Hollywood Icon – Burt Reynolds

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When I hear d yesterday that Burt Reynolds had passed away, I have to say I really felt the loss. It’s funny really. When you think of the movies he was in it seemed like he was this overly macho arrogant kind of man until you sat down and actually watched the movies. Then you saw him..you saw his personality come through his characters. He seemed approachable unlike most Hollywood actors. He seemed like your next door neighbor that you could just sit out on your porch and have a beer with.

I never had the chance to meet him but would have loved to. I grew up watching his movies: Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, White Lightning, Deliverance, among others. He made life seem amazing and fun and has even been quoted about his movie career “I was doing it for the fun”. He will be missed in Hollywood because there will never be another Burt Reynolds. RIP

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It’s hard

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Why does it seem when everything is going amazing there is always someone to pull you down? I try to keep my head up but it gets to a point where even if you are the  most positive person and you try to stay that way, you just ask if it is worth it to be that way. Because it’s so easy to be like everyone else. It’s like you just want to stop trying. You just want to give in, give up and just stop being what makes you, you.

Then I read this post by one of my fellow bloggers Brandon Knoll. And he is so right!

When anyone tries to make you feel less, try to make you feel like you cannot do anything, or even tries to destroy what you are proud of remember they are the ones that are wrong. They choose the easy route to make you feel insignificant, undesirable, unworthy, unhappy, unaccomplished. They do it to make themselves feel superior to you because you are happy with you. You are wanted. You are beautiful. You are amazing. Don’t let anyone ever crush you, take you apart, or destroy you. Stay positive and happy. They cannot take that away from you unless you allow them to. Be what you are you…no one can take that away from you.

Thanks Brandon for that amazing post. You reminded me of what is important.

World Cup Rest Days

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Wow what a day!! Croatia and England played an amazing, exciting, and physical game. Through all Croatia won out!!! Congratulations Croatia!! You made it to the final the first time in your team history!!! Sorry to see England go but there can only be one!!!

So now onto the final and third place games….I think the final will be an intense and amazing game. One team has won the final and one has never been this far. I am going to be watching it…hope you all will be too!!

 

 

Saturday, July 14 (THIRD PLACE GAME)
Belgium vs England @ 10:00 AM ET On FOX (local)
Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Sunday, July 15 (FINAL)
France vs Croatia @ 11:00 AM ET On FOX (local)
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Quarter-Final finish ups and rest

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Wow…that is all I can say!! What a great set of Quarter-finals!! The Russia vs Croatia game was absolutely amazing to watch. The last tie up before going in to the extra time was amazing!! Too bad it had to end in the knockout goals…sorry to see you go Russia, Uruguay, Brazil, and Sweden.

The teams that made it to the Semi-Finals:

France
Belgium
England
Croatia

Enjoy your rest days teams…you’re going to need them!!

 

Here are the brackets:

Scheduled Game times:

Semifinals 

Tuesday, July 10

France vs. Belgium in St. Petersburg, 2 p.m. on FOX (local)

Wednesday, July 11

England vs. Croatia in Moscow, 2 p.m. on FOX (local)

 

 

 

World Cup Rest Days

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Well today and tomorrow are rest days for the players that are still in the Cup. It truly has been an amazing few days. To all the players there are both still playing and have been sent home you have been amazing, fantastic, beautiful, and powerful. You all have and are achieving the dream!! Congratulations to those that are still playing…you have just a few more games before you are done. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!! Who will it be?

So far there has been amazing games played. Some went into extended time and penalty kicks. And some just finished out at the last possible moment. They were all great!! I love watching them all!!! I’ve been fortunate this year. Most of the games, especially the ones I really wanted to see were played on my local FOX network. I was so tickled when I found out that was the plan. The next one will be as well from what I understand. I can’t wait 🙂

The Teams that came out of the Knockouts (round of 16) and are moving on are as follows:

France
Uruguay
Russia
Croatia
Brazil
Belgium
Sweden
England

If keeping up with the Brackets for the Quarter-finals here it is:

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Game times are as follows:

FRIDAY:
France vs. Uruguay at Nizhny Novgorod, 10 am ET on FS1
Brazil vs. Belgium at Kazan, 2 pm ET on FS1

SATURDAY:

Sweden vs. England at Samara, 10 am ET on FOX (local)
Russia vs Croatia at Sochi, 2pm ET on FOX (local)

 

Thanks to:

http://www.fifa.com
http://www.foxsports.com
http://www.cbssports.com

World Cup Knockout Phase!!

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Whoohoo!! We made it to the knockout stage better known as the Round of sixteen. Today is a rest day for everyone but after that it starts to get serious. There are a lot of teams that were not expected to come this far…but they did!! Congratulations to all the teams that have made it this far…it has been an amazing set of games. The excitement is just beginning. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!!

Russia
Uruguay
Spain
Portugal
France
Denmark
Croatia
Argentina
Brazil
Switzerland
Mexico
Sweden
England
Belgium
Colombia
Japan

 

This is the brackets the way the teams will play each other:

 

 

And if anyone is interested in the schedule for The Round of 16:

Round of 16 schedule (all times Eastern)

Saturday

France vs. Argentina in Kazan, 10 a.m. on FOX (local)

Uruguay vs. Portugal in Sochi, 2 p.m. on FOX (local)

Sunday

Spain vs. Russia in Moscow (Luzhniki Stadium), 10 a.m. on FOX (local)

Croatia vs. Denmark in Nizhny-Novgorod, 2 p.m. on FOX (local)

Monday

Brazil vs. Mexico in Samara, 10 a.m. on FOX (local)

Belgium vs. Japan in Rostov-on-Don, 2 p.m. on FOX (local)

Tuesday

Sweden vs. Switzerland in St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. on FS1 (Fox Sports 1)

Colombia vs. England in Moscow (Spartak Stadium), 2 p.m. on FOX (local)

 

 

Thanks to:

http://www.fifa.com

http://www.cbssports.com

http://www.foxsports.com

 

WORLD CUP 2018

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Once every four years all the best soccer teams qualify for an amazing competition!! This World Cup, Russia is doing the honor of hosting the matches. Unfortunately the United States did not make it this time but none the less it has shaped up to be an amazing set up.

From Asia:

Iran
South Korea
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Australia

From Africa:

Nigeria
Egypt
Senegal
Tunisia
Morocco

North America:

Mexico
Costa Rica
Panama

South America:

Brazil
Uruguay
Argentina
Colombia
Peru

Europe:

Russia
France
Portugal
Germany
Serbia
Poland
England
Spain
Belgium
Iceland

Oceania:

None

I am so excited to see the games or as many as I can get to see. I love to watch the games just for the fun of watching them. Yes I have my favorites but it really goes beyond even just rooting for your favorites. The way the players play, the excitement, the emotional high, and even the let down when the teams you were rooting for don’t make it….I love it all!! I wish every team that has made it to the CUP the best and as much as I wish you all could be there….THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!! BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU

If you want to watch the games:

The opening ceremonies start at 10am est with the first game with Russia vs. Saudi Arabia for the opening match at 11am est. Should be decent match followed Friday with 3 more matches starting 8am est with Egypt vs Uruguay, 11am est Iran vs Morocco, and 2pm est Potugal vs Spain.

To see more info and the schedules for the all the matches go to http://www.FIFA.com  or http://www.GOAL.com