Penn Super Reel

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on March 31, 2012

Penn Super Reel

Studying The Games On The Penn State 2011 Football Schedule

The 2011 Penn State football schedule has gone out and that means analysts, supporters, and everybody between will start the whole process of forecasting wins as well as losses with regard to Joe Paterno’s 2011 squad.

When looking at the 2011 Penn State football schedule, you see many familiar things, an extremely difficult finish to the schedule, and a premier out-of-conference match-up at home which will get viewed from all associated with conference football. In 2011 Penn State has their typical slate of home and away Big 10 conference games, however has it back loaded with season closing games at Wisconsin and Ohio State. However the majority of fans will be focusing on the early season match-up with Alabama. Penn State vs Alabama tickets will be probably the most difficult to get this year.

This past year Penn State visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play the Crimson Tide early in the season for a match-up of two of college football classic programs. Alabama was among the nation’s top groups and was rated #1 at the time. The game had lots of buzz, and plenty of PSU fans made the journey, but the group was frankly overmatched. Penn State lost the game 24-3.

This season the game comes to State College, PA even though Alabama will still be an extremely gifted opponent, likely rated in the top 10, the game should be much more evenly matched. Regardless, it will just as hyped not only between the 2 fan bases however across the college football landscape in general. Also like last year, it will provide lots of motivation for the program and players through the entire off-season getting such a strong opponent entering Beaver Stadium so early in the season.

Beyond the Alabama game, Penn State has bracketed 3 extra out-of-conference games around Bama before getting into Big 10 play. The additional OOC competitors are from mid-major conferences, including I-AA opponent and starting opponent Indiana State. Penn State also plays at Temple and at home versus Eastern Michigan in September.

Once Big 10 play starts, Penn State has home games against Iowa, Purdue, Illinois, and new Big 10 member and instant Penn State rival Nebraska. Road games come against Indiana, Northwestern, and the prior mentioned games at Wisconsin and Ohio State to finish the season. While the home and away competitors tend to be pretty balanced in the Big 10, the final 2 road games result in the schedule overall being on the difficult aspect.

There is a new reward with regard to Penn State this year beyond their typical objectives of a Big 10 Championship, Bowl Game, and BCS Championship. All those are still objectives, however this year is the inagurual year for the Big 10 Championship game on December 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Winning the ‘Leaders’ Division means topping OSU and Wisconsin, however would place Penn State in the game.

Looking for Penn State versus Alabama Football tickets or Penn State vs Iowa football tickets? You can find excellent ticket listings to those and other top Penn State football matchups at PennStateCentral.com, as well as great deals on Penn State merchandise and clothing.

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Penn Fishing Made

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on March 31, 2012

Penn Fishing Made

After A Long Career In TV And Radio Reports, He Moved To State College To Rejoin The Penn State Community, Where He Earned His Journalism Degree In 1959.

Lou Prato's been around major news stories all his life and he's around one now the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal at Penn State.

After a long career in TV and radio reports, he moved to State School to rejoin the Penn State community, where he earned his journalism degree in 1959. After writing The Penn State Soccer Encyclopedia, he became the first director of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. Now retired from the college, he still writes about Penn State sports.

Prato's media career includes working and leading television and radio newsrooms in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Dayton, Ohio, as well as work with the Associated Press. His educational credentials include twelve years as head of Northwestern University's broadcast graduate programme in Washington. For a while he was a columnist and contributing writer for the North American Journalism Review.

Many reports directors know him for his more than 35-year stint on the board of the Radio-Television News Directors Association (now the Radio TV Digital Stories Association), including twenty-two years as its treasurer.

He's shaken by the scandal, but he also believes that the press has unfairly darkened the entire establishment with their "rush to judgment, the conjecture, the innuendo, the ridiculous commentary based primarily on a grand jury report that is yet to be proved in the court of law."

Never one to mince his words, he talked about his feelings with Contributing Editor P.J. Bednarski in a chain of e-mails, excerpted below.

I know the horrible things are claimed to have occurred with those children sicken you. But I'm sure that on a journalistic level, you are appalled by a number of the cover.

Concern about the cover is nothing in comparison to the most obvious concern all Penn Staters have for the subjects of child abuse and their children, and I mean that sincerely.

But the way almost all of the media has continued to portray Penn State, the people that work and live here, the students and faculty, the university's soccer team and even our alumni base, one might get it this complete area is inhabited by a horde of evil, heartless child sex abusers. One cable Tv talk show host called the second Mile "a molestation farm." Come on!

Now the numerous hypocritical, self-serving, second-guessing critics in the media and the naive, blood-thirsty public they foment and influence have made Penn State symbolic of all that's bad in the North American culture that's until the media moves on to another shark fest, leaving in its wake a lifetime taint of Penn Say will never go no matter what the ultimate truth could be.

I am worn out disagreeing, discussing and considering everything which has occurred to Penn State, to me, my family and plenty of my chums in the last couple of weeks, and it's tough to accept everything reported this far by the grand jury. Similarly, it is even more difficult to believe Joe Paterno was so morally deficient as his millions of baying knockers in the media and outside it proclaim. It's so out of keeping with character of the person.

As for [Athletic Director] Tim Curley, I have met many liars in my life particularly in academia and I cannot believe Tim is a liar and morally deficient. OK, I understand. I and hundreds, or maybe even thousands, of others were fooled by Sandusky. Therefore as to Joe and Tim, we shall see, will not we?

Therefore after all of these years, this has taught you something new about the media?

I can never watch, hear, and read the news or watch or hear talk shows as I had before.

You know what wounds me the most, besides what may have occurred to those boys? I used to be a part of the media, a journalism graduate who was taught not only to be fair, balanced and objective, but to be sensitive of others, to get each side of the story, never to think, and to not interject my private or political principles into any story.

I was also shown how to be careful of the private agendas of sources as well as my personal, to be suspicious of whom to trust, to be doubtful but realistic, to fight the temptation to be first without first assuring you have it right, and to never report a rumour just because you'll believe it to be accurate. My, how idealistic and old-fashioned.

Perhaps you don't see it being so close and private to this story, but this is what a large amount of people would say media do with stories like these all of the time.

Look, there were times in my career I did not meet my very own high standards. That bothers me to this day. But I never expected journalism to fall to this level of irresponsibility and shameful, malicious depth that it has in the last 20 years. I'm sure there are many thousands still working in the newsrooms of this country who share my perspective.

There's been good reporting on the national level, but I'm abashed, embarrassed and I'm annoyed at how a large group of the media has reported and investigated this story with such a pile-on mind-set. The haste to judgment, the speculation, the innuendo, the outrageous commentary based basically on a grand jury report that is still to be proved in the court of law. It has spoiled the reputation of many folks as well as Penn State School and the entire State School area community.

It's offensive to me that a big slice of the media and the general public has made up its mind without waiting for all the facts to come out through the court process that Joe Paterno is the ultimate villain here for what he did or didn't do not Jerry Sandusky and that Penn State and any person even tangentially connected with Penn State is responsible for what occurred. The criticism is vicious and most of all, so self-righteous. Not simply the scurrilous internet sites, where you would expect it, but so-called "legitimate media" websites as well . If you'd like more examples, read and see them online yourself.

Well, you worked for the athletic program. Didn't you hear anything?

For the record, the first I heard of Sandusky's alleged and I continue to use that word as I was first instructed to do in journalism college child abuse was in mid-June of 2009 when I was volunteering for the annual fund-raising 2nd Mile golf competition. I didn't know Jerry well, but I had been around him at golf tournaments and I had interviewed him a couple of times.

I was more mystified than startled. I remember. I announced, "Jerry??? You have got to be kidding!" I knew nothing of what was then the 2 reported events in 1998 and 2002, and like others I was stunned by the 23-page report to the grand jury. It's sickening and tough to read but I did.

I know you suspect some local hacks did some good strong reporting on this. But why failed to this story come out earlier?

There are three reporters who were on it. Sara Ganim, once the crime correspondent for the Centre Daily Times, who broke the 1st public stories of the enquiry after she had progressed on to the Harrisburg Patriot-News ; Gary Sinderson, a vet "one man band" reporter-photographer for WJAC in Johnstown, who knows the Pennsylvania court system and this community inside out ; and Pat Boland, the reporter-newsman for the local dual-ownership State Varsity radio stations WRSC and ESPNRadio1450. He helped Ganim in her first job fresh out of Penn Nation's journalism programme in May 2008. You do not hear much about Pat because he stiffed it from brain cancer at the age of 42 in early July but he was deep into the story.

Ganim appears like a throwback to the journalism of my youth, and based primarily on what I have observed, she seems to have more judgment and street smarts than many of her older, more experienced media peers in Pennsylvania and nationally. She's just twenty-four and has to be somewhat overwhelmed with a story like this. I just hope she does not slip into the sloppiness that commonly infects other young reporters who are overtaken by their ego when they end up on top of a giant state story.

On this Sandusky story, I call Ganim, Sinderson and Boland "The Three Musketeers." They did not share all of their information, but like many reporters elsewhere they frequently cooperated on their research. It's no surprise that Ganim has been the front-runner in informing the general public of this story. Paper reporters and many TV hacks, especially in the major markets, can do that. Sinderson and Boland were constrained by the medium they were in, a mass of obligations dictated by their specific roles mixed with the need to get folks to talk in public on air, disguising their faces or voices if necessary. That limits a lot of things.

Sinderson is my sort of old-time correspondent, and he's not your average cameraman or videographer. It was Sinderson who first discovered the grand jury's report was posted online that fateful Friday, November. 4 placed there one day too early by mistake and then he posted it on his station's website, and then he shocked Ganim with the news report.

But these correspondents must have known a lot was going on long before November.

Outsiders have criticized the local media and regional media for not revealing more of Sandusky's purported grave transgressions ; of not informing the general public earlier than this past spring of the enquiry ; and, most egregious of all, of not reporting the unauthenticated rumours that were swirling around the community.

Yet, look it up. Ganim's first Patriot-News story of the investigation was on March 31. It barely made a ripple even in Harrisburg and State School. Check out Ganim's primary story that will still be found online. There were just 6 comments from Internet readers at the time 2 of them skeptical. Now, folk have gone back to read it and there are more comments now. But Ganim has said in public she was stunned by all that absence of interest,writes tagza.com.

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500 Fishing Penn

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on March 31, 2012

500 Fishing Penn

Effective Dog Training With the Remote Dog Training Collar

Effective training for proper behavior can often be difficult without the dog on a leash. However, leash training is not possible at all times and in all places as well as not being as effective as a dog owner will like it to be. The good news is that animal experts have come up with a useful way to overcome the deficiencies of leash training - the Remote Dog Training Collar.

Just as its name implies, this special type of collar can be operated via remote means such that there is no need for any kind of physical containment measures like a long leash or a perimeter fence. There are two pieces of equipment composing this training device, the electronic dog collar and the remote control or the transmitter.

The dog wears the training collar around its neck and the owner holds the remote control in his hand.
Certain buttons on the transmitter can be pressed to send the signal to the collar to deliver a specific type, level and intensity of aversive stimulus like a beep or an electric shock or both in succession. Used as the negative reinforcement part of the training, the warning sounds and the ultrasonic or mild electric pulses will create to your dog an unpleasant and startling sensation, making it to cease the activity or behavior you consider to be improper at the moment.

Using a remote dog training collar allows the owner to easily control the dog and this is benefic for both of them.

• With the help of the collar the owner can save the life of his dog and of other animals, even people.
Dogs running free can cause different types of mishaps, like the car accidents that may end with injuries or even death. Or it may be that the dog starts to chase other animals that may put either one's life and limb in danger.

With the training collar, the pet owner can press the button to deliver the necessary level of electric shock to the dog's collar. The goal of the aversive stimulus is to startle the dog, so it ends its improper activity and focuses on your command.

• You can train your dog in open spaces with no fence or leash.

After all, not every owner will want his dog to be constantly confined to a physical barrier like a leash when it can run free to interact with its surroundings, socialize with other dogs and familiarize himself with other people as well as get its fair share of exercise. Keep in mind that proper socialization is important in a dog's good development.

For example, you and your dog are in a public park for training purposes in that you want to train your dog to behave well even without a leash to control his actions. You could say that the remote dog training collar is a sort of an invisible leash.

So, how far does a Remote Dog Training Collar work? Most collars will work for a minimum of 100 yards although other models will operate at a distance of 500 yards. Let’s hope that you don’t need more.

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Penn Special Senator Reel

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on March 31, 2012

Penn Special Senator Reel

Reviewing The Match-Ups On The 2011 Penn State Football Schedule

The 2011 Penn State football schedule has gone out which means experts, supporters, and everybody between can start the process of predicting wins and losses with regard to Joe Paterno’s 2011 team.

When looking at the actual 2011 Penn State football schedule, you see many familiar things, an extremely difficult end to the schedule, along with a leading out-of-conference match-up in your own home stadium which will get attention from all associated with conference football. In This year Penn State offers their typical slate of home as well as away Big 10 conference games, however has it back loaded with season closing games at Wisconsin as well as Ohio State. However most followers will be focusing on the early season match-up with Alabama. Penn State vs Alabama football tickets will be some of the most difficult to get in 2011.

This past year Penn State visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play the Crimson Tide at the start of the season for a match-up of two of college football classic programs. Alabama had been among the nation’s top groups as well as had been rated #1 at that time. The game had plenty of buzz, and plenty of PSU followers made the actual journey, however the group was honestly overmatched. Penn State lost the game 24-3.

This season the game comes to State College, PA even though Alabama will still be an extremely talented challenger, most likely rated in the top 10, the game should be more evenly matched. Irrespective, it will just as over-blown not just between the 2 fan bases however over the college football landscape in general. Also like this past year, it will provide plenty of motivation for the program as well as players through the entire off-season getting such a strong opponent entering Beaver Stadium so early in the season.

Beyond the Alabama game, Penn State has bracketed 3 extra out-of-conference games around Bama prior to getting in to Big Ten play. The other OOC opponents are from mid-major conferences, including I-AA challenger as well as opening opponent Indiana State. Penn State additionally plays at Temple and also at home vs Eastern Michigan in September.

Once Big 10 perform begins, Penn State offers home games versus Iowa, Purdue, Illinois, as well as brand new Big 10 member and immediate Penn State rival Nebraska. Road games come against Indiana, Northwestern, and the prior pointed out games at Wisconsin as well as Ohio State to finish the season. While the home as well as away opponents tend to be pretty well balanced in the Big 10, the final 2 road games result in the schedule overall being on the challenging aspect.

There is a brand new prize with regard to Penn State in 2011 beyond their typical objectives of a Big 10 Championship, Bowl Game, as well as BCS Championship. All those are still objectives, however this year is the inagurual year for the Big 10 Championship game on Dec 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Winning the actual ‘Leaders’ Division means topping OSU as well as Wisconsin, however would place Penn State in the game.

Searching for Penn State vs Alabama Football tickets or Penn State vs Nebraska football tickets? You will find excellent ticket listings to those along with other top Penn State football matchups at PennStateCentral.com, as well as great deals on Penn State merchandise and apparel.

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Penn Reserve

Posted in Penn Fishing Gear by Penn Fishing Gear on March 30, 2012

Penn Reserve

Fishing Tackle Overview: The Penn Spinfisher SSg Graphite Spinning Reel

Although I enjoy all types of fishing, I have to confess that pike and predator fishing is a particular favourite of mine. It is even more tricky when I have a tough-struggling perch, pike, or zander on the end of my line. More of the classifications that I take pleasure in tracking are trout, salmon, catfish, and eels. Since my choices are so wide-range, it is imperative for my fishing tackle to be as resourceful as it can. It isn't in my best interest to be narrow minded concerning the type of gear I have to employ. I also prefer to stay with the better-known brands, because I'm likely to get gear with a good combination of quality and value. Below are some facts concerning just this kind of product - the Penn Spinfisher SSg graphite spinning reel.

Fishing Tackle: Important Elements of the Penn Spinfisher SSg Graphite Spinning Reel

This reel was draw from Penn's well-liked SS reel collection. Like others in the range, the SSg features a light but strong graphite frame and side plates. I'm glad that Penn's crafters have incorporated an anodised and machined aluminium spool, along with a machine-cut main gear manufactured out of heavy-duty alloy. The main shaft of this reel is made out of stainless steel, and it contains anti-corrosion shielded stainless steel ball bearings for easy casting and retrieve. This reel has infinite anti-reverse, an essential feature for me. The SSg is integrated with Penn's well-liked HT-100™ drag washers that deliver trouble-free drag though bearing extremely heavy loads.

Fishing Tackle: Further Details Concerning the Penn Spinfisher SSg Graphite Spinning Reel

The SSg's Techno-balanced™ rotor offers tremendously easy retrieves, along with a soothing soft touch knob positioned on the machined and anodised aluminium handle. This reel can retrieve 21 inches of line per spin. The SSg comes with the Penn original Leveline® wrap system. Due to the fact that I take pretty lengthy fishing trips, I truly value the SSg's lightweight and corrosion-proof design. An additionally incredible factor is the fail-free bail spring with a trip friction ramp which halts untimely bail trip at the time of casting. Together with its ball bearings, this reel features a built-in robust roller bearing. It is simple to adjust for left or right handed fishermen.

Heading: A Few Specifications of the Spinfisher SSg Reel

The SSg will carry 165 yards of 4 lb test line, features a gear ratio of 5.3:1, and weighs in at 7.8 ounces. This reel will cost approximately £99.99, on the other hand, you could come across an exclusive offer on it, in particular online. Since I like to know the companies behind the fishing tackle I utilise, I studied and learned that Penn was established in 1932, and has remained the one to watch in the field since then. I am interested, as well, in the strength and dependability of my equipment, as a result, I am delighted to acknowledge that Penn supports its goods with a full 1 year warranty. In the event that SSg doesn't perform or sustains damage while still under warranty, the only thing I'm responsible for is getting it to the manufacturer to be fixed or substituted.

What finer fishing tackle could an angler ask for? The Penn Spinfisher SSg is highly recommended!

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