SONIC Game Of The Week

SONIC Game Of The Week

Jackson Academy is coming off a wholesale jerseys shootout victory over the Bobcats of Presbyterian Christian School in Hattiesburg last week 47 29 in the semifinals. The win improved JA's record to 11 1 on the season.

Both teams showed plenty of offensive fireworks, combining for over 800 yards of cheap nfl jerseys total offense. In the fourth quarter, quarterback Hull Bolls threw touchdown passes of 62 and 47 yards.

Quarterback Hull Bolls connected on 12 of 20 passes for 243 yards and 4 touchdowns. According to head coach David Sykes, the Raiders must ?be well prepared all week because china nfl jerseys nike this is a big game for us. Are goal is to compete for 48 minutes and play a clean game.?

Other Raider players to watch for are wide receiver Blake Weir, running back Christopher Jew, and tailback Jacob Berry.

MRA is fresh off an upset win over the Patriots of Jackson Prep last week 14 7. The victory improved the Patriots record to 7 4 on the season. MRA is seeking its third state title and first since winning the Division II wholesale jerseys china crown in 2004.

According to head coach Mack Norwood, the Patriots will have to ?cut down on special team mistakes and work harder on offense. Special teams in a game like this are key and we can?t allow the JA to capitalize on our mistakes.?

Players on the Patriots roster to watch include offensive lineman Justin Malone, running back Myres Virden, and linebacker Mac Barry.

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worst run states in America

worst run states in America

How well run is your state? It can be difficult to objectively assess the quality of a state's management. The Nike NFL Jerseys China economy and standard of living can be affected by decisions made decades ago, forces outside the control of the state's government and administrators, as well as the government's own actions.

Every year, 24/7 Wall St. tries to answer this question by conducting an extensive survey of every state. To determine how well states are managed, we examined their financial data, as well as the services they provide and their residents' standard of living. This year, North Dakota is the best run state in the country for the second year in a row, while California is the worst run for the third year in a row.

Identifying appropriate criteria to compare the 50 states can be challenging because they vary so much. Some states have abundant natural resources, while others rely on services or innovation. A few have been burdened by struggling industries. Some are more rural, while others are more urban. Because of such differences, a spending or tax policy that can be beneficial in one state can be disastrous in another.

Many of the best run states in the nation benefit from an abundance of natural resources. North Dakota, Wyoming, Alaska, and Texas, among the best run states, are all among the states with the greatest concentration of GDP in the mining industry, which includes activities such as oil and natural gas extraction, as well as coal mining. The presence of this industry benefits states in several ways. North Dakota and Texas led the nation in real GDP growth in 2012, while Alaska has used its oil revenue to establish a permanent fund that pays residents an annual dividend.

The housing crisis has had a major negative impact on a number of the worst run states. It caused a drastic decline in construction employment in states like Arizona, California, and Nevada. Many of these lost jobs have yet to be replaced. In the hardest hit states, this has resulted not only in worsening unemployment, but increased poverty and budget shortfalls. Although the economies of these states have largely improved, the residual effects of the housing crisis remain.

While these can be considered extenuating circumstances, the fact is that each state must deal with the cards it is dealt. Governments must plan for worst case scenarios, including the collapse of an industry. Several resource rich states have squandered their advantages and rank poorly on our list. Good governance involves raising and spending enough to provide for the well being of the population without risking the state's long term stability.

To determine how well the states are run, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed hundreds of data sets from dozens of sources. We looked at each state's debt, revenue, expenditure, and deficit to determine how well it was managed fiscally. We reviewed taxes, exports, and GDP growth, including a breakdown by sector, to identify how each state was managing its resources. We looked at poverty, income, unemployment, high school graduation, violent crime and foreclosure rates to assess the well being of the state's residents.

While each state is different, the best run states share certain characteristics, as do the worst run. For example, the populations of the worse off states tended to have lower standards of living. Violent crime rates in these states were usually higher and residents were much less likely to have a high school diploma.

The worst run states also tended to have better Cheap Nike Jerseys fiscal management reflected in higher budget shortfalls and lower credit ratings by Moody's Investors Service and Standard Poors.

The better run states tended to display stable fiscal buy fake oakleys management. Pensions were more likely to be fully funded, debt was lower, and budget deficits smaller. Credit ratings agencies also were much more likely to rate the well run states favorably. Only two poorly run states received a perfect credit rating from either agency. California and Illinois, which are ranked worst and third worst, received the lowest ratings from both agencies.

The states that were well managed also tended to have lower unemployment rates. Eight of the 10 states with the lowest unemployment rates ranked as the best run states. California, Illinois, and Nevada the states with the highest unemployment rates as of 2012 were among the five worst run states.1. North Dakota

> Debt per capita: $3,033 (20th lowest)

> Budget deficit: None

> Unemployment: 3.1% (the lowest)

> Median household income: $53,585 (19th highest)

> Pct. below poverty line: 11.2% (6th lowest)

North Dakota's economic output has surged in the past few years, with GDP climbing 13.4% in 2012, well above the second fastest growing state, Texas, whose GDP grew by 4.8% in 2012. The Peace Garden State has continued to reap the benefits of fracking in the oil rich Bakken Shale formation, which accounted for about 90% of the state's oil production in 2012. That year, nearly 10% of North Dakota's total GDP was generated by the mining sector which includes crude petroleum and natural gas extraction more than five times the national rate. The state continued to have the nation's lowest unemployment rate, at just 3.1% last year. Because of economic prosperity and the availability of jobs, North Dakota's population grew the most in the country between 2010 and 2012, increasing by 3.7%. This may partly explain recent spikes in property values. Home values in North Dakota skyrocketed 33.4% between 2007 and 2012, by far the largest increase nationally.

2. Wyoming

> Debt per capita: $2,409 (13th lowest)

> Budget deficit: None

> Unemployment: 5.4% (7th lowest)

> Median household income: $54,901 (17th highest)

> Pct. below poverty line: 12.6% (13th lowest)

Wyoming was the nation's largest producer of coal and the third largest producer of natural gas in 2011. Mining accounted for 28% of the state's GDP in 2012. Additionally, the Cowboy State has the nation's best business tax climate, according to the Tax Foundation, due in part to the lack of corporate or individual income tax. Together, these factors may have contributed to the state's healthy economy, which featured low unemployment and foreclosure rates as of 2012. The state's population is also well educated. Nearly 92% of adults over 25 years old had a high school diploma last year, better than all but a handful of states. Despite the many buy replica oakley positive factors, the state's GDP growth was weak last year, growing at just 0.2%.

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Son Still Has An Enormous Head

Son Still Has An Enormous Head

drive china nfl jerseys time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: the outspoken Hall talks football and other more important matters. to talk about his recent gambling escapades at the blackjack tables, how he could have paid for all of the recent vacation he took with (lots of) family to the Atlantis casino and resort in Reno, seeing Jason Kidd's ex wife on the trip, how he can confirm that Jason Kidd's son still has an abnormally large head, not being worried about a new CBA being reached in time to avoid missed games in 2011, how his prior contract negotiations with Washington when things came down to the very last minute of the final hour convince him that a deal will ultimately be reached in time, how most players will have failed to prepare for the lockout financially despite knowing they should have been, how he's been blessed to have gotten paid handsomely thanks in large part to the millions he stacked from the Raiders for playing in a whopping nine games, the 'Skins' recent player organized workouts, last year's Albert Haynesworth vs. Mike Shanahan saga, and picking off that 'clown' Jay Cutler four times during last season's Week 7 win over the Bears.

After talking about a recent trip to The Atlantis Casino and Resort, Hall was asked if a wealthy man like himself was still taken aback by how expensive food and drink items are at places like that:

"Yeah, yeah. And that's probably why I gamble just to get the free stuff. It was like, I was up so much at some point I'm about to just stop playing and play for my trip because I had all my family out there my brother, my cousin, their family. They ended up paying for it, but if I had just stopped gambling, which I probably what I should have did"

On how many people recognized him at Atlantis:

"You know what? You can kind of go under the radar. I actually had a cabana beside Jason Kidd's ex wife, and his kids actually recognized me and they kind of spread the word a little bit. But it wasn't until Mike Sellers got down there, I guess he's huge, and you know Mike he loves to tell everybody he plays football. So it was kind of like 'hey, are you DeAngelo Hall? Hey, hey, hey, seen Big Mike. I've seen Big Mike the other day. And I didn't even know he was down there, because we didn't plan it or anything. I was just sitting in the lobby one day and I saw him walk in. And he was running around telling everybody he played football, and that's kind of how the secret got out. But I don't look like nobody. I got a little bit of tattoos, but"

Hall was then asked an admittedly inappropriate question if Jason Kidd's son still has a huge head:

"That's how we knew who it was. But he's 12 years old and he's 5'10 the dude is taller than me but the head is still there."

On a scale of 1 to 10, how worried is he that games might be missed at the start of the 2011 NFL season:

"Zero, zero. I don't know if I'm being naive about it or what, but I just feel like it's so much money out there. You know what I mean? To be honest, to be giving these fans, you know, releasing the schedules on time and having the draft, and having all these things and all this buildup, you're not going to buildup, buildup, buildup and then pfffft, nothing. I mean, the deal like any other deal it always gets done the last minute, the last second. I remember the year I came here, that half a year, and I was about to go to free agency, and I'm like 'man, the Redskins haven't called me and we're trying to get this deal done', and I literally had flights booked to other teams to start visiting because free agency hit at 12 o'clock, and finally at like 11:59 with seconds left we reached a deal. That's how it happens."

Was his agent in his ear telling him to not worry and that a deal would get done:

"I was just open toI mean, I was just open. After that experience in Oakland I had, it ain't much worse you can get than that, so I was pretty much open to really kind of do my homework this time around. Because for Oakland, obviously the situation I was coming from, I was coming from Atlanta I was like I gotta get out of Atlanta, send me anywhere, and I gotta get paid, period."

On how much he earned for how many games played in Oakland for the listeners who aren't aware:

"I played eight games, or nine games we had a bye week somewhere in the there. So I played nine games and got a little over $9.5 million. But I came to Washington and played nine games for $200,000. You know what I mean?"

If free shipping wholesale jerseys he knows any of the players that hired their own law wholesale jerseys free shipping firm to represent them through this labor mess:

"I haven't even saw the list of the guys who were on there. But like I said, I feel like it is going to get done, and I've been fortunate and I've been blessed to make a lot of money in this league, but there are guys who haven't. Whether that's they haven't been in the league long enough to really make money and stack it up, or if it's just some of those bottom tier guys, middle to bottom tier guys, that are clawing and fighting every year. Of course, we kind of knew in the back of our minds that this was going to happen, but you still never prepare for it like you should have. You know, kind of like somebody tells you a earthquake is coming or a tornado is coming, and you never really save the food you're supposed to save and all that until you're like 'man, I should have done that.' And that's kind of how you feel bad about it."

On just how frustrating last season was for him and the 'Skins:

"It was a little frustrating, definitely frustrating at times. And it always is, especially when you have new systems, new coaches, new personalities, trying to build chemistry, it's tough, it's tough. And it's tough for me personally to go from a top five ranked defense to a defense that's ranked dead last. It was rough, it was rough at times out there. I can remember coaches trying to justify at times why we were so low 'well, you know, we played 80 more snaps than anybody else; that means we've played a whole another game.' I'm like all that sounds good, but at the end of the day there's no reason the same group of guys who were 10th or 9th or 8th, were dead last. So hopefully we can with the upcoming draft and free agency, we can grab some players help fit this scheme and system better than the guys we have or the guys we don't have because of they don't have contracts or things like that. So hopefully we can get the right pieces in place to help us make plays."

How many showed up to the players organized informal workout recently:

"It was about 25, 25 30 people. Me, Fletch, Lorenzo Alexander."

Who ran things on the offensive side of the ball the quarterback?

"Yeah, yeah, the quarterbacks did. But they only nike nfl jerseys china ran it for a short amount of time, and that was just to kind of warm up, get their group install in, kind of walk through plays. And then we went straight into 7 on 7."

After confirming that Albert Haynesworth was unsurprisingly not in attendance at the workout, Hall was asked about being one of the few guys who somewhat stuck up for the disgruntled Haynesworth throughout the course of last season:

"I tried to, tried to. But you could just tell by the middle of the season, you could just tell those guys weren't going to get along. Those guys were like two bulls in the middle of the ring, and it was kind of like get out of the ring, get out the ring and let those two guys do what they're going to do."

On last year's game when that 'clown' Jay Cutler kept throwing him interceptions:

"Jay is definitely a clown. I played against the kid one other time, and it was when I first went to Oakland, first game of the season we played on a Monday night. And Shanahan was actually coaching. He's played against Al Davis so long, he knows what we're going to be in man under, it ain't no help, just go out and play football no matter what they come out in. You can tell Shanahan was scheming us up max protection, double/triple move. And Eddie Royal had caught a couple balls against me that game. And I tell you what, I don't know if Jay was like 'I'm going to keep going at him, I don't care what's going on.' And the first half, I didn't have an interception, a pass breakup or nothing, and then to come out in the second half against those guys and get four interceptions. Man, I've never had more than two in a game, so to go out and get four in a half, I was like 'man, this is unreal!' I'm on the sideline like 'wow, this is pretty amazing!'"

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