Monday, January 7, 2013

An Overview of Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is one of the most popular and talented tennis players to ever play the game. What’s quite remarkable is that he’s still going strong at 31, which is old in professional tennis standards, and he’s still able to completely dominate the field of tennis.

Federer was born in Binningen Switzerland, near Basel, and began playing tennis at a very early age. He won both the boys double and singles final titles at Wimbledon in 1998, and his success hasn't really stopped since. He gained worldwide attention when he beat four time defending champion Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001, but lost in the first round. He had his first Grand Slam victory in 2003 in Wimbledon in 2003, which led to him winning many more. He’s a member of a small group of players to have ever won all the Grand Slams, which includes the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

What makes Roger Federer such an elite tennis player is his ability to play very well on all types of courts. Many of the greats that we know today, like Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are particularly dominant in one type of court. Although Federer’s weakness seems to be with clay courts, he always seems to find a way to make it at least to the finals.

If you’re ever thinking about visiting Federer’s home town, or just Switzerland in general, I’d recommend staying at the Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof, an Interlake Hostel in Switzerland is a quality hostel in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It’s a great place for anyone that’s traveling on a budget, but still wants to stay in a quality place.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I miss my Buckeyes...but...

After a 10,000 degree summer it would be nice to get some more use out of my pool. Things have cooled off lately and since I bought a new pool recently that I'm still figuring out how to keep functional, I'd like summer to extend into September if possible!

Image credit: freefotouk via flickr
 Lots of lessons learned this year, like chlorine is expensive (like a Jim Tressel buyout) when it burns off immediately in scorching temps. Stabilizer helps that out (note to self).

Anyhow, I miss football and can't wait for some tailgating, but damn, I do enjoy the pool and having the kids be able to enjoy it on those lazy summer weekends. Anyone else new to the pool scene? I think I made a good choice with the above ground pool as I think it won't be here in ten years, but I didn't spend a fortune on it. I almost got one of those Intex pools, but I was afraid it wouldn't last.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dedicated Fans of Ohio State University

Sports wouldn’t be what they are today without a large, dedicated fan base. When it comes time to tailgate, head to the big game, or even watch from the comfort of a living room, may people enjoy showing off their team colors. It’s well known that Ohio State University has some of the most supportive fans, so I thought I would compile a list of some of the best fan outfits and dedications I’ve seen.

1.The red facial hair really is the icing on this cake of an outfit.

2. Everyone loves a good zombie costume. The arm was a nice touch. Beat Michigan!!

3.To some, a car is their pride and joy. It takes a lot of love for a team to want to decorate your vehicle with their accomplishments.

4.Do mustaches get much better than this?
5.A perfect cake. You almost don't want to destroy it by eating it.

6.The creator said "After Ohio States humiliating loss to Florida (41-14) I still wear my Ohio State gear. AND I live in Florida.....” Losses never are fun, but it's good to see such team loyalty.

What are some of the best fan pics you've seen? I'm always willing to write another post if I come up with more shots. Who knows, one of them might even be of you! If you don't have Ohio State apparel, you'd better get yourself some!

Image credit:
3. dok1

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Father's Day Gifts Every Buckeye Will Be A Fan Of

It may seem early to be psyched about the 2012 Buckeye football season, but for true fans, it is never early enough. With Father's Day right around the corner, why not stock up on some practical Buckeye attire for your old man? His closet may be full of Ohio State sweatshirts, perfect for tailgating in the fall, but what about the warmer months? We're not in favor of half-baked fans. If he's not sporting scarlet and gray 12 months a year, he's got some room in his closet for improvement. We've compiled several essential summer items for showing Buckeye pride at the beach, a cookout, the gym, on the green, or just about anywhere else Dads frequent in the summer. We're sure these gifts will help strike up a few conversations with like-minded fans. Maybe he'll even be so lucky as to hear a friendly neighbor bust out the Buckeye Battle Cry. We can't guarantee any Ohio State serenades, but we do know your gift choice will make him proud.
  1. Ohio State Buckeyes Grill Cover
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes Woven Towel
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes Mens Color Blocked Swim Trunks
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes Beach Ball
  5. Ohio State T-Shirt
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes Rubber Flip Flops
  7. Fitted Ohio State Hat
  8. Ohio State Buckeyes Scarlet Collapsible Storage Can/Cooler

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Three Months and Three Days

College football season has a different meaning to everyone. At Ohio State University, you have the people that could care less about the start of the season, others that are excited to hang out with friends while tailgating, and then there are the diehard fans. This blog post is dedicated to the diehard fans, the ones that are counting down to the first game of the season, which is 95 days away if you didn’t know. For the fans that have a passion for Ohio State football, there is a lot to do before the season starts. You have to purchase all your Ohio State apparel and merchandise to wear to the games! A common favorite among fans is Ohio State Buckeyes striped game bibs, but anything that is showing your Buckeye pride often does the trick! To the diehard fans, there is more to college football season than the game though. You can’t forget about tailgating. Getting Ohio State gear for the game is the easy part, the diehard fans are already beginning to prepare for tailgating. For pre- and post-game activities, Ohio State tailgating supplies are a must. You don’t want anyone question which team you are cheering for when they walk past your tailgate. There are an endless amount of options for flags, tents, even plates and cups that can show others that you are Buckeye fan no matter what! If you are one of those diehard fans that are itching for football season to start, check out Buckeyes Planet, their site offers all the apparel, merchandise and gear you will need for the season!