Monday, August 3, 2015

Best bowling balls for women

There are many bowling balls out there, and some of them are designed specifically for women. Typically, when looking for the best bowling balls for women, it is important to take several things such as the weight of the ball and how easy it is to handle into consideration. Most women prefer lighter bowling balls compared to the heavier 16 lb ball. Here are some of the best bowling balls I would recommend for any woman looking for the perfect ball.

Brunswick TZone Pink Bliss
This is a glossy polyester ball that is loved by many women. It comes with a cloudy pink finish and is available in other colors as well. It has a hook potential of 25 which makes it an easy bowling ball to control. It can be purchased online for $49.99.

900Global Bam Pink/Black
This lightweight ball is good for women of all sizes. Available in pink and a variety of other colors, it is an affordable ball that also makes an interesting accessory for the fashion inclined bowler. This bowling ball is available for purchase, anywhere from $52.99.

OnTheBallBowling Barbie Pink
For the very feminine bowler, this plastic finished, ultra girly "Barbie" themed bowling ball is the way to go. Also available in purple, this bowling ball is light and easy to handle. However, it is on the expensive side at $139.99.

AMF Extreme Glow Purple/Pink
A light bowling ball with a very nice glow in the dark finish, this ball is easy on the eyes and easy to control down the lanes. With a very low hook potential of 10, it is a highly recommended ball for women new to bowling. Priced at $52.99, this ball gives you excellent value for your money.

Exclusive Tie-Dye Viz-A-Ball
This has to be one of the best designed bowling balls I have ever seen. It comes with a very detailed tie-dye design that will make you stand out in any bowling alley. It also handles pretty well and is available as light as 6lbs. It is on the expensive side though and sells online for $119.99.
Whether you are a female who enjoys bowling or just looking to get a gift for a loved one, the list above should make your search for the right bowling ball a lot easier.

Congresswoman Giffords Clings to Life; Political Discourse Gets Ugly

The would-be target of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that left six people dead and many others injured is still clinging to life 48 hours after the horrific incident. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by alleged gunman Jared Lee Loughner while Giffords was meeting with her constituents. Giffords was later stabilized by the medical staff at the University of Arizona medical center. According to CBS News, Dr Michael Lemole, a neurosurgeon at the medical center, told reporters Giffords was able to respond to simple commands and seemed to be stable.

More information about the alleged gunman has also begun to surface, including a disturbing picture of Loughner with a cynical smile on his face in a mug shot taken by the FBI. He met with a judge for the first time on Monday. Judge Lawrence Anderson denied Loughner bail; he was charged with five different counts, including attempted assassination of a member of Congress and assassination of a federal judge. More than likely, there are many more charges awaiting Loughner in the future.

The tragic events in Tucson, has raised questions about the role of the rhetoric currently being used in today's political climate. Outspoken liberal comedian Bill Maher criticized conservative figures like Sarah Palin and Glen Beck during a CNN interview. Maher criticized conservatives for embracing people he referred to as "nuts." He compared Beck to Loughner, implying he wasn't sure whether Glen Beck's and Jared Loughner's beliefs were any different. Maher also criticized Sarah Palin for the map she had on her website which clearly displayed cross hairs on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' district.

Conservatives have been quick to fire back, accusing liberals of playing politics with such a horrific tragedy. According to the Huffington Post, talk show host Rush Limbaugh defended himself and other conservatives, placing the blame on the parents; the local sheriff; and, in a surprising twist, rap music and heavy metal.

It seems like even in the face of tragedy, it is still impossible to stop the partisan bickering that has plagued politics in recent years. While most understand the present tone in politics has to change, less emphasis should be placed on finding who to blame and more on moving forward and figuring a better way to hold supposed leaders accountable for their words. Unfortunately, it has just begun, and the blame game will only intensify in the upcoming days and weeks.

Michael Vick's Amazing Comeback Ends Against the Packers

Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have given the people of Philadelphia one of the most magical seasons in their team's history. Ever since his appointment as the starting quarter back for the Eagles, Vick has played his best football after being drafted into the league by the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles started the season with a dismal performance by the then starting Quarterback, Kevin Kolb. Kolb opened up poorly against the Green Bay Packers, throwing for only 24 yards and a passer rating of 56.2. He suffered a concussion before being pulled out at halftime with the Eagles down 10 points.

Vick took the reins in the second half and immediately delivered on the field. While the Eagles ended up losing the game by 7 points, it was rather obvious who the starting quarter back of the Eagles should have been. His first official start against the Detroit Lions resulted in the Eagles first win. Vick ended up with 284 yards and 2 touchdowns. Vick was later named the starting quarter back and the Eagles have been impressive ever since.

Despite missing 3 games due to a rib injury, Vick finished the season with 3,018 yards, completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 21 passing touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. He also ran for 676 yards and nine touchdowns, which made him a solid contender for the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award.

Vick's comeback has been very exciting for many football fans to watch. He has taken his second chance by the horns and capitalized on his situation. He play has lifted up the entire Eagles team and their offense now has a new swagger in their step. Come playoff time, Vick will surely be highly motivated as he has the opportunity to write the greatest comeback story in the history of sports. Opposing defenses will find it difficult to contain Vick and his highly improved passing abilities. The fact that He can run for huge gains anytime he wants does not make the task any easier for opposing teams either.

Unfortunately, fans did not get to see their dreams of a Super bowl realized. The Eagles ended up losing the game by 5 points, a lingering consequence of the two field goals missed by their kicker, David Akers. Even with Vick's amazing last minute drive, the Eagles were unable to secure the much needed game winning touchdown, due to an interception by Packer cornerback Tramon Williams.

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Top 5 Podcast for Auto Enthusiasts

Podcasts have been growing rapidly over the past several years and have now become a viable way of enjoying media. Podcasts are media files that can be downloaded and played on portable media file players such as an iPod. Podcasts have become popular largely due to the fact they offer viewers broadcasts that specifically address their interests. If you are a car maniac like me, here are some of the best podcasts for auto enthusiasts.

Fast lane daily
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Created by Next New Networks, it offers information and news events on a wide variety of cars. Commentators are knowledgeable on cars, and that knowledge is well represented in the interesting topics they cover.

Car Tech
This is another really good podcast that is designed to educate viewers on how cars work. It is a broadcast I highly recommend for those who enjoy working on their cars. While I already had a pretty decent overall knowledge of cars, this podcast has helped me sharpen my repair skills.

Speed Engine Block
Another one of my top 5 podcast for auto enthusiast is "Speed Engine Block". It is a specialized podcast for muscle car lovers. It mainly covers American and European classics. It covers a wide range of information, from recent muscle cars news to advice on modifying your car.

Drive: Car Reviews
This is one of those auto enthusiast podcasts that you don't have to be a car fanatic to enjoy. It features reviews of the various cars available in the market. It is definitely a podcast I would recommend to anyone shopping around for a new car.

The World of Lamborghini
The podcast I usually catch myself watching the most has to be "The World of Lamborghini". Created by the folks at Lamborghini, this podcast highlights the specifications and details of numerous Lamborghini models. If you enjoy drooling over cars you might never own, this is a podcast that will bring you great pleasure.

These are just a few of the auto podcasts I enjoy on a regular basis. You no longer need to waste your precious time listening to commercials and topics that aren't interesting to you. Best of all, they can all be downloaded free at iTunes . With podcasts, you can download your favorite topics and make the most of your down time.