American football is an offshoot of English rugby and soccer. It became popular at American colleges in the late 1800"s
The first college football game on record featured Rutgers vs. Princeton on November 6, 1869.
About 60% of the air time on televised NFL games (not counting commercials!) shows players between snaps - standing around, in a huddle, or walking around. Only about 40% of the broadcast is actual playing time.
Since 1941, the official football supplier for the NFL has been Wilson Sporting Goods Company in Ada, Ohio. Wilson manufacturers more that 2 million footballs per year!
To feel especially festive this fall, make sure to engage in Twist's Fall Top 10:
Originally posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Amy Klinger on the Green Mountain Blog
Call it Autumn, call it Fall…we call it Pumpkin Spice Season. Either way, at this time of year (and other times for those of us who hoard away boxes of Green Mountain Coffee® Pumpkin Spice Coffee), we can’t get enough of the nutmeg and cinnamon flavor combination that creates warm and creamy goodness in our cup!
So brew yourself up a cup and have some fun with this trivia-focused ode to that darling of the squash family, the one who makes our hearts smile when the wind kicks up and the changed leaves start to tumble.
Which ailment is said to be cured by pumpkins?
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space starred which famous actress?
Answers: a, d, c, b, d, Reese Witherspoon
source credited to: http://www.triviachamp.com
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…football season! People across the country are glued to their computer screens ensuring good Fantasy team picks. Diehard fans paint their faces and gather in stadiums. Sundays are days of rest and ESPN; friends and family gather together. Unless you’re a Chicago-based Lions fan like me, and have a divided household.
To quote one of my good friends, “It’s like God knows we’re sad summer is ending, so he gave us football season.” In celebration of its glorious return, Twist has some super fun supplies, like Swingline® staplers, Quartet® whiteboards, AT-A-GLANCE® planners and more from top office product brands to spruce up your desk. I mean, your mind is in the game already, so why not glance over to your team themed Post-It note holder and daydream about a SuperBowl win?
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It's here...Autumn...nature's last party of the year. Enjoy the cool mornings and warm afternoons. As the leaves start to change colors and before they drop, we urge you to get outside and enjoy. Did you know that this Saturday is National Public Lands Day? You can get free admission into any national park, so get out there and marvel at the beauty that Autumn brings.
This coming Monday marks the first day of fall. Can you feel it? I've been sensing it for a few weeks now, especially in the evening and early morning. At Twist OP, we can help you get ready for the new season. It's never too early to be thinking about the fall holidays which will be here before you know it. We've got you covered for hot coffee and teas, red cups for an October fest party and everything in between.
Summer will fade soon - kids are back to school, leaves are changing colors. But for this Labor Day weekend, we are living in the moment and making lemonade out of the last unofficial weekend of summer.
Enjoy the long weekend and thank you to all American workers for making our country strong and prosperous.
6 Simple Steps Staying Safe and Secure Online
You would think twice before walking down a dark alley at 2AM. But when it comes to online
safety, too many of us do just that. In haste, we don't stop to think about the
seemingly innocent download or double check URLs before making a purchase.
Scammers wait for a weak moment when your guard's down. Every day hackers write
new code and develop new schemes to steal your personal information and money.
But with a little vigilance you can keep yourself and your computer stay safe
and secure using the following tips.
1. Keep your antivirus software up-to-date
Anti-virus software is your best protection against the
worst kind of computer problems ? viruses. While most viruses enter via email or
downloads some can spread through USB disk drives, leading some companies to
disable the port. It's important to keep your anti-virus software current or
enable it to update automatically.
2. Beware of downloading
The fastest, easiest way for hackers to get into your computer is to get you
to install it yourself. It starts out innocent enough. You visit a site to
download a useful new desktop enhancement you've heard about. After poking
around, you determine the site looks legitimate and start your download. What
you don't know is the software you installed also includes a few extra programs
that allow them access to your computer files and passwords or include programs
that watch your activity online. Often hackers will use someone elses software
and add viruses to it, making it hard to tell which software is actually
genuine. If in doubt, conduct more research or ask for professional help before
3. Don't trust email
Email is a way of life, and unfortunately a preferred choice for many increasingly clever scams. Gone are
the days of ungrammatical emails from a Nigerian prince. Todays scams are
well-written and more sophisticated than ever - a friend stranded penniless in a
foreign country, an email for a missed delivery, confirmation of a purchase
never made, work-at-home scams, immediate cash advances, not to mention pleas
from lovelorn ladies. Use common sense. Don't download attachments, click on
links or enter passwords or personal information unless you feel 100 percent
4. Back it up!
Think for a moment about the files you have on your computer: proposals, invoices, spreadsheets, photographs, and years
of work. Now imagine it's all wiped out. It would be impossible to recreate, yet
too many of us do not regularly back up. Whether using external drives or an
automatic online back-up program, it's easy. You may never have to use it, but
if you do, you'll be thankful you did!
5. Different Sites, Different Passwords
Hackers know most of us use the same username and
password for various sites whether they're important sites like your bank or
less important like registration to an online trade publication. After all,
it's a hassle to remember or create a log for all your passwords. Using the same
password, however, significantly weakens your security. If you're not going to
create a different password for every site, at a minimum change it for each site
that has access to your financial data. It can save you a lot of grief down the
6. Log out
Again, it's a hassle, but offers greater protection. When you're done using a site, simply log out. Next time you log in,
you will need to type in your password again, but that can be a good thing
because hackers don't know it. If certain web pages are open, there are specific
types of attacks that can take over and transfer money or wreak havoc on your
system. Fortunately, most browsers can now detect this type of threat, but every
now and then they fail. Logging out gives you that extra layer of protection and
peace of mind.
The internet has become a necessity for conducting
business and everyday life. Unfortunately, the nature of computers and
vulnerability of unsuspecting users make it a prime target for the unscrupulous.
Need advice? Twist OP can help you secure your computer
and your business so you can rest easy. Call or stop by today.