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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Tuesday
Sep152009

del Potro Breaks Through in New York

It was just a matter of time before Juan Martin del Potro broke through with a Grand Slam title.  It happened at The U.S. Open with an impressive victory over favored Roger Federer.  del Potro, who had Federer down at The French Open and had a great U.S. Hardcourt season took it to a frustrated Federer and claimed the title in a tough 5 setter.

I love del Potro's all court game.  I like his game on every surface but grass, and I think with a little work he can be a factor on grass.  Look for him to make a strong challenge to get into the top 3 in the next 6 months.  I little slip up by Federer, Nadal or Murray and del Potro will be right there ready to pass them.

Monday
Sep142009

Nothing "Fishy" about AT&T and Samsung at Lake Lanier

The Lake Lanier Striper Club, with help from AT&T and Samsung Telecommunications hosted the first major fishing tournament with the results determined by a "virtual" weigh-in.  No this is not some sort of Fish Tale, but new technology that allows participants to take a picture of,  and record the length of the fish, while wirelessly sending a multimedia text message back to officials to determine weights.

The device doing this is the Samsung Rugby, and using AT&T's 3G mobile broadband network, competitors can release their fish back into the lake faster than they could before. 

The Rugby is an amazing device.  The military certified handset will hold its own against dust, water, vibration, shock, humidity, and temperature changes, making this the perfect venue to test this do-it-all device.  The tournament winner will be determined based on pictures and measurements at the end of the day.  Samsung provided 50 Rugbys for the day that competitors could also use for GPS navigation and Push to Talk capabilities.

AT&T and Samsung's technology helped make it a memorable day at Lake Lanier.  This was the first event of its type, and other fishing tournaments are already inquiring about implementing similar procedures.

As an added bonus AT&T's 3G wireless network was used for keeping fishermen updated on current tournament standings and weather reports.  A great day for AT&T, Samsung, and The Lake Lanier Striper Club.

Sunday
Sep132009

Foot Fault Call Inconclusive

Let's go to the tape as they say...

This the the best image I could come up with and from the angle given it is impossible for me to tell if it was actually a foot fault.  Even John McEnroe said this morning if it was a foot fault it was miniscule.  Serena should not have acted like she did, but the foot fault should not have been called.

 

 

 

Sunday
Sep132009

A Super Sunday of Tennis

  • Day Session: 12:00 PM Start Time
  • 1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[3] v. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)[6]
  • Not Before 4:30 PM Start Time
  • 1. Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Novak Djokovic (SRB)[4]
  • 2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)[9] v. Kim Clijsters BEL


  • Mixed in with all the football games today is some supurb tennis.  All could be great matches, but I like Nadal, Federer, and Wozniacki today.  Weather look to be improved as well.

    Saturday
    Sep122009

    ePublish by Steve Weber

     

    Wow, what a great read from Steve Weber.  The author of such helpful books like eBay 101 and Sell on Amazonnow gives us the definitive guide on self publishing on Kindle, iPhone and other mobile devices.

    It's a quick but informative read.  Aimed at those of us with old manuscripts, collections of poetry, or almost finished novels lying around that with a little work can be seamlessly and easily self published electronically.

    He gives basic tips of getting exposure for your book, to how to price it, and turn your books into money makers away from the actual sales of the books.  With well over 1 million Kindles in use, and the iPhone becoming a popular eReader as well, you can't go wrong with Weber's effort.

    There are cheaper books dealing with this same topic, but no better.  Weber is a true marketing wiz when it comes to online marketing and sales.  It's available in the Kindle store for $10.99.  Link: http://www.amazon.com/ePublish-Self-Publish-Profitably-CreateSpace-ebook/dp/B0025KVK6Q/ref=kinw_dp_ke