Soccer, also known as football, is a globally beloved sport that brings people together. Whether you’re a professional player, an amateur enthusiast, or simply enjoy kicking the ball around with friends, having the right equipment is essential. In this article, we will delve into the world of soccer nets, exploring their importance, different types, and key factors to consider when choosing the perfect net for your game.(more…)
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Are you a big reader? Love soccer and all the stories about famous clubs, players, and managers? We’ve prepared a list of the top 7 soccer books of all time if you’re stuck on a deserted island and want to know which to take with you.
With the FIFA World Cup 2022 now in full swing and getting down to the semi-finals, it’s good to have this healthy list of reading material to get educated on the history of this ultra-fun sport and some of its amazing legends.(more…)
Sports continue to be exciting in New England these days. I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely watch a full game of anything except football, the Red Sox occasionally, and playoff/championship games. Still, I frequently watch Sports Center on ESPN late night when I’m working on the Internet, and I often read ESPN.com on my lunch break. I try to keep my sports IQ up to par.
How’s your sports IQ these days?
The Red Sox occasionally go on a roll and are nearly above .500, which is not great, but makes for an exciting season. The starters have not pitched up to expectations and the lineup has not heated up yet either. Good things will come in the month of May if Crawford can start hitting, and Matsuzaka, Lackey, and Buckholtz can start pitching.
By now most of you know that the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV. A big congrats to those guys! Aaron Rodgers and Packers defense were great pretty much the whole game.
Rodgers threw 3 touchdowns and the Packer’s D forced 3 turnovers, all of which led to points. Big Ben had a streak of good play when he nearly tied the game after being down 21-3, but the Green D kept him down where he belongs.
Eat your heart out Brett Favre.
You saw my offer the other day to get a free NFL team jersey in support of Super Bowl XLV. Well, I have a new and better offer; I found something bigger and better, and wanted to let all Swole readers know about it.
Today I want to give you a chance to get 2 free Super Bowl tickets! Click on the link below and submit your e-mail address to get more information.
If you get the tickets and go to the game, you HAVE to let me know how it goes. Let’s send some Patriots fan to cheer for the Packers on Sunday!
Even if you just go to the game and root against the Steelers, Project Swole supports you! Enjoy the game.
Today’s post can be filed away in the there-is-hope-for-humanity category.
A 17 year old high school student named Ike Ditzenberger has down syndrome. He also plays on the varsity football team.
In late September, the Lake Stevens Vikings were crushing the Snohomish Panthers 35-0 with 10 seconds left in the game. That’s when the Panthers ran their top secret play, The Ike Special.
Ike took the hand off from the Panthers quarterback and proceeded to run 51 yards for a touchdown as the clock expired. Vikings players definitely took the end of that play off, but in this case it mattered way more to everyone on that field for little Ike to score 6 points, than to tackle the poor guy to salvage a shutout.
The Vikings ended up winning 35-6 and now have a 4-0 record in 2010, but Ike Ditzenberger and his family have a memory they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
And in Pro Football News…
If Ike’s story doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy, then I’ll leave you with this:
The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphins 41-14 last night in Miami on prime time Monday Night Football! Special teams rocked the house for the Pats. How sweet it is.
Listen, I grew up in NH and I love Boston sports teams. Everyone who reads Project Swole regularly, knows I am a Patriots fan. I will root for them this season, with their lame running backs, high speed receivers, and what appeared in the preseason as a Swiss cheese defense.
What I refuse to do however, is to praise or even acknowledge Tom Brady’s hair. I had seen glimpses of it and heard the rumors that many New England fans were boycotting any discussion of the 2010 hairdo. I feared the worst, but hoped for the best.
I found this great slideshow on Men’s Health yesterday depicting a 175 lbs Men’s Health editor working in with NFL football star Dwight Freeney during one of Freeney’s offseason workouts. It is hilarious, fun, interesting, and educational all at the same time.
You will get an idea of how NFL players train in the offseason, which you can then use to add some conditioning drills to your own workout routine. The modified MH workout routine at the end of the slideshow leaves something to be desired, but the slidehow itself is worth your time.
Who is Dwight Freeney?
Dwight Freeney is a 6’1″ 270-pound, Pro Bowl defensive end and all-time sack leader for the Indianapolis Colts. He is powerful, explosive, fast, and generally pretty intimidating. Peep the slidehow:
Peyton “The Man”-ning
I have fun watching football each season, and I’m sure some of you do too. Just wanted to point out that ESPN has a 2010 Quarterback Rankings article up. At the end of the article you can rank the quarterbacks yourself.
For those who feel inclined, go ahead an comment on the ESPN post and let me know who you think the best quarterbacks are. Here, I’ll post my completely unresearched full rankings from what I can remember about last year and the 2010 preseason off the top of my head.
The Project Swole 2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings
- Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
I’m a Patriots fan but I can’t dispute that Peyton is probably the best NFL quarterback to ever play the game. I’m sure he’ll win at least one or two more Superbowls before he’s done. This year his team is even better than last year, if that’s possible. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t toss 40+ touchdowns and win nearly every game in 2010.
Brandon Jacobs is a monster.
Oh man, how did the Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl? No one saw that coming about 3 weeks ago, or even last week. After all, the Cardinals finished the regular season by losing 4 of 6, one loss was 47-7 to the Patriots, with a final regular season record of 8-8.
Super Bowl XLIII
After a Surprising Week 1 of the Post Season I Have to Ask…
Now Who Will Make it to Super Bowl XLIII?
This is an update from my first Super Bowl XLIII prediction.
- Titans – they’ve been pretty good all year but I believe their offense could be shut down by
either the Colts or the Steelers in the AFC Championship gamethe Ravens in Week 2 of the Playoffs. They may have peaked earlier in the season and Kerry Collins is WAY overrated right now. He will be out of the NFL again by 2010.
- Steelers – I could see the Steelers advancing to the Super Bowl as long as
they don’t play the Colts in the AFC Championship game.Ben Roethelisberger can stay healthy. QB concussions in the NFL do not bode well for future play. Assuming he’s healthy, this team is probably headed for Tampa.
Brett ‘Rat Fink’ Favre
Public Enemy #1 aka Brett Favre has successfully thwarted the Patriots attempts to make it into the playoffs this year. Thank you Brett for throwing 3 pics and completing only 50% of your passes.
So many little things could have gone differently, and the Patriots would be in the playoffs.
These four events come to mind first:
- If the coin flip in the overtime game versus the Jets had gone to the Patriots, New England would be in the playoffs.
Please tell me, how did Florida lose that game to Mississippi?
On September 27, 2008, the Florida Gators (10-1) lost 31 – 30 to Eli Manning’s college team Ole Miss (7-4), but if they had not lost that game they would probably be #1 or #2 in the nation and they would definitely have an 11-0 record rather than 10-1.
Update: my bad, Florida is currently ranked #2 in the AP polls as of Sunday 11/23.
I mean Tim Tebow passed for 319 yards and one touchdown, and he rushed for another 2 touchdowns. Apparently the offense took the first and third quarters off, and the defense basically took the whole game off.