1. The Great Green Casino: Golf's Greatest Betting Games

    Gambling and golf go together like nachos and salsa. That’s to say they get along real well. A little golf wager can add some paprika to your putts, szechwan to your swing ...

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  2. Testosterone Gets a Bad Rap: Dispelling the Myths About This Haughty Hormone

    The word testosterone rolls off the tongue as if it were smelly like a hunk of provolone. Maybe because it is associated with sweaty, pungent, raw maleness—a chi-chi perfumer would call it l'eau d'homme...

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  3. Connecting On the Course: Why Golf Reigns Supreme in the Corporate Arena

    Rolling out the green carpet to show appreciation for employees, woo clients, hobnob with industry colleagues and raise funds for charities is a time-honored corporate tradition...

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  4. Red Turf, Blue Balls, Pink Balls And Other Disturbing Sports Color Choices

    Okay, it's not exactly a trend yet but now there are two teams with freaky-deeky red turf football fields. Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas are the latest to join the, "And you will know us by our raging red turf" crowd...

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  5. Golf and Celebrity Soul Mates: Playing Pro-Am Matchmaker

    At their glittery heart, pro-ams are all about supporting a worthy charity and scoping out the stars. But the celebrity golfers want to have a great time, too...

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  6. Fantasy Golf Meets Personal Equity: Stock Picks for PGA Pros

    1. Phil Mickelson Lefty is probably the gutsiest player on tour, constantly betting on bucking the odds and unleashing brazen shots—golf equivalents of football’s Hail Mary pass...

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  7. The Link Between Your Golf Game and Your Investing Style

    Pro golfers never haphazardly take a swing at the ball without taking into account the risk-reward inherent in every shot. They devise a tactical plan to conquer each hole...

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  8. Mike Weir is Leading The U.S. Open. What's the deal with this Canuck?

    This story of mine first ran in the May/June '09 issue of Good Life in the City Tin Cup Anniversary In 1999, on a drizzly Sunday at Northview in Surrey B.C...

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  9. Mark Henry Talking Wrestling Smack: Classic Q&A Part 2

    If you missed Part 1 here it is. Now here's the second half of my conversation with wrestling superstar Mark Henry: You've lifted a Humvee in competition, what other exotic feats of strength ...

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  10. Mark Henry Talking Wresting Smack: Classic Q&A Part 1

    This massive Texan man-mountain tips the scale at 380 pounds, wears Shaq-size shoes, and hoovers 5000 calories a day. Mark Henry has rocked the worlds of powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and the WWE...

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  11. Maria Stepanova Classic Q&A

    Standing 6'8" and weighing in at 181 pounds of muscle, center Maria Stepanova is one powerful force on the hardwood. No right-minded competitor wants to be caught on the receiving end of a patented Stepanova stuff...

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  12. Chris Shivers: A Classic Interview with the Pro Bull Riding Legend

    Who are the millennial cowboys? They drive pickups, not herds, they get buzzed on Jim Beam and they ride 1300 lb. bulls with names like Locomotive Breath, Hurts So Good, and Freak on a Leash...

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  13. Emanuel Yarbrough: The Sumo of All Fears, a Classic Interview

    Hog-tie Mike Tyson and clone him twice and you still won't have the heft and tsunami power of New Jersey sumo legend Emanuel Yarbrough, whose 6'7" frame supports 770 pounds of pure juggernaut...

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  14. Five Ways To Turn Your Gal into a NASCAR Fiend

    1. Tell her NASCAR is an acronym for the "Nice Ass Saucy Cowboys Association of Racers." 2. Work the exclamations “Boogity, boogity, boogity!” and “Dang!” into your bedroom banter...

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  15. Grunt Music: An Analysis of Tennis Screams and Battle Shrieks

    Hockey has that crunching sound when a player is nailed against the boards, motorsports has the roar of screaming engines, and Women's tennis has its grunt music...

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  16. Phil Pritchard Spills: Talking Stanley with the Cup's Keeper

    As curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Phil Pritchard has plenty of artifacts to fuss over, but taking care of Canada’s Holy Grail is his main responsibility...

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  17. Confessions of a Man on the Run: The Scoop on Running Clubs

    Whether you’re running to sweat off a few pounds, prepping for a marathon, or just jonesing for a fit way to meet active and attractive people, running clubs might be right up your alley...

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  18. Tee Time, Any Time, All the Time: The Story behind the First 24/7 Sports Concept

    Tee time, any time, all the time. As sweet a notion this is to legions of certified golf-a-holics craving a midnight fairway fix, in the pre-digital cable days of the mid-90s, just the idea of ...

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  19. I Dream of Daytona

    Even if you don't know a stock car from a k-car, you've heard of the Daytona 500, a.k.a "The Great American Race"—the biggest motorsports event of the year...

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  20. When Athletes Check the Mic (The Classics Edition)

    Cassius Clay released I am the Greatest on Columbia records in 1963. Billed as a comedy album, the record features the future Muhammad Ali rumbling his way through bluster heavy proto-rap, poetic verses, fight music, standup monologues and even Ben E...

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  21. Recalling Dwyane Wade's Wild Breakout

    I wrote this piece a few years back when Dwyane Wade's first converse shoe came out. I remember one of the print ads for his first kicks had the appropo tagline "Fall Seven Times, Stand up Eight...

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  22. When Sportscasters Fall in Love

    At a mutual friend’s wedding in 2004, TSN’s Jennifer Hedger and Sportsnet’s Sean McCormick found their playful eyes locked in an epic game of “No, you blink first...

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  23. Is Canada Still A Bronze Medal Nation?

    "And Jacques Jock finishes a respectable eighth place … a valiant effort and Jock's time is a new personal best. He's got to be pleased about this!" a CBC sportscaster exclaims. We hear this time and time again during the Olympics...

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  24. 'We Gave It Our All': The Top Post-Game Interview Sports Clichés

    This story first ran in 2 Magazine. I sifted through thousands of hours of post-game locker-room tape to bring you 11 of the top clichés used by athletes...

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  25. Fairway Foxes: The LPGA's Most Sweltering Swingers

    Since joining the LPGA in 2005, Paula Creamer established herself as one of the cream of the crop. She finished in the top ten on eleven occasions, won a pair of tourneys, played an integral ...

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