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BRETT FAVRE’S FINAL PLAY … BY OVIE MUGHELLI (WITH VIDEO!)

Posted by TSUE on August 4, 2008

Ovie Mughelli on Brett Farve

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When Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli stopped by this spring, we were somewhat intrigued by his acting skills. At the time, Brett Favre was calling it a career, and we thought we’d let Ovie take a shot at re-enacting Brett’s final play. Since then, Favre has managed to stay in the news-he does this extremely well-and now we’re unsure if Ovie’s depiction is a part of our future, or past. As in, was this Brett’s final play, or is it still yet to come? Either way, we thought we’d let you decide. With a little prodding, any NFL star with some acting chops can become Brett Favre. Then again, maybe it’s just Ovie.
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Once Upon A Time With NFL Vernon Davis

Posted by TSUE on July 31, 2008

Once upon a time, Vernon Davis was a young man who went by the nickname “Little Duke” growing up in the inner city of Washington, D.C. He could have ended up committing crimes or hanging out on the streets, but he credits his grandmother, Adaline, with teaching him the importance of respecting his elders, setting goals, and staying humble. While most of his friends were getting into trouble, Davis was bulking up in the small gym at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. By the time he started playing football for the University of Maryland Terrapins, he was a mountain of muscle, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing more than 250 pounds. “Little” was dropped from the tight end’s nickname, and Davis was simply called “The Duke.” In 2006, his hours in the gym paid off when his name was called sixth in the NFL draft, and he signed a five-year, $23-million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. But Davis’ proudest moment came last fall when his son, Jianni Lenon, was born. Not much else could come close to topping that emotional high, except perhaps for leading the 49ers to Super Bowl XLII next year.

1. Other than family, who were the most influential people in your life when you were growing up? Why? My teammates. They taught me how to adapt to adverse situations.

2. Who in your family were you closest to? Why? My grandma. I was close to my grandma not only because she basically raised my siblings and me, but also because she has been a friend and confidant while I was in high school and college.

3. When you were a child, what did you imagine your adult life would be like? I imagined myself playing in the NBA. But then when I got in the 10th grade, I started getting scholarship offers. I decided to play football and focus on that.

4. What was your first pet? Do you remember any funny stories about that pet? My first pet was an iguana. His name was Marlo. I named him Marlo because a cartoon I watched as a child had a character with that name. When I got him, it was the first name that came to mind. I remember once Marlo managed to escape from his tank in the basement. My aunt happened to be downstairs and noticed Marlo was not in his tank. She yelled and asked where he was. Then I heard her scream at the top of her lungs. Marlo was somehow hanging from the ceiling, and the sight scared her.

5. What was your favorite thing to do as a child? Ride my bike in the rain.

6. What was your most embarrassing moment in high school? I spilled mustard all over my clothes.

7. Were you voted “Most likely to…” do anything in high school? “Most likely to succeed.”

8. How did you stay out of trouble while other kids in your neighborhood were hanging out on the streets? I stayed away from the kids that were getting into trouble in my community. I did that by playing football, playing basketball, and running track—just doing things to keep myself active.

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9. What was your first job, and how did you obtain it? I was a security aide for an elementary school in my neighborhood called Clark Elementary. The one thing I thought was funny about the job was that I was a security aide just to help out, but they gave me a flashlight for some reason—perhaps as my only protection or weapon.

10. What did you do with your first paycheck? I bought the hottest tennis shoes out at the time: a pair of red, black, and white Air Jordans.

11. Did you have a favorite outfit while growing up that, looking back on it now, you really regret? My favorite jersey—a Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant No. 8 jersey. I thought it was cool and unique because my number was at the bottom of the jersey, but I guess the manufacturer made it incorrectly.

12. Who was your first celebrity crush? Janet Jackson. I had a poster from her Control album. The title track still happens to be my favorite Janet Jackson song.

13. Who was your favorite superhero? Which of his or her characteristics did you most admire? Superman, because he could fly.

14. If you had a super power, what would it be? To run as fast as a horse.

15. Who knows you the best? My grandma.

16. Who makes you laugh the hardest? My son. This may sound crazy, but my son is always trying to look mean and make hard faces at people including me for no reason. Then just as he is trying to give you the hardest look, he will all of a sudden give this great big smile and have a happy face. It just cracks me up.

17. What is the most amazing place you’ve ever been? The Dominican Republic. It has all-inclusive resorts, gorgeous beaches, and interesting culture and people. I especially liked the people on the small motorbikes driving around on the streets going nowhere but always riding around looking cool. The most memorable thing there was going snorkeling in the beautiful ocean. That was amazing.

18. Where would you like to visit, if you could go anywhere in the world? Italy. As an art studio major during college, I studied a lot about the Renaissance period, which took place in Italy, and I just fell in love with the artwork. Michelangelo is my favorite artist.

19. Is there anything you have always wanted to do, but haven’t done yet? I want to go skydiving.

20. Which celebrity do you most identify with? Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams. Everyone thinks we look alike, and people get us confused when they see us out. When we call each other, we laugh about the people who always say they saw us in some city when it was the other person they saw.

Vernon Davis, at his graduation from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., 19 years old Vernon Davis with his dad on draft day, 22 years old Vernon Davis

21. What music is on your iPod now? Tha Carter III and T.I. vs. T.I.P. I get energized by listening to music; just sitting by myself and envisioning myself making plays. That gives me a drive so when I go out on the field I’m already energized and ready to go.

22. What was your favorite TV show while growing up? Martin. I’ve watched Martin Lawrence for so long. I just went to Best Buy and bought all of his DVDs. I enjoy watching comedy.

23. Describe the perfect day. What would you be doing? Where would you go? I would wake up in the morning and work out for two hours—not three hours. I would get some lunch. On my way home, I would stop by the spa and get a pedicure, manicure, and massage. I would get home, walk my dogs, and grab another snack—because I eat a lot. I would call up some of my teammates and go to the mall and grab some things wherever we may end up. After that, I would come back to the house, take a shower, grab some more food, and go to bed.

24. Describe your idea of heaven on earth? Living in a mansion directly on the beach with 10 cars and being married with kids.

25. When do you think you will get married? Ten years from now. That’s a big step.

26. What is your favorite restaurant? Morton’s, The Steakhouse. I am a big guy, so I love the porterhouse steak, especially with garlic mashed potatoes or a baked potato with some veggies.

27. If you could give your 15-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? I would tell myself to keep working hard; stay out of trouble because it can hurt you in the long run; don’t be a follower, be a leader; and just work harder than anyone else year-round, year in and year out.

28. Who has been your greatest mentor? [Teammate] Brian Jennings. He taught me a lot ever since I got there. He taught me how to be a professional athlete in the NFL, especially in my position.

29. What other players in the NFL do you look up to? Shawn Mervin of the San Diego Chargers. He is a linebacker I played with in college. I look up to him because I know him, and I know the things that he did to get to where he is today. He is a hard worker just like myself. He always wants to be on top. It’s a good thing to try to be above everyone else.

30. What sacrifices have you made for your sport? Every season, I just try to work harder than other guys around me. I want to make myself better and keep that edge.

31. Over the course of your career what is the most difficult situation that you’ve experienced? Getting injured. I got injured my first year [a broken leg] and had a little injury my second year [a sprained ligament in his right knee]. It was the most difficult part of my career because I’d never been injured. It was a learning experience.

32. What has been the biggest personal obstacle you’ve faced? Not having my mother and father around. I was pretty much just raised by my grandparents.

33. What do you aspire to accomplish in your job in the next 10 years? I would expect to go into the Hall of Fame for my play on the field.

34. What is your greatest wish for your son? To be better than me at everything and to achieve more.

35. What is your greatest fear? Losing someone I am very close to.

36. What do you hope to be remembered for? My hard work and dedication.

37. Have you had any crazy experiences with fans? I have a lot of fans. Wherever I might be, I’ll run across someone who knows who I am. They run up to me saying, “Vernon, Vernon, Vernon, I’m a big 49ers fan.” I like that. I enjoy that. One of the things that shocked me happened last year when I was coming out of the mall, and this guy ran around the corner. He was running really fast, and he came right up to me and said, “You’re Vernon Davis. Can I have a hug?” I didn’t know what to say because I’d never run into anything like that where another guy wanted a hug from me. I gave the guy a one-handed hug around the back, and he said, “You just made my day.” That was probably one of the proudest moments of my life. To hear someone say that I made their day was just great.

38. What would people be most surprised to discover about you? That I am an artist and that I paint. When I tell people that I paint, they get all amazed.

39. When did you become interested in art? During my sophomore year of college. I had never done anything dealing with art in high school or junior high school. It kind of came out of nowhere. I had an academic counselor, and she saw me taking some lessons in college and told me, “Vernon, you’re pretty good at this. Maybe you should change your major or take more classes.” So I said, “I’ll think about it.” Before you know it, I changed my major, and art has been one of the things I’ve been doing regularly.”

40. Any other hidden talents? I play a little basketball once in a while. But I got strong, so I can’t really shoot like I used to. But I like to play table tennis a lot.

There is much more to learn about this tough tight end in this behind-the-scenes glimpse into Davis’ life on and off the field. Watch the Video »

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San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis on Brightcover.TV

Posted by TSUE on July 31, 2008

Fans might recognize San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis by his signature dreads and from his ads as the official spokesman for Under Armour apparel. But there is much more to learn about this tough tight end in this behind-the-scenes glimpse into Davis’. Click here to learn more: <http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1701226940>

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Vernon Davis is the Featured Spotlight Athlete of The Week on JockLife

Posted by TSUE on July 31, 2008

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Jocklife.com <http://Jocklife.com> catches up with San Francisco 49ers VERNON DAVIS at Big Tigger’s 7th Annual Celebrity Classic in Washington, DC this past June.

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Vernon Davis in the August Issue of San Jose Magazine

Posted by TSUE on July 31, 2008

As Vernon prepares for the 2008 NFL season, he talked with San Jose Magazine and gives a them a inside to his life as a kid growing up to this upcoming NFL season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Once upon a time, Vernon Davis was a young man who went by the nickname “Little Duke” growing up in the inner city of Washington, D.C. He could have ended up committing crimes or hanging out on the streets, but he credits his grandmother, Adaline, with teaching him the importance of respecting his elders, setting goals, and staying humble. While most of his friends were getting into trouble, Davis was bulking up in the small gym at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. By the time he started playing football for the University of Maryland Terrapins, he was a mountain of muscle, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing more than 250 pounds. “Little” was dropped from the tight end’s nickname, and Davis was simply called “The Duke.” In 2006, his hours in the gym paid off when his name was called sixth in the NFL draft, and he signed a five-year, $23-million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. But Davis’ proudest moment came last fall when his son, Jianni Lenon, was born. Not much else could come close to topping that emotional high, except perhaps for leading the 49ers to Super Bowl XLII next year.

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Party with Vernon Davis at Love Nightclub in WDC

Posted by TSUE on July 18, 2008

Vernon Davis Party

Vernon Davis Party

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NJ Giants Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy

Posted by TSUE on July 17, 2008

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy

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SportsGist.Com Connecting Athletes With Experts

Posted by TSUE on June 19, 2008

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Demarcus – NFL -New Baby

Posted by TSUE on June 19, 2008

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NFL Vernon Davis – Sn Franciso 49ers- Man with a plan

Posted by TSUE on June 17, 2008

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Known for his superb physical strength and agility, 2006 first round draft pick and starting tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, Vernon Davis, has broken both college and professional records, thereby etching his name into sports history books.  The Washington, D.C. native attended Dunbar High School and was a letterman in track & field, basketball and football.  He was the DCIAA champion in track & field for the high jump with an impressive jump of 6’5”.

 

Davis then attended the University of Maryland, where he set school tight end strength records in the bench press, power-clean, index and squat.  The art studio major also finished his college career with 1371 yards on 83 receptions, averaging 16.5 yards per catch and garnering him the best average of any first round tight end ever.  Vernon’s strong performance at the 2006 scouting combine- running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds- made him the top tight end prospect and put him on record with what is believed to be the fastest time ever recorded by a tight end.  He also lead other competitors in his position in bench press reps, broad jump and vertical jump.  It’s of little surprise, then, that the sixth overall pick of the first round in the 2006 NFL draft was able to acquire a 5-year contract with San Francisco that made him one of the highest paid tight ends ever drafted. 

 

Vernon doesn’t take his physical or financial blessings for granted, though.  In fact he is committed to giving back to the community, whether it’s his native one or the one he’s adopted on the west coast. He not only makes financial contributions to various causes, but also donates his time to different charities.  He recently hosted and awarded prizes at the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Spelling Bee and visited a KIPP school in the San Francisco area.  He also co-taught an art class at the Triton Museum and conducted a walking tour of the Museum and Art Gallery in Palo Alto, CA.  He also participated in the 49ers “Shop with a Player” program and in WAMU Touchdown for Tots.  Further, he was involved in “Smocks for Jocks” in 2006 and 2007, contributing an original tribute piece to Bill Walsh in the 2007 event, which sold at silent auction for $500.

 

Vernon’s goals do not stop at the end zone, though.  He aspires to make imprints in both the worlds of modeling and art.  While he currently endorses Under Armour, he is looking forward to more high fashion opportunities.  In addition, he plans on increasing his portfolio of paintings and providing the world with an artistic view of the world he sees and loves.  He hopes that through his art, he will be able to further contribute to the community that has supported him thus far.

 

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Michael Strahan Retires from the New York Giants

Posted by TSUE on June 11, 2008

New York Giants player Michael Strahan retires after 15 year with the same team. Michael is considered to be one of the best players ever and also expected to be placed in the Hall of Fame.

 

Congrats to Michael for a good run.

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Check Tom Brady’s (Patriot’s Quarterback) Golf Swing…

Posted by TSUE on April 30, 2008

Tom Brady playing golf at the Bel Air Country Club

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Eli Manning and Wife Abby on their Honeymoon: Chilling out and taking it easy

Posted by TSUE on April 30, 2008

Eli Manning and his new wife Abby took some time out on their honeymoon to read.  He was more interested in reading a book about golf rather than his wife selection on Darfur.

Congrats to the couple!

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New York Jets RB star Thomas Jones and Girlfriend Meagan Good…Hanging out in NYC

Posted by TSUE on April 30, 2008

 New York Jets  running back star Thomas Jones  and girlfriend Meagan Good were seen in New York at the “Estelle Record Release Party. The two are happy and content.

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Takeo Spikes “The Hit Man” Talks With Former NFL Player Gus Ornstein @ SportsGist2.Com

Posted by TSUE on April 24, 2008

Takeo Also speaks with Associate Editor of Black Noir,ToyBox and Rap It Up Magazine TonyaSue Carther. 

 

 

To hear what Takeo Spikes had to say check out www.sportsgist2.com

For more information on Takeo Spikes contact: Steve Manning Associates

 

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Check out SportsGist.Com’S “Gus Ornstein” Tonight @ 11PM on “MSG” The LAX Report

Posted by TSUE on April 22, 2008

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us Ornstein began his football career as an All – State quarterback at Fieldston High School in the Bronx, NY where he was also named Offensive Player of the Year for the East Coast by the highly acclaimed recruiting analyst from ESPN and Prep Football Report Magazine, Tom Lemming. Lemming also named Gus to his All-American team following his senior year. Gus was recruited by more than 50 Division I schools and ultimately chose to play his college football at the University of Notre Dame. Despite being promised to be red-shirted, Gus appeared in one game as a true freshman throwing a touchdown pass vs. Navy. After his freshman year at Notre Dame, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper was quoted as saying, “whenever Gus Ornstein chooses to come out of college he will be the first player selected in the NFL draft.” Due to the fact that he had lost his red-shirt year, Gus transferred to Michigan State University where he earned academic all Big Ten honors two years in a row. Gus, who had been previously drafted by the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres (who traded him to the New York Yankees) left college football to pursue a professional baseball career. After a year of playing minor league baseball with the Yankees, Gus realized that his true passion was football and enrolled at Rowan University where he led the Profs to the Division III National Championship game. Gus ultimately returned to Michigan State and despite playing Division I football and baseball, graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1999.

Gus began his professional career with the St. Louis Rams. He later played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins. He was next signed by the Kansas City Chiefs who allocated him to NFL Europe where he played for the Scottish Claymores. In 2002, the NY Jets signed him. Gus has also played in the Canadian Football League for the BC Lions and the Calgary Stampeders as well as in the Arena Football League.

Throughout Gus’ professional football career, he has had the rare opportunity to develop personal relationships with the best quarterbacks and quarterback coaching minds that exist today, including Peyton Manning, Phil Simms, Trent Green, Kurt Warner, Mike Martz, Jim Fassel, Al Saunders, Mike Shula, John Jenkins, Roger Staubach and Jerry Rhome. Realizing not everyone has access to these high profile athletes and coaches, Gus founded GO QB to provide quarterbacks of all ages and skill levels with the opportunity to learn techniques from a man who acquired his from the best the game has to offer. In addition to GO QB, Gus is the Director of the Parisi Speed School in Closter, NJ and is also the head football coach at his alma mater, Fieldston high School in the Bronx, NY.

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