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The Sport of Water Polo posted by Water Polo

Water polo is a team sport played in a pool having two goals at the opposing ends. The aim of the game is to throw the maximum number of balls into the opposing team's goal. Each team must have six field players and a goalkeeper at any given time in the water. Teams are allowed to have up to six substitute field players, and one substitute goalkeeper. The sport is usually played in a pool that is 1.8 meters deep, and hence, players must have good endurance and stamina for playing this sport.

The ball used for this sport floats on water, and its size and weight will vary depending who is playing the game. The goals are similar to hockey goals, and they float on water, or could be attached to the poolsides. The goals have a height of 90 centimeters from the water level, and are three meters wide. There are no fixed regulations for the size of the water polo pool, and it could vary from 20 x 10 to 30 x 30 meters. The pool's center is designated by a white line, and the rest of the area is demarcated by five-meter lines in yellow, where penalties can be shot. There is also a two-meter line in red where the attacking team players cannot receive the ball.

The players of each team wear specific colored caps that are numbered. The players swim shooting, throwing, and catching the ball, and they are not assigned specific roles for attack or defense. Except the goalkeeper, the other players can take whatever positions they feel are best for the game. Players are not allowed to push the ball underwater or hold or push opposing players, except when they are holding the ball. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with both hands and he can stand on the bottom surface, if the pool is shallow.

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Welcome to posted by Sports Fan

Welcome water polo players and fans!

Please join the site if you love water polo. I've set this site up so that water polo players and fans can interact with each other, share stories, news, and information about water polo. Joining is free and easy so sign up now.

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Neuheisel and The Decline of University of Washington Football posted by Zem

A matter that only holds relevance in the rainy dirth of Seattle is the fact that Rick Neuheisel, easily the most reviled coach to don the purple and gold makes his return to Husky Stadium Saturday night.  I intend to voice my displeasure towards him, although I am less offended than most at his lying and interviewing other schools.  I dislike his principles of coaching.

The problem many Husky fans have with Neuheisel isn’t actually the lying, it’s not the deceit, or the NCAA violations, or his participation in betting pools.   The real issue is that he took the very essence of Husky football, and destroyed it.  The powerful running game, the intimidating defenses, the hard hitting linebackers, all gone. Why? A) He didn’t recruit quality linemen, B) He only recruited skill position players(Kind of like Willingham) and C) Running the ball was an afterthought. When you don’t stress running the ball, you aren’t able to stop the run.  Thanks to two coaches, Willingham and Neuheisel, the Huskies don’t have linemen and are incredibly soft.  The principles that the program was built on for 30 years were stripped away. 

Then there was Barbara Hedges, Barbara Hedges.  Ostracizing Lambright, cutting the recruiting budget, making sure that football was treated the same as water polo, that is what led to the downfall, that and hiring a coach who didn’t follow rules back then because she thought he was good looking. 

 There isn't one singular reason for the Huskies decline, it really began when Don James resigned out of disgust for the backstabbing upper campus and utterly ridiculous sanctions by the NCAA. Lambright was a good coach and a good recruiter, buy Husky football was fading, limited scholarships, limited funding, declining facilities, all led to the decline.  Hedges fired him at her first opportunity, when Lambright's young, injury riddled squad stumbled to a 6-6 record despite the fact that he had compiled one of the best recruiting classes the Huskies had ever reeled in the previous two years.  Neuheisel was brought in, and granted, he won the 2000 Rose Bowl, but whisperings are that the seniors that led that charge turned a deaf ear to Neuheisel and put the season on their back.  For reasons previously explained, when Neuheisel was fired, he left Gilbertson, an average coach, great football guy and mediocre recruiter with very little in the form of recruits. Willingham, took on the same approach as Neuheisel, neglecting line play and going after the flashy players.  This is the reason for what is at Montlake right now, an 0-9 team that will spend their Friday nights taking shots of Patron instead of mentally preparing for the game(This is the truth). 

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Inbound link contest winner announced! posted by Earn Money Blogging

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the "Inbound Link Contest".  We have a winner!  A big congratulations go out to Marija.  Thank you for all your hard work on this.  While we had a lot of people participate, Marija was able to win with only 4 links!  So it wouldn't have taken a lot to win this contest!  We'll be having another contest soon so stay tuned.

The whole purpose of this contest was to get our bloggers networking with other webmasters and to start to build up their inbound links which will help their traffic.  Even a few links can help you with the search engines as they will see you as more of an authority on your topic the more inbound links you have.

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Marija's blog can be found here.  If you're a Knicks fan, check it out:

The original post announcing the contest can be found here:

And if you're not already signed up with Google AdSense and making money from your blog, check out our Revenue Share FAQ page:

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Inbound link contest - Win $100! posted by Earn Money Blogging

To try and motivate our bloggers to get inbound links we're going to have a contest to see which blogger can get the most inbound links to their blog. The contest begins now and ends July 31st, 2008. To be entered in to the contest all you have to do is go out and get as many websites to link to your blog as you can and at the end of the month send us an email listing all those links. All links must be active from August 1st through August 7th when we'll be judging the entries - a winner will be announced on August 7th. All entry emails must be received by Midnight on July 31st, 2008. You can email them to

We're going to impose some restrictions on the types of links you can get so please see below for the full list of links that do NOT count.

To get started simply go to Google and find other websites and blog that are about the sports and teams that you write about. Email the website owner and ask them for a link by explaining that you think your blog would be a good resource for their readers. Or offer to write a guest post for them with your by-line and URL at the bottom of the article. Or offer to exchange links with them by writing a quick write up of their site and a reciprocal link back to them. Some webmasters will be happy to add you to their blog roll even if you don't give them a link back (which is ideal) but some may want you to link back to them - you can easily do this with a quick blog entry on your blog about their website.

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