Former Green Beret and Texas Longhorns walk-on Nate Boyer is aiming to secure a long-term future as a long-snapper with the Seattle Seahawks.
Not expected to live past the age of 2, Special Olympics world champion powerlifter Chevi Peters has found his true strength.
According to ESPN, here once was this 90-pound weakling with scars on top of his scars. Liver transplant, kidney transplant, strokes, brain surgery — you name it, he’d been in the O.R. for it. He always told people he was a jock underneath it all, but at 5-foot-2 with no discernible muscle, nobody ever took him seriously. In his dreams, he was a firefighter, a ladies’ man, a halfback, an Adonis. But those dreams couldn’t possibly come true, not when he was stiff-legged, the butt of jokes. Odds were that he’d never see the world, that he’d end up right where he started: as a wisp of a man in a mile-long southeast Kansas town.
Chevi Peters tried all his life not to succumb to the hopelessness. Along with bagging ice at the local convenience store, that was his job — to laugh everything off, to hang in, hang in, hang in. In other words, he had to flip the switch. Even if he felt weak because of his 38 operations or inadequate because of his crooked teeth or melancholy because of his parents’ divorce, he decided he could never show it. Flipping the switch meant smiling when he felt lonely or people-pleasing when he felt ostracized. He pulled this off for 20-something years — a minor miracle — until, one August night in 2008, he climbed into his car and decided to drive it into oncoming traffic.
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7 Days in Hell Review
Spoiler Alert – Andy Samberg does kill someone…kinda.
First off, congrats to Novak Djokovic for winning his third Wimbledon title and Serena Williams for dominating the women’s tennis game earning her 100th Wimbledon title or whatever it is because she’s just kicking everyone’s ass. That just happened last weekend, which a lot people watched these great athletes be the very best at their sport at a historic and timeless tournament called Wimbledon. Everyone knows that tennis is seen to be less aggressive than other sports, where finesse and agility is valued more than strength and power. The game of tennis is seen to be more of a classy and respectable sport to play just like the historic and strict Wimbledon tournament, where the players are expected to follow strict rules down to their all white uniforms and all players must show great manners because Wimbledon is seen to be the royalty of the tennis game, which sometimes actual royalty like the Queen of England checks out the games. So, when I saw the trailers of 7 days of Hell starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington, I had to see the HBO made for tv movie because it fucking breaks not also all the tennis rules and all the rules in general. Here are the reasons why you need to see this shit immediately.
If you are still not impressed by the reasons I’ve given on why you should watch 7 Days of Hell? Well, I thought the best part of the movie was the banter between Harington and the Queen of England was too fucking much. It’s just a ridiculous and fun movie to watch. Plus, if you ever played competitive tennis before like I did, I always wanted to do all the things that the characters did in the movie but I would have gotten in trouble for it. Also, if you aren’t a tennis fan at all, I think it’s still a great movie to watch and maybe it will turn you into a fan of tennis or at least a fan of denim button down sleeveless jackets.
With minimal training, an unlikely athlete takes on the World Marathon Challenge — seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. A devoted husband has completed seven of the world’s toughest marathons in seven days for his childhood sweetheart.
Ted Jackson, 42, from Surrey, has ran 182 miles through the icy blizzards and desert terrain for his wife, Sophie, 40, who suffers from multiple sclerosis – an incurable neurological disease.
The father-of-four, has raised more than £160,000 from running the marathons in seven continents, which took more than 45 hours to complete.
True Detective –Episode 3 Maybe Tomorrow
(Spoiler Alert) – Tomorrow is not Promised
First off, congrats to the Unites States Women’s soccer team winning their third World Cup over Japan, showing us how important it is to strike first and often because it puts your opponent in a more of a defense stance, making them hesitate to strike back. This principle is the same with True Detective as the mysterious killer or killers sends a message to Frank Semyon by almost killing his crooked cop, Ray Velcoro. Fortunately, Ray survived which Frank now knows that someone is out to get him, jeopardizing his business and family. But Frank is not a man, who gets easily intimidated because he usually is the one bullying and pushing other people as we finally see the real Frank in this episode.
In the first couple of episodes of TD, we saw the controlled version of Frank Semyon, a former gangster trying walk the righteous path. He didn’t swear, didn’t drink, and defiantly didn’t do anything that would show him lose his composure. But people are killing his friends, destroying his business, putting his family at risk and sending a message that his life is being threatened, no wonder he can’t his dick hard for his wife. His life in unraveling before his eyes and he doesn’t know what to do, except to do what he knows best. He reverts back to the old drinking, swearing gansta Frank Semyon as he gathers the band back together. He takes the crew to visit old friends trying to gather more information on who gave the tip that nearly killed Ray. At the basement of the club he questions the people who run the business now trying to get help from them but those dudes don’t respect Frank anymore because they believe he just another guy in a expensive suit. But Frank is not a bitch, so he had to show everyone by fucking up Danny Santos played by Pedro Miguel Arce and ripping his “Fuck You” grille. Putting everyone on notice that Frank is fucking back and I cannot wait for the following episodes because I love this version of Vince Vaughn’s character unlike the new Colin’s character Ray Velcoro.
After his near death experience he wakes up from his dream state that had his dad, a former police officer played by Fred Ward in same bar where he usually drinks with a Las Vegas singer playing in the background. He tells Rachel McAdams character Ani that he found the same clues that he found in Casper’s first house but didn’t have any other leads to go on accept for a video camera that was taken on the scene. He then goes to the hospital to be cleared for duty, which that doctors tell him to take it easy before clearing him back to duty but asks him a really important question:
“Do you want to live?”
That question really shook up Ray more that the buckshot to the chest because until now he was quietly fading into oblivion. He was more dead than alive. Now I think he wants to live more than ever by drinking less and trying to show his wife that he can be a good influence to their son. He is also trying to show Ani that he can be trusted as a partner. I’m glad that he’s alive and has new found hope in life but I hope this doesn’t kill the character I loved seeing for the last couple of episodes. I mean I hope he’s still bat shit crazy but in a positive way.
But the biggest lesson we learned from this episode and with the United States Women soccer team winning the World Cup is that in a battle, you need to strike first and often because you want to show your opponent that you mean fucking business. Plus, just like the title of this episode “Maybe Tomorrow,” you have to take chances and try to win the game or accomplish your goals now because tomorrow doesn’t exist, there is only today.
“Tomorrow is promised to no one.” – Clint Eastwood
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According to SI, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson compared gay marriage to pedophilia and incest in a series of Twitter posts on Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.
The landmark Supreme Court decision effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Court’s 2013 decision ruling the crux of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and subsequent decisions from lower courts laid the groundwork for Friday’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
While a number of athletes praised the Court’s decision, Robinson questioned whether the logic that has led to the legalization of gay marriage could also allow the justification of pedophilia and incest.
The U.S. Women’s National Team is looking to win its third World Cup title this summer in Canada after finishing as the runner-up to Japan in 2011. The United States enters the competition on the heels of a first-place finish in March’s Algarve Cup, which featured several of the teams that will be competing in Canada.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris* (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher* (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo*** (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (8): Lori Chalupny** (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney Engen* (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston* (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg* (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger** (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara** (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone***** (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn** (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx**** (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian* (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath** (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday** (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd*** (Houston Dash), Heather O’Reilly*** (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe** (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux* (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan** (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press* (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez** (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach**** (unattached)
|*||First Women’s World Cup|
|**||Second Women’s World Cup|
|***||Third Women’s World Cup|
|****||Fourth Women’s World Cup|
|*****||Fifth Women’s World Cup|
The U.S. just won their group and will advance into the elimination round, where they’ll face another group’s third-place team on Monday, followed by a possible matchup against Cameroon or China later next week.
Credit: US Youth Soccer