With the lockout talk behind us and the action ready to begin, football fans are all fired up and ready to see some action. Now Brian works with organizations and his own foundation, Brian’s Blessings, to help young people achieve their dreams. He’s also prepared to kick back on the sidelines to watch the action as the season gets underway! What’s his take on the 2011 gridiron action and how does a real pro enjoy those vital parts of the season? …like finding the right big screen and the best eats?
In honor of the Hershey’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Sweepstakes, Emmitt Smith shows off his chocolate likeness as well as Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little and John Randall’s busts. The winner will hang out with Emmitt at the Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. For more info, visit http://hersheyshalloffame.newslinevine.com/.
The legendary college coach and some of the legendary college players talk this year's Tostitos Connect to Home Bowl, which paired college greats and active military in Flag football. The game, played in Iraq, brought a taste of home to our military in the Middle East.
We sat down with NFL Hall of Famer John Elway to ask his thoughts on quarterbacks in the league as well as some of his Super Bowl memories. What stands out for him in his career? He also talks about how to win a trip to the Super Bowl for life. More info at http://visasuperbowltripforlife.com.
Survivor Grant Hill knows first-hand the dangers of MRSA, having almost died from an infection in 2003. Now, he’s got some tips to help prevent the spread of MRSA, which is popping up in gyms and schools. For more info, visit http://stopmrsanow.org. The Stop MRSA Now Coalition in partnership with Clorox and SwapMeSports.com, has teamed up with Grant Hill to launch Equip them Well, a program to help teach families and sports teams about practical MRSA prevention steps.
Famous QB and football dad to Peyton and Eli, Archie Manning talks about the Canon Why Do You Love Football Photo Challenge (http://canon.newslinevine.com/), which gives folks the chance to go the Super Bowl and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also speaks to the upcoming game between his sons.
The LA Galaxy star joins Real Madrid’s Kaka and Arsenal’s Carlos Vela on the cover of FIFA Soccer 11 in the US and Canada when it is available on September 28. Landon is appearing on the most popular sports video game franchise for the third time. The behind the scenes video shows how the game captures his real soccer movement. Good stuff!
Pop culture historian Chris Epting talks about the dirt track (built in 1949). Iconic racers like Richard Petty, Hooker Hood and a ton of others have graced this track, now a historic landmark. Volunteers recently gave upkeep to the track. Saturday night’s coming soon…
Will it be Kim Clijsters or Serena Williams? What about Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer? Check out http://theusopenseries.com/. Tennis stars Lindsay Davenport and Sam Querrey discuss the tournament – their predictions, the exponential growth of the sport (currently 30 million players in this country.
American League and National League fans, who will win the division? http://valvolineguarantees.com/ The World Series date is approaching, and tickets or not, fans will be watching. Who will be champion? Major League Baseball has a lot coming up before the big game. Rangers, White Sox, Twins, Yankees, Braves, Phillies, Mets? Watch the video. See if you agree with Mr. Joe Buck.
Tennis legend Chris Evert, known for her incredible game-winning performances, got in front of the camera to talk about National Tennis Month. More info at http://nationaltennismonth.com. Chris chats about the difference between soccer moms and tennis moms, how tennis is a sports that moms AND kids can play together and why tennis is a team sport, too.
The Harlem Globetrotters play the first glow in the dark basketball game, becoming the Crayola Glow-trotters, to celebrate the launch of Glow Explosion. For more info, visit http://crayolaglowtrotters.newslinevine.com/. More than 300 students from MaST Community Charter School helped brighten the court for the global sports ambassadors with their glow in the dark drawings.
Funny video where dogs steer sleds from the mushers seat, while men and women pull the animals to the finish line in this cute race from Alaska. More info at http://www.snausagesmansledrace2010.com/. The winners are presented with a donation to a local pet charity. When will this kind of sledding be in the Olympics?
U.S. Short Track Olympic Speed Skater J.R. Celski talks about how he recovered after a serious injury in 2009 thanks in part to 24 Hour Fitness. Visit http://24hourfitnessvancouver2010.com/ to find out more.
Speed skater Dan Jansen has experienced both the emotional highs and lows of competing in the Olympic Games. He went from the depths of falling and failing to medal in 1988 to the joy of winning gold in 1994. Now Dan is helping Visa promote a sweepstakes in the U.S. that will award one fan a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win tickets to the Olympic Winter Games for life.