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  • Sweating Moose Balls
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    Creative Writing: The Legend of Sweating Moose-Balls long time ago, there was nobody on the land except for one Indian tribe: TheCranchids. Then, the white man moved in, burning down their huts, killing all of the men, and taking the women to be slaves. They left all of the children alone, to survive on their own. One of the children was named Sweating Moose-Balls. His father was the chief of the tribe, and the greatest warrior that ever lived. His name was Dancing Prairie Chicken. Now that the ...
  • Importance Of Spin On A Golf Ball
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    As anyone who has played a round of golf will attest to, the sport is based around many fundamental principals of physics. These basic laws are involved with every aspect of the game from how a player swings the club to how the ball moves through the air on its way toward the pin. It is the challenge that physics presents to the golfer that has allowed the game, and equipment used, to develop so drastically over the past one hundred years. The first golf balls used were called featheries. They w...
  • 8 Balls Answers
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    One of the worst rumors ever created is that an 8-ball has to be shaken in order to reveal an answer. Too many times I have had friends walk into my room, shake the 8-ball, and flip it for an answer. Then when they see that the water is all bubbly and the answer cannot be seen, what do they do... they shake it some more! I have found myself shouting at my friends over and over again, No! Dont shake the 8-ball! For the love of God, just put it down! Well, over the past few years, with all of the ...
  • Keep Your Eyes On The Ball
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    KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE BALL Although the games of baseball and fastpitch softball are quite different, watching a baseball game can improve your softball skills. This particular tip deals with a mechanic in hitting that is mandatory to be successful. It is a simple fundamental, but one that must be consistently communicated in coaching fastpitch: Keep your eyes on the ball. If you have ever seen still photos of a baseball player hitting a homerun, perhaps in the newspaper, a baseball magazine or ...
  • Line Out Ground The Ball In Goal
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    The Object of the Game is that two teams of fifteen players each, observing fair play according to the Laws and a sporting spirit, should by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball score as many points as possible, the team scoring the greater number of points to be the winner of the match. The Laws of the Game are complete and contain all that is necessary to enable the game to be played correctly and fairly. Nevertheless, in a complex game where so many diverse situations can arise, ...
  • Ball Bearings With Different Masses
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    SC 1: Investigating Terminal Velocity Introduction When an object falls through a fluid it accelerates until it reaches its terminal velocity. At this speed the forces acting on it are balanced. My task is to investigate the factors that affect the terminal velocity of a falling object. Key Factors Mass of ball bearing Viscosity / density of the fluid Surface area of ball bearing Texture of the balls surface Temperature I am going to investigate how mass affects the terminal velocity. Prediction...
  • Tighter Strings Tennis Balls
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    Its Not Rocket Science, Its Racket Science Remember warm Sunday afternoons when everyone loaded into the car with the intention of spending some family time together For me, being one of eight children, it was all too familiar. The entire trip was nothing but fighting over what we were going to get, and who got to pick the cereal. Once we got to the popular cereal isle my brothers, sisters, and I were in constant battle deciding between Cocoa Puffs and Trix. What did we end up with though Kaboom...
  • Game Like Basketball
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    History of Basketball Who is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball? His name is Dr. James Naismith, he was born in 1861 in Almonte, Ontario. Most people wonder were a young man would think of a game like basketball. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a 'duck' off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naism...
  • Basketball And The Fast Break
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    Fast Break The most exciting play in basketball is the fast break. This poem outlines every detail of the fast break and does a great job using the words to create a fantastic visual for the reader. The title of the poem, "Fast Break", is actually what the whole poem is describing. The visual that is created is one of the reasons this poem is so appealing. My love for the game of basketball, more specifically at the collegiate level is another reason why this poem catches my attention. The autho...
  • Way The Ball
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    In the bottom of the seventh inning, as the score is tied with two outs, you hear the bat meet the ball with a crackling sound. Sending the ball flying through the night air, deep into the outfield. This may be the moment you " ve been waiting for, or maybe the one you " ve always dreaded. The preparations and thoughts that go through your head will determine if it's another out or a game costing error. As you stand with your hands on your knees, watching the swing of the batter before you, you ...
  • My Forearm Pass Assessment
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    The proper technique for a forearm pass is to be in the ready position, which is with arms at 90 degrees from your body. You bend at the waist with your shoulders forward and hips are back. Keep a 90 degree angle between arms and your upper body. Your legs should also be bent. My forearm pass wasn't as good as the one in the video. My arms were not straight. I needed them at a forty five degree angle. My thumbs together and down were really good. The video had a good follow through for good accu...
  • Similar To A Curve Ball
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    The most important part of being a good pitcher is throwing strikes. With out that you will not be able to get hitters out and you will walk everyone. To throw strikes you have to have a good wind up and delivery. After you have your fastball mastered you can begin to throw different pitches such as a curveball, change up, or slider. The first thing that you have to do in your wind up is to step back with your right foot behind the rubber. Second you have to swing you right foot up and balance o...
  • Lucille Ball Lucille Ball
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    Lucille Ball Lucille Ball has made significant and positive contributions to the country with her comedy. Many consider her America's best female actress. Kathleen Brady, in fact, says, 'Lucille Ball is one of the greatest performing artists America has produced' (ix). Throughout her career, Ball has not only been a comedienne, but also a superb businesswoman, an excellent role model, and has won numerous awards. Lucille Ball's major contribution has been as a comedienne. Not only was she the st...
  • Jump Shot
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    Basketball is one of the most watched and played sport across the nation. The offense in basketball includes lay-ups, dunks, free throws, and jump shots. The jump shot is one of the most common shot. With the jump shot one doesn't have to be stationary and open. He or she can score on the move, and in traffic, by jumping and extending the shot over the defender. Gripping the ball and proper footwork are important for one to succeed with the jump shot. When receiving the ball, catch the ball in t...
  • Balls Into The Boat
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    Can One Raise A Sunken Vessel With Ping-Pong Balls? Being assigned an I-Search paper, I was to acquire a question that was appealing to me, and that I did. It all started after mindless searches via the internet and some procrastination, to which I found myself to be in front of the television. While I knew I should be looking for a suitable question, I still sat there watching on. I happened to be flipping through the channels when a commercial for the Mythbusters brought about the question if ...
  • Xfl Season Jose
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    You secure your helmet and jog out onto the field. You plant your foot in front of where the ball will be held for you, knowing any tiny mistake could cost your team the game and the $100,000 bonus. You take three steps back and one to the left. The ball holder signals the snap. You begin to move toward the ball as the holder grabs the ball and spins the laces away from your foot. You feel the ball thud against your foot, the ball seems to float in the air as it travels to the goal posts. The ba...
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    Through the miracle of technology today, young Henry David Thoreau (seventeen years old) has been brought forward in time to present day. Henry David Thoreau has come to present day with three possessions that reflect his personality, character and concerns. For his personality he carries a piece of steel. He carries this piece of steel because for a period of time he lived in the woods. He moved into the woods, "to live deliberately, to front only the essential factors of life". So that when it...
  • Tutorial On The Green Side Bunker Shot
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    So you " ve found yourself in a green side bunker and haven't the slightest clue on how to get out of your little beach. Let's start with the equipment. The basic 56 or 60 degree sand wedge will do. You " ll need to locate the bunker rake to clean up after yourself when you " ve successfully landed the ball on the green. Don't worry about your dress for now, that will come in time when you " ve learned to play golf. First, look at how you got yourself into the bunker in the first place and remem...
  • Their Own Ball Lightning
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    Jamie and Will are set into the mountains of Colorado to investigate a bizarre tornado touchdown that did not produce precipitation. While they are in the mountains, they fine an area of forest that is being clear-cut by a secret government organization and used to launch rockets. Apparently, this government organization is sending up rockets to pull down lightning to create their own deadly weather. When Jamie and Will experiment this hypothesis by sending up their own rocket, dozens or balls o...
  • Getting The Ball Over The Net
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    SCIENCE OF MOTOR LEARNING 2 Identifying and Measuring Target Behaviours Indicative of Positive Near Transfer. 1. Description of skill The skill I have chosen to look at is the underarm serve in the game of volleyball. Goal of the movement The main goal of the server is to consistently serve the ball into the opponent's court as often as possible. Also being accurate and hitting with varied amounts of power are important in a good volleyball serve. Basic action required There are three main actio...

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