Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Cliff Avril fulfills pledge to build homes in Haiti for every sack totaled last year

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

After Hurricane Matthew savaged the country of Haiti last October, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril pledged to build a home in the country for every sack he managed to total last season. Following a career-high 11.5 sacks last year with Seattle, Avril followed through with funding the construction of 12 new homes this offseason. In a story with Sheil Kapadia of, Avril said he met with several of the families that now occupy the new homes during his trips to the country.

Adrian Peterson, allergic to shellfish, still enjoying NOLA’s seafood

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Adrian Peterson is enjoying his first couple months in New Orleans. Adrian Peterson makes his living crashing into defensive linemen and linebackers, so he probably has a good grasp on what is good or bad for his health. See, it’s not that Peterson is the first to go on a food bender in New Orleans.

Test Ride: 483 Miles on the New Yamaha YZF-R6

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Thanks to a new redesign that includes plenty of trickle down tech, the Yamaha YZF-R6 is better than ever and even includes features that will trickle up. The R6 was Introduced in 1999 and has helped riders win races ever since: three World Supersport Championships over the last seven years and 21 AMA Professional Road Racing Championships over the last 13 years. If the R6 is the New England Patriots of the middleweight motorcycle world, the 599cc engine is its Tom Brady.

Green Bay fanatic marries woman named Marie Packer in team-themed wedding

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

CHICAGO (ABC) - This diehard Packers-loving groom said “I do” to the love of his life, Marie Packer, in a Green Bay-themed wedding on June 17. Ryan Holtan-Murphy said it was a “no brainer” to take his wife’s last name. “We’re the Packer family now,” he proudly told ABC News. The couple tied the knot at Willis Tower in Chicago with elaborate Packers decorations, mostly arranged by the groom. “I kept most things a surprise form her, but she knew about the mailbox because we ordered that together,” Holtan-Murphy, 41, said. The groom even surprised his bride with a Green Bay-themed suit after the ceremony. “I ordered it three months ago and have been hiding it under the bed in our guest room. She

Steelers’ Roethlisberger Spends Father’s Day At Annual Youth Camp

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) – Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spent much of Father’s Day at the team’s practice facility on the South Side. About 480 children participated in Roethlisberger’s Youth Football Fantasy Experience. “If I can influence one kid, it’s mission accomplished,” says Roethlisberger. The children who participated got a chance to test their football skills, learn more about good sportsmanship and mingle with a few Steelers players. Roethlisberger says he never got a chance to go to a camp like this one when he was younger, so that’s one of the reasons why the camp is so important to him. “Number one mission, have fun,” says Roethlisberger. “Teach a little football along the way…

Baltimore Ravens’ Benjamin Watson says don’t be friends with your kids

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has some Father's Day advice for Dads: don't try to be friends with your kids. “While you want to have a great relationship with your children...we also want to establish the fact that we are the parents and

ICYMI: Crabcakes a selling point for Jeremy Maclin

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens have made a big time addition to their receiving corps in Jeremy Maclin, which begs the question, what was the selling point to Maclin that made him choose the Ravens in a bidding war that included the Bills and Eagles? It appears to be a combination of all of those things, along with one of the more famous area exports: Crabcakes. Free crab cakes for the length of your deal if you sign with the @Ravens.

Father’s Day 2017: Ravens fans gift guide

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Fathers Day is this weekend, June 18, and Baltimore Beatdown has you covered on the latest gifts for Ravens fans. Im here to share with you my favorite Baltimore Ravens items, hopefully so you share some Charm City love with your pops! This would already be ordered for my dad, if he was a Ravens fan.

Best plays from Mike Evans in 2016

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Checkout the best plays from Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans in 2016.

Rob Gronkowski got a monster truck, and somehow it’s not called a ‘Gronkster Truck’

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Rob Gronkowski, patron saint of antics, got his own monster truck. Monster Jam had an event at Gillette Stadium over the weekend, and they surprised Gronk on Friday with a truck decked out in New England Patriots colors, and Monster Energy Drink logo, because he’s sponsored by them. The truck, which was driven by Buddy Tompkins, won second place in the freestyle event, scoring a 9.329.