What Do Athletes Do When They Are Not Playing

Do they nap? Do they play video games? Do they relax? Well….yes they do all of these things and more. Recently Gatorade showcased what the top athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB do when they are done with a hard day’s work. Check out the videos below of Cam Newton, Paul George and Bryce Harper in action….well maybe not too much action!

How March Madness Gave Me Have Real Strength

This past weekend I got to check something off my bucket list. I was able to watch my Tar Heels play in the NCAA March Madness tournament. I was there with unbelievable seats watching my favorite college team take on the Providence Friars.

It was all thanks to Dove Men+Care. They gave me two tickets to this past Saturday’s games in Raleigh, North Carolina. Not only did I watch UNC take on Providence and win, but I also was able to see Virginia take on Butler.

Besides checking out the game I was able to get to know one of my neighbors a bit more. I recently moved from New Jersey to North Carolina. I would say hello to my neighbors and make some small talk. Yet a few of my neighbors and I bonded over sports. When I got the tickets from Dove Men+Care I knew that one of my neighbors would appreciate the other ticket.

He was psyched that I asked him. While we were taking in the madness he and I were talking about everything from hoops to family to our old college days. He went to NC State and I went to UNH. Even though the schools are miles apart we still shared some very similar stories from back in the day.

Dove Men+Care is all about finding new and positive ways that men can show real strength. For me it was the ability to share a passion for sports that helped me to bond with my neighbor. I really appreciate the way Dove Men+Care looks to encourage men to display all types of real strength. It will be a weekend that I will never forget thanks to Dove Men+Care.

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“A real hero is not the player that hits the game winning shot, it’s the guy that has your back when you miss it.”

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Please note: Dove Men+Care gave me tickets to some of the March Madness games, but my thoughts are my own.

Jordan Brand Athletes Reflect On The Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr

Over the past 33 years, since its inauguration in 1983, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has distinguished itself as among the most meaningful days of the pro basketball season – and this year is no exception: 20 teams, many of them including Jordan Brand athletes, will take the court. In honor of the occasion, a number of the players reflect upon the significance of the day and the man it commemorates.

Victor Oladipo

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that,” is one of my favorites Dr. King quotes. Dr. King is a hero of mine and it is truly an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to play for the league on MLK Day.”

Jared Sullinger

“It’s such a blessing to be able to play a game on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Sometimes we are so focused on getting here — playing in the league — that we forget how we got here and [why we] had this opportunity in the first place. It’s really special. Blessed.”

Otto Porter Jr.

“It means a lot to play in the MLK Day game — being able to come together as equals and play the game that I love! Dr. King was courageous, a role model and gave so much hope to the people.”

Kemba Walker

“It’s motivating and refreshing to play in a diverse league, with different faces, races and ethnicities. It is a direct reflection of the goals and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I’m happy to play with all of my brothers on his day.”

Andre Drummond

“The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. I’m happy to share in the positive energy the league spreads on this day, appreciating his efforts and playing with friends of different backgrounds, collectively.”

LEGO Teams Up With ESPN For A Different Take On The College Football Playoff

The good folks over at LEGO and ESPN are teaming up to “build” even more excitement for this season’s College Football Playoff. They have made some cool college football models that are tiny and also life-sized built using LEGO bricks

There are even some awesome videos about the four semifinal teams and the LEGO models that have been built to celebrate the playoff season. There are mini-models that you can build to decorate your New Year’s Eve game viewing party and also a chance to win the LEGO version of the National Championship as well as a trophy signed by the ESPN College GameDay crew. For more info go to