See The Harlem Globetrotters In Winston Salem & Greensboro!

Win 1 of 2 Harlem Globetrotters Family 4 Packs!Eat Play Rock

I am on my way very soon to see the Harlem Globetrotters again and you can join me! Get your tickets and round up the family and head out to see the Harlem Globetrotters LIVE at either Winston Salem or Greensboro in March. And be sure to try your hand at WINNING some tickets below! TWO lucky Eat Play Rock readers will win a family 4 pack of Harlem Globetrotters tickets, one 4 pack each will be given away to the shows on 3/23 at LJVM Coliseum in Winston Salem and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro on 3/24. Be sure to enter on either 1 or BOTH of the rafflecopters below. Then be sure to hop over to Cheap Is The New Classy for ANOTHER chance to win! Good luck! [Read more…]

Owen Wilson Serves As Daytona 500 Grand Marshall + Cars 3 Extended Look #Cars3

Owen Wilson Serves As Daytona 500 Grand Marshall + Cars 3 Extended Look #Cars3

This past weekend, Owen Wilson (the voice of “Lightning McQueen”) served as the Grand Marshall for the 59th annual Daytona 500. We are sharing some of the pictures of the event with you today as well as an extended look video of the new movie, Cars 3, which will hit theaters this summer on June 16th!

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Why The Bengals Just Might Be My New Favorite Team

Cincinnati Bengals Resign Devon Still To Help Cancer-Stricken Daughter

I was browsing around on YouTube tonight and I came across one of the coolest videos I have ever seen. I will admit, I don’t know much about football {the hubs is the football expert in this house} but I just had to write about this. If you have not heard of Devon Still, he was a player for the Cincinnati Bengals who was cut from his contract a few days ago, but then he was resigned almost immediately so that he could have health insurance for his very sick little girl.
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Help Julie Chu And Citi Provide Free Hockey To Kids #sponsored @CitiEveryStep #everystep

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Citi is partnering with 9 athletes, including Julie Chu, to help communities, Paraolympians and Olympians in need. #sponsored #everystep

U.S. Olympian Julie Chu is teaming up with The USA Hockey Foundation’s Try Hockey for Free Days to help fund free equipment so that kids across the country can experience the excitement of playing hockey for the very first time.
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7 Of The Greatest Moments In NASCAR History

7 Of The Greatest Moments In NASCAR History

With the start of the NASCAR season just around the corner, I thought I would take a look at seven of the best moments in NASCAR history, just to get us in the auto racing mood.
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Super Bowl XLVIII Preview And Predictions #SB48

Super Bowl XLVIII Preview ~

Super Bowl XLVIII will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. We now know who the two participating teams will be in this year’s championship game of American football. In this post I will review each team and how they got to this game and give you my prediction as to who I think will win.
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Top 10 Athletes Who Had It All And Threw It Away: #8 Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding Mug Shot

Tonya Harding had a promising career ahead of her as a member of the 1994 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team. She won the U.S. Figure Skating Championship in 1991 and placed second in the World Championships. But, in January of 1994, just months before the Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway, Harding linked herself with infamy. During a practice session just prior to the 1994 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Championships, Harding’s Olympic teammate, Nancy Kerrigan, was viciously attacked, her knee badly bruised by an assailant with a baton. As a result, Kerrigan would withdraw from the competition, leaving the door open for Harding, who won the competition. Days later, however, the attackers were captured and they implicated both Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gilooly in the assault.
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NFL Playoffs Conference Championships Predictions

NFL Playoffs Conference Championships Predictions

We have reached the 2013 NFL Playoffs Conference Championships. It’s down to four teams- two from the NFC and two from the AFC- who will battle it out for the rights to go to Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey two weeks from Sunday. Here’s a look at the two NFL Playoffs Conference Championships games and how the teams involved got to this point, along with my predictions. Coincidentally, I am 7-1 in my predictions thus far this post season.
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What Sports Fans Need To Know Before Cutting The Cord

Cord Cutting Sports Fans: What You Need To Know Before Cutting The Cord

If you are a sports fan like I am, the last thing you want to hear is that you can’t watch your favorite team in action. Well, that’s the dilemma that I face weekly during football season when I cannot watch my beloved Carolina Panthers play. Why? Several months back we cut the cord and dropped our television provider to save money. I will be honest, the monthly bill for dish or cable (we have had both) was just ridiculously expensive and I did not feel the need to pay that anymore and my family and I are not alone in this thought. Cord cutting is becoming increasingly popular as more and more internet based streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video continue to grow.

So, What About Watching The Games With An Antenna?

However, for cord cutting sports fans, this creates a problem. Without a television provider, how do we watch our games? Sure, you could get a rooftop antenna and pick up your local stations, that might work. But, in my case, I live in an area where my local Fox affiliate is unattainable, even with a rooftop antenna. The tower is just too far away. True NFL fans know that Fox holds the rights to broadcast all Sunday games that involve NFC teams playing against one another and NFC teams playing at an AFC team’s home. Well guess what? The Carolina Panthers are an NFC team, which means that 90-95% of their games will be broadcast on Fox.

Cord Cutting Sports Fans Can Stream All The Games Online, Right?

Now, you ask, what about streaming the games online? Here’s the real kicker. CBS, which carries the AFC teams and AFC teams playing at an NFC team’s home, has decided to stream their games online, including all the playoff games that they carry. NBC, which carries the Sunday Night Football games during the regular season and two of the playoff games, also streams their games. Fox, on the other hand, has decided to be stingy and not stream their games, unless you have a subscription from a very limited list of cable providers, none of which are offered in our area. How uncool is that? C’mon, Fox! Get with it! Just add some advertising, stream the games, and make some extra cash off of us cord cutting sports fans like the rest of the networks!

What About Game Rewind?

The NFL Network does offer a streaming service called Game Rewind, which streams the game thirty minutes after its over, but that is after the game is OVER and someone has already called me and told me what happened. That would be like watching a movie after already knowing the ending. It just ruins everything.

Live Sports and the Plight of the Cord Cutting Sports Fan

Tell Me “It’s Just A Game,” One More Time…

I know that a lot of you will say “It’s just a game” or “You can watch all the other games, can’t you be happy with that?” None of the other games involve my favorite team, therefore I don’t give a hoot about them, and the next person that tells me it is just a game just might get to eat my fist. Tasty. I have been a football fan ever since I was able to crawl, and giving it up would be like giving up your favorite food or drink. I would be miserable. I know I helped make the decision to cut the cord, but I am going through football withdrawal right about now, and I would like some suggestions as to how to watch the games, legally, and at the time of their broadcast, without paying for television service. Can anyone help a cord cutting sports fan out?

Any Suggestions On How To Legally Stream Live Football For The Cord Cutting Sports Fans Out There?

2013 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Predictions #NFLPlayoffs

NFL Playoffs Divisional Round

The 2013 NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Playoffs round. We are down to eight teams and here is a preview of the four games this weekend and how we got to this point.
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