10 Ways the World Changed Since the Lockout Began

10 Ways the World Changed Since the Lockout Began

1) Casey Anthony was in jail for allegedly murdering her two-year-old daughter; Plaxico Burress was serving a two-year sentence for shooting himself in the leg – now they’re both free. Seems fair.

2) Rupert Murdoch stood powerfully atop News of the World; that is before the now infamous phone hacking scandal began and his world crumbled beneath his feet.
3) Lakers Forward Ron Artest was still known to the world as Ron Artest – not Metta World Peace.

4) Steelers Linebacker James Harrison was known more for his rule-changing, career-ending hits than his notorious Men’s Journal interview in which he called out his own quarterback as the reason for their Super Bowl loss, as well as, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, aka “the devil.”

5) Major political concern centered around the fear of a government shutdown, while now we fear the debt-ceiling, it all seems pretty reminiscent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory if you ask me…

6) Anthony Weiner represented the 9th district in the state of New York, now he just represents the biggest “Don’t” on Twitter.

7) Charlie Sheen was “winning” in his own mind, having just set the Guiness Book’s record for “Fastest Time to Reach One Million Followers on Twitter,” now he’s… where is he now?

8) Peyton Manning was the most elite quarterback in the NFL, now it looks as though he may not even play?

9) Kate Middleton was just another hot commoner in England, now she is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – royalty only made her hotter.

10) In a surprise ceremony, twice-accused (and acquitted) sexual predator, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tied the knot – apparently two wrongs do make a right?

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Big Plays and Runways

My faithful followers, I feel as though it is my duty to bring you up to date with the latest and greatest in the sports world. I do, however, need to be realistic with my expectations as far as my posts go. Recently, as you know, I have been working at Maxim Magazine as a fashion intern (although I am getting unbelievable opportunities in the sports world – Hello, Rickie Fowler!) Anyway, the blog I have been keeping chronicaling my time at Maxim is a tumblr blog. I also run a sports and fashion blog, Big Plays and Runways, on tumblr as well. When this blog was started as a school requirement, I was so completely dedicated to its success, however,  I’d hate to have you all coming to check this blog and letting you down. With that being said, BP&R has become my go-to location to post the latest sports news. I know tumblr is far different than WordPress, but I hope you’ll all follow me there as well. BP&R was my first blog, and it amazes me how much it’s grown, how much I’ve posted, and how much fantastic feedback I’ve received. I hope to still post here and to come back to my consistent postings once I am back at school in the fall. Being that I will be a senior (ew!) I’ll have plenty of time to keep my blogs up to the second with all the most exciting news. Thank you all for your dedication, feedback, and support, and I’ll see you on tumblr!

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Lebron Admits Not Trying His Hardest

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Lockout has Far-Reaching Impact Among the Jets

After months of negotiations and questions, a judge finally ruled in favor of the NFLPA, temporarily listing the lockout and allowing players to finally return to work.

Effective Tuesday morning, players league wide received emails and text messages encouraging their return to work for the first time this offseason. When the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA expired at 11:59 P.M. on March 3rd, it sparked months of debate, legal mediation, and questions as to whether a deal would ever be made and if the 2011 season would be played.

For the Jets, team headquarters lie in Florham Park, N.J., New York Jets guard and the team’s assistant player representative, Brandon Moore along with five of his teammates arrived Tuesday in hopes of getting back to work.

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New York, New York

It is with a great heartache that I swallow my pride and applaud my New York Knicks on a great season and their first trip back to the playoffs in seven years. While the Knicks’ season is ending due to the stand up job by the Celtics (sweeping the series, as much as I hate to say it,) there is so much for New York fans to be celebrating. Fans in Madison Square Garden gave the Orange and Blue a standing ovation as they left the court for the last time this season, and deservedly so.

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Julie Robenhymer Proves that Hard Hits Can be a Woman’s Tale

It is more often than not that adults talk about the negatives of their job, the overbearing bosses, the long hours, the tedious assignments, but wouldn’t it be quite refreshing to hear the opposite? After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, Julie Robenhymer is able to say just that.

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Moss to the Jets? Sounds like a huge MESS

Reports have begun to come out that the New York Jets have begun to consider signing WR Randy Moss in an effort to stop the fourteen-year veteran from returning to his most well known role on the New England Patriots. Vic Carucci, NFL.com senior columnist, speculates that the Jets may be in jeopardy of losing some key free agents (including WRs Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, and Brad Smith) and that the addition of Moss may be just the right ingredient in not only helping the team but also hurting their biggest rival.

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