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Blogging in 2017: How to Disrupt and Get Noticed

<i>This is a guest contribution from Sam Warren of Rankpay</i><p>I’ve got good news and bad news.<p>The bad news is this: that boring content you’re probably …

A Strong Team Can Carry Your Vision to the End Zone

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a strong correlation between top-performing athletic teams and the corporate world, in that both understand the extreme importance of teamwork.<p>Just as a football coach needs to assign specific players to a position, …

Entrepreneurship

See Just How Much Sugar Is Hiding In The Food You Eat

When sugar is stacked side-by-side with food, it becomes a lot less appealing.<p>Sin Azucar, or “without sugar,” is a photographic project from Spanish photographer Antonio Rodríguez Estrada. The idea is as simple as can be: Estrada takes packaged foods and photographs them alongside the amount of …

Kent State Football 2016 Offseason Training

J.J. Watt Flew 20-Plus Teammates to His Wisconsin Cabin for Offseason Training

When Houston Texans star J.J. Watt bought a cabin in the "middle of nowhere" in Wisconsin, he set out with the vision that he would be using it to get away from distractions and focus on training.<p>Perhaps the biggest bonus of having a spacious getaway place is that there's plenty of room for others …

Where is 2017 Senior Bowl?

The 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl will take place this Saturday, as graduated college football players look to improve their stock prior to next April’s …

Patriot-ism: President Trump's Many Reasons to Root for New England Buddies in Super Bowl

President Donald Trump will likely have a lot of interest in the results of this year's Super Bowl match-up between his beloved New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, which hail from Democratic Congressman John Lewis' neck of the woods.<p>The new commander-in-chief has long-held an affinity for …

Super Bowl LI provides a long awaited meeting: the Patriots and Roger Goodell

<i>Each week, The Washington Post’s Mark Maske provides in-depth Monday morning NFL analysis with “First and 10,” a dissection of the league’s most important developments from a weekend of action.</i><p><b>First and 10: Jan. 23</b><p><b>First: Looking ahead to Super Bowl LI</b><p><b>1. Big Ben praises Steelers</b> | <b>2. Quick thoughts</b> …

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is paying for every team employee to go to the Super Bowl in Houston

For just the second time in franchise history and the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl. And when they take the field against the Patriots in Houston, their entire franchise will be there to support them.<p>According to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta …

Super Bowl LI ticket prices for Patriots vs. Falcons near record highs

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots exiting Sunday with Super Bowl berths was predicted to be the least-compelling combination of teams when it came to the demand on the secondary ticket market.<p>Fans in Georgia, however, have been the biggest purchaser of Super Bowl tickets on StubHub over …

Monday Morning Digest: Falcons Rise to Meet Patriots in Super Bowl 51

So, who had Patriots vs. Falcons as their preseason Super Bowl pick?<p>We aren't seeing a lot of hands out there.<p>Let's break things down. Who picked the Patriots to go to the Super Bowl?<p><i>(Roughly two-thirds of the people on Earth raise their hands.)</i><p>OK. Who picked the Falcons?<p><i>(Several Arthur Blank</i> …

When is the NFL Draft?

The 2017 NFL Draft will take place April 27 through April 29 in Philadelphia.<p>The draft returns to Philly for the first time since 1961 after being …

Atlanta Falcons Are a Super Bowl-Bound Juggernaut That No One Saw Coming

Prior to the 2016 NFL regular season, nine Bleacher Report experts predicted who would meet in Super Bowl LI.<p>Zero picked the Atlanta Falcons.<p>That same week, 42 ESPN commentators made their preseason Super Bowl predictions.<p>Zero picked the Falcons.<p>Over at NFL.com, 20 NFL media analysts did the same …

How to Do the Cuban Press

Strengthen overlooked muscles to prevent injury and unlock your potential<p>Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that both stabilize your shoulder and allow it to rotate. For such an important piece of your anatomy, though, you rarely hear anyone talk about training to strengthen …

Straight Up Triceps for Bigger Arms

One of the many trends in fitness these days is for every workout to have a clearly stated “functional” purpose. For example, Monday is lower-body …

10 Killer Tips to Boost Your Squat

Squats are lifting royalty for curing chicken leg syndrome’ and building high-performance muscle mass. <b>Squats develop total-body strength, stimulate</b> …

6 Steps to Becoming the Bro With the Biggest Bench

<b>What do you mean, ways to bench more? It’s just bench, man.</b> Walk in the gym, fist-bump your pals, walk over to the bench, claim your territory, slap …

Part Time Students, Full Time College Athletes-Not A Bad Idea But Also Not A New One

<b>An Intercollegiate Athletic Revolution?</b><p>We all may have presidential election fatigue but I remember Senator Bernie Sanders constantly espousing a ‘political revolution’ during the past presidential campaign. There are many ideas for a revolution in college sports and I came across an interesting …

College & University

Is Media Use Hurting Student Athletes?

The ability to focus is the foundation of so many things related to consistent athletic performance.<p>I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to athletes when they’re training including standing around before drills (no intensity), chatting it up with teammates when they’re about to begin practice …

Winning isn’t the only thing: Caring for black student-athletes

Summit examines issues of race in high-level college sports<p>Leonard Moore remembers a conversation with a college football player that sums up his …

College & University

Super Bowl 2017 rosters by college: Bama, Stanford, Rutgers (!) lead Patriots-Falcons

Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox!<p>Need a rooting interest in Super Bowl LI? Other than the fact that you could root for a longsuffering fan base to get its first-ever title by beating a sinister dynasty, there's also the …