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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.

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SeeMonterey with a Winter Contest You Don't Want to Miss Hosts Sweepstakes in Conjunction with Winter Campaign has launched their winter campaign and sweepstakes, “Winter Wonderland.” Monterey County, on California’s Central Coast, is a wonderland unlike any other during the winter season. While many destinations are inundated by ice and snow – Monterey Country serves up mild weather—ideal for hiking, biking, wine sipping and golf teeing. From fertile valleys to scenic seaside cliffs, craft breweries to award winning wineries and everything in between, visitors can get outdoors and make the most of the season in Monterey County.
Now through February 28, 2019, travelers can enter to win a winter escape for two to Monterey County at The coveted prize package includes a two-night stay at the nautical themed Captain’s Inn in Moss Landing. While staying in the quaint fishing village, the lucky winner will experience Monterey County’s Serengeti of the Sea during whale watching on the Monterey Bay with Sanctuary Cruises and will be treated to a delectable dinner of sustainable seafood and local produce at the Haute Enchilada Social Club and Gallery. Next, the winner and a guest will spend a day exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of historic Cannery Row in Monterey. They can spend the morning among the fishes at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, experience pure fun at the Monterey Mirror Maze & Lazer Challenge and get back out on the bay with a kayak rental from Monterey Bay Kayaks. After all of that activity it's time to slow down and savor a hot fudge sundae at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, followed by a unique wine blending session at The Wine Experience. The winter retreat will conclude with a dinner to remember at Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove.
The Winter Wonderland Sweepstakes runs through February 28, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes and learn more visit


250 Hooters Chicken Wings

The No. 5 professional eater in the world, Geoffrey Esper, caused a major upset last night at the sixth annual Hooters World Wing Eating Championship!

Esper, 42 from Oxford, Massachusetts, devoured 250 world-famous Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes to clinch the coveted title over defending champion Joey Chestnut (whose final wing tally was 191).

“I competed two years ago and came in seventh,” said Esper, 2017 Hooters World Wing Eating Champion. “I went to my local Hooters, bought a bunch of wings, and I guess it paid off!”

Esper, took down a field of 11 professionally-ranked eaters in the grueling 10-minute all-you-can-eat contest of world-famous Hooters chicken wings which tested jaw strength, endurance, hand speed and
stomach capacity. He demolished more than 113 additional wings than his last Hooters Wing Eating Championship in 2015, his first year on the professional eating circuit. Hooters commissioned Major League Eating to officially sanction the competition.

Esper takes home the top cash prize of $8,500, along with bragging rights to the coveted world title. In total, $17,500 in cash prizes were awarded collectively among the top seven finishers – one of the largest purse prizes on the Major League Eating calendar.

2017 Hooters World Wing Eating Championship Results:

    Geoffrey Esper, Oxford, Massachusetts – 250 wings
    Matt “Megatoad” Stonie, San Jose, California – 229 wings
    Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan, New Orleans, Louisiana – 210 wings
    Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, San Jose, California – 191 wings
    Gideon Oji, Morrow, Georgia – 168 wings
    Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, Tucson, Arizona – 158 wings
    Josh Miller, Denver, Colorado – 152 wings
    Richard “the Locust” LeFevre, Henderson, Nevada, 124 wings
    Miki Sudo, Las Vegas, Nevada – 114 wings
    Steve Hendry, Dixon, California – 110 wings
    Eric “Badlands” Booker, Selden, New York – 108 wings

The championship event also celebrated Hooters latest craveable wing innovation: Smoked Wings, now available in participating locations across America. Hooters Smoked Wings are marinated overnight with a dry rub before being hickory smoked in-house, with Hooters oven smokers. Guests can then opt to enhance their wings with several dry rub flavors or sauce them with any of Hooters signature sauces, including teriyaki-style samurai, lemon pepper and chipotle honey.

Participate in your own wing eating contest at Hooters. To find your nearest Hooters location, visit


Sign Spinners take over Las Vegas

Sign spinners with the sharpest moves compete every year for the title of World Sign Spinning Champion. Las Vegas hosted the 2017 edition, the 10th competition, over the weekend.


Win a Championship Ring and 2015 Calendar from Hooters and Me

Gary Lowe from right here in Gwinnett County is heading to the Big Game in Arizona courtesy of Hooters with a VIP “Superb-Owl Weekend” football prize package, all part of its epic “Greatest Month of Football Ever” sweepstakes from January.

Lucky Gary won two tickets to the Big Game, round-trip airfare and four-night VIP accommodations at the BUD LIGHT® Hotel.

“It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to experience the Big Game first-hand,” said Lowe. “I love heading to my local Hooters of Gwinnett on my lunch break as often as I can. I still can’t believe Hooters hooked me up as a VIP to watch the game of the year – it just doesn’t get better than this!”

Lowe won his prize through Hooters “Spin to Win” game and will enjoy two tickets to the “Superb-Owl,” round-trip airfare and four-night VIP accommodations at the BUD LIGHT® Hotel.  Now through February 1, anyone who visits is just one click away from instantly winning epic prizes, from a day pass to Jon Gruden’s quarterback football camp, to a custom football-viewing “man cave” sanctuary, courtesy of Hooters! Players also have the chance to win fun daily prizes, including Hooters gift cards, exclusive Hooters championship rings and merchandise.

“Kudos to Gary for scoring this highly-coveted prize,” said Andrew Pudduck, vice president of marketing, Hooters of America. “We hope he relishes in his VIP treatment and inspires fellow sports fans to get busy playing our ‘Greatest Month of Football Ever’ sweepstakes for their chance to get the ultimate Hooters hook-ups before time runs out.”

To increase chances of winning, join the HootClub loyalty program, available at participating locations, by registering online or downloading the mobile app. In addition to one daily entry at, Hooters is also offering bonus entries through the all-new Jon Gruden Football app. Fans can get their heads in the game by challenging Coach Gruden to a mobile gridiron showdown; beat him and win an extra chance for epic hookups in January. Both apps are available for download on Google Play and the iPhone® App StoreSM.

You can win a couple great prizes here by sending me a Tweet @RickRoswell on Twitter and one person that does that will win a 2015 Hooters Swimsuit Calendar and a Hooters Championship Ring. Check out that sweet ring in the picture!

For additional information and a full list of rules for Hooters “The Greatest Month of Football Ever” sweepstakes, visit For a complete list of Hooters locations, visit

I will pick a winner on Feb. 6.


Apple App Store Looking for 10 Billionth Download

Apple's App Store is about to hit 10 billion dowloads, to mark the achievement, Apple said it will award its 10 billionth customer with a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

Apple has an App Store download counter on its and as of 1:30pm Eastern time, it had registered approximately 9.76 billion downloads and counting.

"As of today, nearly 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks," Apple said in a message on its Web site. "Download the 10 billionth app, and you could win a US $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Just visit the App Store, and download what could be your best app yet."

App Store users are limited to 25 entries or downloads per day, and use of any automated software to improve one's chances are not allowed. The winner must agree to let Apple use their name and likeness for publicity purposes.

A great promotion by Apple, I'm sure some are trying to guess when it will hit the 10 Billion mark.