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Buccos Win! Time For A Giveaway!

Win both of these items!!The Pittsburgh Pirates just secured their 81st win of the 2013 season!  After 20 straight losing seasons, the Pirates have guaranteed themselves they won’t have a 21st consecutive losing year!  To mark this special occasion we have teamed with Pittsburgh artist Christopher Nix to give away a “Bucs” Collage!  His art is amazing and unique (take a look at this zoomed-in image) as he let’s pictures and words tell a story within a story.  The winner will also receive an Original Like Button Foam Finger!

Just use the little tool below to enter as many entries as possible.

To earn an entry, perform the task that is assigned with each “entry value”, then come back and click the “ENTER” button (Make sure to do/fill out any required info before hitting “ENTER”). You can see that there are multiple ways to earn entries into this contest. Some of these entries are earned once, some of the entries can be earned multiple times by coming back each day of the contest to repeat the assigned task.  Some of them require the use of Facebook or Twitter (Don’t have either? That’s just fine, we have a couple other ways to earn entries available using the contest tool below).

Contest ends at 12:01 AM on Friday, September 5th (late Thursday night) and the random computer selected winner will be posted on this page inside the tool you see below and contacted via email.

Best of luck everyone…

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Do you Like the Little League World Series?

Tim LIKEs the Little League World SeriesIt’s just about back-to-school time and that can mean many things. To me, 2 things come to mind quickly – NFL is back and the Little League World Series is upon us. Being 75 miles from Williamsport, I’ve been to the LL World Series more times than I can count. It’s one of those places every baseball fan should go to at least once (just like Cooperstown and Yankee Stadium or Wrigley or Fenway).  Little League is the world’s largest youth organization with over 2 million kids across the globe playing it. It continues to grow every year. I remember when there were just 8 teams vying for the title, now there are 16. It is amazing to see and talk to so many different people from around the world. One of the biggest activities during the Series is pin trading. I started trading pins 20 years ago and still do so. It’s a fun hobby that hundreds of people do every year at the ‘pin tent.’ The players play their game, then immediately head down to trade pins. Nobody cares much about winning or losing. The players interact with one another and have a good time. I’ve seen many players play in the Series and go on to play in the Major Leagues (Sean Burroghs from Long Beach and Todd Frazier from Toms River just to name a couple). I remember Burroghs hitting a home run that I’m pretty sure still hasn’t landed yet. Little League is a big thing in my town as well. We had our 13 year old JR Little League team make it to the World Series in Michigan back in 2002. It was very exciting to watch them play teams from across the country and world. The LikeFinger will be at Williamsport this year. And maybe it will be on tv! Stay tuned!

Baseball Is A Pastime

At Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Peoples Natural Gas Field in AltoonaBaseball season is in full swing!  From the major leagues to the minor leagues to tee-ball.  Like father, like son… It’s a pastime shared and LIKED by generations.  I’m a huge fan of baseball and hoping, that just maybe this will be the year the Pittsburgh Pirates break the 20-year curse!  I mean, next season will make futility a legal drinking age for the team if they don’t put at least 82 wins on the board this year.  But for now, the smell of popcorn, hot dogs, and baseball will fill the air and make every American think… THIS IS OUR YEAR…   Now that’s an American pastime that I LIKE!

Do you LIKE watching sports on TV or in Person?

Second weekend of April means one thing for avid golf lovers – A Tradition Unlike Any Other – The MASTERS. My family has been watching golf on Sundays longer than I can remember. Every Sunday we gather at my Grandparents’ house and every Sunday I walk through the door and golf is on the TV. It’s like clock-work. Pretty much year round from January to November. I enjoy watching golf on TV, but I LIKE playing it a whole lot more. I know a ton of golfers’ names, definitely more so than NASCAR. It’s fun to watch the Major tournaments, but if it were up to me I’d much rather watch baseball or hockey this time of year. I can watch baseball, any game, on any given day. I just love the game (how the heck could Barry Bonds not throw out Sid Bream who had one good knee?) Watching baseball live is even better than TV. I enjoy the stadiums and watching who is getting loose in the pen and how the position players move according to who is up. Aside from baseball, hockey is by far a great sport to watch live in person. Just being part of a sold out crowd all cheering for the same team and hearing the siren go off when there is a goal is awesome. I’ll watch the Pens on tv, but being there is so much better. I’m not a huge NASCAR fan, but I find it hard to watch cars go around a track on TV. But, I have been to a few races and being ther in person is a hundred times better. I think it’s because of the atmosphere and loud noise. Basketball is another sport that I’d rather be there in person to watch. I couldn’t care less about the NBA regular season anyway, but I do watch the playoffs on TV. I can’t comment on soccer because I have never been to a soccer match – not even a high school one. I suppose it would be awesome to be at Azteca in Mexico City though. Finally, of course, there is football – college and NFL. Both, which are fantastic in person and on TV – especially on high definition. I like going to Beaver Stadium with over 100,000 fans. I also like going to Heinz field and seeing all of the Terrible Towels being waived. If I had to choose though, I’d prefer to watch it on a big screen – especially when it’s 0 degrees out. What do you LIKE to watch in person over the TV?