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The Brutal Secrets Behind ?the Biggest Loser? | New York Post

Mets players reportedly paying to attend workouts at team facility | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

Id lost 12 pounds the week before, she says. For Hibbard, the low point came when she and her fellow losers were brought to a racetrack, where they were housed in individual horse stalls. When a bell went off, they had to run neck-and-neck like animals, picking up sacks filled with their lost weight on the way. I walked, she says.
Source: http://nypost.com/2015/01/18/contestant-reveals-the-brutal-secrets-of-the-biggest-loser/

Here's more from Rubin: The Mets site made several points in defense of the structure, including that Barwis is an independent contractor using Mets facilities, that players are provided three meals daily, and that it would cost money for the players to hire trainers in the offseason anyway. They insisted that the camp really is voluntary. USA Today has also been tracking the story. When reached for comment by USA TODAY Sports, a Mets official reiterated that the workouts are completely voluntary and noted that Barwis pays rent for use of the facility in the offseason. So to be clear: The Mets do not charge their players $1000 to participate in offseason workouts.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/mets-players-reportedly-paying-to-attend-workouts-at-team-facility-020806624.html

Vacchiano: Hakeem Nicks catches a new role with the Colts - NY Daily News

I just tried to play through it instead of being patient and sitting and letting it heal. Looking back, its just something I had to adjust to. Coming into the NFL I had never missed a game due to injury. I look at it as that was just my way of getting broken in. More like broken down. Paul Sakuma/AP If Hakeem Nicks and the Indianapolis Colts can upset the Patriots Sunday in AFC title game, itll be the second trip to the Super Bowl for the former Giants receiver, who made a memorable run to Super Bowl XLVI with Big Blue in the 2011 season.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/vacchiano-hakeem-nicks-catches-new-role-colts-article-1.2082413

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