Monthly Archives: December 2014

Another Ram In The NFL!

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Former U of R Rams long snapper Jorgen Hus has signed a deal with the KC Chiefs. Hus joins Akiem Hicks, Jon Ryan and Stefan Charles as former Rams on NFL rosters. Hus, who played three seasons at the U of R, had previous stints with St.Louis and Seattle. And remember Stampeders centre Brett Jones, a Rams product, is trying out with a numerous NFL teams.

I have to snicker when I hear recent comments from the U of R about the need for a culture change and a “commitment to excellence on the field and in the classroom.”   Unless I’m missing something, this program has always been about excellence. Sure, under Frank McCrystal this team only reached one Vanier Cup but that isn’t the only measuring stick. Frank and his coaching staff should be applauded for producing many great players who have excelled at the next level. Imagine, a small prairie school has put FOUR PLAYERS in the NFL. And don’t forget about CFL standouts : Clermont, Hughes, Labatte, Getzlaf, Sisco, Bauman, Reinson, and Blair. Former Rams are everywhere in this community from cops and firefighters to lawyers and businessman and yes even radio announcers.

As a former Ram,  I’m going to support new coach Mike Gibson and the “new direction” of this team. In my early talks with Gibson I find his enthusiasm infectious. I’m looking forward to the GIBSON ERA of RAMS football!  Hey change can be a good thing and I  believe he’ll bring new energy to the building.

However, my hope is that  football fans  remember the Rams great history and please let’s not minimize the contributions of so many past coaches and volunteers.

Thank you Frank McCrystal  for dedicating 41 of the best years of your life to this program. You helped turn boys into productive men and therefore your legacy will live on. Good luck in the next chapter of your life!

Are You Pessimistic?

Top Signs You’re Too Pessimistic?

 

After you book a cruise, you practice pooping in the shower in anticipation of the ship losing power.

Your wedding vows included a line about promising not to drag out a divorce.

The only things you build out of Legos are bomb shelters and survivalist compounds.

You apologize BEFORE sex.

You work on the Wolf Morning show

 

This will make you feel old…..

These are movies that turn 20 in 2015..

Casper

Jumanji

Seven

Apollo 13

Toy Story

Braveheart

Billy Madison

Leaving Las Vegas (Cage Classic)

Tommy Boy

GoldenEye

Waterworld

 

WIN THE DAY! BALLSY

 

The U of R Rams Have Their Man!

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Sources tell me the University of Regina Rams have named Mike Gibson as their new head coach. Gibson was one of 5 candidates to be interviewed for the job.  He has 35 years of coaching experience. Gibson spent 23 years as an assistant/coordinator at a number of US Universities including Cornell, Boston, Rice, Temple, and Rutgers. More recently, he has spent 12 years as a position coach/coordinator for a number of CFL teams including Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Hamilton, Calgary, and, most recently, Ottawa. Mike has a BA (Political Science/Education) from Western Maryland College.  Gibson, who’s wife is from Saskatchewan, told the search committee he was hoping the Rams job would be his “last” in football. An official press conference has yet to be called by the University of Regina.

Merry Christmas!

Let’s hope none of us receives these stocking stuffers:

 

MOST FREQUENTLY RETURNED GIFTS:

● The “Sunbeam Six-Slice Shower Toaster.”

● “Hickory Farms Smoked Gristle Assortment.”

● “The Black & Decker Forehead Sander.”

● “The Craftmatic Adjustable Groin-Puller.”

● “Super-Itchy Slipper Socks” from Super-Itchy Technologies.

● “Lick Me – The Board Game.”

● “Isotoner Diapers.”

● “Bag o’ Live Weasels.”

 

CHRISTMAS BY THE NUMBERS:
● Forget dreaming about a “White Christmas.” A “Money” magazine poll shows that 66% of us would prefer a sunny, warm Christmas.
● Approximately 3 billion Christmas cards are exchanged worldwide each year.
● A poll on holiday traditions finds 71% of us open presents Christmas Day, while 29% will do it tonight, Christmas Eve
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WHAT ICONIC CHRISTMAS MOVIES ARE KNOWN AS IN OTHER LANGUAGES: A few seasonal films’ foreign titles translated back to English literally …

• “Frozen” … is known in Russian as “Cold Heart”.

• “Jingle All the Way” … in Danish it’s called “Mission: Christmas Present”.

• “A Christmas Carol” … in Argentina it is titled “The Ghosts of Scrooge”.

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” … in German the tile is “Is This Life Not Wonderful?”.

• “Home Alone” … in Italy, it’s called “Mom, I Missed the Plane!”.

• “Elf” … in Brazil it’s titled “A Goblin in New York”.

• “Love Actually” … in Turkish it’s “Ask Everywhere”.

• “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” … in Greek it’s “The Trickster in Christmas”.

• “Die Hard” … in Spanish the title is “The Glass Jungle”.

• “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” … in France, it’s “The Tree Has the Balls”.

BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS WE MISSED IN 2014

 

MAN BEATS BEER MILE RECORD

“Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead,” said the first person to ever run a mile in under four minutes.

If Sir Roger Bannister’s world record changed medical history, then James “The Best” Nielsen’s achievement changed beer chugging forever.

Nielsen, a two-time NCAA 5,000-metres champion, ran the world’s first beer mile in under five minutes with an official time of 4:57, according to Deadspin. The previous record? 5:15

 

British violinist cheats her way onto Thailand’s Olympic ski team

Thirty-six-year-old Brit Vanessa-Mae obviously stood out from the crowd at the Sochi Olympics, and not just because she’s a pop violinist who mixes classical music with techno.

No, what made Mae stand out was that she participated in blatantly fixed qualifying races.

A few weeks before the Olympic qualification deadline, Mae participated in four races that were manipulated so it would appear as though she performed much better than she actually did.

Officials at the tainted races created fake times for racers who didn’t actually race, changed times for lower-qualified racers, failed to change the course between runs, and continued races even when the conditions got so bad that they should have been called off.

Given her grossly inflated qualifications, it’s not surprising Mae didn’t fare too well in Sochi.

 

Former NBAer busted for being a ‘heavily armed heroin addict with a grenade launcher’

This was not your everyday drug bust.

In October, a SWAT team raided a dealer’s home near Portland, Ore., and found meth, heroin, prostitutes and weapons. Oh, and they also found 7-foot-2 former NBA center Robert Swift.

Swift, who played for the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder from 2004 to 2009, was arrested during the raid and admitted to being a heroin addict, but said he had nothing to do with his roommate’s drug dealing business.

Good guy or not, cops searched Swift’s bedroom and found a 12-gauge shotgun propped up behind the door, seven more firearms on or under the bed, and a military-grade 40mm grenade launcher locked in a safe.

 

40-year-old bank employee gives up fast food and cigarettes, dominates 100K race, goes on to represent Britain at Commonwealth Games

In 2007, bank worker Steve Way weighed 231 pounds, wore 38-inch-waist pants, and smoked 20 cigarettes a day. In July, Way represented England in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics for the former British Empire.

How exactly did a fat chain smoker with high blood pressure become a world-class marathoner? Well, at the end of 2007, he decided that he wanted to get in shape and he never really stopped, according to Deadspin.

Way quit smoking, stopped eating fast food and started jogging. His goal was to run the 2008 London Marathon in under 3 hours. He did it in 2:35.

Being the third-fastest Englishman, Way was selected to run the marathon at the Commonwealth Games. He finished 10th out of 27 runners with a time of 2:15:16.

 

 

French soccer club suspected of bribing opponents with halftime wine delivery

When the French fix soccer matches, they apparently do it in the most French way possible.

During their 2013 Ligue 2 campaign (Ligue 2 is sort of the equivalent of Triple-A baseball), Nimes was constantly in the battle to avoid relegation, which would have forced them to play the 2014 season in Ligue 3.

What did Nimes do to avoid such a horrible fate? Well, they allegedly made a deal with Caen so their game on the second-to-last matchday of the season ended in a mutually beneficial 1-1 tie.

According to L’Equipe, the deal was set up 48 hours before the match and was sealed at halftime, when cases of wine from Nimes were delivered to the Caen locker room.

It is not known if any cheese was part of the delivery.

 

From the Ball Family to your’s all the Best this Holiday season! Merry Christmas and thanks for checking out my site.

A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN 48 YEARS!

BUFFALO BILLS

I LOVE THIS NUGGET FROM OUR OLD FRIEND PETER KING FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AND FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA:

With Buffalo’s bad loss in Oakland on Sunday, an amazing little factoid continued: The Bills, an original American Football League partner with Oakland, have not won a football game in Oakland since 1966. The Bills are 0-7 in Oakland since then.

Three points about the last time Buffalo won in Oakland, when Jack Kemp bested Tom Flores 31-10 on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1966:

  • Troy Aikman was three days old that day, born downstate in West Covina.
  • The Beatles had their first recording session for Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band that day.
  • Walt Disney died 20 days later.
  • The Super Bowl didn’t exist yet. The first Super Bowl was played 51 days later.

Forty-eight years ago. A lot’s happened since then.

MORE BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS…

1) Marshawn Lynch, who missed the first quarter of last night’s  game with what was reported as a stomach bug (but conspiracy theorists believe may’ve been some sort of team discipline), ran away from Patrick Peterson and over Rashad Jones on this 79-yard touchdown run. If not for three missed field goals from Steven Hauschka, this game would be even more of a blowout. Unless the Rams can pull off a major upset next week, the road to the Super Bowl from the NFC will go through Seattle. Lynch I’m sure will get some sort of fine as he crossed the goal line Lynch did a 180 spin and grabbed his junk.

lynch package

 

2) A total of 12 people were injured, though it appears none were directly struck by lightning outside today’s Buccaneers-Packers game.

According to WFLA in Tampa, a dozen fans outside Raymond James Stadium were injured by an indirect lightning strike.

 

3) Cristiano Ronaldo was in Madeira for the unveiling of his statue. The statue seemed  pretty excited about the event..I’ll put it to you this way if this problem persists for more than four hours,the statue should see a doctor.

 

4) It’s been rumoured the U of R has offered the Rams Head Coaching gig to long time CFL assistant Mike Gibson.

mike gibson

The team hasn’t officially announced anything yet but since  5 candidates were interviewed I’d say the rumour has a 20 percent chance of being accurate! Stay tuned…..

 

SEX WITH YOURSELF?

Nick Jonas recently said that he doesn’t have sex to his own music. So with that in mind here’s a list of artists who most definitely get it on to their own voice.Here’s my top 10 list of artists who most definitely get it on to their own voice or band:

GENE SIMMONS

Gene Simmons

John Mayer .

Lady Ga Ga

Kanye West

Sting

Justin Bieber

Courtney Love

*Honorable Mentions–Ted Nugent, Prince, Hall and Oates Kid Rock, Robert Plant, and David Lee Roth\

 

MORE UNBELIEVABLE FACTS ABOUT ALCOHOL YOU MAY NOT REALIZE ARE TRUE:
✓ A pint of beer, a glass of wine, and a shot of vodka all contain about the same amount of alcohol.
✓ Discovery of late Stone Age jugs suggests that intentionally fermented beverages existed at least as early as the Neolithic period (about 10,000 BC).
✓ Most vegetables and almost all fruits contain a small amount of alcohol in them.
✓ In some other countries, the legal drinking age is as low as 16. Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to students who choose to drink.
✓ Research suggests that, at any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. That means 50 million people are drunk right now.
✓ A muscular person has a higher alcohol tolerance than someone with more body fat. Water-rich muscle tissue absorbs alcohol more effectively, preventing it from reaching the brain.
✓ A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds of pressure per square inch, 3 times that found in car tires. That’s why a popped champagne cork can travel as fast as 97 km/h.
✓ One of the most popular drinks in Cambodia is Tarantula Brandy; a delectable concoction that includes rice liquor and freshly dead tarantulas.
✓ Vodka is the world’s most popular liquor by a huge margin, with about 5 billion litres consumed every year.

WIN THE DAY! BALLSY

 

 

 

Ballsy’s Sports Shorts

Binghamton’s Andrew Hammond was given the hook 36 seconds into an AHL game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Wednesday night after allowing three goals on the first three shots he faced. Oilers coach and GM Craig MacTavish immediately called his agent and signed Hammond to a 3 year 30 million dollar deal. What a steal said everybody in Edmonton.

 

Since Daryl Katz became owner, the Oilers have finished 21st, 30th, 30th, 29th, 24th, 28th and afterlast night’s game in San Jose sat 29th, the club is now  30th. The combined record of Katz’s Oilers is 169 wins out of 490 games.

 

–The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t played a non-mandatory primetime game since 2011 when they apparently had two Monday Night Football appearances. I’m not sure what the Jaguars’ cheerleaders turnover rate is, but I’m going to assume it’s on par with the actual football team. Anyway the Jags actually scored last night in their 21-13 win over Tennessee and the cheerleaders got some camera time.

 

–The Jags mascot doesn’t get much air time either and so he took advantage of it by smashing a chocolate cake into the face of a Titans fan.

 

The Cleveland Browns make Bernie Kosar want to throw up. Well, the Browns and 14 rum and cokes. But he’s pretty sure it’s mostly the Browns. Like, 70/20 at least..Kosar is upset that the Browns seem to be throwing both QB’s Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer under the bus.

 

NFL referees are on pace to call 4,100 penalties this season. Or as it used to be called, the first half of any Raiders game

 

TODAY’S FIRST . . . 97 years ago on this day in 1917 1st ‘National Hockey League’ games played (5,500 fans watch Montréal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators 7-4, while 700 soldiers get in free to see Montréal Wanderers defeat Toronto Arenas 10-9)

 

 

Tedford Time On The West Coast

tedford

In B-C, a news conference is scheduled for this morning where the Lions will introduce 53 year old Jeff Tedford as their new head coach. Tedford is a former CFL QB who also coached in the early 90’s with Wally Buono in Calgary. Earlier this month, Tedford got out of his contract as Offensive Coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of health issues. Though Hufnagel gets a lot of the credit, it was Tedford who helped design the six-receiver offence in Calgary that is prevalent throughout today’s game.

The Riders have signed defensive end Rickey Foley…The 32 year old, who will enter his third season with the Green and White, matched a career high with 12 quarterback sacks while adding 54 defensive tackles. The Riders had the most sacks in the CFL last season led by three players all over the age of 30 in Foley, Tearrius George and John Chick.

Meantime, the club cut 4 players yesterday: Tim Cronk, Hilee Taylor, Trevor Guyton, and Carlos Thomas.

 

A DECISION IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS?

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The University and the Rams hope to announce the hiring of a new head football coach by Christmas. 5 candidates were interviewed. I’m told the front runners are Jeff Steinberg and Mike Gibson. Steinberg is the a former University of Manitoba QB coach who has been coaching high school football in California for the last number of years. Gibson is a long time CFL assistant coach who was last with the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

booze

MORE UNBELIEVABLE FACTS ABOUT ALCOHOL YOU MAY NOT REALIZE ARE TRUE:

✓ A pint of beer, a glass of wine, and a shot of vodka all contain about the same amount of alcohol.
✓ Discovery of late Stone Age jugs suggests that intentionally fermented beverages existed at least as early as the Neolithic period (about 10,000 BC).
✓ Most vegetables and almost all fruits contain a small amount of alcohol in them.
✓ In some other countries, the legal drinking age is as low as 16. Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to students who choose to drink.
✓ Research suggests that, at any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. That means 50 million people are drunk right now.
✓ A muscular person has a higher alcohol tolerance than someone with more body fat. Water-rich muscle tissue absorbs alcohol more effectively, preventing it from reaching the brain.
✓ A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds of pressure per square inch, 3 times that found in car tires. That’s why a popped champagne cork can travel as fast as 60 mph (97 km/h).
✓ The most prolific beer-drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic, with an incredible per capita beer consumption of almost 40 gallons a year.
✓ One of the most popular drinks in Cambodia is Tarantula Brandy; a delectable concoction that includes rice liquor and freshly dead tarantulas.
✓ Vodka is the world’s most popular liquor by a huge margin, with about 5 billion liters consumed every year.

 

Tomorrow is Panic Saturday

According to a new survey, 18% of people haven’t bought ANY Christmas presents yet, and won’t start until this Saturday . . . which, believe it or not, is the last Saturday before Christmas.

Men are more likely to have procrastinated until this Saturday than women, 22% to 16%.

Overall, 56% of people still aren’t totally done with their shopping.

The main reason people haven’t bought all their gifts yet is because they didn’t know what to get someone. The number two reason is they got a gift or found out they’re getting a gift from someone unexpected, and hadn’t bought THEM a gift.

There is a name for people who wait to shop on Panic Saturday, that name is “men.”

 

WIN THE DAY! BALLSY (GOOD LUCK ON PANIC SATURDAY)

The Last Candidate For The Rams

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The final candidate for the University of Regina Rams head coach position will be interviewing today. As part of the interview process, Jeff Steinberg will be making a presentation to the campus community this morning.
Jeff began his coaching career at the University of Manitoba as the quarterback coach before moving south to California. Since 1998 , he has  been a successful high school head coach at three different high schools. In 17 years, his teams have had 122 victories and his offenses have averaged over 400 yards per game. He has been named coach of the year on six different occasions. Most recently, he was selected to be an assistant coach at the Under Armour High School All American Game. Jeff completed a BA at the University of Manitoba and a BEd at the University of Alberta. He is currently working on his Master’s of Coaching and Athletic Administration.

 

 

The Up and Comer?

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The fourth candidate for the University of Regina Rams head coach position will be interviewing today.  Brent Bailey will be making a presentation to the campus community this afternoon.


Brent has coached at the high school, junior, and CIS levels. As a high school coach in Edmonton, he was awarded the Edmonton HS Coach of the Year and the Tier 1 Alberta Provincial High School Coach of the Year twice. He was also named a CFL/NFL High School Coach of the Year. As a high school coach his teams won 2 provincial Championships, been a provincial finalist once, won 3 city Championships, and had 3 unbeaten seasons). He has coached quarterbacks with the Edmonton Huskies, the Edmonton Wildcats, and the University of Alberta (5 years) before moving to Bishop’ University in 2011. He has been the offensive coordinator there since 2012. He is currently completing his Master of Arts (Leadership) at Royal Roads University.

NOW THAT’S A WINTER SPORT!

 

BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS

Tired of snowboarding? A few oddball alternatives you might try over the Winter … ✓ Bandy – A mash-up of sports, with elements of soccer, football, ice hockey, and field hockey. There are more than a million players in Russia.

✓ Ice Karting – The entire go-kart track is frozen. Sometimes the karts are modified with spiked tires for extra grip.

✓ Shark Ice Fishing – Anyone can go ice fishing for walleye or perch, but it takes an extreme athlete to face frigid waters for a shark weighing more than 1,000 lbs and measuring up to 21 ft.

✓ Shovel Racing – For over 30 years fans have gathered in New Mexico annually for the  championships, where greased up metal shovels slide down ski slopes at up to 70 mph.

✓ Ski Ballet (aka Acroski) – Flips, rolls, jumps, and graceful arm movements … all set to music, of course.

✓ Skibobbing – It’s essentially a bicycle frame attached to skis, and it’s a great Winter sport for anyone who’s had knee problems. ✓ ‘Skijoring’ – Involves a Nordic skier pulled by something else, whether that’s a snowmobile, a sled dog, or a horse.

✓ Wok Racing – Participants plant their posteriors into a food-grade metal wok and careen down ice chutes similar to the ones used for luge.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES…..

rams

Sources say Bishop’s Gaiters offensive co-ordinator Brent Bailey is another candidate for the U of R Rams’ head-coaching job and will interview this week.

 

A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE RIDERS

craig reynolds

Craig Reynolds will succeed Jim Hopson as the Riders president and chief executive officer.

 

The 39 year old Foam Lake resident, who is currently the team’s Chief Financial Officer, was named to the position yesterday after an extensive search that saw 175 candidates apply.

trestman

 

The Marc Trestman experiment reportedly will be ending, soon.

According to reports out of  Chicago, Bears ownership met in the wake of Monday night’s 31-15 home loss to the Saints. The team “likely” will fold the tents on the Trestman regime. It’s not known whether the Bears also will be parting ways with the man who hired Trestman, G.M. Phil Emery.

PATS WIN 3 IN A ROW

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The Regina Pats battled back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits as they knocked off the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 in OT on a goal by Connor Gay. The Pats, winner of three straight,  wrap up the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule tonight as they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7pm. The Pats are 2-0 versus the Canes this season outscoring them 14-2.

First ‘Half’ in the Books While they haven’t reached the 36 game mark, the Pats close out the unofficial first half of the season tonight.  Through their first 32 games, the Pats hold a 20-11-1-0 overall record, good for 2nd in the East Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference.  The Pats are 10-5-1-0 on home ice and 10-6-0-0 on the road.

Hitting Twenty The Pats became the fourth team in the WHL to hit the 20 win mark last night. The Blue and White haven’t won 20 games before the Christmas break since the 2007-08 season when they won their 20th game in a similar 32 contests.  That edition of the Pats finished with 44 wins on the year.

Motivation Morgan Klimchuk made his presence felt back in the Pats lineup after returning from Team Canada Selection Camp.  Klimchuk had a goal and two assists in the Pats win over Brandon last night and has four points (2G, 2A) in two games against Lethbridge this season.

Upcoming Schedule at Swift Current – Saturday, December 27th, 7:00 p.m. – Credit Union Iplex (CKRM) vs. Swift Current – Sunday, December 28th, 6:00 p.m. – Brandt Centre (CKRM) at Saskatoon – Tuesday, December 30th, 7:05 p.m. – SaskTel Centre (CKRM)

 

LAST NIGHT IN THE DUB…

Tyler Wong had two goals and an assist to lead the CANES to a 6-4 victory over the MOOSE JAW WARRIORS. ICE 5 BLAZERS 2.. ROCKETS 4 OIL KINGS 1…CHIEFS 5 COUGARS 4….GIANTS 2 SILVERTIPS 1

 

 

FOR THE RECORD:
A few of the wackiest world records set In 2014 …
• ‘Biggest Pillow Fight’ – 4,201 people at a South Dakota State-University of South Dakota football game in Brookings SD.
• ‘Fastest Backhoe’ – Matthew Lucas reached 72.59 mph (116.82 km/h) in the big digger at Bathurst Airport in New South Wales, Australia.
• ‘Fastest Typing Using Nose’ – India’s Khursheed Hussain typed, “Guinness World Records have challenged me to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time” in 47.44 seconds.
• ‘Longest Backwards Basketball Shot’ – Harlem Globetrotters star Thunder Law sunk one from 82 feet, 2 inches (25.04 m) at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Still only worth 3 pts.
• ‘Longest Journey in Minecraft’ – Kurt J Mac traveled 1,479,940 blocks from the center, or around 920 virtual miles (1,480 km). Equipment brought: sword, pickaxe, and compass.
• ‘Most Lights On a Residential Property’ – 601,736 by the Gay family of LaGrangeville NY, who spent 35 hours programming them to synchronize with Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars”.

 

NEW WORKOUT PLAN….

Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can’t POSSIBLY be too lazy to keep. A new study out of McMaster University in Hamilton found you only need to work out hard for ONE MINUTE A DAY to be healthy.

The researchers had a group of overweight men and women stick to a daily workout plan where they’d warm up on an exercise bike for two minutes . . . pedal as HARD as possible for just 20 SECONDS . . . then pedal slowly for two minutes.

Then they’d do it two more times: 20 seconds of hard pedaling, followed by two slow minutes. Then a cool down period of pedaling EXTRA slowly for three minutes. It adds up to just ONE MINUTE of hard exercise in 10 minutes after warming up.

BUT . . . after six weeks, the people had improved their cardiovascular endurance by an average of 12%, their blood pressure was down, their muscle activity was higher, and a lot of them had better blood sugar levels.

The researchers say it’s more proof that there are MAJOR benefits to interval training in exercise . . . that’s short bursts of maximum effort followed by longer stretches of lower effort.

And even a LITTLE bit of interval training might be enough to keep you healthier. (Time)

Really? People there are no short cuts to getting in shape, you have to work out regularly and eat right! No magic short cuts or formulas. And that’s the reason many people are obese because they want to take the easy way out.

A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.

WIN THIS WEDNESDAY! BALLSY