Now Aged 40, Michel Terpins is Slowly Morphing into One of the Best Rally Drivers in Brazil

Michel Terpins is a rally driver hailing from Brazil. Now aged 40, the experienced rally driver specializes in the T1 prototype category although he has previously raced in the motorcycle category. Over the course of his extensive career that spans more than a decade, Terpins has placed highly in numerous rallies across the country. He has, however, chiefly taken part in the annual Sertoes Rally with his first participation coming in 2002.

Winner of the 2017 Edition of the Sertoes Rally

The 2017 edition of the Sertoes rally was billed as the toughest edition yet. The rally featured a total of seven sections covering approximately 3,300 kilometers while cutting across a number of states in the country. Taking part in his tenth edition of the rally and firmly at the top of the National Cross Country Championships in his category, Michel Terpins convincingly won the rally. He first took the lead during the marathon section of the rally and held on to it till the very end. The win was longtime coming as Terpins had come close on a number of occasions.

Co-Driver Maykel Justo

It is no coincidence that much of Michel Terpins’s recent rallying success has come while being navigated by Maykel Justo. The experienced co-driver first started working with Terpins about two years ago. Before that, he navigated for both rally cars and trucks. This versatile background has particularly come in handy with Terpins modified T-Rex rally car from the MEM Motorsport management team.

Passionate about the Environment

Following closely after his love for rally driving is a strong passion for the environment. Together with Rodrigo, the two Terpins brothers has strongly cast their support behind the 20×20 initiative aimed at restoring 20 million hectares of deforested land before 2020. Most other countries in Latin America have already joined the initiative, and the Terpins brothers have strongly been lobbying for Brazil to do the same.

On a personal touch, Michel Terpins has after the last two Sertoes rally editions planted numbers of trees equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions .by his rally car

Things You Should Understand About College Football Betting

College football is among sports where bettors reap big payouts. Those who have been following the right guidelines have been able to earn well from betting but there are times when the information one picks from online sources is not accurate. You need to ensure all the details you use to estimate the chances of a team winning or losing are from a reputable online source. One of the most reliable sources you can find online is Covers.com, a site that offers NCAAF odds and reviews of teams and matches.

Don’t rush to place your bets before you get all the facts about a team or game in general. If you are a new bettor, then you should first spend some time learning and reading the movement of the matches to understand how each team plays and their position in the industry. Some of the most experienced bettors who have been earning a lot of money from the games took many years before they could perfect their skills in the art, so you should also maintain patience to emerge successful in college football betting. Most importantly, never ignore the points discussed below.

Conduct thorough research
Betting based on assumption your team will win could be your greatest undoing, so you need to plan your betting practice by first conducting research to obtain facts about each team. The teams you will find in the industry are different and you need to first understand how each operates so you can make a wise decision. Research involves going online to sites like Covers.com, which have established a strong system that provides real-time information and odds that you can use to plan your betting.

Look for the weakness and bank on it
Most teams are perfect and are used to winning, but some weaknesses like disagreements between players and the management could make it difficult for the team to proceed to obtain success. You can take advantage of such moments to place bets that you are sure will return high profits.

More about Covers.com
Founded in 1995, Covers.com is an online-based sporting information outlet that updates the latest information in different sports. The site offers reviews and statistical data that highlights the movement of teams and matches to help bettors to make the right decisions. There are also odds to games and the system updates real time changes in the sporting world to ensure all the decisions one makes while betting are backed by accurate information.

Marcus Mariota Unimpressive on Pro Day

Marcus Mariota Unimpressive on Pro Day

In the NFL, Pro Days are the times when future NFL players are given individual chances to show off their talents for scouts, players and other analysts. Not everyone’s Pro Day ends with a lot of praise, though.

Oregon ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota seems to be finding this out the hard way, as many people who were in the audience watching him turned out to be very unimpressed with his performance that day. Some, such as former Jets player Damien Woody, felt that Mariota was just too mechanical, while others thought he was incredibly nervous and underwhelming overall.

It isn’t the first time that a player has failed to impress during their Pro Day either, because last year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater also failed to make waves during his day, and as a result his draft stock dropped. Luckily for him, he already had a great career at Louisville and had a pretty good rookie season as a starter for the Minnesota Vikings in that year.

Fans like Dan Newlin know that what this means for players, specifically quarterbacks is that now NFL teams will look out for mistakes that have haunted them in the past in order to avoid problems in the future. For example, Trent Richardson’s lackluster career means teams will now avoid picking a top-five running back early in the draft. Mariota’s Pro Day means teams won’t overreact a whole lot.

It Is Too Warm In Anchorage For A Dog Sled Race

Alaska’s Famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race Is Facing A Big Challenge This Year

It usually snows a lot in Alaska. But that’s not what’s happening this year. There hasn’t been day or night below freezing since March 3 in Anchorage. Anchorage is the starting point for the state’s most prestigious dog sled race. It’s called the Iditarod. The race usually begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome, but the weather is not cooperating this year. People like Dr. Daniel Amen who planned to attend are very disappointed.

Theirs is very little snow on the ground in Southern Alaska, and the temperatures are well above zero. Trucks hauled snow into Anchorage for the race because the last bit of real snow melted when it rained recently. So the race has been moved to Fairbanks.

For melancholy’s sake, the race will officially start on 4th Avenue in Anchorage on the imported snow, but then the race will move and start again in Fairbanks two days later. Fairbanks is still cold, but that area is not as cold as past years. Some avid dog lovers say the race might be better in Boston this year, but that is wishful as well as crazy thinking. The Iditarod is as Alaskan as halibut or salmon. Most Iditarod lovers don’t care about the change in venue. After all, the dogs don’t care.

Rugby star takes first steps in the NFL

Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has taken the first steps to becoming an NFL player by signing a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, The Guardian reports. The former New South Wales star looked set to sign for the Detroit Lions before the intervention of new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula changed the mind of Hayne, who has reportedly signed a $100,000 contract to join the practice squad of the storied NFL franchise.

Fans like Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that signing to the practice squad does not guarantee the former rugby star a spot with the team for the 2015 season, 90 players can be contracted before the squad is cut to just 53 for the NFL season. Hayne announced his decision to leave Australian rugby in October 2014 after appearing for Australia 12 times in his career. The NFL rookie admitted this was simply the first step towards achieving a bigger goal in making the 49ers full squad. Two other NFL franchises were also reportedly interested in Hayne, with the ions and Seattle Seahawks stated as those vying for his signature on an initial contract.

Cities Overdue for a Professional Sports Championship

Many sports fans suffer ten years or so before their favorite team brings home a championship. Other cities go decades, and in some instances, have never celebrated a professional sports title. Most believe that some franchises, based upon their past performances, are doomed to fail regardless of free agent acquisitions or year over year draft picks awarded. Most recently, the cities of Kansas City, Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Minneapolis have suffered through downtrodden yearsl. Kansas City has not won a title since the Royals won the World Series in 1985 or 30 years of futility. Houston last won a championship in 1995 when Akeem Olajuwon led the Rockets to the promise land according to Jaime Garcia Dias.

Phoenix enjoyed the Diamondbacks title in 2001, but they have suffered through miserable seasons ever since alongside the NBA’s Suns and NFL’s Cardinals. Atlanta had the baseball’s Braves bring home the title in 1995. However, despite their regular season dominance which included three Hall of Fame pitchers, they could do no better than one championship. Minneapolis, one can argue heads the list with four failed attempts at a Super Bowl victory, lack of winning by the NBA’s Timberwolves, and a couple of titles by the Twins in baseball. Yet, in the end, no one holds a candle to the city of Cleveland. Clevelanders have not enjoyed a professional sports championship since the NFL Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts in 1964 or 50 years ago.

Freddie Roach VS. Alex Ariza

Alex Ariza is one of the most despicable human beings in the sport of boxing. Ariza was once the strength and conditioning coach of Manny Pacquaio. In 2013, Manny Pacquiao’s head trainer Freddie Roach, fired Alex Ariza. Roach and Ariza have been feuding ever since.

After Ariza was fired, he began working with Brandon Rios. On November 23, 2013, Manny Pacquiao fought Brandon Rios in Macau. During the pre-fight build up, Alex Ariza and Freddie Roach got into a physical altercation. As fans like Marcio Alaor BMG (Otempo.com) know, it is important to remember that Roach has Parkinson’s disease.

Alex Ariza made fun of Roach’s Parkinson’s disease to Freddie’s face. Freddie Roach was angered at Ariza for this. Roach walked closer to Alex Ariza, and then Ariza kicked Roach in the stomach. Freddie Roach was unfazed by Ariza’s kick, but Ariza should be ashamed of himself.

Manny Pacquiao promised that he would make Brandon Rios pay for Ariza’s actions. Pacquiao dominated every round of their fight, and he made Rios look like a walking punching bag. Alex Ariza and Freddie Roach are still at odds.

On May 2, Manny Pacquiao will be facing Floyd Mayweather. Alex Ariza is now in the Mayweather training camp. Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao have been waiting for the chance to face Mayweather for years. A victory over Mayweather would also be a victory over Alex Ariza.

For more information on the upcoming fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Kimbo Slice VS. Ken Shamrock

Kimbo Slice will be taking on Ken Shamrock in the summer of 2015. The MMA fighters will be the main event of a Bellator pay per view. Slice and Shamrock were scheduled to face each other in the past, but their fight did not come through. Shamrock was injured during training.

Kimbo Slice became famous on YouTube. Slice was a skilled street fighter, but his transition to MMA has not been very successful. Slice was a fighter in the UFC, but he was quickly cut from the promotion. Still, Kimbo Slice does have a tremendous fan base.

Slice may find himself in serious trouble when he steps into the cage against Ken Shamrock. Fans like Sultan Alhokair knows that Shamrock was once the best heavyweight fighter on the planet. (Find more on Alhokair on his Facebook page.) However, that was a long time ago, and Ken Shamrock is now 51-years old. Kimbo Slive may have a chance against the aging veteran.

Ken Shamrock was a UFC champion, but the UFC wants nothing to do with him. The president of the UFC and Ken Shamrock have been publicly feuding for years. Shamrock must be desperate for money because Bellator is the minor leagues of MMA.

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock’s pay per view match will most likely be a flop. For more information on Slice vs. Shamrock, visit Yahoo! Sports.

I Don’t Care About Jay-Z’s Baseball Knowledge

It has been reported that Jay-Z mistook David Wells for Curt Schilling at an SNL party over the weekend of their 40th anniversary. Marc Sparks knows that, while this might seem funny, it is not really news. Curt Schilling does appear on TV, but that does not mean that Jay-Z watches Baseball Tonight. David Wells has been retired for a while, and we do not know how much baseball Jay-Z has watched.

This is a funny story, but it is not really news. You may not like Jay-Z, but you cannot dislike him for not having a photographic memory of all the baseball players that would end up at parties that he attends. This is silly in every way. It is possible that many people are not recognizable when you see them in person. Research has even shown that you would not even recognize your doppleganger even though they would look just like you. You need to remember that the world of sports and celebrities is filled with mistakes, and it is alright for Jay-Z to not know what someone looks like. I hope there are people out there who will give Jay-Z a break for something that probably should have never made it to print.

UFC Fight Night 60 Prediction

UFC Fight Night 60 will be taking place on Saturday, February 14th. The main event of the card will be in the welterweight division. Benson Henderson takes on Brandon Thatch in a highly anticipated showdown. Henderson was once the champion at lightweight, and he was one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Lately, though, Benson has been on a downward spiral. He lost his last two fights, and a win is very important for Benson’s career.

Brandon Thatch has looked unstoppable in recent years. Thatch has gone on a ten fight win streak, and he has finished each fight in the first round. As fans like Marc Sparks (Lulu.com) know, Brandon Thatch has long been considered as a top contender, but a win over Benson Henderson will put Thatch right at the top of the division. Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson will be taking place at the 170 lb weight limit. This will be Henderson’s first time competing in the welterweight division.

Henderson vs. Thatch could end in a number of ways. I predict that Brandon Hatch will stop Benson Henderson before the third round. Thatch is a rangy fighter who is extremely aggressive and powerful. Henderson will have a tough time as being the shorter and less powerful fighter. Benson could win by submission, but I don’t think he will be strong enough to hold Thatch down.

For more information on UFC Fight Night 60, visit Yahoo! Sports.