Slamball is a form of basketball played with four trampolines in front of each net and boards around the court edge. The name SlamBall is the trademark of SlamBall, LLC. While SlamBall is based on basketball, it is a contact sport, with blocks and rough physical play a part of the game, similar to elements of football and hockey. Professional SlamBall games aired on television with Spike TV for two seasons in 2002–2003, the POWERade SlamBall Challenge was aired on CSTV, now CBS Sports Network, in 2007. SlamBall returned in August 2008, airing on Versus, now NBC Sports Network, CBS; the 2008 SlamBall season aired at one point on weekends on Cartoon Network. Slamball was shown on One HD in Australia during 2009. SlamBall held its first major international tournament in China in 2012. Scoring is achieved by putting the ball into the net at the opponent's end of the court for points, while preventing the opposing team from doing the same at one's own net; the aim is to have outscored the opposing team.
A successful score can be worth two points if the ball is thrown through the hoop without the offensive player touching the hoop. Slam dunks are scored three points. All shots outside the three-point arc are worth three points as well. Four players from each team may be on the court at one time. Substitutions can be done during play; each team has a coach and additional staff which includes assistant coaches, statisticians, etc. The game is controlled by the table officials; the table keeps track of the score, team possessions and the shot clock. Games are played unlike the NBA, which plays for four 12-minute quarters; the game commences with a "bounce-off". The ball must reach its apex uninterrupted, at which point the players are allowed to "check" each other. Ten minutes are allowed for a half-time break. A 15-second shot clock is utilized. Teams change ends for the second half. A tie score at the end of regulation time is settled by a series of "face offs"; each team has four players on the court at any one time.
There are three positions: Handler: This is the primary ball handler on the team. It is his job to run the offense and organize the other members while controlling the flow of the game, he would be responsible to set up the gunners to attack the basket while adding in his own offensive threat, comparable to a point guard in basketball. Gunner: The primary scorer on the team. A team's gunner will be the player on the team that will attack the basket and finish plays against the opposing teams' stopper, comparable to a forward or wing player in soccer or hockey. Stopper: This position is for the primary defensive player, he trails the offense only when necessary, he protects the rim from attacking players by using himself as a shield. Goaltending is legal. Teams are free to choose their own configuration, the usual formations being 1 stopper, 2 handlers, 1 gunner OR 1 stopper, 1 handler, 2 gunners; each player can commit just three personal fouls. A coach or player displaying poor sportsmanship may be charged with a technical foul.
Two technical fouls results in a disqualification. When a foul is called, the player who has committed it will take position on the baseline of the lower trampolines while the player, offended will take up offensive position at center court; this is called a face-off. Upon a signal from the referee the offensive player will be free to mount an attack at the basket, which the defender now must endeavor to stop; the defender must enter the lower trampoline only after bouncing in from the side trampoline. If the offensive player is successful points will be awarded depending on the shot converted and the offensive players' team will retain possession of the ball. In the case of any tie-ups, the defensive team always gain possession, but if the shot was blocked, the offensive team retains the ball from center court. List of Common Fouls: When an offensive player has the ball and a defensive player checks him in the back. Result: Faceoff When an offensive player has the ball and a defensive player checks him before he has begun to dribble the ball.
Result: Faceoff When an offensive player has the ball and a defensive player checks him while he is attempting to enter the trampoline. Result: Faceoff When two offensive players step/bounce on the same trampoline. Result: Turnover When an offensive player bounces on a trampoline twice while in possession of the ball. Result: Turnover When either a Player or the Coach of a team argues with the referee and uses physical or verbal abuse in anger. Result: Can either be a Faceoff or Turnover When two players from the same team are on the same island or trampoline, or'station' as it is called. Result: Turnover Three-second violation: When any offensive player is stationed in an island area for three seconds. Result: Turnover When a shot is attempted from an island. Result: Turnover When the defense holds position on an island, a charge can be called against the opposition. Result: Turnover. Popcorn effect: When a defensive player deliberately interferes with the offensive player's bounce, caused by standing on the offensive player's landing spot to cause the equivalent of a trip in basketball.
Result: Faceoff The spring floor lies adjacent to two sets of four trampoline or sp
Nathan Royal Scott is a fictional character from the CW television series One Tree Hill, portrayed by James Lafferty. Following Lucas Scott's departure, Nathan has become the main character and central figure of the show. Nathan is Lucas's younger half-brother, he fell in love with Haley James. Considered to be an anti-hero at the beginning of the first season, Nathan became a much friendlier and more caring person as the series progressed, due to his relationships with Haley and Lucas; the writers wanted Chad Michael Murray to play Nathan, but he chose to portray Lucas as his mother had abandoned him, which helped him relate to the character. James Lafferty was subsequently cast. In the beginning, the character of "Nathan" was described as "cocky and an academically-challenged high school junior". In an interview Lafferty mentioned his thoughts on Nathan and Haley's unlikely relationship, "I think, to start with, the likelihood of the situation, of Nathan and Haley coming together, was so small.
In our first few episodes, the characters were worlds apart. It didn't seem, but sort of against all odds, they continued to make it work over the years and they fought through adversity. I think they've become a couple that you don't take for granted because they've been up against so much. So you root for them." "Nathan and Haley's fan base is so strong, there's a reason for that. That couple is gold as far as I'm concerned, I've felt that way since the beginning", said Mark Schwahn on the couple. At the end of season three, James Lafferty has said he enjoys playing the rebellious Nathan, which he believes is due to his upbringing and having a father like Dan, he said it's a personality trait he can relate to from his own personality and it's fun to bring it through to Nathan. Lafferty has said. "There was a time when Nathan was a villain on the show. I remember not knowing what the future of the character was going to be, because it seems like on television shows in general, the villain doesn't stick around for that long.
They're around for as long as it takes the hero to defeat him. I was a little bit insecure about what my future on the show would be, but Schwahn sort of comforted me. I never could've imagined that it would come to this, that he would be so settled down, sort of the one present character on the show that's been married for years and has these two children, such a strong family unit. It's pretty cool to be able to see how far the character has come," said Lafferty regarding the development of Nathan, he said that if the series wasn't picked up for a ninth season he was happy with how his character's story was wrapped up. Lafferty opted out of returning for the ninth, final, season as a full-time cast member. Instead, he continued as a series regular. After some time of speculation, James Lafferty signed on for one extra episode, the series finale. Lafferty has revealed that his favorite episode was "4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days." He said, "When we came back four years in the characters' lives and Nathan and Haley had Jamie, it was an exciting atmosphere not knowing where my character would go.
He was in such a dark place and not knowing how the family unit was going to stay together, also being able to work with Jackson for the first time — I'll always have fond memories of that." In season one, Nathan was introduced as the selfish, jock basketball player for the Tree Hill Ravens. He dated Peyton Sawyer for a significant amount of time. After his half-brother, Lucas Scott, joins the school basketball team, Nathan feels threatened and goes out of his way to tease and ridicule him, most by pointing out how Dan favored him instead of Lucas. Nathan deals with constant pressure to be the best from his father, Dan Scott, determined to further Nathan's career, his mother, was never around in the beginning but tried her best to be there for him when she realized how much pressure he received from Dan. Peyton breaks up with Nathan after she sees the kind of person he is. Nathan begins receiving tutoring lessons from Lucas' best friend Haley James as a way to upset Lucas. However, he falls in love with her when she forgives him for taking drugs to enhance his basketball abilities.
Throughout the season and Haley's relationship blossoms into love, in the season finale they get married and his relationship with Lucas begins to thaw. Nathan and Haley learn. At the hospital, they tell Deb of their marriage but she is, not angry and refuses to accept it, nor does Dan when he wakes up. Lucas and Keith return to Tree Hill and Lucas and Brooke throw Nathan and Haley a wedding reception while Keith, filling in for Dan at the dealership, takes Nathan on as a mechanic. Haley starts to blossom as a musician but Nathan is jealous of her closeness to fellow musician Chris Keller and warns Chris to stay away from Haley; when Haley's older sister Taylor James comes to Tree Hill, Nathan realizes that Taylor is the girl to whom he lost his virginity several years ago before he had known Haley. He and Haley fall out about this but make up; when Haley mentions that Chris wants her to accompany him on tour, Nathan asks her if she kissed him and she admits it. Nathan tells his wife to choose between the tour.
Haley leaves Tree Hill. Nathan
One Tree Hill (season 6)
The sixth season of One Tree Hill, an American television series, began on September 1, 2008 and concluded on May 18, 2009 with a total of 24 episodes. This is the third season to air on The CW television network; the season's seventh episode, "Messin' with the Kid" achieved a series high in Adults 18–34 with a 2.7 rating. Season six is the final season for original cast members Chad Michael Hilarie Burton, their characters and Peyton, leave Tree Hill with their newborn baby in the finale. Lucas proposes to Peyton, they decide to get married. Peyton gives Lucas the startling news. Nathan tries to make a comeback in basketball, Haley has to make a decision involving her career, Brooke takes in a young girl named Sam and deals with being attacked in her own store, Dan spends time with Jamie as he waits on a heart transplant. Meanwhile, a movie producer named Julian Baker comes to Tree Hill and wants to make An Unkindness of Ravens into a movie; the CW announced on March 2008 that One Tree Hill was renewed for a sixth season.
It was reported the season would consist of twenty-four episodes. Brooke begins her battle with her mom, who battles to claim Clothes Over Bro's. Lucas and the Ravens basketball team must come to terms with the death of the star player. Nathan begins his comeback, Haley hits the recording studio, while Peyton and Lucas settle down and begin a family. Brooke, left broken and shaken after her attack, takes in foster child Sam, responsible for the attack, the attacker turned out to be Q's killer. Nanny Carrie returns, after hitting Dan with a car, taking him hostage, she lures Haley and Jamie to her, attacks them, only to be killed by Dan, after weeks of torture. Mouth and Millicent have dramas and depart, while newcomer Julian Baker, rocks Brooke's world and begins to turn Lucas' book into a movie. With Peyton's alarming pregnancy, Lucas' allows for a wedding, only for Peyton to collapse at home, go into a coma; the season finale ends with Brooke and Julian declaring their love for one another, Nathan making it into the NBA, Lucas and Peyton leave Tree Hill.
The season opened to a 1.7 Adults 18 -- 49 rating. Episode 7 hit series highs in Adults 18–34 with a 2.7 rating, it hit its second best numbers in The CW's target audience of Women 18-34 with a 4.0 rating. The episode reached its highest Adults 18–49 rating of the season, with a 1.9. The finale was seen by 2.67 million viewers and achieved a 1.3 Adults 18–49. The DVD release of season six was released, it has been released in Region 1. As well as every episode from the season, the DVD release features bonus material such as audio commentaries on some episodes from the creator and cast, deleted scenes, gag reels and behind-the-scenes featurettes. Official website One Tree Hill on IMDb One Tree Hill at TV.com
Mob (slamball team)
The Mob are one of six teams competing in SlamBall. The Mob were one of the first two slamball teams with the Los Angeles Rumble whom they played a series of exhibition games with, which the Mob ended up winning, they were joined by the Diablos, Steal and Bouncers for the first season of Slamball. The Mob finished with a 4 -- 5 record in the first season. However, the next year, they won their Division and went to the playoffs but lost in the first round to the Riders, who went on to win the championship. Slamball went on hiatus until 2008, when the Mob returned to the playoffs but again lost in the first round to the Slashers, who won the championship
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Maulers (slamball team)
The Maulers are one of six teams competing in Slamball known as the Steal. The Steal joined the league for its inaugural season and competed with the Mob, Slashers and Bouncers, they were eliminated by the Rumble. The next year they failed to make the playoffs with a 2–8 record and Slamball went on hiatus until 2008; when Slamball returned the Steal were forced to change their name to the Maulers due to legal issues. That season they finished a game out of the playoffs with a 5–7 record
One Tree Hill (TV series)
One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003, on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW, from September 27, 2006, the series was broadcast by The CW in the United States until the end of its run in 2012; the show is set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina and follows the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas Scott and Nathan Scott, who compete for positions on their school's basketball team, the drama that ensues from the brothers' romances. Most of the filming took place around Wilmington, North Carolina. Many of the scenes were shot near the battleship USS North Carolina and on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus; the first four seasons of the show focus on the main characters' lives through their high school years. With the beginning of the fifth season, Schwahn advanced the timeline by four years to show their lives after college, he made it jump a further fourteen months from the end of the sixth to the start of the seventh season.
The opening credits were accompanied by the song "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw. The theme was removed from the opening in the fifth season; the credits consisted only of the title written on a black background. The theme was restored for season 8, in response to audience demand, was sung by different artists each week; the series premiered to 2.5 million viewers and rose to 3.3 million in its second week, becoming one of only three shows to rise in their second episode during the 2003–2004 television season. Season one went on to average 3.5 million viewers, the second season was the highest rated in the series, averaging 4.3 million viewers weekly and a 1.9 Adults 18–49 rating. The series received numerous award nominations. On May 12, 2009, it was confirmed that Murray and Hilarie Burton had declined to return for the seventh season, although accounts of what transpired vary, their characters had been two of the five main protagonists, had provided one of its central love stories, throughout the show.
On May 17, 2011, The CW renewed One Tree Hill for a ninth and final season, placing an order for 13 episodes. Bethany Joy Lenz and Sophia Bush were signed as full-time regulars for one final season, Lafferty appeared as a part-time regular. Murray returned for a special appearance during the final season, which premiered on January 11, 2012; the show is the fourth-longest-running series on The CW network, or the networks that came together to make it up, after Smallville, 7th Heaven, Supernatural. The series concluded on April 4, 2012; the main storyline in the early seasons is the relationship between two half-brothers and Nathan Scott, who start out as enemies but bond as the show progresses. In the pilot episode, Lucas becomes a member of the Tree Hill Ravens with the help of his uncle Keith. Nathan the head of the team, is threatened by this and it becomes the basis of their rivalry fueled by Lucas's romantic interest in Nathan's girlfriend Peyton Sawyer. On, Peyton's best friend Brooke Davis tries to date Lucas, while Nathan attempts to date Lucas's best friend Haley James.
The character of Lucas and Nathan's father Dan Scott is explored throughout, including his relationships with Karen Roe, Lucas's mother, Deb Scott, Nathan's mother, how he ended up with one woman rather than the other, thus abandoning Lucas as his son. The first season deals with the first half of the main teenage characters' junior year; the focus is on the rivalry between Nathan during the state basketball championship. Other major storylines are Nathan and Haley's developing relationship, the Peyton-Lucas-Brooke love triangle, the love quadrangle involving Lucas and Nathan's parents; the second season focuses on the second half of the characters' junior year. It explores new romances and characters. Lucas dates Anna Taggaro, Jake Jagielski dates Peyton, there is a love triangle between Felix Taggaro and Mouth McFadden; this season shows the disintegration of Nathan and Haley's relationship because of Chris Keller, the repercussions – for Lucas – of Dan's hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited disease.
Peyton deals with drug problems and the return of her biological mother, Karen opens a nightclub and begins a relationship with professor. A troubled Deb struggles with a drug addiction; the third season focuses on the characters' first half of their senior year, has the return of basketball. It features the arrival of Rachel Gatina, who brings conflict between Lucas. Peyton deals with the return of her mom and tries to get to know her when she finds out she is dying from cancer. Jake and Peyton's relationship draws to a close and Peyton's romantic feelings for Lucas resurface in the season; the episodes of the season sees Nathan and Haley plan their wedding. A major subplot consists of Dan's efforts to solve the murder attempt, made against him during the previous season's cliffhanger. A major episode involves most of the main cast in a hostage situation at Tree Hill High and culminates in Peyton getting shot in the leg, Jimmy Edwards committing suicide and Dan murdering Keith. At the end of the season finale after Nathan and Haley renew their vows, he, Cooper are l