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Pat Williams: The mission is remission

pWilliamsIt was announced this week that the, always smiling, Orlando Magic Senior VP, Pat Williams was diagnosed with blood multiple myeloma, an incurable, but treatable blood cancer. During the press conference on Wednesday, he proudly stated that he plans to beat the blood cancer he has been diagnosed with and has started an aggressive treatment.

During the press conferene, he was wearing a shirt that stated: "The mission is remission." With the personal and professional history of this amazing man, believe it, he will beat this!

A LadyBaller Hero

Martina Navratilova is truly a woman worth admiring. Martina

Arguably one of, if not the best, female tennis player of all time she has battled breast cancer, attempted to climb mountains and has never let age, gender, or sexual orientation ever stop her from doing anything but staying true and honest to herself. She holds 59 Grand Slam championships as well as 9 Wimbledon Singles championships.

Dwight Howard Launching "Gifts from the Heart" Today

Following a history of generous giving, Dwight Howard is pleased to announce the launch of his new Orlando based foundation, the D12 Foundation with "Gifts from the Heart," this Valentine's Day. Celebrating the launch, D12 Foundation will make contributions to organizations close to Dwight's heart and motivate others to do the same. Dwight will visit four outstanding local charities to present donations and get to know the clients who benefit from these charities, as well as the teams that work endlessly to help those in need.

Featured Tweeter: @JoannePistonFan

Happy, happy Friday everyone! It's time for another Featured Tweeter episode, and this week it's the oh so lovely @JoannePistonFan! Obviously, she's a Pistons fan... But she's so much more than that!

Why should you follow her?

She's really cool, sweet, funny and has a super cute dog who has her own twitter account! (@RoxiePistonFan) Joanne is someone I've been following for a long time, and she just gets better and better! She knows her stuff on basketball, baseball, and football. She has some great commentary during games! So much fun to follow her stream. Plus, you get to see what's going on in her life from what movies she's watching to how she's doing on her Wii Fit workouts! Go girl!

On The Blake Bandwagon

BlakeOK I'll admit it, I've fallen victim to the Blake Griffin bandwagon!!

I can't help it! The kid has got something a lot of players in the NBA have been lacking: heart. He plays all 48 mins of every game with that NCAA heart and hustle, like he's chasing the ring every game.

His dunks are all over SportsCenter and he makes the game exciting and fun to watch.

C-C-Congrats Packers (It's hard to say)

Oh the Superbowl, I don't even know where to begin. This was a weird one for me. We all know my feelings on the Steelers, and you probably know my feelings on the Packers as well.

Let's go back to my childhood for a quick second. I was born a Steelers fan, then it was drilled in my head to be a Redskins fan and a Packers fan. A couple hours before the game I actually called my Uncle Pat (the man who made me a GB fan) and we had a long discussion about the game.

Female Sports Professional: Jennifer Rodriguez

JRod2It's that Monday again, one of the days to feature another Female Sports Professional! Today we have one of the lovely co-creators and co-hosts of Bad Girls of Sports: Jennifer Rodriguez. "Off the heals of developing a sports reality show, Jennifer, along side her co-creator Mahogany Ratcliffe, officially launched On The Inside Sports, a radio-talk show which gives listeners an informative, yet entertaining look inside the world of sports." Follow both ladies on Twitter @BadGirlsSports and stay tuned in the near future for Mahogany's insight but today... Let's learn about Jennifer.

How long have you been in the sports industry? About 10 years.

Basketball 101 Clinic for Females - Survey Part 2

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Hey Ladies and Gents,

Here is a new survey created by the LadyBallers in preparation of creating a future Female Basketball 101 Clinic.  Our goal with the survey is to get some feedback, opinions and thoughts in order to make this clinic successful and beneficial to all who attend.

Fan From Cradle to Grave

I saw the most adorable picture on the Today Show of newborn babies in Pittsburgh wrapped in Steelers Terrible Towels, and it got me thinking. Some fans really are die-hard, all or nothing, fanatical fans from the cradle to the grave.

Here We Go

Oh, the SuperBowl. I always have mixed feelings about this game. The last time the Steelers won I compared it to having a baby (not that I would know just went off of what I hear). It's the most glorious feeling of the moment, but it's mixed with sadness because you know it's probably not going to happen again (ie post-partum depression). I still get reminded of that quote every once in a while because it was apparently one of the funnier things that have ever come out of my mouth while tears were ruining my black and yellow paint.

My pre-game anxiety isn't half as high as it is during the playoffs, I have never really ever figured out why. Maybe because it doesn't matter, no matter what happens I can always say, "Man, remember how fun it was when we went to the SuperBowl in 2011? (And in 1996, and in 2005, and in 2008)." We lost in 1996, but in 2005 when we won, I lost it. I was crying, I remember a mosh pit occurring with 60% of the people I didn't know. My mother yelled at us, but I informed her that this was the fourth win in her life while it was our first and she needed to back up and let us enjoy it.