Peyton Manning Recruiting at the Highest Level!

March 12, 2012

With a little more than 24 hours till the Free agent period begins, the question is where will the NFL‘s biggest free agent ever land? Being recruited at the highest level Peyton Manning on Sunday completed an exhaustive three-day road trip in where he visited with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals, the two teams that sources believe have emerged as the favorites for the free-agent quarterback. The Miami Dolphins are also in the mix even though he has not visited with them, but he does have a house in Miami and former teammate Reggie Wayne was not shy when mentioning that he and Peyton would fit in nicely with the Dolphins. After two long draining weeks the quarterback was anxious to get some rest and return to his rehab and throwing regimen. He is also due for his monthly check up related to his neck surgeries.

So will Peyton make his decision by Tuesday?

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Jeremy Lin – “Hard work and Perseverance”

February 11, 2012

Jeremy Lin sent his tapes to all the Ivy league schools and his dream school UCLA. With Harvard and Brown being the only teams that guaranteed him a spot on their basketball teams, but Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships and he chose to attend Harvard. After going undrafted Lin joined the Dallas Mavericks for mini-camp as well as their NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas. On July 21, 2010, Lin signed a two-year deal with his hometown Warriors, his favorite team growing up. Lin’s deal was partially guaranteed for 2010-11, and the Warriors held a team option for the second season. On December 9, 2011, the Warriors waived Lin on the first day of training camp after the 2011 NBA lockout. On December 12, 2011, Lin was claimed off waivers by the Houston Rockets. He was waived by the Rockets before the start of the 2011–12 season on December 24, 2011, so they could sign center Samuel Dalembert. The New York Knicks claimed Lin off waivers on December 27 after an injury to guard Iman Shumpert. Lin had a career night on February 4, 2012, when he scored 25 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists (against only 1 turnover) in a 99-92 Knicks victory over the Nets. The statistics for points, rebounds, and assists were all career highs for Lin. After the game, Knick coach Mike D’Antoni, while being interviewed by the MSG Network, said Lin has a point-guard mentality and “a rhyme and a reason for what he is doing out there.” In the subsequent game against the Utah Jazz, Lin had 28 points and eight assists, new career highs. On February 10, 2012, Lin scored a new career high 38 points and had seven assists, leading the Knicks in their victory over the Los Angeles Lakers with a score of 92–85. He scored 89 points in his first three career starts, the most by any player since the merger between the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA in 1976-77.

Jeremy Lin’s hard work and perseverance is an inspiration to all of us here at Sportrait and will strive to make sure young athletes have an opportunity to be the next Jeremy Lin!

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Meet Peter Agardy! The Artist behind the Sportrait Logo!

January 23, 2012

Peter Agardy Fine Art

Sportrait would like to introduce to you our Logo and Icon creator Peter Agardy from PeterAgardyFineArt.com. Peter is a proud supporter of the Sportrait.me project who took time out to create our logo and icon. We will be doing a lot more with Peter in the future. Below is a Bio on Peter.

As a 4th generation floridian, Peter is influenced by his natural surroundings from the ocean to the great outdoors. Growing up an avid fisherman and surfing the waters of Florida, Bahamas and other exotic locations, Peter gained a lifelong passion for nature, the sea, and it’s beautiful preditors and creatures. Coming from a family line of fishermen, artists and painters, he felt naturally driven to pursue and explore marine art. Early on, he quickly pursued drawing, painting, creating imagery and illustration from the world around him.

After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a Fine Arts degree in December 2008, and working as an artist throughout, Peter has continued to succeed in bringing his view and experiences to life onto canvases and wall spaces. Peter has recently been working with cities across South Florida with their Art in Public Places programs helping bring large scale murals to the community, while at the same time always finding time to express his visions on canvas as well.

“I have always meshed whatever surrounding forces are driving me into the body of work I’m doing. Sometimes my work lends itself to different areas of importance in my life, whether that be my lifestyle on the ocean, or my place in nature, which I live and paint into one body of life’s work ” -Peter

Peter has exhibited his work in various Galleries and venues around South Florida since 2007 and debuted his first solo exhibition at Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach in September 2010, which solidified his statement of work and shed light on his vivid wild imagery.

Peter has recently teamed up with the apparel company Shore Thing, and launched ‘The Peter Agardy Signature Series’ a line of shirts featuring his vivid imagery.

Peter Agardy Murals

Murals by Peter Agardy

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