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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hot Jocks In July Giveaway Hop


Hot Jocks In July 
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Do football or baseball butts drive you nuts? Do you love to see sweaty men chasing after each other? Tackling each other? Does the sight of a pair of sexy calves kicking a ball down field heat you up? Do NASCAR drivers rev your engine?
YES to all of the above for the GP Review Crew and the UTC Maidens.  Even though it's summer, nothing's stopping us from HEATING up our days and nights with HOT JOCKS!   Join Guilty Pleasures and Under The Covers for locker room talk about some of our favorite JOCK romances.
Do you have a favorite sports themed book or series? Is there a real life athlete who you can see as your favorite hero from a sports themed romance? We would love to know your favorites!

I am going to call “goes without saying” on Jaci Burton because I am number like 75 or something on the list and I am pretty dang sure that Ms. Burton will be a go-to choice. So I tried to find other “Jock-related” stories to share with you. How about Cat Johnson’s RED, HOT, & BLUE series?
**COLE**

I mean she's a Samhain author so you pretty much have to love her just for that. Or Fastball by V.K. Sykes ~ the writing team that is Vanessa Kelly and her DH.
**FASTBALL**

I mean a hubs and wife writing team that works? Score! Or Erin McCarthy’s FAST TRACK series?
**FAST TRACK SERIES**


In honor of the Hot Jocks we all know and love, my giveaway will be for … two digital titles ~ winners choice of a book or books that MUST have something to do with Jocks ~ not to exceed $15. I prefer to gift the books from Amazon, but will consider other options if necessary and convenient. So that is it. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form to be entered.

And be sure to visit all of the other participating blogs for your chance to win by clicking on the UtC banner below.




Also, I have another giveaway in need of some BIG love. Please consider checking it out and entering! Thanks very much!




a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

Best of luck to you all and above all …
HAPPY READING!!!

79 comments:

  1. I love Rachel Gibson's Chinooks Hockey Team series. As for what book I would choose, I am not sure yet but by the time I visit all the blogs on this hop I'm sure I will have some ideas though :)

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    1. Great plan! Visit the blogs, collect some ideas, and add a whole lot to your TBR list! Happy hopping! And thanks so much for stopping by and participating!

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  2. I love Stephani Hecht's Blue Line Hockey series..As far as the book I would choose...any of them!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. HI Yvette ~ Ms. Hecht is new to me. I will have to check the series out. Thanks so much for the rec. Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  3. I've been dying to read Blue Line Hockey! Kate McMurray's Out In The Field has been on my list for a while. Sean Michael's Personal Best series sounds good, too...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Another for Blue Line ~ good to know. The thers you mentioned are also new to me, so you can be sure I will be checking these out further. Thanks for the ideas! Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  4. I love the Chicago Star series and the first few hockey books by Deidre Martin.

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    1. Holy cow! Who knew there were so many "jock" series out there. I justhaven't come across many of them. I will have a lot of investigating to do and probable most of it added the to ever-growing TBR list. :) Thanks so much for the ideas. Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  5. I have lots of fav sports series.. The Assassins Series by Toni Aleo - The Play by Play Series by Jaci Burton - and so many more!

    Tabby @Insightful Minds
    Check out my - Hot Jocks Giveaway!

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    1. Hi Tabby ~ Great to hear more good feedback about Ms. Burton. I recently got a hold of one of the books in the series to review. Getting pretty excited about reading it. Do they have to be read in order, or can I start in the middle?

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping and best of luck to you in the contest.

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  6. I love the Chicago stars series, the first few New York blades books, and the Hot series by Carly Phillips. I have read a couple of the sports books by Rachel Gibson, so if I won I would probably choose more by her.

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    1. Carly Phillips has a sports series? Really? Good to know! I will definitely be checking that one out! Everything else is new to me as well. Good lord is my TBR list going to bet a whole lot bigger by the time this hop is over. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

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  7. I love the Play by Play series by Jaci Burton and Fast Track series!

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    1. So you have read the Fast Track series? What did you think? And would you read one over the other? Lots of books I am wanting to read and I have to figure out who to read first. :) I am starting Jaci Burton soon, so really looking forward to it after all of this. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your favorite books. Good luck to you and happy hopping!

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  8. Hot Zone Series by Carly Phillips!!! Who doesn’t love football player in their HOT HOT uniforms. LOL

    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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    1. I would guess that no one here would say no. :) I mean those pants ... So glad to hear more good things about Ms. Phillips. I must check those out! Can't believe I didn't know about them! Thanks so much for taking the time to enter and happy hopping!

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  9. I love the Play by Play series by Jaci Burton!
    Jody Duffy
    iteachfl@aol.com

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    1. Hi Jody ~ I figured I would hear a lot about Ms. Burton's series and I was right. But that just confirms what a great series it is. I just might have to push the book up just a bit so that I can read it sooner. :) Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  10. I love jaci burtons books the play by play series cant wait for the last one to come out.
    Melissa burson
    jburson1@bellsouth.net

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    1. Hi Melissa ~ Last one? SO does that mean that the series is coming to a close? Sheesh! Hard to believe when I hear so many good things about it. I mean the covers are to die for anyway. I would have to say that those are the best "jock" covers I have come across ~ like ... EVER! If the last one is coming out then I will probably end up reading the series in order then. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

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  11. I loved Jaci Burton's novel Changing the Game. I would love to read more from her Play by Play series.

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    1. Sheesh! I wish I could remember which book I have. Dang! I know the guys are all hot, but I think the background is blue. Not helpful probably. But the more I read, the more I look forward to jumping into this series. Seriously can't wait now! Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  12. Jaci Burton is definitely a go to author - I loved Susan Elizabeth Phillips' football series too! They are great if you haven't tried them. :)

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. Brunette ~ I didn't know about SEP having a football series. I am firmly, without a doubt, reading Ms. Burton. Looks like I have yet another known author who I did not know about having a sports series. But hey, I am getting a lot of good recs to follow up on. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and best of luck to you in the contest!

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  13. I love Cassandra Carr's Buffalo Intimidators series. Would live to read Jaci Burton's Play by Play series

    Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. Hi Lisa ~ As soon as I get the book reviewed that I have of Ms. Burton, there will definitely be a review posted on this blog. I now have another series to check out with Ms. Carr. Thanks for adding another suggestion to read. Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  14. I'd love to read The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton.
    thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Evie ~ You are more than welcome. Good luck to you in the contest. I hope you get the chance to read Ms. Burton's books if you haven't started them yet. Maybe your chance will be here. :) Happy hopping!

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  15. I have to agree, Jaci's Play by Play series is pretty awesome.

    geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hey Stacie ~ awesome is a good adjective. :) I am super phyched about reading this series now. I'd wish you luck in the contest, but you don't need it. *wink* It is already with you. Happy hopping!

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  16. I haven't read Jaci Burton's series yet. So I would choose those.

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    1. Hi Nadine ~ Looks like the majority agrees with you. I know I do after all of these great comments about Ms. Burton's series. Thanks for participating in the contest and good luck to you!

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  17. I think I would pick Cole by Cat Johnson. Samhain is my favorite publisher and I haven't found a book that I didn't like from them. Thank you for the giveaway!
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kaylyn ~ I think I would choose Cole just to drool over the cover. He is perdy! But check out the whole series. Lots of pretties on those covers! *nods* And I couldn't agree with you more. Samhain is one of my favorites and I also have yet to come across a book I have not enjoyed. :)

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  18. I loved Rachel Gibson's See Jane Score. I would buy one of Jaci Burton's Play by Play books.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Very interesting title! Cojurs all sorts of images in my mind. *eyes glaze*

      *coughs* But yes, Ms. Burton's books would be a fabulous choice! Thanks so much for entering and have fun hopping!

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  19. I love the SBC Fighters series by Lori Foster if I won I would pick up book #4 and/or 5 Great books, with a different sort of sports.
    Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

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    1. Really? Fighters? Hmmmm ... hadn't thought of that. I wonder if I could get into a book with fighting. I suppose it depends on how it is presented. I will have to check them out. Thanks so much for the rec! Good luck to you in the contest and happy hopping!

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  20. My favorite sports moment is Bo Novokov in the beginning chapter of Beast Behaving Badly stalking an innocent Blayne in the stands, she freaks. Pretty funny

    emily.heisler @ gmail.com

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    1. HI Em ~ Sounds interesting. I will look into that story as well. hanks so much for stopping by and participating. Good luck to you and happy hopping!

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  21. I am not sure to be honest, maybe the Chicago Stars or Play By Play series, I am really knew to the Jocks , not watching just reading :).

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    1. Hi BLH ~ no worries about not watching the jocks. Reading is what it is all about anyway. :) I enjoy the uniforms more than the sports anyway, with the excption of Basketball and Curling, which I love to watch. Odd. I know. But I have heard a lot about both of these series. The future of reads featuring jocks is looking very promising. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and participating in the hop!

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  22. I would pick the Assassins series by Toni Aleo...really wanna read this series!!
    andieleah78@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Andie ~ Great to see a familiar name! :) What is that series about? I haven't heard of the series or the author. I will have to check it out. Thanks so much for the rec and good luck in the contest.

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  23. My favs are the Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, hockey series by Rachel Gibson and the Hot Zone series by Carly Phillips

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    1. Holy cow, Jolene! That is a lot! But great to see thse series poppong up a lot. I have high hopes simply because I have heard so much about them from this hop alone. Thanks so much for adding your input and good luck to you in the contest!

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  24. I am not really into real life sports but Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars series and Lorelei James Rough Riders is amazing. Just thinking about those bull riders in their tight jeans get me … well you know! LOL

    Thanks for the contest

    pademe_lee@yahoo.com

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    1. Ah yes ... the infamous Wranglers. Seen several fine looking asses in those fabulous pants. I hve looked at the Rough Riders series before, but never got a chance to read them. Guess I will have to change that as soon as I can. Actually, I take that back. I think I did read one of her novellas in that series. It is reviewed on the blog. She has some serious sexuality burning up er pages and that was only a short story. I can only imagine what the FL books are like. :) Thanks so much for hopping in and good luck to you in the contest.

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  25. Thank you for the great giveaway! I really liked GAME MISCONDUCT by Bianca Sommerland great book! I have been hearing so much about Jaci Burton that I just started to read her books really good! Thanks for the fun blog hop!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  26. I love Cassandra Carr's Buffalo Intimidators and Buckin Bull Riders.

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  27. I love Shelly Laurenston's shifter hockey team. Great characters with a lot of humor. I've been wanting to read Bianca's and Lily Harlem's hockey books too

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  28. i love a chicago stars series by susan elizabeth phillips,,,this is a great books..

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  29. Assassins series by Toni Aleo...

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  30. I have really been wanting to read Erin McCarthys books so I would pick them.

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    1. Hi Donnas ~ Those books do look really good and I have heard a lot of good things about some of her other books. Good luck to you and thank you so much for participating in this awesome hop!

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  31. love chicago series by susan elizabeth phillips!! Hot guys! thanks for the chance to win
    jessharrison78@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Jess ~ I still can't believe I had not heard of this series prior to participating in this hop. But I absolutely LOVE that everyone has shared so many fabulous suggestions for me to add to my TBR list. What a phenomenal response. And glad to know the books have hot guys. :) Good luck to you in the hop and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  32. jaci burton - playing by playing series :)

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    1. And another for Ms. Burton. This does not surprise me at all with all of the posts I have seen about the series. Great to have another positive comment for the series! Thanks very much for stopping by and good luck to you in the contest, Eli!

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  33. love rachel gibson books
    jill shalvis, books
    whoo
    i love sports , great giveawys thanks eveyrone
    kimh

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    1. Hi Kimh ~ I have a Jill Shavis book, but haven't had the chance to read it yet, but she is another author I see a lot of good comments about. Rachel Gibson I am less familiar with. But again, I have seen a lot of positive comments about her books throughout this hop, so that makes me happy to see. Good luck to you in the hop and thanks so much for stopping by.

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  34. The first sports series I fell in love with is Diedre Martin’s New York Blades series!!

    I'd probably get a book from Jaci Burton's Play by Play series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Hey BookAttict ~
      Fabulous! Another new author to add to the TBR list! You rock! Good luck to you in the contest and thanks again for participating in one of my hops! :)

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  35. If I won, I would love to win books 1 and 3 in Jaci Burton's Play by Play series. I love sports and this seems to be the series for me!

    thanks for participating in the hop!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey Mimirose ~

      I am curious ... why books 1 and 3? Have you already read 2? And as a sports lover you will probably love this series. But ... there are sure a lot of them that sound fabulous! No? Good luck to you in the contest! And happy hopping!

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  36. I am not sure what books I would choose, so many hot books with jocks :)
    I do seem to like hockey players and such more than other athletes.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hey June ~ Now that you mention Hockey, I seem to remember one of my Ellora's Cave featured authors last month as having a series about hockey. Ugh! I can't remember who, but I think it was Lily Harlem. And I am pretty sure the series was called Hot Ice. I remember there being two books in the series so far, but there may be more. You can check her out here: http://www.jasminejade.com/m-640-lily-harlem.aspx

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  37. Hot Zone series by Carly Phillips is my favorite sports series!! Love them all but wish she would write another, like a holiday one. LOL! Wonderful contest, thank you so much!

    carol.byles@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey Carol ~
      I m definitely looking frward to this series nw that I know about it. Sometimes I want to thunk my head on the wall for not knowing about all of these wonderful books, but then I think about all the great authors and books out there and realize that it would be impossible to know about them all. Thanks fully I have the blog and I get a lot of suggestions from my readers. :) Thanks so much for participating and good luck to you!

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  38. The Chicago Stars series by SEP makes me smile. I like all her books!
    Cambonified{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. Hey Na ~ I haven't read Ms. Phillips yet, but because of this blog hop and all of the wonderful comments about her, her name stuck out as I was browsing the book section of our local thrift store yesterday. And I found FIRST LADY! Not the series we have been discussion, but I snatched thet book up right quick. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck to you in the contest!

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  39. I am catching this hop on the last day….was so busy with classes I have been offline for last two weeks. I love to watch football and hockey. I guess it’s all those hot sweaty guys! I love reading about any sport as long as it’s good, football and soccer are some of my favorite because I’ve read some good ones. I have a few favorite sport books/series. A few of them are: The Locker Room by Amy Lane, Stiker by KyAnn Waters, Rough Riders Series by Lorelei James, Play by Play Series by Jaci Burton, The Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Hot Zone series by Carly Phillips. In real life I don’t really have a favorite athlete. Thank you for a great contest!!

    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kim!
      Hey, you made it, so no worries on catching the contest on the last day. :) You mentione a few storis I have heard a lot about in the last week through this hop. YOu also mentioned a few new ones. Wasn't sure that would happen with many of the same answers coming in, but I thank you for those reccomendations. :) Best of luck in the contest and thank so much for participating!

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  40. Nobody's Baby but Mine is my favorite book with a sports hero.

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    1. Huh ~ Have I seen that one before? I will have to check it out. Thanks so much for the reccomendation! And good luck to you in the contest!

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  41. I have never read any sports themed books, but I have been wanting to read the Play by Play series by Jaci Burton!

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    1. Same here Penny! That was one of the top reasons I participated in this hop. Hops are a fabulous source of information when you ask the right questions. And hey ~ I have added a ton to my TBR list, so I am crazy happy with the results of this hop. Good luck to you. I hope you get to read Ms. Burton's series soon. I have read a ton of positive feedback!

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  42. I brother was on the football team, he wasnt very good at it.
    I can throw the ball better than some guys. My 8y/0 can throw better than hubs. lol

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    1. Amy ~ So are you saying you can out-Jock the Jocks? LOL Good luck in the contest and thanks for paticipating!

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