Sponsored Post: A Visit To #ChocolateHeaven With Roger Federer And Lindsey Vonn

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It is always refreshing to learn about sports figures who are always up for new challenges. It has recently been revealed by Swiss chocolate brand Lindt, that tennis champ Roger Federer and ski champ Lindsey Vonn were up to a little secret challenge of their own.

Back in October of 2013, Federer, who is a very active social media user, posted to his Twitter account asking for an athlete to compete against him in any other sport. Vonn, also equally active on social media, responded to his request and said that she would ski with him if he would play tennis with her.

Fast forward to 2014, when Federer contacted Vonn with the news that the challenge had been revealed. The two athletes were to meet each other to celebrate the opening of Lindt’s newest – and highest, at 3,454m – shop to complete the challenge, which included a little bit of a twist.

The challenge will consist of a tennis match on top of the Jungfraujoch on the Aletsch glacier, against the backdrop of the Bernese Alps! The Jungfraujoch is called ‘The Top of Europe’, so could you even dream of a better place to shop for some authentic Swiss chocolates…I know we can’t! The winner of the challenge would be rewarded with their own taste of #chocolateheaven!

There has been no word yet on whether or not that Vonn will get her rematch with Federer on the ski slopes, but we can certainly see that the competitive spirit and camaraderie between these two is amazing.

I think we can all dream about having our very own #chocolateheaven moments and currently Lindt is urging people to share their moments via their website, Twitter and Facebook page.

This post has been sponsored by Lindt, but concerns my own thoughts and opinions

 

 

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Coach’s Ban on Sex At World Cup Fails

(PCM) There is a superstition that has been around since the dawn of sports. Sexual abstinence improves performance.

Sex Ban At World Cup

Coaches Ban on Sex At World Cup Fails

The recent coaches’ ban on sex at the World Cup raised this question again.

In summary, the coaches for teams Russia, Chile, Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Brazil (partial ban) banned sex, calling it a distraction. They did not state sex itself hindered performance yet global reports treated this issue as an odd news story with little respect to the reason behind it.

In the end only two teams draw nearer to the finals. Does the lack of winning void the claim that sexual abstinence is the key to an athlete’s best performance?

The question of abstinence in one 1990′s study of twenty men were split down the middle, proving nothing.

Sex Ban At World Cup

Sports superstitions amount to a mental edge. If you believe it helps, then it can help because confidence is a big part of success in any athletic endeavor.

For example in baseball, if a player begins to make a mistake they have never made prior in their career such as overthrowing first base on a put out, they may dwell on the mistake and subsequently force the next throw, making the mistake again. Their physical skill is not suddenly lost, yet it has become a mental hurdle. In attempt to not make the mistake again, the player continues to make that same mistake. Eventually they finally overcome the problem mentally.

Physically the ability to make that throw was there for years, the sudden lack in ability is no more than a mental hang-up. This is true of any sport.

The demands of the Soccer (Football) World Cup coaches amounts to hoping in the self fulfilling prophecy. What is the self fulfilling prophecy? It is when you cause your own belief to be true by positive feedback. In other words wanting something to be true and subconsciously causing it to be true. Your own behavior makes it happen.

This is what the world cup coaches wanted to play out. Imagine if these teams had moved deep into the match? Athletes around the world in various sports would begin practicing this theory in belief they would be superior in events.

Sex Ban At World Cup

The coaches’ own prophecies were wrong. Olympic athletes don’t need to delete their Tinder accounts at the next summer or winter games.

In fact, history is on the side of sex if the theory is flipped. Consider the story of the Buffalo Bills, the American football team. They lost four Super Bowls. Their coach Marv Levy banned sex before the big games and even separated married players from wives in his efforts.

In other cases where players have succeeded they don’t cite the abstinence itself. They insist the athletes have suffered, suffered only by staying up all night looking for sex – not the sex itself.

Randomized control trials cited by the Journal of Sports Medicine detected no difference across many sources. If sex has an impact on performance it is mental, not physical – not considering loss of sleep.

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Phillies Baseball Broadcaster Announces His Own Homerun Catch From Outfield

Tom McCarthy catches home run live on TV

Tom McCarthy catches home run live on TV

(PCM) Tom McCarthy managed a baseball first and he isn’t even a player. He announced his own play as it happened.

In what can only be called stranger than fiction, the Philadelphia Phillies inaugural experiment of putting their broadcast announcers in the stands during a game with the fans has produced a made for TV moment.



Baseball Announcer Catches Homerun Live on TV

Baseball Announcer Catches Home run Live on TV

Tom McCarthy Catches Homerun on LIVE TV at Phillies Game

Baseball Announcer Catches Homerun Live on TV

In the top of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Kyle Kendrick gave up a home run. But the home team fans cheered. Not for the other team, but for their own game announcer Tom McCarthy. The late Harry Kalas would be proud.

 

Tom McCarthy Catches Homerun on LIVE TV at Phillies Game

Tom McCarthy Catches Homerun on LIVE TV at Phillies Game

As the ball sailed to straightaway center field, Tom McCarthy gave his own play-by-play for his own catch. Encouraging him live was retired World Series Champion pitcher Jamie Moyer with follow retired slugger Matt Stairs.

McCarthy caught the ball one handed with his own childhood baseball glove.

Like any good Phillies fan, McCarthy was prodded by Jamie Moyer to reject the baseball as a souvenir because it was hit by the other team. McCarthy obliged albeit as reluctant as any fan he took a breath and then tossed it back into the baseball playing field for the players to retrieve.

Tom McCarthy Phillies Broadcast announcer makes amazing home run catch

Tom McCarthy Phillies Broadcast announcer makes amazing home run catch

Later in the game Tom gushed about the catch, “Jamie made me feel guilty, I had to throw it back!”

It was an amazing TV moment that may mean more of these special type events will be planned by more professional sports teams.

Tom McCarthy Catches Homerun on LIVE TV at Phillies Game

Tom McCarthy Catches Homerun on LIVE TV at Phillies Game

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