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MINNEAPOLIS -- Drew Wolitarsky will leave Minnesota without a Big Ten championship or a high-profile bowl victory, with losses by the Gophers in the majority of their trophy games against longstanding rivals. Air Max Cheap Wholesale .Thats not where the story of Wolitarskys career ends, though. The Gophers seniors, for all the letdowns theyve had over the last four years, have 30 wins with two games to go starting on Saturday at Wisconsin. The last class with that many victories was 2006. The Gophers have reached eight wins, including five in the Big Ten, which remain notable benchmarks for this program even in a season with a softer schedule.Then theres the off-the-field part, the lessons learned that will linger long after the last route is run and the final ball is caught.Its a life-changing experience. It really is. The main thing it taught me is I have the ability to go out into something extremely new, whether Im nervous or anxious to do it, and excel in it, said Wolitarsky , whos third in the conference with 57 receptions and eighth with 711 yards. If anything, its given me the confidence to do it again. Go somewhere new, try something new and be able to acclimate to it and succeed.Wolitarsky left Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California, as the states all-time leading receiver with 281 catches and 5,148 yards. He wasnt a five-star recruit, though, so with Arizona, Army and San Jose State also under consideration he took a chance on the Big Ten with the Gophers. The passing game hasnt always clicked, but the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Wolitarsky is on track to finish in the top five in Minnesota history for single-season receptions and in the top 10 all-time for career yards. Hes already ninth in career catches.Was this the production he envisioned?I did, and then that first camp hit me and all my futuristic thinking went out the window, Wolitarsky said. I definitely gained the ability to stay in the moment, and thats something I had to learn. Just being present, letting things come to you and not trying to force things. Because every kid wants to do well, have big games, go to the NFL, but if you cant keep your focus at the present moment, a lot of things can go wrong and you lose touch with who you are and what youre doing.The challenge of maintaining that mindset is made easier by his non-football pastime of writing. An English major who was sparked to pursue the skill by Mitch Albom and inspired by other authors like Stephen King, Stephen Crane and Ernest Hemingway, Wolitarsky has published several science-fiction pieces and had a six-part short story published in a student-run campus magazine . During this season, he has delved more into poetry and shorter essays.Despite the discipline and uniformity of the sport, Wolitarsky has found plenty of art form in football too.Try to get into the defensive backs head. Whats he thinking Im going to run, and then how can I deceive him based on what hes seen me do before, Wolitarsky said. So you can use your creativity, and thats what I try to do in my routes. Its fun that way.Whether he can make it in the NFL or not, Wolitarsky will have plenty of options for his post-football life. Mentoring is one passion, having worked for a Twin Cities non-profit organization that supports youth in the arts .Im very adaptive, and I can do a lot of things, he said. Im very creative, so whatever I do would have to be something where I could use my creative ability and not sit at a desk all day and stare at a screen.Hes more than a one-dimensional player on the field, too.Hes blocked well, too. I mean, he really has, and hes had a complete year, coach Tracy Claeys said.Wolitarsky and quarterback Mitch Leidner have also been the primary source of the positive energy that has helped carry a tight-knit class through the ups and downs of their career.Always carries himself with class, and you cant say enough good things about him and what hes done for this program, Leidner said.---For more college football coverage: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Air Max Sale Cheap .C. at the helm of the top team in the Eastern Conference. His tenure as the GM in Vancouver was all too brief. Though he led the Canucks to what was then a franchise record-shattering campaign in just his second season, Nonis was gone and replaced one year later. Air Max Wholesale Free Shipping .ca NFL Power Rankings, overtaking the Denver Broncos and remaining ahead of NFC competition San Francisco, Carolina and New Orleans. http://www.airmaxcheapwholesale.com/ . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. The Getting Over series aims to detail the psychological rules that the world of pro wrestling has developed over the past 100 years.Rule No. 1 - Its all about the money Rule No. 2 - Fans will hate a heel more if he can make them respect him Rule No. 3 - A baby face should be billed as a believable underdogAndre the Giant was a man of legendary proportions. His hand could completely cover a can of beer. His fingers were so wide that he had to use a pencil tip to dial the rotary phones widely in use at that time. Multiple wrestlers tell stories of him breaking the front seats of their vehicles, either accidentally or on purpose. A famous 1981 Sports Illustrated article said Andres wrist was roughly equivalent in size to that of an adult male western lowland gorilla.It certainly wasnt necessary to embellish anything about Andre to make him look big and menacing, and yet, embellishment was a constant among those promoting Andres matches throughout his career. They were following the next rule Ill focus on in the Getting Over series, which is:Rule No. 4: Always exaggerate, even when the truth is impressiveWhy it worksPro wrestling promoters have long understood that fans want to suspend their disbelief and watch a world of larger-than-life characters. Facts are malleable in this type of environment, and thus can be (and in a promoters mind, should be) stretched as a far as the suspension of disbelief will allow for.There are many ways to apply this rule.AttendanceAndres most memorable match was a battle with Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania III -- one of the most iconic showdowns in wrestling history. Late in that show, Mean Gene Okerlund announced to the crowd at the Pontiac Silverdome that they had set an indoor attendance record of 93,173 -- a mark that Jesse Ventura, who was on commentary for the show, claimed broke the record of The Rolling Stones, who drew over 87,000 for a show at the New Orleans Superdome in 1981.According to wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, this was merely another instance in the long history of wrestling promoters bumping up the announced attendance figures. Meltzer said that Zane Bresloff, who was the local promoter for WrestleMania III, told him the actual attendance was 78,000.That was still an extraordinary number, as it was one of the biggest crowds in pro wrestling history and a larger crowd than any that saw the Detroit Lions play in that building the previous season, but breaking the Stones record made for a better story. Meltzer went on to note that all announced WrestleMania attendance totals are usually between 8,000-12,000 higher than the actual number of people in the building. He indicated the reason this is done is so the promotion can claim to have set a particular buildings attendance record, even if that is only done in a worked sense.StreaksTwo other worked elements of WrestleMania III were that Andre had never been beaten, and that he had never been body slammed.Andre lost very few singles matches during the prime of his career, but the reality is that he did lose a singles match as early as January 1970. Those early 1970s losses occurred under the name of Monster Roussimoff, but he lost as early as 1974 under the Andre The Giant moniker, in a match where The Sheik used a fireball to get a countout win. These defeats were obviously not publicized, as promoters knew the value of keeping Andre undefeated, but that doesnt change the fact that they occurred.Getting a body slam on Andre was a rare event, as a giant should be very hard to lift, and Andre was careful about protecting his character. Cheap Nike Air Max Clearance. Having noted this, Andre was slammed so many times that there is an ever-growing video compilation of these moves. This set includes the multiple times that Hogan slammed Andre prior to WrestleMania III,?and even shows Riki Choshu, a wrestler billed as being only six feet tall, getting a slam on The Giant.Athletic achievementsWahoo McDaniel had a notable pro football career, during which he racked up 105 career games and tallied 13 interceptions while playing for nearly the entire lifespan of the American Football League.With a chance to make McDaniel look more formidable, the wrestling world exaggerated his achievements in telling the story of McDaniel racking up 23 tackles in a season-opening game against the Denver Broncos in 1964. To get an idea of just how awe-inspiring this number would be, consider that according to ESPN Stats & Information, only two players have tallied that many tackles in a game since the 2001 season (24, by David Harris in 2009 and Luke Kuechly in 2013).Since Denver ran only 60 offensive plays in that game, and 15 of those plays resulted in an incompletion, it would have been necessary for McDaniel to post a tackle on over half of the Broncos plays where a tackle could be registered in order to reach that 23-tackle total. That type of performance in a season opener almost certainly would have placed McDaniel on an All-Pro or Pro Bowl team at seasons end, but he never claimed either of those honors during his career.A more likely result is the 10 tackles The New York Times reported that McDaniel tallied in that game in their 2002 obituary of McDaniel. Ten is a more than impressive number, especially given the volume of offensive plays, but 23 makes for a much better story; in a time where statistics were much harder to track, it was a tale that caught on and gained steam each time it was told and retold.Title reignsSometimes embellishment can take the form of splitting hairs.That is the case with?The New Day. The combination of?Big E,?Kofi Kingston?and?Xavier Woods?were, for a long stretch during their 430-plus day (and counting) run, billed as the longest-reigning WWE tag team champions in history.The reality is that they are only the longest reigning champions under the current WWE tag team championship lineage, a fact only recently acknowledged on WWE TV as The New Day approaches the true record-holders.They do have the second-longest reign in WWE history but, as of late October, still have a hair under 50 days to go before breaking the record-setting 478-day WWE world tag team championship mark set by Demolition in 1988 and 89. If The New Day make it through the Dec. 12 edition of Monday Night Raw in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which would be Day 477, they would lock up the record with no asterisks and no qualifications.The WWE probably figured that once The New Day had a reason to call themselves the longest-reigning champs in addition to the two-time WWE world tag team champions (insert hip gyrations here), why wait? They had a reason to celebrate then, and provided they do indeed break Demolitions record, they have reason to celebrate yet again. Given the positive reaction of fans to almost everything The New Day does, its easy to see why promotions embrace exaggeration in cases like this. Jerseys NFL China Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap MLB Jerseys WholesaleChina Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Discount Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Cheap Nike Dolphins Jerseys Cheap Nike Patriots Jerseys Cheap Nike Jets Jerseys Cheap Nike Bengals Jerseys Cheap Nike Browns Jerseys Cheap Nike Steelers Jerseys Cheap Nike Texans Jerseys Cheap Nike Colts Jerseys Cheap Nike Jaguars Jerseys Cheap Nike Titans Jerseys Cheap Nike Broncos Jerseys ' ' '