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Michael Vick, The Fallen NFL Star

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: September 27, 2007

Michael Vick is arguably one of the biggest starts in the NFL. Why would a man with so much fame and fortune make the foolish mistakes he has made and destroy his career?

Cheating in the NFL

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: September 18, 2007

You should know that cheating runs rampant in the NFL and it is not just the Patriots that are cheating. Yes, they got caught because they made their cheating too obvious. But make no mistake about it, it is a fact that all NFL teams cheat to some extent.

Women and the NFL

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: July 30, 2007

Women and the NFL have joined forced to make a great partnership. In the past women have not been considered fans of football because of the violence of the game and because they were never taught the rules of the sport. Well guys, times have changed…

The NFL and Domestic Violence

Relationships: Domestic Violence • Published: June 28, 2007

Violence is a trait of many NFL players. Let’s face it, football is a violent sport and it encourages violent behavior. Unfortunately, what football does not do is teach players how to behave non-violently to problems off the field, particularly when it comes to relationship problems.

Moms and the NFL

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: June 21, 2007

One very important aspect of becoming an NFL player that is often forgotten is the importance of an athlete’s mom. I am the first to admit that if it was not for my mom, my dreams of becoming an NFL player would never have come true. In this article, I want to thank my mom for all that she has done for me.

How to Be an NFL Lineman

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: May 23, 2007

I am a retired NFL player and I was a lineman. In this article I am going to explain what you need to do to become a lineman in the NFL.

NFL Players in the Business World

Business: Entrepreneurialism • Published: May 20, 2007

NFL players earn a lot of money and that makes NFL players a prime target for business people and con artists looking to make an easy buck. Every year NFL players are scammed out of tens of millions of dollars from business people and scam artists looking to acquire investment money to start a business. The reason for this is that NFL players are athletes and we are not well educated in business. That makes us easy targets.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes College Players Make when Trying to Get into the NFL

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: May 3, 2007

As a former NFL player I have inside knowledge as to what coaches are looking for when drafting college players. From my experience, here are the five biggest mistakes college players make that will hurt their chances of getting drafted into the NFL:

Why There Is So Much Bad Behavior in the NFL

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: April 21, 2007

The negative conduct of players in the NFL is at an all time high. As a former NFL player I have seen many incidents of bad player conduct both on and off the field. In this article I am going to discuss why I believe player conduct is getting worse every season.

NFL Training Camp – This Is Where Football Begins

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: April 17, 2007

You start training camp by meeting with other players and coaches. There is a nervous excitement in the air and it seems that all the players have some jitters. Your mind plays games against your confidence and you find yourself asking questions like, “Am I really good enough to play in the pros?” “What will I do if I don’t make the team?” “What if I can’t remember the plays we are taught?” “What happens if I get sick or injured?”

NFL Players And Money

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: April 11, 2007

One of the questions people always ask me about being an NFL player is, “what is it like making so much money at such a young age?” I have to say that it is very difficult to go from being young and having no money to being young and a millionaire because you do not know how to be financially responsible.

The NFL Bad Boys and the Good Things They Do

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: April 10, 2007

The media loves to slam the bad boys of the NFL. Players such as Terrell Owens and Randy Moss are made to look like spoiled and obnoxious jerks by the media. As sports fans, you hear about their huge multi-million dollar contracts and their problems on and off the field. I want to talk about the many wonderful things the “bad boys” of the NFL do to make this world a better place.

A Gimpse Into Life In An NFL Locker Room

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: March 26, 2007

As a former NFL player, I spent a lot of my time in the locker room. As many people wonder what goes on inside an NFL locker room, here is a quick look.

The One Magic Word That Will Help You Attract Women

Relationships: Dating • Published: February 10, 2007

Women are complex creatures and all men know this. As men, we are constantly baffled as to what women are thinking. This is particularly true in the realm of love and dating. It seems as if men are just wired differently than women. But, if there is one thing I have learned about women, it is that women are attracted to men who act confidently around women. Yes, the magic word that will help you attract women is…

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Men Make With Women

Relationships: Dating • Published: February 9, 2007

Most men make a lot of mistakes with women without realizing it. One of the reasons for this is that men are being told by their mothers how to find and meet a “nice girl”. The problem is that your mom is most likely giving you bad advice that is killing your chances of having successful relationships with women. Here are the top 5 biggest mistakes men make with women:

The Importance of Being a Leader in Sports

Recreation and Sports • Published: January 25, 2007

During my NFL career, I learned that leadership is a trait that all athletes have deep inside of them. Unfortunately, I found that most players do not know how to apply their leadership skills. It is the inability to apply leadership that sets the regular NFL players apart from the true greats such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Marvin Harrison, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre. These fine players are all strong leaders. It is their powerful leadership skills that inspire their teammates to come together as a team and play at the best of their ability – even when they are losing.

How NFL Ego-Maniacs Like Terrell Owens Are Hurting The NFL

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: January 15, 2007

As a former NFL player, I know how players influence their teams both positively and negatively. What concerns me is the growing trend of players focusing on themselves instead of their team. This is having a negative effect on the NFL and even worse, it is having a negative effect on youth sports players who want to emulate the ego-maniac pro players.

How To Improve Your Football Skills As A Defensive Lineman

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: December 24, 2006

There are four core qualities that a defense linemen needs to posses. These qualities are strength, speed, intelligence, and a fiercely competitive nature. If you do not have these qualities, you need to practice them over and over until you master them. By mastering them, you will be attractive to college football scouts as well as NFL scouts.

How To Become An NFL Player Part 3

Recreation and Sports • Published: December 22, 2006

In this article I am going to discuss the specific football drill skills you need to develop to make you look attractive to college football scouts. For maximum results, I recommend that you work on these drills with a strength coach or a professional trainer.

How to Become an NFL Player Part II

Recreation and Sports: Football • Published: December 16, 2006

In this article I am going to discuss the things you need to do to strengthen your body so you can compete at the professional level in NFL football.

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