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Fans often wonder why NBA teams are always willing to gamble on players with ‘potential’, but shy away from players who seem like much safer bets. In the world of horse racing, they’d be betting on the shiniest stallion, not the racer who had come in second in ten races. Why?

For the answer, we can turn to the world of pop music. People either love or hate Simon Cowell, the mogul who rose to fame for his snide remarks on American Idol. But Simon was wealthy prior to being on the show, and he obtained his wealth not by discovering Michael Jackson level talent; he systematically found talent that looked remarkably similar to what was already selling. The reason is because Simon knows that star power like Michael Jackson is once-in-a-lifetime, but you can dress up a pretty girl with mediocre talent to make 20 Brittany Spears clones, and make more money.

NBA owners too often treat their personnel moves like horse betting, where they want to take a chance on a player who could be the next Michael Jordan, rather than just working toward building a solid team of really good players. It doesn’t work in horse racing betting, and it doesn’t bring in championships.

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The past decade has seen an incredible wave of new technology that makes enjoying our favorite music an experience that was, at one time, just a dream. We can load thousands and thousands of songs onto a portable device, such as an iPod, and take it with us wherever we go. Of course, that’s great for exercising or sitting at a desk during work, but headphones are not so great while driving.

That’s why I recently installed the XDMA6630 in-dash receiver from Dual Electronics in my car, because it is compatible with these types of devices, leveraging high speed functionality and Bluetooth® connectivity to let me play my vast library of music while driving.

The XDMA663 features a front panel USB connection that gives you direct access and controls your iPod® and iPhone®, which means that you don’t have to set up another playlist to manage while driving in your car. You literally have access to the playlists and songs you’ve already painstakingly created. This is what I like the most about it, because it means that no matter where I am, I’ve got access to what I want to listen to. It is a fantastic way to enjoy music, in a time where we all know radio has become boring and stale. Just in case you have additional connection needs, I should mention that the XDMA663 also features 3.5mm auxiliary input & 2-RCA preamp outputs.

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is without a doubt one of the coolest grand prizes I have ever heard of. It’s called the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes, but what it really boils down to is that the grand prize winner will get an entire hotel (100 rooms) for 2 days, in other words, a weekend stay for you and 99 of your closest friends.

That is unreal.

Not only that, the winner will get $5000 in cash to help cover the tax for the weekend, so it’s not like you would have to pony up the occupancy tax for 100 hotel rooms. The grand prize and the sweepstakes are not just open to Hilton Honors members or people who have previously stayed at a Hampton. It’s open to everyone.

If I win this prize, I think I would try and bring in my entire family from across the country for a weekend, because I literally have family all over the map. California, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Texas…it would be a dream to get everyone together for just one big family reunion weekend. To be honest, it would be great to do it anyway, but I sure couldn’t pay for it without winning the prize.

A whole weekend with my entire extended family, with a hotel pool, everyone getting their own room, is just a killer idea. With the entire family not having to pay for rooms, it would be great, and we could probably organize more group activities with the money we’d be saving.

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