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The amount of leaderboards bloggers compete in is only limited by the amount of sports and topics they blog about.. For example, bloggers who post about the Jets are automatically entered into the “NFL,” “AFC EAST,” “JETS,” and “ALL SPORTS” leaderboards.

SportsBlog leaderboards are based on the amount of traffic posts in certain categories receive (it is not based on how much traffic a blog in general receives).

Bloggers are emailed at the end of each month with their final rankings, and the blog owner also receives a digital trophy on their profile if they place within the Top 3 of a category.

Bloggers are automatically entered into leaderboards that belong to the parent of the topics they write about.

The process works as follows:

SportsBlog moderators categorize each post a blogger makes down to the team level (e.g.: NFL / AFC EAST / JETS)

SportsBlog keeps track of how many unique visitors those categorized posts receive throughout the month

SportsBlog adds up all of the unique visitors a blogger receives to posts in each category each month (resetting on the 1st of each month)

The aggregate amount of unique visitors received that month determines a blogger’s rank in the relevant category

Bloggers can be in the running for multiple leaderboards each month

Yamaki Acoustic Guitars

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Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
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In time I’d like to get a good shot of my Uncle Thomas’ Yamaki Acoustic guitar. The sticker that should be visible inside the sound hole of his guitar is absent – but Uncle Tom’s Yamaki flat top has abalone inlay up the fingerboard the likes of which would be seen on a Martin D-42, or a Martin D 45.. From the looks of the thing – I’m betting a thousand to one that it’s a solid spruce soundboard, a hallmark of a great acoustic guitar.

The Yamaki acoustic guitar that my Uncle Thomas owns would more be a “super Deluxe” or something, it’s a more decorated model than the Yamaki deluxe in the very fine photo above. If you do see one, and it’s in playable or repairable condition at all, then I seriously suggest that you buy that guitar if you are financially able to.

I can’t speak for how truthful or accurate this next thing is, but the story that I was told was that the way that Yamaki was displayed on the head stocks of their acoustic guitars looked so similar to how Yamaha was displayed on the head stocks of their guitars that Yamaha sued, and had the Yamaki company to change things. Those three companies are the three major companies in Japan that have been and still are making acoustic guitars. I very much liked both of them. The sound board on the Yamaki Deluxe model is clearly Western Red Cedar, and that is what my Uncle Tom’s Yamaki flat top guitar features as a sound board.

Yamaki Acoustic Guitars. Hell, if I owned a digital camera I’d certainly do that right away for this hub.

If you know guitars and you look at that picture of a Yamaki acoustic guitar up above, then it’s clear that that guitar is a copy of a Martin D 18. Were I unable to use that one, then I’d not be able or likely to find another photo so comparable. The thing that is MOST clear from that photo is that the guitar features a spruce soundboard. My uncle James owns one as well, and that would be the one that my grandfather used to own. You can’t really know how good a quality that guitar is from the picture – you don’t and can’t know whether or not it’s a solid wood construction guitar or not, but I’m betting that that is exactly what it is.

The Yamaki Deluxe Acoustic Guitar.

Now – looking at the fine photo above we see an example of the Yamaki acoustic guitar model called “The Yamaki Deluxe.” This guitar more resembles my Uncle Tom’s guitar than does the other photo, and the reason for this is that the sound board of this guitar is clearly a different wood than is the spruce sound board in the top photo. Very Fine And Rare Instruments.

When talking about Japanese made acoustic guitars people tend to think of Yamaha, Takamine, and Alvarez as being the major brands of acoustic guitars that are made in Japan. Basically, the two Yamaki acoustics that I’ve had my hands on both belong to Uncles of mine, and one of those uncles at one point or another had owned both of them.

Yamaki Acoustic Guitars.

I’m sticking to the full sized photo above – because it’s such a beautiful photo. I’ve not seen that guitar in years – I hope that cleared up any confusion that I might have created.

I’ve seen exactly two of these guitars ever. But there is also a pretty rare brand of guitar out there that you might run into, and that is the Yamaki brand of acoustic guitar. I became acquainted with one just this last week, and couldn’t have possibly been more impressed with that guitar.

If you recall that I mentioned something about having two uncles with Yamaki acoustic guitars – that’s correct. The other one I’d seen once belonged to my grandfather, and I nearly bought it from him at one point. Here’s what I know for certain – I like Yamaha acoustic guitars, and I consider them to be fine guitars, and especially if you buy one of their solid tonewood construction L series guitars – but I’m positive that the Yamaki guitar that I played this past week was better than any Yamaha acoustic guitar that I’ve ever seen or played, in fact, it was a very comparable guitar in quality to the Alvarez acoustic guitar that I fell in love with once at the North Texas Guitar Centre – but a more expensive or fancier guitar.

Martin Demichelis: ArgetnStar charged over betting

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Demichelis was not immediately available for comment.

. Demichelis is not the first professional football player to have been charged by the FA over betting offenses.

The misconduct charge is the latest blow for Demichelis, whose performances and that of his fellow teammates have dipped in recent weeks, with City falling out of contention in the Premier League title race after losing a number of crucial fixtures over the past couple of months.

There is no suggestion that Demichelis was involved in match fixing nor that he bet on games in which he was involved.

Newcastle and England winger Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 ($26,000) and banned for four months in 2013 — a punishment which prevented him from playing at the European Under-21 Championship.

“It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA Rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016. He has until 5pm on 5 April 2016 to respond to the charge,” said an FA statement:

Rule E8 states: “A Participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.”

Dan Gosling, the Bournemouth midfielder, was fined £30,000 ($43,000) after breaching the rules in March 2014 while at former club Newcastle.

Story highlightsMartin Demichelis charged over alleged bettingDefender accused of committing 12 breaches relating to matches in JanuaryArgentine international could face a fine or suspension35-year-old has until April 5 to appeal

Demichelis, 35, is accused of having broken worldwide rules which came into existence on August 1 2014 to prevent players from betting on any football activity whether inside or outside of their domestic league.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who announced he will leave the club at the end of the season last month, has presided over defeats to rivals Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United with his team 15 points off the pace and now fighting to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

City did beat Liverpool to win the League Cup final and face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals next week.

Manchester City declined to comment when contacted by CNN

Largest College Football Crowd to Watch Game on “Colossus,” World’s Largest TV of Its Kind

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Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
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What is certain is that no one has ever watched college

football on a larger video display.

See

video of the installation here.

. Colossus consists of

four 30- by 63-feet custom-built screens suspended from a halo-shaped

truss and cage and makes use of 54 million LED lights. Weighing in at

700 tons, Colossus is the world’s largest outdoor, permanent,

four-sided, center-hung video display.

The game is the first of its kind to be played at the 150,000-seat

NASCAR venue — dubbed “the world’s largest football stadium” for the

event. 10.

Of course, none of the hard work that went into planning and

installation will be apparent to those attending the game.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What promises to be the largest live audience ever to attend a college

football game will also make history by watching the game, replays and

highlights on the world’s largest center-hung TV when the University of

Tennessee Volunteers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in “the Battle at

Bristol” at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on Sept. The crowd is expected to break attendance records for a college

football game. Outstanding engineering and execution made this

project a success.”

Nicknamed “Colossus,” the display was installed by Memphis-based

Barnhart between January and April of this year. All that will

matter to the majority is they’ll have a better view of what’s happening

on the field, thanks to the colossal video display suspended above the

action.

The installation required careful engineering and surgical precision,

and Barnhart was hired by the general contractor for the job due to the

company’s experience and expertise in engineering, lifting and setting

difficult and large projects.

According to Barnhart project manager Tommy Thomasson, “This was a

triumph of engineering

Baseball Betting – How to Bet on Baseball

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Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
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Bet wisely and remember that it’s a long season and you might be the next gambler to be singing the praises of baseball wagering.

San Diego Padres OV 8.5 -130

San Francisco Giants UN 8.5 +110[

Smart bettors and professional gamblers will seldom give odds greater than -140 when betting on baseball and always look for a reason to bet the underdog. For our purposes, let’s say the odds on the game were:

The first thing prospective baseball bettors need to do is understand how the money line works.

How is the predicted number of runs figured? Simply by looking at the oddsmaker’s over/under number on the game. Obviously, 1.5 runs is more meaningful in a contest where the oddsmaker is predicting a total of 7 runs to be scored than it is in a game where the predicted total is 14 runs.

As a general rule, strikeout pitchers typically perform better in night games and may be solid under plays, while off-speed pitchers who don’t register too many strikeouts are usually good over plays when they are pitching in the daytime.

On the money line, Padres bettors will risk $115 to win $100, while Giants bettors will risk $100 to win $105.

Kansas City Royals +1.5 -125

Boston Red Sox -1.5 +105

By Allen Moody

The Padres, as the road team, will continue to bat all the way through the ninth inning even if they’re already ahead, or if the Padres take a one run lead in the top of the ninth, they’ll continue to swing away and try to add to their lead.

Using our earlier game between the Padres and the Giants for total purposes, it’s quite possible we would see a totals proposition of:

Kansas City Royals +165

Boston Red Sox -180

Baseball Overs & UndersIf you’re completely new to overs/unders, more commonly referred to as totals, a good place to get started is here.

Baseball totals are just like the totals for any other sport, in that you’re betting the total number of points (runs in this case) is either over or under the bookmaker’s predicted total.

The run line uses a constant spread of 1.5 runs, although on very rare occasions you may see it jump to 2.5 runs. On the positive side, there will be cases where you receive favorable odds, such as +120 when you place a toals bet in baseball.

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As you remember from your reading on the money line, what this means is that Red Sox bettors are asked to risk $180 to win $100, while Royals bettors will risk $100 to win $165.

But when betting with the run line, we would expect to see the same game looking closer to:

San Diego Padres -1.5 +135

San Francisco Giants +1.5 -155

For wagering purposes what happens in extra innings counts, both for totals and run line bets.

Looking at another game, this time where the road team is favored, we’ll choose the Padres at the Giants. If you don’t know anything about over/unders, you’re in luck, as that’s our next topic.

The reason the odds didn’t change as much for the Padres (-115 to +135) as they did for the Red Sox (-180 to +105) is because the Red Sox are the home team and will not bat in the bottom of the ninth inning if they lead by one run or they will stop batting in the ninth inning if they go ahead by a run, even if the bases are loaded and there are no outs, unless they score by home run.

San Diego Padres -115

San Francisco Giants +105

What this means is that bettors wishing to wager more than 8.5 runs will be scored will have to risk $130 to win $100, while those wagering on the under will risk $100 to win $110.

There you have the basics to betting on the National Pastime. The team that is favored on the money line will also be the favored team on the run line.

The Run Line The run line is essentially a combination of the point spread and the money line rolled into one.

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It’s also wise to consider the predicted amount of runs scored in a game when looking at the run line. If you bet nothing but underdogs you can win less than half of your bets and still come out ahead in the long run.

Now, those people betting on the Royals are risking more money than they will win, in this case $125 to win $100, but they are receiving 1.5 runs. Using the run line, however, we would see odds resembling:

Let’s use an example of the Royals playing at the Red Sox. Even if the Royals lose by one run, those betting Kansas City on the run line will win their bet because of the 1.5 runs.. There is no point spread and the odds used for baseball wagering look foreign to them. On the regular money line we may see odds like:

Don’t worry, once you see it in action, it’s not nearly as confusing as it first sounds.

Baseball Betting – How to Bet on BaseballMany longtime sports bettors will say that baseball is the easiest of the major sports in which to show a profit, yet it’s one of the least wagered on sports around.

In the book “Sports Betting: A Winner’s Handbook” Jerry Patterson states, “More big scores have been made betting on baseball than any other proposition.”

Betting the run like makes sense when you like a big favorite and can get them at reduced odds by giving the 1.5 runs.

The most common assumption on why sports gamblers don’t wager on baseball is that they don’t know how. But it’s actually quite easy.

The one difference is that in many cases you will have to risk more than the standard -110 used in football and basketball totals when you place a baseball totals bet

Live Bet Makes Watching Sports More Fun With First-Ever Play-by-Play Free Betting App

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
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Players more knowledgeable about their teams,

the game, or sports betting odds will have an advantage, though Live Bet

is intuitive enough for the most casual betting pool participant to

enjoy.

“Bellwether brought their social casino expertise to the table and Live

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No other company domestically, real money or free-to-play, offers

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averaging 34.3M

viewers each; up from last year,” said Louis Castle, CEO of Live

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LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Live Bet, a developer of social sports betting second screen

experiences, is announcing its new Live Bet Sports free play-by-play

tournament-style betting service and app. Launching its open beta just

in time for the Super

Bowl game on Sunday, February 1st, Live Bet’s ‘lean in’

second screen experience is played along with the game via smartphones,

tablets or on a browser, which makes watching live sports more engaging

and fun.

Founded in 2014 by video game and casino gaming veteran Louis

Castle (former CSO of ShuffleMaster;

co-founder of Westwood

Studios), Live Bet is a privately-held company based in Las Vegas,

Nevada. Over the course of several

events, players can earn their way into higher stakes tournaments. There’s even a chat feature to taunt your opponents.

“Last year’s Super Bowl was the most watched live TV event in US

history, despite it being a blowout. Live Bet is a collaboration with Metric

Games, an industry leader in mobile sports wagering software, and

social casino developer Bellwether Technologies, LLC.

Since its inception mid-last year, Live Bet has already raised $1M

against a $3M valuation between Castle, Metric Gaming, Bellwether

Technologies, LLC, and other private investors.

“I saw a demonstration of Metric’s real time mobile betting technology

and my thoughts immediately jumped to the application it would have as a

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. “Consider that a recent NFL

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fantasy football, Super Bowl pool, sports book bet or bet with an

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To join a tournament, players log on via their Facebook

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When Your Father Lets You Down

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Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
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According to credible news reports, JoePaterno had good reason to suspect that one of his assistant coaches was sexually abusing children, and he never called the police. Attend a football game in any American college town, and you’ll see local fans who never went to college, working class guys treating their wives and kids to game day at the ol’ college.

Until yesterday, the most beloved father figure in American college football was Joe Paterno. Tony is passionate about helping men, and women, understand psychology and human behavior to improve their own lives. Reach Tony at 773-852-2234, tony@menspsychology.com.

Maybe we can turn this into a learning moment for ourselves, because it happens to many of us. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the victims.

Have we grown into the mature, adult, masculine men that we have a right to be? Or are we still acting out like boys?

Otherwise, we will “act out,” just like the boys on the Penn State campus, who are overturning cars because they have just learned that their “father” is really a deeply flawed man. Girls are everywhere. If you doubt the seriousness of all this, go to Google and read the news reports and the 23-page indictment by the Pennsylvania Attorney General. His ouster by the university’s board of trustees led to small-scale rioting, as passionate young Penn Staters, mostly young men, turned over cars and clashed with the campus police. In addition to editing and writing for MensPsychology.com, Tony helps train men at dating, attraction and career growth. The sad story of Joe Paterno offers us a lesson:. We’re learning and pursuing a career mission.

When we attend college as young men, football game day is a nexus all of the hope and possibility that lies ahead for us. This feeling stays with us for the rest of our lives. It will sear your soul when you learn about the abuse of young boys that occurred under Paterno’s watch. Everybody cheers for the athletes (gladiators) on the field who pummel each other in this violent, visceral sport in pursuit of victory. Psychologically, that’s exactly what has happened. The 84-year-old was unceremoniously fired as head coach of the Penn State University football team, where he had coached for 46 years.

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As mature men, we can learn to “father ourselves.” Then, we no longer need to rely, psychologically, on fathers or father figures who are only human and who could let us down. A father or at least a father figure in our minds – the beloved old “Joe Pa” – has let us down.

In this instance, the downfall was particularly revolting. And when they do, it represents a chance for us to learn and become mature, grown up men. Watching news reports and hearing their chants – “Let Joe stay!” “Joe Pa must not go!” – I could feel their pain.

So where does that leave us? Where does that leave the young Penn Staters who are acting out, but who deep-down feel betrayed by a beloved father figure?

Tony Monterastelli, Editor-in-Chief, MensPsychology.com. He has an extensive background as a business journalist, newspaper reporter, and public relations executive. Even if we didn’t put on the helmet and pads for our school, most of us played a few downs with our friends during childhood, or we passed the football back-and-forth with our own fathers. Oh sure, he talked to other university officials about it, but nobody really did anything about it.

College football looms large in the lives of many American men. Going to college was a rite of passage for many of us, or even if we didn’t go, our parents wanted us to. And the sport cuts across lines of gender, race and class. There are parties. We got into college. We’re making friends. Our fathers let us down. The abuse continued. We are college football fans forever.

Their father has let them down

2012 Olympic synchronized swimming tickets oversold

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They found that four synchronized swimming sessions were oversold.

“We are exchanging their synchronized swimming tickets for tickets in other sports that they originally applied for,” a London 2012 spokesman said in a statement.

The newly-built Aquatics Center, with its giant wave-like roof, is located at the Olympic Park and will play host to synchronized swimming and other water sports, including swimming and diving. The majority of spectators for those events will be seated in two temporary wings that will be taken down after the Games, the committee said.

Story highlightsThe error affects four synchronized swimming eventsAbout 3,000 customers were told of the errorThe Olympics are scheduled to open July 27

London 2012 Olympic organizers said Wednesday they oversold thousands of tickets for the synchronized swimming events at this summer’s Games.

The London Olympics are scheduled to take place July 27 through August 12. Organizers last month contacted around 3,000 customers who had applied for tickets to the four sessions and told them of the error.

The committee said it discovered the error while comparing final seating configurations at Olympic and Paralympic venues against the millions of ticket orders placed. The Paralympics go from August 29 to September 9.

It was not immediately clear whether the committee discovered oversold tickets in other events.

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“Arbitrage”: Critics rate Richard Gere’s new film

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Gere is one of cinema’s great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He ends up making a mistake that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

The critics have chimed in on the new Nicholas Jarecki-directed film, with Rotten Tomatoes giving “Arbitrage” a very respectable 81 percent rating. The New York Post’s Klye Smith wrote, “And as for that so-called Oscar buzz for Mr.

Peter Debruge of Variety: “Between this cast and the conviction Jarecki brings to the table, the film feels incredibly accomplished for a first feature.”

Pictures: Richard Gere

Watch: Gere and Sarandon discuss their new film, “Arbitrage”

Pictures: Fall Film Preview 2012. All Rights Reserved. Gere and Sarandon previously appeared together on the big screen in the 2004 romantic comedy “Shall We Dance.”

© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. Clint Eastwood’s chair has a better shot at an Oscar nomination.”

(CBS News) Richard Gere is back in the shoes of an investor powerhouse, portraying fictional New York hedge fund magnate Robert Miller in “Arbitrage,” which hits theaters today.

AP Photo/Roadside Attractions

The 63-year-old “Pretty Woman” actor stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth in the drama about a man desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire. He’s the film’s most deluxe item.”

See what else critics are saying:

Richard Gere in a scene from “Arbitrage.”

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone: “Richard Gere’s performance in the sinfully entertaining ‘Arbitrage’ is too good to ignore…he is at the peak of his powers.”

Christy Lemmire of The Associated Press: “Gere is so charming, so irresistible when he’s on top of the world – when he’s got all those plates humming in unison – that he kind of makes you root for his character to get away with it all.”


Mary F. Gere, allow me to apply a little buzzicidal ointment. Pols of TIME: “The main reason to see ‘Arbitrage’ is Gere, whose steady improvement with age (he just turned 63) is not remarked upon enough.”

Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times: “Hitchcock called his most familiar subject ‘The Innocent Man Wrongly Accused.’ Jarecki pumps up the pressure here by giving us a Guilty Man Accurately Accused, and that’s what makes the film so ingeniously involving.”

But not everyone agrees. But why grade on a curve? Every episode of ‘Law & Order’ I’ve ever seen has a more complicated and plausible plot, punchier dialogue and more New York authenticity, all in less than half the time consumed by this poky would-be finance thriller.”

Gere has attracted attention for his acting in the film, with Manohla Dargis of The New York Times noting, “Mr.

Kyle Smith of The New York Post gave it 2 out of 4 stars: “‘Arbitrage’ is a decent enough way to spend your time compared to, say, waiting on line at the grocery story