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Ricky Carmichael is a triple threat — he tears it up in NASCAR, Motocross and Supercross.
Perhaps this is why, as the American Motorcyclist Association points out, Carmichael is so often referred to as the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time. His secret, outside of his natural talent, is taking on new challenges to keep boredom and complacency at bay. He also takes care to prevent injury. This ambitious, yet practical approach to racing underscores just why Carmichael’s legacy has endured nearly two decades and why, barring catastrophe, his career success will likely continue for years to come.
Carmichael’s Successful Motocross Career
Ricky Carmichael has had a wonderfully long motorcycle racing career, having started racing professionally in 1997. Although he also began racing Supercross at a young age, he initially proved more successful in the realm of Motocross. Labeled the No. 1 Motocross competitor in the world by Racer X, Carmichael easily earned the distinction through numerous championship titles. Following his brief pursuit of race car driving between 2009 and 2011, he returned to Motocross, eager to re-establish himself as the reigning champ. While doing so, Carmichael also sought to lengthen his racing career by keeping in top physical shape and taking advantage of the best motorcycle safety gear. As he said in an interview with Cycle World, “Safety is always my number-one concern.”
Forays into Supercross
Supercross shares similarities with Motocross, but Supercross tracks offer a higher level of difficulty. While courses tend to be slower, racers have greater technical skill. Often, Motocross racers find themselves moving into the realm of Supercross as they seek new challenges. Such was the case for Ricky Carmichael, who quickly displayed just as much promise in his new sport. As Cycle News points out, Carmichael managed to snag five Monster Energy Supercross championships, an accomplishment attributed to great sportsmanship and an even greater work ethic.
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Brief Transition To NASCAR
Switching from Motocross to Supercross, and vice versa, remains quite common among racers. A complete transition to the world of race car driving proves far less typical. Always up for a challenge, Carmichael decided to show the world that he could be a true triple threat. After training under the expertise of Mark Martin, Carmichael competed in the Camping World East Series, the Toyota All-Star Showdown, and ultimately, as a part of Kevin Harvick’s team for the 2009 Sprint Cup Series. Unfortunately, Carmichael found victory harder to achieve as a NASCAR racer. He eventually opted for a return to Motocross and Supercross although, as informed USA Today Sports, he learned plenty about the business side of racing during his time with NASCAR. He hopes these lessons will help him secure new sponsors as he seeks to cement his comeback in motorcycle racing.
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NEWARK, N.J. — Marshawn Lynch showed up at Super Bowl media day. Barely.
The Seattle Seahawks running back, who wasn’t given a podium, spoke to the media for six minutes and 20 seconds Tuesday before retreating to a back wall at the Prudential Center.
In his few minutes of talking with the media, Lynch said his fans weren’t worried about what he would say.
“They just want to make sure I show up to perform,” he said.
Lynch ignored the media from that point on except for granting the NFL Network a brief interview, when he repeatedly said that media day “ain’t my thing.”
“No need to talk about it,” Lynch told NFL Network. “Was raised like that. … Game time, though, I’ll be there.” Read full story here
About: Marshawn Terrell Lynch, nicknamed “Beast Mode”, is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
Marshawn Lynch has found the pot at the end of the rainbow — the Skittles rainbow, that is.
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With the 2014 horse racing calendar already underway, fans of the sport are beginning to turn their attention toward some of the early big events of the year. And one such event, taking place in mid-May in the UK, is the Cheltenham Festival, which is consistently one of the most varied and enjoyable racing events of the year.
The Cheltenham Festival takes place over the course of four days (March 11th-14th) and features a number of high-profile races. In this post, we’ll do a brief preview of these various races, including the odds for some of the main events as listed by betting.betfair.com. This is a dynamic sports betting site online with extensive odds for a number of horse racing events, and that includes early listings for the Cheltenham Festival. Now, on to the races!
There are a number of races scheduled for each day of the event, but at cheltenham.co.uk you can get a clear idea of which ones constitute the main highlights. On March 11—or Champion Day, as it’s called—the Stan James Champion Hurdle is the most significant race. The early betting odds have The New One listed as the favorite with 16/5 (4.2) odds to win. Two-time winner Hurricane Fly is close behind at 100/30 (4.3), setting up what could be a thrilling contest.
March 12 is Ladies Day at the Cheltenham, though the main race is known as the Queen Mother Champion Chase. It is arguably the premier two-mile chase in the UK and perhaps even all of Europe. This is a particularly intriguing event in 2014, because popular champion Sprinter Sacre is the runaway betting favorite at 101/50 (2.02) odds to win. But it isn’t yet confirmed that Sprinter Sacre will race, as the horse has been recovering from health issues.
The 13th is more of a celebration (specifically for St. Patrick’s Day) at the Cheltenham, but it isn’t devoid of racing action. The Ladbrokes World Hurtle is the event of the day, and this year Big Buck (4/1) is the favorite for the event. Big Buck missed out on the title in 2013 due to injury but is considered far and away the best hurdler in the competition. In other words, Big Buck is a safe bet. Defending champion Solwhit is the third betting favorite behind Big Buck and second favorite Annie Power.
Wrapping up the festival will be Gold Cup Day featuring, naturally, the Gold Cup as the headline finale. Defending champion Bobs Worth is once again the betting favorite at 3.2. He’s followed by Silviniaco Conti (4.8) with the rest of the field quite far behind. This is always a highly competitive National Hunt event, as it’s run over three-plus miles and with 22 fences for the horses to clear.
So there’s our preview of the Cheltenham Festival 2014! For horse racing enthusiasts, it’s always a wonderful event to follow (and bet on) early in the season.
How does Aaron Hernandez pass the time in jail? Aaron Hernandez doodles naked women.
The former NFL tight end has reportedly using his artistic talents drawing naked big-bootied ladies.
According to TMZ.com, Hernandez sent a letter which contained one of his sketches to a male penpal right before Thanksgiving … and after going on about how he’s still innocent, and still not sweating the murder charge yada, yada, yada … he punctuated his letter with a sketch of a Kardashianesque nude.
The sketch included a caption: “Dats a bad bitch lol.”
Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury on August 22, 2013, for the murder of Odin Lloyd, and is currently being investigated in connection with other murders in both Florida and Massachusetts.
“>Hernandez maintains his innocence. The Patriots released Aaron Hernandez on June 26, 2013, shortly after officers from the North Attleboro, Massachusetts Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police arrested him at his home.
none;”>Selected in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL draft by the New England Patriots (113th overall).
At first he committed to play for the University of Connecticut.
Aaron Hernandez has been dating Shayanna Jenkins since 2007.
Hernandez and Jenkins have a daughter, Avielle Janelle, who was born in November 2012.
Aaron Hernandez -The aftermath of his legal issues:
CytoSport and Puma canceled their endorsement deals with Hernandez; Puma canceled its deal after Hernandez’s arrest, while CytoSport canceled its deal a few days prior.
EA Sports announced that Hernandez’s likeness would be dropped from its NCAA Football 14 and Madden NFL 25 video games.
A prize-winning photo of Hernandez from his rookie season at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, was removed after visitor complaints.
Panini America, a sports memorabilia and trading card company, removed stickers of Hernandez from approximately 500,000 sticker books which had yet to be sent to collectors and replaced the stickers, as well as trading cards, with cards depicting Tim Tebow.
The University of Florida removed Hernandez’s name and likeness from various locations at its football facilities.
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Bill Russell Cited for bring gun in an Airport.
Legendary NBA player Bill Russell was arrested at Sea-Tac International Airport in last Seattle Wednesday for taking a loaded gun through airport security.
Russell, an 11-time NBA champion going through security at when airport screener notice the fully loaded, .38 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his carry on bag.
Russell was issued a citation and released. He faces fines up to $7,500.00. Read more here
ABOUT: William Felton “Bill” Russell is an American retired professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
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Celebrities Arrested in 2013
♦Actor David Cassidy was arrested in August of 2013 on DUI charges. According to reports, Cassidy was driving in upstate New York when a police officer pulled him over early on the morning of August 21, 2013 (he had his high beams on). You likely know the rest: Cassidy failed a field sobriety test and was taken to jail. The charges against Cassidy are a felony because he also had a DUI in another state (Florida).
♦Rapper DMX is no stranger to run-ins with the law. In fact, he’s been arrested several times in recent years, most recently on August 20, 2013, in Greer, South Carolina. DMX, aka Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck stopped for making an illegal u-turn. Even though DMX wasn’t behind the wheel, he was taken into custody because he had an outstanding warrant (driving with a suspended license). DMX did not take kindly to the arrest. In a video posted on TMZ, the rapper can be heard screaming that he’d done nothing wrong. And also? Marijuana was found inside the truck. DMX was taken to jail and then released on house arrest.
♦Actress Emma Roberts was arrested on July 7, 2013, on charges of domestic violence. Police in Montreal took the 22-year-old Roberts into custody following an incident with Roberts’ boyfriend, actor Evan Peters.
♦New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on June 26, 2013, in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found near the NFL player’s home in Massachusetts. The arrest came after police spent several days searching Hernandez’ home, presumably looking for evidence that might tie him to the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, who was found dead on June 17, 2013.
♦Actor Jeff Garlin, who stars on the HBO comedy ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ was arrested on Saturday, June 15, 2013, and taken to jail on felony vandalism charges. What happened? One report indicates that Garlin was arrested after “breaking car windows” during a “heated argument” (gee, you think?!) over…a parking spot.
♦Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested on drug possession charges at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 11, 2013.
♦Former NFL player Chad Ochocinco was arrested in Florida on May 20, 2013, on charges stemming from his domestic violence arrest involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. According to reports, a judge issued a warrant for Ochocinco, aka Chad Johnson, because of a probation violation related to the 2012 arrest.
♦American legal clerk and environmental activist Erin Brockovich was arrested in June of 2013 for DUI. According to reports, the 52-year-old Brockovich was taken into custody on June 7, 2013, for DUI whle driving a boat. It happened in Nevada, where officials say a warden observed Brockovich trying to dock her boat.
♦NFL player Adam “Pac-Man” Jones is no stranger to legal problems, and he was arrested on assault charges in June of 2013. According to reports, the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback allegedly struck a woman outside a Cincy nightspot. Jones, who was taken into custody on June 10, 2013, reportedly got into a “verbal altercation” outside the FB’s bar.
Actress Pia Zadora was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery charges and coercion after an altercation at her house in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, June 1, 2013.