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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.


John Isner Now the #2 Ranked American

With his win in Auckland, New Zealand last week, John Isner passed Sam Querrey and has become the #2 ranked American male tennis player.  He is also a career high #28 on the ATP Computer.

The year could not have started better for the 6'9" hard serving Isner.  Regardless of how he does at The Australian Open, he has positioned himself to possibly break the top 20 by the end of spring. 

Pretty big stuff for this big guy who many thought would be a challenger level player at best.  I have to say he is the most improved player on the men's circuit in the last 12 months.



Hit For Haiti Raises Over $200,0000


A handful of ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour stars played in a 90-minute charity exhibition in the Hit for Haiti fundraiser in Melbourne Sunday.

Among those giving of their time fo the cause was Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Kin Clijsters and others. 

Aussie Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley was delighted with the outcome of the charity event.  “It’s fantastic to see the tennis family from around the globe band together to help make a difference in this time of need” Tiley said.

A replay ofthe charity event is on

The Austrailian Open begins tonite.  ESPN2 and Tennis Channel will bring the action to America.


Fox News' Bill Hemmer Doing a Great Job in Haiti


Can't say enough about the reporting and coverage from the various networks telling the horrific story that is Haiti.  I've been really impressed by the job Fox News' Bill Hemmer has done.

I've always liked his reporting style and demeanor, but he has outshone the competition in his coverage from eathquake ravaged Port-Au-Prince. 

“You can drive for eight hours, and the misery never ends,” Hemmer told viewers. “And neither does the destruction. Block after block, street after street, it takes your breath away.”

In an email, Hemmer described the soccer field (being used as kind of a hospital) as sea of “bedsheets, blue and white tarps, plastic sheets used for cover from the daytime heat.”

“The trail of desperation and need,” he added. “It doesn’t end.”

A terrible tale to tell from Haiti.



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Fearless Football Picks: Divisional Round Games

I may have gone 1-3 last week, including a loss in the Packers / Cardinals shootout, but I'm back for another week.  Hoping to go 4-0 or at the very least 3-1.

Here are my winners for the weekend:

Saturday:   New Orleans and Indy   - Two home teams in close games

Sunday:  Dallas and San Diego  - I usually get burned by San Diego at some point each year, but here goes nothing.

Good Luck!