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making the room layout hard for discussion, and the colour scheme being dull
so as to lower any motivation.
Personally I thought this was a bit too far (sportsmanship anyone?), but I
was curious as to what actually contributes to a home advantage?
I've read a number of articles over the years about how playing an away game
can be a considerable disadvantage above the obvious difference in supporter
numbers. Here are some that I recall.
Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium's away team dressing room is 'L' shaped.
Not only does this subconciously suggest "Lose" but it makes inter team
communication more difficult as the manager has to talk around a corner.
It was noted that some away dressing rooms had the tactics board in full view
of the corridor.
During a Champion's league game between Chelsea and Barcelona it was
suggested that Bobby Wagner Jersey the away team dressing room only had three
working showers and one mirror.
Away teams have considerably less space to get prepared. The home side often
has adequate locker space for 4 or 5 pairs of boots and plenty of bench space to
get ready whereas away dressing rooms are often smaller, more cramped
Simple luxuries. Huge TV screens, ice baths, carpets, more treatment tables
I recall Roy Keane ensuring that Sunderland's away dressing room had pictures
of Sunderland winning all over it as a bit of a mind game.
The away team probably slept Bobby Wagner Youth Jersey in a hotel the night before the
match whereas the home players would have slept in their own beds.
The away team may have travelled a considerable distance/time and may be
fatigued as a result.
Finally, a couple Robert Turbin Womens Jersey of interesting articles:
The crowd is more than likely cheering for them, and cheering against their
opponent. It gets very loud on the pitch and very hard to concentrate. For
example in American football, the guard often has to signal the center to snap
because the center can't hear the quarterback because it's so loud. This causes
great confusion and miscommunication. The morale aspect is important too.
The home team is more familiar with the field. Is this field easier to slip
on than most? Is the grass longer? The environmental factors and familiarity
will give you an edge over your opponent, as they need to consciously adjust
their style to suit the field, while you, having practiced on this field and
played on this field, have a much more natural attunement to it.
Lack of travel. Travel is very exhausting, even when you have professional
clubs who spare no expense in keeping the players comfortable. You lose a day of
preparation traveling as well, but the home team gets that extra day to stay footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Bruce-Irvin-Jersey.html
loose and freshen up. If the away team is on the second or third consecutive
travel, it can take a pretty heavy toll on their mental and physical state.
As for how big it is the advantage is, a study has indicated that for every
10,000 people in the stands, a home team in the English Premiership will score
an additional 0.1 goals, on average. Wikipedia sums this up to 37% more goals,
although how they reach that from the article presented is at present unclear.
It is significant enough that they now track 'away goals' as a way to break
In blog post titled "Home Field Advantage: What You See Depends On Where You
Look (And What You Make Of Draws)", Chris Anderson writes about a footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Max-Unger-Jersey.html book
discussing home field advantage in football:
In these chapters, Moskowitz and Wertheim first document that the home
field advantage is ubiquitous across different team sports, as well as
across leagues and over time. They also argue that most of the
advantage home teams seem to have Robert Turbin Navy Jersey stems from referee decisions,
than things like travel, schedule, weather, or any other number of
factors that have been proposed over the years.
The abstract for "Home advantage in soccer: A retrospective analysis" (full
article must be purchased) notes:
Sherman says California Chrome looks better
NEW YORK (AP) Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in
action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.
Sherman arrived in New York on Monday Doug Baldwin Jersey afternoon and watched his Triple Crown
contender gallop at Belmont Park on Tuesday morning. It was the first time
Sherman had observed the chestnut colt since he captured the Preakness.
"I thought he looked better now than he did after the Preakness," Sherman
said. Kam Chancellor Womens Jersey "I couldn't believe how much
weight he put on. Going on the Triple Crown trail, it's kind of rough. He's an
California Chrome will try for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978
on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.
The flashy 3 year old with four white feet will be the heavy favorite in the
1 mile Belmont, Doug Baldwin Authentic Jersey known as the "Test of the
Champion" for its history of crushing Triple Crown dreams.
Only 11 horses have swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont in the
same year. There have been 11 Triple tries since Affirmed, the most recent being
Big Brown in 2008. He won the first two legs, and then was eased by jockey Kent
Desormeaux in the Belmont.
I'll Have Another won the first two legs in 2012, but was scratched on
Belmont eve with a tendon injury that ended his career.
After the Preakness, Sherman, 77, returned to his stable in Southern
California. He sent California Chrome to New York in the care of Alan Sherman,
his son and assistant trainer. The Belmont will be the colt's third demanding
race in a short five week span.
"He's doing outstanding," Alan Sherman said. "I couldn't ask for anything
more right now. I'm just enjoying the ride he's put us on."
The full California Chrome rooting section will be on hand Saturday. Perry Kam Chancellor Kids Jersey Martin, co owner and breeder of the
colt with Steve Coburn, did not attend the Preakness. He was upset with
treatment he received by Churchill Downs at the Derby.
Martin is not going to miss this chance to be part of history.
"Perry and his wife will get here late Wednesday night," Coburn said. "He'll
probably lay real low until the day of the race. Him and his family are pretty
reserved. That's why he gets out of town real quick so I can do all the
Coburn and his wife, Carolyn, from northern Nevada are enjoying their first
trip to New York.
"It was my first time in Kentucky, my first time in Maryland and now my first
time in New York," Coburn said. "Carolyn would like to come back here and see
all this when we got more time. We've kind of been rushed from here to there and
For Art Sherman, it is a homecoming for the Brooklyn native.
"I haven't been back to Williamsburg in many years," Sherman said. "It's
changed quite a bit. I probably can't afford Williamsburg now."
The Belmont draw takes place Wednesday morning. It's not fraught with as much
drama as the Derby, where breaking from an extreme inside or outside post in a
19 or 20 horse field can quickly take a horse out of contention.
The Belmont, the longest of the Triple Crown races, is contested over a track
with wide sweeping turns. It gives jockeys plenty of time to sort out early
The Belmont lost a potential runner on Tuesday when trainer Linda Rice
withdrew Kid Cruz from consideration. He ran eighth in the Preakness, 16 lengths
behind California Chrome.
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undercard, the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes at 1 1 16 miles.
The likely challengers for California Chrome include Commanding Curve,
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Curlin, Samraat, Social Inclusion, Tonalist and Wicked Strong.
tag deadlines ends with a bang
As the deadline to place the franchise tag on players approached, some teams
were steadfast in their approach, while others made some last minute moves. ET
on Monday. Let's take a look at some the most notable moves that were made a
week before the free agency frenzy:
General manager Ray Farmer has been faced with some tough decisions since he
took over the operation nearly three weeks ago. His first move was placing the
transition tag on Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. It's a bit of a surprise that the
team took this approach as they'll be paying him in the range of offensive
tackle money ($10 million in 2014). The transition tag means that Mack can still
sign an offer sheet from another team, but Cleveland would have five days to
match. If Mack were to leave, the Browns would receive nothing in return as to
where a non exclusive franchise tag would grant them two first round picks.
Pittsburgh also made a surprising move http://www.footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Russell-Wilson-Jersey.html
by transition tagging linebacker Jason Worilds. The one year deal will net
Worilds $9.754 million, whereas the franchise tag would have cost the Steelers
$11.455 million. The move may indicate that the team is looking to part ways
with LaMarr Woodley, who is due a hefty amount in 2014.
Three time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo will remain with the Redskins
next Marshawn Lynch Authentic Jersey season as the team placed
their non exclusive tag on him. While Orakpo will receive $11.455 million in
compensation, he is still hopeful that a long term extension can get done.
"I don't have a problem with the decision [the Redskins] made, but I still
want a long term deal," Orakpo told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "This is new to me.
I'm just letting this play out to the end. I'm excited to be with the Redskins
as of right now, but now we will go from here," he said.
"It's always good to try and finish up with the team that drafted you.
However, it is a business and I understand Zach Miller Authentic Jersey the business. If it works out,
then it works out. At the very least, I'm happy they took this step
The Saints placed the non exclusive franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham
on Friday. The curious part of this move is if the Saints Zach Miller Navy Jersey will pay Graham as a tight end or a
wide receiver. Graham would earn $6.066 million as a tight end, but would
receive $10.537 million if he's paid as a wide receiver. Graham's representation
will likely cite the fact that he lines up as a wide receiver more than a
traditional tight end would. The non exclusive tag allows Graham to work out a
long term deal with another team. The Saints would then have a chance to match
the offer, but if they didn't they would receive two first round picks.
Greg Hardy has been one of the most productive players at the defensive end
position and the Panthers weren't going to allow him to hit the open market. footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Richard-Sherman-Jersey.html
General manager Dave Gettleman chose to place the tag on Hardy on Friday, which
will net him $13.116 million. A long term deal could get hammered out in the
meantime as Carolina would love to reduce that meaty salary cap number.
The Jets decided to place the team's franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk, who
had the best seasons of his seven year career in Marshawn Lynch Navy Jersey 2013 by connecting on 92 percent of
his field goals. He will earn $2.9 million.
Steelers depth still a work in progress
FS Mike Mitchell (Panthers). Had four interceptions, 312 sacks and two forced
fumbles to help Carolina to NFC title game.
DL Cam Thomas (Chargers). A 330 pounder who can play any position on the
WR Lance Moore (Saints). Looking to have a bounce back year after
experiencing a major falloff in statistics (65 catches in 2012 to 37; 1,041
yards to 457).
CB Brice McCain (Texans). Only $65,000 guaranteed, so a low risk pickup for a
team that had only three experienced cornerbacks before signing him.
RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots). Adding him means the Cliff Avril Jersey Steelers won keep shuffling running backs
series by series to find yards if Le Bell is hurt or needs a break.
WR Darrius Heyward Bey (Colts). Caught just 29 passes last season.
LB Arthur Moats (Bills). Will Steelers move him inside http://www.footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Kj-Wright-Jersey.html
if they believe Jarvis Jones won need support outside?
DE Ziggy Hood (Jaguars). Helped by the unexpected $10 million bump in the
salary cap, Jacksonville decided he was worth $16 million over four seasons.
WR Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos). Believes he can be an Antonio Brown type
receiver in the Steven Hauschka Jersey right system.
OLB LaMarr Woodley (Raiders). Must change positions (to defensive end), much
like James Harrison did after signing with Bengals.
WR Jerricho Cotchery (Panthers). State and wife is from the area.
DE Al Woods (Titans). Steelers were surprised when he landed a $4 million
deal, the same money they paying the much more experienced Thomas.
TE David Johnson Steven Hauschka Kids Jersey (Chargers). San Diego will try to
do what Pittsburgh couldn and that keep him healthy.
FS Ryan Clark (Redskins). Returns to the team he played for before signing
with Steelers in 2006.
RB Jonathan Dwyer (Cardinals). Cliff Avril Navy Jersey Low risk deal pays him only
OL Eric Olsen (Titans). Late season depth addition by Steelers gets a
ILB Larry Foote. Said he was offered minimum wage deals by multiple
CB Curtis Brown. Third round bust.
OL Levi Brown. Never got on the field with Steelers.
DE Brett Keisel. No signal yet Steelers might bring him back for depth.
WR Plaxico Burress. Might not have made the team last season before getting
hurt in camp.
RB Felix Jones. Former first round pick might have trouble finding work.
P Mat McBriar. Went unsigned last year until after the season started.
RB LaRod Stephens Howling. Torn ACL in one and only Steelers game.
LB Stevenson Sylvester. Good enough on special teams he should be able footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Jon-Ryan-Jersey.html to find
C Fernando Velasco. Teams still waiting for Achilles injury to heal.
LB Jamaal Westerman. Played in one game with Steelers.
The Steelers depth chart looks nothing like it did when they finished the
season against the Browns more than three months ago " and nothing like it will
when they open the season against a still unannounced opponent in a little less
than five months.
Even after the most extensive free agent driven roster reshuffling to date
for the Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin tandem, with seven players arriving via
free agency and nine departing, the Steelers have significant lineup holes and
1951 On the Air: WXIA TV history
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1951 On the Air: WXIA TV history dates back to 1951 when the station signed
on the air as an ABC affiliate. Twenty nine years later, in September 1980,
Channel 11 joined NBC. Early in its history, the station was known as WLWA TV
and operated under the ownership http://www.footballseahawksprostore.com/Nike-Bruce-Irvin-Jersey.html
of Crosley Broadcasting. Known from the start as a station with a strong
interest in local, live programming, the station was purchased in 1962 by
Richard Fairbanks of Indianapolis and officially became WAII TV, The Eyes of
Atlanta. In 1963 WAII TV introduced News Watch and brought the first woman
weather forecaster, Eleanor Knight, to the airwaves, followed by Linda Faye in
1964. Three years later in March of 1967, WAII TV began broadcasting the news
with its first color camera.
1968 A New Beginning: In 1968 WAII was sold to Pacific and Southern
Broadcasting and Channel 11 became known as WQXI TV until 1974 when the station
became WXIA TV. Two years later, the station adopted the 11Alive name.
1979 A Change in Ownership: Ownership of WXIA TV changed again in 1979 when
Combined Communications Corporation signed a deal with the Gannett Company to
become one of the largest mergers in media history. markets. In addition to its
broadcast operations, Gannett publishes more than 75 daily newspapers including
USA TODAY and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine, and is the USA largest
newspaper group in terms of circulation. In 1996, WXIA TV was the NBC flagship
station of the Atlanta Summer Olympics. Included among the many personalities to
work at WXIA TV over the years were NBC Stone Phillips and actor Dick Van Dyke.
Van Dyke worked as an announcer and audioman. Allegedly, Phillips was discovered
waiting tables at an Atlanta restaurant by a station executive. The Dateline
anchor went directly from his summer job to the 11Alive newsroom.
Today: 11Alive currently employs more than 200 men and women in the areas of
news, engineering, production, promotion, accounting, sales, programming, web
design and development, and administrative support. WXIA DT went on the air
October 1998. In 2006, 11Alive became Atlanta first station to broadcast all
local news programs in high definition. Also in 2006, Gannett Broadcasting
acquired WATL TV (Channel 36), and WATL became an affiliate of MyNetworkTV. WATL
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