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Pasadena Rose Parade and Bowl 2013 Dual B2 Bomber Fly Over My Neighborhood.

b2 stealth bomberB2 Stealth “Spirit” Bomber Flies over the 2013 124th Rose Parade and the Neighborhoods Nearby. Continue reading

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Poor Penn State

Dear Fans,

The NCAA came out with its punishment for Penn State.

The first thing was a 60 million sanction. They received a four year bowl ban. All of their wins dating back to the 1998 season have been taken away.

Penn State also must reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period. As you can see the Nittany Lions were absolutely crushed today and have no idea how they are going to handle things from here on out.

It is sad to see for the players on the team although it was needed for what they had done. Hopefully the punishment Penn State has received will set an example on what not to do for other teams.

Warren Sapp Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

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Warren Sapp Superbowl Champion and Runner Up on Dancing With the Stars, Salutes the US Veteran

after his speech at the 2012 Gravity Summit UCLA Warren Sapp gave it up for the US Veterans

Warren Sapp seemed to have a lot of fun bustin my chops and messing with me, but he was the nicest guy and was up for whatever I needed when I interviewed him about his huge Twitter following. 

When I asked him to give a shout out for the vets he was all over it and I thank Warren for his kindness and great sense of humor – JW

Warren SappWarren Sapp

From Wikopedia / Facebook

Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004.

His 96.5 career sacks (100 counting the playoffs) are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.

In 2002, Sapp helped lead a resurgent Tampa Bay team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the Oakland Raiders. Sapp had five tackles and two sacks during the 2002-2003 postseason, and was an instrumental staple in the league leading Buccaneers defense.

On the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars, Warren and Kym Johnson were runners up to the winner Brooke Burke who now co-hosts the show

Warren Sapp’s Twitter address: http://twitter.com/qbkilla

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Gravity Summit

logo gravity summitGravity Summit, Inc. is a real-time social business company dedicated to educating, informing, and empowering executives and professionals on the power of real-time social media.  We host premiere events, design and conduct corporate education, and offer strategic consulting services to both large Fortune 500 brands as well as rising companies.

We help bridge the gap between real-time social tools and the business community.   Executives and decision makers, marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, PR professionals, and others, learn how to leverage social platforms to amplify their message and successfully engage with consumers.

www.GravitySummit.com

Warren Sapp Honored at Gravity Summit for Excellence in Social Media

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Warren Sapp Superbowl Champion and Runner Up on Dancing With the Stars,

talks to us after his speech at the 2012 Gravity Summit UCLA where he spoke mainly about how he uses Twitter to stay in touch with fans.
Warren has over 780,000 followers on Twitter and he is very active answering questions and talking to his fan base.

Warren Sapp received the Gravity Summit Award for Excellence in Social Media as he is one of the sports industries leaders in how he uses social media to keep in touch with fans and to market his projects and products.

Other winners of this award were Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna on “True Blood” and Nic Alder, owner and manager of the famed Roxy Nightclub in Hollywood, California.

Warren kept the crowd laughing with his great stories and signature smile as he accepted the award and then he spent the evening saying hello, taking pictures with his fans and watching the plethora of professionals in entertainment and sports social media give panel discussions on the state of social media, how they use it now and how they will be expanding this new media in all aspects of building fan community and marketing channels for their projects and products.

It was a fun interview, mainly because Warren is fun and a real warm a real hearted guy, though, I am sure there are some quarterbacks out there that would disagree. – JW

Warren SappWarren Sapp

From Wikopedia / Facebook

Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004.

His 96.5 career sacks (100 counting the playoffs) are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.

In 2002, Sapp helped lead a resurgent Tampa Bay team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the Oakland Raiders. Sapp had five tackles and two sacks during the 2002-2003 postseason, and was an instrumental staple in the league leading Buccaneers defense.

On the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars, Warren and Kym Johnson were runners up to the winner Brooke Burke who now co-hosts the show

Warren Sapp’s Twitter address: http://twitter.com/qbkilla

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Gravity Summit

logo gravity summitGravity Summit, Inc. is a real-time social business company dedicated to educating, informing, and empowering executives and professionals on the power of real-time social media.  We host premiere events, design and conduct corporate education, and offer strategic consulting services to both large Fortune 500 brands as well as rising companies.

We help bridge the gap between real-time social tools and the business community.   Executives and decision makers, marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, PR professionals, and others, learn how to leverage social platforms to amplify their message and successfully engage with consumers.

www.GravitySummit.com

Pasadena Rose Parade and Bowl 2012 B2 Bomber Fly By

b2 stealth bomberB2 Stealth “Spirit” Bomber Flies over the 2012 123rd Rose Parade and the Neighborhoods Nearby.

Every year, as we live close to Pasadena, we get to see the B-2 Stealth “Spirit” Bombers as they line up to fly over the Rose Parade. Every year they fly a different route, but somehow seem to always come close enough to our house to get some great pictures.

Today the B2 was piloted (per KTLA Announcement) by Capt Brian “HasNo” Stiles and Capt Josh “Trap Door”

You can see their footage.. Very Cool as they followed by air… The B2 footage starts at 4min 24seconds into the clip: http://www.ktla.com/videogallery/67108021/News/KTLA-Rose-Parade-2012-Part-1

I edited video I took just today and last year of the Stealth Spirit Bomber just before it flew over the parade…. I sneeked in a 2011 clip just cause it was good…

Rose Parade 2001We love the parade, and watch it from the comfort and safety of our house every year. We did go one year as we had friends that had a store on Colorado Ave where the parade runs.

It was great to go and see the floats close up and since we were also honored to have worked on the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Float, it was great seeing the float we worked on go by. We like it better from home though.

Rose Parade 2001 FloatDon’t miss my interview with Phoenix Children’s Hospital Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Kotlow on Mood Disorders in children. They need your help to save great programs from losing funding.

Gluing flower petals to on a float is long painstaking work and we salute the volunteers that help with the floats year after year.

Rose Parade 2001 Float Tell me your Rose Bowl or Parade Stories