Archive for June, 2015


Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21st, and if you’re in a pinch and need to get something for Dad, why not get him something he’ll actually use?  Believe me, Dad has enough ties already.  Total Sports Blog recommends the Schick Hydro 5 Groomer (the only 4-in-1 styling tool that shaves, edges, trims and hydrates without multiple attachments) paired with Edge Sensitive Skin Shave Gel – all for under $20.

I’ve been trying out the Schick Hydro 5 Groomer for the past couple of days along with the Edge Sensitive Skin Shave Gel and have had awesome results.  The hair trimmer is awesome for beards or other areas that need manscaping, and your skin feels a new level of smoothness when you use the Hydro 5 Razor.  This year we’re giving away 2 Father’s Day packs which include a can of Edge Sensitive Skin Shave Gel, a Schick Hydro 5 Groomer, and a Shick Hydro 5 Razor.  Learn more about these products and how to win one after the jump.  Read the rest of this entry »


Last December, we had our readers take the Gillette #NoSweat challenge.  Six months later, the longest day of the year is right around the corner (this upcoming Sunday, June 21) and Gillette Clear Gel has you covered so you can spend those extra few hours with #NoSweat.  Their newest scent, Undefeated, keeps you smelling fresh while you stay dry.

I’ve been using Gillette Clear Gel Undefeated for the last few days and am more than satisfied with the odor and sweat protection this antiperspirant provides.  Want to try it yourself for free? Keep reading to find out how to get your hands on a stick of Undefeated courtesy of Total Sports Blog and Gillette  Read the rest of this entry »


As MMA has become more and more popular, people are looking for the same edge that the professionals get. “What should I eat, what should my workout routine be, and most importantly, what supplements should I take?” These are some of the most popular questions I have come across since following MMA. There are some athletes out there that have all the physical tools to be top fighters, but when raw athleticism is not enough, supplements can be just what their body needs to take them to the next level.
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HARRISON, NJ - MAY 30:  Abby Wambach #20 of United States reacts in the second half against the South Korea during an international friendly match at Red Bull Arena on May 30, 2015 in Harrison, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Many participants in the 2015 Women’s World Cup have voiced their displeasure about playing on turf instead of grass.  60 players went as far as to file a lawsuit leading up to the tournament citing gender inequalities, as the Men’s World Cup is always played on grass.  While the lawsuit has been dropped, USWNT star Abby Wambach remains vocal about playing on turf, calling it a “nightmare”.

Wambach has also recently cited the turf as the reason for the USWNT’s scoring woes.  She claims she’s more “carefree” on grass and will “throw her body” when she’s not playing on an artificial surface.  In the USWNT’s opening game vs Australia, Wambach missed 2 headers within 6 yards of the goal that she usually buries.  One must wonder if an aging Wambach is simply making excuses for her own sub-par play.

Does playing on turf really have a negative impact on play?  As a former soccer player who still plays recreationally every week, I know the difference between playing on turf vs grass. Read the rest of this entry »

Thor Matz

The New York Mets have this pretty awesome pitcher rotting on their AAA Las Vegas team. The Mets also have a pretty awesome pitcher in Flushing that is on an innings limit. Why not use these two pitchers to create a dynamic tag team of sorts? Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz should be the next great tag team.
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Werdum pic
At 2:13 of the third round at UFC 188 in Mexico City, Fabricio Werdum submitted Cain Velasquez via guillotine choke to win the UFC Heavyweight championship. This was Velasquez’ first fight in 602 days due to injury and was clearly affected by the altitude of Mexico City, Mexico. Cain was extremely sluggish towards the end of the first round and slowed more and more as the fight went on. Check out the choke after the jump.
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United States' Mix Diskerud celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the soccer friendly match between Germany and the United States in Cologne, western Germany, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

United States’ Mix Diskerud celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the soccer friendly match between Germany and the United States in Cologne, western Germany, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

It may only be the U-20 World Cup, and sure, it was just a friendly match for the main squad, but US Soccer put the world on notice today with victories in both contests.  Advancing to the Quarter Finals is a huge step for our developing players, and any time you’re able to beat the FIFA #1 ranked squad (friendly or not) it’s a big deal.  Plus, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, and Gotze all played, so don’t tell me the Germans didn’t come correct.  The USMNT may be ranked 27th for now, but we’re trending in the right direction.   Read the rest of this entry »

As ESPN reports, there will be multiple rule changes to NCAA Men’s Basketball for the 2015-2016 season.  While the shot clock dropping from 35 to 30 seconds has been the most discussed change, there are a few more tweaks this season that will change the game as we know it.  The rule changes to the 2015-2016 season are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »



The 2015 Women’s World Cup kicked off yesterday, but today was the first USWNT match of the tournament vs Australia.  At the half, the score is 1-1, but it could be much worse for the USA.  Hope Solo has made several monster saves to keep this one close. Read the rest of this entry »

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women's soccer match against Australia in San Antonio. U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.  (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)

(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)

Hope Solo came up huge early in the USWNT’s opening game in the 2015 World Cup vs Australia.  She may be the only woman in the world who could have made this save.  Check the video after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »