26
Nov

Wayne Rooney picks: Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

Wayne Rooney picks: Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney has had a gala time playing in the English Premier League, scoring some phenomenal goals and breaking records with the Red Devils in the English top-flight. During his 13-year stay at Old Trafford, Rooney rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars of that time and one of those was Cristiano Ronaldo. Currently plying his trade at DC United in the Major League Soccer (USA), Rooney dwelled onto the neverending Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate and ended up picking ‘the greatest of all time’.

Ronaldo left Manchester United in 2009 to join Real Madrid in a then record-breaking deal and over the course of 9 years, he established himself as one of the two best players in the world, if not the absolute best, alongside Messi. Winning 4 UEFA Champions League trophies (including a hat-trick of titles from 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18), Ronaldo broke numerous records both domestically and in Europe before moving to Juventus in the summer of 2018.

While the 33-year-old’s attacking prowess still remains an envious trait to many forwards in the world football, only one man has been able to stand neck-to-neck with him and he is none other than the Barcelona superstar Messi.

For Rooney, who himself is the record goalscorer for Manchester United with 253 career goals for the Red Devils, puts the Argentine ahead of the Portuguese as his ‘greatest of all time’. Having had the opportunity to play against Messi in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals, Rooney didn’t shy away from heaping praise on his counterpart admitting that Messi was what separated the two sides in the title-decider.

“In both games (Champions League finals) if we had been against any other team but Barcelona you would have fancied us to win,” said the former Man Utd captain. “In my eyes they are the best team ever and Messi is the best player ever. What he gets to do is incredible. Messi has just got a bit of everything.”

Speaking about his former teammate Ronaldo, Rooney hailed the way he has developed from being a winger during the Manchester United days to becoming a fearsome striker. “Ronaldo has gone from a winger to a striker and a goalscorer. Rather than taking players on all the time, he has gone more one or two touch, getting in the box and scoring goals,” said the Englishman.

Drawing differences between the two modern football superstars, Rooney said that what separates them is the fact that Messi is more versatile and can play different roles while Ronaldo is only a goalscorer.

“Messi a bit of everything – you see him scoring goals from playing probably a deep midfield role at times, and where I’m probably still walking on the pitch he’s scoring. So he is probably the best,” concluded Rooney.

9
Nov

National Finals Rodeo 2018 After Parties & Musical Acts

National Finals Rodeo 2018 Musical Acts

This year’s National Finals Rodeo from December 6-15 will be serving up some of country music’s biggest and smallest acts. There are already 31 musical groups scheduled to perform at different venues all around Las Vegas. We are going to discuss every single one of them so you know which bands are worth seeing and which you should avoid.

Florida Georgia Line – December 5,7,8 & 11 – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Hotel

Florida Georgia Line is one of the biggest names in country music. They are performing for four nights during the Las Vegas NFR so there will be plenty of chances to catch them multiple times if you are a fan.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn – December 5, 7, 8, 12, 14 & 15 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Brooks & Dunn is a country music do that had hit songs in the 1990s. They retired in 2010 but then decided to come back and now they perform in Vegas with Reba McEntire and their show is very highly praised.

Ned LeDoux – December 6 & 7 – Silverton Casino Hotel

Ned is the son of country music singer Chris LeDoux and he sold over six million albums and recorded 36 albums. Ned is trying to make his way in the country music scene and released his first album last year titled, Sagebrush. He should put on a great show!

Jo Dee Messina – December 6 – The Showroom at Golden Nugget

Jo Dee Messina is a huge country music singer, she has six number one singles on the Billboard country music charts. She was the first to have three number one singles on the same album. She will be playing her biggest hit and any country fan will enjoy her show.

Brett Rigby Band – December 6-15 – Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

Brett Rigby is a local Las Vegas talent that performs all over Las Vegas weekly. You can check him out every single night at Sam’s Town Hotel.

Scotty Alexander – December 6 & 7 – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

Scotty Alexander is a relative unknown in the country music scene but he is slowly growing a following. He released a new EP in 2018 and country music fans should be aware of his rising presence.

Aaron Watson – December 6-11 – South Point Showroom

Aaron Watson is great country music veteran, his 2015 album reached number one on the country music charts and his single, Outta Style, was a top ten hit on country radio. He should be an absolute pleasure to watch.

Rodney Carrington – December 6-15 – David Copperfield Theater at the MGM Grand

Rodney Carrington combines music and comedy into his routine. If you are looking to get a good laugh after any night of the rodeo make sure you go and catch his act.

George Strait – December 7 & 8 – T-Mobile Arena

George Strait is an absolute legend of the country music world. He has already solidified his position as one of the greatest country music acts of all time so you do not want to miss this incredible concert.

Tanya Tucker – December 7 – The Showroom at the Golden Nugget

Tanya Tucker had her first country hit at age 13 and she has not lost a step since then. She has a loyal following all over the country and she should put on a great show at the Golde Nugget.

Ron White – December 7, 8, 14 & 15 – Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage

Ron White is a well-known stand up comedian who is best known for being a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. If you are looking for some good laughs then you should certainly check him out one of the nights in Las Vegas.

Chad Prather – December 7 – Treasure Island Theatre

Chad Prather is another stand-up comedian who is relatively new to the comedy scene in general. He went viral in 2015 for his YouTube series called “Unapologetically Southern” which brought him a good amount of fame. Since then he has developed his stand up routine and he will certainly be good for a laugh or ten.

Chris Heers – December 8 & 9 – Silverton Casino Hotel

Chris Jeers is a relative unknown in the country music industry. He should put on a great performance though and you could find yourself becoming a new fan.

John Michael Montgomery – December 8 – Golden Nugget

John Michael Montgomery is one half of Montgomery Gentry which is a huge country music act. He will be performing hits from all of his years in the country music scene and it will be a great show.

Rob Staley Band – December 8 & 9 – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

The Rob Staley Band is an unknown musical act but they mainly play saloons all over the United States. They are trying to make their way in the country music scene and one day they could be playing stadiums.

Charlie Daniels – December 9 – The Showroom at the Golden Nugget

Charlie Daniels is best known for his number one hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” At the age of 81 he still puts on a great show as he has been performing for over 50 years. This is a show that you do not want to miss out on.

Tracy Lawrence – December 10 – The Showroom at the Golden Nugget

Tracy Lawrence has been active in country music since 1991 and has one number one hit song called “Sticks and Stones.” Lawrence is still going at age 50 and many country fans will enjoy his talent at the Showroom.

Reckless Kelly – December 10 – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

Reckless Kelly has been a band since 1996 and they have had trouble finding mainstream success. They had their biggest success with their latest album, “Sunset Motel”, and they could become a huge success if they keep grinding.

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan – December 11 – Golden Nugget

Both of these women are daughters of country music Hall of Famers. They decided to team up and record an album together and now they tour around the country together. These two will have incredible stories about country music and great songs as well.

Dale Watson – December 11 – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

Dale Watson is an American country music outsider. He refuses to try and make mainstream music and wants to remain authentic to his fans and critics. He has become a fan favorite with a lot of fans but he does not have a huge following.

Gregor Ross – December 12 – Silverton Casino Hotel

Gregor Ross is a small time country musician from California. He will be performing one night at the Silverton and he should put on a great performance.

John Prine – December 12 – Westgate International Theater

John Prine is a two-time Grammy-winner that often mixes his music with humor and social commentary. With this he has become a country music icon and continues to play and please in front of huge crowds.

Cody Johnson – December 12-14 – South Point Showroom

Cody Johnson is a country singer from Texas and his last album, “Gotta Be Me”, debuted at number two on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. He is extremely talented and should put on a great show for all country music fans.

Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – December 12 & 13 – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

Chancey Williams is a former saddle bronc rider turned country artist. He has a small country fan following but getting to hear his rodeo stories will make the performance worth it for sure.

Lonestar – December 12 – The Showroom at Golden Nugget

Lonestar is a huge country music group with 9 singles that have reached number one on the Hot Country Songs chart. They will be putting on a great performance at the Golden Nugget and if you are a fan you should certainly check them out.

Colt Ford – December 13 – The Showroom at Golden Nugget

Colt Ford is a former professional golfer turned country rapper. He has a huge cult following that love his style of music and if you are a fan you should check out his performance.

Randy Brown – December 13-15 – Vell Pavilion – Silverton Casino Hotel

Randy Brown is a very talented R&B musician and he had a string of charting songs back in the early 1980s. He still has some fans all around the US and if you are one then you should not miss out on the chance to see him.

Jamey Johnson – December 14 – The Showroom at Golden Nugget

Jamey Johnson is a very talented country singer that did not get into the country scene until the age of 30. He has co-written singles for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, George Strait, James Otto, Joe Nichols and Jessie James Decker. Certainly an artist worth checking out.

Gary Allan – December 14 & 15 – The Joint at Hard Rock

Gary Allan has had 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart so this is a band that you do not want to miss out on.

The Arnie Newman Band – December 14 & 15 – Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que

The Arnie Newman Band is a relatively unknown band from Anaheim, California. They put on a great show. They do not have any of their own music so they will be playing some great covers that all country music fans love.

Sierra Black – December 15 – South Point Showroom

Sierra Black is a Las Vegas native that has a residency in Vegas. She is slowly making a name for herself in country music and she is someone that all country fans should look out for.

Who do you plan to see at the 2018 NFR in Vegas? Let us know in the comments.

31
Jul

Amazon continue streaming Thursday night NFL games in 2018

Amazon continue streaming Thursday night NFL games in 2018

Amazon and the National Football League have once again reached a deal to allow Prime members to stream Thursday Night Football games for the next two seasons. Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube had also expressed interest in carrying the games this year.

Amazon is paying around $50 million for the 10 games it will show next fall, according to a person familiar with the deal. That’s a big increase from the $10 million Twitter paid for last year’s games.

This is the second year Amazon has won a contract with the NFL, reportedly paying $50 million to stream the ten Thursday night games last season, beating out Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. In 2016, Twitter reportedly paid $10 million for the same rights.

Amazon acquired the “Thursday Night Football” global digital rights in 2017, after Twitter had those the year prior. Last year, Prime Video’s live-streaming of NFL “Thursday Night Football” games drew more than 18 million total viewers over the 11 games. Although NFLGames2018Updates.Com find out how you can stream complete NFL season games free or paid.

“Our customers love to stream football,” said Jeff Blackburn, SVP of business development and entertainment at Amazon. “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with the NFL and offer Prime members another two seasons of ‘Thursday Night Football.’”

It’s unclear what benefit streaming the games actually provides for a digital platform. Last year, both Twitter and the NFL said they were pleased with the results of the experiment, but the games didn’t generate a huge audience: They averaged less than 300,000 viewers per minute, while CBS and NBC averaged 15.8 million viewers.

As for the Thursday slate, here’s the entire Amazon streaming schedule.

  • Week 4, Sept. 27: Vikings at Rams, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 5, Oct. 4: Colts at Patriots, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 6, Oct. 11: Eagles at Giants, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 7, Oct. 18: Broncos at Cardinals, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 8, Oct. 25: Dolphins at Texans, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 9, Nov. 1: Raiders at 49ers, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 10, Nov. 8: Panthers at Steelers, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 11, Nov. 15: Packers at Seahawks, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 13, Nov. 29: Saints at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 14, Dec. 6: Jaguars at Titans, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
  • Week 15, Dec. 13: Chargers at Chiefs, 8:20 p.m, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon

This post has been updated to reflect that Amazon confirmed to CNBC that users will be able to watch Thursday Night Football 2018 live stream on Twitch for free.

3
Jun

What is the prize money for winning the Tour de France?

What is the prize money for winning the Tour de France?

Tour de France 2018 prize money: How much will riders and teams earn in cash and WorldTour points? The Tour de France may be one of the toughest endurance events an athlete can take part in, but when it comes to collecting their prize money after three weeks in the saddle riders are reminded of just how tough the sport really is. When Andy Murray won the men’s singles at Wimbledon last summer, he pocketed £2 million for just 15 hours and 52 minutes play, or around £125,000 an hour. By contrast, the winner at this year’s Tour will earn €500,000, or around £438,755, for cycling 3,540 kilometres (2,200 miles) over a gruelling three-week period. When you consider that tradition dictates the winner hands over his earnings to team-mates in recognition of their hard work, you start to understand what winning the iconic yellow jersey really means. The total pot of prize money handed out at this year’s Tour is worth €2,280,950 and while the eventual winner takes the lion’s share, there are plenty of other ways of earning a few extra euros.

Individual general classification prize money at 2018 Tour de France
Final position Prize money (€)
1 500,000
2 200,000
3 100,000
4 70,000
5 50,000
6 23,000
7 11,500
8 7,600
9 4,500
10 3,800
11 3,000
12 2,700
13 2,500
14 2,100
15 2,000
16 1,500
17 1,300
18 1,200
19 1,100
20 – 160 1,000
1
Jun

Silverstone Circuit: Disappointing rather than a thrill

Disappointing rather than a thrill

I visited Silverstone on the 01/07/17 for the Single Seater Thrill British Grand Prix live experience. Upon arrival it was clear as to where to go and the facilities seemed clean and well thought out. The briefing from the chief instructor was clear and entertaining which made me think that the experience out on track would be equally entertaining.

In regards to the actual on track experience it wasn’t made clear until you arrive at the track that you are not actually driving on the main Sivlerstone circuit but rather a test track tucked away at the rear of the circuit. When leaving the pits I found it very disappointing, you start by following a pace car in groups of 3/4 single setters, but because they have 3 groups each following their own pace car you never really get past 30mph for the first 10 minutes of track time and usually a lot less speed.

After 10 minutes the pace car pulls in but because you have 10 race cars driving around a relatively small circuit its difficult to get more than one quick lap in as you are limited to overtaking on the straight.
In summary if you want to race on a real circuit with plenty of space and pace then try Donington Park.

Your Day

  • Welcome reception and introduction to Silverstone
  • Drive workshop tour
  • Race control visit
  • Winners’ podium photo opportunity
  • Guided tour of the Grand Prix circuit**
  • Opportunity to purchase Silverstone official merchandise
27
May

The AELTC are setting up Wimbledon Broadcasting Services

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Wimbledon will take over from the BBC next year as host broadcaster of their own tournament as part of the changing media landscape. The BBC and the All England Club today announced a four-year extension to their broadcast partnership, giving the BBC the domestic rights to broadcast The Championships, Wimbledon up to 2024. That’s mean you can watch Wimbledon 2018 live stream at BBC or BBC iPlayer.

The All England Club are setting up Wimbledon Broadcasting Services (WBS), who will have control of all TV cameras for the first time. This will suit perfectly the private members club, who can now dictate what is shown on screen rather than having to argue occasionally with the Beeb about controversial moments.

As part of the new agreement, the BBC and the AELTC will collaborate on the production of the host broadcast from 2018, with the BBC concentrating on the domestic output, while the AELTC will take responsibility for providing a best-in-class service to its global media partners and continuing the great work done here by the BBC.

The All England Club will be more in tune with worldwide interest in what they broadcast. The BBC will still work closely with them on domestic output, but without their previous power. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has outlined plans to take over from the BBC as the host broadcaster of its own annual Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon.

Starting from the 2018 edition of the competition, Wimbledon Broadcasting Services (WBS) will have full control over the TV cameras and broadcast output worldwide. The BBC will still retain the exclusive live broadcast rights to Wimbledon in the UK while no longer shouldering the burden of the production costs. The BBC will continue to work closely with WBS on their domestic coverage, but final decisions will now lie with representatives from the AELTC who can tailor the content to a global audience.

Paul Davies, the former lead executive producer at the BBC who joined the AELTC in 2015, is expected to head up the new division. The decision follows the example set by Tennis Australia, which brought its own TV production for the Australian Open in-house in 2015, and is reflective of trends across the sport industry with rights holders increasingly looking to take greater control over their own content.

Operating as its own host broadcaster will allow the AELTC to do much more with its growing digital platforms, though live coverage of matches will be limited thanks to existing long-term exclusive broadcasting deals. Currently, through its website and app, Wimbledon offers an augmented reality (AR) experience which allows fans to watch the practice courts, usually closed to public viewing.

The 2017 edition of the Championships, Wimbledon closed on Sunday, with Roger Federer winning a record eighth title in the men’s singles. The previous day, Spanish star and SportsPro most marketable athlete Garbiñe Muguruza claimed her first Wimbledon title, beating Venus Williams in straight sets.

7
Apr

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