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I don't know how they do it... I got a third class qual while I was in Jarhead land and swimming is on of the toughest things to do for any considerable amount of time, if you ask me. I'd rather run five miles than swim a few laps, thanks.

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a minute ago

If an NFL game is on late at night, then I'll sometimes watch. I wouldn't pass up an afternoon to watch any television, let alone football. Anyway, the NFL is getting too Broadway for me. I've been watching the CFL lately, and the rules are better for the most part and it's a quality product.

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3 hours ago

I'll let Robin Williams handle my light work...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcnFbCCgTo4

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4 hours ago

No other sport offers such nominal amounts of actual athletic activity stretched out over such a vast investment of time. Add to that the exorbitant price people pay to acquire equipment, practice at driving ranges, take lessons and actually play a round of golf.

I can't help but wonder what size of a whole people must be trying to fill in their psyche that they are willing to sacrifice so much of their time and money.

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20 hours ago

GOLF TIPS: BACKSPIN: COMMON MENTAL MISTAKES

1. Getting Easily Distracted.
There's a lot of downtime in golf, which allows our minds to wander. Some players begin to think of the holes that are coming up, while others are thinking of the phone message they just received from work. These are distractions that will take away from you being focused on the current shot. Instead, ask better questions of yourself to stay focused. How is this lie of the ball going to affect my shot? What angle do I want to come in from to this hole location? What's my intermediate target on this chip shot? Questions like that will change your focus and get you to stay focused on what's relevant for the present shot.

2. Obsessed With Score.
Yes, we keep score and it's an important aspect of the game; however, if golfers only focus on their scores, it will create a major distraction. Thinking of score too much creates anxiety and added tension. Instead, focus on the process of each shot. Use a mental routine, breath deep, and survey the shot at hand. Check for wind, elevation changes—basically, do what you can to distract yourself from your score and think more about hitting shots. You can only control the current shot, and thinking of what could happen to your score will only pull you away from making a relaxed, confident swing.

3. Reacting Emotionally To Poor Shots.
Golf can be a frustrating game, if we let it. If every time you hit a poor shot you react with anger and frustration, it will be very difficult to bounce back and be ready for the next shot. When we experience frustration, it affects our tension level, decision-making and enjoyment of the game. No one hits good shots all the time, but your reaction to your poor shots will determine your mind-set for the next shot. The best players use a post-shot routine to learn from a shot instead of constantly being critical of their performance. Being able to learn from the shot and move on is a mental game skill you should develop. Ask yourself, "Why did that ball go there? Was it a mental error or physical error?" Then make a practice swing and put the club back into the bag and move on to the next shot, leaving the last shot behind. If you can manage your emotions, you'll begin to bounce back quicker and enjoy the game more.

4. Lack Of Course Management.
Okay, you may not be able to play like Tiger, but knowing your strengths and limitations can help you shoot lower scores. So many golfers play shots based on their ego and not on reality. These poor decisions lead to blowup holes and further frustration. When you play to your normal patterns, you'll be more comfortable and relaxed, which leads to better performance. Play to your strengths. Know your average distances you hit clubs. Play your normal shot pattern—if you normally hit a 20-yard fade off the tee, play it, don't fight it! A good rule of thumb is that if you can't hit a certain shot at least 70% successfully, then play that shot no matter how the hole is shaped. When you're comfortable with your decision-making, it will result in a relaxed, confident swing. Make the best decisions based on your game and you'll shoot lower scores.

5. Losing Confidence.
Believing you can hit a shot successfully is crucial to lower scores. Unfortunately, many play golf with doubt and fear. So many choose to remember poor shots or think of worst-case scenarios. You need to choose to be confident by recalling past shots you've hit well in similar situations, visualizing the shot exactly how you want to perform it. Check your self-talk to make sure you switch it from negative to positive, and improve practice habits to work on shots that give you trouble. By using other mental game skills like course management, focus and emotional control, you'll actually improve your confidence. All aspects work together to make or break your performance. Put time in today to avoid making these mental mistakes, and see your score lower.

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5 days ago

I can think of some other bat and ball sports that are a lot more fun!

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27 days ago

I like the CFL very much. Thankfully, it's being broadcasted more in the US. The speed of the game, shorter play clock, and one less down makes the game highly watchable. I think the field dimensions are better as well. Obviously, the quality of players isn't as good as the NFL, but then again, it's not a bunch of multi-millionaire prima donnas. Overall, it's a good product, and I'm far enough in the season to know that the Edmonton Eskimos suck.

2013 US Broadcast Schedule:
http://www.cfl.ca/page/us-broadcast-schedule

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51 days ago

It's not terrible, but it hasn't caught on, at least not at the national level. I suspect it's just a sore Lakers fan thing.

The problem is I don't think this insulting name really gets at the root of the problem.Howard is terribly wishy-washy. He wants to simultaneously be liked by everyone, be the best person on his team, and to play for a contender, and over the last few years he hasn't made it clear which of those is his priority. His problem is indecisiveness and a bit of immaturity, not cowardice.

For once, however, I think Howard has made the correct basketball decision. If he wants to win a championship in the near future, Houston is a much better option than the Lakers. As a large market team with shitloads of money, the Lakers can manage to retool in a few years, but Howard is very likely just starting the last half of his prime. He wants to win now, not in a few years. With James Harden and quality role players in Houston, Howard has a chance to win now.

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52 days ago

I don't write this as an angry Laker fan although I am certainly disappointed that Dwight Howard chose not to re-sign with the Lakers but I think it's clear he wasn't completely happy here playing for the Lakers so as a matter of fact I (along with other people here in LA) think it might have been better for the Lakers in the long run that he didn't re-sign with them) but this is an incredible insult nick name (although I don't think of Howard as someone who is a coward but he just wasn't comfortable in LA) and it speaks volumes on how he is perceived around the NBA and given how it rhymes perfectly with his name (and you can bet this will probably wind up in a rap song soon, probably one by Ice Cube and check out Ice Cube's obscenity laced rant at a performance at the Greek Theater shortly after Howard signed with HOU although I certainly don't condone the language Ice Cube uses in his diatribe) a lot of other Laker fans, who are disappointed and angry with his play during the 2012-2013 season and that he didn't return to the Purple and Gold (although maybe this nickname was invented when he was with the Orlando Magic, but I don't think it was) have been using this nickname since he chose to put his name on the dotted line for the Houston Rockets and he will probably be hearing this one for the rest of his career, especially from Laker fans.

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72 days ago

It's okay, but baseball are very hard to play and needs vast area to play with.

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