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Trading Talk – Championship Preview...

The football season is fast approaching and serious soccer spread punters will already have begun to look beyond the big money transfers of the English top-flight to the Coca-Cola Championship, which this year, houses some of the biggest clubs since the League’s inception. After over a decade as dependable mid-table finishers in the Premiership, Middlesbrough drop into the second tier along with their North-East rivals Newcastle. There can only be a handful of St. James’ Park regulars too young to remember the days when the Magpies were challenging Man Utd for the Premiership title, but even for those who are not it must seem like an eternity ago. The club to join them from last year’s Premier League is West Brom. Punters considering a buy of the Baggies’ season points spread will know that the club have had much more time to adjust to a season in the Championship and had already begun to make preparations back in December, despite aspiring to a brand of football more associated with the Nou Camp than the Hawthorns. It’s no surprise that Sporting Index’s football traders are playing safe and installing these three as favorites to make a swift re-entry to the Premiership, but in the last four years, of twelve teams relegated from the Premier League, only three have gone straight back up. Spread sellers will even hope for a repeat of the 07/08 and 05/06 seasons when not a single...

An Honest Review – Joint Ventures Made Easy...

Yes, I know, you’ve heard that JVs are just for the ‘big boys’, or for those with plenty of money?  Well, I’ve heard that, too, and it just isn’t true!  Normal, everyday people like you and I can get involved, too, and it is all detailed in this book.  Neal Henson recognized that there was a lot of fear and mystique about Joint Ventures (JVs) so he decided to write this book.  It’s sub-titled; ‘The Simple Formula for Creating and Maintaining Profitable JV Partnerships’; this is where Neal answers all those questions about JVs that you were just too afraid to ask! So, just what’s in the book?  Well, questions to answers like: What Is a Joint Venture, How to Find Partners, Why use a JV, legal aspects of a JV, maintaining and growing a JV, seeing your business grow in leaps and bounds, exploring new market potentials, are all answered, as are a whole load more!  You’ll see that JVs are open to everybody and indeed, finding people who want to join with you – at home or abroad – are not that difficult to find! The internet has changed the way we can all do business.  Indeed, the world has shrunk and people and opportunities abound, that can help you.  You can form a JV partnership with someone halfway across the world and be on your way to not only allowing your business to grow, but also...

Ways to Work in College Football

Today’s college athletics have grown into a continuously growing industry. With the NCAA basketball tournaments wrapping up, its almost time for the new college football season. And now is the time teams and organizations are looking for candidates to fulfill needs and become part of their team. NCAA football has grown into a professional industry and need people that are qualified to work for them. Whether it’s the actual team or companies that work with the NCAA, all the organizations are looking for employees. So here are seven steps to make your dream come true and work in Division 1 football. 1. Communication skills: The sports industry involves a lot of communication between businesses. Being able to communicate efficiently with clients and employees is crucial. Public speaking skills are also a must because presentations are daily in the industry and will only make you that much more competitive in the job market. 2. Computer Fundamentals: Because of the new age of technology, everyone uses computers and cell phones. There is no avoiding these trends, so its imperative that computer skills are up to date. The majority of companies are familiar with the Microsoft package which includes; Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. Knowledge to other software will only increase opportunities in the sports field. 3. Education: The first priority to being hired in the sports industry is a Bachelor’s degree. It doesn’t have to be sport management but four years...

Fantasy Football Sleepers – Quarterback Rankings Fantasy Football 2009...

Whatever rankings fantasy owners use, whatever scoring system is employed, quarterbacks are incredibly important if you are to make a run at your league championship. However, only 1 or 2 going into the draft should be considered as a first or second round pick. The drop-off in talent level and production at RB and then WR is too drastic to miss the top players. So, go ahead and resign yourself to the fact that you are not getting Peyton Manning or Drew Brees, because you are going after RBs, maybe even WRs with your first 2 or 3 picks. So, that means you will be choosing among 29 or 30 QBs after round 2. In a standard 12 owner league that means you have a great chance to pick a top 12 fantasy scorer. But how that owner ranks fantasy football QBs is important if he wants to nab a late-round sleeper. I picked up Philip Rivers late last year, and he had a career year.To draft fantasy football QB value follow my advice about these sleeper signal callers. Sleeper #1 Trent Edwards will be available in the 9th through 12th rounds of your draft. Buffalo has the 7th easiest NFL schedule for QBs. We all know that Terrell Owens will be starting with Lee Evans, and that alone means less pass rushers, and more options for Edwards, who is entering his third year with Buffalo. He always throws...

TNA Slammiversary 2009 PPV Review

The British Invasion d. Rhino & Eric Young, Brutus Magnus Doomsday Uppercut — pin Jesse Neal (5:35, *1/2). Rhino gets a big pop. End came when EY walked out on Rhino, then Jesse Neal (with his hair still looking like a total train wreck) came out and the ref let him become Rhino’s tag team partner, but was immediately destroyed. Nice Fully Loaded 1999 opening. X champion Suicide d. Lethal Consequences and the Motor City Machine Guns in a King of the Mountain match (23:30, ***1/2). Nice booking; KOTM to open, KOTM to close. Alex Shelley was the star of that match here and got the biggest pop. Fun opener and TNA needs more of that and less of the rest. Back-to-back Shane Douglas promos. Douglas can’t go a promo without mentioning Flair, ECW or the Kliq. Daniels d. Shane Douglas w/ gut and half tanned arms, Best Moonsault Ever — pin (8:10, **). Douglas was terrible as he can’t even run the ropes properly or do the Memphis heel tactics as he got winded fast. This match should have ended with Douglas sucking up all the air in the arena to keep himself moving and pins Daniels as he and everybody else in the arena start gasping for air due to the lack of oxygen. Anyways, this wasn’t a half bad match tbh. Wasn’t anything mindblowing, but it certainly wasn’t bad. In the end, Douglas jobs cleanly. Back...

Visit West Virginia Home of Mountains and Rivers, Beauty and Serenity...

When you think of a family vacation, I’d bet the last place you think of is West Virginia. When most of us think of West Virginia we think of mountain people, coal mines, and the Hatfields and McCoys. Well it is time to really take a good look at West Virginia. It is one of the most beautiful states we have and for about fifty percent of the population of the east coast it is only one day to one and one half days travel. This beautiful state has so many things that you and your family can enjoy, from the beautiful mountains and sparkling rivers and lakes to white water rafting down the new river gorge as well as there numerous state parks.  One such example is the Monongahela state park. It is a quiet and secluded wonderful place to escape the crowds. Most of the roads are gravel two lane roads so slowing down and enjoying the scenery is just automatic. There are many small towns and communities scattered throughout the forest so finding affordable restaurants and motels and other amenities is very easy. The Allegheny front of the Appalachian Mountains shapes the character of the forest and the abundant fast moving water shapes the mountains themselves. The Monongahela State Park has five major river streams and many smaller streams flowing through it. In the spring when the rivers are high is when the white water rafting...