Knicks Must Pull Trigger To Get Howard
When will the madness end! When will the Orlando Magic cure themselves of the headache that is causing so much pain for the franchise? Every single week a new trade rumor pops up surrounding the all-star center from Orlando, but for some odd reason the Magic appear to be gun shy about making a deal that would send Dwight Howard to another franchise. Compounding the complicated situation is the fact that Howard has zero desire to resign with the only franchise he has ever known. Although many of the trade rumbling bumblings in the rumor mill have mentioned a number of talented players being swapped for Howard, a recent rumor that includes a package consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler is something that both the Knicks and Magic should peruse heavily.
Why A Howard To New York Trade Works For Orlando
The Orlando Magic currently remind this sportswriter of the guy whose girlfriend is cheating on him with the entire town, but for some reason can't seem to recognize what the hell is happening. Orlando needs to look in the the mirror and realize that this guy is gone. The only question is are they going to let him go for nothing, butchering the franchise for years, or get some real value for him. By sending Howard to the Knicks the Magic would acquire a player in Stoudemire who has had proven success in a up-tempo offense, the same type currently being used in Florida. On top of that, Orlando would also acquire a defensive presence in Tyson Chandler. With Stoudemire under contract for many years to come, the Magic would get a franchise player, a proven commodity in Chandler and the talent required to contend in the eastern conference for years to come.
Saving Money Through Better Fuel Economy
When a economy is the dumps there is typically one silver lining in the clouds, lower fuel and gas prices. The reason behind the lower fuel prices is that when business, manufacturing and the economy as a whole is in a economic downturn the demand for energy simply declines. Although the current state of the United States economy is not technically in a recession, the gross domestic product growth is weak at best. However, the sluggish economy has done little to push the cost of fuel to a level most people view as reasonable. With the economy crawling and fuel prices rising, the GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management experts at GPS Tracker Shop have determined the top five (5) ways to improve fuel consumption.
1. Driving Slower
When a driver pushes down the accelerator pedal they are also pushing down the fuel efficiency of that vehicle. Being a business in Southern California means driving on highways where speed limits are as high as 70mph. Although driving at a high rate of speed will get a motorist from point A to point B in a more time efficient fashion, the flip side is that speeding can create more wear-and-tear on a vehicle while also hurting fuel economy. In fact, during the fuel shortages in the 1970s when many speed limits were reduced to 55 miles per hour (mph), the purpose of the speeding laws was that by making motorists drive slower they would automatically increase fuel economy. Therefore, the best way to improve fuel economy for personal or business travel is to slow down!
2. Remove Excess Weight In A Vehicle
How long have those golf clubs been in your trunk? How about that baby stroller? According to many transportation studies, the average American can have upwards of 50 additional pounds worth of weight simply taking up space in their automobile. Additional weight in a vehicle means additional weight the car needs to pull, resulting in less effective fuel efficiency. Motorists should routinely go through their vehicle and toss out junk or bring items from the vehicle inside the house or garage. Not only will it help make the motorists' vehicle look nicer, but the removal of unnecessary weight will improve fuel economy!