Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuberville - Makes enemies in Big 12

Nothing like showing up as a new coach in the Big 12 conference and making enemies. This is what Tommy Tuberville did as he approached the idea that he said that the Big 12 was not going to be very good this year.

This is not the best thing to do when you are the new kid on the block.  But it is ok when the new kid on the block has the experience that Tuberville has.   It is somewhat like General McChrystal telling the truth.  The difference is that Tuberville will not lose his job over his comments as long as he wins.

My thoughts for now.

News of the day

The 2-year-old son of former NFL QB Randall Cunningham died on Tuesday after a woman found the child floating in a backyard hot tub.
Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the death appeared to be an accident.
Cunningham was not home at the time of Christian Cunningham's death, the paper said, but was en route back to Las Vegas.
The former NFL QB is a pastor in Las Vegas. He played in the NFL for 16 season from 1985-2001.
-- Sean Leahy

Want a Cheapseat - Anywhere?

What if you were wanting to set some kind of record and attend a massive amount of music events, sports events or about any type of event that could be thought of all across America in a short time.  This would be difficult if you were limited to just finding the tickets and the events in a place such as Arkansas where I live.

But what if you had a place that you could immediately find tickets such as Alpine Valley Tickets
 which would allow you to find great tickets to events in Wisconsin.  You could then grab your jet plane and head over to a great sports event in California by having HONDA CENTER TICKETS to a great ball game and then hang around their for a quick music concert.

What next you ask.  Well, take just a short hop and make it a little further inland and make it to a great ball game by having DODGER STADIUM TICKETS.  You get the idea.  By getting on line to buy your tickets at you can get your tickets to any event and get there and complete your dream challenge of making the record of seeing more in a short time than anyone.

My thoughts for now

Arkansas - Football - Baseball - Basketball - Hogs

Arkansas Razorback Hogs continue to get accolades in the press. This is obvious in both Football and Baseball.

In Football Ryan Mallet continues to get noticed. He is stated as being one of the top pre-season quarterbacks in the nation. He is touted as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He is on the cover of many regional and some national sports magazines and tabloids.

Arkansas Baseball was really good this year taking it a long ways towards the World Series only to come up short to a national power Arizona. However, they just had two named to some all America team with Zack Cox and that other good kid coming up with good reviews.

As far as basketball, all of the news is can we have a better season than we had last year. If not John Pelphrey is probably gone.

My thoughts for now.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Myrtle Beach Golf and a Place to Stay!

It is vacation time and Myrtle Beach is looking like a good place to go.  If I do not spend much time at the beach you can bet that I am going to spend more time at the golf course.   

Yes, I will be  looking for a place to play golf in Myrtle Beach and I have  found this site that lets you book your tee times and accommodations at the same time.   How can you beat that.  Two for one is always good.  What is that site you ask, especially if you are a big golfer also.  Well, the site is  and you can literally find great lodging and great golf all from the same web site.  

This is where I always ask myself the question, where can I get anything that is better than a round of golf at any of the great Myrtle Beach golf courses.   The next great thing is the ease and simplicity at which you can find Myrtle Beach golf packages by just going to one website.  Yes, I believe that I now have the knowledge and the right website so that I can immediately get hotel accommodations and golf outings in only a few minutes by knowing the best website available for this exact situation.

So whether it is golf or just relaxing you now know how to get the best reservations in a hurry and to play the golf that you want.  It is ok.

My thoughts for now.

Fireworks, Free Music and Fishing: July in Arkansas

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Hi Arkansas,
It’s the middle of summer in Arkansas and things are hopping. Everything from Independence Day celebrations to a world championship takes place. Outdoor events such as concerts, a canoe marathon, lake tours, bird and butterfly watching, wakeboarding, cardboard boat races, and outstanding fishing make July an exciting month to be in Arkansas.

Start the month off with a bang – literally – with Fourth of July festivities in Little Rock. Bountiful Arkansas showcases locally grown produce at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute near Morrilton. Construction skills are tested at the annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs while canoeing is the focus in Pocahontas. Enjoy Ding Dong Days at Dumas.  Lots of free music is featured in El Dorado’s Summer Concert Series.
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Summer is perfect for outdoor activities. Purple Martin Watch Lake Tours are offered at Lake Ouachita State Park. Bull Shoals Lake hosts the Brostock 2010 Wakeboarding Competition. An Adventure Overnight Camp, Hooray Herps! Weekend, and Ruby Throats & Silver Bands are three Pinnacle Mountain State Park events this month. Petit Jean State Park’s Seven Hollows Trail near Morrilton provides a great opportunity for butterfly watching. One of the country's top triathlons takes place at Village Creek State Park. The beautiful night skies over Davidsonville Historic State Park are perfect for star gazing.

Warmer weather means hot fishing in Arkansas.  Introduce your kids to fishing at the Junior Fishing Derby at Cane Creek. The icy waters of the famed Little Red River are a trout anglers dream. Great places to fish are found in some surprising locations in central Arkansas. Numerous spots in the Arkansas River Valley are bass havens. Lake Ouachita lands the 2011 Forest L. Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.

Make plans  to hear country music star Joe Nichols in concert on July 7.  The Rogers native is helping raise fund for the East End community hit hard by a May tornado.

A new motorcycling event just for women takes place in Fayetteville this month.

An Evening with Clint Black
- July 2, 2010
East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
Forrest City, AR

66th Annual Homecoming Picnic
- July 3, 2010
Wynn Park
Corning, AR

Sparks in the Park
- July 3, 2010
Four States Fair Grounds
Texarkana, AR

83rd Annual 4th of July Homecoming and Picnic
- July 3, 2010
Picnic Grounds
Piggott, AR

Homespun Day
- July 10, 2010

Scott, AR

9th Annual Bordertown Bash BBQ Competition
- July 16 - 17, 2010
Fort Smith Park
Fort Smith, AR

13th Annual Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
- July 16, 2010
City Parks and Auditorium
Eureka Springs, AR

6th Annual Spa-Rib Cook-Off
- July 24, 2010
500 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR

27th Annual Grape Festival
- July 30 - 31, 2010
Altus City Park
Altus, AR

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Island Festival

Games, contests and activities for the entire family are on the agenda for Island Festival at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck on July 4. A scavenger hunt and an underwater treasure hunt are on the schedule as is a fireworks display over the lake at night.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Phone: 501-865-5851

CSI Camp: Murder in the Oil Field

Love searching for clues and solving mysteries? July 12-16 at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover hosts CSI Camp: Murder in the Oil Field. For a week at the museum, day campers will conduct their own CSI (crime scene investigation). In the dramatization, a body has been found in the oil fields of south Arkansas. What happened and who was this person? Campers will work with the tools used by real experts to solve this mystery. Space is limited and reservations required.

Phone: 870-725-2877

Ding Dong Days in Dumas!

Dumas is the place to be on July 22-25 as the town hosts the 31st annual Ding Dong Days. The festival features activities for kids of all ages, including games, arts and crafts, live music, face painting and a pancake breakfast. Don’t miss the Ding Dong eating contests that offer categories for kids and adults.

Downtown, Dumas
Phone: 870-382-5447

Triple the Fun!

For the first time, Davidsonville Historic State Park, Lake Charles State Park and Powhatan Historic State Park are teaming up together for a four-day three-park day camp in Pocahontas and Powhatan. Youngsters aged eight to 12 are invited to attend the Tri-Park Day Camp on July 14-17 and spend time exploring each park, learning about local and regional history, canoeing and camping. The campers will also test the skills they learned on an overnight camping trip at one of the parks. Reservations are required by July 1.

7953 Highway 166 South, Pocahontas
Phone: 870-892-4708

Splash Away the Summer Heat

Beat the July temperatures by heading to one of Central Arkansas’s water play areas. The original of the bunch is Willow Springs Water Park, which has been around since 1928. It features a sandy bottomed lake which is chemically treated for purity. Attractions include a 400-foot water slide, a large kiddie pool, two log rollers and water trampolines, water basketball, thether ball and volleyball, plus many more water activities. Lifeguards are on duty and lifejackets are available. You can have a picnic or eat at the Upper Deck Café. Great for group gatherings, parties and family get-togethers. The park is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon til 8 p.m. on Sunday.

903 Willow Springs Road, Little Rock
Phone: 501-888-4148

Over in North Little Rock, Wild River Country lays claim to being Arkansas’s largest water park. Rides such as The Cyclone, Vertigo, Pipeline, Sidewinder and the Accelerator await visitors. The Vortex, White and Black Lighting, Lazy River, River Rapids and Wave Pool are others. All of the mentioned attractions are good for all age-groups. There’s enough to keep you busy for a whole day. A snack bar, gift shop and two special birthday party packages are available

Interstate 40 & Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock
Phone: 501-753-8600

The Park at West End

In Fort Smith, The Park at West End, an old-fashioned amusement park, is located downtown adjacent to the Arkansas River bridge. The Ferris wheel is a restored late-1930s model that was once displayed at the 1935 San Diego World’s Fair. It is an original from the Eli Bridge Company. While George Washington Gale Ferris designed the first Ferris wheel, the Eli Bridge Company developed a practical and portable wheel.

Another main feature is a hand-painted carousel from Treviso, Italy. A 1957 Pullman dining car serves as a diner, and a 1963 British Leyland provides standard amusement park concessions. A Penny Arcade or retro games adds to the nostalgia, as does the tunes playing on the park’s calliope circus wagon.

Second Street and Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith
Phone: 479-784-2368

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