What actually killed Kobe Bryant & others in Helicopter crash;post mortem result released



A post-mortem examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has ruled blunt force trauma as the cause of death for all nine victims.




The 180-page report also found that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

The cause of the 26 January crash, which occurred in California amid heavy fog, is still being investigated.


“On Jan. 28, the cause of death for all nine victims was ruled as blunt trauma,” the examination said. “The manner of death was certified as an accident”.

The results of the post-mortem examination were posted on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner office on Friday.

Earlier on,Lawyers for his widow, Vanessa Bryant, have filed a lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter.
It alleges that Zobayan – who died in the crash – did not assess weather data before taking off.


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Who is the World’s Best Football (Soccer) Club Manager?

Introduction

The responsibility of a manager as the head coach of a professional football team is to win games for club profitability. Other functions are pre/post match media briefing, scouting young talent buying /loans in transfer market. More include strategic planning of games, player’s motivation and team selection. Some managers have excelled in their duties winning many laurels for the club. Here are my 5 best football club managers in the world.

1 Carlo Ancelotti

              

Carlo Ancelotti was born June 10, 1959 at Reggiolo Italy. A former player of AS Roma he retired from active playing at Milan. He was appointed on December 22, 2019 as manager of Everton contracted until 30,06,2024. His preferred formation is 4-4-2. Managerial career includes Italy national team as assistant manager, manager Reggiana 95, AC Parma 96 and Juventus 99. Others are Milan 2001, Chelsea 09, Paris SG 2012, Real Madrid 2013, Bayern Munich 2016, SS Napoli 2018, and Everton 2019-

2. José Mourinho

José Mourinho is the current manager of Tottenham hotspurs appointed November 20, 2019. His current contract is until 30,06,2023 and preferred formation is 4-2-3-1. Born 57 years ago on January 26, 1963 at Setibal Portugal. The former player of COM. Industria has worked as manager for numerous clubs

José Mourinho Career as Manager
He appointed as assistant manager for Barcelona 1996 then manager of Benfica December 2000. Other managerial positions include manager Leiria 2001-2002, FC Porto 2002-2004, Chelsea 2004-2007, Inter 2008-2010, Real Madrid 2010-2013, Chelsea 2013-2015 and Spurs 2019 expected until 2023.

3 Pep Guardiola

Appointed July 1 2016 until 30,06,2021 Pep Guardiola has performed credibly for Manchester City. They won the premier league by a hairs breadth to Liverpool. Born January 18, 1971 in Santpedor Spain his preferred formation is 4-3-3. Pep was a former player for FC Barcelona and last club was Dorado de Sin.

Managerial Career
Managerial career is traced to FC Barcelona B 2007 – 2008, FC Barcelona 2008 – 2012, Bayern Munich 2013 -2016, Manchester city 2016 until 30, 06, and 2021(expected).

4 Sir Alex
I am a big fan of Sir Alex Ferguson’s style of coaching. Aged 78 he was born in Govan, Glasgow and is a citizen of Scotland. The highly enigmatic manager has a UEFA Pro coaching license. The former manager of Manchester united was appointed match analyst for man United on January, 14, 2014.

Career as manager starts with East Stirling 1974-1975, St Mirren 75-78 and Aberdeen FC 1978-1986. Other appointments as manager include Scotland 85-86, Manchester united 86,-2013. He became a board member of Manchester United 2013 before becoming a match analyst 2014.

5. Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard

Franklin Rijkaard was born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam. He has joint citizenship of Netherlands and Suriname. A former player of Ajax he retired in July 1 1995. Although retired as a football manager his last position was manager of Saudi Arabia national team. Other managerial positions are assistant manager Netherlands 1998-2000, manager Sparta R 2001-2002. He was manager of FC Barcelona 2003-2008, Galatasaray 2009-2010, Saudi Arabia 2011-2013.

Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard Transfers as a Player
Ajax – Sporting CP €2.27m, Sporting CP-Real Zaragoza Loan fee:
€114k. Real Zaragoza to Sporting CP. Others are Sporting CP TO Milan€3.00m, Milan to Ajax €636k were he retired.

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Understanding Football- A Guide for Wives of Football Addicts
 There is a phenomenon that occurs each fall. It is an event that causes enemies to come together for a common cause. It causes grown men to cry. It is American football. Many men are engrossed in the game of football. They have friends over for parties to watch the game.

 They can’t get enough of it. American football has become such a huge phenomenon that Super Bowl commercials cost millions of dollars for a 30 second spot. Companies have come to understand that if they want their product to be recognized then that company needs to be the official sponsor of the NFL.

 As exciting as football is to many men, often their wives are left wondering what the big deal is. They just don’t get it. Many women realize that if they want to connect with their husband it needs to include a connection with football. However, the problem is that many women don’t understand how football works. They don’t understand what the rules are, how the scoring works, or how other aspects of the game come into play. Another thing that causes frustration is that men often struggle to explain it to their wife when asked.

We will talk about why men are so captured by the game, what the different positions are, the basic rules and scoring. Before we move on I want to make a concession- I understand that many women love football as well. Just look at the games on television and you will see that many of the fans are female. Too, my mother is a big football fan and totally understands the game. Here, we are dealing with men who are engrossed in football and their wives who want to understand it. , you will probably not get it the first time you read this article. You may have to read it a few times. However, your husband will be glad you did. Why Men Love Football Why do men love football? Why does it engross them? Why do they spend so much money on tickets, extra television channels, food, beer, and souvenirs? Why do they talk about it all week at work, read news articles on the games and their teams?

 Listed below are a few reasons why football has such a following among men.

 1. It inspires emotion While men tend to shy away from emotion, football evokes an emotional response. I know that when I watch football or read about it, I get a certain emotional high. There is a euphoric feeling that comes with football. The great thing is that there are no side effects or destructive physical behavior involved with the high, unless you’re the guy getting punished on the field. There is such a sense of greatness and a sense that something big is happening when a football game is being played, especially if it is the NFL or a major college game.

 2. It brings a sense of community Let’s face it, the sports bars are full on Sundays. Men enjoy being together. They find a sense of community with each other when watching football. Look how big football stadiums are compared to baseball stadiums or basketball arenas. There is just something fulfilling with men when they can talk, yell, laugh, and offer an opinion without judgment. I am not talking necessarily about judgment from their wives, but from their boss, co-workers and others that put them down.

3. It brings a sense of purpose Football gives purpose to an otherwise normal life. Whether that purpose is routing for a winning team, or just dreaming of personal greatness, football gives men a sense that they can be great. Football aids in the hero mentality. Men want to be heroes. The successful football player is seen as a hero.

 4. It allows for physical punishment Men tend to be physical. Violence appeals to many men. However, those men don’t believe in violence that purposely harms a fellow human. So, football allows for violence within accepted bounds. Yes, players get injured, but usually heal, and some have died. However, there are enough rules in place to protect the players as much as possible. Too, note that at the end of the game the opposing teams congratulate each other and laugh with each other. So, there is physical punishment involved, but it is between people who are friends off the field.

Playing Positions Before we discuss how the scoring works and the basic rules, let’s look at the positions the players play. We will not look at each individual position, but rather at the basic set up of the offense and defense.

Offense
  During a play, there are 11 players on offense and 11 players on defense. Offensive line- There are generally 5 players on the offensive line. These are the really big guys that are lined up with the football. Their job is to block the defense so that they can’t get to the quarterback before he gets rid of the football. They also try to clear a path for the runners to advance the ball.

Quarterback-
This is the main player that tends to be focused on. He is the one who either hands the ball to another player or throws the ball. He is the leader of the offense and calls the plays. Receivers- There are generally two receivers. They are close to the sidelines when a play starts and run in various patterns to catch the ball and advance it.

Running backs
– There are generally two running backs, but can be three on certain plays. There is a half back who is directly behind the quarterback and the full back who is behind the halfback. The running backs do one of three things-
1. run the ball down the field.
2. Run down the field and catch the ball like a receiver.
3. Block the defense like the offensive line does.

Defense-
 Defensive line- Just as the offense has five players that line up with the football, so the defense has five really big guys that line up with the football. Their job is to try to get to the quarterback to either tackle him or knock the ball out of his hand. Too, they try to stop the running backs from advancing. Defensive Ends- There are generally four defensive ends. These players defend the receivers and try to keep them from catching the ball. If the receiver does catch the ball, then the ends try to tackle him to keep him from advancing. Too, besides the ones defending the receivers, there are generally two defensive ends at the back of the defense to prevent long throws from the quarterback. If the ball is advanced far down the field, then they try to keep the player from the end-zone.

Linebacker- This player is a floater. He stands behind the Defensive line, but moves around to help teammates who are struggling to defend their opponent. Just as the quarterback is the leader of the offense, the linebacker is the leader of the defense.

Scoring Now let’s talk about how teams score points. Obviously, the team with the highest score at the end of the game, wins. This is not true in golf.

 End-zone-
before we can talk about scoring points, we need to define an important area of the field- the end-zone. The end-zone is the 10 yard area at both ends of the field. The goal is to get the ball inside that area as that scores the most points.Getting the ball into the end-zone is easier said than done.

Touchdown-
 A touchdown happens when the offense gets the ball into the end-zone. The team receives 6 points, and a chance to either kick the ball for one more point or put the ball in the end-zone from the two yard line for 2 more points. They only get one chance to score extra points.

Extra point-
When a team scores a touchdown, they get an opportunity to kick the ball. If the ball goes between the two goal posts then they get 1 more point for a total of 7 points. 2 yard conversion- After a touchdown, the team can opt to go for 2 extra points instead of one. If they choose not to kick the ball for an extra point, then they can try to run a play from the 2 yard line. If they get the ball into the end-zone, then they get 2 more points for a total of 8 points. Field goal- If the offense can’t advance the ball any further, then they can choose to kick a field goal. What they do is kick the ball from wherever they are on the field. If they kick the ball between the two goal posts, then they get 3 points. Safety- The defense can score points. If the defense tackles an offensive player with the ball in his own end-zone, then the defense gets 2 points for their team. Too, if the defense intercepts the ball, or in some other way takes the ball away from the offense, and then runs it into the end-zone, then the defense scores a touchdown.

 Basic rules
  Let’s look at some of the basic rules of football. The rule book is huge, so we will only cover some basic and common rules. Offense- Downs- The offense gets 4 tries to advance the ball 10 yards down the field.
 These are called downs. So, the offense gets 4 downs to advance the ball. Once the ball is advanced 10 yards, then the downs are reset. If the offense has taken 3 downs to advance the ball, but is unsuccessful, then they have to choose to either go for it (try one more time to get a first down), kick a field goal, or punt (kick the ball to the other team, giving up the ball). If the team is unsuccessful on fourth down to advance the ball the remaining distance, then they must give the ball to the other team.

 Number of players- There must be 11 players on the field. If either team has more than 11 players, then they are penalized. This is a common mistake during substitutions.

 Time- A professional football game lasts four quarters of 15 minutes each. That is, fifteen minutes in football time. Size of field- A football field is 100 yards long, and 53 1/3 yards wide. The end-zones are an additional 10 yards on each end of the field. The field is divided into 5 yard segments.

Advancing the ball- the offense can advance the ball by either throwing it or running it. They cannot advance it by dropping it then kicking it forward. Stopping the ball- the defense can stop the advancement of the ball in a number of ways, provided they do so in a sportsman like way. This basically means in a way that does not intentionally harm another player. Too, you cannot tackle the quarterback if he does not have the ball.

  • This is a lot to take in if you have no understanding of football. You may have to read this a few times to get it. The best way to understand football is to do what your husband did. He watched enough games until it clicked. Ask him to explain what just happened during commercials. Most of all, just accept him for who he is and be excited that he has something that he enjoys and let him know it’s okay to like football.
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