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2012 Top Hottest College Cheerleading Squads

2012 Top Hottest College Cheerleading Squads

While everyone is viewing their favorite college football teams, we must never forget the always supportive cheerleading squads. has put together the list of the America’s top hottest cheerleading squads for 2012. Check out the video to see if your team’s cheerleaders are in the group. The picks are selected from colleges all over the country for their looks, performance and abilities to perform as a complete team. Every game has cheerleaders, but these are selected as the best of the best. Narrated by Harper Padilla, she adds interesting notations for each group to show off their best assets.


NFL Celebration Dances

Every fan of football is familiar with the ever expanding and imaginative dance routines and fancy footwork of our favorite NFL players. This is a great video compilation of some of the best. Enjoy the moves, the action and the incredible flexibility demonstrated by the players, to the music of “Wham” in ‘Wake me up before you gogo”. Even a mascot gets into the game with some pretty good style! The celebration dances have become a tradition within the football sport and each player adds his own unique touch to his dance of victory.


Whether you live in a small rural community or a larger urban city, almost every high school in the country is buying into the concept of high tech electronic scoreboards. With enhanced technologies and lowering costs, the fans that attend their local favorite team games are being enticed even more as the newer, fancier, flashier scoreboards are added to the schools.

Arlington, Virginia: A Nation’s Pride

Arlington, Virginia: A Nation's Pride

Arlington, Virginia conjures visions of things in today’s world. The most notably might be the Arlington National Cemetery, but there is a rich history in the forming of the city of Arlington. The city skyline is a blend of the past, present and future; greatly influenced by its proximity to the nation’s capital and the government itself. The many colleges and Marymount University contribute to the city’s intense love of education and sports; specifically football and baseball. However, the city’s past may surprise you to find out that it was actually formed to avoid a potential conflict on the topic of slavery.

High-Tech scoreboard

Whether you live in a small rural community or a larger urban city, almost every high school in the country is buying into the concept of high tech electronic scoreboards. With enhanced technologies and lowering costs, the fans that attend their local favorite team games are being enticed even more as the newer, fancier, flashier scoreboards are added to the schools.

Any electronic scoreboard manufacturer will confirm that when a recreation area, field or stadium is built, it is part of the process to include an area for a scoreboard. The planning of a sports venue understand that the spectators want to have the best technologies and offer an better experience than watching on their home screens. Today’s home theatres offer high quality resolution, surround sound, instant replays and commentaries. The fans of today want that, and more. The schools want to have the same visual and audio excitement as they experience in the big league games, and the electronic scoreboards are a major portion of that excitement.

Harford School

The Harford County Board of Education stands pretty firm on their policies. This is demonstrated when they openly refused a $20,000 donation for the purchase of the Aberdeen High School new electronic scoreboard. The incredible despair was apparent on the faces of the students, sports teams and faculty, but this did not change the decision.

Apparently there is a policy in Harford County that indicates permanent advertising as well as naming facilities after corporations or people is strictly prohibited. This is being hotly debated among everyone at Aberdeen High School in Maryland, as there is also a bit of a loophole in this policy. The policy itself does not seem to cover athletic facilities, but does cover the prohibitive policy of the naming. It could be approved if the board itself felt that the addition or change would be consistent with its mission.


Hattiesburg, Mississippi may have a history embedded in the lumber industry, but it’s the location and beauty of the area that has drawn residents and visitors alike.  It may therefore be surprising to find out that Hattiesburg has also played an important role in U.S. Government Cold War activities and that they are avid sports fans. The University of Southern Mississippi proudly calls its home in Hattiesburg and they are proud of the M.M. Roberts Stadium, home to The Golden Eagles football team.  This pride is seen at any given game, with all eyes on the football scoreboards to cheer their team on.

Huntington, West Virginia

Huntington is a city blended with the rich history of the past combined with the excellence of today’s modern town. The atheletic department of Marshall University is the most grounding factor for sports in the area. The Big Sandy Superstore Arena boasts one of the best indoor football stadiums in the country. High tech football scoreboards, plenty of seats for the fans.

Huntington has its roots and history well founded in the railroad. The original settlement of around 1775 was known as Holderby’s Landing. This was a very small town however it was known for their normal school, Marshall College. This school became the springboard for the future of the area, with a focus on education and advancement.

Tallahassee, Florida: The Old Fields with a New Face

Tallahassee Florida has a unique distinction of its location in the panhandle. The geography has been an advantage throughout its history, enabling it to serve as a gateway for both the State of Florida and entrance into the other states. Tallahassee’s claim to fame is not just as the State Capital, but on their focus on higher education. It is the center for colleges, universities and scholastic endeavors. This is always blended with their intense love of their sports teams. As a center for college and university life, Tallahassee has some of the fiercest sports event competitions in the country. Football is one of the top games in Tallahasse, and very game is attended by overwhelming crowds with football scoreboards lit to join the excitement.

Miami, Florida: Exciting, Fun and Tops in Football

Miami, Florida is a hub of sun, fun and multicultural experiences. While it may be one of the nation’s largest banking centers, the beach is what is most known for. Over the years it has made many changes, but has also maintained the look and feel that is uniquely Miami. Few cities in the country have as many hot sports teams as Miami. They are known world wide for their famous football, basketball, baseball and hockey teams. But anyone in the U.S. knows that football is the name of the game in Miami. The stadiums and the highest tech football scoreboards give viewers a global view of the best games around.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans may be the center of the Mardis Gras, but anyone that visits the city soon learns of the rich and harshly fought history of the people that live there. A multicultural soup of varying people and lifestyles in the heart of the south, and a city unlike anything else in the country. The staunch strength of the residents is displayed in the resounding pride of their town, because it you originate in New Orleans, you will never call anywhere else as your home. New Orleans is also host to some of the best sports teams in history. Super Bowl Football scoreboards have been lit with the intensity of games that have gone down in the halls of fame. Basketball and Roller Derby games are also nearly sold out, because New Orleans loves their sports.

While you might think of Parkersburg as the home for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, there is more to this city than the government installation. This historic area of West Virginia brings the beauty of its natural landscape with the modern attitudes of today. This is a city of history, beauty and the pride in their Wood County Ravens football team. The people of Parkersburg love sports and the football scoreboards that show their team’s victories.

Originally named Newport, there were conflicts of opinion regarding confusion with other local towns of similar names. Parkersburg became a center hub during the Civil War days with its location as part of the railway service. The town prospered with added interests of both gas and oil companies. Post war days continued to bring growth to the area.

The genius of invention: The hoax that will go down in Rose Bowl history

The 1961 Rose Bowl on January 2nd was between the Washington Huskies and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Over 100,000 fans were in attendance and, with the live television coverage from NBC, millions were glued to their sets for this momentous game. Sports bars and restaurants were filled to the brim with spectators. This was before the era of electronic scoreboards, so a common way to cheer a team on was to arrange various specially seated people to hold up flip cards at specific times. What happened on this January not only went down in sports history but proved the ingenuity of a plan gone well.

In this game, the marching band from the Washington team was involved with a coordinated effort along with students that were seated in the flip card seats. Once they heard a signal, they were to hold up their cards. Each student had an instruction sheet to indicate which card and which side should be displayed. When all of the cards were seen together, they would convey a message. This was quite an elaborate plan, as they coordinated fifteen different images to be flipped and displayed.

Michigan Stadium takes message board to another level

While some schools are having a debate as to whether advertising and marketing should be included on sports electronic scoreboards, Michigan Stadium seems to be completely oblivious to this argument. The stadium has instituted a new program to offer electronic message displays. Anyone can participate, for a price.

You have to give credit to the University of Michigan. They know that their games are some of the most watched games as well as most highly attended. They are taking full advantage of that fact and offering the general public the ability to post a message, in full view of thousands of attendees and millions that view on broadcast.

The U of M is encouraging people to post anniversary, birthday, and even proposals for marriage. The price is pretty reasonable. For a $200 fee, you get up to fifty characters (including spaces). They guarantee the message will be posted twice during the game: the first display will be between the first quarter and the second quarter and the second will appear during halftime ending. Each message will last a total of five seconds and there is a max of fifteen messages per game. All messages are previewed for content prior to acceptance.

1984 Rose Bowl Prank: Part Deux

1984 Rose Bowl Prank: Part Deux

The 1961 Rose Bowl prank involving Caltech and the flip card switch is absolutely legendary. College pranks are notorious and engineering schools seem to produce some of the best of the bunch. With the introduction of electronic scoreboards, the ability to introduce a whole new genre of technology oriented pranks were opened up wide; especially when considering the genius of those attending a tech college. Overcoming the 1961 ordeal has become a badge of courage and, in 1984 Caltech did it again.

In 1983, the president of Caltech, Even Murph Goldberger, taunted the students that they should never rely on the past results of those that were their predecessors to prove their worth. The ‘Techers’ were not going to stand by and let this challenge go and so they took it on, full force.

The 3 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

The 3 Most Expensive NFL Stadiums

In this football scoreboards feature, I will take a look at the most expensive football stadiums ever built. And we are talking big money! Ever wondered why that ticket costs so much? Well, partly its because the players are vastly (let’s face it!) overpaid, but partly because these stadiums just cost so much! Teams pay back stadium construction costs over decades.

3) Madison Square Garden.
This NFL stadium has been voted as the most famous in America according to a variety of factors. When it was first built in 1968, it cost a massive $123 million, which was actually worth a lot more back then. However, it was a good deal for New York City itself. The city’s main train hub, Penn Station, was included with the arena project at the time. This additional expense is what has driven the price of the stadium up, and today it is worth over a billion dollars. One of the major expenses of constructing the venue is infrastructure development. Such projects require that cities change things around significantly in order to make room for the new development. However, that is not the main factor in such high costs of construction. It is the more basic needs of the stadium (like football scoreboards, for example) that drive up construction budgets.

The 5 Best NFL Stadiums to Visit

The 5 Best NFL Stadiums to Visit

Watching football is without doubt the favorite pastime in the US. It is in fact a Sunday tradition – who doesn’t love to watch a football match on a lazy Sunday when you have nothing to do other than relax?! Best of all is, of-course, if you can get to the stadium and see the game live – and truly experience the sport and the incredible atmosphere that it generates. In this football scoreboards feature, I have selected what in my opinion are the best 5 football stadiums to visit.

5. Lambeau Field
The home stadium of the Green Bay Packers is the only arena with a true retro look in the entire league. To watch a match in the oldest football stadium is surely an amazing experience! The arena is jam packed with passionate fans cheering for their team who come out even in the extremely cold weather of Green Bay to support their team. The stadium is named after a Packer’s player, founder and coach, Curly Lambeau who died in 1965.

The 5 Best College Football Stadiums

The 5 Best College Football Stadiums

In this football scoreboards feature, I have listed the 5 best college football stadiums ever built. They are the best because they are the most historic, the most beautiful, the most impressive, but above all, because in these stadiums, more than in any other, you can really feel the heart soul of the great institution of college football.

1) Wisconsin – Camp Randall
This stadium is located on a historic site. During the Civil War, a Union Army training camp stood in its place. The Badgers will make sure you remember this fact, since each one of their games already feels like a war. The Fifth Quarter at Camp Randall will be an experience of its own – in the stands there is a 20-minute post game party, and a band plays The Chicken Dance or something silly like that. Between the third and fourth quarters “Jump Around” by House of Pain comes on, and you’d better be jumping if you happen to be there. Otherwise, you’ll be an outsider.

The Top 5 Innovations in NFL Stadiums

The Top 5 Innovations in NFL Stadiums

In this feature on football scoreboards, I will present the top 5 innovations that have been implemented into football stadiums in the last few years.

1. Retractable Grass: Glendale, AZ – The University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)
A lot of football stadiums may have a retractable roof, but that hardly impresses anyone anymore. The stadium at the University of Phoenix actually has retractable grass. It is possible to roll the grass in and out of the playing field, which will provide the grass with optimal growing conditions, as well as add to the venue’s versatility. This was done because the ownership firmly believed that natural grass is needed for real football. Because of the stadium’s retractable roof, it would be difficult to provide the grass with the right conditions to grow and remain healthy. So, when it is not being used for play, it can roll out of the stadium and take in all the sunlight that it needs. So, the Arizona Cardinals are the only ones to have both natural grass and a retractable roof.

The 4 Greenest and Most Environmentally Kind NFL Stadiums

In this football scoreboards feature, I have taken a lot at the most environmentally-friendly NFL stadiums that are already in use, or are still under construction. If only all the NFL stadiums could go a bit greener, with tens of thousands of fans visiting them each game, it would make a huge difference to the environmental impact of the sport.

1) Ford Field, Detroit Lions’ Home. Recycled steel and recycled glass are plenty at this NFL stadium. Twenty million pounds of the former are just the beginning, since this stadium partly consists of a pre-existing building (which used to be JL Hudson Store Warehouse). The club terrazzo floors are made purely of recycled glass, and a lot of recycled rubber has gone into the construction of the parking lot. The elevator foyers and suites are constructed partially of bamboo, and the stadium is equipped with a variety of energy efficiency features.

The Rules for Retractable Stadiums in the NFL

In this feature on football scoreboards, I will discuss the rules for retractable stadiums in the NFL. Even if you are the most hardened NFL who knows the rulebook inside out, I bet you don’t know these rules! Few people really so, and that is why I’ve decided to research into it and find out.

An increasing amount of NFL franchises are looking into or are already building stadiums with retractable roofs. Due to this fact, a need arose for the National Football League to clarify the rules for when such stadiums are open and closed. There are certain rules the NFL has with regards to retractable stadiums, and every football team also has its own rules in their respective stadiums.

The 7 Worst Nfl Stadiums You Wouldn’t Want to Visit

In this football scoreboards feature, I have taken a look at the 7 worst NFL stadiums ever built. Old, out of date, uncomfortable, bad facilities, ugly…these are the stadiums you least want to go to to watch an NFL game.

1) The Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins)
Some serious renovations are required at this stadium after the Super Bowl was held there last February. The time has finally come for the Dolphins to move to another stadium.

Beer In College Football Stadiums – Is It Good Or Bad?

In this football scoreboards feature, I will discuss the pros and cons of selling beer at college stadiums.

Roughly 35 out of 120 NCAA Division 1 schools currently allow the sales of beer to take place in their stadiums. However, many of these are limited to club-seating areas, clubs, and luxury suites. In other cases, the entire stadium will have access to beer, because it is the local sports authority that owns the facility or the city or state, and the alcohol policy is established by that body, not the school itself. A lot of colleges already have problems with underage drinking, so they frown upon having beer sold at their stadiums.

The 5 Best and 5 Worst NFL Stadiums to Feast in

It is no secret that besides coming to watch the football scoreboards change scores, people love to have a bite to eat when they’re at a stadium. Most of the time this means you’ll get soggy nachos and overcooked hotdogs though. Nevertheless, there are some stadiums which will leave you fully satisfied with their finger-licking tasty food. Here are 5 of those stadiums:

1. Qwest Field – Seattle Seahawks
This one got voted number one, as it has a wide variety of foods. The options include Taco Ma’s, Seattle Dogs, and Glo Bowl Thai. On top of that, the choice of beer is also excellent – you can get Coors and Miller, as well as Red Hook ESB, Curve Ball, Amberweizen, IPA, and Hefeweizen. Qwest field also boasts a huge selection of international options.

The 5 Nfl Stadiums With the Best Facilities and Atmosphere

Although traditionally it has always been baseball that was America’s favorite pastime, NFL football scoreboards have been grabbing more fan attention in the last few years. It has become a traditional sport to watch or play on a Sunday, which often leads to a lot of tailgating after games and sweaty palms from excitement. Here are my top choices for NFL stadiums in the country:

1) Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)
The Green Bay Packers have a great place to call ‘home’. This is one of the oldest stadiums in the league, and not matter what the football scoreboards show, it is always full of passionate fans, who will endure any kind of cold just so they can watch their beloved Packers play. Lambeau’s Frozen Tundra has an unmatched game environment and it 3 Super Bowl championship teams have come to consider it home.

The 5 Worst US Sports Stadiums

The 5 Worst US Sports Stadiums

In this football scoreboards feature I have looked into the 5 worst sports stadiums ever built. I’ve been to them all – and there for each of them there is at least one good reason why they made this list!

1) Minneapolis – the HHH Metrodome
This one has been referred to as the worst stadium in the U.S. by some. The main problem with it is that it was designed for more than one sport – mainly football and baseball. Of course, the fundamental issue is that the field shape for these two sports are different! Baseball fields are supposed to be diamond-shaped and football fields are rectangular. So, both sports games suffer as a result. For example, it is difficult for some baseball fans to relax and watch a game – they’ll probably sooner hurt their necks! It’s no picnic of football fans either, even if the football scoreboards show great results. Also, the use of plastic for the rails and chairs gives it a terrible feel and a total lack of character.

In a football scoreboards feature, I have taken a look at the offensive lineman/tackle position in the NFL combine. If you are an offensive lineman and you want to make a lot of money in the NFL, then the best way to do that is to protect your quarterback like he was your mother, especially at the premier position of left tackle. In order to achieve this goal, your first step must be to ace the offensive lineman drill called the “kick slide” drill at the combine and impress the team representatives into drafting you.

The 2011 NFL Combine – The Workout Drills and What the Coaches are Looking For.
Think of the NFL Combine as a very vigorous and intense 4 day long job interview for the prospective drafts. College students from across the US gather at Indianapolis where scouts, coaches, executives and even doctors from all the NFL teams come to draft potential athletes. The combine is a mixture of various drills and workouts which every player has to undertake. The top athletes are always grabbed right off the shelf, so to speak. In this article, we will take a football scoreboards look at the various workout drills that the combine sets up for the athletes to go through and what exactly the scouts, coaches and everyone else is looking for in a player.

The Top 4 Fastest Soccer Players In The Fifa World Cup 2010

Last week we dedicated a series of football scoreboards articles explaining the various workout drills and the Quarterback position drills that are a part of the NFL Combine, and what the team representatives and coaches are looking for in an athlete. This week, I have taken a look into the Running Back and Wide Receiver/Tight End position drills at the Combine.

The Best NFL Draft Picks of 2011

The Best Nfl Draft Picks Of 2011

As ever this year’s draft showcased some incredible talent who seem destined for fame and fortune . In a football scoreboards feature, I have brought together the most promising prospects from this year’s draft, who just might be the next Superstars of the NFL.

The best kickers in NFL history

The Best Kickers In Nfl History

In a football scoreboards feature, we look at the NFL heroes with the golden boots, and ask, how is the greatest ever?
If there ever was a position in the sport of football that was considered to be “just” a position, it is that of the kicker. This position is perhaps the least appreciated and least respected in the history of the game. The kicker’s responsibility may seem to be very simple and meager but, in reality, even though the kicker comes in to play less frequently than the other positions, it is the most pressurized position of all. The precision of the kicker’s kick is vital for the success of the team, hence the immense pressure.

The Best 5 Defensive Players in the NFL

The NFL has seen scores of fantastic defensive players over the years, although they do not get the same credit as the offensive players. They changed the way the defence played the game with their skills and instincts, and are known as the rear-guard legends of the game. In a football scoreboards feature, we look at the current top-five defensive players the opposition quarterbacks hate the most.

The 5 Dirtiest players in the NFL

The 5 Dirtiest Players In The Nfl

In a football scoreboards review, we list the five most downright nasty players currently plying their trade in the NFL.

Football is a game where the word sympathy does not exist. If a player of the opposite team is hurt, he will certainly not get any assurance from the other team on the field. Instead the team will take advantage of this and extract whatever benefit they can from it. Being dirty is allowed only up to an extent, and going beyond that line means that the player will be fined. The recent incident between Seymour and Ben shows that the Federation is still alive and takes action against such dirty players. Seymour, who is well known for his less than squeaky clean play was fined $25000. Such punishments, however, do not seem to be much of a deterent for the 5 players listed below:

The top 10 shortest NBA players ever

The top 10 shortest NBA players ever

Basketball is a game known for tall men. Very few NBA players are less than 6 foot and many of them are in the sevens! Sometimes it seems like height is an absolute prerequisite for basketball players to hit the big time, however, there have in fact been some very successfull players who were relatively short. Read on for a basketball scoreboards list of the ten shortest such players from the NBA:

The NFL’s Top 4 Defensive Players in 2010

It is essential for a team to have a strong defense and at times the defense is even more important than the offense, and on many occasions teams with a weak offense but a brilliant defense have gone on to win the toughest of matches. With the sport getting more and more brutal each year, a defensive player’s strength and ability may be the thing that separates the team from a win or a loss. With 2010 almost over, we have written a special football scoreboards review of the top defensive players this season. Below is the list of the top defensive players of the NFL this year.

The NFL’s 4 Top Paid Players

The Nfl’s Top Paid Players

In a football scoreboards feature, we talk about the not well known fact about NFL players’ pay, and listed the top 4 best paid players in the game at the moment.

Among all the excitement and drama that follows a professional sports player around, none of it is perhaps more interesting for the fans to gossip about than the contract their favourite player has just signed and how many 0’s (zeros) are involved.

Top 3 Greatest Catches The Nfl Has Ever Witnessed

In a football scoreboards feature, we take a look at the 3 biggest catches in NFL history. It is difficult to dub a particular game as the greatest ever played in NFL history, but some games are extremely close and are balancing on a knife’s edge. It is often such games, when a player pulls off a remarkable play, that become etched into everyone’s memory.

American football is all about ability, agility and the courage to take risks when your team needs it the most. For certain positions, a big part of football is catching the ball, sometimes from right under the opponent’s nose. Here are the 3 players that displayed the full extent of their ability and courage to snatch the ball in the most difficult of situations:

The 3 Nfl Players With The Worst Career Ending Injuries

In a football scoreboards feature, we look back at the most infamous and brutal injuries the NFL has ever witnessed.
It is a loss beyond words for a professional athlete when his or her career comes to a sudden end due to an injury he/she suffered on the field or on the court. Among all the professional sports, football is probably the most brutal contact sport in the world. Injuries are second nature to the game; it is like a right of passage for all football players to go through and get injured while on the field.

Top 5 NFL Jersey Sales – The Fans Have Spoken

In a football scoreboards feature, we look at the most popular players in the NFL. We always hear who the top NFL players are, but these assessments are based on the the statistical analyses of the players only on the field. However, these analyses do not always reflect what the fans think about the players.The top players, according to the fans, are not necessarily the players with the best statistics, and are more based on their off and on field performances and personalities. So how can we find out who the fans really consider to be the best? The answer to this is quite simple yet ingenious at the same time: the top NFL jersey sales!