Believe it or not base jumping is way different from sky diving. The reason why is that sky diving is jumping out of of an airplane at 15,ooo feet. When base jumping is jumping off cliffs and man made objects. Some of those man made objects are building,antennas,and spans(bridges). When people base jump they only have a few second to deploy their parachute unless the are in a wingsuit. Buildings: BASE jumping from buildings and monuments is difficult, since most places have security, locked doors and other obstacles to prevent someone from climbing to the top and leaping off. Many BASE jumpers prefer skyscrapers that are still under construction for this reason. Antennas: Antenna towers are popular jumping points because they are often as tall as the world’s tallest buildings, are easier to climb and have less security. They are often found in out-of-the-way places as well. Spans(bridges): Spans, or bridges, have to cross over large canyons or gorges to be suitable for a BASE jump. The most famous BASE jumping bridge is the New River Gorge Bridge, where U.S. Route 19 crosses over the New River near Fayetteville, WV. One day each year the bridge is opened to legal BASE jumping. That day (with the accompanying festival) is known as Bridge Day.
David Ortiz(Big Papi) plays major league baseball for the Boston Red Sox. Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman. Bats Left, Throws: Left Height: 6′ 4″, Weight: 230 lb.Born: November 18 1975 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.. David Ortiz has 1611 Home run in his career and he has had 1179 RBI in his career. David has been in the MLB for 14 years. David has played on two teams in his career. Those two teams are the Twins(1997-2002)and Red Sox (2003-present). David played for the Twins for 6 years. Also David has so far play for the Boston Red Sox for 9 years. David has had 2 different numbers in his career. Those numbers are 27 and 34. He played as number 27 on the Twins and he also plays as number 34 on the Boston Red Sox.
The Iditarod is a dog sled race though Alaska. From Anchorage in southern Alaska to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast, each sled dog team of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher cover over 1150 miles in 10 to 17 days. The iditarod was named the last greatest race on earth and it has won worldwide acclaim and interest. Counties from all over come for this event. Those Counties are German, Spanish, British, Japanese and American.
The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics was founded in June 6, 1946. The team currently owned by the Boston Basketball Partners LLC. The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden which they share with the Boston Blazers NLL and the Boston Bruins of the NHL. The Celtics have won 17 NBA championships are the most for any NBA franchise. With their western rival the L.A Lakers fallowing behind with 16 NBA tiles. From 1957 to 1969, the Celtics dominated the league winning 11 championships in 13 years, and eight in a row (1959–1966), the longest consecutive championship streak of any North American pro sports team. The years the Celtics are 1956-57, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61,1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65,1965-66, 1967-68, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1985-86, 2007-2008.
Tom Brady was born the son of Tom and Galynn Brady on Aug. 3, 1977 in San Mateo in Calif. Tom Brady is the quarterback for the New England patriots. Tom Brady was the first person ever to receive all 50 votes for the Associated Press’ award. In the season of 2010 he was named co captain for the 9th time now. Also he was named the Most Valuable Player in the NFL in the 2010 season. In the season of 2009 he was in the pro bowl. He was named the super bowl MVP in the seasons of 2003 and in 2001.
Shaun White was born in San Diego California in 1986. Shaun started on skis at the age of four. Shaun was fearless on skis, racing down the slopes with his older brother Jeese. At seven Shaun entered his first amateur snowboard contest and won first place. Shaun turned pro when he was 13. After winning five national titles as an amateur. Shaun won his first medal has a pro in 2001 in the Arctic Challenge. Shaun earned his first X Games medal when he was 16. Shaun holds 16 X Games medals, 10 of them are gold which is a record. As Shaun was a pro in snowboarding he also became a pro in skateboarding with the help of professional Tony Hawk. Shaun then turned pro at the of 17. In the year of 2003 he was names the first athlete to compete and medal in both the Summer and the Winter X Games. In 2007 Shaun won the Action Sports Tour Champion thanks to his skills in skateboarding vert. Shaun failed to 2002 Winter Olympic’s lineup. He narrowly missed earning a spot on the team by a tenth of a point. In 2006 shaun went undefeated with 12 win in that season. Shaun than became to be the first athlete to ever sweep the five-event Grand Prix series. Which is the serves as the Olympic qualifiers. After going undefeated in the U.S. Grand Prix series almost everyone knew who he was.
Carl Yastrzemski was born in Southampton, New York. Carl started his Major League career in 1961. Yastrzemski loved his best season in 1967. In that season he won the American League Triple Crown with a .326 batting average, 44 home runs, and 121 RBIs. Carl Yastrzemski was with the Boston Red Sox for 23 years, his whole baseball career. Carl Yastrzemski is a 14 time All-Star and he won 7 Gold Gloves awards.