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Jordan Pickford of England celebrates his team first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhny…
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The professional NBA (National Basketball Association) basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers, is based in the California town of Los Angeles. Not always known as the Los Angeles Clippers, the team is very established as such now. The following fun facts are sure to get any basketball fan, or Los Angeles Clippers fan, a “slam dunk” of information. The Los Angeles Clippers and basketball history facts can be used: when you are bored in the car and want to play a game, for a homemade trivia game, or if you are just interested in learning on your own!
Fun Facts: Did You Know?
o Before the LA Clippers were the LA Clippers, the team held two other names and home locations? The team was called the Buffalo Braves from 1970-1978 and was located in Buffalo, New York. The team moved to San Diego and was the San Diego Clippers from 1978-1984. Only in 1984, did the team move to Los Angeles and become the famous Los Angeles Clippers!
o Paul Snyder was the original founder of the Los Angeles Clippers?
o For $20 million the San Diego Clippers became the Los Angeles Clippers? The owner of the San Diego Clippers sold the team to Donald T. Sterling, a high-end real estate developer and attorney.
o The Los Angeles Clippers were not the only professional NBA team based in the city of Los Angeles? The other team is the LA Lakers.
o One of the LA Lakers top players, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was hired as an assistant coach for the LA Clippers in 1998? He was hired to help one of the Clippers’ star players, Michael Olowokandi, by tutoring him in the sport. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar’s stint on the Clippers only lasted for the duration of one season.
o The LA Clippers officially announced in 2005 that they were going to build their own first-class practice facility? This facility would mark the first official NBA practice facility in the Los Angeles area!
o Basketball was first invented in 1891 in Springfield, MA? Dr. James Naismith is credited with inventing it while he worked at the YMCA.
o The LA Clippers has three people affiliated with the team in the Basketball Hall of Fame? They are: Bob McAdoo, Bill Walton, and Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay.
o Basketball hoops were not made of net in the beginning? They were created from fruit baskets.
o The LA team, the Los Angeles Clippers, is officially placed in the Western Conference of the NBA?
o The Los Angeles Clippers team has no retired numbers?
o Basketball was created for the first time with a soccer ball? The sport was developed for some gym students who were bored between the business of football season (fall) and baseball season (spring).
o The two LA teams, the Clippers of Los Angeles and the LA Lakers, are still competing against one another as they live in the same city?
These fun facts are a great conversation starter; a cool way to entertain your family in the car or your friends in the school cafeteria; and a great way for you to build your own personal knowledge about one of America’s favorite sports!
If we traced back to the late 1500s, it is said that one of the wives of Henry VIII had ordered a pair of leather soccer boots for recreational play. These have evolved into the soccer cleats that we see today. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when actual soccer cleats had come up to manufacturing. These however remain unnatural as we see them today. They were equipped with steel toes under heavy leather work and metal studs forged into the sole.
Laws of the Game-
In contrast to the fascinations of every player, they are not governed by the Laws of the International Game to be compulsorily worn during the play time. The rules are laid down for the players to wear only footwear, which can be of any kind. However, most competitive players decide to wear cleats while playing to have a firm grip on the field.
Constituents of Soccer Cleats –
It is highly desirable if one knows the various parts of the cleat. Understanding each element helps the player to choose the best option that is available according to his position on the field. There are six main components-
This upper part impacts the touch and the ball control. Manufacturing industries of different cleat brands have different designs to offer.
It is the bottom part. This is usually made of rubber or any kind of synthetic material which proves best for the kind of surface the player is playing on.
It helps the player to reduce the stress from his feet to improve performance as well as comfort.
This is the layer between the insole and the outsole. Its main purpose is to absorb shock. Midsoles are designed for the best performance along with the rest of the components.
The back of the cleats remain for the heel support.
It is the knob on the bottom of which provides traction on the field.
Care for Cleats-
Soccer cleats are the integral parts while playing a match of soccer, so the player must make sure that they take good care of them. After all, the best maintained ones will end up being the reason for the best performance on the field.
Before or during practices –
A player can expect them to be muddy while playing that can hinder his performance. Therefore, it is best to include items like a putty knife, towels or a toothbrush to keep them clean.
After practice –
Use the toothbrush and putty knife to remove as much mud and build up grime from the bottom. Once the mud is out, clap them together to remove any leftover dust or debris.
"Does Palestine have a football team?" That got me excited to the point where I ended up buying a round of second tobacco fill-ups for the group. The simple answer to that question was a "Yes". But me being me, wanted to explain to them the little that I knew of the sport in Palestine.
Football had been present in Palestine since the 1920's, the earliest of all when you compare the time when the sport was introduced into the region. In fact, the country had provided excellent footballers at the time, that were even recognized at a global stage. One of them was Jabra Al Zarqa who, based on his performance, attracted the likes of Arsenal FC. That was 1920's.
Where is the country now in terms of football? Fifa ranks Palestine at 157 in the latest world ranking release. Is it justified to an average individual that concentrates on stats and numbers? Yes, it does.
But if you go beyond the numbers and look at how a dominating country in Arab football just turned lame ducks, it is quite pitiful and inspiring at the same time (from a football perspective).
Fifa acknowledged Palestine in 1998. Since then, it had participated in several friendly and competitive matches with teams mainly from the Levant region (Syria, Jordan & Lebanon) or Far East nations. Their first game on home was played in 2008 against Jordan. A decision later since it was acknowledged with the reason being the unpredictable security concerns that exists and still exists in the country.
The most successful Palestinian national team coach was an Arab Israeli by the name of Azmi Nasser who twice took the responsibility of managing the team, once during 1999 – 2000 and then 2005 – 2007 (year he passed away). During his tenure of 21 games in those 5 years, he had managed to pull out 8 victories.
The disappointing and an important feature among a lot, is the background of how most of their matches were operated on. As the team is made up of players from both Gaza and the West Bank area, the travel restrictions infused by Israel on people traveling between the two regions, does not make it possible for these players to train together. They have to meet up in any neighboring countries to train together.
Secondly, there have been cases of where individuals from both regions are not granted permission to exit, which then puts the causes problems in the preparations. One such incident that I can distinctly remember is during the qualifying stages of the 2006 WC, the first team goal keeper who would travel to Egypt – Palestine border on a daily basis to cross over to Egypt in order to join up with the team. And when he was able to get through, he was physically and mentally tired to perform. This leads to bringing in players of Palestinian history to the team causing communication tissues with the local Palestinian players.
They do deserve a lot of praise on pursuing their passion for the sport, even if they have to go through certain difficulties. The team had recently qualified for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup hosted by Nepal, where the winner qualifies into the 2015 AFC Cup.
As Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian football federation, said after the first game on home soil:
"Palestinian blood, Palestinian flesh, the Palestinian national anthem on Palestinian territory.
I am pretty sure I can say for all of us that we the football fans all across the world are proud of what you have achieved and the awaiting success.
PS: I would recommend all of you to watch Goal of Dreams , which is a documentary of the Palestinian national teams, struggle as they aim to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. A must watch.
Look forward to my follow up post on why I expect the Palestinian national team to be notified in the future in the regional and global stage.
Symbolism of the World Cup FIFA Trophy?
The FIFA World Cup Soccer & Football Trophy is one of the worlds best know sports icons; popping up during every TLN sitcom & talk show, on the news every day, even being presented to one of the most loved and returned figures in the world today, Mr. Nelson Mandela. Now that the countdown to the World Cup Football Match in South Africa has begun, that little golden statue of two exceptional human beings holding up the whole planet in their up-stretched and very well sculpted arms, has even been showing up in some peoples dreams!
So what does a FIFA trophy dream mean?
I looked up "soccer trophy" in the "20,000 Dreams" book that explains the symbols we see in our dreams. That exact phrase was not in the book, so I looked up all the different parts of the trophy including: soccer, trophy, gold, human, standing, earth and globe shape. If you are one of the many people who are having FIFA Trophy Dreams, then you will be interested to know just what that means. (other than the fact that the FIFA 2010 media campaign is working nicely).
According to the dream analysts:
Soccer (also know as football or futbol) dreams are suggestive of clever moves.
Trophy dreams are a sign of accomplishment and serve as motivational encouragement to keep driving.
Gold metal represents the financial elements of life.
Globe shapes, in this case the earth, ports earthly matters that need attention, often this implications a more broad scope of events.
Earth symbolizes the human, physical, three dimensional, touchable aspects of our world.
Human figures – a human signs an excuse for errors made.
Standing (which the two human figures of the trophy are doing) – shows an adherrence to ones convictions.
That is all kind of interesting when you think about it in relation to the fact that this FIFA World Cup is taking place in South Africa this year. How deep! By the way, if Africa is in your dreams, it represents uncluttered thoughts and ideas.
SO, just to clarify, if that soccer trophy; that big golden earth held up by two small human athletes shows up in our dreams it could have been interpreted to mean that we have accomplished a great deal, but must keep on driving. This rings to mind the late and legendary BOB Marley, who wrote many a burning lyric to strengthen the fight for freedom that took place back in the 60s & 70s, 80s & still. At Bobs memorial celebration & funeral, his wife Rita Marley wore a cap cap that said "WE MUST CARRY ON"
How true that was and what courage Rita showed to lead us forward, even as she buried her husband and the whole worlds friend. The struggle did not end with Bob Marley, but many battles were won and many more have been won since. Bob must have been so proud when South Africa was made a democracy that included all of the humans that lived there and also when Nelson Mandella was given his freedom back after decades of being locked up in prison. Freedom was gained on many fronts, but as the world now knows, freedom must be cooked for again & again.
But I digress. Dreams around that trophy, which by the way is SOLID GOLD 18 Karats, also representing the financial arena, which of course is a very important matter, especially when we are talking about Africa. Although Africa remains the place on earth where the most insufferable human poverty, violence and corruption imaginable is still vastly ignored by the rest of the world, Africa is also the richest country on earth! When you look at the diamond, oil and gold assets of Africa, it is hard to imagine how wealth is not making it's way to the people. Not the mothers, not the schools or hospitals, the roads or public health infrastructures.
As Marley sang some 30 years ago; "That bucket just keep on goin 'to the west."
The fact that this gold has been molded into a representation of a globe shaped earth is clearly telling us that the earth and all of its habitants require attention to their physical situation. This little golden earth is being held up by two human figures who are both standing very tall which symbolizes that they are sticking to their guns or standing up for their rights, while the fact that they are human figures in the first place presents fraud and errors made.
Well this is incredible! When it comes to Africa, I can not imagine a place or a people so wronged in the history of the world. Colonization, prisoners and captives taken by the millions to North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands and the commercial resource extraction of all the valuable minerals & petro chemicals and then the non-sharing of the wealth that directed. Africa also became an enormous market dumping ground for expired & banned products, such as pharmaceutical medicines, pesticides and processed food, that were no longer legal or accepted for use in "the west". A large fortune has been made by "the west" through the selling of spare parts that were inevitably needed to repair all the old technology & machinery that was often "Gifted" to an African government as part of a western government's African humanitarian / economic aid program. Billions of dollars have been made this way.
It is intriguing to me that although all of this has been talked about for decades, these errors are still on-going today. I guess the two human figures representing the theme of "excuses for errors made" are spot on. Whenever you hear anyone try to talk about what needs to change to re-balance the people & economies of the African countries, you will always just hear excuses for why it can not ever be fixed. "Too many people need help and the world is not enough". "Too many different cultures to come together and unite for the common purpose". "Too much corruption in government." The excuse list goes on, but there's no need to write them all down.
So, when you see that little gold soccer trophy pop up on your TV screen, YouTube videos, magazine covers and fan photos, it is a call to take another look at how things are in Africa these days.
Although many celebrities and unknown heroes are working to turn the tide, a global event like World Cup Football may just act as a catalyst to millions more people asking this key question:
Who is getting all the wealth from the people, governments, incredibly rich resources and economies of the African nations?
When we can hold those entities of greed accountable, we may see a time when Africa and the African people will rise to their full magnificence and destiny as the great source of human knowledge and power. When we dream, let us dream of a golden earth, encircled by all human kind, sharing the frailty, the trouble and the wealth. Let us hold to our convictions that all people are equal and that extreme poverty next to such extreme wealth can not be allowed in a sane world.
While billions will be sent for the World Cup Football Tournament in South Africa this year, we will ever really know where all that money went, who profited and who paid the bill?
Well, I guess we know that we will pay the bill. Here in Canada, where I live, we area already paying for our Winter Olympic Games held in Vancouver. School budgets have been cut, layoffs of gov't workers, teachers, public service employees and that is just since the end of February. It is a mystery to many, how the people of South Africa could possibly be further exploited and taxed to pay the bill for hosting the World Cup, building a huge world class stadium and all the new roads and infrastructure needed. It is also the hope of many that a new light of appreciation and understanding of the African people will shine as a result of the worlds attention focusing on them in a more positive and more celebratory way for that short window of time in June 2010.
If you are traveling to Africa for the soccer games, take a good look at the people, not just at their difficult situation. Although many are poorer than we in "the west" could bear for a single day; you will see the power of love, belief, courage and resilience pouring from their beauty, music, dignity and compassion. The people are the true stars of this event. Do not miss out on experiencing their incredible culture!