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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tebowing: A Craze or a Contempt

Ever heard of Tim Tebow?

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is an American football player who is currently the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was homeschooled by his mother and his father is a pastor. No wonder that he is very vocal on his faith as well as he really didn't compromise his beliefs. He is famous for the new pose craze nowadays called tebowing. Planking, tea potting, owling, batting, and horsemanning were so over and the new is tebowing craze since people have noticed Tim Tebow kneeling and praying before and after the game. "Tebowing" is a neologism derived from Tebow's propensity for kneeling and praying. The origin of the phrase is credited to fan Jared Kleinstein, who posted a picture with friends on Facebook, in which they mimic a pose by Tebow that was caught on camera following the Broncos' improbable overtime victory over the Dolphins on October 23, 2011. The popularity of the picture led Kleinstein to set up a website showing pictures submitted by people depicting various interpretations of "Tebowing" all over the world. In December 2011, the life-sized wall adhesions company Fathead released a "tebowing" sticker which generated $50,000 in revenue in two days. Whoa!

Tim Tebow kneeling and praying
Personally speaking, I'm proud of Tim Tebow. Unlike the other so called Christian, he amidst the sea of faces of people have all the guts to show and proudly say that he is a Christian. His kneeling and praying is just an addition to his being a good athlete and a person. He is still active on missions. He even has a Tim Tebow foundation, eh. His official website has also a verse from the Bible; John 3:16; an evangelical verse.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

As for his critics, hmmm they have the freedom anyway to criticize him. However my only appeal is that there are a lot of athletes that are more worthy to be criticized for a bad action taken, yet the irony is they are focusing on Tim Tebow who is just practicing his belief and this person is actually not doing them any harm. Such an irony, eh.

P.S. Taking aside this Tim Tebow issue, I've read today that the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Association warned athletes to avoid foods that will make an athlete test positive on a drug screening. Would you believe that the top of that list is liver? Liver is said to increase the risk of an athlete testing positive for anabolic agent clenbuterol. Oh, don’t know what is the meaning of this but I’d rather ask my friend nurse in scrub uniforms about this.

Liver Sandwich

The Food Standard Agency, a British government agency (either in scrub uniforms or not) similar to the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S., advised athletes against eating liver.

The FSA cannot rule out the possibility that if a large portion of liver is consumed containing clenbuterol at permitted residue limits, urine collected shortly after consumption may contain detectable levels of clenbuterol. This depends on many factors including the amount consumed, the timing of the urine test and the analytical methods used.

For more info about this, kindly ask your medical practitioner wearing scrub uniforms and lab coats about the foods that may cause clenbuterol.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Tennis' Wardrobe Malfunction and Rafa's Win

Here are some of the news I've gathered about the tennis world lately:

The bad news: 

Venus Williams experienced a wardrobe malfunction during a good-natured exhibition match against Italian tennis player Flavia Pennetta in Milan. The left strap on one of Venus' self-designed eleVen dresses with an embroidery digitizing logo on the upper right side of it, snapped during the match, almost exposing some extra skin to the assembled crowd. But Venus managed to cover up this problem, eh.

The good news:

My favorite tennis player, Rafa wearing his sportswear with his favorite brand embroidery digitizing logo won against Juan Monaco. He had given a great performance here. Take a look:

So, that's all for this week; haha. cause next week will be a different week and of course different update too. :)

Source: Venus Williams almost had a wardrobe malfunction in Italy

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The President's Shoes, The Athlete's Shoes and More Shoes

President Obama was well known as a Chicago Bulls fan, yet this photo of the shoes his carrying tells otherwise.  Notice the athletic red shoes his carrying.

Now, take a look at this photo of the point guard Brandon Jennings of Milwaukee Bucks:

Isn't it similar? Is there something political here? Or Obama just changed his mind on his favorite basketball team that he also changed his athletic shoes?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Steve Nash: From Athlete to Model

Stephen John "Steve" Nash, the South African-born Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA) has developed his own clothing line called The Steve Nash Collection. Funny, for I seldom see him wearing coat and tie, yet his clothing line apparels are made up of ties, cufflinks and other formal menswear. Eric Freeman  even says that "The Steve Nash Collection should be a thin T-shirt, cargo shorts, and Toms shoes." Ironically, it is the opposite.haha.

Check out his photos here:

Looks like his not the Steve Nash that we've known for years. He even looks like Pete Campbell of Mad Men. Take a look:

Anyway, Steve Nash Collection apparel gives me an idea that I can also give my brothers three suit wear as a gift this Thanksgiving Day, instead of giving them imitation  or custom digitizing designs of NBA jerseys. ;)

Sources and Related Articles:  Logo Digitizing an Option for Personalized Designing and Advertising Campaigns | A Glimpse on the New Logo of Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins for 2011-12 Season | Custom Digitizing Service | Google Images

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Athletes in Their Custom Digitizing Halloween Costumes

This post may be too late for a Halloween post yet, I enjoy reading this from Yahoo Sports, and I'm going to share it, eh. Here are some of the custom digitizing costumes that you may seldom see wore by your favourite athletes. I reckon that this is a one in a million chance you've been waiting for:

Best Celeb Tribute
Dwyane Wade as Justin Timberlake
From the flaxen ringlets and shining goatee to the tilted fedora and tailored vest, Wade turns up the heat with his stylish tribute to JT.

Most Self-Deprecating
John McEnroe as Himself
Most of us wouldn't dream of dressing as ourselves 20 years ago for Halloween -- unless, of course, we were trying to win a "Scariest Costume" prize. But McEnroe had no shame about his 1982 Davis Cup look, right down to the red sweatband.

Most Shameless
A.J. Ellis as Carmen Miranda
Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis left little to the imagination in his portrayal of the Portuguese-born Brazilian star of the 1940s and 50s.

Best Couple
Jonathan Toews and Adam Burish
Gotta love these Chicago Blackhawks ready to trick or treat as the original comedy bromance, Harry and Lloyd.

Most Charming
Paul Pierce as Frog
The 2009 Disney flick was certainly a hit -- but who knew "The Princess and the Frog" inspired NBA stars? Pierce could pass as a royal Praying Mantis, but he revealed on Twitter last year that he was, in fact, half of the fairy tale duo. 

Most Obvious Choice No One Else Would Think Of
Shaun White as Wendy
It takes confidence to become an Olympic snowboarder, not to mention one who unabashedly rocks wavy, scarlet locks. But Shaun White truly earns a gold medal for his picture perfect tribute to America's favorite freckled purveyor of square hamburgers.

Most Creative
Jeff Gordon as a One Night Stand
Model Ingrid Vandebosch wouldn't want her NASCAR champion husband having any one night stands, but dressing up as one nightstand for Halloween is a different story. Gordon definitely wins for wit and creativity.

Halloween maybe over but there still a next celebration to consider, though there will be no custom digitizing costume party to be held. Anyway, this month of November will be also the Thanksgiving Day.  Thanksgiving is the most ideal time to remember all the blessings we received throughout the year at the same time express sincere gratitude not just to the Lord but also to the people who made significant contributions to our lives. Hmm maybe you can have a costume thanksgiving tribute for your favourite athlete that inspires your life on Thanksgiving Day too. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Trendiest NFL Jerseys this 2011

One of the major sports of the country today is football. No wonder that there are many people who are watching it as well as wear also the embroidery digitizing designed jerseys of their favorite football players.

Today’s post will be all about the jerseys of famous football players that are so trendy on many customers. Now, here is the list of the Best Selling NFL Jerseys this 2011. Check this out.

Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (82)
Witten is a fan favorite in one of the most highly valued franchises in professional sports. No. 82 sold more jerseys than any other player at his position.

DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (10)
Wide receiver and return man for the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson wears the ninth most popular jersey in the NFL this year. He’s known for making big plays, with a 60-plus-yard touchdown reception in each of his four NFL seasons. 

Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys (19)
Austin is known for his life on and off the field: His two Pro Bowl selections and 1,000-plus-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010 were nearly overshadowed by his relationship with socialite and TV personality Kim Kardashian.

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys (9)
The jersey of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a perennial best-seller, ranking seventh on’s list for the second year in a row. Although Romo has suffered several injuries throughout his career, he’s been able to rank fourth all-time in both yards per attempt (8.1) and career passer rating (95.5).

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (9)
Although Drew Brees has seen a relative drop from 2010, when he ranked second, the New Orleans Saints quarterback remains one of the most-purchased jerseys in the NFL this year. 

Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers (52)
Matthews has received Pro Bowl honors in both of his years in the league and helped the team to its first Super Bowl title since 1996 — undoubtedly boosting his popularity among fans. In 2010, Matthews also came a close second to Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year.

Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers (43)
Popular for both his on-the-field play and his characteristic hairstyle, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is another perennial fan favorite. His rank has moved up from 2010, when Polamalu jersey sales were sixth on’s list. Troy is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, and also holds the distinction of having the best-selling defensive player jersey on this list.

Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles (7)
After being sentenced to prison and suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s player conduct policy in the wake of a dog-fighting scandal, public perception of Mike Vick was at a low, with animal lovers lashing out against him. Although he returned to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in a limited capacity in 2009, it took until the 2011 season for his jersey to gain traction as a top seller.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots (12)
A two-time Super Bowl MVP and six-time Pro Bowl selection, Brady also was named the best player in the NFL prior to the 2011 season. He holds a long list of NFL records and accomplishments, including the most passing touchdowns in the regular season (50), most consecutive postseason wins (10), and he is the only quarterback to start and win three Super Bowls before his 28th birthday.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (12)
The best-selling NFL jersey of 2011 is that of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, reigning Super Bowl Champion and MVP. Rodgers threw for 3,922 yards in 2010, with a passer rating of 101.2. He continued his success into the 2011 season, leading his team to a 4-0 start, throwing for 12 touchdowns and rushing for two.

These jerseys are best selling that there are even many fans that resort to embroidery digitizing on some of their jerseys with the number of the jersey of their favorite football superstar. I, for instance often get a digitizing service every time I want  a shirt of mine to be custom made with embroidery design that I love, eh.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sports Fashion: Military Inspired Athletic Shoes

Runways and the fashion world never fail to introduce to us new fads and styles. That's why it is not a surprise that even the sports industry is affected by the fashion industry .

Ever heard of a military inspired fashion?

Here are some of the models and celebrities who had already given us a glimpse of what military inspired fashion is all about ( through embroidery digitising designs or military prints outfit). 
Runway Model

Beyonce Knowles

Katy Perry
Now, military inspired fashion is not just a part of the embroidery digitising, entertainment and modelling world but it also makes its way into the sports industry.

James Lebron has a new shoes this new season, which is a U.S. Air Force inspired athletic shoes. Nike calls it “The Cannon” edition of the LeBron 9. Nike says that edition of the shoe will be released first in South Florida starting at midnight Sunday “as a sign of appreciation and respect for LeBron’s South Florida fans and community.” However, the sneakers is quite pricey and carry a retail price of $170.

Will you buy these shoes?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sports that Women Love to Watch

For almost two months, I've been in a hiatus with regards on writing on this blog. I’ve always want to write especially when Nadal, my favorite tennis player, failed to won over Djokovic, yet there are so many things that hindered me on posting some updates on this blog. Nevertheless, now I'm back!
The sports world is quite full of men who dominate it, yet we can't deny the fact that there are also many women athletes that many people idolize (even at the point of wearing their custom digitizing jersey logos)  and they are also newsworthy as well. Women viewers for instance are seen by as a powerful audience to see what sports are “in” into feminine tastes. Here are some of these sports and events this 2011 that drove many American women audience:

Daytona 500
February 2011 Total viewers: 15.6 million 
Women viewers: 5.5 million (35.4%)

NBA Finals (Miami vs. Dallas)

June 2011 Total viewers: 17.3 million 
Women viewers: 6.3 million (36.3%) 

NHL Stanley Cup Finals (Boston vs. Vancouver)
June 2011 Total viewers: 3.9 million 
Women viewers: 1.4 million (37%)  

Women's World Cup Final (U.S. vs. Japan)
July 2011 Total viewers: 13.5 million 
Women viewers: 5.2 million (38.9%) 

Women's Word Cup Quarter Final (U.S. vs. Brazil)
July 2011 Total viewers: 3.9 million 
Women viewers: 1.2 million (31%)  

U.S. Open Women's Final (Stosur vs. S. Williams)
September 2011 Total viewers: 4.9 million 
Women viewers: 2.24 million (46%)

U.S. Open Men's final (Djokovic vs. Nadal)
September 2011 Total viewers: 3.34 million 
Women viewers: 1.67 million (50%)  

Now, the last mentioned sport, which is tennis is one of my favorite sports since  Federer and Nadal are my favorite athletes. Sadly none of them won in the US Open 2011, but instead its Djokovic.  Looking upon unto the last photo, I remember that the two famous tennis player (Nadal and Djokovic) are both endorsers of two famous  clothing apparel wherein many fans try to buy or just copy a custom digitizing outfit of them. Djokovic is the endorser of Adidas while Nadal on Nike.

Djokovic on Adidas
Nadal on Nike