So you’re on your way to a buddy’s house to watch The Game. The problem is, you know nothing about The Game: how it’s played, what the objective is, who the teams are. Luckily, you knew enough to check with NoahItAll before you left and there it was. Life threw you a Hail Mary and you went all Jerry Rice on it.
You’re the man.
Super Bowl Appearance Record: 1-0
Coaches: John Harbaugh (older brother of 49ers Coach)
Super Bowl Appearance Record: 5-0
Coaches: Jim Harbaugh (younger brother of Ravens Coach)
Fundamentals of Football
Rules to Know & Penalties to Avoid
Offensive Goal = Score Touchdown
Defensive Goal = Stop touchdowns, keep offense from gaining 10 yards in 4 downs
Players to Idolize
· Jerry Rice (wide receiver) - 49ers
· Jim Brown (running back) - Browns
· Joe Montana (quarterback) - 49ers
· Walter Payton (running back) - Bears
· Dick Butkus (linebacker) - Bears
· Mike “Iron Mike” Ditka (tight end) – Bears
· Terrell Davis (running back) – Broncos
· Eric Dickerson (running back) – Rams
· Lawrence Taylor (linebacker) - Giants
Top Player by Position
#16 Joe Montana Quaterback San Francisco 49ers
#32 Jim Brown Fullback Cleveland Browns
#20 Barry Sanders Running Back Detroit Lions
#80 Jerry Rice Wide Receiver San Francisco 49ers
#88 Tony Gonzalez Tight End Atlanta Falcons
#78 Anthony Munoz Offensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
#73 John Hannah Offensive Guard New England Patriots
#00 Jim Otto Center Oakland Raiders
#92 Reggie White Defensive End Philadelphia Eagles
#74 Bob Lilly Defensive Tackle Dallas Cowboys
#56 Lawrence Taylor Outside Linebacker New York Giants
#52 Ray Lewis Middle Linebacker Baltimore Ravens
#42 Ronnie Lott Safety San Francisco 49ers
#81 Dick Lane Cornerback Los Angeles Rams
#4 Adam Vinatieri Kicker New England Patriots
#9 Shane Lechler Punter Oakland Raiders
#40 Gale Sayers Kick Returner Chicago Bears
#23 Devin Hester Punt Returner Chicago Bears
Super Bowl Champions MVPs
2013 Ravens v. 49ers XLVII (47) pending
2012 Giants (21-17 v. Patriots) XLVI Eli Manning, Giants
2011 Packers (31-25 v. Steelers) XLV Aaron Rodgers, Packers
2010 Saints (31-17 v. Colts) XLIV Drew Brees, Saints
2009 Steelers (27-23 v. Cardinals) XLIII Santonio Holmes, Steelers
2008 Giants (17-14 v. Patriots) XLII Eli Manning, Giants
2007 Colts (29-17 v. Bears) XLI Peyton Manning, Colts
2006 Steelers (21-10 v. Seahawks) XL Hines Ward, Steelers
2005 Patriots (24021 v. Eagles) XXXIX Deion Branch, Patriots
2004 Patriots (32-29 v. Panthers) XXXVIII Tom Brady, Patriots
Words to Remember
Lingo to Throw Around
“What down is it?” “First and ten” (down then yards to go) “Second and ____”
Backfield area behind the line of scrimmage
Complete Pass a forward pass to a teammate who catches it in the air
Down one of 4 chances the offensive team has to try to advance the ball 10 yards
End Zone area at opposite ends of field that the offense tries to enter to score touchdown
Extra Point a 1-point kick that passes fairly through the goalposts; usually after touchdown
Field Goal a 3-point kick that passes fairly through the uprights and crossbar of the goalpost
First and Ten first chance to advance 10 yards; ten yards left in the needed ten yards
Fumble ball carrier loses possession of the ball (by dropping or being tackled)
Hash marks lines in the center of the field marking 1 yard on the field
Heisman Trophy awarded to best college football player in the country
Incomplete Pass forward pass that touches the ground before it is caught
Interception pass caught by a defensive player (it ends the offense’s possession)
Kickoff a free kick that puts the ball into play (starts both halves and after every touchdown)
Lateral a pass thrown backwards to parallel to line of scrimmage
Line of Scrimmage imaginary line which no player may cross before the snap
Punt dropping the ball toward foot and kicking it before it touches the ground
Recovery regaining possession of a fumbled ball
Return attempt by player who caught an interception/kickoff to advance ball the other way
Rush offensive player runs with the ball to try to gain yardage
Sack tackle of the quarterback behind lime f scrimmage
Safety a ball carrier is tackled in own end zone the defense earns 2 points and free kick
Snap center hands ball backwards between legs; start of each play
Turnover involuntary loss of possession of the ball during a play by fumble or interception
Touchdown (6 points) when the ball crosses goal line while in possession
©NoahItAll, February 2013.
Issue 2: Football.
Lets start with our bottom half because friends don't let friends skip lower body day! The trick to working out is the get the bigger muscles first, and then finish up with the smaller muscles. Larger muscles on our legs are the hamstrings and gluts… (Your upper legs). At home you can do things like squats and mountain climbers, ride a bike, or press your back against a wall and slide down to a 90 degree angle, holing yourself there as long as you can. With most exercises, you want to try to feel that burn. With lifts or squats, go for a target 3 sets, of 12 reps… (So do 12 squats, wait about a minutes and do 12 more, then repeat). Then for calfs, stand on the balls of your feet and lift up like your standing in high heels, repeat for a set amount of time.
While the go-to for abs is crunches, there are many sites that argue those are no good for you really. Instead, place one ankle on the opposite knee and then do the crunches touching the opposite elbow to the lifted knee. Doing planks works both your abs muscles as well as engaging your core and strengthening your over-all body. Planks can be done to each side as well which will develop that coveted 'V' muscle. Butterfly kicks will target your lower abs, which crunches and sit ups work your upper abs.
Moving up, your peck muscles are also a coveted detail. The easiest way in a gym to work this muscle is to do bench presses and butterflies. However at home we're limited to finding heavy objects to bench or doing push-ups (if you can). The guys at Art of Transliness suggested to do 100 push ups a day, no matter how many at a time or how long between them. Lifting and holding chairs or laundry detergent bottles filled with rocks (or you know, weights) at certain points that engage the chest muscles will also work them out. Remember, again to try and get 3 sets of 12 from any work out you're doing.
Arms… Let's be honest, of all the bodily muscles, those are the ones we all want. When asked to flex, no one shows off their calf muscle… Universally, it's the bicep. With the arms, the bicep and triceps are your big muscle groups. Curls done with your palm facing in different directions will work out different zones of your bicep. Pull-ups (if you can) and push-ups (if you can) are both things that can be one without equipment. Whenever you work your bicep, it is important to also focus on your triceps. Dips are the easiest way to work out this muscle group and this work out also targets your abs! Another great way is to do curls, but lean forward so that it's your triceps doing the work and not your biceps.
For those with smart phones, there are a multitude of free apps designed to guide you through work out routines.
When designing a home routine, put together a three day package. Each day focus on a different part of your body (lower, abs and back, chest and shoulders, arms, etc). That way, if you are able to work out Monday and Tuesday but then have plans on Wednesday, just do the next section the next time you're able to work out! Make sure you allow yourself plenty of rest after those three days and keep it up! You'll start seeing results in no time.
It is also important the you're eating enough calories and protein to support an increasingly active lifestyle. Your body will use the energy in your muscles to continue to work out, which is counter productive, so be sure to give your body what it needs.
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has officially launched “You Can Play,” an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Brian Burke’s youngest son, Brendan, made waves in the hockey world when he came out publicly in a moving piece written by ESPN reporter John Buccigross in December of 2009. Tragically, Brendan lost his life just three months later when he was killed in a car accident.
Brendan’s family, including his father Brian and his older brother, Patrick, have made it their mission to ensure that athletes aren’t judged by their sexual orientation, but rather by their talent, work ethic and determination to win. Yesterday, the organization released a PSA featuring prominent NHL players such as: Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Andy Greene of the New Jersey Devils.
“You Can Play” comes as a number of professional athletes are increasingly speaking out in favor of LGBT equality and against homophobia and transphobia. Recently, we’ve seen prominent athletes support show their support for LGBT rights. Steve Tisch of the New York Giants, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns and Sean Avery of the New York Rangers have been active in supporting HRC’s marriage equality efforts.Publish
Check out the PSA:
Eating is definitely the most important thing in gaining muscle. You need to eat a lot of proteins, which are building blocks for muscle and you need carbs, which are the main energy source for your body. If you don’t get enough carbs during the day your body will start using proteins and muscle as a source of energy! The best foods for muscle gaining are chicken, turkey, steak, rice, pasta, oats, nuts, milk, eggs, and fish. So make sure you are eating these!
Your body needs to have nutrients all the time, especially so if you’re trying to gain muscle weight. To eat 3 times a day is not enough, it takes too long before you start feeding your muscles. It’s best to eat a serious breakfast, then have a snack after two hours, then eat a protein rich lunch, then another snack, a workout an hour or so after that snack, a shake after a workout and then another big healthy meal in the evening. If you want, you can drink another shake right before going to bed so your muscles don’t starve while you sleep.
So many guys think that you are gaining muscle when you work out. WRONG! You are tearing your muscle, giving them micro-trauma when you train which gives them the ability to grow. BUT if you don’t give your body enough nutrients and enough rest you wont be growing at all, you’ll actually be working against yourself. You need to give your muscles adequate rest in between workouts to give them the time to heal and grow. So remember, don't overtrain at the gym, you will just slow down your gains.
Forget those fancy machines and fancy abs exercises. They aren’t as effective especially at the start of training when you need to gain muscle all over your body, not just those abs, chest and arms that are visible in the mirror. You have to do exercises like squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and overhead presses. They challenge most of your body’s muscles and give you the most bang for your buck!
It will be easier to motivate yourself if you have exact goals, like gain 20lbs of muscle in a year or improve your bench press from 100lbs to 200lbs in one year. Track your progress monthly also — see if your bench press has improved or if you’ve gained weight. Measure your arms, chest, and waist at key intervals so you can keep tabs on your program and progress.
I really can say that hitting the gym and starting to workout changed my life for the better. Bodybuilding teaches you not only to become stronger physically but mentally too. You have a stronger will, more determination, more self-confidence and you certainly get healthier. I used to be ill every winter as a child, but now, I can’t remember the last time I was really sick.
- Primer Magazine
While there are some health risks involved with hormone therapy, it can have positive and important effects on trans people's quality of life. Knowing what you can expect will help you work with your health care providers to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks.
The answer is quite simple - No. Developing your pectorals won't make your breasts smaller. Muscles and fat are very different types of tissue and we cannot turn one into the other, and female breasts are mostly fatty tissue. No ones breasts will actually get bigger, but what is actually happening when you perform the right chest exercises is that you would tone the muscle underneath the tissue and this would cause your chest to 'appear' to be bigger.
Let’s examine these methods on how to get rid of acne. In order to get rid of acne and any skin problems you need to keep your skin free of any dirt or dust that may lead to inflamed skin. This involves adopting a daily skincare routine that focuses on healing your acne and keeping your skin free of things which may cause acne. Here are some points on how to get rid of acne:
Over time your pillow or bed will accumulate dirt and dust so by changing them regularly you will reduce the likelihood of them causing acne. Part of how to get rid of acne involves examining what your skin comes into contact with everyday. This includes dirty shirts or shirts with materials which may irritate back acne
An essential part of how to get rid of acne involves using skincare products specially designed for acne-prone skin. There are many brands out there which offer facial or body washes with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, two of the most popular chemicals used to kill bacteria causing acne.
Neutrogena and Proactiv are two examples of companies which offer complete sets of anti-care cleansers, toners, exfoliaters and moisturizers. Buy and stick to a full set. Don’t switch products too often.
One of the most popular methods on how to get rid of acne is the use of topical acne medication: creams or gels you rub into your face and skin. They work by killing off germs and bacteria and removing dead skin. Some over-the-counter acne products you can use are benzoyl peroxide creams, tea tree oil, salicylic and lactic acid gels, glycolic acid lotions amongst other products.
On the other hand, prescription acne treatments include the use of topical antibiotics like Clindamycin and retinoids like Differin These can only be obtained from a doctor or dermatologist and can be extremely helpful for calming down and removing active acne fast.
All these chemical and natural acne products should be used on clean skin after you wash your face. They should be applied daily without fail.
Apart from diet, it is essential that you maintain good mental and physical health. Stress can be a major cause of acne. Ever noticed how you get breakouts with you are going through a tough time? Or when you don’t sleep enough? These are some factors which often result in acne appearing on your face or body.
In order to get rid of acne you need to exercise regularly in order to sweat out the toxins in your body. Get enough sleep so your skin can heal. And deal with stress by talking to people who care about you or learning techniques like meditation to calm the mind. Read about self-help and learn to deal honestly with emotional problems.
To conclude, these are the four main ways on how to get rid of acne effectively. Do all of them simultaneously and you’ll easily get rid of acne in no time.