Monthly Archives: December 2015

Perry Ellis joining elite names in KU basketball lore

Perry Ellis KU

DECEMBER 2015 – Perry Ellis feels like it was about yesterday when he arrived at Kansas in 2012 after winning four-straight state championships at Wichita Heights and becoming a four-time Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and City League’s all-time leading scorer.

“It went by so fast, so fast,” said Ellis, a 6-8 KU senior forward. “I’m excited about it. I’ve been getting better each season and having more fun.”

Travis Kelce, aka ‘Zeus,’ gives Chiefs powerful punch at tight end

Travis Kelce

DECEMBER 2015 – If you don’t have a Gronk, what’s the next best thing?  Zeus! “Zeus” the nickname of Travis Kelce hints at his flamboyant personality, but on the field he is a steady performer.

It is taking care of the “small things” which has propelled Travis Kelce near the top of NFL tight ends.

Royals Window of Opportunity is NOW

royals window

OCTOBER 2015 – The Royals window of opportunity has been a long time coming. It started with humble beginnings and came in small increments for the Kansas City Royals: 65 victories (and 97 losses) in 2009, 67 victories in 2010, 71 in 2011, 72 in 2012 (all 90-plus losing seasons), 86 in 2013, the Royals’ first winning year since 2003 and their most wins in a season since 92 in 1989, 89 in 2014 and ending a 29-year-old playoff drought with a wildcard berth and advancing to the seventh game of the World Series, and then reaching 90-victories this season with seven games left in the regular season.

The Royals became the second team in Major League history to improve in the win-loss column for sixth consecutive seasons since the 1919-1925 Philadelphia Athletics, who were owned and managed by Connie Mack.
Royals manager Ned Yost joked about being compared to Connie Mack.
“It’s a testament to Dayton (general manager Moore) and how he has built this organization up,” Yost said. “It’s a testament to these young players; that they continue to not be satisfied. They continue to strive to do better and be better.”

Body composition metrics matter more as a fitness measure than weight

Body Composition

DECEMBER 2015 – The importance of body composition as a true measure of fitness and health has exploded in recent years.

The amount of muscle and body fat we each carry has become increasingly important in identifying peak fitness.  In fact, the NFL now sets up 6 BOD PODs at the NFL Combine every year.  They test the athletes to determine muscle mass and body fat.