Friday, July 2, 2010

Sports Carnival Ecstasy - July 1, 2010

Welcome to the July 1, 2010 edition of Sports Carnival Ecstasy. This time we have 27 stories for a group of great writers and bloggers. Aviva Jorstad starts with a recap of the longest tennis match in history which happened at Wimbledon this week. Steve has the news from Ohio State that players Duron Carter and Keith Wells transferred away from the football program. TKMG is on the FIFA World Cup bandwagon along with all of the US. Did you see Franklin knock out Chucky Liddel? Chad Cunningham has the UFC recap. And finishing up with MMA, Eric Gargiulo previews UFC 116 for this weekend, Lesnar vs Carwin.

Jane Spiegel presents 6 Reasons Why Online Casinos are a Good Choice of Gambling posted at Online Casino Mirror, saying, "Reviews on Best Online Casinos with free online casino bonus codes. Casino news and promotions of online casino games."

chris mcmullin presents Whistler Bike Park posted at Everything Whistler, saying, "Looking for information, maps, reviews & suggestions for your adventure to Whistler Resort? Or maybe you’d like to contribute to share your Whistler experience. Covering all the activities & adventures, shopping, restaurants, accommodations, pictures, video’s, links, directions & so much more…it’s all here at your finger tips. Start exploring."

Aviva Jorstad presents Wimbledon Longest Match: John Isner Wins (finally!) posted at DISH Network News.


Jordy Clements presents Best College World Series Bars posted at Omaha Sports, saying, "Whether you're visiting Omaha specifically for the College World Series or are a local looking for the best place to watch a game, this list of the Best College World Series Bars in Omaha should help you find the ideal place for drinks, fans, and fun."

Eric Gargiulo presents New York Yankees Still Favorites To Repeat As World Champions posted at, saying, "It’s never easy in sports to repeat as champion, but as July 1st quickly approaches, it appears as though the MLB betting reigning champion New York Yankees are on their way to making a second consecutive world title run. With the best record in the majors through 62 games, New York has paced the tight American League East, and is currently two-and-a-half games up on the division rival Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox."


Richard A, presents Jetski Rentals and is it All about posted at Jetski Rentals, saying, "A cool extreme sport that anyone can do with minimal risk. Most people can finally brake out of the ordinary and enjoy their lives."


Alvaro Cramton presents 17 Eye-Popping Infographics Every Sports Fan Should See posted at Masters in Sports Management, saying, "The following 17 infographics are the best of the best, and they’re ones that every sports fan should see."

Steve presents Duron Carter and Keith Wells Transfer posted at BrutusReport, saying, "The Buckeyes see a number of players leave the team due to academic issues with one recruit not able to enroll for the same reason."

Michael presents Ohio State Buckeye Recruiting at the posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "Ohio State begins to put together one of the better recruiting classes among the major college programs for 2011."

Admin at cricinfosite presents » FIFA World Cup: Is Wayne Rooney The Best Player In The World? posted at, saying, "A writeup on Wayne Rooney"

Brenda Harris presents Top 40 Free iPad Apps for Sports Fans posted at Sports Management Degrees, saying, "Luckily for sports fans, there are some great free iPad apps out there that will be great to waste time with. I mean, great free iPad apps that will make your sports fandom much more efficient."

Charles Chua C K presents 7 Workplace Lessons to Learn From FIFA World Cup posted at All About Living with Life.

TKMG presents World Cup Bandwagon posted at Out on Limbs, saying, "The soccer bandwagon in the United States with the World Cup."

Michael presents Devin Smith – Massillon Tigers Wide Receiver posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "Devin Smith became the 15th member of Ohio State's 2011 recruiting class this past week. The Buckeyes are putting together one of the best classes in the country after a disappointing 2010 class."


Steve presents Top 6 Most Expensive Sports To Play posted at FryingPan Sports, saying, "If you are not one of the fortunate Internet millionaires than you probably cannot afford to participate in these six most expensive sports."


Chad Cunningham presents Franklin puts Liddell on ice; LayAndPray goes 3-2 on main card picks? posted at LayAndPray.

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Fighters to WWE: Is It Likely? posted at, saying, "This past weekend, Chuck Liddell, one of the godfathers of mixed-martial arts in the United States, fought in what many experts are saying was his last match ever, one where he was knocked out by Rich Franklin. The Iceman, who is 40 years old, is said to be washed up, past his prime. Two weekends prior to that event, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, another huge star in American MMA, lost a decision to Rashad Evans. Although he’s only 30, his future is uncertain. All told, it hasn’t been a kind month for legends of the octagon."

Eric Gargiulo presents Randy Couture vs. James Toney Is a Disgrace posted at, saying, "Randy Couture vs. James Toney will co-headline UFC 118 in Boston. Dana White should be ashamed of himself for signing such a farce but I wouldn’t expect less. Now for a self-proclaimed legend, I think Randy Couture should be embarrassed."

Chad Cunningham presents Askren Wins Bellator Season 2 Finale via Lay and Pray posted at LayAndPray, saying, "Bellator 22 results, analysis of main event (Askren vs Hornbuckle in the Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Championship)."

Eric Gargiulo presents Emelianenko and Werdum Face Off On June 26th posted at, saying, "The June 26th Strikeforce event is shaping up to be a momentous occasion as Strikeforce MMA combines with the Holland-based M-1 Global to bring some of the best mixed martial artists in the world together to face off inside the cage."

Eric Gargiulo presents Kenny Florian Beats The Crap Out Of Danny Bonaduce posted at, saying, "Does anyone really need a reason to watch Danny Bonaduce get punched in the face? I know I don’t. Watch this video of UFC fighter Kenny Florian punching Danny Bonaduce in the face multiple times. Florian doesn’t hold back and unloads on the D-List celebrity. I guess Ken Flo wasn’t a big Partridge Family fan."

Eric Gargiulo presents EA Sports Live Broadcast Comes to EA MMA Game posted at, saying, "The hype for EA Sports MMA has been disappointing…until now. The EA Sports Live Broadcast mode may change everything. This is one feature that could change the way we play sports games online forever and give EA MMA that extra knockout punch."

Coryduran presents My life as a fighter posted at Muay Thai Cory, saying, "Just a cool insight into the life of an aspiring fighter."

Eric Gargiulo presents Strikeforce Fedor vs. Werdum Preview and Predictions posted at, saying, "Summer is here, fight fans! Hopefully lots of you out there are Weeds & Dexter fans and have subscribed to Showtime so you can watch this weekend’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum card. You don’t have Showtime like me? It’s okay. You can watch UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II on Spike so we can all hear about how the UFC absolutely killed it in key demos and subsequently rub it in Strikeforce’s faces (despite the NOTICEABLE difference in reach and subscriber universe)."

Eric Gargiulo presents Fabricio Werdum beats Fedor Emelianenko and shocks the world posted at, saying, "He is human after all. Fabricio Werdum tapped out Fedor Emelianenko and shocked the world at Strikeforce. The loss is the first loss in the career of Fedor Emelianenko and arguably the biggest upset in MMA history. Even more shocking is that the win came seconds into the fight via tap."

Eric Gargiulo presents Top Five Best Chuck Liddell Fights posted at, saying, "It looks like we have seen the end of Chuck Liddell in the UFC. Both Dana White and Liddell's trainer have both said that they do not want to see the Iceman compete ever again in the cage. That said, I wanted to take a quick look back at some of Chuck Liddell's best fights."

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC 116 Preview: Lesnar-Carwin Anchors the UFC?s Fourth of July Weekend posted at, saying, "On Saturday, July 3rd, the UFC holds their annual fourth of July weekend card, always a big draw in terms of PPV numbers. Like last year, Brock Lesnar remains the main attraction to which the company is pinning their hopes of high PPV buyrates. This card marks Lesnar’s return to the promotion following a reportedly life-threatening bout with diverticulitis. Indeed, many pundits felt that Lesnar might be done in the world of mixed martial arts – and indeed, any professional competition."

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