Just one question to answer…

We are going to take you on a quick journey by asking you just one question.  When was the last time you randomly knocked on a friend’s door, before calling them, sending them a message on whatever platform, just plain old “I am in the mood to go play a sport with my friend and I am in the neighborhood”?

Just what we thought…You are going back almost ten years when your friends use to live in your local area.  For a lot of people, their friends are spread all over the world.

That makes finding people to play sports with difficult, unless you are like Nick who will interrupt a conversation at another table just to make sure he can play some Tennis, he is a one of a kind, at least we hope…

We are trying to make that type of spontaneity possible again, and as the weather is getting better we know that more games will be organized on the fly.

Make sure you use every last drop of the Spring/Summer/Autumn when you can and don’t miss out on playing because you were one player down…Sign up now for your account www.oneplayerdown.com

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Fitness Friday – Too busy to play…Really!

So, the often used excuse, other things get in the way and sport becomes less possible to do.

While filing tax returns, looking for pensions, and then just letting of some steam and watching your favorite show are all valid things to do with your time, so are sports and socializing.

There are many ways to sneak a quick bit of fitness into our day, cycle to work, take the stairs or get off a stop early and walk but these are just to help your fitness, and are not social in and of themselves.  These belong to the “sneak in a workout” category and there are many types and they are very good at helping health and stress levels.  We are talking about sports that help you settle into a new area, make new friends and socialize in general.  These help not only your fitness but can help you be happy in even more aspects of your life, so it is more important than you think to make the time.

Here is a scenario that we have all been through before, moved to a city, started a new job, looking to expand your social circle?  These are all things that can be made easier through using sport as a socialization tool.  It can be compared to a first date when you decide to go to a movie to take the pressure off having to find something in common to talk about.  With meeting or integrating with new people though sport, you have already found the common ground, so you have saved some of the precious time you didn’t think you had.

Talking about time, this takes us back to the One Player Down platform, wow look at how effortless that was!  We are doing our best to take care of the more boring side of sport and socializing for you, so you can spend that time, you know the stuff say you don’t have, actually playing.

So what are you waiting for it is time to Get in the Game and register at www.oneplayerdown.com to help us create the best and only Sports Socializing Network for you.

Here are a few people that even find time for some Sports and Socializing at the same time: Jogging and taking care of business

Sources:

Let’s Move Campaign
Fitness Magazine

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Grudge match result

Well, we all know the result.  Austria played well and took their chances leading to a 1-0 victory.  The result has left one of us a little happier than the other. 

I would say that the football level was not the highest on display that night and was also not the most exciting game either Ronaldo vs Zlatan was something very special.  Unfortunately this leaves the World Cup in Brazil without one of the best talents, but he would not be the only one missing out.  Here is a starting XI of great players that will not be there.

In news about the founders, Matthias has just signed up for the Vienna City Marathon and will be training all winter to be ready to go on the 13. April.

If you are looking to train will be posting some running times on OnePlayerDown so maybe you can join him.

Grudge match day

So Germany and England are playing tonight, that is doubtlessly what you were thinking about from the title, right?

Normally that would be true, but in this instance, the grudge match has to do with the founders for One Player Down – Austria vs. USA

This game does not come along that often and might not have that many glamorous household names but without a doubt, it means something to us.

The left hand side of the Austrian team is well known with David Alaba, Marko Arnautović and Christian Fuchs and offers a nice mix of skill and determination that is likely to cause the US some problems.

The US is trying a few options out before their trip to Brazil next summer so Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan do not make the trip but Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore as well as Tim Howard are in the team so it should be a nice even game.

Enough about the professionals it is time to talk about the OPD platform and what interesting news is there.

There will be another post later about the more technical side describing some of the great things gowing on behind the scenes, but for now enjoy the Football (Soccer) tonight.