Willis Reed

Position: Center
Willis Reed was the New York Knicks’ most popular player when the team won the NBA championships in 1970 and 1973. He was New York’s working-class hero, a brawler who led with quiet determination, soft left-handed jump shots, and an occasional forearm shiver. In his first seven seasons, he paced the Knicks in scoring five times and in rebounding six.
In 1970, he became the first player ever named MVP of the regular season, the All-Star Game, and the NBA Finals in the same season. Born June 25, 1942, in rural Hico, Louisiana, Reed began playing basketball as a 6’2″ eighth-grader. After enjoying great success in high school, he went to nearby Grambling College, an all-black school famous for its football teams.
Reed averaged 18.7 points and 15.2 rebounds in four seasons and made Little All-America three times. Ignored in the first round of the 1964 draft, Reed launched his professional career with a flourish, winning the Rookie of the Year Award. In his second season, the Knicks acquired center Walt Bellamy, pushing the 6’10”, 240-pound Reed to forward, where he stayed three seasons.
In the 1969-1970 season, with Reed back at center and contributing 21.7 points and 13.9 rebounds a game, the Knicks won 60 games and sped through the Eastern Conference playoffs, beating the Baltimore Bullets (Reed had 36 points and 36 rebounds in the last game) and the Milwaukee Bucks.
In the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Reed suffered a thigh injury and the Knicks lost Game 6 by 22 points. But Reed, his body loaded with mepivacaine and cortisone, returned gallantly for Game 7 to score two quick baskets, igniting a runaway Knicks victory. Reed never regained full use of his damaged knees. He endured the 1970-1971 season by taking cortisone injections, then played only 11 games in 1971-1972 after undergoing surgery.
His last hurrah was in the 1973 playoffs, when he neutralized the Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain and won his second Finals MVP Award. Reed retired in 1974 and later coached the Knicks, Creighton University, and the New Jersey Nets. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1981.

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The Normal Resting Heart Rate for a Healthy 15-Year-Old Female

Normal resting heart rates, or “pulses,” for people over 10 years old are between 60 and 100 beats per minute, although very well trained athletes may have resting heart rates as low as 40 beats per minute. As many different factors may affect your heart rate, you should not worry about occasional variations, but if your heart rate is consistently above or below this range, you should consult your physician.
You should measure your resting heart rate when you have been resting for at least 10 minutes; just before you get out of bed in the morning is ideal. The most convenient places on your body to measure your heart rate are at the wrist and neck. To locate the pulse point on your wrist, hold the index and middle finger of one hand together and gently slide them over the area on the inside of the opposite wrist below your thumb until you locate your pulse. On your neck, locate the pulse in the hollow beside your Adam’s apple. Using a timer that displays seconds, count the number of beats for a full minute for the most accurate result.
Your body size and fitness level affect your heart rate, as do normal individual variations. Other factors that may vary from day to day can also affect resting heart rate, including activity level (for example, having just completed a marathon or triathlon), medications, air temperature, body position and even your emotional state. If you want a reliable estimate of your resting heart rate, you should measure it a few times over the course of a week or two to compensate for minor situational variations.
Your maximum heart rate is either approximated based on your age or measured by a maximal exercise test. To calculate your approximate maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. The approximate maximum heart rate for a 15-year-old would be 220 minus 15, or 205.
Your target heart rate for exercise is calculated as a percentage of your maximum heart rate. For moderate exercise, aim for 50 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate, which for a 15-year-old would be 102 to 143 beats per minute, and for vigorous exercise, 70 to 85 percent, which would be 143 to 174 beats per minute. Before starting an exercise program, consult your health care provider.

The Bundesliga 24

you should talk about dortmund, but for weeks about dortmund constantly the same written, always the same written by the bank the same is written the same the same the same, so much the same, that it was actually the same might be. so varied that dortmund game is an uninspired are the questions it raises.
well, dortmund’s master, and all want to see why. however, much more puzzling, why the other after the gladbacher, descend, because they will be.
if it is with a cipher, the igor de camargo. or else, it just doesn’t add up. igor, that are helping shape the scheibenwelt novels that arise with and those scars, an award. de camargo, this is a wohlklingender alias, the composer and sculptor wore, the aura of the essential swept. that is not, of course, but i hope so anschlussfähig.
igor de camargo, on the other hand, is always so unangeschlossen front in the area, had the gladbacher a communists in the defense would send tanks forward. you can see already that de camargo what can that he is with the ball to know that he who is, and ideas. but hold on: almost always wrong. and then when he makes the decisive goal against frankfurt, he gets against st. pauli the vital red card.
it’s a cipher, no explanation, for a coherent explanation for gladbachs decline doesn’t occur to me. there are, of course, the injured, the many errors, there is the pitch, borussias most loyal fan. there’s this indecision, the gladbacher in crucial situations in crucial games in the day, there’s a goalkeeper, sometimes flattrig like a dream catcher works, and there is a defensive midfield, the maximum every second match wins. and that was only reluctantly.
why borussia dortmund is so successful, i know i don’t have to explain again, thank you very much. but what this intact, compact gladbacher team a year ago happened, i really like that again.
– it’s an oscar.

in englishman in berlin: what you think if you from ipswich in east berlin, the mills aufgschrieben. only because of the eingangskalauers i ketchup cried:
it was the dog of times. we travelled to the far, far east of the old east berlin, to a magical place, a forest kingdom under the spell of barbeque.
well, this sentence with the intact team heard i go more often and keep it quite simply wrong. look at the tables of the last two seasons, there is gladbachs gegentorkonto with 62 and 60 gates to beech. this is a very critical value, the responsible but apparently was no reason in the defensive play to invest or to adjust. the only good man is dante, this season but also often more than unhappy and penalty is felt on a bun causes. he is practically a victim under the wrong orientation the defensive or the poor quality of the hintermannschaft. two years ago, saved you with incredible happiness on the last day, last season erspielte one run and a youth on their own conditions, so that the very moderate rematch, the class to keep their own weaknesses and hide. at the beginning of this season has been from the gladbacher of uefa cup ’bout, inspired by the 6: 3 in leverkusen. apparently, dazzled the own goals on (as always) across many neighbours from dortmund. what followed was a coach in the regular clapping and looked everywhere for the mistake, but not for himself. the 4: 0 in the derby against cologne is a sticking point: like an oasis in the midst of honored more defeats is this game and was the team about their deficits across. instead, it is better to defeat with these great victories as a true indicator of strength. this has frontzeck responsibility and his bosom buddy max „rautenpollunder “eberl encouraged him. why he was frontzeck holte, remains a mystery. the man so nice he also trained interwievs appears before aachen and bielefeld in the second league. now there’s first-team, but much too late still really rumzureißen. for the time is at 59. !! gegentoren and that is happy when you consider how many gates alone wolfsburg with less luck would have been able to achieve this weekend.
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Deacon Jones

David “Deacon” Jones was an obscure 14th-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1961. Flamboyant by nature, he dubbed himself Deacon “because nobody would ever remember a player named David Jones.”
“Deacon” wouldn’t be the only nickname Jones would invent. He also coined the term “sack,” now used to describe the tackling of a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage — something Deacon did extremely well and often during his 14-year career with the Rams (1961-71), San Diego Chargers (1972-73), and Washington Redskins (1974).
In 1967, for instance, Rams quarterbacks were sacked 25 times all year, but Deacon by himself dropped opposing quarterbacks 26 times.
An all-conference tackle at South Carolina State in 1958, Jones (born 1938) did not play football in 1959 and transferred to Mississippi Vocational in 1960.
Rams scouts, reviewing film of a defensive back prospect from the Mississippi school, noticed this “huge guy” (6’5″, 260 pounds) catch a tackle-eligible pass and outrun the defensive back. It was Deacon. The scouts rejected the defensive back and instead drafted Jones. A raw but talented rookie, Deacon was converted to defensive end in training camp.
For 10 seasons (1962-71), Jones and teammate Merlin Olsen combined to give the Rams a devastatingly effective left side for its famous “Fearsome Foursome” defensive front. “You can’t believe Deacon’s quickness and speed, even when you’re playing next to him,” said Olsen.
According to Deacon, however, his patented “head slap” was his biggest personal influence on the game. The technique, since ruled illegal, allowed a pass rusher to smash an opposing lineman on the side of his helmet. “You haven’t lived until you’ve had your bell rung by Deacon a few times,” groaned Hall of Fame tackle Ron Mix.
Considered by many the best defensive end ever, Deacon was twice named the NFL’s outstanding defensive player, selected to play in eight Pro Bowls, named All-NFL or All-NFC six times, and elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

How to Teach Football to Children

Explaining football and teaching the game to children appears to be a daunting task. There are rules, positions and game strategies to consider. However, if you take the time to break it down slowly and the children you are teaching are interested in learning about the game, it will be much easier for the youngsters to pick up. Start off with the basics and show them a few fundamentals to help make learning the game enjoyable.
Explain that there are 11 players on each team. The team with the ball is trying to score, and that unit is called the offense. The opposing team is trying to stop the offense, and that group is called the defense.
Tell your students that the offense tries to advance the ball by running or passing the ball. The quarterback passes the football, the running backs run with it and the receivers catch passes. The offensive linemen provide the blocking that gives the other players the time and opportunity to make plays.
Explain that the defense tries to tackle the player with the football. In addition to tackling the offensive players, the defense tries to intercept passes and force fumbles. The defensive linemen try to keep the blockers from protecting the quarterback and opening holes for the running game. The linebackers tackle the running backs. The defensive backs try to bat down passes, intercept the ball or tackle receivers.
Teach players that the offense needs to gain 10 yards per possession to retain the ball by earning a first down. If the offense does not gain 10 yards, the opponent gains possession.
Explain to youngsters that professional games consist of four 15-minute quarters and so do college games. High-school games usually consist of four 12-minute quarters. If the games are tied at the end of four quarters, overtime is played.
Explain that the offense wants to move the ball all the way down the field and put the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. A touchdown is worth 6 points. After the touchdown is scored, a team attempts a point after touchdown by kicking the ball through the goalposts. A team can score 2 points after the touchdown by running or passing the ball into the end zone. The extra-point attempts are attempted from the 3-yard line.
Tell youngsters that a team can kick a field goal worth 3 points if it does not get the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. A field goal is successful when the ball is placed on the ground and kicked through the uprights.
Tell the children that a team can score 2 points and record a safety if the opponent gets tackled with the ball in the endzone.
Show the youngsters how to pass the football. You must put your fingers on the laces and then step and throw the ball to the receiver.
Demonstrate how to catch the ball with your hands. A receiver needs to put his hands out in front of his body and catch the ball and then bring the ball into his body. A receiver cannot let the ball hit his chest and then try to catch the ball.
Show a young person how to make a tackle. It’s important that a youngster drives his shoulder into his opponent’s midsection and then wrap his arms around the ball carrier and drive him to the ground. The most important thing is never to lead with your helmet when tackling. Players can suffer devastating head and neck injuries when leading with their helmet and this must be avoided at all levels of the game. While serious injuries at the youth level are uncommon according to a study performed by the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery, players can learn the proper way to tackle as youngsters and have a much better chance of avoiding major injuries later on.
Watch a football game on television with your youngster and point out what the quarterback is doing, how the offensive line is blocking and how the defense is attempting to stop the offense. Watching a high-school or college game is exciting, but it is much easier to teach the game when watching it on television. Record the game so you can go over the big plays and key moments.

A Sprinter’s Diet

Sprinters are a prime example of how important nutrition is for performance. To compete at the highest level, they need their nutrition to be on point so they have enough energy to stick to a demanding training schedule, yet they don’t eat so much they gain body fat, which can affect performance. Even if you’re not competing at the top level and just sprinting for your school, as part of an athletics team or for fun, you can make tweaks to your diet to optimize your performance on the track.
Calories are one of the most important aspects for sprinters to consider, but they can be a bit of a conundrum. Training sessions are rigorous, so you need plenty of calories for energy. However, body weight is also a concern — you need to have a low body fat level while still maintaining muscle mass to generate power. During the off-season, increase your calorie intake to the point where your weight is stable week after week and you’re eating enough so you feel energized for training and recover well after sessions. Sprinters often have to lose body weight in the lead up to a competition, according to the Australian Institute of Sport. Cut your calorie intake as competition approaches.
Sprinters should prioritize protein, notes “Men’s Fitness,” averaging around 1 gram per pound of body weight each day, or 60 percent of your total calorie intake. Focus on lean protein sources such as chicken breast and fish. Sprinter Allyson Felix, winner of three gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games also recommends having a protein-based drink after training sessions to help you recover.
Unlike longer running events, sprinters don’t need a lot of carbohydrates. “Men’s Fitness” advises getting most of your carbs from fruits and vegetables, sticking to dark-colored ones when possible. These include spinach, kale, broccoli, leeks, cabbage and all types of berries. You might find having a small portion of starchier carbohydrate, such as sweet potato, whole-grain bread or oatmeal before a race of training session gives you an energy boost, however, so time the majority of your carbohydrates around training and competitions.
Staying strict with your diet is important, but you don’t have to be 100 percent strict, 100 percent of the time. World record 100 and 200 meter holder Usain Bolt is known to bend the rules when it comes to dieting, claiming to eat fried chicken and fast food before races. Bolt does concede, however, that most of the time, he follows a healthy plan, consisting of meat, fish, rice, bananas, yams and traditional Jamaican dishes. U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin adds that the older you get, the more you have to watch what you eat if you don’t want to pile on the pounds and slow down.

Questionnaire on the Effects of TV Violence on Children

Television cartoons aimed at children often contain violent acts. Other shows, such as the ¡°Law and Order¡± franchise and other police shows, contain depictions of graphic violence. Television violence pervades much programming available to families, who are trying to limit their children’s exposure to both television and violent content.
Today¡¯s children view an average of 200,000 acts of violence by their 18th birthday, reports Kids Health. This includes violent acts carried out by actors in ¡°good guy¡± roles, which can confuse young children. Parents who let their children know which shows are off-limits are on the right track in controlling what shows are allowed in their home; when their children visit a friend and watch TV at the friend¡¯s house, a different set of rules may be applied.
Children are exposed to television images from a very young age. Kids Health points out that two-thirds of toddlers and children under age six watch an average of two hours of television every day. Children and teenagers watch even more, clocking an average of four hours daily in front of the television, on top of nearly two additional hours playing video games and non-study-related computer time.
Children and teens that were exposed to the images of the World Trade Centers¡¯ collapse and the attack on the Pentagon reacted with fear because they were unable to understand that the attacks were limited to New York City and Washington, D.C. Dr. Charlotte Reznick, educational psychologist and associate clinical professor at UCLA, advises that ¡°preschool and elementary children¡± be restricted from viewing anything depicting that day ¡°because it becomes real to everyone and then it¡¯s too hard to handle.¡±
Parents are able to control the television shows their children watch. Technology, such as the V-chip, enables families to block shows with violent content. TV sets with screens larger than 13 inches are manufactured with internal V-chips; set-top boxes are available for hookup to TVs made before 2000. In addition, parents can take advantage of the ratings provided in television listings and guides: TV-Y, suitable for all children; TV-Y7, suitable for all children over 7 years of age; TV-Y7-FV, contains fantasy violence that may be more intense than in shows rated TV-Y7; TV-G, suitable for a general viewing audience; TV-PG, parental guidance recommended; TV-14, parents are strongly cautioned that this programming is suitable only for children over 14; TV-MA, intended only for mature audiences and unsuitable for children under 17.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has published a position paper on this subject, saying that television depictions of violence contribute to aggression, desensitization and trauma and victimization in young viewers. Even Saturday morning cartoons contain acts of violence–20 to 25 per hour, reports the AAFP.
The AAFP states that violent episodes coupled with humor, weapons and attractive actors can increase real-life aggression while episodes of violence coupled with humor, as well as depictions of graphic violence, are likely to instill fear and a feeling of victimization in viewers.