I’ve Been True To The Game Of Basketball

Be a fan and receive for free a chapter from Raj’s book. Contact him at 404.918.7366, e-mail raj@rajgavurla.com or visit www.rajgavurla.com Copyright 2003 LiiiVEN(TM). A full-body workout will bring more life to your conversations and rejuvenate your outlook.

3. Don’t drink it all at once.

14. Listen to your body and check with your physician before starting an exercise program.

15. Eat a variety of nourishing foods (including some fruit on an empty stomach).

2. He was a teammate of Oscar Robertson (The Big O) on the Cincinnati Royals. Remember that less is more if done correctly.

7. In sports, your base (waist down) is more important than your upper body except the mind, eyes, and heart. Do a variety of exercises.


12. During the exercise, mentally focus on the body part you’re exercising.. Use your imagination to visually practice the techniques. He’s a joy to watch because of his subtle technique and confidence. He has a team called Man Up.

13. Whatever book you read on your sport, be sure to interpret the words on the pages correctly and add your touch. I’m sure there is a book for those who play other sports as well. Then try it on the field. Having played sports almost my entire life, I have a few pearls of wisdom about this form of exercise:

8. Drink eight glasses of water a day. Drink no more than 1.5 cups of your favorite sport drink after exercise.

11. If a body part hurts, don’t aggravate it and seek medical attention.

9. If you would like to read the definitive book on basketball, I encourage you to check out The Big O’s book, The Art of Basketball. Start the day with one glass and drink less with meals.

4. Compete with a subgoal in mind (repetition required before going to the next level) and reaching a goal.

I met a 74-year-old man playing full-court basketball at the Run-N-Shoot. He is the author of Winning at Entrepreneurship. I think you will like the results. All rights reserved.

10. Try blocking 30 minutes of time, identify the skill(s), count the number of mental repetitions and sets. Vary cardio routines, including length of time, day, and speed.

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1. Have at least one brief conversation before or during workout.

Raj Gavurla works with organizations that want to be more profitable and productive by empowering their mindset, mood, and motivation. Don’t eat within four hours of exercising for optimal stomach strength.

6. Smile at least two genuine smiles while resting during an hour workout.

Here’s wishing you a life of swishes and assists.

Many people exercise by playing sports, or know someone who does. To gain an advantage, focus on a full-body workout

CNN – ESPN book debates a century of sports

14; the top athlete remains a mystery, though the list has been narrowed to a chosen few.

And to compliment the show, the sports network that started in 1979 has released a new book by the same title. The compendium, published by Hyperion, features recollections on the sports century that was by top writers and sportscasters, including Dick Schaap, Joyce Carol Oates, Chris Berman, David Halberstam, Roy Blount Jr., and Thomas Boswell.

The book is divided into decades, with at least one athlete highlighted as the defining athlete of that time period. Fighter Jack Johnson, for instance, represents the 1900s; basketball star Michael Jordan defines the 1990s.

In decades between, readers will find lengthy pieces on Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Babe Didrikson, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, Johnny Unitas, Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, and Pete Rose.

”I think it’s a labor of love for everybody who was involved with it,” says Schaap, the author of several sports books, the former editor of Sports Magazine and current host of ESPN’s “Sports Reporters.” Schaap, who praised ESPN’s Mark Shapiro for organizing the book, writes about Unitas. So we missed Pele, but we had Secretariat.”

And the debates continue.

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”My top three were Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain and Bo Jackson,” says Schaap. Couch potatoes and bar patrons tuning in to the latest televised contest inevitably battle it out over who is the greatest boxer, the greatest baseball team, the greatest golfer or the greatest quarterback.

And then there’s the ultimate debate: Who is the greatest athlete of all time?

Trying to compare competitors from different athletic endeavors — Muhammad Ali and Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth, Bo Jackson and, uh, Bo Jackson — proves a nearly impossible task.

”If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. So far, they’ve reached No. “We don’t have Pele in there. Schaap says the former Baltimore Colts quarterback, like many athletes, has become a symbol of the era in which he played.

”I always thought of him as a stoic, solid person, that I think was typical of that era of the 1950s,” says Schaap. He realizes that his picks might not top the ultimate ESPN list — Jackson is not even offered in the network’s Top 20 — but he thinks he used a different scale to appraise athletes.

”I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance,” says Schaap. Even if I didn’t think he should be up that high, I like the controversy it created.”

But Schaap points out that the list has another source of contention.

”We are limiting it to North Americans,” he says. My complaint was that he only played one sport.

”I also love the controversy of it. “(But) I wouldn’t have voted him very high. They changed the face of sports.”

– sportswriter Dick Schaap

But as any sports fan knows, ESPN has been trying to do just that with its ongoing series, “ESPN SportsCentury.” The network, using the opinions of sports reporters, authors, academics and observers, is counting down its top 100 athletes of all time. Unitas sort of represented that.”

’Who would win most?’

So, who did Schaap vote as his greatest athlete ever? Let the debate begin. EDT (1808 GMT)

By Jamie Allen

CNN Interactive Senior Writer

(CNN) — The sport of watching sports, for those who don’t know much about sports, is really the debate of it all. “If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. But I voted purely on what I considered to be athletic ability, and if I had anything in the back of my mind it was, ‘If you put these guys on a field and they played each other in 20 sports, who would win the most?’ I think Jim Brown would win the most, and I think Chamberlain would be awfully close.”

’I love the controversy of it’

The ESPN pick that caused the biggest grumble from sports fans was No. news

October 25, 1999

Web posted at: 2:08 p.m. The athlete ranked in that spot: Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. They changed the face of sports. It seems some thought the list should only list human athletes.

”I think anybody is entitled to vote for whomever they want, and I think Secretariat does qualify as an athlete,” says Schaap. “People came out of the war years with great hope and great faith in the future

The History Of Racquetball – InfoBarrel

Sobek continued promoting the sport which was easy for most to pickup since over 40,000 handball courts exist across America.

Today Racquetball has not been growing like it was in the 1970s and 1980s but the fan base stays strong with an estimated 5.6 million players.

There are currently three associations that handle professional games. Solidified the rules and created the very first official rule book.

Racquetball was originally created by a man named Joe Sobek. Eventually the IRA became the American Amateur Racquetball Association which changed its name again in the late 1990s to the United States Racquetball Association. In 1973 Robert left the IRA and formed two other racquetball associations none of which have became as prominent as the IRA.

In 1952 Joe founded the IPRA, The International Paddler’s Racquets Association. Racquetball is not televised very frequently as it is difficult to film and keep track of the ball moving at high speeds. Kendler created the IRA, The International Racquetball Association. Finally, in 2003, the USRA changed their name for the final time to mimic other Olympic sports associations and coined themselves United States Racquetball (USAR).. Open championships in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the few tournaments that gets air time.

Joe named this sport, ‘Paddle Rackets’ which eventually was renamed ‘Racquetball’ by professional tennis player Bob McInerny . These associations are the International Racquetball Tournament, the Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization and the Legends Tour. Joe came up with the sport at the Greenwhich YMCA in a handball court. Soon afterwards in 1969 Robert W. When Racquetball is televised, the U.S. Sobek played both tennis as well as handball but was looking for an extremely fast paced sport that mostly anybody could easily pickup without a large learning curve for the rules