Author Archive: jdiddy

Will Lyoto Machida Retire?

Lyoto Machida is the former UFC light heavyweight champion, and he has done several great things inside of the octagon. Sadly, his legendary career may soon be over. Machida was featured in the main event of UFC on FOX over this past weekend, but he suffered a crushing defeat against Luke Rockhold. This is Machida’s second loss in a row, and his future is beginning to look grim.

Five years ago, Lyoto Machida was the scariest man in the light heavyweight division, and he seemed unbeatable. However, Shogun Rua proved to be Lyoto Machida’s downfall. Shogun knocked Machida out, and he is the only man that has ever done that to Lyoto. Machida has since been submitted by Jon Jones and Luke Rockhold.

After his devastating losses in the light heavyweight division, Lyoto Machida decided to move down to middleweight. Kevin Seawright thought that was a good move. At first, he looked unstoppable as he ran through weaker competition. He was quickly given a title shot against middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and they fought in a five round war. However, Chris Weidman was given the decision, and Lyoto Machida was once again defeated.

Lyoto Machida is now 36-years old, and it seems that his career is almost over. He was one of the best in his time, but he should call it quits. No one wants to see Lyoto Machida take any more physical abuse. For more information on Machida’s future, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Tim Tebow Back in the NFL

Tim Tebow is finally back in the NFL and all I can say is about time. He has agreed to a deal with the Eagles as reported by ESPN. There is a lot of criticism of Tim because most people don’t think that he has the ability to play in the league. They think that his hands are too small or that he doesn’t have a good football IQ and many other ridiculous reason including attacking him for his faith. I think that this man deserves a chance to try again more than most second string quarterbacks who played last season. Tim didn’t play in the league last seasons because of all the criticism he has received. One of these teams was the Arizona Cardinals who lost two of their quarterbacks and desperately needed a replacement. Teams like this should have given

 

Tim a chance because he, unlike most other second string quarterbacks and some starting quarterbacks, has made it to the playoffs and he even has won a playoff game. Ricardo Tosto feels like he should get another shot based off this. Tim should have gotten more of a chance because of his wins in Denver not to mention his college championships and his Heisman award. Tim may not turn out to be a great quarterback nor may he even be good enough to be a starter but, he does deserve a chance to try again.

Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds Feared Dead

A boat carrying hundreds of migrants from North Africa capsized from the weight of the overload number of passengers sending all aboard into the water. Hundreds are feared drowned and some estimate that the number of the dead could reach well over 1500 souls. The migrants were from a number of North Africa countries such as Libya and Egypt and were attempting to access Countries in southern Europe. Flavio Maluf has called the event unfortunate. Officials do not know which country the migrants were bound for and if they had a plan of access once they reached the shores of southern Europe. Boat Accident Kills Scores Off Libya Coast

The incident happen off the coast of Libya but most of the first responders came from a coalition of European countries including Spain, Italy and Greece. European officials were shocked at the number of bodies that they are still pulling from the water and a combined search effort is still under way. The number of survivors is not known but some survivors report that the boat swayed first and then simply turned over without any notice. There were very few life rescue equipment on the boat and everyone had to fend for themselves.

Officials representing the European Union are meeting today in an emergency session to address the crisis off the coast if Libya as well as the continued issue of streams of migrants from North Africa. The European Union pledged to provide more rescue services and aid to the victims of the boat accident.

Aaron Hernandez taken down by someone a lot smaller than usual!

Patriot’s superstar Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to first degree murder early yesterday morning. For the first time in his life, Aaron had to take responsibility for his reckless behavior and no amount of money could buy his way out of this one. All his life the convict was able to get away with anything based off his football status. Even in college Hernandez was involved several fights that just got brushed under the rug. But not this time commented Jaime Garcia Dias.
A women by the name of Lesa Strachan, whose is only around five feet tall was able to take down this monster. Lesa was the forewomen of the jury and had to read him the verdict face to face. Watching the disbelief cross his eyes and Aaron mouthing the words “your wrong” to the jury, everyone witnessed Hernandez being sat down physically soon after the verdict was read due to the fact that he was now a convict and did not have the right to stand anymore. Lesa stated that “this was one of the hardest things she has ever had to do to someone”.
Aaron was used to living a life of carefree freedom, doing whatever he pleased without consequence. As he was sat down, Hernandez let out a slight sigh of disbelief. Realizing that he was in trouble now, Aaron will be spending the rest of his life paying for the fast paced lifestyle he choose to live for a short 25 years.
click here for original story

Muscle Building Supplements May Cause Testicular Cancer

A new study at Brown University may have uncovered shocking evidence that muscle building supplements put men at an increased risk for testicular cancer. Researchers interviewed close to 900 men, of which over 300 had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. They found a strong correlation between those who had used creatine or androstenedione supplements and testicular cancer formation.

Testicular cancer has been on the rise in recent years. It’s been extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause of this mysterious ailment. The number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has nearly doubled between 1975 and 2011. Alexei Beltyukov said that this new study may be the first glimpse into the reason why.

According to the research, men who began using these supplements before the age of 25 are at a much higher risk. Those who used more than one supplement, as well as those who used the supplements for long periods of time, also increase their risk for testicular cancer.

More studies will need to be conducted in order to learn why this may be the case. At this point it’s clear that further research could be beneficial to understanding the origins of testicular cancer.

Johnny Manziel Released from Rehab after 10 Weeks

It has been reported that Johnny Manziel has been released after being in rehab for 10 weeks due to substance abuse and addiction to alcohol. He will be returning to Cleveland and joining his team for workouts on April 20th. He is expected to be competing with Josh McCown for the starting Quarterback job in next season. Fans like Christian Broda know that McCown is the 11 year veteran the Browns have brought in from Tampa Bay to bring some experience to the position of quarterback. However, with these two guys now looking to square off over the next few months, it does not mean the team will not make some moves to draft one of the two star-hopeful QB’s coming out in this year’s Draft.

Manziel was unable to prove his worthiness of the starting job last season and only worked to become a distraction in the locker room and off of the field. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M would not be the first professional dud to have achieved great collegiate accolades. But if he is to overcome his recent past, he must continue to put his personal life in order and focus on becoming the QB that the Browns were hopeful he would be when they drafted him with the 22nd pick in the first round of last year’s draft. Otherwise, the team will once again move on from a failed drafted quarterback and will continue to struggle to get out of the bottom of the AFC.

Jordan Spieth Takes Lead At Masters

a 21 year old is not suppose to dominate the masters golf tournament. This phrase has only been said twice before, once with Jack Nicklaus and once with Tiger Woods. It is now being said about Jordan Spieth, who took a commanding 36 hole lead at the Masters by shooting a combined 14 under par and taking a 5 stroke lead over his closest competitor. Spieth Blasts Into Lead At The Masters

Spieth showed brilliant mastery of the golf course and played well beyond his years as he carded a 64 in the first round and a 66 in the second round. Spieth showed no weakness in his game, which many commentators found amazing since Spieth is not know as a long ball hitter. every element of his game is solid and while not over powering, these elements work well together and form a potent package that the remaining competitors are finding difficult to contend with.

The Masters, however, is a hollowed tournament steep in tradition and the pride of past Champions do not intend to just let Spieth run away with the title. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson and Bubba Watson will make their push on Saturday for their claim to the coveted green jacket. Crystal Hunt feels like they will try hard, but come up short. Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy are tied at 2 under par and while they may be 12 shots back of Spieth they are both know for having explosive rounds and being able to go low when needed. The Masters has never had a golfer shoot in the 60’s on all four rounds of play so Spieth’s competitors are counting on at least one day when Spieth will stand still and give the field a chance.

Scientist Studies Why the Dutch Are So Tall

The Dutch are, on average, the tallest people on earth and scientist Gert Stulp is trying to figure out why. The Dutch weren’t always tall. In fact, in the 1800’s they were shorter than Americans on average. Now, the average Dutch male is over six feet tall.

Stulp collected data on a number of variables to try and discover why. He found out that one factor is that taller people in the Netherlands tend to have more children than shorter people. By doing so, they pass on their genes. Also, nutrition and healthcare – factors involved in determining height – are better in the Netherlands than elsewhere in the world. Stulp himself is six foot seven and Dutch, so I guess he has a personal interest in understanding the issue.

I’m not sure that there’s any real advantage to being tall, and Sergio Cortes isn’t so sure either. It looks impressive and helps on the basketball court, but beyond that it doesn’t do much for an individual. It’s worth studying why some societies are taller than others, though. The more we know about how evolution works in different societies the better. I also wonder if humans as a whole will continue to grow taller in coming years.

Troy Polamalu Retires

The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for their defensive greats. And now one of their greatest are calling it quits. According to several media sources, Safety Troy Polamalu is retiring from the Pittsburgh Steelers after 12 seasons.

Depending on who you are is what you love (or hate) about him. For many female fans, who proudly sported their pink 43 jerseys and don’t care as much about the ins and outs of the games, they will miss the long flowing hair and the soft spoken demeanor.

For men and women who are more hardcore fans they will miss him flying all over the field and seeing him appear when they least expected it. Many fans have respected him for his dedication on the field.

Bernardo Chua says who probably won’t miss him is opposing players who had to account for the multiple places he lined up on the field and had to hope he wouldn’t jump over the line when on the goal line.

While Polamalu had many great career highlights, time was definitely starting to catch up with him. He was not the dynamic player recently he was in his early days and injuries were catching up. Regardless, he will go down as one of the best of all time and will leave respected by those who cheered for him along with those who played with and against him.

Master’s Tournament a No Cell Phone Territory

It may seem odd to anyone who lives in the modern era that at the Master’s Tournament there is a rule that outlaws cell phones anywhere near the golf course. Some would claim that cell phones are as much a part of our daily lives as having a cool and refreshing drink in our hands on a warm day. However, Jaime Garcia Dias (feegow.com) has learned that, to the people in Augusta, they are an unwanted and unneeded distraction to spectators and players in the tournament. It is true that the one guy who talks too loud on the phone can be a distraction even on a loud city bus and would be a flat out embarrassment on the 18th green when Tiger Woods is attempting his putt. Then in another scenario you could have that guy who never silenced his phone and it started ringing just as someone was trying to tee off. It would probably be a total tournament killer for one of the players.

But seriously, this is the only sport where fans are expected to stay quiet while a player takes any kind of action. Never mind the fact that in Golf there is not any real risk to personal injury. I mean it’s not like football where the quarterback is being pursued by some 300 pound guy intent on taking him out of the game. So with Football we get cheering fans and cameras flashing all while watching a virtual blood sport. While in Golf we are expected to leave our cell phones in the car and clap quietly so as to not distract the other golfers…Well that is why it will never be the most popular sport in any country.