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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.


AFC and NFC Championship Game Picks

Well those are Yahoo's picks, and mine are pretty similar.  I like the Colts to win pretty comfortable.  Something in the 24--10 range.  The second game should be more interesting.  New Orleans will out of control when the Saints win 28-23.

Next stop: Miami for The Super Bowl.





Some College Hoops Teams Stand Above the Rest

We are a few games into the conference seasons and about 7 weeks or so until Selection Sunday.  From what I've seen there is a group of teams that are separating themselves from the rest.

A lot can change in the next few weeks, injuries, suspensions, and teams finding rough waters on the road, but here is the list of teams to me that will be deserving of a top seed by the selection committee, or close to it.

A big clue to me of how good a team is, is to look at how they perform on the road.  Conference games are always tricky when away from your own arena, so we will want to pay close attention to how these top tier teams do navigating their conference schedules.

Texas - Loaded and playing well right now.  They don't want to peak too early.

Syracuse - This looks to be Syracuse's best team since they won it all. 

Kentucky - A young but scary good team.  Talent galore.

Kansas - Well coached and top notch talent is playing well.  Can't wait for Kansas vs. Texas.

Villanova - Consistant but not flashy.  Plays great competition in the Big East

Kansas St. - They have a high RPI, and talent.  Still kind of an unknown.

Michigan St. - Hot right now, and dominating the Big 10.


Wildcards:  Duke, Pitt, BYU, Clemson, Wisconsin, and of course Gonzaga.



Cowboy Mouth in Atlanta Saturday Night

On the eve of The New Orleans Saints possibly making their first Super Bowl, New Orlean's favorite band, and one of mine, Cowboy Mouth will be returning to one of its favorite places.

The Center Stage will be hosting Fred LeBlanc and the rest of Cowboy Mouth tomorrow night.

Guaranteed to be a great show.



EarthLink biz app now in App Store

The Atlanta-based Internet service provider (NASDAQ: ELNK) has released a new app called the Touch-Fill-Go App. It will be available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch

"Unlike other scanner-type apps for iPhone and iPod touch that just capture and copy documents, the Touch-Fill-Go App provides end-to-end form capture, completion and management capabilities with the ability to export as a PDF file," said EarthLink Senior Vice President Kevin Brand, in a released statement.

Touch-Fill-Go has many practical uses for work and home, such as expense reports or time cards. It will also come in handy fo filling out various school, sports, and health record forms for everyone in the office or at home with the family.

This to me looks like a stong and powerful new tool.  Kudos to Earthlink for releasing this, it should be a great help for people at tax time, and for me will be usefull all year long. It will be interesting to see what else will be in the works from EarthLink, I think they have a winner here.


The Most Spectacular 5 Seconds in Auto Racing

This will be a sight to see when the NHRA will implement 4 wide racing in both qualifying and in eliminations at the NHRA event in Charlotte, March 25-28. 

The ground will shake, and the noise will be deafening when four funny cars, top fuelers, pro stockers and bikes will all race 4 wide. 

Here's how it will work:

* Qualifying will be conducted using four lanes

* Each category winner will be determined in three rounds of eliminations

* The two drivers to cross the finish line first in each of the four first rounds of eliminations will advance to the second round

* The two drivers to cross the finish line first in each of the two second rounds of eliminations will advance to the final round

* Each final round will feature four drivers in each category, and the single driver to cross the finish line first in the final will be declared the winner of the race, the second runner-up and so on.

The NHRA Carolinas Nationals, Sept. 16-19, the second of six races in NHRA’s Countdown to 1 playoffs, will continue to be conducted using only two lanes at zMax Dragway.

“Watching these nitro cars thunder four-wide down the world’s only four-lane concrete strip is exactly what we had in mind when we built zMax Dragway,” said Bruton Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports.  That andthe fact that whatever Bruton does, he does first-class.