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NFL Rivalry Travel: Visit Pittsburgh for the Steelers and Ravens

October 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

If there are two teamsóor at least fansóthat dislike each other more than any other in the NFL itís probably the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. it doesn't help that the two teams play each other a couple of times each and every year, as they call the same division home.

One game is already in the books for this year, as the Ravens came out victorious after a big win at home early in the season. Now the teams play again in Pittsburgh during the big Sunday night game on November 2.

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NYC's Most Touristy Ice Rink is Officially Open

October 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

What is the "official" start of the holiday season? While Christmas craziness is full swing come Thanksgiving, the real "spirit of the season" begins when NYC says it does, namely with the opening of the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. You can thank all the live morning shows broadcast around the Big Apple for that influence.

Today—October 13—is the rink's opening day for the 2014-2015 winter season, and the landmark celebrated the occasion with an on-ice performance by ice dancing Olympics gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White before allowing the general public to strap on skates.

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Volunteer at The NASCAR Foundation to Do More Than Watch a Race

October 8, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

NASCAR fans are known for being passionate and the NASCAR Foundation is giving them chance to use that passion for a good cause.

At each NASCAR race, fans can volunteer at the NASCAR Foundation merchandise booth, selling pins, hats, lanyards, and other memorabilia with all profits going to the foundation. Anyone working at the booth on behalf of a local charity can split the proceeds they earn between their nonprofit organization and the foundation, too.

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Scottish Scenery and Mountain Biking Make for One Seriously Sweet Video

October 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

Drop everything and watch this. Do not be put off by the video's 7.5-minute length; it is worth every moment. You see, pro trials cyclist Danny Macaskill puts his biking skillz to the test over waterfalls, cliffs, sharp ridges, and—not even kidding—mountain peaks in the clouds around his home region, Scotland's Isle of Skye.

The premise is simple, and thusly laid out by the video's brief description:

For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.

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NFL Rivalry Travel: Two Chances to See the 49ers and Seahawks

October 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

Weíre still pretty early in the NFL season, but that doesnít mean that itís too early to start looking forward to the gamesóand weeksóahead. Thatís definitely the case when trying to catch one of the best rivalries over the last few years, as itíll be Thanksgiving before you know it. Thatís when the Seattle Seahawks travel to face the San Francisco 49ers.

Last year the two teams met in the conference championship game to decide who traveled to the Super Bowl, and in case you canít rememberóit was the Seahawks and they went on to win it all.

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NFL Rivalry Travel: Plan Now for Patriots and Broncos

September 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

Even with week one of the NFL season just in the rearview mirror itís time to start looking toward the future, as itís time to plan ahead if you want to check out one of the seasonís biggest rivalries. Two of the best teams with two of the best quarterbacks meet this November, as the Denver Broncos visit the New England Patriots on November 2.

Weíll assume that both teams will be having strong seasons heading into week nine, so the outcome could certainly have potential to affect how things go heading into the postseason. Not to mention the competition and rivalry between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

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Check Out Nike's Private Jet Concept for Traveling Sports Teams

September 9, 2014 at 1:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Imagine a West Coast basketball team heading to New York for a game. They are boarding a chartered flight. Today there is a lot riding on this gameóanticipating fans, big money; multimillion-dollar contracts are at stake. Now, imagine your favorite center at 7-plus feet folding himself into the classic airplane seat, airplane noise, dehydrating air, standard airplane meals.

This is the scenario which inspired Nike to team up with Seattle-based design firm Teague to conceptualize a private jet specially for professional sports teams. Of course that's all it is right now—a concept—but the basics and beyond are there to turn a plane like the 787 Dreamliner into the ultimate home team machine.

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Kick Off Fall Football Travel During the NFL Kickoff in Seattle

September 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Are you ready for some football? The season kickoff this Thursday over in Seattle, and the Seahawks are busy preparing for this perk, which comes as part of the reward for winning last seasonís Super Bowl.

Itís not just football this week, as thereís a city-wide celebration surrounding the start of the season. The NFL will host concerts, something they call the "NFL Gameday Village," and plenty of family activities in advance of the seasonís very first game.

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How to Attend the US Open Like You've Been Going for Years

August 28, 2014 at 5:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

New York City is hot and hopping, all thanks to the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships from August 25 - September 8. On a good day, some 60,000 ticketed spectators will file through the gates to watch the likes of Serena and Venus Williams, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and more battle it out in what is the final of four Grand Slam tournaments in the year, following the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

The games go down in Queens, a quick subway train ride east from Manhattan and within spitting distance of LaGuardia Airport. The venue, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, contains 17 courts, all of which are active and open to spectators during the tournament.

The get the most out of the experience, have a look at the tips we're sharing from years of attending:

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What Tom Hanks is Up To Down in the Greek Islands

Where: Greece
August 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson can't get enough of the this summer's biggest celebrity outdoor trend - stand-up paddleboarding.

Taylor Swift, The Kardashians, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, and Vanessa Hudgens are just a few of the celebs who have been spotted jumping on their boards recently.

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Training Camp Travel: Watch the Arizona Cardinals Get Set in the Desert

August 14, 2014 at 9:14 AM | by | Comments (0)

Are you ready for some football?! Thereís still a few months before the first official kickoff, but that doesnít mean that there isnít time for a sneak peek. Training camps are set to do their thing later this month, so if youíve always wanted to check out the scrimmages and practices nowís the time to start planning:

The Arizona Cardinals were right on the doorstep of the NFL playoffs last year, but they failed to make the postseason for the fourth season in a row. Thatís okay in our minds, because itís a brand new year with brand new possibilities. The team has been hard at work for the last few weeks, and everyone from Larry Fitzgerald to Carson Palmer is ready for 2014.

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Training Camp Travel: Buffalo Bills Get Down to Business in Upstate New York

August 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Are you ready for some football?! Thereís still a few months before the first official kickoff, but that doesnít mean that there isnít time for a sneak peek. Training camps are set to do their thing later this month, so if youíve always wanted to check out the scrimmages and practices nowís the time to start planning:

Itís year two for Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel, and he and the team are looking to improve on the past few losing seasons and give a little more for the fans to cheer about. Outside of the playing field thereís all kinds of news and rumors regarding the sale of the team, and one interested party even includes singeróand rock staróJon Bon Jovi. So thereís that storyline as well. However, first and foremost is training camp and thatís well underway.

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