San Diego Set for First Ever World Beach Games in 2017

“I think they have all the ingredients for the games,” said Timothy Fok, an ANOC executive and International Olympic Committee member. “Not only the sun and sand, they live the games.”

The event, scheduled for 2017, is expected to feature about 20 sports, including triathlon, skateboarding, surfing, jet skiing, as well beach versions of soccer, track and football.

No better place to host than "America's Finest City!"

No Positive in Building a Stadium

Note that those studies looked at stadiums for all major sports. NFL venues, which cost more and are used less, tend to fare worse economically.

Yet a new Chargers stadium really looks bad compared to other public uses for the Qualcomm site. Leading the pack, by far, is higher education.

Expanding on a classic 1956 paper by Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, economists since the 1990s have argued that boosting “human capital” is key to further economic growth once basic resources, like money and raw materials, are in place. Put simply, building knowledge builds a better economy.

I guess I'm probably not going to be popular either but paying over $1 billion in public funds just doesn't give me the feel goods. We owe it to our kids to build a better and brighter future with great economic benefits. Rooting for a sports team that won't proportionally give back it its fans, count me out for ANY tax increase.

Christen Press on 'Moving Forward'

In a math class long after my Lunada Bay Elementary School graduation, I learned that for all intents and purposes, the concept of infinity is not functional. So instead of trying to reach infinity, mathematicians describe what the value is approaching: a limit. With limits, the end point becomes irrelevant and the focus falls on the direction you are moving.

The World Cup is the limit. And we’re moving forward.

One of the best reads on Players' Tribune by none other that the awesome Christen Press. If you haven't started reading the PT, I highly suggest you do. Awesome insight and better material than the usual media outlets.

Hello 2015 Padres!

AJ Preller is going bonkers! Supposedly, just a few minutes ago, we signed James Shield! If you don't know who that is, just watch some of the KC Royals of last year. Awesome pitching and offense set up for this making a huge run for 2015! Go Padres!

The signing of Shields caps off a remarkable offseason for the Padres, who have revamped their club with the additions of Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. Shields joins Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Odrisamer Despaigne in the team's rotation mix, pitching in a city in which he currently owns a home.

via SBNation

Padres' Exciting 2015 Season and FREE Hoodies!

It's truly an exciting time to be a San Diego Padres! Heck, even even agrees!

On the other hand, the Padres are already there. They've done more than just add talent. They've added excitement and expectations. So here's to San Diego. Some will say that winning the offseason doesn't mean much. The Padres would say it's a start to everything else they hope to accomplish.

Just a quick side note too, May 16th is Lightweight Hoodies Giveaway night and my good friend Jeremiah's birthday. I'd say, playing against the Nationals with a free hoodie would make for a great birthday celebration! How about you? Download their 2015 schedule in PDF.


Lightweight Hoodie Promotion Info via SacBuntChris

Mayweather's True Character Revealed

Says a lot about Mayweather's true character and unending excuse to fight Manny Pacquiao.

We want to deal with serious individuals, individuals who have the ability to make a decision. Regrettably, that is not the case with Mr. Mayweather," Muhammad said, as quoted by Boxing Scene.

"The Abu Dhabi group is serious, and I will not allow them to dangle an inordinate amount of time. Now that time has come, and the offer is gone," he added.

Muhammad also said Mayweather and "The Money Team" should "consider re-thinking its nickname" if the American superstar would rather fight for what he said was "hot dog money" instead of a $120-million purse.

via ABS-CBN News