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Exciting, Action-Packed Date Ideas for Frugal Couples

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Whether you are saving for a house or just generally don’t want to spend a lot of money on date nights, there are plenty of things you can do for entertainment without breaking the bank. The good thing is that many things that are free and cheap also help to keep you moving so you can get some great exercise while still having a great date.

One thing that you can do that is pretty much free is take a trip to your city pool. Many pools have adult-only hours so you don’t have to worry about screaming kids on your date night. Whether you both do laps or just go for a leisurely swim, pools are a great place to go. The best part is that most public pools are either free or only charge a few dollars per person, making swimming a great cheap date.

Bowling is one of the most fun things you can do as a couple while still remaining active. The great thing is that many lanes have steep discounts if you go on a weeknight. If you have your own shoes and other equipment, like the things they sell at, you don’t have to pay to rent out items at the bowling alley. You may even choose to join a league together so you can compete every week. Skill levels for leagues can range from beginner to expert, so you can find a league, no matter what your activity level is. Buy all of your bowling supplies at

Finally, a good cheap date night can be playing pool. Many new pool halls also offer happy hour or other discounts on week nights meaning that you can play for much less than if you go on a weekend night. Pool is another one of those sports that just about everyone can do and is relatively inexpensive. So for just a couple dollars in fees and the price of a couple cold ones, you can have a great cheap date.

Herbalife: The Source of the Dream Team?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

RonaldoWhen we scour through the biggest sponsorship deals in sport, most people are quick to assume that the likes of Puma and Adidas are the big players. Unsurprisingly, this is pretty accurate, with both of these brands leading the way with some lucrative sponsorship deals.

However, one that a lot of people forget is Herbalife. The international nutritional supplier has caused quite a storm over recent years with its supplements, which are proving to transform the ways in which athletes approach sports from a nutritional point of view. There are now countless stores where you can find a range of Herbalife products and this just highlights how much success the company are experiencing. In a bid to emphasise their message, the company have sourced some of the best teams and players in the world to endorse their products. Here, we showcase some of the biggest stars…

Cristiano Ronaldo

Regarded by some as the best player in world football, Cristiano Ronaldo is unquestionably the crown in the Herbalife endorsements catalogue. The Real Madrid forward, who was up until recently the most expensive football player in the world, has broken countless records on the field and has also established some lucrative contracts off it. In fact, you could say that Herbalife has helped him substantially with both, with his trademark chiselled body most probably aided by the effects of the nutritional supplements. Herbalife’s own marketing material shows Ronaldo with one of their protein shake models and considering his physique, this certainly isn’t surprising.

After Dinner Speaking: The Sports Person’s Typical Second Career?

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Stoichkov HristoFor most modern-day Premiership football players (or any sports person for that matter), the issue of a second career will never arise. Those that do consider it will most likely be contemplating a career in coaching or management – not something that is completely outside of the game.

However, several years ago when money did not rule sports quite as much, most professionals had to keep an open mind on which path to take next. While few were on the brink of going broke at this point, many opted for the after dinner speaking industry in a bid to profit on the reputation they had forged during their playing days. This blog post will now take a look at some of these sports men and women who take to after dinner speaking to highlight just how common it has become for those who have now hung up their boots.

Shane Warne

If you want to bring a touch of colour, and quite possibly a risqué element to your dinner, then former Australian cricketer Shane Warne could be your man. Regarded as one of the best spin bowlers of all time, Warne was a constant thorn in the side of the English batsmen although he also had an off-the-field reputation that made him loved by many. He regularly hit the press for all of the reasons a cricketer shouldn’t and considering his exuberant personality, don’t be surprised if he demonstrates such characteristics in front of your audience and keeps them thoroughly entertained throughout the night.

Colin Montgomerie

At the other end of the scale we have Colin Montgomerie, the Scottish golfer who will largely be remembered for his Ryder Cup exploits. In comparison to Warne, there’s no doubt that ‘Monty’ is a much more sombre character although having contested with some of the world’s best he will most certainly have more than the one story to tell from the golf course.

Ian Wright

If you want someone who’s right in between the above two personalities, Ian Wright is probably your man. He showed all of the swagger of Warne when he ventured onto a football field, while his confident and entertaining style netted him various television presenter roles. All of this came without the front page headlines that were regularly attributed to Warne – meaning that he can be the ideal candidate for some events.

Lawrence Dallaglio

The fact that Lawrence Dallaglio was a member of that historic 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad will be sufficient to cement his invite for most events. While he had surrendered the captaincy at that point, he was the only man to play every single minute of that competition. Additionally, having played in most major tournaments from 1995 until 2008, he will have more than his fair share of anecdotes to recall. Anyone who has read his autobiography will be fully aware that he is more than happy to reveal the intricate ins and outs of his playing career, so get him in front of a live audience and the show could be explosive!

Football fitness and tricks

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

FootballThe modern professional footballers are using a lot of medicaments to play on the level we expect to see them. One of the most discussed compound, which can be found in the football club’s pharmacy is the triptorelin. It is anticancer medicament, a synthetic analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. The triptorelin is included in the list of Essential Medicines and works on the basic of direct effect over the gonads and decreasing the sensitivity of the peripheral receptors to the effects of GnRH. After a short time the chemical compound inhibits the secretion of FSH, LH, and the function of the testes and ovaries. This reduces the value of testosterone into the blood and helps for fat burning and muscles growing. Such compounds are used in the early stages of professional practicing sports and mostly football. The clubs are preparing their footballers and inserting them the hormone from the very early age, to hide it from the community and testings. The triptorelin is good way to stimulate the growth and muscles training, which is mandatory for each sportsman and footballer. The triptorelin can be found in different forms, such as subcutaneous injection, lyophilized for suspension for intramuscular depot, lyophilisate for suspension for intramuscular and subcutaneous. The football training schools give it to the young players with food and drinks, helping to increase their fitness and muscles faster.

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Monday, December 27th, 2010

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Americas World Cup hopefuls

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

USA and Mexico are both currently considered 80/1 propositions at 888sport, the world’s leading online bookmakers, to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. They are certainly the only real chances for the North American teams at the World Cup.
Both teams have had interesting World Cup histories. The Mexicans have often been considered serious contenders for the Cup but in recent times have failed to win games at crucial times in the competition. The Americans on the other hand have always entered the World Cup as outsiders but have had a few campaigns where they have unexpectedly made it to the finals.
The Mexicans probably appear to be the better bet of the two as they showed far better form over their northern counterparts with an impressive 5-0 drubbing at Giants Stadium back in July. The Mexicans will need the striking power of players like Castro and Vela and will rely on world class players like Dos Santos to steer the team.
Both of these two teams will need to have favorable draws and will more likely than not be fighting it out with three other sides for the last place in their group. Much comes down to the draw in the World Cup and it is part of the theatre of the event. The seeding works in a strange way and you can quite often end up in a ‘group of death’ that makes it very hard for middle ranked teams to progress.
The other team from the region is the team from Honduras. 888sport has them as 500/1 outsiders and you would expect them only to be making up the numbers in South Africa.
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