wisconsin, UofA was 12-17 while Wisconsin was 10-12.  You say they only missed 5 free throws?  UofA lost by one in overtime.  Those 5 free throws would have been huge.  My general opinion from watching March Madness is that today’s young basketball player comes into college without the fundamental ability to hit a free throw consistently.  Most of these players are good at dunking and laying up but to stop and go through a routine of shooting a free throw has been lost along the way through college.

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30
Apr

Initial Impressions with The SwingTip Golf Swing Analyzer by Mobiplex

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Ever wished there was a way you can look at your swing on a computer just like at the golf store swing simulator?  Well, here is something that I picked up to see how good it is.  The SwingTIP Wireless Golf Swing Analyzer by Mobiplex, Inc.  It’s a little bluetooth device the size of a bottle of eye drops that you attach to the golf shaft right below your grip.  The reason I am taking a look at this device is that it is compatible with Apple iOS and Android 2.3 and above.  Since I only own every Android device ever made, that was an important criteria in purchasing a swing analyzer that works with Android. Read moreRead more

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27
Sep

Savage Arms and Weaver Optics Initial Review

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Coming from a Savage Arms Mark II .22lr purchased at Wal-Mart, I already knew the build quality and durability of Savage Arms rifles.  That is why I decided on purchasing a higher-powered rifle made by Savage Arms.  There are many options in the .223 caliber variety.  The reason I chose the .223 was solely on the fact that it was cheaper to shoot compared to .243 .270 30-06 or .308.

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12
Sep

Football Football Football

What have we learned in the past few weeks? Football is back! Whether or not its College or the NFL, the excitement of football has taken over the airwaves. The University of Arizona Wildcats football team has made a splash in the PAC-12 and the NFL is in full stride. The excitement of either going to the games or watching the games on Saturday and Sunday is overwhelming. The passion is back.

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2
Jul

Spain Wins UEFA Euro 2012

Spain has been on a tear for the last four years.  I seriously thought it would have been a closer game.  However, injuries really killed it for Italy.

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26
Jun

University of Arizona Baseball…National Champions!

Congratulations is in order for the University of Arizona Men’s Baseball team.  It is amazing to think that the Wildcats did not lose a single game in the College World Series.  In addition to that statistic, the Wildcats never trailed a single inning in the College World Series. Read moreRead more

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7
May

Square to Square Golf Swing

This video has really helped out my golf swing and I would like to share it with everyone who would like to simplify their golf swing routine. It really does work.

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16
Apr

Attempt at Making an Indoor Hitting Net for Under $50

The City of Tucson has increased the price of a bucket of range balls from $5 to $7.  Nothing is frustrating as going to the driving range and shanking a bucket of balls and not working on ball flight.  So how to you hone in your ball striking abilities before going to the driving range to work on ball flight?  Build an indoor hitting net.

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11
Apr

Understanding the Hook and Slice in Golf

One of the most frustrating shots in golf is the hook or the slice.  A hook shot is one that turns to the left while the ball is in the air.  A slice is when the ball turns to the right in the air.  Before you can fix your swing it is important to understand why the ball is hooking or slicing. Side Spin.

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