Wintergreen Lift Passes Week 4

first_imgWeek 3 is now over, which means here is week 4! For the next 5 weeks we will be giving away lift passes to Wintergreen Resort!Each week we will give away 2 weekday lift passes (valid Monday-Thursday) to one lucky individual, so 16 in total over 8 weeks.To sweeten the deal, we are also giving away a pair of Bolle Nova goggles (a $40 value) with the tickets!This giveaway is now closed but week 5 of Wintergreen Lift Passes just opened!Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning  date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 noon EST on February 1st, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household.  Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United  States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older.  Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge  Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No  liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate,  non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled,  mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for  technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable  network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer  transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of  processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the  sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and Wintergreen Resort reserve  the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information  and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their  sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry  process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating  sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies  shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from  acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash,  or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of  the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to  allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater  value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.  Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors  office on or before March 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by  the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7  days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of  winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Sherwood eager to return – Ramsey

first_imgTim Sherwood did a “fantastic” job at Tottenham and is eager to return to work as soon as possible, says QPR caretaker manager Chris Ramsey. “It depends how much magic one person can do in a short space of time,” Ramsey said. “It’s really down to the quality of the players and their efforts for the fans and the owners that will make the difference. “Someone coming in now can help galvanise things but we have to rely on the players’ ability to come through.” Rangers will be without top-scorer Charlie Austin against Sunderland after the striker sustained a foot injury against Southampton on Saturday. Austin left the stadium on crutches but the problem is less serious than first feared and the striker could return within a fortnight. Richard Dunne and Nedum Onuoha also suffered injuries against Southampton. Dunne will be out for three months with a knee problem while Onuoha will miss two to three weeks with a hamstring strain. Dunne’s absence will mean a recall for Rio Ferdinand, who has struggled for form this season and has not played in the league since Boxing Day. “Rio is going to be huge for us tomorrow,” Ramsey said. “We are looking for players like him – the older pros to help the younger guys to fulfil their potential. “I didn’t pick him at the weekend but I spoke to him and he knew he would feature in these two games. “He’s prepared himself, as he always has done at Manchester United, to prove to everybody he’s still a good player.” “I would be a liar to say I haven’t spoken to him about the QPR job,” Ramsey said. “Tim’s a football man and he watches it all the time. “We talk about games and players and he’s made it clear to me he is eager to get back into work – you can only play so much golf and watch so much daytime TV. “He did a fantastic job at Tottenham, I think they’re reaping the benefits of some of the stuff that was put in place four or five years ago to help the academy. “I think it was probably underrated the job that he did.” Ramsey will remain in temporary charge, together with assistant manager Kevin Bond, for QPR’S game at Sunderland on Tuesday night. Rangers then have 11 days before their next game at Hull, when it is likely Harry Redknapp’s permanent successor will be in place. Ramsey admitted he would “jump at the chance” to manage a Premier League team but insists Rangers’ survival will come down to the players. Press Association Sherwood took over at White Hart Lane midway through last season but was sacked in the summer, despite achieving the highest win percentage of any Spurs manager in Premier League history. Ramsey worked under Sherwood at Tottenham and remains close friends with the former Blackburn midfielder, who is now favourite to fill the vacancy at Loftus Road. last_img read more

Trojans happy to end their travels

first_imgWell, glad that’s over.After pulling out a grinding 14-9 win Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium against Arizona State, the Trojans couldn’t hide their excitement.USC finally gets to go home for good.All smiles · Defensive tackle Derek Simmons (90) celebrates with Jurrell Casey (91) after a sack in USC’s final road contest of the season. – Leah Thompson | Daily TrojanArizona State was the sixth and final stop on USC’s road schedule, and it’s no secret the team was glad to see it finally come to an end. The Trojans played six of its first nine games away from the Coliseum and paid the price for it with two losses.“It was a hard part of the schedule, maybe as tough as we’ve ever had,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “And it just seemed like forever that we were on the road.”Though Carroll and company may not have gone out with the bang they expected against the Sun Devils, after last week’s debacle against Oregon, they won’t complain. The Trojans were as bad as they’ve been this season on offense and were saved by two big plays and solid defense.Senior safety Will Harris returned a second quarter interception 55 yards for a touchdown, and junior receiver Damian Williams turned a short catch into a 75-yard score in the third quarter. The defense got back to causing turnovers again and just held on for dear life.No more traveling. No more hostile crowds. From this point on until bowl season, USC will be happily confined to Southern California.“I’m really happy to get back home and to get into our same old home routine,” redshirt sophomore linebacker Chris Galippo said.That routine has been much kinder to the Trojans. USC very easily could have gone 1-5 on the road this season, with Cal being the only win they secured from the start to finish of the game.Road trips for the Trojans have been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. They needed a miracle last-minute drive to get past Ohio State before suffering a letdown the next week at Washington.They put together their best all-around performance of the year against Cal, then nearly blew a big fourth-quarter lead at Notre Dame.They were run out of town in Eugene, Ore., then rebounded with this narrow win in the Arizona desert.“We paid the price for that along the way here, but now we have to make the most of it and cash in and finish this thing off like we know how,” Carroll said.It hasn’t been fun. It hasn’t been easy. But the Trojans are relieved it’s at the very least over, and they return to the Coliseum a much more experienced football team.“We’ve been in these situations too many times,” Harris said. “We don’t get nervous anymore.”USC’s defense carried the day against the Sun Devils by getting back to its roots. After admitting he took his defensive scheme one step too far last week, Carroll simplified his calls this week and counted on his defense to just make plays.“Coach went back to the basic calls,” Harris said.Back to the basics for the Trojans meant more man-to-man coverage and less thinking.The Trojans also benefited from a few breaks, which have been a rarity on this extended road trip. A Barkley pass was intercepted on USC’s first drive, but the play was nullified thanks to a Sun Devil defensive holding call.Then, after getting hit, another Barkley pass fluttered into the air and dropped right into the hands of Sun Devil freshman linebacker Vontaze Burfict, but somehow Burfict took his eye off the ball and let it hit the ground.In the fourth quarter, Barkley was sacked and fumbled the ball, but it was ruled that USC had called a timeout before the play had started.“That was my all-time favorite timeout call, just before we lost the football,” Carroll said.On a third down and long on the same drive, Barkley handed the ball to McKnight on a draw play, not even making a serious attempt to get the first down.McKnight was stopped well short, but Arizona State’s sophomore defensive lineman Lawrence Guy was flagged for a questionable late hit penalty, keeping USC’s drive alive.So no, USC’s final road contest wasn’t pretty. It was an uneventful, defense-dominated game punctuated by two thrilling big plays. And the Trojans definitely caught some breaks along way.But after all they’ve been through on the road this season, the Trojans are simply happy they ended it with a victory and keep thankful they won’t have to worry about any travel plans until late December.“Middle Ground” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit or email Joshat [email protected]last_img read more