I tried a new pair of Adidas AG boots this week. I instantly liked the snug fit around my feet, more studs, lower profile… but, would any of this make a difference to my football experience?
Here’s what Adidas say;
Dominate space. Command the play. Create goal-destined shots from impossible angles. Control the game with every touch in ACE. These football boots have a 3D Control Skin upper that delivers precise control with zero wear-in time. Designed to dominate on artificial grass.
Engineered 3D Control Skin upper for supreme ball control
TOTAL CONTROL stud alignment for artificial grass (long bladed synthetic fibre)
Synthetic and textile upper / Synthetic lining / Synthetic outsole
One hour of fast paced football in very wet conditions on a 3g pitch and, I was completely sold on these boots. I had no issues with grip on the wet surface and, I’m totally convinced that they have been much kinder to my ankle & knee joints. That’s a win win right there.
When we teach a child to make good decisions, we benefit from a lifetime of good decisions.
When we teach a child to love to learn, the amount of learning will become limitless.
When we teach a child to deal with a changing world, she will never become obsolete.
When we are brave enough to teach a child to question authority, even ours, we insulate ourselves from those who would use their authority to work against each of us.
And when we give students the desire to make things, even choices, we create a world filled with makers.
We were off on holiday for quite a bit of July so it kind of feels like we are back at it now… the big push from August to Christmas! ha!
Anyway, you may not know that I share a weekly Newsletter of content, some of which I blog here and some from other sources around the web. It’s still in it’s infancy but after a July break the Newsletter will re-ignite this week.
This week among other things, I will explain why I had to unsubscribe from Beerbods recently.
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I find myself in that situation more and more in social encounters — skirting round questions in order to avoid an embarrassing argument only to find I’ve caused more awkwardness. It happens not just when I’m asked what I’ve done in the privacy of the polling booth. People increasingly seem to expect me to have firm convictions on almost every story in the news, then get upset not because I voice strong opinions, but precisely because I don’t.
Sites such as Twitter and Facebook have turned into platforms where you can make it quite clear to everybody that you are not a racist, a sexist or a homophobe. Or if you don’t care about being considered a bigot, you can always do the opposite and make a name as a raucous controversialist. This isn’t for the faint of heart. Reputations have been trashed in fewer than 140 characters and once you become known for your outlying views, it’s hard to retreat to more sensible ground. Often it’s best to say nothing.
After everyone finally remembered that it was short for “web log,” Blog was crowned Merriam-Webster’s word of the year in 2004. The Blogosphere gave rise to new approaches to media, journalism, and websites in general. Through services like LiveJournal, Xanga, and Blogger We started archiving our lives online and basically never stopped. Basically, it was cool that we were all privately and publically recording ourselves, until government surveillance made it scary again.