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Featured Tweeter: @NYC_CoachO

As much as last week's Featured Tweeter was long overdue, this week's is as well! Our good friend, Otis Henderson...or as we like to call him, Coach, has been such a positive influence for the LadyBallers. He lives in none other than New York City and thrives on sports, Starbucks, and being a leader.

Free-Agent Mayhem!

I woke up this morning to my mother telling me how she just watched a part on the news that was highlighting LeBron James and the campaign Ohio has set up to keep him in Ohio.  Her exact words: "What's with that? Is that guy really that good?" My response was, "supposedly." Don't get me wrong, I KNOW he is talented and I understand it doesn't take a ring to prove skill and stature.

The NBA's "Special Blessing"

This month the NBA lost a dedicated player who made an incredible impact on the sport of basketball and on his native country Sudan. Manute Bol, 7-foot-7 shot-blocker extraordinaire, sadly was taken away due to complications with a skin condition called Stevens–Johnson syndrome.  He will be greatly missed by the entire NBA association and fans.  He not only stood out in the NBA with his unique skill sets (he is the only player in NBA history to have more blocked shots than points scored) but also for his dedication and humanitarianism throughout his lifetime.  
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Bol played in the NBA with Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia, and Miami. He had two runs with the Sixers and will always be remembered as an incredible asset to the community. “Manute’s impact on this city, our franchise and the game of basketball cannot be put into words,” 76ers president and general manager Ed Stefanski said in a statement. “He … was continually giving of himself through his generosity and humanitarian efforts in order to make the world around him a much better place, for which he will always be remembered.”

Moyer: Defying Time & Age

Guest Blogger: Marisa Gothie

At the age of 47, most professional Major League baseball players are spending their time enjoying retirement.  They are reflecting on post season games they may have played in and big situations they had gotten into; They are not usually playing. But this is not the case with Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Jamie Moyer.

Jamie Moyer has reached many milestones in his career: Last year he was honored for his 250th career win and this past start Jamie reached 4,000 innings pitched. He is showing no signs of slowing down and he is proving to Phillies' fans that he is a pitcher they can count on as he enters the last year of his contract.JMoyer

Moyer isn’t a “razzle dazzle” pitcher.  He isn’t someone that you see blow a fast ball by a hitter in speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. In fact, most of the times when he is pitching, as a spectator you know that you are in for a game that will go over the 2 hour mark. He is a methodical pitcher. One who knows his strengths, his weaknesses as well as his batters.

Featured Tweeters: The No-Look Pass & Chronicles of Crotty Crew

Our good buddies over at The No-Look Pass, an NBA blog that contains opinions, stories, and random entertainment, are long overdue for a Follow Friday shout-out.  They are from California and have been friends IRL (in real life) for a long time. The whole group is a mixture of Laker, Clipper, and Warrior fans.  Yes, Clipper fans do exist. They also do a podcast called the Chronicles of Crotty that goes up every Friday.

The founder of the blog, Rey Moralde (aka Rey-Rey), was a great inspiration for launching the LadyBallers.  We appreciate his support and excitement behind female fans and allowing us to guest blog as well as giving them the fuel to begin a category on their site dedicated to the female fan: Chicks Who Love Hoops.

Soccer Fever

Today started just as any other day. I woke up at 4:30 in the morning and headed to work. I was going about my business when I started writing on a spreadsheet, wrote the date and the time, when I realized "My Lord, what am I doing? The World Cup is on!" What was that? I was panicking over the World Cup? Why yes I was! What has happened to me over the past year? The first soccer game I ever sat down and watched was the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup last year.

Revamp vs. Revert

I was excited to hear that the Magic revamped their logo a bit, and I actually really like the outcome! I feel like it is a great time to do so with the new arena opening. It will feel like a brand new Magic! It isn't so drastic that it is distracting or will take time to get used it; it's subtle, and just an update.

Heisman Statues to Be Built for the Florida Gators

The regular season for Florida Gator football will be starting in 74 days and in January of 2011, the University of Florida will have three new statues standing tall on its campus. Yes, that’s right – Florida’s three Heisman winners, Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, and Tim Tebow will be honored with larger than life statues outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

“The statues are a way of marking the success of Gator players who have won one of college football’s most significant awards,” said Florida’s Athletic Director, Jeremy Foley.

Featured Tweeter: @isaiahk

I've been chatting with friend and fellow Texan @isaiahk for quite some time now. While he doesn't share my love for Dirk and the Mavericks (he's usually rooting for the Spurs or Rockets... blah), he is a great person to talk basketball with! He also has an awesome sense of style, and apparently loves girls in little black booties!

Why you should follow him:

Isaiah is an awesome mixture of a young man that you don't often find. He comes off as a super cool hipster kid who listens to bands you've never heard of and has an erratic sleep schedule, but he also knows his stuff about sports!

Balls, Buildings and Logos, Oh My!

Yes, I am going to write about balls... Surprised? What balls am I going to speak of today? Soccer balls and basketballs.  I could also touch on baseballs, but there is not much to say about my team right now. Besides, at least we are taking 1 game out of 3... Half full, right?