Archive for August 2012

Akin, "Legimate Rape" and the Powerful Effect on Women

Akin, "Legimate Rape" and the Powerful Effect on Women
It has been a very long week for politicians especially those on the Republican party. Very long indeed. During this long week, the main topic has been on Rep. Todd Akin and how he put his HUGE foot in his mouth. Akin made a very negative claim that “rape victims cannot get pregnant because ‘the... Read more »

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly
Men will always be men. Boys will be always be boys! Unfortunately, some behavior can extremely negative. And there is also behavior that is completely not tolerated. Over the weekend, Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) demonstrated some very negative off-field behavior. He simply acted out in a very aggressive way. And he completely crossed the line by... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 17

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 17
Today’s a sad day, but a memorable one. It is officially the LAST post that I will be writing by the London Olympics. It has been an amazing 16 days of competition. There were many moments of true athleticism and sportsmanship. Team USA did amazing during these games and brought home a total of 104... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 16

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 16
Today was a very exciting day for Team USA. There was a lot of fantastic highlights during several events as well as historic moments. We brought home a total of 8 medals overall today. Here’s some of the highlights. Women’s Basketball Congrats to Team USA for bring home the 5th Gold medal in a row... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 15

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 15
In today’s post, I am going to combine the results of yesterday and today into a remarkable piece. Today Team USA brought a total of 4 medals compared to the 10 that we brought home yesterday. Overall, yesterday had some very impressive moments as well as today. Yesterday’s Results Haley Anderson brought home the Silver... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 14

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 14
I am going to be keeping this post pretty short. I will be making a longer post tomorrow that will include all of the results from today. I would like to congratulate the Women’s Soccer team for gaining the revenge from last Summer’s title loss in the World Cup. What an impressive game! They definitely... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 13

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 13
Team USA really cleaned up and shined at the medals board today with a total of 11 medals in all. Way to go, TEAM USA! First of all, if didn’t see it on the morning shows or on the news, the media along with her teammates really tore up Lolo Jones after she finished in... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 12

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 12
I am going to change it up in today’s post. The main theme of the day will be controversy and tragedy. There were quite a few moments of both today. Here’s a summary of them: Cheating and Cheaters don’t always get caught In an article posted on Yahoo, South African Cameron van der Burgh admitted... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 11

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 11
Today was another great day, but the first day where Team USA only secures 3 total medals for the day. We still have another week of events to participate in. Judo There was a huge controversy today when Nick Delpopolo treated positive for marijuana after “unknowing” eating a pot brownie before leaving for the Olympics.... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 10

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 10
Today’s action has been very exciting to watch today to watch. I spent a lot of time watching a lot of great sports. It was a very enjoyable to watch. Women’s Basketball Today’s match against China was amazing to watch. The shooting by the players was blazing. I saw a lot of 3-point shots that... Read more »
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