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    SPARTANBURG, S. Cheap Nike Tns Online .C. -- Ryan Kalil isnt waiting until he retires from the NFL to get a jumpstart on his next career.The Panthers five-time Pro Bowl center has teamed with Blake Griffin of the NBAs Clippers to form the Los Angeles-based production company Mortal Media, and will be co-producing a sequel to the 1991 Disney film The Rocketeer soon.If thats not enough, Kalil also co-authored a book with two former teammates this offseason entitled The Rookie Handbook: How to Survive the First Season in the NFL that will hit the shelves next month.I try to be somewhat cultured, joked Kalil, widely known in the Carolina locker room for his wit and sense of humor.We play football for a living, but we try not to let it define who we are, Kalil added. Everybody has their passion they pursue in the offseason, which I think is fine as long, as Cam (Newton) says, you dont forget your day job.Hes become pretty good at his day job.Entering his 10th NFL season, the 31-year-old Kalil is one of the games best centers, earning All-Pro honors in 2013 and 2015. He was rewarded with a two-year, $16.7 million contract extension this offseason through the 2018 season. Kalil said the contract could be his last.Im not a 15-year NFL guy, he said.Perhaps thats because Kalil has plenty of options waiting for him beyond the gridiron.He grew up in Anaheim, California, and made Claymation films as a child. He played collegiately at the University of Southern California, where he established contacts within the movie industry.Before being drafted in 2007, Kalil co-starred in a football training spoof for the NFL Network that featured actor Will Farrell as the Trojans strength and conditioning coach.And when rapper Snoop Dogg greeted Kalil with a hug at the Super Bowl in February, few teammates were surprised.Hes a Cali guy, Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert said. He knows everyone.Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said he went to visit Kalil and his family this offseason in California and said he was impressed with his teammates company.This isnt something hes doing in his basement, Olsen said. Its a major operation and they are dealing with the major players in the Hollywood world. Its a passion of his and he gets that whole (entertainment) world.Kalil said film is something hes been passionate about for a long time.Hes done something production-related for the past several offseasons before deciding to open a company with Griffin, a friend who shares similar interests.We started going around town and finding projects we were excited about, Kalil said. The Rocketeer was one that weve been huge fans of, and we knew Disney was trying to figure out what to do with it. So we found some talented writers, and they figured out a really exciting take to the story. We took it to Disney and they liked it.Production is still in the early stages and no release date has been set.When he wasnt coming up with movie ideas, Kalil sat down this offseason with former Panthers offensive line teammates Jordan Gross and Geoff Hangartner to write a book.Together, theyve seen a variety of rookies come and go over the years and decided to put together an admittedly sarcastic handbook on things to do -- and not to do -- when entering the league.Kalil joked that while the book may not appeal to a big audience -- Not all the guys like to read on my team or in my profession in general, Kalil joked -- he said it was a fun project.Given our sense of humor, theres a sarcastic tone, but theres useful information in there, Kalil said.He said the book started out as a joke, a 10-page rookie handbook specifically for an offensive line meeting room. They later decided to make it a book.It was fun to sit down and reminisce with the guys, Kalil said.Panthers coach Ron Rivera called Kalil a special player whos going to be successful in anything he does in life.Hes got a tremendous imagination and hes very artistic, Rivera said. Guys like that are special, and its great to have a guy like that because hes a great example for the rest of the players.---Online: AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Nike Air Max Tn Womens Uk . Barcelonas entertaining victory ensured the defending Spanish champions retained their share of the league lead with Atletico Madrid two rounds ahead of their meeting in the capital. Real Madrid needed a late goal by substitute Jese Rodriguez to earn a 3-2 victory at Valencia to stay in third place and three points behind its title rivals. Cheap Mens Nike Air Max Tn Uk . 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NBA star Andrew Bogut has declared himself ready to play for Australia in his teams opening match (Sunday 3:15 AEST) against France.The Boomers center has racked up about 25 minutes of basketball across two games this past week, the only time he has had on the court since he injured his knee during Golden States NBA Finals campaign.Bogut initially felt he needed a miracle to be fit for the Games, and his chances didnt look good when he met with doctors while in camp in Melbourne last month.Its been a tough one, mentally, he told reporters on Friday. There were some people who thought it wasnt a good idea to go, but I committed to this a year ago ... and I didnt want it to end this way. Im 32 years old. Ive made a plethora of money, got the NBA championship and all that, but being part of this group is a special thing for me.Bogut, who was traded by the Warriors to Dallas while in rehab, understoood that there were risks in playing but said he had the full support of the Mavericks and franchise owner Mark Cuban. Cheap 2018 Nike Air Max TN Plus Ultra Black White Rainbow. I havent really met those guys or spent much time with them, but for them to express that gratitude and confidence in me handling my own rehab has been a huge blessing, he said.The big man is expecting to play around 20 minutes a game.To be playing 35-40 minutes is probably out of the question, especially early in the tournament, he added.The Boomers face world No. 5 France first in Rio, with the Europeans boasting the likes of NBA stars Tony Parker, Rudy Gobert and Nicolas Batum.Bogut admits Australia, which is chasing its first Olympic medal in mens basketball, has its work cut out.Its going to be a fair crack for our first game, he said. Jerseys From China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '
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