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About tophatal ...........

Brit ex-pat living C Florida . Now working with a consultancy firm in the field of corporate governance on the international front , concerning economic policies . Also covering the area of finance , banking, international banking. An MBA graduate from the (LSE) and UCL (London) , M&A (mergers & acquisitions), economics , risk management & assessment . Martial artist (tae-kwondo, karate, savate , muy-thai) & an vowed sports ' fan , sports' junkie. Served in armed forces British ... Royal Marines . Taught unarmed combat to members of the military and also competed in tournaments prior to joining the Royal Marines . Also an avid motorcycle junkie & free running enthusiast . Tech geek and computer repair technician. Entertainment: Musical tastes _ reggae, r&b, soul, hip-hop, rap , jazz, classical. Film genres , Preferably thrillers , crime dramas Hobbies ..... reading biographies & anything by John Grisham Just a lil' something to make me feel comfortable ! Tophatal

The Long Walk of Shame ….


The Long Walk of Shame .. The NBA season will resume after the All Star Game , where New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis rounded out the game’s festivities on his way to winning the All Star Game MVP , … Continue reading

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Keep on , keeping on ….


Keep on , keeping on … The Boston Red Sox seem to be well on their way to sealing the deal and winning the AL East , barring the team’s self-implosion as they close out their regular season schedule . … Continue reading

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Knowing …..


Knowing ………… It doesn’t necessarily take a special athlete who knows when to call it quits, but it does take a special individual who knows when his time is up. Many NFL fans felt it was selfish when Hall of … Continue reading

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If it’s not broken then it doesn’t need to be fixed, but if it’s broken then tear it all apart ..


If it’s not broken then it doesn’t need to be fixed, but if it’s broken then tear it all apart .. The NBA Playoffs have hit their stride with the first round coming to an end and no real surprises. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities and Two Franchises Commonly Intertwined Through Familiarity & Scorn …


A Tale of Two Cities and Two Franchises Commonly Intertwined Through Familiarity & Scorn … The long-held rivalry between the  Miami Heat and  the   New York Knicks has been well-known and the continued interwoven chapters of their existence has … Continue reading

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Angst , stupidity and a whole lot of mediocrity


Angst , stupidity and a whole lot of mediocrity As we close out the sporting calendar for 2015, I would like to think the highlights far outweighed lows of the sports’ year which is about to come to an end … Continue reading

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Meet Shay ……………….


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Heavy is the head that wears the crown which doesn’t fit ..


Heavy is the head that wears the crown which doesn’t fit .. Well the weekend in the world of sports brought about an array of news’ stories which might have been pleasing to some and a real disappointment to others. … Continue reading

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If you can sell it they will come …


If you can sell it they will come Well the 2015 NFL season will kick off its schedule on Thursday 10th September, as the New England Patriots will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium , Foxboro, Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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The next movement as things fall apart


Things fall apart Well the NFL preseason has begun in earnest with the Minnesota Vikings getting the better of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame game played at Fawcett Stadium , Canton, Ohio this past Sunday. Prior to … Continue reading

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