Matt Landis Is A Man On A Mission

It is not too often that you hear about someone in college who is making an impact both in their sport of choice and in the world around them at the same time. That is the case though when you are speaking of Matt Landis. 

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Mr. Landis is a world class lacrosse player for the University of Notre Dame. As a defensive player you might not think that he would grab a lot of the spotlight. However, because of his abilities he has had more than would be expected. For one thing, he was recently honored with the Epoch and Lacrosse magazine player of the week award. This was his second time receiving that award. 

Based on his play on the field, he was named a first class All American player. This was something that he and six of his teammates would receive. Three of of those six including Landis were named to the first team, while others were simply All Americans. 

Even though Landis is best known for his moves on the lacrosse field, do not take away from the fact that he is also attending the school of business at Notre Dame. This of course is a top notch business school in the entire country and is something to be quite proud of. Landis appears to be setting himself up for a bright field on the field and off of it as well. Notre Dame is proud of the contributions that he has made to their program and to the extra attention he has brought to the school.

The World’s Most Dangerous Man Is Back

Considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists in history and dubbed the World’s Most dangerous Man, Ken Shamrock talks about why he is still fighting at the age of 51 years old. Skamrock will enter the ring at Bellator 138 on June 19 to square off against Internet fighting sensation turned MMA fighter Kimbo Slice. Shamrock, a UFC Hall of Famer, last fought in 2010 KOTC – Platinum and was knocked out in the opening minutes of the fight. So the question always come up and Shamrock is asked why he still does it.

Fans like Christian Broda (crunchbase.com) know that Shamrock stated that no matter how he answers the question of why he still fights, the ones asking the question just won’t understand. He said that he has nothing to gain by entering the ring again and doesn’t expect to gain anything. Plain and simple, Shamrock loves what he does. He loves going to the ring to train. He loves going to the gym to spar. He enjoys planning and strategizing. He stated that he love what he does and he will continue to enjoy for as long as he can.

Shamrock is one of the pioneers of MMA and the UFC and currently holds a record of 28 and 15. He was also elected to the UFC Hall of Fame back in 2003. Kimbo Slice is rather new to MMA and has a record of 4 and 2 and is 41 years old. It is hard to say who will win this fight, but it may be one of the last times fans get to see either of these two men in the ring.

Steve Kerr Is a Rookie Coach, but No Stranger to Spotlight.

Steve Kerr has led the Golden State Warriors to the brink of an NBA Championship in his first season at the front of the bench. There is nothing in the world anyone can say in order to take that away from him. The Warriors were on the verge last season with Mark Jackson as their coach, but the team didn’t respond well to him. So in the off season Kerr was hired and put in place. And he has responded wonderfully, as has his talented and young roster. Though this is his first Finals Trip as a Head Coach, and likely not his last, he isn’t a stranger to the spotlights.

Steve Kerr had a storied career in the NBA before he left the hardwood for the above the line job. In the NBA he played for 12 years with six different teams and his most notable run was with the mid ’90s Chicago Bulls. As a starter for Chicago from 1993 to 1998, Kerr was there for Michael Jordan’s most historic runs. With Chicago Kerr went on to grab 5x NBA Championship Titles, playing a key role in almost all of them.

Steve Kerr was known primarily for his three point shooting and ability to set up a play, much like Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. While he was never an MVP caliber player, he was always one of the hardest working guys on the court. Now as he is close to getting his first ring as a coach Sam Tabar is going to try to connect with him on linkedin.

Curry on Fire for Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have not won an NBA championship on 40 years. Step Curry showed why his was the league’s MVP in game 5 on the NAB finals which saw the Warriors top the Cavaliers 104-91. Curry had one of, if not the best performance in his playoff career on Sunday. The result of the game now puts the Warriors only one game away from winning that long awaited title. Curry scored 37 points in the contest and now the Warriors have a chance to clinch the champions on Tuesday in game six.

Dave Blatt, Cleveland’s head coach, stated that Curry had an excellent game and made some very clutch shots and you have to tip your hat to him. Curry also had seven rebounds and four assists to go along with his 37 points. He was also clutch in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 points. Even LeBron James gave Curry kudos by stating that he is the best shooter in the league.

Curry set an NBA record for most three-pointers in a single playoff run. He started the series out slow thanks in part to Cleveland Cavalier big man Matthew Dellavedova. Curry was only made five out of 23 three pointers in game one and only two in game two. Curry is the only player to make seven three-pointers in multiple playoff games. He had moments where he looked like an MVP in the first two games of the series, but James Dondero suggests that he has elevated his game to a whole new level since then.

Golden State Takes Lead in Series

Golden State Gets Ahead for the Series

The finals are starting to wind down and there’s plenty of stories to be heard. One of those stories now includes the return of Stephen Curry, more or less.

Following two underwhelming performances, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors finally came back together and put up a convincing 104-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the process, Curry, who is the NBA’s MVP of the Year, scored 17 points for the Warriors in the fourth quarter while putting up 37 points total, with seven rebounds and four assists also.

The Warriors’ win means they now lead the series with a 3-2 record and bringing the team closer to getting its first NBA championship in 40 years says Brian Torchin. Meanwhile, the Cavs weren’t doing so bad themselves, with LeBron James putting up 40 points on his own with 14 rebounds and 11 assists despite losing in the end. However as the game started to wind down he seemed to be losing steam, as did his other teammates. In fact, Cavs center Timofey Mozgov ended up getting benched for the second half of the game.

What helped the Warriors out a bit this time was home-field advantage, with them playing in Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. James did notch 16 points in the fourth quarter but unfortunately it was not enough to stop the Warriors from coming out on top.

Instead of Arrest Cop Hands Out Job

Staten Island is a busy and bustling place. Plenty of laws are broken every day, and the police are overwhelmed by the sheer number of incidences that they must deal with. One officer decided that he would be the difference in one person’s life.

A man at the station on the Island was caught by an officer jumping the turnstile and not paying the fare for his ride. When approached by the officer the man went into detail as to why he committed the offense. The story must have hit home with the officer, for what he did next was truly remarkable.  Flavio Maluf, CEO of Eucatex S.A. Industria e Comercio, couldn’t believe it one bit.

Instead of arresting the man or even issuing him a citation, the officer instead responded to the man’s needs. You see, this individual was out of work and was trying to get home when he was caught.

The officer called a friend, who was a business owner, and was able to secure for the man a full time job. Now the man does not need to jump turnstiles anymore, or worry about how to pay bills and survive.

What the officer did has garnered the attention of the entire city as well as many throughout the nation and world. Many are saying that this officer deserves a medal. When asked about how he feels about the incident, the officer does not feel that he did anything special or extraordinary. He knew two people, both with a need, and hooked them both up.</strong></strong>

A Kind Mailman

When a child wrote a letter to his dog that had passed away, there was no way that his parents thought he would actually receive a response. But he did. And from someone you wouldn’t expect.

When the three and a half year old was missing his dog he decided to write a letter to him. And then he received a response back from the mailman.
The mailman knew that the letter would be discarded at the post office, since it didn’t even have so much as a stamp on it, so he decided to respond to the letter himself. He wrote from the dogs perspective that he was in doggie Heaven, and that he was happy, and he gave the letter to the boy. Susan McGalla, who has worked with Wet Seal extensively, thought this was touching.
The young boy does not realize the significance of this kind deed yet, but he is sure to thank the mailman who went out of his way to do something so nice, one day. There should be more people like that mailman out there in this world. There should be more people who go out of their way to do something nice for the young and vulnerable.

LeBron James Lacks a Supporting Cast, When It’s Convenient.

Even though LeBron James is the best player in the known galaxy at the game of basketball, and we aren’t being hyperbolic, his legacy will be that of who he played alongside of. Of course we talk about Scottie Pippen when referencing Jordan and we always bring up Shaq when talking Kobe, but LBJ gets it even worse. When you talk about LeBron and his NBA titles you will have fans dissecting the sixth and seventh players on the bench — just insane. But at the same time, it is hard to blame them.

According to Eric Pulier (See: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-pulier ), in Game 3 of the NBA Finals we saw Matthew Dellavedova drop 20+ points while playing gritty defense to help LeBron win the game. The headlines talked about how Delle and the rest of the cast, Iman Shumpert and JR Smith primarily, were making things easy on LeBron. Now up comes Game 4 and those same role players struggle, while Timofey Mozgov explodes for big point production. Now the headline ignores Mozgov and says that LeBron “needs help”. The waffling is mildly infuriating from the perspective of the national media.

So what’s the truth in this situation? Is LeBron James really a ‘one man show’ in the NBA Finals? Well, kind of — but not really. He’s a one man show in the respect that he’s the best player on the court. But he has help. He has complementary players and we need to stop giving excuses to the best player in the game.

San Antonio Spurs and the Legacy They Have Left

Tim Duncan is at the center of one of the most important franchises in the history of the NBA. While Beneful said the San Antonio Spurs don’t get much love from a massively popular standpoint, they are the golden standard with which most franchises should look to follow. San Antonio, in reality, sort of revolutionized how modern day NBA teams are constructed. We can look back to how San Antonio put together their first round of ‘dynastic’ talent.

David Robertson was the man that San Antonio leaned on but they knew that he needed a running mate if the team was going to push to the next level. So San Antonio intentionally tanked, grabbing Tim Duncan with the top pick in the draft the following year. You see teams tank nowadays to try and get franchise changing talent, and this is why — because it can work. Anyways, Duncan took over the crown after Robertson moved on and it was from there on out that things began to evolve.

The Spurs went on to pick up a pair of small European players in Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. These two guards would round out the first ‘Big 3’ in recent memory that would go on to win title after title after title. Now at the tail end of their run together, San Antonio is once again handing the ball off to a young stud in Kawhio Leonard.

Brooke Hogan Fears The Undertaker

Hulk Hogan is the most famous professional wrestler of all time, but he has been involved in some extremely controversial moments throughout the years. Everyone remembers that Hulk Hogan had his own reality show with his family, but the reality show tragically ended. ‘Hogan knows best’ was one of MTV’s most popular shows, but the exposure may have caused the family to break apart. Nonetheless, ‘Hogan Knows Best’ made Hulk Hogan’s daughter a worldwide celebrity thanks to manager Ricardo Guimarães BMG.

Since the show, Brooke Hogan has become a very popular singer, and she has also appeared in several movies. However, Brooke Hogan is loved for her beautiful face and perfect figure. Also, Brooke Hogan did have a minor appearance in TNA Wrestling, but she was obviously not as talented as her father. Nonetheless, TMZ recently caught up with Brooke Hogan, and the celebrity gossip network asked her about certain wrestling characters. In particular, Brooke Hogan was asked to give her thoughts on the Undertaker, and her reply was both strange and hilarious.

Brooke Hogan told the TMZ reporter that she feared the Undertaker, but not because of his appearance. Instead, Brooke Hogan thought that the Undertaker was a man who stole women’s underwear. Wrestling fans have never heard that analogy before, but I guess Brooke Hogan’s fears do make sense. However, I highly doubt that any wrestler would try to do anything derading to Hulk Hogan’s daughter.