Monday, 30 July 2012

Give Sports Fans Some Credit - Sports Credit Cards

It seems that there are credit cards for nearly every interest. Those who travel frequently can gain travel benefits by using special credit cards affiliated with hotel chains and airlines. Those who are interested in charitable causes can use charity credit cards to make donations to their favorite charity every time they make a purchase. Sports fans also have their own unique sports credit cards that let them redeem points from purchases for game tickets, autographs, and sports based memorabilia.

Baseball fans are in luck. There are currently sports credit cards affiliated with every team in Major League Baseball (MLB). Those who use baseball affiliated sports credit cards earn points every time that they make a purchase using their sports credit cards. These points can be redeemed for benefits that are of great interest to baseball fans. Some of the possible redemption awards include game tickets, autographed baseballs, special baseball team gear and athletic wear, and other benefits.

Of course, the benefits of sports credit cards are not just available to baseball enthusiasts. Fans of teams in the National Football League (NFL) also have their own line of sports credit cards. There are both team based and league wide sports credit cards affiliated with the NFL. Team based sports credit cards let users redeem their points for items affiliated with the particular team.

League wide sports credit cards are more flexible in that they allow users to redeem their rewards for a wider range of events. The downside to league wide sports credit cards is that the increased redemption flexibility comes with the loss of team specific awards that are only available to holders of sports credit cards affiliated with certain teams.

College athletics events are more popular than professional athletics in many parts of the country. There are also sports credit cards that are associated with most major National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) affiliated teams. These sports credit cards are often issue by local banks as opposed to the sports credit cards offered by professional sporting leagues, which are typically offered by national lending organizations.

College affiliated sports credit cards often have perks and benefits similar to those available from professional sports credit cards, but they also often allow account holders to make a donation to the college with each purchase. In this way, collegiate sports credit cards include features of both sports credit cards as well as charity credit cards.

By: → Morgan Hamilton

Monday, 23 July 2012

Sports Injuries & Low Back Pain: How To Eliminate Back Pain Fast & Start Playing Sports Again

About 80 per cent of the world's residents suffer from lower back pain at one time or another. And unlike popular belief an athletic lifestyle offers no warranty against the problem. Improper weight training or sporting activities technically actually increases the load on one's back and may cause pain. In fact, lower back pain is a common ailment among weight lifters, runners, cyclists, and other athletes. And until now no one has been exactly sure what sports-minded people should do to alleviate - or prevent - the complaint.

Take Paul Hart for example. He’s been suffering with low back pain every day of his life since he injured his lower back during a soccer game when he was14 years old. A growth spurt led to muscle tendon imbalances with tight hamstring muscles, tight low back muscles, and weak abdominal muscles.

Paul’s now 42 and it still feels like someone keeps stabbing him with a knife. He feels it all over and around his spine. The pain even radiates to his legs. Sitting or standing for long periods of time makes his back hurt more. And this pain intensifies as his day goes on.

In order to feel some pain relief, he has visited everyone from physiotherapists to chiropractors. Yet, there was still no pain relief in sight. Here’s why?

Why Your Doctor’s Traditional Treatment Options May Not be the Best Treatment for Your Herniated Discs & Low Back Pain

When it comes to treating herniated discs, there are traditional treatments such as ice/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications and even surgery. While these may deliver some relief, it will usually be temporary.

The major problem with these traditional treatments is that they only address the symptoms of a herniated disc. They do not address the actual cause of the problem. For example, even if you were to have invasive surgery and get some pain relief, the fact is the root cause that caused the disc to become herniated in the first place is still there.


Because, our bodies adapt and change to our environment. This adaptation over time will cause muscle imbalances. Those imbalances will cause postural dysfunctions. If the dysfunctions are not addressed, they will continue to place uneven pressure and strain on the discs. Sooner or later you will likely have another problem with that disc, or others.

Reduce Sports Injury Induced Low Back Pain and Herniated Discs by Identifying the Underlying Causes of Your Problem.

To reduce sports injury related low back pain and herniated discs you must identify the underlying cause of your problem. Unfortunately, most doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists don’t spend time or focus on identifying the hidden causes or physical dysfunctions that are responsible for the condition. So most injured athletes jump from one useless traditional treatment to the next and suffer with continuous herniated disc flare-ups for months or years unnecessarily.

3 Steps to Reducing Back Pain Fast So You Can Start Playing Sports Again:

1. Understanding muscle imbalances: The solution to a pain-free back during and after pregnancy is based on a better understanding of muscle imbalances and how your body works. You must understand what muscle imbalances are, how they are created and how they cause low back pain.

2. Know your habits, patterns, postures and positions: You must identify your muscle imbalances and understand how they are causing you pain. Assess how you sit, stand, walk lift, bend or otherwise put your body through hell every day.

3. Get the RIGHT Help: Find a qualified Manual Physical Therapist who is trained to assess postural dysfunction. Demand that they create both a short term and a long-term plan of recovery for you filled with the right combination of corrective exercises, stretches and treatments

Understanding back pain and taking action are two totally different animals. But, if you want to reduce back pain and start playing sports again, then you must educate your self and take action everyday. It is never too late to start a program of recovery on your own or with help from an expert.

By: → Dr. Robert Duvall

Monday, 16 July 2012

Sports Betting Affiliate: Benefiting From The Success Of Online Sports Betting Webites

Gambling has always been a popular pursuit, from the introduction of money as a method of measuring wealth, greed and the sense of thrill has driven millions of people to risk ruin. Today gambling has become a way of life for millions of people worldwide. A large contributing factor in the modern explosion of gambling can be attributed to the introduction of the interactive realm of the Internet. The new online generation was able to access gambling sites and games for the first time ever at any time and from almost any place. Every aspect of the gaming industry has grown many folds since the inception of online gambling. Casinos have become commonplace and are in themselves a hugely lucrative industry. The world of poker playing has been given a major face-lift, with online games rejuvenating and popularising the game to a whole new audience. But one of the largest success stories of the Internet gaming boom has come in the form of sports betting.

Betting on popular sports such as soccer, football, baseball, hockey and horse racing have always been popular with people in countries where the sports are most popular. But with the introduction of the Internet sports betting people from all corners of the world were finally given the ability to bet on almost every major sporting event, no matter how seemingly obscure the location or sport. Everything that can be assigned odds can be gambled on, therefore the popularity and diversity of the gamblers has become so widespread that inevitably there was an explosion.

Like all large businesses small outlets of possibility have emerged from the online sports betting boom. The range of opportunity and relative value is staggering especially by traditional standards. One of the most creative subsidiary industries to have been born out of the Internet boom, is that of affiliate marketing. It is a simple advertising plan that allows the distribution of wealth to be spread from the large sports betting companies all the way down to standard Internet users. It is also an industry that maintains competition within the sector and helps companies grow into larger businesses. It works as a sort of reward scheme for websites that host the sports betting sites advertisements. When a player joins via an affiliate site, identified by a unique URL, the affiliate then shares a percentage of said players lifetime money generated for the site. Therefore with the affiliate amply rewarded for their part in generating new customs, it becomes their duty to continue bringing in more and more new customers. It is through this success and reward strategy that the affiliate program has become such a successfully and profitable marketing strategy for so many industries, including that of online sports betting.

By: → Blake Stevenson

Monday, 9 July 2012

Visiting Major Sports Team Websites: Shopping For Products With Sports Team Logos In Cyberspace

One of the hottest selling line of products in this day and age is the line of products that feature sports team logos. In the 21st century, an ever growing number of men and women have taken to following different sports and sporting teams. As a result, the demand for products that bear different sporting team logos has intensified in recent years. Perhaps you are a sports fan who is on the market for products -- including clothing items -- that carry with them the logos of different sports team. On the other hand, perhaps you are looking for such products to give as gifts to an ardent sports fan in your own life.

In any case, if you are in the market for products that carry sporting team logos, you should take the time to visit the websites operated by those teams whose products and logos you are seeking. In this day and age, every major sports team -- and many individual sports figures -- now maintain Internet websites. At many of these websites, a store is included through which a person can make the purchase of a wide range of different products that bear the logos of different teams.

In some instances, it is true to say that the costs associated with products being sold at these sites can be higher than what can be found at some other venues. However, with that said, these sites run by different sporting teams do conduct regular sales of their products. Thus, if you plan ahead a bit, you will be able to take advantage of these sales and price reductions.

Secondly, there is another important benefit to shopping at these websites operated by specific sporting teams. Oftentimes, these websites offer products for sale that can only be purchased from these venues. In other words, there are products with logos available for sale at these team websites that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Therefore, you would be well served stopping by these sites because you will have the ability to purchase truly unique products that you simply will not be able to find anywhere else.

In the end, there are many benefits to visiting websites run by different sporting teams when you are in the market for different products that come complete with a sports team logo.

By: → Jena Luthovski

Monday, 2 July 2012

Vestin Sports - Is it a Good Sports Picking Service?

The system I am going to be looking at today is called Vestin Sports. Well when I say system I actually mean sports picking service. The reason I picked this one out of all the sports picking services out there is because of their first month special offer of just under $10, with every month after costing just under $50. This signifies to me that they are confident I will enjoy their system so let's see!

This review was a continuous review, meaning I added to it over the course of a week and then finally submitted at the end.

First Impressions

They seem to go a bit over the top with their live simulator stating that massive profits have been gained. However I wont hold this against them. It might be true you never know!

As for the rest of the site, there is the testimonials that appear on near enough every site these days. The page itself is not of the same long winded sales pages as most online systems/picking services which I like.

Now to sign up, to sign up you have to agree that you have $500 to be able to bet on sports with, which I thought was rather odd but I have so onwards and upwards. Oh ye just in case you didn't realise I am actually signing up to the site as I am typing this!

So payment is simple enough and then through to account creation, upon account creation you are given their '3 rules':

RULE #1. Follow our system exactly!

RULE #2. Don't skip or miss any bets!

RULE #3. Understand the risks of compounding profits

I am in!

I must say the system they have is pretty sweet, its not just a simple they tell you the picks and you bet on them. You tell them what your bankroll is and they tell you how much to bet on the picks they make. You then select if you have made the bet or not and when the game comes in they automatically update your bankroll! Not bad.

Also before I forget they claim to provide picks on all major sports events but mainly on NFL, NBA, MLB and college versions of the same sports!

But what we really want to know is whether or not Vestin Sports makes the correct picks so...

Picks Week One Results

I'm now a week into my Sports Betting career with this system and so far I am loving it. I opted to play with $500 and my bankroll is currently sitting on $722.54, which is not bad.

They have so far given me 12 picks of which 10 have come through which is a terrific return. So at the moment I would have to give them a whopping 5 stars however I will keep this running week by week for a month to see how it pans out for the whole month.

If you are interested in following me on this then head on over to Vestin Sports and set up an account and then check out my blog.


To conclude with I am going to say I am very pleased with the system provided by Vestin Sports and I will say it is the number one system I have tested to date, so I recommend everyone head on over there while it is still cheap. I have decided to expand on this post and give Vestin Sports their own category on my blg so if you are interested in checking my performance or you wish to talk further with me about them then why not follow me over at

By: → Mike Jacobsen