Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sports Carnival Ecstasy - March 11, 2014

Ohio State University
Ohio State University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome to the March 11, 2014 edition of Sports Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we have a group of football articles from Bill Smith focused on Ohio State and Ohio State recruiting. We also have a couple of articles from Andy on the benefits of golf for your health. Hope you enjoy the articles, share on the social networks that you belong to and come back shortly.

Bill Smith
presents David Taylor: Professional Snooker Player posted at Brutusreport.com, saying, "David Taylor snooker player, although considered to be one of the top-class snooker players in the game, never really rose to the level of excellence he was considered to be capable of reaching."


Bill Smith presents Ray Small, Former Ohio State Football Player Is Guilty Of Drug Trafficking? posted at BrutusReport, saying, "Ray Small, a former football player for the Ohio State University pleaded guilty of charges against him. He was being faced with three charges of drug trafficking."

Bill Smith
presents Ohio State Defeats Northwestern In More Than One Way posted at BrutusReport, saying, "The Northwestern team experienced more than one loss when Ohio State overpowered them by winning 76-60. They suffered an additional loss when the officials tossed Nikola Cerina, the backup center, out of the game and suspended him for a wild punch."

Bill Smith
presents Ben Edwards To Join The Ohio State Football Team In 2015 posted at BrutusReport, saying, "After having mulled his decision over intensively, Ben Edwards opted to accept Ohio State's enrollment offer. He will be one of a number of players in 2015 that will make up the draft division for the Ohio State football team."

Bill Smith
presents Ryan Shazier Makes An Impact At Combine posted at eFilmRoom, saying, "Ryan Shazier has the body of a cornerback, at six foot one inches tall and under two hundred pounds. However, he was recruited by Ohio State football to play as a linebacker."

Bill Smith
presents Gabe Megginson Discusses Recruiting Options posted at eFilmRoom, saying, "Ohio State recruiting: Gabe Megginson talks about offers, as well as decision timetable. Gabe Megginson, offensive lineman, has decided to discuss his offer from Ohio State, as well as the Buckeyes interest."

Bill Smith
presents Prospects are Improving for Ryan Shazier posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "Ryan Shazier joined the Ohio State football organization as a different kind of linebacker. His cornerback build was cause for considerable debate."

Bill Smith
presents Gabe Megginson Of Illinois Gets Buckeye Offer posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "In July of last year, Gabe Megginson, the offensive tackle from Jacksonville Ill drove over 430 miles to Ohio State University. The trip was basically to enable him participate in Buckeye's a camp known as Friday Night Lights."


Andy presents Breathing Techniques for Golf posted at The Barefoot Golfer.

presents Golf Preseason, Fitness and More posted at The Barefoot Golfer.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

David Taylor: Professional Snooker Player

English: Steve Davis at Sports Club Turku in F...
English: Steve Davis at Sports Club Turku in Finland during a match against Ville Pasanen (former Finnish Champion). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
David Taylor snooker player, although considered to be one of the top-class snooker players in the game, never really rose to the level of excellence he was considered to be capable of reaching. Born in July of 1943, he was able to earn wins in the English Amateur Championships as well as the World Amateur Championships. While he was highly skilled and extremely adept at the game, David Taylor snooker player did not seem to be able to rise as high in the snooker pool ranks as was expected by either himself or his followers. Mr. Taylor was referred to by fans and friends as the "Silver Fox" for the fact that his hair turned very white at a very young age.

Mr. Taylor did manage to make it to three different major finals but was unable to succeed at any of them. He lost the United Kingdom Championship to Doug Mountjoy with a final score of 9-15; Steve Davis beat him in 1981 with a score of 6-9 for the Yamaha Organs Trophy, and finally he took a dive at the Jameson International against Tony Knowles with another score of 6-9 in 1982. Mr. Taylor made a surprise return in a match against Paul Wilkes at the age of 66; he lost the match with a final score of 5-1.  David Taylor snooker player retired for the final time shortly thereafter that final game against Mr. Wilkes. The tournament against Mr. Wilkes was considered the only "ranking event final" he took participation in; future ranking event finals did not apply to this particular event and would only apply to future opportunities to compete for final positions that would be afforded Mr. Taylor. He did subsequently beat the World Champion Steve Davis, with a score of 5-3. Because of the fact he had been defeated as a quarter-finalist on 3 individual occasions, his most skilled and renowned performance was that particular match in 1980. At that point he did lose to opponent Cliff Thorburn, with a painful score of 7-16. He also is able to claim wins against 6 time world champion Ray Reardon, with a quarter-final score of 13-11.

As far as the life of David Taylor Snooker player outside of the game, even less is known about that than about his snooker pool career. He did claim a small bit of fame by attending an exhibition match and making three consecutive clearances, as well as showing mind-blowing practices matches alone that could not be competed with in any manner, even by the best competitive snooker player active at that time.

By the time David Taylor allowed his snooker playing adventures and lifestyles to wind down, he took over all management and production in a hotel know for winning awards, and has played an active part in the British Broadcasting Company's "Big Break", a game show focusing on snooker.

At the current time, Mr. David Taylor Snooker Player resides in Cheshire near Dunham in England. He will be 71 years of age this year.

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