Baltimore Ravens Will Win the Super BowlWritten by Leo Mendelsohn
We have mentioned fact that trend is for NFC to win Super Bowl this year. Trends are just that, Trends, and like rules, they are made to be broken. The AFC will break trend and it will not be Patriots breaking trend but Baltimore Ravens will win it all and they are a nice 13 to 1 odds. Value wise this is almost as good as odds for Vikings. I see Ravens playing against Vikings in Super Bowl with Baltimore becoming new CHAMPIONS.
The Ravens have been down since their glory year in 2000. They have since gone 10-6, 7-9, 10-6, and 9-7. This year will be better with all changes, and could put them back in Super Bowl. Boller will take advantage of all changes and Coach Fassell will open up offense. Bold prediction, if Boller falls, Wright could step in and have big numbers and move this team towards Super Bowl.
Jamal Lewis will be able to play football this year and not worry about off field problems that has plagued him. The addition of Mason and Clayton will help passing game but I think Hymes will have a bigger role than many people think. He is big and should become difference maker that this team needs. Oh, by way, Ravens have best TE in league in Todd Heap.
Learning to Be Your Own Baseball Batting CoachWritten by Coach John Peter
Check Yourself: Learning to Be Your Own Batting Coach
Use checkpoints to stop at given points of swing to observe & correct yourself.
NOTE: Learn to check yourself from feet up…every time. This will keep you from missing certain parts of swing and more easily allow you to remember all details.
Rest Position – How does it look, how does it feel? Are you comfortable? Is your weight about 40% front foot and 60% back foot? Are you on balls of your feet with your weight bearing on inside of your slightly flexed knees and again, balls of your feet? Hands about 4-6” from your body? Tall back side? Head equal distant between both feet, eyes level, so both eyes see ball?
Load Position – Take a negative move (this is when you “load” with your hands moving toward your back shoulder) and hands held high (at top of strike zone). Can you feel slight pull of muscles from your torso and upper body…like winding of a spring? Keep your stride shorter rather than longer! Hands go toward back of your body while front foot strides toward pitcher (some coaches will call this ‘walking away from your hands’).