Junior Seau

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBAL CAREER

Junior Seau is considered by many as one of the best linebackers in NFL history. He played 13 years with the San Diego Chargers and 3 years with the Miami Dolphins. As a Charger, Seau was

elected to 12 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. After one day of retirement in 2006, Junior answered a call by the New England Patriots and returned to the NFL as number 55 on the Patriots team. 2009 marked Seau’s 20th consecutive season. He was the defensive co-captain for the Patriots in 2007 during their 18-0 run to perfection.

In 1990, Junior was the Chargers’ top pick and the fifth player selected overall in the NFL Draft. He was the team leader and the heart of the Chargers’ defense from 1990-2002. He was voted the Chargers’ Most Inspirational Player in 1997 and 2002, and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year twice (1998-99).

In 2009 Seau was selected for the All-Time Greatest Chargers Team during the team’s 50th Anniversary Season. Junior was named to the Chargers 40th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2000; the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team for the ’90s, and the NFL Alumni Association’s Linebacker of the Year. He was selected as the True Value NFL Man of the Year in 1994 and led the Chargers to Super Bowl XXIX.

He was named the AFC Co-Defensive Player of the Month for September 2002, has been a first-team All-Pro pick by the Associated Press six times during his career, and was a second-team selection on two occasions. He received the Miami Dolphins Don Shula Leadership Award for 2 consecutive years. Seau was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010, Junior was named one of the top 50 High School athletes in San Diego for the past 50 years by a panel of the California Interscholastic Federation’s San Diego Section.

HONORS

As great a player as Seau is on the field, he is equally amazing off the field. He is a loving father, an astute businessman and a community leader. President Bush awarded Junior the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2005. Honors bestowed upon Junior for his endeavors include:
• San Diego Hall of Champions Professional Star of the Year (1992)
• NFL United Way representative (San Diego Chargers: 1992 and 1999)
• True Value Hardware NFL Man of the Year (1994)
• National Boys and Girls Clubs Hall of Fame (1999)
• A Magazine: One of 100 most influential Asian Americans (1990’s)
• 2003 Spirit of San Diego Award from the San Diego Chamber of Commerce for community commitment and leadership.
• Sporting News Miami Dolphin Good Guy (2004)
• JB Award which recognizes NFL players for dedication to build better families and stronger communities (2005)
• Family Justice Center Heroes of Hope Honoree (2006)
• Community Partner of the Year by Center for Community Solutions (2007)
• Spokesman for the National Beer Wholesalers Association appearing on national PSA’s to curb underage drinking and stop illegal alcohol consumption among youth.
• John Lynch Foundation Honoree (2008)
• John Carney Foundation Honoree (2008)
• Honored as one of “San Diego Sports Legends” by the US Open Host Committee (2008)
• Spokesman for Stuff the Bus, a collaboration of the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, United Way and the Junior Seau Foundation: San Diego County wide effort to collect sporting goods for children in foster care.

THE JUNIOR SEAU FOUNDATION – www: JuniorSeau.org

From its inception, The Junior Seau Foundation has given San Diego–area youth ongoing support. Established in 1992, the Junior Seau Foundation has raised money and resources for programs that inspire young people to face life’s challenges with enthusiasm, hope and dignity.

In the past ten 10 Years, the Foundation has allocated over $4 million to organizations providing services to children and young adults. (includes annual funding of an endowment) and the Foundation was ranked the 13th largest Professional Athlete Foundation (based on assets) by the Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2007.

SEAU’S THE RESTAURANT –

Seau opened SEAU’S the Restaurant in San Diego in July 1996, and it quickly became San Diego’s premier sports-themed restaurant. Junior Seau is the single owner and Managing Member of Seau’s of San Diego, LLC.

Seau’s the Restaurant has been voted 1st place in the Best of San Diego Reader’s Poll from 2002-2009. Seau’s was also recognized by ABC/Channel 10 as the most popular Sports Bar in San Diego. SEAU’S is closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day to serve over 700 beneficiaries of non-profit agencies and military families. Seau’s the Restaurant is well known for events such as the Legends Party, the Annual Anniversary Luau, and a Cinco de Mayo party.

Sports Jobs with Junior Seau – Versus.com

Sports Jobs made its debut on the Versus channel in December 2009. Junior takes on the most fascinating jobs in sports as he takes viewers behind the scenes to learn what it takes to support professional athletes and teams. In the series Junior portrays a variety of supportive roles including a rodeo clown, a bat boy, an NHL equipment man, a Sports Illustrated report and a member of the Indy Pit Crew.

PERSONAL

The 5th of 6 children, Junior was born Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr., on January 19, 1969, in San Diego, California. He attended Oceanside High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. Parade magazine named him to its High School All-American team simply as an athlete – refusing to specify a particular sport. In 2010, Junior was inducted into the Oceanside High School Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, Junior accepted a football scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he was named unanimous first-team All-American. Junior is a divorced father of 4 children.

Arsenal Bisa Segera Dapatkan Podolski

Manajer Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, menegaskan, timnya bisa saja mendapatkan striker FC Koeln, Lukas Podolski, sesegera mungkin. Namun, sejauh ini belum ada kesepakatan.

Podolski memang mengarah ke Stadion Emirates. Namun, masih ada beberapa hal yang harus diselesaikan. Wenger juga membantah laporan bahwa Podolski sudah menjalani tes kesehatan di Arsenal.

"Belum ada yang diselesaikan. Dia juga belum melakukan tes kesehatan. Tentang kapan, saya bukan penentunya. Sebab, hal itu (kepindahan Podolski) bukan hanya tergantung kepada kami. Bisa saja kepindahannya berlangsung segera, tapi juga bisa lebih lambat. Saya belum tahu," tegas Wenger.

"Pada akhirnya sang pemain juga yang membuat keputusan. Ini tentang seberapa besar ia ingin bergabung," tambahnya.

Arsenal kini sementara berada di urutan ke-3 klasemen Premier League. Artinya, peluang mereka untuk tampil di Liga Champions musim depan sangat besar. Namun, Wenger mengatakan, timnya tetap tak akan melakukan perombakan besar.

"Kami tak akan banyak bermain di pasar (transfer), maksud saya tak mengejar jumlah. Tapi kami akan fokus pada kualitas," jelasnya.

"Kami memiliki banyak pemain yang dipinjamkan. Jangan lupa pula, musim ini kami belum banyak memainkan Jack Wilshere dan Abou Diaby. Dua pemain ini akan kembali (di musim depan). Maka, secara kuantitas dan kualitas kami akan kuat pada musim depan," pungkasnya. (AP)

Fergie Serang Balik City


Disindir Manchester City sebagai tim yang frustrasi, Manajer Manchester United (MU), Sir Alex Ferguson, tak terima. Ia pun menyerang balik.

Beberapa waktu lalu, mantan gelandang Manchester City, Patrick Vieira, berpendapat, keputusan Fergie memanggil kembali Paul Scholes yang sudah pensiun sebagai bentuk frustrasi. Menurut Fergie, justru City yang frustrasi dengan kembali memberi kesempatan kepada Carlos Tevez untuk bermain, setelah sebelumnya menyatakan karier striker Argentina itu di City telah habis.

"Jika pemanggilan kembali gelandang terbaik di Inggris selama 20 tahun terakhir (Scholes) adalah keputusasaan, maka kenapa tidak? Saya kira Vieira diprogram untuk itu," kata Ferguson.

"Jika Anda berbicara tentang keputusasaan, mereka memainkan seorang pemain yang pernah menolak bermain (Tevez). Sang manajer pernah mengatakan, dia tak akan dimainkan lagi dan dia akhirnya berlibur selama lima bulan di Argentina. Apa itu namanya? Apakah itu sebuah deskripsi keputusasaan?" sindirnya.

Tevez kembali dimainkan Mancini saat melawan Chelsea, pekan ini, setelah sejak September 2011 tak dimainkan karena menolak bermain saat melawan Bayern Muenchen di Liga Champions. (SCN)

Mou Cabut Hukuman Merokok Coentrao

Pelatih Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, sudah mencabut hukuman kepada defender Fabio Coentrao karena kedapatan merokok. Dia mulai dimasukkan dalam 19 skuad Madrid saat menjamu Real Sociedad, Sabtu (24/3/2012).


Sebelumnya, Mourinho tak memasukkan namanya dalam skuad Madrid saat bertandang ke kandang Villarreal, Rabu (21/3/2012). Ini sebagai hukuman disipliner karena dia tertangkap foto sedang merokok di sebuah rumah makan.

Pemain asal Portugal itu tetap menunjukkan profesionalismenya. Pada latihan Jumat (23/3/2012), dia tampil memuaskan sehingga dia dimasukkan ke dalam tim lagi.

Mourinho juga memasukkan nama Raul Albiol ke dalam daftar pemain untuk melawan Sociedad. Namun, ia tak memasukkan nama Angel Di Maria dan Jose Maria Callejon karena masih cedera.

Setelah dua kali seri melawan Malaga dan Villarreal, Madrid bertekad kembali meraih kemenangan. Sebab, Barcelona terus mengejar. Di puncak klasemen sementara Liga BBVA, Madrid kini mengumpulkan nilai 72, tinggal berjarak 6 poin saja. Dengan sisa 10 pertandingan, segalanya masih mungkin berubah. (RM)

Pepe Dihukum 2 Pertandingan

Meski tak mendapat kartu merah, defender Real Madrid, Pepe, mendapat hukuman dua pertandingan. Sebab, dia dinyatakan terbukti menghina dan menghujat wasit kala timnya melawan Villarreal, Rabu (21/3/2012).

Pada pertandingan itu, Madrid ditahan Villarreal 1-1. Dua pemain Madrid, Sergio Ramos dan Mesut Oezil, terkena kartu merah. Bahkan, Pelatih Jose Mourinho juga terkena kartu merah.

Oezil tak boleh bermain dalam satu pertandingan. Mourinho juga tak boleh mendampingi timnya dalam satu pertandingan kala melawan Real Sociedad, Sabtu atau Minggu (25/3/2012) dini hari WIB. Sedangkan hukuman kepada Ramos ditangguhkan.

Forlan Bantah Menolak Bermain

Striker Inter Milan, Diego Forlan, membantah dirinya menolak bermain sebagai pemain pengganti saat Inter melawan Atalanta di Serie-A, Minggu (18/3/2012).

Masalah Forlan ini mencuat di media Italia setelah sang pelatih, Claudio Ranieri, mengindikasikan bahwa sang pemain menolak bermain saat hendak dimasukkan sebagai pemain pengganti. Alasannya, Forlan terlalu lelah untuk bermain sebagai pemain sayap.

"Anda bisa mengatakan banyak hal, tetapi sekarang penting untuk diketahui orang bahwa informasi yang diberikan media salah. Saya punya rasa hormat untuk fans Inter, untuk Inter, dan kostum yang aku gunakan. Jadi, aku tidak datang ke sini untuk sesuatu yang salah," tutur Forlan.

"Itu benar bahwa ini bukan momen yang bagus, tetapi aku ingin melakukan yang terbaik, masuk ke lapangan, mencetak gol dan menolong tim," ujarnya.

Ia mengatakan juga, "Jika aku harus meminta maaf karena seseorang berpikir saya melakukan kesalahan, aku akan meminta maaf; karena saya bisa melakukan kesalahan. Bagaimanapun aku ingin mengatakan kebenarannya, yaitu ada orang yang ingin memanfaatkan situasi ini."

Lazio Hadapi Cagliari Tanpa Klose

Berita buruk menerpa Lazio jelang laga melawan Cagliari di Serie-A, Minggu (25/3/2012). Tim asal ibu kota Italia tersebut tak bisa memainkan striker andalannya, Miroslav Klose.

Striker asal Jerman ini dilaporkan mendapat cedera otot saat Lazio beruji coba dengan tim muda mereka. Celakanya, cedera ini terlihat serius. Namun, tim medis Lazio masih akan melakukan pemeriksaan lebih lanjut untuk mengetahui pastinya.

"Dia (Klose) tak akan siap untuk laga hari Minggu melawan Cagliari," ungkap tim medis Lazio, Stefano Salvatori.

"Sayangnya, ini tidak terlihat kecil. Kami tidak dapat mengevaluasi sejauh mana cedera ini sekarang. Selama beberapa hari berikutnya, kami akan melakukan tes lagi untuk memberikan gambaran yang lebih detail," lanjutnya.

Dikhawatirkan, Klose mengalami masalah pada otot pahanya. Jika demikian, maka ia harus absen selama tiga pekan ke depan. Artinya, selain melawan Cagliari, Klose juga akan absen saat Lazio melawan Napoli dan Juventus.

What Time Does the Super Bowl 2012 Start?

The 2012 Super Bowl is set to air this Sunday, Feb. 5, on NBC. The highly anticipated game will feature a re-match between the New England Patriots led by Tom Brady and the New York Giants led by Eli Manning. The two teams faced off in the 2008 Super Bowl as well.

  • (Photo: REUTERS)<br>The 2012 Super Bowl is set to air this Sunday, Feb. 5, on NBC. The highly anticipated game will feature a re-match between the New England Patriots led by Tom Brady and the New York Giants led by Eli Manning. The game is set to start at 6:30 EST.








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The 2012 Super Bowl is set to air this Sunday, Feb. 5, on NBC. The highly anticipated game will feature a re-match between the New England Patriots led by Tom Brady and the New York Giants led by Eli Manning. The game is set to start at 6:30 EST.
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The game is set to start at 6:30 EST or 5:30 CST. The game will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The face off between the Giants and Patriots can be watched on NBC or streamed online on the NFL's Web site. NBC will begin live coverage of the game online at 2 p.m. The pre-game ceremonies and commentary will begin around 4 p.m.

The Super Bowl XLVI halftime show will feature Madonna, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, among others. In the pre-game ceremonies, Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem and husband-wife duo, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, will sing "America the Beautiful."

The Super Bowl has become an American tradition. In 2011, the Super Bowl broke U.S. television records when approximately 111 million viewers watched the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.


For those headed to Indianapolis, the average price for tickets to the Super Bowl XLVI was $4,000 for fans who missed the initial offering of tickets at $800 to $1,200. For those at home, Super Bowl Sunday will include buffalo wings, chips and dip, nachos and other classic American game-time food. The Huffington Post estimates that $1.25 billion-worth of chicken wings will be eaten on Sunday.

The classic American tradition will also feature hundreds of eye-catching, funny, clever and sexy commercials. With over 100 million viewers estimated to watch the game on TV this Sunday, 30-second ads for the Super Bowl game were sold for approximately $3.5 million each. Many ads, commercials and teasers for the 2012 Super Bowl have already been released from companies through the U.S. from Go Daddy to Honda. Marketers hope to spark pre-game buzz by releasing teasers and partial clips of the upcoming ads. Companies will try to engage younger viewers by posting material on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube both before Super Bowl Sunday and during the game.

Fans looking for detailed team stats, a live stream, play-by-play commentary, a history of the Super Bowl, or reruns of the top Super Bowl commercials will be pleased to know that there is an appropriate app for every sport fans' desire.

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