The Minnesota Vikings chose Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder with the twelfth pick in last spring’s NFL Draft. The Vikings QB of the future has impressed many with his work ethic, intellect and academic accomplishments.
While at FSU, Ponder was named the nation's top student-athlete, after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in finance and a Masters of Business Administration, all during his college football career.
Because of his brain power, Ponder has been an interesting Twitter account to follow. Two of the best nuggets came within the last few days.
On July 23, Ponder wrote: “My neighbor looks exactly like Larry David.”
Legendary Spanish football franchise Real Madrid has descended upon Los Angeles for preseason training camp. This nearly 6,000 mile voyage coincides with the team’s game against the LA Galaxy, played last Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Wednesday’s contest vs. Chivas Guadalajara, played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. 2011 marks the second straight year that Real Madrid has chosen to prepare for the season in the City of Angels.
During their visit to LA, the team is basing themselves between the North Athletic Fields of UCLA, in the Westwood section of the city, and the luxury hotel offerings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. These two destinations are located five minutes apart from one another on Sunset Boulevard.
After Tuesday’s 82nd MLB All-Star Game concludes at Chase Field, much of the action will take place near the downtown Phoenix ballpark, with activity also heading north and northeast of the city center.
These areas will be a bevy of activity after the game, as well as during Wednesday.
AT&T Park, the home ballpark of the San Francisco Giants, is located in the most picturesque setting of any stadium in American sports. Situated between downtown San Francisco and the China Basin area of the San Francisco Bay, the facility’s surroundings successfully blend the natural beauty and modern skyline of the City by the Bay.
Proximity of the right field corner to the Bay.
View of the Bay Bridge from an outer area of the concourse.
Monday, the United States turned 235-years-old. Amazingly, America’s Independence Day is also the birthdays of sports’ two most famous and influential owners of all-time.
Al Davis was born July 4, 1929, in Brockton, Massachusetts. Davis has served as a coach, general manager, American Football League commissioner and longtime managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders. Davis has won an AFL title and three Super Bowl championships. His legend is further enhanced by his role in the AFL-NFL merger, constant legal battles with the NFL, frequent team relocations and development of the Raiders’ hardnosed culture.