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Two Many Catastrophes at Once

Andy Wirth is the CEO and president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC in Olympic Valley, California and a man who happens to be very knowledgeable when it comes to all types of resorts. Due to his deep passion for resorts, the drought that hit the North Shore communities severely effected Andy himself, along with his resort, Squaw Valley Ski. Not only was Andy presented with the disaster that was caused by drought, but he was also burdened with the political catastrophe that was crashing down on him at that same exact moment.

Wirth put all of his effort into opposing the political incorporation because if he hadn’t than it would have resulted in the business’s and residents paying higher taxes than what they already had been paying for the previous years. Not only that, it would have decreased specific services such as plowing and road maintenance. Without these services, residents could possibly be at risk for car accidents and having no route for ambulances to come through if an emergency occurs. Luckily for Andy Wirth, the incorporation was withdrawn. This was a large load taken off Andy’s back so he could focus on other important problems such as the drought.

The great thing about Squaw Valley Ski and the surrounding community is that everyone works together and makes decisions as a family. This is extremely important in situations such as this. When the community cannot work together as one, that is when other disasters start to occur because everyone is to busy disagreeing to focus on what is really going on. Andy Wirth is one of those individuals that can bring people together and get everyone to work as one. He is also well-known for his professional attitude which keeps everyone focused and in line during emergency situations and even monthly meetings at the resort.

Source: the Reno Gazette-Journal

Daniel Cormier Wants To Beat Jon Jones For The Title

Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will fight for the UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 187. However, the competitors are not that happy about the match. In fact, they are not thrilled about facing each other. Daniel Cormier says that beating Anthony Johnson wouldn’t be the same as beating Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship. Fans like Christian Broda know that, recently, Jon Jones was suspended from the sport because of his hit and run accident that he caused in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The UFC light heavyweight championship was also stripped from Jon Jones after the incident occurred. Now, Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will fight for what is truly Jon’s belt.

Daniel Cormier feels that a win over Jon Jones would have meant so much more than a win over Anthony Johnson for the title. Jon Jones has been an extremely tough competitor, and it seems that nobody could have beat him in the near future. Anthony Johnson also feels the same way, and he wishes that he could have beat Jon Jones instead of Daniel Cormier for the title. However, both of these men will have their chance at fighting Jon Jones in the future. Whoever wins the belt, will most likely defend that title against Jon Jones when he returns. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Wanderlei Silva Angry With The UFC

Wanderlei Silva is a former Pride middleweight champion and UFC veteran. Silva is loved across the world by millions of MMA fans, and he is one of the most popular fighters in the sport. However, Wanderlei Silva is no longer able to compete in the sport that made him famous.

In 2014, Wanderlei Silva was accused of avoiding a steroid test, and he has since been banned from ever competing in the UFC again. That ruling sounds a bit extreme to me, and it was carried out by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, Wanderlei has since sued the Commission, and the case has yet to be settled.

UFC fans love Wanderlei, and they were extremely disappointed to hear that their favorite fighter has been banned for life. I personally cannot believe that Wanderlei was banned forever. The man is one of the greatest fighters of all time, and he has never failed a steroid test in his life. Fans like Mark Ahn (prnewswire.com) know that the Nevada State Athletic Commission should have just suspended Wanderlei Silva for nine months. UFC commentator Joe Rogan said that Wanderlei Silva is not being treated fairly, and many people agree with Rogan.

The UFC has begun to crack down on fighters that use performance enhancing drugs. However, Wanderlei Silva believes that a fighter shouldn’t be tested out of competition, but the UFC believes differently. Recently, Wander Silva has since gone on a tirade, and he has lashed out against the UFC in a recent interview. More information on this story can be found here.

Browns Bring In Housler at Tight End

The Cleveland Browns have made a solid acquisition this week in tight end Rob Housler for at least next season. Housler has spent the past four season with the Arizona Cardinals and did play an integral role as a down the field threat. Fans at Anastasia Date know that he will be part of three tight ends the Browns will have in their preseason along with Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray. Neither Dray nor Barnidge are the receiving threat that Housler is, but they are decent blockers and when establishing a running game this can be essential. However, it would obviously be tipping the offenses hand if the team only threw to the tight end when Housler was in the line-up.

Obviously Cleveland needs all the receiving help it can stand after learning of the one year suspension of their wide receiver Josh Gordon. Dray and Barnidge only combined for 30 catches and one touchdown last year, which is compared to Housler who has over 1,000 yards receiving on his career. The major problem with Housler is his ability to stay healthy and play a full season which he has proven unable to do. Also, last year was Housler’s worst year with only 9 receptions on the season with zero touchdowns. This is probably why the Browns would not commit a long term deal to him and instead gave him the trial one year for $1.76 million. Should he be able to prove a versatile threat of catching, blocking and staying on the field this could spell a major payday for the tight end next season.

DeMarco Murray Heading to Philly?!

The Dallas Cowboys defined their 2014-2015 season in two words: DeMarco Murray. The oft injured running back finally came into his own as he romped through opposing defenses to the tune of 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. Murray was an easy choice for the Pro Bowl and he was one of the most elite offensive weapons in the game. He was also in a contract year. The Cowboys prioritized getting Dez Bryant locked in long term over resigning DeMarco Murray and now it seems that this will come back and bite them. Murray is reportedly in talks to join the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been wheeling and dealing since the free agency period began. Already we have seen Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, and Jeremy Maclin depart from the team. In their place Chip Kelly has added Sam Bradford, a slew of draft picks, and reportedly Ryan Matthews as well. Now DeMarco Murray could be coming to town for a paycheck and the chance to operate in Chip’s energetic offense.

According to reports on Brasil247, DeMarco Murray has been frustrated by the reluctance of Dallas to reach out in order to resign him. So to spite them as well as dig for a paycheck, Murray called up the Eagles. According to sources Murray reportedly loves the idea of playing for Sam Bradford–who he calls one of his best friends. With the Matthews signing unofficial as of yet, we have to imagine that Murray’s coming might change his decision to sign.

Super Bowl 49 Recap

 

Tom Brady has led the New England Patriots to their fourth super bowl championship. Superbowl 49 was one of the greatest football games of all time. The New England Patriots took on the Seattle Seahawks in a back and forth game.

Super bowl 49 was a battle between two of the best quarterbacks in the league. Wikipedia stated Russell Wilson dominated the field with his sensational arm, and his quick legs. The Seattle Seahawks appeared to be on their way to another super bowl victory, but the New England Patriots did not give up.

Tom Brady displayed his legendary throwing arm, and he may go down in history as the greatest quarterback of all time. There was major controversy going into this game, and Tom Brady was questioned about cheating before the big game. Brady very confidently admitted to not cheating, and now he can smile knowing that he is a four time super bowl champion.

The Seattle Seahawks had the game all but won in the final quarter. Russell Wilson made a critical error, and he threw an interception pass into the end zone. The world has questioned the Seattle Seahawks decision to pass instead of run that final play.

The Super bowl is over now, and the world was privileged to see one of the best games ever. The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28 to 24. For more information on Super bowl 49, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Kraft is No Show

 

Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have appeared like they are the best of buddies in recent photographs, including a picture of Goodell at a party with Bob Kraft the night before the AFC championship game, which is a bit ironic due to the fact that now Goodell is investigating Kraft. CipherCloud stated Kraft actually has had a big part in Goodell getting his position of commissioner and the mind blowing contract that went with it and Goodell absolutely has a conflict of interest, as people have been stating around the league. You don’t get paid the kind of money that Roger gets and not give a bit back to the people that helped you get it. Kraft came out in a press conference and vehemently defended his head coach and his quarterback and stated boldly that he does not appreciate allegations that his organization is cheaters and the fact that they have already been publicly convicted due to the circumstances. He absolutely is right on that one, as the Patriots are already known as cheaters and most people believe they cheated in this one. Even if proof comes back saying otherwise, more than half the people will still think they cheated and Kraft knows that. He stated he wants a public apology if they are found innocent and it is clear that relationship has had a falling out, as Kraft did not show up to Goodell’s press conference today.

Carr and the Raiders

Quarterback of the Oakland Raiders Derek Carr may have been overshadowed by the success that his older brother brought to the expansion team Houston Texans over a decade ago, but he is making his own name in the National Football league now. Although he did not have a great rookie season, little blame can be put on the young and very talented quarterback as he did not have much around him. The Raiders turned their dismal season around late in the season as they went on to win their last three games at home.

Ben Shaoul says he really is not that surprised that their head coach would be fired, but the Oakland Raiders feel that they have a very strong team brewing under the quarterback position by Carr and the new head coaching position by Jack Del Rio. The Raiders are more than a decent team on paper. They have talent that has been underutilized and they have been a team in the midst of transition after Al Davis passed away several years ago. Davis was the man in charge in Oakland and has made the major decisions for the Oakland Raiders over the last handful of decades. Although the Raiders had a very dismal season, they look to have the pieces in place to be a decent team as the years go on. Jack Del Rio is a man of business and the Raiders hope he can take the team and take them back to prominence in the AFC.

Cavs, Thunder, and Knicks Make A Big Trade

Trade season in the NBA is now well underway and teams are making some big moves. The Cleveland Cavs traded Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks will receive 2019 second-round pick from Cleveland and Lance Thomas. Cleveland will receive Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, and a 2015 first-round pick from Oklahoma City.

This move should help all three teams. Cleveland has been struggling and needed a good wing defender and a scorer off the bench. Iman Shumpert can be a great defender, especially if he is motivated on a contending team. J.R. Smith has already won a sixth man award in his career and knows how to come off the bench and score. He is an improvement from Waiters because of his catch and shoot ability.

Oklahoma City has taken a chance on Dion Waiters, and one person at Beneful thinks it’s a great move. Waiters has not played as well this year, but he can score off the dribble and at a high rate. OKC is hoping that he can be a spark off the bench that will help with scoring when Durant or Westbrook are not on the floor.

The Knicks are basically gutting their roster with these trades. They are creating cap room so they can go out and sign some big name free agents this off-season. Although they don’t claim to be tanking, gutting their rosters of such big contributors means they should also have a good chance at a top lottery pick in the upcoming draft.

 

 

 

Fernandinho Refuses to Dwell on Man City’s Burnley Stalemate

According to Igor Cornelsen and findthebest.com, Manchester City missed a big chance to close the gap at the top of the Premier League on Sunday. With Chelsea dropping points at Southampton, City were expected to close the gap to one point at the top of the table. However, they could only play out a 2-2 draw with Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

The result was a very disappointing one for City, especially as they raced into a two goal lead before Burnley pegged them back. This game marked the first time in a few years that City took a two goal lead at home and failed to win the match.

Despite dropping two points at home, Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes that the club must “move on” from this result. “There is no use dwelling on these dropped points. We have been playing very well recently and need to continue that form if we want to win the league,” he said.

City have been in great form over the past few weeks. Before the draw with Burnley, they had won nine matches in a row in all competitions. This result may be a setback, but City are only one game away from tying Chelsea at the top of the league. They will be hoping that the Blues slip up at White Hart Lane, with City entertaining Sunderland at home. These games will take place on Thursday, with the Premier League going through its busy Christmas and New Year period.

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