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24 December, 2013

Key Factors That Make Football America's Game

Baseball has long been considered “America's Pastime”, but it would be hard to argue that NFL football isn't “America's Game”. More people actually play baseball, but NFL football is easily superior when considering popularity. So, why is that, what makes the NFL America's game, and why do we love it so much? 

First and foremost football is the ultimate team game, there are 11 players on offense and 11 players on defense and if even 1 doesn't do their job, the rest of the team will be affected. That's not entirely true in other professional sports. Also unlike other pro sports the football season is short and therefore every single game is absolutely critical. Unlike a 162 game baseball season, or even an 82 game hockey season if an NFL team was to fall into a slump, chances are they won't have a chance to truly redeem themselves until the next season. 

Adding to the fact that the regular season is only 17 games, when the playoffs come around teams don't have the luxury of getting themselves together. Unlike other sports there are no series in the playoffs, 1 loss and you’re done, making football the most dramatic for fans and spectators, and everyone loves drama. 

Aside from football being the ultimate team game, and every game being important, one has to appreciate the sheer complexity of it all. As mentioned all 11 players must be on the same exact page for a game plan to work. A game plan that must be engineered occasionally on the fly or during a 10 minute half time. The adage “just go out and play” won't work; a football team must be a well-oiled machine that operates in absolute unison. Comparing a football head coaches job as opposed to a baseball team's managers job is the same as comparing chess to checkers. 

So let’s quickly recap, what are some of the key factors that make football America's game; 

  • It's the ultimate team game.
  • Every game of every season is critical.
  • Because each game is so critical, the drama is always extremely high.
  • Lastly we can't get enough of the complexity of it all. 

All of the above are definite reasons we all love football, but that list is just the tip of the iceberg. You also have to love the brute force rough and toughness that meshes so well with the graceful elegance of it all. Down in a 3 point stance you have a 300 pounder that can bench press a Volkswagen and 10 yards away you have a 180 pounder that has mastered ballet. When you really think about that it’s a beautiful combo. 

In closing football being America's favorite game can be argued, but when stacking the facts above, up against the qualities of other sports, I think it’s safe to say it’s an open and closed case.

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17 August, 2013

Online Discount Coupons

Online discount coupons enable access to great offers from some of the world’s best sites for Internet shopping. The online coupons are designed to allow compulsive online shoppers to access massive discounts on a variety of products. The regular shopper accesses the coupons in bulk and avails of great festive offers and freebies thrown in from time to time. The coupon code is entered on the order page just before checking out. Every online shopping resource has a discount coupon submission option to confirm the coupon code. They offer great deals and professionally negotiated rates if bought from special online coupon outlets. With a little research and at times, insider knowledge the online discount coupons are a real steal. They are designed to promote products by offering ‘real value for money’ packages. The coupons are legitimate and help with budgeting, in the case of a compulsive shopper. They are available for special trade show promotions, nightlife, sporting events and dinner shows and just about anything that could be associated with the promotion of a product. The coupons enable the online shopper to optimize net access more effectively. Getting a ‘big deal’ is not more utopian amidst rising prices. The online coupons offer internet access to the best and cheapest products displayed online. Big discounts are only a code away! 

Customer Service - Client Service

Managing online business requires different skills and abilities than managing a business in the ‘real world.’ Customers can easily detect the size and determine the prestige of a business when they have the ability to walk in and take a look around. Not only do ‘real-world’ furnishings and location tell the customer what level of professionalism to expect, but "real world" personal encounters allow first impressions to be determined by how the business approaches its customer service. When a customer walks into a retail business just about anywhere in the world, that customer expects prompt and personal service, especially with regards to questions that they may have about products they wish to purchase.

 

Customer service or the client service is the service provided to the customer for his satisfaction during and after the purchase. It is necessary to every business organization to understand the customer needs for value added service. So customer data collection is essential. For this, a good customer service is important. The easiest way to lose a client is because of the poor customer service. The importance of customer service changes by product, industry and customer. Client service is an important part of every business organization. Each organization is different in its attitude towards customer service. Customer service requires a superior quality service through a careful design and execution of a series of activities which include people, technology and processes. Good customer service starts with the design and communication between the company and the staff.

 

In some ways, the lack of a physical business location allows the online business some leeway that their ‘real world’ counterparts do not enjoy. Location is not important, furnishings are not an issue, and most of the visual first impression is made through the professional design of the business website.

 

However, one thing still remains true. Customers will make their first impressions on the customer service they encounter. Unfortunately, in online business there is no opportunity for front- line staff to make a good impression. Every interaction the customer has with the website will be their primary means of making their first impression towards the business and its client service. Good customer service in any online business is a direct result of good website design and planning.