28 March 2011

52 Week Challenge: Switch

Congrats to Megan Wintersteen for being our fan of the week this week! Again . . . we know what's going on under those falls! Check her out on our facebook page.


As for this week! Our challenge is called "SWITCH". It's about shaking up your routine, and doing one thing differently this week. Even if it's as simple as going somewhere new that you've never been before or as complex as changing something permanently about yourself. Have a little fun and shake up your routine then let us know about it by Friday 01.April.2011; 11:59PM PST.

25 March 2011

Fist Pump Friday: Frankie Ballard - A Buncha Girls

Ok I am loving this new song by Frankie Ballard. It's upbeat and fun, juuuust what I need to get me in the mood for the weekend! 

22 March 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:

  • Florida State upset Texas A&M and Notre Dame - The A&M part is the part I like, the other part surprised me.
  • Kansas was the only team that did what they were supposed to in the Southwest - The Southwest is littered with upsets! Illinois over UNLV, Richmond over Vanderbilt, Morehead St (who??) over Louisville. Who would have ever thought we'd have a 12 seed and a 13 seed & a 10 seed and an 11 seed playing each other in the Sweet 16?! (Richmond v Morehead St. and VCU v Florida St.)

Things that surprised me:
  • Marquette beat Xavier and, 3 seed, Syracuse
  • Arizona beat Texas - well, arguably, the refs beat Texas. I do have to say though, if Texas had played better through the entire game and wasn't trying to make a last minute catch up to beat Arizona, the 5 second in bounding penalty that was actually 4.something seconds wouldn't really have mattered.
  • Butler upset one seed, Pitt!
  • VCU, an 11 seed, beat Georgetown, a 6 seed, and Purdue, a 3 seed

Things that didn't surprise me:
  • Everyone's brackets seem to be in shambles. I don't know why we all act so surprised by this every year. Its the same - every. year.
I have nothing to say about NBA, NHL, Nascar, Golf or preseason baseball. I'm peripherally aware of all of them, but entirely disinterested in favor of March Madness.

21 March 2011

52 Week Challenge: Get Wet

It's now spring! Here's to longer days and warmer weather.

This week's challenge is to do something in, on or around water. Take a picture and post it to our facebook wall by Friday 25 March 2011; 11:59PM PST.

The winner will be featured as our fan of the week the following Monday!

18 March 2011

Fist Pump Friday: Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam

In honor of March Madness today, I figured I would do a throw back. Some of the best memories of playing sports includes popping in that warm-up tape and even though technotronic is before most of our times, it is still on most warm-up tapes and professional reels. What's your favorite warm-up song?

15 March 2011

This Week in Sports

It's March Madness! Here's how the tournament looks:

I have filled out five brackets. I picked Kansas three times, Duke once and Ohio State once.

Things I liked:

  • March Madness, brackets, and St. Patrick's Day all happen this week. What do you get when you combine St. Patrick's Day and the first day of March Madness? Some really excited drunk people.

Things I didn't like:
  • Adrian Peterson is out of touch...and quite possibly overwhelmingly uneducated. This week he compared playing in the NFL and the impending lock out to "modern day slavery." I find it insulting that a black man compares making $10 million a year to slavery and I really don't even fit into the equation anywhere that I should be insulted by this. Adrian Peterson needs a lesson in slavery.
Things that surprised me:
  • NFL players are trying to stay relevant...by boxing?
  • Ochocinco (didn't he change his name back to Johnson?) is thinking about playing soccer in Kansas City.

Yoga Challenge Update - Today is day #56 (of 90) and yesterday is the first time I was able to successfully do Crow pose! It was awesome!

08 March 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:

Things I didn't like:
  • It's actually looking like an NFL lockout could happen this year. Why is everyone so greedy?! Talks are progressing, but the league and the owners just seem to be so far apart and if the owners and the league can't settle their squabble, the players will take the owners to court for keeping them from playing/getting paid. It's all very interesting.

Things that surprised me:

This doesn't really fit into my three categories:
  • Baseball is in preseason. Who cares. Well, maybe people will care next year if the NFL and NBA have lockouts.

In an unrelated note, I'm over halfway through the 90 day yoga challenge. Today is day 50. I think I'm supposed to feel different, but I don't. Hrmm...maybe I was just in awesome shape before?

07 March 2011

52 Week Challenge: Week 10 - Do something crazy.

Congrats to Emily Davis for winning last weeks competition! Check out her photo on our facebook page.

This week we want you to do something crazy. Meaning, be nice to people. Hold doors, use your manners and then tell us about it. Post your story about what you did and people's reactions and the best one (according to us) will win!

Get your submissions posted by this Friday 11:59PM PST.

04 March 2011

Fist Pump Friday: Scorpions & Judas Priest

This week we put it out there for a request and Bruonis Facebook Fan Lindsayson Glaub answered the call. Get your fist in the air for some classic metal music with The Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane and Judas Priest - Living After Midnight.

03 March 2011

Woman of the Week: Janet Guthrie

1938 - present

Ok I know that Guthrie didn't have that much influence for women in racing since there are about the same amount of women in racing now as there were in 1977 though she was racing at a time when women had to burn their bras to get some attention. 

The thing I admire most about Janet is that her racing never had anything to do with being a woman beating the boys. It was about the fact that she would rather race than be an aerospace engineer (I mean who wouldn't?) and win because she was just the better driver. 

1982 - present

As for other women in racing Danica Patrick won the 2008 Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win an Indy car race and in 2011the first woman to lead a lap at Daytona International Speedway.