Cool Idea – Football Themed Weddings

wedding cake topper footballEver wonder if you can get away with a sports-themed wedding? Did you know that you can get away with an NFL or football-themed wedding? Oh, yes. If you and your fiancé are cool fans of football that are looking for ways to make a football-themed wedding, you can actually have one!

Most of the time, couples are limited to the classic or traditional wedding theme that they wish they could get away with something so unique that everyone wants to have the same wedding! One of which is sports-themed wedding and specifically, football. There are great ideas that can be incorporated with a football-themed wedding. Among the ideas we gathered are:

Football Field Wedding Venues.  Worrying about the large number of guests running out of seats? You don’t have to worry if you are holding your wedding ceremony in a football field. If you can get a slot in NFL football field for your wedding day, then you are the lucky one! That would be something that your documentary wedding photographer would get excited about. If not, a local football field will suffice. This is especially great for autumn weddings when your original plan of garden wedding do not bring out the best flowers in bloom.

Wedding Paraphernalia. Your wedding paraphernalia can also get customized to bear the football accessories. The bride’s wedding garter should be wrapped around a football then toss for the all the grooms men and single men in the wedding reception. The cord can also bear trinkets and charms of football-related items like popcorn, pompoms, logo of the couple’s favorite NFL team as well as the favorite number of the player that the couple likes.

Football-themed cake. Indeed, you can also customize your wedding cake to have football in it. Look for pastry shops that create this amazing creations and you’ll have the time of your life on your wedding day.

Football Guestbook. Want a unique football guestbook that you can wear? Get yours and your partner’s measurements and order some customized football jersey. This can very well serve as your football guestbook. What’s great with this football guestbook is that it doesn’t eat much space when you store it!

Wedding Favors. You can customized football wedding favors like miniature football, football key chains, miniature football shirts and many more. You can think of many football-related items that can very well serve as your wedding favors.

Great Engagement Photos. One of the awesome benefit of having a football-themed wedding is to have your engagement photos taken in the football field. It is both carefree and refreshing not only for your london wedding photographer but also with your friends and relatives. It is not every day that couples push the thought of having a sports-themed wedding!

Planning a classic or traditional wedding is exciting enough for the couple. Imagine how exciting it would be to plan a a football-themed wedding and get it through the wedding reception! Even cool friends and relatives will surely join in the fun!

Creating an Awesome Garden for BBQ’s and Sports Events

barbecueAre you looking forward to entertaining guests in your garden? The garden is a great place to entertain guests over barbecue and beer, especially during the summer. Is there a way to entertain friends outside, even during the colder season, especially if you will be holding sports activities that involve the snow? Imagine your friends and their children in your garden? Awesome or disaster? Before you agree to hold the party at your place, you might want to take a look into your garden and outdoor furniture. Will it be enough for your guests or do you need to call the landscape gardeners in fulham for some help?

Is it really possible to entertain outside, even if it’s cold? Where will they seat? This is the reason for getting outdoor furniture. However, you may ask, wouldn’t the weather damage the furniture? That is exactly the point why you should plan your garden furniture. When you already have an awesome garden, you would need some outdoor furniture for your guests in consideration of the following factors:

Daily Weather Condition. The daily weather condition of your place will determine the type of outdoor furniture that you should have. If you live near the coast, try to pick metal outdoor furniture, however, it will mean rusty outdoor furniture later in time. The salt of the sea water being carried in the wind will influence corrosion of metal products. As such, this is not advisable if you live near the ocean or sea. The best choices for such places are those made of narra or rattan. On the other hand, if you live in the city, your patio, garden and deck furniture can include iron wrought materials.

Total Outdoor Space. The space of your garden or patio will also influence the type of furniture that you will have to purchase. If you have a smaller than usual patio or garden you can order custom-fit furniture. This is especially true if you are considering different designs or culture-inspired layouts. You should also take into account additional fixtures on the wall which may hinder proper or comfortable sitting when the sofa set is already fixed on a specific area of the deck, garden or porch. The total outdoor space where you will put your sofa or seating sets will also determine the size of west london garden fire pits that you will need to take care of the coldness when you or the family are outside.

Choice of Design. Though the daily weather condition of your place as well as the space where you will put your sofa pre-determines the type of materials used in your furniture, it should not hinder your choice of design. You can still opt for the design that you like as long as you understand the pros and cons of insisting on such designs. Though the garden or patio may look good for a while, it is important for you take into consideration the durability of the materials that you will use. Quality is important, but make sure that you do not shrug off the design you want because of the quality of the materials. There are a number of designs out in the market that will always answer your demand for a specific outdoor and garden design.

Maintenance. This is one vital point in choosing your outdoor furniture. The designs, as well as durability are two equally important points. However, for furniture to last long, one should know how to maintain the product as well as clean it. Without proper maintenance, the product will not last long. Ask landscapers or gardeners on how to properly clean and maintain your outdoor furniture and accessories. A simple furniture is usually easy to clean and maintain, meaning, less problems and hassles for you in the future.

To get the best out of the outdoor furniture that you purchase you should look past the outside appearance but instead look also for the quality or durability. It is always advisable to ask those who have experienced changing their outside furniture.

1 and 1 in 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals

 

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In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the Spurs’ “Big 3” of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili play together. The three are described as the best trio in NBA history.

“Today, I spend my days in treatment. But the good news is that I will play the first game of the Finals on Thursday against the Heat. I may not be 100% but I’ll be there. In 13 years, I played seven conference finals and I have the chance to play my fifth Finals with Spurs. This is really great. I continue my dream, this is really something great,” Parker told the media prior to Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals.

Look at the stats: the three has 113 wins since the 2002-2003 season. Fast forward today, the three remains strong despite their claims of being just worn down.

“A lot of times this year I’ve been told I looked weak, vulnerable, fragile. I have no reason to hide. I’m no less of a man for feeling that way or for having played poorly. Yes, so what’s the problem? I will be criticized? Fine. I swear I gave everything I had and I tried to win, like I always have.

“Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. I won’t blush or feel embarrassed for saying it. I felt vulnerable and I expressed it. I didn’t have a reason not to. It’s true. It was the first time I’ve felt that way,” Ginobili told an Argentinian paper prior to this season.

But to fans, they look strong as ever, an invincible triad that would perhaps take the crown this year. The franchise remain to be strong and won’t disappoint the fans. It’s a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals. But collectively, the team’s willpower might just as well snag the coveted crown. Redemption, not bitterness but willpower and motivation towards being the champions that they truly are.

For the Heats, it’s all about achieving the three-peat.

Game 2 is the Heats winning with LeBron taking the shots and Bosch shooting a 3 pointer for a 93-95 lead in the 4th quarter.

 

Will the Spurs take Game 3? Wade is an important factor for the Heats. If he shoots 20 points, the Heats has a good chance of winning.

If the air conditioner is down on Game 3, the Spurs have a great chance.

 

 

Nadal Wins his 9th French Open

Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic and gets his 9th French Open Title.

His win makes him the the second man with Pete Sampras for winning men’s major titles. Both men have 14 titles won. The first is Roger Federer with 17 wins.  Nadal, however, broke his own record by being the first player to win 2 titles at any Slam.

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 For Djokovic, he was hoping to complete his career Grand Slam by winning his 2nd French open. He began quite well but as the 2nd set began, the Parisian sun seemed to have sapped his strength as he struggled throughout the set.

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“It was a great start, [but Nadal] came back in the second. Could have gone to the tiebreak and was quite even,” Djokovic said. “I lost that service game, and then the momentums went his side. I started playing quite bad, you know, and didn’t move as well. Struggled a little bit physically throughout that third set.”

Nadal remained steady though and towards the end of the last set, a double fault gave Nadal the trophy.

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“These kind of big matches obviously take the best out of players, and of course it’s a huge challenge,” Djokovic said. “I tried to do my best. My best wasn’t as the best against him in Rome a couple weeks ago. But, you know, it’s how it is. Congratulations to him. He was a better player in the crucial moments. Of course it’s disappointing for me, but life goes on. It’s not the first time or last time that I lost a match.”

Both holds back tears as they were presented their trophies.

It was a great match.

Here are the highlights of Nadal v. Djokovic French Open Men’s Final:

Pacquiao v.?? in November

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Miguel Marquez are on and is reportedly preparing for a 5th faceoff in November. Ho hum. Already, many fans have expressed their apprehension for a 5th fight. They would rather see the two boxers face other fighters than a vicious cycle of rematches.

Trainer and former IBO junior lightweight champion Jeff Mayweather feels it is plainly tiring to see the two fight again:

“Its water under the bridge. I mean, who cares really? To be honest, how many times are you going to milk these guys? Marquez probably won three of the four fights anyways,” Jeff said. “But five times is more than enough. I think the fight was defined in the last fight. I thought that Marquez won three of the four fights and that was basically just the stamp on it.”
Marquez’s trainer Nacho Beristain agrees, “I think it would be unfair to spoil that moment [Marquez’s knockout win over Pacquiao]. A fifth fight would fail the people because it’s no longer about sports. They know that that fight would generate a lot of money,” said to The Record.
“[It] would be a terrible, hard, very difficult fight because Manny will go for everything, for the revenge. I would like them not to fight,” said Beristain.
But Marquez continues to talk about a 5th fight – for reasons of the money (of course), pay-per-view buys are still high and if ever, he would be the first Mexican to win 5 titles.

Other boxing greats have another opinion.  Muhammad Ali through a twitter message requests for a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Mike Tyson and Holyfield previously expressed their desire to see a fight between these two.

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This is a complicated issue altogether. In order for Pacquiao to fight Mayweather, he needs to leave Top Rank as the latter refuses to do business with Bob Arum, Top Rank’s boss. But this is just the latest issue to the conditions set by Mayweather. Pacquiao has said no to a drug test demanded by Mayweather in 2010. Mayweather then offered a $40million deal to fight him in 2012 but Pacquiao refused. He fought Marquez instead, a fight that knocked him out during the 6th round.

So, will we see Pacquiao in action in November? Let’s wait and see.

Who do you think should Pacquiao fight?


HBO Boxing: Ring Life – Manny Pacquaio by HBO