With President Trump in the hot seat, it isn’t rare to wake up to news which no longer takes you by surprise. But, even the most battle-hardened cynic would have had to blink twice when they read the headline “P Diddy to buy Panthers.” Wait there a minute: what?! Yep, apparently the rumors are true and the three-time Grammy winner confirmed them on Twitter of all places. Very Presidential. But, underneath the hype and gossip, is it realistic or is it another “Oprah wants LA Clippers scenario?” Let’s take a look and find out.
Normally, sports franchises in the US are like hen’s teeth and even rarer in some cases. The Donald Sterling example is case and point as a racist still sold his empire for one billion dollars. So, finding an owner willing to listen to offers is not going to be easy, unless you have personal injury lawyers scratching at the door. According to news reports, Mr Richardson has been a very naughty boy and tried to cover up all kinds of workplace misconduct. As a result, he looks set to bow to pressure and sell the Panthers amid a worsening scandal. Puffy can tick opportunity off the list, then.
To knock a man for only being worth a reported $800 billion is a little rich (get it?). However, this is the world of professional sports where owners dismiss people who don’t have bank accounts with ten number figures. Again, Sterling’s Clippers went for a cool $1.2 billion which is more than Diddy’s entire wealth. Some people think he’s worth more, but Forbes won’t be out by as much as $500 million. There is a twist in the tail, though, and he’s called Steph Curry. The Golden State Warriors MVP has announced he wants in and could front the cash, as could a consortium of Sean’s other business associates. Two down, two more to go.
Even if Puffy’s offer were accepted, he wouldn’t be in the clear. Like most sports organization, the league would have to ratify the deal. For the most part, that includes ensuring he has the finances and can pass a fit and proper person’s test. But, if the Premier League’s standards are anything to go by, this won’t be hard. After all, Thaksin Shinawatra as the owner of Manchester City Football Club lives long in the memory. The only blocking point could be the other owners. Mainly white, Republican and not hip-hop producers, they may not like the idea of Combs being in charge.
Combs may be the media’s choice, but he’s by no means the only player in the game. Indeed, billionaires will crawl out of the woodwork to get a piece of the action. As a result, he may be a small fish in a big pond when push comes to shove. Steve Ballmer wasn’t the darling of the media yet ended up usurping Winfrey and Co. in 2014.
There’s a long way to go, but there’s no doubt he has the money to lodge a successful bid. Still, he may not be in pole position in a few weeks’ time.
Boxing deserves to be fashionable
You do not need to be physically in top condition for boxing, although being fighting fit will certainly help you reach your full potential. In any case, the most important thing for training is to have the right attitude.
Boxing is more fashionable than ever as a sport, and nowadays there are many athletes who see it as an opportunity to improve their physical condition, especially as boxing works all over the body through a combination of endurance training and high intensity intervals. After the latest trends in running, indoor cycling and CrossFit, now Boxxer World is enjoying its moment in the spotlight.
Boxing is a great way to improve your body condition, lose weight, increase reflexes and flexibility, improve coordination and reduce stress, all at the same time. It gives you so much more than simple running.
Not long ago, boxing was associated with violence, but nothing is further from reality, as boxing is a very complete noble discipline to achieve an enviable physical shape.
Boxing basic moves are simple
This sport involves the whole body, and their basic moves are quite simple, although it is the combination of those that makes them effective. In short period of time, those who practise boxing acquire full and synchronous body control.
In addition to a physical exertion, and like in many other exercises, practising boxing will product that surge of endorphins and adrenaline, long known to make you feel great afterwards and can even help with conditions such as stress and depression.
More and more people everyday are joining in this sport. No longer is it known it as an activity in which the sole objective is to be repeatedly struck, and only practised by certain people. Nowadays many gyms and sports clubs are increasingly offering boxing sessions where all men and women are getting involved.
An ideal sport for modern life
After each training session you will release all the day’s stress, making it an ideal sport for modern life. The key to success is that by practising boxing you get an athletic and fibrous body, due to the way training are devised holistically.
Another important point is that modern boxing is intended to be practiced in group to make it more motivational with an edge of competitiveness. It’s a fun way to learn how to box, as it’s always been understood as a very individual and solitary sport. A multitude of exercises have been created for joint practice that make sessions and workouts easy going.
Feel good, look great
Most sports these days are intensely fashionable. Not only do workout clothes need to be practical, they have to stand out. People want to show off the hard work they have done to transform their bodies – especially with the advent of social media, and key fitness influencers setting the standard of how you should look when you work out. This is also true of boxing.
Many actors, actresses and tops are a new wave of fans, giving approval and legitimacy to a previously considered a ‘working class’ sport of ill repute, and ending marginal sport stigma.
Where celebrity leads, fashion will follow. Moncler Gamme Bleu turned his Milan catwalk into a ring, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have designed a kit for this discipline.
Boxing shorts are already iconic, whether for a world title fight or for an hour or two of sparring in your local backstreet gym. It’s one way to really stand out. Currently and through online specialized stores you can create your own boxing designs in just few steps: customizing your shorts to make them even more special by adding your name, flag or favourite colors. Create a design that will make you feel your very best in the ring or during training.
Instead of customizing, you can also access professional knowhow designed by experienced professional boxers who put comfort and performance first, -whether you are a Boxer or Muay Thai fighter, –Custom Muay Thai Shorts for children or adults is becoming very popular and a highly demanded option.
It is the most cinematographic sport. It’s been out in over 200 movies and it’s popularity on cinema has brought this sport closer to the big audience, making it more accessible for men, women and children all over the world.
Boxing is for women
It is no longer a sport exclusively aimed at men. Many women all over the world are joining boxing as they can get in very good shape and physical form. Practising boxing helps to tone their legs, and get a flat and toned stomach. Boxing is not only considered as a sporty discipline of blows and bruises, it is also a way of exercising and having a fun time.
For women who choose to get in the ring, this discipline is technical and tactical, sticking and not getting stuck, move your legs, dance on the canvas, beat the opponent’s defense and hit with certainty. It needs physical dexterity and intelligence, approach the fight strategically and know how to break down your opponents defenses and tactics.
Women do not want to be limited by preconceived ideas or stereotypes like ‘ this is not for us ‘.
When they find that it is fun and effective, there is no barrier to stop them. Boxing works your whole body. It tones and hardens the tissues and works very well in the arms, abdomen, chest, buttocks and legs without widening them. Hence the sport chosen by so many models.
How a coach can help focus the energy of boxing sessions
A good coach steers, orients and psychologically supports the athlete.
Coaches help and teach customers to focus on their training and to push themselves further than they thought possible. Breaking down those walls and reducing daily stress with psychological work, they can help you achieve great things, but with a workout plan that is sensible, comfortable and safe.
The client has to feel that training time is used to its maximum effect, and part of a larger goal. It is the ideal channel to end the tensions and forget the world. Coaches or trainers make that happen, helping routines to change and tracking progress and improvement. The y adapt the workout to focus on weaknesses and strengths and ensure their clients leave the session happy, fulfilled but also driven and motivated.
You can look for different results when it comes to training sessions, by practising boxing it is easier to keep strong and reduce fat without losing muscle tone. Intensive training will burn a huge amount of calories.
Five Thrills to Experience At Least Once (And the Best Places in the U.S. to Try Them)
Seemingly cheating death is fun – emphasis on seemingly. A rush of adrenaline meant to help us stay alive can be manipulated to make us feel alive through fast speeds, high drops, and exotic environments. If you like that feeling you get when going over a hill at high speed in a moving vehicle, then consider taking your thrill seeking to the next level. The following options can be sought almost everywhere but have “capitals” throughout the United States:
The most accessible and least-physically intensive option on the list, rollercoasters can be found anywhere and can be enjoyed by just about anyone able to fit in the seat. They also come in a wide variety so those with a fear of going upside down or who prefer smaller drops can still have a good heart-racing time. If an assortment of coasters is the goal, then Ohio is where you need to go. Cedar Point along Lake Erie has a record 17 roller coasters while Kings Island near the Kentucky border is the largest theme park in the Midwest.
By “experience at least once” we don’t always mean a half day-long excursion. Surfing, for example, is a thrill which takes some serious practice to successfully pull off. A few days out of a vacation by the ocean ought to do it – if you’re down. The Southern California surfer culture is widespread but there is no better place to give it a try. Beginners are recommended to head to La Jolla, where the local surfers are a little more tolerant of the interloper. For safety reasons, it’s important to get a gauge on the waves. Consult the San Diego surf report before heading to the beach. It may seem safe at first sight but the surfers out there may be especially skilled and thus the waves look deceptively doable.
Jumping out of a plane strapped to a parachute hoping it works is what most people think of when they think of a death-defying experience. Few rushes will ever beat it, but beginners are never going to be going out alone. For your first several jumps you’re tied to an experienced skydiver. For the best places to go, the obvious choice is the plain states of the Midwest. To worry less about the weather, head for Texas. These regions of the U.S. have more options as far as skydiving schools and centers.
I can’t officially endorse trespassing or reckless personal endangerment, but if you’re in a major city in the U.S., such as Chicago or New York then parkour is something which ought to be tried out. It can actually be done just about anywhere even in a suburban setting so long as there are obstacles to leap over and climb up. Just be careful – it’s best to get started as close to the ground as possible and work your way up for obvious reasons.
Some people are born to play it safe their whole lives. Others, however, crave a thrill now and then, if not regularly. Whether riding a rollercoaster or a big wave, jumping out of an airplane or across an alley, increased danger in our lives provides a level of excitement that can be addictive.
Introducing the new Alfa Romeo MiTo Junior
The lines between sports cars and hatchbacks has been blurred in recent years. Not since the introduction of the hot hatch in the 1980s has the innovation in sporty hatchbacks been greater. That trend looks set to continue with the introduction of the new Alfa Romeo MiTo Junior, a sporty small hatchback with an attitude that Alfa claims was inherited from the GT 1300 Junior.
Indeed, the MiTo Junior comes with a 1.3L diesel engine as well as a smaller 875cc TwinAir petrol engine, giving you plenty of power and punch in this compact car. It’s a great introduction to the world of Alfa Romeo and includes all of the driving fun and style of a larger Alfa without having to break the bank to get there. Usually, you’ll have to compromise on performance in a smaller car or emissions and price in a larger car. With the MiTo Junior, though, there’s no such need. It balances performance and low emissions perfectly, giving you the ultimate sporty hot hatch without breaking the bank.
Back in the mid-1960s, the GT 1300 Junior gave many young drivers their first taste of Alfa Romeo, being an affordable but legendary Alfa Romeo car. It’s a much loved car which has become an icon, and Alfa hope that the MiTo Junior will carry the GT 1300’s DNA through to the modern age, giving today’s young drivers that glimpse of the Alfa style without breaking the bank.
It’s not just the outside with its decals and chrome finishes which has the sporty looks. No stone has been left unturned in the cabin, either, with white stitched handbrake levers and gear gaiters giving a nice touch with a leather steering wheel, sports instrument panel and stunning white graphics harking back to the great days of British motorsport. It’s a bold look, but it’s one which works beautifully and evokes the sensations of a summer’s day spent nipping around Britain’s country lanes with the wind rushing through your hair.
Put simply, this could be the greatest new innovation in hot hatches in this country since the introduction of the first VW Golf in the 80s, and if Alfa manage to market it to their target audience properly then it could mark the start of something really rather special. Either way, the new young drivers of today really do have something to look forward to.
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