News Reading 1

1.  I found this story intriguing because I follow College sports, particularly football.

-“New Era at Penn State Starts With Loss at Home”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/sports/ncaafootball/penn-state-loses-to-ohio-to-start-era-after-paterno.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

-September 1st, 2012

-[STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Penn State faithful would have stood here even if they could not see a thing. Thousands of them did. They held their sons and daughters on their shoulders for a glimpse. Down the street they lined up, holding signs that read, “You stayed with us …,” and on the back, “… We stand with you.”]

-Although the introduction paragraph doesn’t acknowledge the on-field aspects of the football game, it does great justice to the atmosphere that the Penn State fans created in their loss to Ohio.

2.  This story interests me because it illustrates how different styles can work together in the business world, even if those styles differ greatly.

-“A Weight-Loss Strategy From an Unlikely Pair”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/business/lifesize-a-weight-loss-strategy-from-an-unlikely-pair.html?src=mv&ref=general

-September 1st, 2012

-[First, there were the tattoos. Mr. Kates, a personal trainer in Los Angeles, is covered in them, including one, on his neck, of a dead mouse. Mr. Berkowitz, an indie filmmaker known for the mock documentary “20 Dates,”favors khakis and button-down shirts. Second, what Mr. Kates was saying seemed too good to be true. At the time, Mr. Berkowitz was the heaviest he’d ever been, 219 pounds, and asked Mr. Kates for advice on how to lose weight. Mr. Kates told him to eat all his favorite foods — ribs, hamburgers, pizza — but to eat less of them.]

-This article discusses contrasting styles for a weight-loss program and how two totally different men were able to combine their strategies to create a successful program.

3.  This article caught my attention because the NFL season is starting this Wednesday, and the Redskins have a lot of hype surrounding their team with a new quarterback and wide receiving core.

-“Mike Shanahan: Redskins need to get Brandon Banks the ball more”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2012/09/02/mike-shanahan-redskins-need-to-get-brandon-banks-the-ball-more/

-September 2nd, 2012

-[After observing the way that third-year pro Brandon Banks responded to the challenge issued to him at the start of training camp, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said that the team must find ways to get the speedy player the ball more this season.]

-Mike Shanahan, coach of the Washington Redskins, decided to increase the reps that Brandon Banks sees in practice.  Whether they be reps on special teams or as a wide receiver, the team believes Banks deserves a spot on the team for his playmaking abilities.

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