World’s Luckiest Football Fan

Guinness World Record Association has recently created a new record with a funny name “The Luckiest World Cup Fan”. This unique idea is originated from a telecommunication company in South Africa and has been expanded on a large scale all over the country. The competition called “Last Fan Standing” has attracted so many people. The winner have chance to see free all World Cup game in VIP seats with soccer officials worldwide. The contestants have to answer every question about football and the score of any famous match. Finally, a South African citizen named Thulani Ngcobo won the World Cup tickets. In accordance with the schedule, Thulani Ngcobo will travel over 17,000 kilometers around South Africa to watch the live match. In addition, this lucky man is enjoying extremely preferential regimes such as accommodation expense in different cities.

 

Thulani Ngcobo, nicknamed “Ngcobo 2010”, was born in Temba in 1980.

 

 

He has been an avid football fan as long as he can remember, claiming “my other home is the stadium”.

 

Before winning the competition he said “It’s my dream to attend all the 2010 FIFA World Cup games as I’m nicknamed Ngcobo 2010.”

 

Lungani Ngcobo and his friends after the final game

 

Ngcobo 2010 is the lucky winner of the Last Fan Standing competition.

 

His beloved girlfriend also congratulates him on his great winning.

 

The winner of the “Last Man Standing” competition hugs family members in the crowd.

 

‘Ngcobo 2010’ was announced as the winner during half time at the MTN8 final live on SABC on the 24th October 2009.

 

As the winner of “Last Fan Standing” competition, he will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most matches watched in one World Cup.

 

 

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Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon NASCAR Collectibles

Collectibles from famous NASCAR drivers like Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr and jeff gordon diecast are popular items with fans all over the world. While many types of memorabilia such as t-shirts and hats are popular, the most favored collectible items are the Jeff Gordon car or Dale Earnhardt car replicas. The dale earnhardt jr car is quite popular as well among Earnhardt family racing fans. Both members of the Earnhardt family have won many races and awards, and as a result quickly became favorite world-renowned racers.

In many parts of the US, NASCAR is the most watched sport, even more so than NFL football. It is becoming popular in other countries, too. NASCAR has definitely developed quite a following over the past several years and has many ardent fans who fervently seek out NASCAR collectibles. The popularity of NASCAR is staggering, but it’s definitely not surprising given the appeal of the sport.

Dicasts of both the Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr cars have been released to fans and collectors. These two racers are two of the most adored and respected among fans, and therefore make up a majority of the collectibles being licensed by NASCAR.

Dale Earnhardt has long been a media favorite in all NASCAR races and a recipient of countless awards before his death. The father and son duo Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr have been the heart and soul of NASCAR racing and have the most fans worldwide. The sudden passing of Earnhardt in 2001 combined with Dale Earnhardt Jr’s commitment to continuing the Earnhardt NASCAR legacy makes theirs a compelling story.

All NASCAR fans, children and adults alike, can enjoy a diecast replica of a Jeff Gordon car, or a diecast car from either of the Earnhardts. Many fans collect the cars of all three popular NASCAR drivers.

NASCAR merchandise and memorabilia continues to be some of the best-selling souvenir items in the world, especially for fans who want to remember the legacy of the late Dale Earnhardt. His memory lives on through dale earnhardt jr diecast cars, bumper stickers, t-shirts, and many other licensed products that honor Earnhardt.

Fans can find diecast cars and many other NASCAR collectibles through online retailers, many of which offer exclusive items.

Information About Soccer Trophies

Soccer is a truly international sport and during the past decades it started evolving into global phenomenon with countless millions of fans spread in countries all over the world. Every little aspect of this sport is about making the overall phenomenon more appealing to the fans. Players are given a demi-God status and multi-million dollar deals that pretty much transform them into extremely wealthy people over night. If you try to dissect this sport you will find that it is not complicated at all and it is based on rules that are extremely easy to follow and understand. The most entertaining setting for this sport is the tournament. At a national level, there are probably just a few countries that do not have their own annual tournaments and cups where clubs from all cities can battle each other for the fans and of course for the soccer trophies handed out at the end of each season. It is a match of 11 against 11 during which the players give it their all to bring victory for their team and bring them one step closer to the much revered soccer awards. However, the professional status of this sport does not mean that people don’t still play soccer for fun.

There are numerous tournaments and soccer awards located in numerous countries all across the globe that are aimed at amateur players that either just want to have a little fun or simply aid a charity or other similar organizations. Apart from the national soccer trophies, teams also compete in international sporting events that are intended for national teams. The most important soccer awards include the Champions League and the Europe League for clubs and the FIFA World Cup and European Cup for national teams the Asian Cup, the African Nations Cup, and more. The beautiful thing about soccer awards is that no country holds the monopoly in terms of talented players and results and the soccer trophies are always handed out to the true winners that are able to surpass all their opponents. The actual soccer trophies that are being presented to the victors differ from tournament to tournament and most of these events have soccer trophies that have kept the same designs for several decades and in some cases the same soccer awards have been handed from winner to winner for a very long time.

The type of materials that go into the making of these soccer awards differ from event to event. For private clubs and amateur tournaments, and anyone else you may be interested, purchasing soccer trophies is really easy. The best way to go about finding soccer trophies for a certain private tournament or fund raising event is to search online. As most companies present their business online it is really easy to review their offers and select the one with the highest quality products. The prices, in most cases are completely affordable and will range depending on the selection of materials used, the size of the soccer trophies and a few other factors.

For more resources about soccer trophies or about soccer awards, please review http://www.cheapsoccertrophies.com.

Fantasy Football Commissioner

Football
by nsdis

Every fantasy football league needs someone to oversee the setup and day to day management of a league throughout the season. The fantasy football commissioner is the one who is assigned these responsibilities.

The fantasy football commissioner is the one who is responsible for the creation of the fantasy league. They decide the scoring system, how many teams will be allowed and who is invited to play. If you don’t see the relevance for a commissioner, just think about a team without a coach or an orchestra without a maestro; can’t be done.

The fantasy commissioner starts out by finding who is going to host the league. There are many online leagues to choose from that offer their hosting services for free. You can also pay for many hosting services that have additional features and benefits, but for the most part, you can get a pretty well rounded league from the free service.

When you find the right host for your league the first thing the commissioner does is set up the scoring system. Most online sites will have a default setting that is pretty standard, but you can adjust the points any way you see fit. It’s important for the fantasy football commissioner to make sure everyone is aware of the scoring system before the draft because as the point system differs it will change the value of a player.

Now the commissioner determines how many people they want to invite to join the league. Unless you like playing against the same people every week, it’s recommended to have a league of at least 10-12 teams. This not only makes for a more exciting season of rivalries, but will challenge your fantasy skills and ultimately make you a better player.

Allow me to elaborate. There are a certain number of players in the league that are considered quality, high scoring players. The more teams in your league the more players needed to fill all the rosters. This will challenge your fantasy football knowledge as you will have to eventually pick players that are either long shots to have a help you gain points each week or are rookies with no prior experience. With the proper amount of preseason research, you will know which lesser known players have the best chance of success that year. If you’re still confused, just grab the ADP list and copy it.

The fantasy football commissioner is the chief of your league; the boss of your sauce. Treat them with respect, not because they deserve it, but because they have the power to lock out your team or kick you out of the league. Good luck.

RapidDraft is the hottest fantasy football game out right now and for under dollars you can draft and manage a team for the entire season with a chance to win the guaranteed grand prize of 0,000 dollars. RapidDraft is the only game that lets you choose your own fantasy football draft position. Customize all your fantasy football player rankings beforehand then draft a team that will stand up against the pro’s, because that’s who you’re playing against. This is a chance to play fantasy football against the best in the world so test your skills and earn a shot at 250K.

Tony Stewart Possible Champion For Nascar Sprint Cup

Tony Stewart who just might win the 2009 Sprint Cup Championship this year is also a man of many hats.  I am not talking about the souvenir hats that you can purchase at any of the Speedways that the Nascar circuit tours each season, but the many jobs that he has. 

Tony is currently the newest partner in the recently formed Stewart Haas Racing which was formed in 2008.  He hired fellow Indiana native, Ryan Newman to be the driver for the second team.  Tony also owns the legendary Eldora Speedway located near Rossburg, Ohio.  A half mile clay oval is host once a year to the elite of Nascar premier Sprint Cup Series for The Prelude to the Dream.  The Dream originated in 2005 and has raised over a million dollars for Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for the terminally ill and chronically ill children located in North Carolina.  This year’s event is going to benefit Military Family charities such as The Wounded Warrior Project, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Homefront and Fisher House programs. Ryan Newman’s sponsor this year for his Sprint Cup car is the US Army.  Tony wanted to do something for our troops in honor of his company’s Army sponsorship for Ryan’s car. 

The lineup for “The Dream” this year is very impressive, it includes, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Robbie Gordon, Cruz Pedregon (NHRA favorite), Ryan Newman, and more.  Of course Tony Stewart will be driving his own late model car in the event also trying to defend his 2008 win.  If you can’t make it to the Eldora Speedway in Ohio, you can always watch the event live on the HBO pay per view channel for your area.  The money is donated to the various military programs that Tony has designated this year. 

I watched it last year and as an avid Nascar fan, it was a lot of fun to watch my favorite drivers in a relaxed setting, having fun driving on dirt not worrying about racing points or money as they usually do on 36 Sunday’s a year.

For even more information please read http://hubpages.com/hub/Tony-Stewart-Man-of-Many-Faces.

“Last Defender” in Soccer

Soccer
by ViNull

In soccer, you have known about the “last defender”. It is to make a tackle should get the red card. However, the law has been changed by the time. The offence that is in question is, “Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity.” This is one of seven sending-off offences in Law 12.

 

The full offence, as stated in the Laws of the Game, is “denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick.” This long phrase has many important components that must coincide.

 

The first keyword there is “obvious.” This one word is the distinction between this offence being cautionable or worthy of an expulsion. If a player does not have an obvious goal scoring opportunity, then the opponent is only guilty of breaking up a promising attack. The next key phrase is that the player must be moving towards the goal. In other words, the direction of play is important. This means that if a player is moving away from the goal and the last defender tackles him, the referee is unlikely to consider that an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

 

The third critical phrase there is that the offence committed must be punishable by a free kick or penalty kick. In other words, the offence must be one of the ten offences that incur a direct free kick. However, Law 12 specifies that if a player denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity by playing in a dangerous manner (indirect free kick), then the referee should send off the offender.

 

In assessing whether the conditions have been satisfied, the referee should use certain criteria. The primary criteria can be classified as the “Four Ds.” The first D is distance, followed by direction (of play), defenders (location and number), and derriere (whether the offence was committed from behind). In addition to these criteria, the referee should also consider whether the player was in possession of the ball or had the opportunity to gain possession of the ball.

 

When considering the distance, one must look at how far away from goal the offence was committed. An offence committed outside the “attacking third” is not typically obvious – just promising. Of course, there are situations where this rule is not absolute. With the direction of play, the referee looks at an imaginary field that surrounds the goal to determine whether play was in its direction. The proximity and number of defenders is also a critical factor, since if another defender is around, the offence is likely to be a cautionable one – even if it occurs in the penalty area.

 

When deciding to send off a player under this offence, the referee has to look at the intersection of criteria and ensure that all of them are satisfied at a minimum.

 

And now, you can read more articles on soccer (with illustrations):

Offside law: http://hubpages.com/hub/Soccer-offside-offences

Throw in: http://hubpages.com/hub/Soccer-laws-and-rules-The-throw-in

Advantages Of Playing Basketball

Basketball
by Mr ATM

Advantages of Playing Basketball
I know that many children like to watch the basketball match and they would like learn how to play basketball very much. In their eyes, those people, who wear the Chris Long jerseys and good basketball skills, are their super stars. They would like to become a practical basketball player .In fact; there are many advantages of playing basketball.
Playing basketball can bring us not only pleasure but also still enhance our physique. In addition, play basketball can also exercise person’s mind, and help people get a positive mental attitude, even positive attitude towards life.
Playing basketball is not a movement which can be finished by a single person, it requires teamwork very much, it needs the body cooperate your mind, and you dare to challenge, need you to cooperate. On the basketball playground if you played very well in authentic basketball jerseys which can let you to make a lot of friends. Help you become an open-minded person.
Firstly. You can improve your vision through sports exercise, it needs the response rate of eyes when play basketball. You must stare at your opponents.
Secondly, it can reduce the acne on face. Experts say that if you do more exercise to accelerate your blood circulation, it will be a good way for the treatment of acne.
Thirdly, it can eliminate worries. Playing basketball has many benefits. For example, it can promote the metabolism and when the mood is bad play basketball can make trouble vent off, why plays basketball can let out off vexations? Because playing basketball is a movement that need you concentrate on in-depth to play, when you play to hit a stage of your thinking mode only scoring, defense, cuts, in which case your troubles will trace of disappear, After you finish, the whole body is full of sweat then take a shower and have a good sleep.
After one years basketball training, you will feel that your authentic ncaa jersey is becoming shorter. Generally speaking, playing basketball can promote the growth hormone secretion, so movement is able to make grow taller once more, surely, the factor is that you are still a high school student; it is growth hormone secreted exuberant age, this time of exercise can make you grow taller. So, all above are the advantages of playing basketball.
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