A chat with Jay Glazer, Fox NFL Insider for Captain Morgan

Jay Glazer spoke with Paul Eide of Bullz-Eye.com.

Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer is the man you go to for information. He’s cornered the market on both the NFL and MMA and is the ultimate “information broker” in a sea of imitators.

Here’s a piece of info that Glazer hipped me to: This Friday, September 19th is “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” sponsored by Captain Morgan. Just use the hashtags #CaptainandColaaarr and #TLAPD on social media and Captain Morgan will donate $1 to charity.

We spoke with Jay about working with Captain Morgan, what it was like for him to break into TV as an NFL Insider, and how he broke the New England Patriots “Spygate” scandal.

Does your phone ever stop ringing? Or is there always some dude from some website like me at the other end? 

“No, it’s not just dudes from websites — it’s usually a coach or a player. With all the off-the-field stuff, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson… this week has been the most difficult week of my career. I signed up to cover football, not be a social commentator. But luckily, Captain Morgan came along at the perfect time to do a really fun campaign. This Friday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of that, for everybody who uses the hashtags #CaptainandColaaarr and #TLAPD on social media, Captain Morgan will donate $1 to charity. And if there’s any on-air talent who participates, Captain Morgan will donate $1,000.

I have a charity for military veterans called Purple Hearts Homes that we are donating to. It’s a fun campaign. They came to me and I loved it. Anything to step away from all the other garbage that is going on and let’s have something fun. Sports is escapism – nothing else. We’re there to give you a break from the real world, a break from this kind of stuff. Now sports, your normal escape, is more serious than the thing you’re trying to escape from! I decided yesterday, no more serious stuff.”

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LeBron James introduces the all-new Nike LEBRON 12 sneakers

Lebron James has had a very eventful summer as he decided to right a serious wrong by returning home to Cleveland to play with the Cavaliers. The season is coming up soon, and Lebron is capping off the summer by introducing his new Nike LEBRON 12 sneakers.

You can see from the photos above that they’re going with a bold and colorful design. Miami Dolphins fans will love the color choices! With bold colors dominating the sneaker and athletic gear markets, this will probably go over very well.

The LEBRON 12 is designed to enhance James’s explosiveness while combining three key benefits: superior cushioning, harnessed support and natural flexibility. It’s hard not to be impressed with the advances in sneaker technology, and Nike has been leading the way for years.

So if you’re looking for a bold, new look for the fall, you might want to check these out. Just don’t wear them with your LeBron/Cavs gear — unless, of course, you like colors that clash!

  

Irish Champions Day Attracts Derby Winner Australia

Australia’s appearance on Saturday in the Irish Champion Stakes has given the inaugural Irish Champions Day a big boost. The Derby winner is the warm odds-on favourite to win the 1m2f contest at Leopardstown and he should be able to get the job done once again to seal his fourth Group One success of his career.

There may be tougher tests to come for Australia later this year with the Arc and British Champions Stakes both likely targets. However, he will have to overcome The Grey Gatsby and Mukhadram who both have picked up Group One victories of their own this season.

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Bullz-Eye on location at the Oral-B USA 500 with COMBOS Curiosities

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Certain things are obvious #GoodCombos, like the hacker and that iCloud he hacked to gift the world with nude pics of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Bar Rafaeli, aka “The Fappening.

A #BadCombo could potentially be 95 degree heat and endless asphalt. But COMBOS came up with a solution.

COMBOS Curiosities are here to test every combination available. They posses an admitted “bottomless appetite for combinations,” because “the world is a much better place with more COMBOS around.”

With that in mind, COMBOS created The Hydrant Soaker, a combination Super Soaker and fire hydrant, and unleashed it on an unassuming public at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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And the people were pleased. It was hailed as a #GoodCombo by those who clamored to hose off, in what for some was probably their first almost legitimate shower of the week.

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I was never a NASCAR guy, to the point where I questioned it being a real sport, until I went to the Daytona 500 earlier this year.

After my conversion, all I can say in my defense is that NASCAR is the ultimate spectacle. It really is marketed as an event rather than a race, because it has to be. Otherwise, it’s just guys driving cars around for hundreds of laps.

The atmosphere is fun. People camp out in the parking lots outside the track and pregame for hours before the race. It’s reminiscent of tailgating in an NFL stadium. But instead of teams, people root for individual drivers.

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I met a guy with a homemade tattoo of “Thug Life” on his chest and a neck tattoo that said “Kool-Aid.” And he was cool. He walked up to me as I was standing around talking with JR from JR Sport Brief. He stood right next to me and extended his arm and handed me a flask. It was camouflage and emblazoned with the familiar “A” for the University of Alabama.

“What is this and where did it come from?” I said as as I took a whiff, and it gave off a pungent aroma, to be sure. He said, “This here is from me and my kindreds.”

Everything inside told me not to take a sip. But I did it anyway and I lived to tell about it: #GoodCombo. About two minutes later, I was offered the keys to a golf cart to cruise around in for an hour. We looked at each other and laughed.

What’s more American than a NASCAR race? A guy parachuting out of a plane with an American flag at a NASCAR race:

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Another #GoodCombo is pit row and the start of the race. Watching a race start from there is just an amazing feeling — something you can’t get via television.

Even this video doesn’t do it justice, but at the very least, the sound and intensity are evident:

The only #BadCombo for me was the sun and the wife beater I encased my torso in for nearly the entire day. Who’s the redneck now? #PoorPlanning.

COMBOS previously staged combinations include the Treehugger in Cobleskill, New York and the Traffic Jam in downtown Chicago. The next COMBOS Curiosity is Slidewalk taking place in East Lansing. Visit Tumblr here to see what COMBOS is up to.

Also, check out the COMBOS Facebook page and the COMBOS Twitter account.

  

Away From the Golf Course: Create a Practice Plan in the Privacy of Your Own Home

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It’s every golfer’s dream to spend each day on the greens, but those who can’t make daily trips due to price, weather, or life responsibilities, assume the hunched position at home, practicing with whiffle balls, nets, and electronic devices while daydreaming about making outdoor rounds.

Whiffle Balls

Golfers use the balls indoors for putting practice. Being incredibly light, the balls attract wind resistance, so one can hit at full speed.

Golf Nets

Taking a full swing in a small yard is no good, so a number of avid golfers buy nets. That way, they can swing away without worrying about affecting those around them or losing balls. Nets come in a variety of sizes and shapes, with some that look more like baseball cages, allowing golfers to take notice of ball trajectory.

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