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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.


Tyler Trent's Legacy Will Go On with New Book

According to the twenty-year-old sports writer, suffering from a rare bone cancer, "Three months ago, doctors gave me three months to live…but, by the grace of God and the generosity of Colts' owner Jim Irsay, here I am."
We lost Tyler Trent this week.
This young man is beloved by the Purdue football team and staff, as well as the university and surrounding community. But it was only this past fall that Tyler Trent's harrowing story rocketed out of Indiana and into the national spotlight when he boldly predicted that Purdue would defeat Ohio State.
On October 19, 2018, an ESPN interviewer asked Tyler about the future, presumably inquiring about his cancer prognosis. But Tyler's response focused instead on the next day when his Boilermakers would face the seemingly invincible Ohio State Buckeyes.
"The immediate future in my mind? Purdue beats Ohio State."
The ESPN video of Trent's story and subsequent prediction went viral, being viewed more than 20 million times on the internet.
Though he was virtually alone in making this call, the next day his Boilermakers soundly defeated the Buckeyes, 49-20…and miraculously, he was well enough to experience the historic moment in person, even offering a short post-game speech in the rowdy Purdue locker room after the game.
Tyler had never worn a Purdue jersey or helmet on the field, but he had become a key member of the team.
This game provided the underlying metaphor of Trent's book, THE UPSET: Life, Sports, Death, and the Legacy in Between. Scheduled to release March, 2019 (Core Media Group, 260 pages, $24.99), the book features a Foreword by Trent's friend and ESPN anchor, Scott Van Pelt, as well as endorsements from many influencers in the world of sports and media.
Tyler Trent has had this kind of impact.
THE UPSET: Life, Sports, Death, and the Legacy in Between can be pre-ordered online beginning Dec. 28 at
A portion of every purchase on this website will be donated to cancer research in Tyler Trent's name…and to help families facing cancer.
"Most people never see their legacy come to pass while they are still alive," Tyler's dad, Tony Trent, said. "We would love for Tyler to tell his story and reach his goal for cancer research, supporting families who are battling cancer."
Tyler and his family's dream is to raise at least one million dollars to help defeat this horrible disease.
Excerpt from The Upset:
Every night, until I felt I had grown out of it, my mom would sing the lyrics to "You Are My Sunshine" as she tucked me into bed. Her sweet voice lifted my spirits. Every time. I didn't realize until sometime later how much these few, seemingly happy stanzas would impact me in such a lasting way.
The first three lines are filled with such joy, so much so that it's easy to somehow sing right past the tragic potential of pain tagged onto the end…
Please don't take my sunshine away.
When Mom sang to me, never in her wildest dreams—or even her most graphic nightmares—did she ever imagine that her "sunshine" might actually be taken away. But when I was fifteen years old, our family began living life in the last line of the song—in a place where a terminal illness threatened the very joy of life itself.
To all people in this world—including you—who face everything that makes us suffer these fears of both the known and unknown found in cancer or in any of the other infinite difficulties of life—our family has joined your ranks. You are not alone. Together, we are the broken. We are the suffering.
We are the upset.

The AFC and NFC Championship Games to be Brought to you by TurboTax

Capitalizing on the fact that two certanties in life are football and taxes, The NFL is partneting with Intuit, Inc.
The National Football League (NFL) and Intuit Inc (Nasdaq: INTU), makers of TurboTax®, QuickBooks®, and Mint® today announced that as part of their multi-year official sponsor partnership, Intuit TurboTax Live will serve as the first-ever presenting sponsor of both the AFC and NFC Championship Games.
As a part of the sponsorship, TurboTax Live branding will be featured during the 2019 AFC and NFC Championship Games as well as within ancillary programming and content across league broadcast and digital media platforms. The 2019 AFC and NFC Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 20 (NFC – 3:05 pm ET on FOX, AFC – 6:40 pm ET on CBS).
"We're proud to have Intuit as the NFL's first-ever presenting sponsor for both AFC and NFC Championship games," said Renie Anderson, NFL Senior Vice President, NFL Partnerships, Sponsorship and Consumer Products. "Intuit has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the financial and accounting software industry that NFL fans recognize and trust this time of year."
Beyond the presenting sponsorship of both 2019 AFC and NFC Championship games, Intuit also becomes the NFL's official sponsor for financial and accounting software, as well as tax preparation services. Intuit helps power prosperity for consumers, self-employed and small business owners finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Together Intuit and the NFL will also create programs to help current and former players prosper through the NFL Player Engagement and NFL Legends communities.
"Americans work hard for their money and at Intuit we want to help them find and save more of it," said Mary-Ann Somers, Chief Growth Officer for Intuit's Consumer Group.  "As an official sponsor of the NFL, we have a unique opportunity to reach a highly engaged audience with solutions to help them prosper during the height of tax season."
Consumers can also look forward to seeing Intuit TurboTax return to the NFL Super Bowl for its sixth consecutive year.

Sling Updates Apple TV Devices

Sling TV news as the new year gets underway.


Sling TV updated its UI on Apple TV devices; the new features help simplify how you stream on Sling TV, providing a more content-centric experience with an updated guide, more control over managing favorites and presenting more information about shows before you click to watch.


Updated features include:
Updated Guide – The grid guide will now show a photo preview and information about a show before you click to watch, and filters have moved to the left hand side of the screen.
Ribbon Management – Now instead of scrolling through content to get to the “Manage” buttons for Favorite Channels, Recordings and Continue Watching, you can select the icon at the beginning of these rows for easy access.
Remote Capabilities – Tapping the remote touch pad on Apple TV will now allow you to view more information and will bring up player controls for the show.



Opening Odds to Win Super Bowl

Odds to win the Super Bowl
New Orleans Saints +245
Kansas City Chiefs +470
Los Angeles Rams +536
New England Patriots +604
Chicago Bears +1104
Baltimore Ravens +1205
Los Angeles Charges +1558
Houston Texans +3181
Indianapolis Cots +3181
Seattle Seahawks +3181
Dallas Cowboys +3232
Philadelphia Eagles +4000
Odds to win the AFC
Kansas City Chiefs +171
New England Patriots +206
Baltimore Ravens +516
Los Angeles Chargers  +766
Indianapolis Colts +1382
Houston Texans +1329
Odds to win the NFC
New Orleans Saints +100
Los Angeles Rams +233
Chicago Bears +595
Seattle Seahawks +1550
Dallas Cowboys +1600
Philadelphia Eagles +2000



New Year's Eve Fails

As one years turns to the next!