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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Comment 1-
Firefighters more like fire watchers by Darcy Hahn
Posted 10/06/10
Firefighters

The firefighters did their job. I am sure it was not easy to sit there and watch the house burn down. The firemen were not allowed to save his house. It was law that Gene would have to pay $75 a year and he did not want to pay it. Obviously, it is sad to see someone’s house to burn down but at the same time. It is the law. I agree with the firemen.

Comment 2-
Is Mike Vicks’s image restored?? by Michael shewmaker’s
9/17/10
Vick

I agree with you 100%. Michael Vick’s image is becoming better and better everyday. Ever since Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion, and Vick became the starter the city of Philadelphia has embraced Vick. If you look around the Eagles stadium you will see signs that read “Vick-Tory”, and I truly believe that Michael Vick is on his way to becoming as much of a dynamic player as he was before, if not more dynamic. His great PR plan has resurrected his image among animal lovers, and he is back onto the road to stardom..

Comment 3-
Segway Owner Dies on his Own Machine by Darcy Hahn
9/30/10
Segway

Yes, this is very ironic, and it does make you wonder how he can own the machine but not know how to properly operate it. Plus, why he was riding around on a mountain by himself is very odd.

Comment 4-
Heat or Hype by Mike Martinez
10/6/10
“So there are reports circulating around the interwebs that Miami Heat tickets are selling for $900 a piece. Are you freakin’ kidding me? Don’t get me wrong, sure they’re talented and sure they have a lot of potential to maybe even win a championship. The fact remains though, hype doesn’t win championships. It may sell tickets, and I’m sure Pat Riley and the rest of the Heat brass love that fact, but Dwayne, LeBron, and Chris have a lot to prove before I start crowning them Lords of the NBA. Mark it on your calendars folks: December 25. That’s when the Heat take on the Lakers. That will be the benchmark game that proves or dispels all the hype, media attention, and expectations for this talented but unproven team of mega stars. ”

You can look it that way. But if you look at the Yankees in baseball, it is the same way. I heard rumors that some seats in the ballpark were going as high as $2,300. I think that is a little ridiculous but some people that have the money, or passion for the sport will pay these high rates for just one game.

Comment 5-
Eight Social Media Trends for 2011 by Gini Dietrich (spin sucks)
10/18/10
Spin Sucks

Obviously when you talk about technology, many think of cell phones and computers. People wonder, what can be next? What can top the Iphone or newest computers. I totally agree with websites such as facebook are going to start to charge fees to be a confirmed member. The more group buyers you have in companies, the better the technology will become.

Comment 6
A Crucial Catch: The NFL’s Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer- By Hannah Buehler
10/9/10
Football

The NFL has decided to wear pink for the Breast Cancer awareness month. Like Hannah, I love sports and like to watch football as well as watch my home football team lose every week. I think it is a great idea and PR that the NFL, many celebrities and idols are supporting breast cancer. This is a class act due to the many of cancer patients. This is not only amazing for breast cancer but as well as other cancers.

Comment 7
I Phone The New Pacifier? by John Burner
10/31/10
http://joberne.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/i-phone-the-new-pacifier/#comment-9
This is an awesome article. I think it explains what Apple has done to the society. In all reality the Iphone has started a new trend. It has created and in my mind developed an idea that prevents laziness. The Iphone has everything as stated above. It has become a reliability. Apple has made large sum of money because people have relied on the phone. Once a new phone came out with new features it is obviously for people to want the new idem. This has created a problem for a spoiled culture.

Comment 8
Apple’s Itunes Secret Revealed- Hannah Beulher
11/16/10
http://hanb531.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/apples-itunes-secret-revealed/#comment-17
I agree with you Hannah. Every time I open up Itunes, I see the Beatles on the front page. The write up of how the Beatles are going to change the life of the Itune users. Apple does a great job supporting the Beatles but what about the other “famous” bands. I do not think Itunes will change any way both for the positive or the negative.

Comment 9
Bushes Throw Out First Pitch- John Berner
11/16/10
http://joberne.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/bushes-throw-out-first-pitch/#comment-11
This is an excellent thing for Major League Baseball. It sums up what exactly a positive father son relationship should have. It was not only good to see them throw together but think about how many times they have been in the same public atmosphere together. I am sure not to many considering how busy they are. But the Bush’s belong there at the game. They have grown up to be huge Rangers fans and even though they lost. They will still support them as they did their whole life.

Comment 10
The Salvation Army
11/18/10- Hannah Buelher

http://hanb531.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/the-season-of-giving-the-salvation-army/#comment-20

This is a great benefit for non-profit organizations. The Salvation Army is standing outside Walgreens and every grocery store collecting money for the organization. The holiday season brightens someones day especially when you donate money to help struggling ones. The Salvation Army does a great job and Hannah does a great job explaining the opportunities it gives people.

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On October 15th, Boston Red Sox owner brought Liverpool FC (English Premier League) soccer team. John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, spent a whopping $476 million for the legendary football team. Henry far most goal is to get the team to the top of the table. Now, Liverpool FC is sitting in 17th place out of 20 teams. Normally, you would find Liverpool in the top 5 but due to money issues with lots of injuries, Liverpool find themselves at the bottom. Henry second goal is to get the fans to come back and support Liverpool. Liverpool as the most supporters out of any English Premier League team ,but the club has been struggling with supporters due to lack of results. The public relations side of this, has to deal with getting the supporters back. They will have to create fan base groups to help recruit the fans back. If Liverpool starts getting results, then the fans with show their faces at the games. The relationships will continue to grow with in the new office of owners and players which will help with success on the field. In public relations, relationships is biggest key to success in my mind, and Liverpool will build the relationships back up. It will come from the public relations side first.

Peyton Manning is the best quarter back in the NFL. He is by far the smartest quarterback in the league, having only one interception through four games this year. He knows when to make a big play, however, he also knows when to be safe and dump it off to the running back. Peyton Manning analyzes every defense for hours and hours before the games. Even when the defense is on the field during the game, Peyton is over their going over plays with his wide receivers and analyzing the secondary.

Peyton Manning is also the greatest quarter back in the league because of his leader and ability to bring people up. Peyton Manning encourages his players if they are having a bad game, and he also keeps players going when they are on a role. Compared to Dan Marino or Joe Montana, I think Peyton Manning is the best quarterback to every play the game.

Earlier today star Wide Receiver Randy Moss was traded by the New England Patriots to his old team, the Minnesota Vikings.  He was traded for merely a 3rd round draft pick, and all signs coming from New England were that Moss wanted to be traded due to disagreements over his contract situation.  Moss spent his first seven seasons as a pro in Minnesota where he had 9,142 yards and 90 touchdowns during his first stint with Minnesota fueling a run to NFC title game appearances following the 1998 and 2000 seasons.  The Vikings eventually got fed up with his attitude and lingering hamstring injury, and sent him to the Oakland Raiders in 2005. Then Moss was traded to the New England Patriots. Now, Minnesota hopes that Moss will retire as a Viking but before his turn for retiring. Moss and Favre are hoping to become Superbowl Champions. The whole reason why Moss is returning to Minnesota is because Favre does not have a star wide-receiver.  After the signing of Moss, Vikings will have a offensive threat. The running of Adrian Peterson will open up Moss with the pass. Then, you will see Peterson able to run with more open holes because Moss will be a threat. We will see how the trade pays off for the Vikings and if they can bring Minnesota its first Superbowl.

After losing the 17 of the first 18 games under Head Coach Steve Spagnulo, the St.Louis Rams are finally starting to find their winning ways. The Rams stayed to the course, and never made excuses even when they were losing. They believed in their head coach and his ways, and the fans are finally starting to see a competitive football team in the city of St.Louis. The Rams can learn from the success of the another team in the city of St.Louis. The Blues stuck to the plan John Davidson, and the fans have seen the transformation of their Hockey team. The Blues went from the cellar of the NHL to becoming and up and coming team full of youth and excitement. This young hockey team put a jolt into the people of St.Louis, and the Rams new found winning ways have this city talking. And you can’t talk about the Rams for too long without mentioning the name of Sam Bradford. The young quarterback has been nothing short of outstanding by living up to his record setting contract, and number one overall draft pick. The Rams physical play has this town excited, and the new attitude found at the Edwards Jones Dome can only keep us hoping for more success to come.

During the Ryder Cup golf tournament, a photographer captured what is said to be the one of the greatest pictures of all time. Tiger hit a terrible shot to say the least. The camera man was standing in front of Tiger, figuring that he was going to hit the ball over him, but yet he smashed the ball of the edge of his club and went directly into the lens, breaking the lens. Tiger knew it was his fault. Tiger just kept on with his round. The pictured captured the ball coming right at the lens but yet Tiger’s reaction. The photo has been photo-shopped by many people and one stand out in the crowd is a man who chewing on a cigar. The article and picture refer him as the “Cigar guy.” The cigar guy has now been made famous. This picture of Tiger Woods has made someone in the Ryder Cup crowd, a random person, famous because he is simply chewing on a cigar. The funny thing is, many blogs, comments, and articles have now been reveled to find out who this “Cigar guy” really is. Is it simply that easy to get recognition all off of Tiger?

From: Chicago Sun Times