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NFL Draft Spotlight by Team – #25 Pick by the Baltimore Ravens

October 22nd, 2018

#25 – Baltimore Ravens – Jermaine Gresham – Oklahoma

After all of the rumors about every WR in the league being traded to the Ravens that was suspected of being shopped, they finally got one. Anquan Boldin is their biggest offseason acquisition and should help this team immediately. Flacco finally has a good WR to work with, and we’ll see if Boldin can be a true #1 receiver. Boldin needs to be paired with a deep threat, so the team should consider getting Demaryius Thomas from Georgia Tech here, but Jermaine Gresham can be just as good of a receiver. Todd Heap is only 30, but you wouldn’t guess it the way he’s fallen off the map. He used to be an elite pass catching TE, but injuries have really messed up his game. Jermaine Gresham should be a top 15 or even a top 10 pick, but he was injured for all of last year. He’s the consensus #1 TE in this draft class and very worthy of it. Giving Joe Flacco Anquan Boldin for short passes and Jermaine Gresham in the end zone will help his development into an elite young QB.

The defense seems like it will be good forever, but the team needs to make a couple of good picks and start to think about finding a replacement for the 34 year old Ray Lewis. The team also needs more depth at corner. The team didn’t add any big names in free agency, only resigned Derrick Mason, so they will have to look in the draft. Ozzie Newsome is one of the best college talent evaluators, so expect the team to be fine.

Be Clever – Learn How to Shop and Save

October 21st, 2018

Vices and gratifications are common to all of us. We are likely to purchase things just to please our desire. Some people don’t even mind if they spend voraciously simply to purchase their favorite bags or clothes. Some individuals can even engage themselves in ravenous shopping just to acquire the items they want. This tendency is experience by all of us since we can also be materialistic once in a while.

It’s with gladness to say that we can now avoid spending much money to buy our much-loved accessories. For individuals who want to spend economically, there are now lots of ways to shop and save if you know where to go.

There is a lot of money saving tricks you can do to purchase those jewelry and clothes you are longing for. You may also want to hear that these items appear to be costly but are actually very affordable. Indeed, these items are not of inferior quality than you maybe thinking of.

Thrift stores are among the favorite spots to shop and save. One of the various preferred places to shop and save is thrift stores. It is wrongfully considered that thrift stores are dirty to shop at when they are actually not. Alright, thrift stores offer clothing or products that are second hand, but all of these are within your means and look trendy or in style.

I find satisfaction on visiting thrift stores every time I walk around the city simply to purchase an item I feel buying it. You can come across various discounted products that are as brand new as the original and are also of better quality at thrift stores.

Don’t worry if thrift stores are a place where you just don’t feel like to visit at since there are a lot more ways to shop and save. Places such as play do’s closet or snooty fox are just there to visit for second hand clothing stores. These stores get the items they sell from other people and they re-sell these products. Most of these are clothes items but are branded or in style. Obviously, you have to wash them before wearing.

TJMAXX stores are one of the stores that sell unworn clothes at a very affordable price. Some of the products offered by this shop and save stores include accessories, luggage, and housing at retailing rates. Anyone who don’t have enough money to buy fifty dollars jeans can have them here with good quality.

These days, bargain shopping is becoming the trend because of their products being sold inexpensively and are fashionable as well. While you save some amount of money, shopping at these secondhand stores and thrift stores permit you to pamper your desires.

Bimini Tops For Pontoon Boats Should Have an Amazing Warranty

October 20th, 2018

There are a lot of different bimini tops out there. Or are there? If you really look you will find a lot of DISTRIBUTORS out there that sell bimini tops made by companies like Carver, Attwood, and Taylor Made. Sure you can find some that manufacture their own but how well do those companies stand behind their work? You can tell the confidence a company has in its products by the warranty it is willing to put on it. Many businesses simply warrant the material. For example Sunbrella has a 10 year warranty against fading and deteriorating. Glen Raven Mills who makes sunbrella warrants the material, not the bimini top manufacturer. But what about the craftsmanship of the bimini top itself? You may find some distributors and manufacturers that will give you a 2-3 year warranty on their craftsmanship. I find this insulting and you should too. Basically they are letting you know that they are not confident in either their ability to sew a quality item or they are not willing to use the correct raw materials to do so.

The main factor that determines cost of a bimini top is the fabric. The fabric manufacturer such as Glen Raven Mills’ Sunbrella already warrants the material. All that is left to a bimini top are zippers, thread, and binding -also called edging. These are very inexpensive items. You shouldn’t have to buy a brand new bimini because your zippers break. You also shouldn’t have to pay a custom canvas shop a lot of money to replace that zipper. You SHOULD be able to send it to the company that manufactured it and have them fix it for you. These items are inexpensive for the manufacturer and these are items that you can’t walk into a big box store to buy. You are at the mercy of the manufacturer or a custom canvas shop to have your bimini top repaired. There is at least one company out there doing what is right- they guarantee their work for the entire time you own their bimini top and frame.

When you are shoping for a new bimini top and frame make sure the company you buy your bimini top from only use marine grade thread that is treated to hold up against UV rays. They should use YKK or Lenzip zippers with metal sliders not plastic sliders. They should use color matched binding and send the entire bimini top through a machine called a surger to make sure the material will not unravel around the edges. The front and rear “pockets” (pieces of material that go around the framework) should be sewn down with three lock stitches instead of just one. This ensures the bimini top won’t separate when tension is applied to the frame to hold the fabric tight. A zipper is usually utilized in the pocket so it can zip around the framework.

Heavy duty stainless strap hooks and heavyweight webbing straps should also be utilized. All the parts that hold the framework together should be treated to resist UV rays. Their should be a warranty on those parts as well. Should you break a strap or the pieces that hold the frame together, you should be able to have those parts replaced for free. Why? Because they are inexpensive items and your piece of mind that you have a company standing behind you is worth it. You are also more prone to tell your family and friends about a company that will do this for you. It just makes sense for everyone.

It will pay off for you to do your homework on the company you buy your bimini top from. Make sure you ask these questions and demand answers. Make sure you are aware of what kind of service after the sale you will be getting. If the company you want to buy the bimini top from does not offer a warranty for more than a few years put them on the spot and ask why. Demand better. Demand service. Demand quality.