Sports’ 20 Most Influential African-Americans

While we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are given the opportunity to reflect on all the ways that Dr. King impacted not only our lives, but individual industries.  Sports are no stranger to praising the advancement that African-Americans are constantly making. Whether its ownership, front office, agents or just being an outstanding player, African-Americans know that none of what they have been able to accomplish would be possible without the struggles, sacrifices and victories that Dr. King was able to make.  As Dr. King said in his I Have a Dream Speech, “We cannot walk alone.  And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.  We cannot turn back”, and that’s exactly what African-Americans have done in sports. So today, we wanted to reflect on 20 of the most important and influential African-Americans in the sports industry. (more…)

Warrick Dunn Family Foundation Announces Expansion to Atlanta

The Warrick Dunn Family Foundation (WD-FF) is pleased to announce its expansion with relocation of its headquarters to 3223 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30327 as of January 3, 2011. The headquarters was previously located at 3413 West Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Fla. 33618.

WD-FF’s headquarters will now be housed within the Arthur M. Blank Family Office. The family office is also home to The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and AMB Group, LLC, the investment management and support services arm of the Blank-owned businesses. The building was the first in Georgia to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certified status. (more…)

2011 NFL Hall of Fame Finalists Announced Sunday

On Sunday, the latest 15 modern-era players and contributors were named finalists for the 2011 NFL Hall of Fame class, joining a pair of senior nominees on the ballot. The Hall’s selection committee will vote on this year’s class on Feb. 5, 2011 in Dallas, a day prior to the Super Bowl.

For a nominee to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, he must earn 80 percent of the committee’s vote.

Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk, Curtis Martin, Willie Roaf and Deion Sanders — all in their first year of Hall of Fame eligibility — were among the finalists. The complete list of 2011 Hall finalists include: (more…)

Top 9 Mobile Apps for the Fitness and Health Conscious Jersey Girl

 

No matter where I am, whether it’s the elevator, the gym, the mall, I’ve noticed that we have an addiction and it’s not pretty.  BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, it doesn’t matter, they are everywhere! So since we can’t rid ourselves of our addiction, we might as well find a way to embrace it.

 

With each new year we always pledge to exercise more, eat better and lose those unwanted 15-20 lbs. by swimsuit season. With the combination our technology addiction and the need to be healthy, I wanted to pass along the top 9 mobile apps for the fitness and health conscious Jersey Girl. Use these to better your life, encourage yourself, and reach your goals. (more…)

Giving Thanks

 

The holiday season is upon us and we all tend to get a bit nostalgic. We get to spend quality time with our family and our friends and for us Jersey Girls—it’s time for shopping! As always, this is the time of year when we stop and take a minute to appreciate the things that give our lives meaning and value. So, in honor of that tradition, we’ve created a short list of things we’re grateful for: Jersey Girl Sports style!

1.  Michael Vick: He undoubtedly has the comeback story of the year! After being tried and found guilty of being the most disliked athlete on the face of the earth, it seems the jury of public opinion has reversed its decision. Michael Vick returned to the game under a cloud of skepticism wrapped in his own humility. Despite those who refuse to forgive him, Michael Vick let his game do the talking—and through it he shouted, “I’m back!” His impressive November 15th show of athleticism and skill cleared up any doubt that Michael Vick is back—better than ever!

2.  The Hotties:  Whenever we’re having a bad day or need a quick pick-me-up the hotties always get it done.  A      daily peek at the www.jerseygirlsports.com/pics page is equivalent to about 3 cups of coffee! Whew!!!

3.  Monday Night Football (MNF): Mondays can be rough, but Monday Night Football makes it all better. This season has been especially great. Monday nights have spotlighted true talent and underscored those who should have stayed retired–(hint, hint).  Enjoying a great MNF game while drinking the Designated Drink of the week is just a bit of heaven!

 4.  The T.Ocho Show: We’re mostly thankful that T.O. has an outlet to speak—as much as he wants. Terrell Owens is a great athlete and his talents cannot be denied. However, his strong need for attention makes this show the perfect outlet for him to say all the things he shouldn’t say in the post game press conferences. The fact that his name is on the show will hopefully feed his ego enough that he’ll be satisfied with the medium. This will no doubt curb anymore crying spells, and for this we are thankful.

 5.  Who Dat?! After the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl last season, the “Who Dat” nation was on fire. For Jersey Girl Sports it only raised the question of, Who IS ‘Dat’? Well, we went on a mission to the ‘Big Easy’ to get the answer and not only did we get it, we met a lot of great, interesting and entertaining Saints fans along the way. The fact we were able to do it in a 2011 Toyota Camry made it all the better.

6.   Sports jersey’s for women: FINALLY we can represent our favorite teams in sexy, sporty jerseys, tees and apparel that fit our personality and style. We no longer have to restyle and reconfig our boyfriend or husband’s or brother’s jersey to make it “female friendly”.  Victoria’s Secret, JC Penny, the NFL and Touch by Alyssa Milano all have apparel for the female sports fan: a jersey girl!

7.  JGFs: Jersey Girl Sports is possible because of the wonderful, fantastic, powerful, dynamic, intelligent, and beautiful Jersey Girlfriends we have.  Thank You!

Of course there are many more things we’re thankful for, but we must remember, the most important things in life aren’t things.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your JGFs,

~Angela and Marcelle

Court orders Mayweather to stay away from sons

LAS VEGAS (AP)—A Las Vegas court has ordered boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to stay away from his former girlfriend and their two sons after prosecutors say he hit her and threatened to beat his children if they called 911.

Mayweather skipped a hearing Tuesday before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Diana Sullivan on eight misdemeanor and felony charges. Sullivan gave Mayweather a week to pay $31,000 in bail. (more…)

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