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NBA Fashion At Its Peak

November 23rd, 2022

Stars and icons have always been the source of every unique fashion trend. NBA is no exception, and with our top basketball superstars, nothing is more interesting than knowing their unique sense of fashion and eventually sporting at least one of them.

Let’s start off with their footwear. More often than not, basketball fanatics and a huge mass of fans would often go crazy buying shoes that their favorite player had recently worn. In every game, spectators’ eyes await the entrance of the players and bluntly comment on the style and brand of shoes worn. Aside from the best-selling Nike shoes, Reebok, Adidas, and the like, some NBA icons sport shoes especially designed for them; thus, having their name as a brand. While most of these shoes are available in any NBA store, some of these are strictly sold to the privileged few. The most popular styles in NBA are the high-cut shoes for better ankle support and very sturdy shoes because of the pounding their position takes. Others such as former Dallas Mavericks forward Johnny Newman chose to wear low-cut shoes for increased mobility.

Next in line is the jersey. Most of the NBA home uniforms are predominantly white except for Los Angeles Lakers which is gold. Printed in front is the city’s name with the player’s number. The player’s name is found at the back with his number also imprinted. Similar to the footwear, some jerseys are branded based on the name of the most popular NBA star such as Jordan Jersey or Jeremy Lin Jersey.

This next fashion was patterned after Dennis Rodman, the infamous player who had his body tattooed all over. Players started adorning their arms and legs with body stamps. It even went as far as having a tattoo on the chest of Atlanta Hawk’s Jason Terry which featured the area code (206) of his hometown (Seattle). Probably the most unique is Portland Trail Blazers’ Damon Stoudamire who had a tattoo of his favorite childhood hero, Mighty Mouse.

Michigan Coyote Hunting

April 22nd, 2022

Coyotes are found throughout the state of Michigan from big woods and cedar swamps of the Upper Peninsula to the suburban neighborhoods and farmlands of southern Michigan. They are most abundant in the Upper and northern Lower Peninsulas. Every area of the Michigan is experiencing a growing coyote population along with a growing population of coyote hunters.

Coyotes are extremely adaptable and survive in virtually all habitat types common in Michigan. They thrive in areas where adequate food, cover, water and safety are available. Urban areas can also support coyotes that are happy to obtain their food supply from domestic dogs and cats

The size of a coyote’s home range depends on the food and cover resources available and on the number of other coyotes in an area, but it generally averages between 8 and 12 square miles. Coyote mating season in Michigan takes place from mid-January through February into early March. Mated pairs and 4-7 recently born pups occupy the home range during the spring and summer seasons in Michigan

Mating season is prime time to call and hunt coyotes in Michigan. Like whitetail deer, coyotes become more active and territorial during this time. Younger coyotes are often forced out of areas as mated pairs establish breeding territories. With snow on the ground, this can be also be a difficult time for coyotes to find food and are required to increase movement and hunting activity.

Michigan coyote season runs from July 15th through April 15th. Some areas of Michigan have hunting restrictions during deer season and it is best to check the state hunting laws each season. You can also hunt at night in Michigan from October 15th through March 31st.

Calling coyotes with hand held calls or using an electronic game call is the fastest growing hunting sport in Michigan. Coyotes respond to your call out of hunger, territorial issues, social issues or curiosity. Most of your responses will be from hunger and territorial issues.

The majority of all coyotes are called in using prey distress sounds. The good old fashioned rabbit-in-distress sound has probably been used to call in more Michigan coyotes than all the others combined. This proven calling technique will be replaced any time soon.

Using coyote sounds like howling have become more popular for Michigan coyote hunters.

Using coyote sounds for calling can be very effective. Beginners may want to start out with some simple distress calling and learn the basics. It can get a little tricky when you’re trying to talk to the coyote in its own language.