Vick Expresses Disappointment Over Rash Of Offseason Player Arrests

4 08 2012

 by Clark Judge

Michael Vick has been vocal about the negative impact on the NFL of player arrests. (US Presswire)
Michael Vick has been vocal about the negative impact on the NFL of player arrests. (US Presswire)

 

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — It’s not just NFL commissioner Roger Goodell who’s fed up with player arrests. It’s the players themselves, and if you don’t believe me you weren’t listening to the New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora last month or Philadelphia Eagles’ Michael Vick this week.

I was. I sat down with Vick after Friday’s walkthrough and sought his perspective on an epidemic of lawbreaking across the league, and I sought it because Vick’s perspective is unique: Not only did he break the law; he’s a convicted felon who spent 19 months in federal prison for running a dog-fighting ring.

I make no apologies for what Michael Vick did, but I will say this: He was punished, and, since returning to the league with the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s been a symbol of redemption — both on and off the field. He is personable, he is accountable and he is responsible, often making speeches to inner-city children on how not to be like Mike … which is why I wanted to hear what he had to say about the NFL and police blotters. Read the rest of this entry »





DLPA – Elevate Mood, Relieve Depression, Chronic Pain and Much More

1 08 2012

DLPA SupplementDLPA – DLPA is a depression fighting mixture, bolsters mood-elevating chemicals in the brain, specifically dopamine and nor-epinephrine. Can relieve minor episodes of depression and chronic pain syndromes. Studies show that DLPA can be an effective part of an overall program to beat the blues, increase mental alertness, Its pain and mood elevating effects make DLPA useful for PMS and chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.





L-Tyrosine – Energy, Mood, Wellness

1 08 2012

L-TYROSINE SUPPLEMENTATION

L-tyrosine is an amino acid that produces dopamine and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that are associated with mental health disorders. An L-tyrosine deficiency is associated with various mental health disorders in women. Increasing dietary intake of tyrosine increases levels of the amino acid in the brain for synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine, according to research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published in “The Journal of Nutrition” in June 2007. Read the rest of this entry »





Philadelphia Phillies Make Big Trades, Victorino and Pence Gone! More Coming?

31 07 2012

Mike-Gill1 By: Mike Gill 

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the San Francisco Giants have acquired Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies while Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Phillies have traded outfielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for right-handers Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin.

Two major deals and the Philadelphia Phillies might not be done just yet.

In dealing Victorino, the Phillies get back a good bullpen arm in Lindblom.  The 25-year-old right-hander has a 3.02 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings of relief this season.  Martin was the Los Angeles Dodgers first-round pick in 2008 and has maybe the highest ceiling among Dodgers pitching prospects.

Overall, reports are that the Phillies did pretty well in the deal for Victorino.

Tommy Joseph is headed to the Phillies basseball club as part of the Hunter Pence deal, according to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler.  He was the San Francisco Giants’ second-round pick in 2009 and is currently playing at the Double-A level.  He played in the Futures Game this season and just turned 21.  Pegged as San Francisco’s fifth-best prospect by MLB.com, Joseph hit .260 with 8 HR and 38 RBI at Richmond prior to the proposed deal.

He could eventually replace Carlos Ruiz as the Philadelphia Phillies catcher after the 2013 season.





Humor: Will Ryan Lochte best Michael Phelps In Rackless Post Olympic Partying

31 07 2012

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Olympic Swinning Sports HumorPCPSPORTS TAKE: Our money’s on Michael Phelps.





Get Off My Back – I’m Busy

31 07 2012

Busy friends family relationships, lying to avoid you.  Leave me alone!
It’s amazing how many things you can find to occupy your day just to avoid the people that piss you off the most.





Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee to Arizona Diamondbacks?

31 07 2012

By Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

With the trade deadline just a few hours away, the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to acquire an ace pitcher.

  • The Diamondbacks may have discussed a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies involving Cliff Lee and Justin Upton, according to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Felix Hernandez could also be on the D-Backs’ radar. It’s unclear whether either player is available, however. The Mariners front office has been adamant about keeping Hernandez, and Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick recently said there was a good chance Upton will remain with the team through the deadline. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman checked with Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, who said he hasn’t changed his mind about trading Hernandez.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies willingness to trade Cliff Lee, and the Red Sox willingness to deal Josh Beckett shows how much each team wants to restructure their finances, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman also notes that the New York Yankees are unlikely to make a big move. Read the rest of this entry »