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As NFL Season Opens Intertops Gives Indianapolis Colts Slight Edge Over New Orleans Saints

September 2, 2010 Sports & Recreation No Comments
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Superbowl XLV in North Texas 2011

As the final pre-season games conclude and the NFL season is about to begin, Intertops Sportsbook has posted odds favoring the Indianapolis Colts (+800) over last season’s champions the New Orleans Saints (+900) to take the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. To add to the fall football festivities every dollar wagered on NFL games at Intertops Sportsbook (beginning September 9th and throughout the NFL season) earns one entry in a free contest that will see one lucky player win a luxury trip to Texas to experience the excitement of Super Bowl XLV first hand.

“The Saints have the momentum of last year’s Super Bowl win,” said an Intertops spokesperson. “But the Colts were14-2 last year and they’re starting this season with a deep receiving corps and a solid running duo. And with Peyton Manning at the helm and elite pass-rushing ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney strengthening their defense, the bookmakers just seem to think they’ll be the ones to go all the way this year.”

For those whose crystal ball doesn’t look quite that far into the future, Intertops is offering a weekly Free Pool Competition. Throughout the NFL regular season players that correctly predict the winners of the week’s action will get tokens worth up to $100.

“You’ve got nothing to lose,” said the Intertops spokesperson. “And who couldn’t use an extra hundred bucks in their account?”

Intertops took the first online sports bet ever, fourteen years ago, and is still one of the most popular and trusted online sportsbooks around the world. From the beginning it’s been famous for specializing in US major league sports.

The comprehensive sportsbook offers a full range of NFL betting propositions including special group bets on which team from a group of five Contenders (Baltimore, New England, New York Jets, Atlanta, San Francisco), Pretenders (New York Giants, Pittsburgh, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia) Hopefuls (Cincinnati, Tennessee, Arizona, Washington, Denver) and Hopeless (Seattle, Carolina, Jacksonville, Kansas, Oakland) will have the most regular season wins.

The Colts (+400) are favoured over the San Diego Chargers (+500) and the New England Patriots (+600) to win the AFC Championship game. For the NFC Championship, Intertops likes New Orleans (+450) over the Dallas Cowboys (+500) and Green Bay Packers (+550).

The NFL season kicks off September 9th in New Orleans as the Saints meet the Minnesota Vikings. Super Bowl XLV will be played on February 6, 2011 pitting the champions of the AFC and the NFC against each other. The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be only the third time it will be held in Texas.

Mike Ditka Resorts is Offering the Chance to Win Dinner with ‘Da Coach’!

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mike ditka resort

Mike Ditka Resorts is once again holding its annual “Dinner with Ditka” event. Contests are running on two predominant Chicago radio stations which are offering entrants their chance to enjoy dinner with ‘Da Coach’!

Mike Ditka Resorts “Dinner with Ditka” contest offers entrants the opportunity to wine and dine with Coach Ditka at his namesake restaurant, Ditka’s, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois on September 8th.

Both The Drive and US99, out of Chicago, IL, are promoting the event by offering entry to the “Dinner with Ditka” contest on their websites. 97.1 The Drive is offering the opportunity for one winner and their guest to enjoy the wonderful dinner with Mike Ditka on their “Drive Offers Page”. While US99.5, is also offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to one winner and their guest on the “US99.5 Rewards Page”.

This great occasion will give winners a chance to talk one on one with ‘Da Coach’ in a personal environment over delicious food and drinks; and with Ditka’s larger than life personality and presence, guests are sure to have an unforgettable evening.

Contests are open for entry from Monday, August 23rd through Friday, August 27th. The winners will be contacted on September 2nd and will be announced in a follow up press release.

Mike Ditka Resorts has two locations in the Orlando area and is managed by Geneva Hospitality, LLC, a premier hotel/condominium management company.

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club is an Orlando Resort featuring the perfect backdrop for your next family vacation. Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club is located 2.5 miles from the Walt Disney World resort and just minutes from other Central Florida attractions.

Mike Ditka Resorts-Runaway Beach Club offers all the conveniences of a resort with the space and luxury of a private residence. Guests will enjoy some of Orlando’s largest one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and loft villas. Each luxury villa has a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and dining area, flat screen TVs and DVD players. The sprawling grounds of this Orlando resort feature a heated “Key West” zero-entry family pool with water features for kids, a heated adult pool, outdoor hot tub, and tanning deck. The resort offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an impressive indoor basketball court.

Mike Ditka Resorts – Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa offers a luxury property located 3 miles from Walt Disney World directly on the beautiful magnificent shores of Turtle Lake. Mike Ditka Resorts – Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa has plenty of amenities to make your vacation amazing including an on-site first class European Spa, private theater room, billiard room, state of the art fitness center, heated lap pool and freeform zero-entry depth heated pool. Guests will also enjoy luxury suites which include gourmet kitchens with cookware, 42″ HD plasma and 32″ HD LCD in each bedroom plus DVD players, jetted garden tubs, and utility rooms with full size washer and dryer.

EXW (Elite Xtreme Wrestling) Presents The Day The Earth Stood Still

EXW Wrestler Val Venis

EXW Wrestler Val Venis

EXW (Elite Xtreme Wrestling) presents The Day The Earth Stood Still at Marquee Theatre at 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ on September 10 from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.

(PHOENIX) Exw Underground Professional Wrestling takes Arizona by storm featuring former WWE, WCW, TNA and NWA stars making surprise appearances at their shows. Wrestling fans will be shocked, surprised and pleased as EXW hits the mat with high flying, superstar actions on September 10th 2010 at the Marquee Theater.

Headlined by former WWE Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team Champion, Val Venis is set to face off against former ECW Champion “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer, and Pro Wrestling history will be made when Derek Neikirk and Tyson Tyler become the only two professional athletes to ever compete for a heavyweight title as the EXW Heavyweight Champion is crowned!

Federal and Florida State Policies Put Bikes on More Equal Footing

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Today cyclists are a familiar sight on Florida's streets, but it has only been in the last generation or so that cycling among adults has really taken off

Today cyclists are a familiar sight on Florida’s streets, but it has only been in the last generation or so (since the 1970s) that cycling among adults has really taken off. Before that, cycling was generally regarded as a children’s pursuit. While many Florida roads have had bike lanes added to them, in many cases it’s not a perfect fit, and on other roads adding bike lanes has proved difficult due to traffic patterns, natural and man-made obstacles, and expense.

In March of 2010, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a major policy change, saying that it was now U.S. Department of Transportation policy to “incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycling facilities into transportation projects.” The new policy also calls for state and local governments to consider “walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.”

What this federal effort will mean for future road projects is still unclear, but it adds weight to Florida’s existing policy to incorporate bike paths into roadway projects unless there is a “compelling reason” not to (such as cost or inability to acquire additional right-of-way on the side of the road). One group, the Boca Raton Bicycle Club, has twice sued Florida’s Department of Transportation, asking them to provide reasons why this policy was not followed on recently constructed roads.

One small change to Florida’s bicycle laws will take effect soon. The new law, part of HB971 and taking effect September 1, requires bicyclists who are not traveling at the speed of other vehicular traffic to use bike lanes, if available. The law already requires bicyclists to travel in the rightmost lane unless moving at the same speed as other vehicular traffic, so the rule would appear to make little change. Nevertheless the bill was opposed by bicycle advocacy groups, who felt that it would lead to misunderstandings of the rights of cyclists to legitimately ride in other lanes (such as when preparing to turn left).

Although bike lanes provide a safer way for bikes and cars to share the road, they also come with dangers–that of bicyclists being “doored,” or struck by suddenly-opened doors from cars parked adjacent to the bike lane. Many bicyclists nationwide have been killed in these accidents.

Article provided by Law Offices of Corey Leifer, P.A.

Former NFL Billy Joe Dupree joins Blog Talk Radio host Kim Kelly on the My Crew Magazine Show

Billy Joel Dupree, Former NFL football Pro Bowler

Billy Joel Dupree, Former NFL football Pro Bowl tight end with Dallas Cowboy

Famed former NFL football Pro Bowl tight end and Dallas Cowboy, Billy Joe Dupree will appear on BlogTalkRadio’s My Crew Magazine’s 2nd Annual NFL Kick Off Radio Show with host Kim Kelly, Editor-In-Chief of My Crew Magazine on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at 7 pm, Pacific, and 10 pm Eastern. The exclusive interview will highlight Dupree’s famed football career, the upcoming 2010/2011 NFL football season, and his new book The Unbroken Line: The Untold Story of Gridiron Greats and Their Struggle to Save Professional Football he has co-authored with Spencer Kopf.

In addition, former sports writer, Justin Lawson of the official Vegas online travel site, Vegas.com joins the program to talk about where to stay, eat, and play while taking in the big game in Las Vegas. He also talks season predictions, and NFL thoughts. The show will also feature music from world renowned new soul jazz saxophonist/composer, Rob Batie.

The exclusive interview with Billy Joe Dupree is a “must-listen to show” said Kelly, host of the program. “This interview is exciting for me because Billy Joe has such a great NFL history, but now has co-authored a book that offers a fascinating inside look at how a group of players and one attorney strategically outwitted the NFL and Players’ union leadership to score a historic victory for players’ rights.” Kelly adds, “Also guest, Justin Lawson from our friends at Vegas.com shares travel insider tips to the best Vegas sports advantages, and his football knowledge of the upcoming season is a winner.’

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host, a Seattle native and now living in Los Angeles, and the discussion on My Crew Magazine’s blog at (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/My-Crew-Magazine) or find the magazine directly at http://www.mycrewmagazine.com.

Thai Boxing Is A Great Way To Lose Weight And Get Fit

Thai Boxing Women

Muay Thai has been popular amongst Thai people for many years and now is growing in popularity with Westerners looking for new ways to lose weight, get fit and have a memorable holiday

As holiday makers seek out new and exciting activities on their vacation, Muay Thai, or Thai boxing is becoming more and more popular with people of all ages in Thailand.

Action Sport Asia has recently teamed up with Por.Leelajan Thai boxing school located on the outskirts of Bangkok to promote Muay Thai to both Thais and Westerners looking for an exciting sport to develop their fighting skills as well as to lose weight and get fit.

Por. Leelajan Elite Gym was opened in June 2010. The gym is in the process of training some future fighters with no skill in Muay Thai and turning them into champions.

The gym is located in Minburi Bangkok, which is on the outskirts of Bangkok and is easily accessible by the BTS skytrain or van to Minburi. Por Leelajan Elite was created as a way not to only help everybody and anyone to train Muay Thai or simply sharpen their boxing skills, but to upgrade their fitness level as well.

The gym has 8 bags, 1 ring, 6 rooms, toilet and a shower as well as accommodation for those looking to train for several days. The gym is set in tranquil surroundings with trees and plants offering peace and serenity.

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