The Art Corner at Disney Springs Offers Personalized Souvenirs

first_imgShare This!Located in the area near Disney’s Days of Christmas in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs, The Art Corner continues with the co-op style of shopping experience similar to the Marketplace Co-Op. One unique aspect to it is that you won’t find much in the way of Disney-themed art — instead, there are several sections for art to be created in front of your eyes, plus a featured non-Disney artist.Within the building, there’s four main “corners”. First, you can try your hand at artistic water marbling to make a scarf. If you haven’t done this, it is a LOT of fun for both kids and adults, and the results look fantastic. Prices range from $39-59, and pre-made scarves are available for $25.There’s also a section for caricatures. Two options are available — you can have a hand-drawn caricature, or you can opt for a digital caricature. There’s also the Name Works section, where you can have your name made into a work of art. Currently, the featured artist right now is the Coffee & Canvas selections by Mikel. These works of art are painted with, you guessed it, coffee.I really applaud Disney for putting in a store like this, although it still feels a little bare-bones just walking through. Still, this provides something with a more personal feel than some of the souvenirs that you could buy. I would love to see them continue with this space, and make it almost like a mini Festival of the Arts store right there at Disney Springs.What are your thoughts about this space? Is it something you could see yourself shopping at, or would it be fun to look at while the artists work? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United F.C. failed to evolve under predecessors

first_imgManchester United failed to progress under the leadership of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal following the departure of Alex Ferguson in 2013, according to the club’s current manager Jose Mourinho.United, who enjoyed a triumphant era under Ferguson, struggled in the transition after the Scottish manager left Old Trafford following the annexation of their 20th and most recent Premier League title.”There was an evolution in the other clubs; there was no evolution in this club. In all the areas that make a team successful I think we stopped in time,” Mourinho told the Sunday Times in an interview.”That was quite an empty period in this club with no evolution in areas that are important,” added the man who has taken United back to the top of the Premier League early in the new season.”I’m not satisfied with a point. We were the team closer to winning.”Full match reaction from Jose Mourinho: https://t.co/uXck9IYZiY pic.twitter.com/SoAgnP0nbV- Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 9, 2017David Moyes replaced Ferguson but was sacked after 10 months following poor league results and the team’s exit from domestic cup competitions and the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Dutchman Van Gaal took over but was replaced with Mourinho after two seasons as United failed to challenge for the Premier League title and did not qualify for the 2016-17 Champions League.”Of course, in the first season I was trying to improve (this)… That’s why I fought hard for trophies,” said Mourinho who won England’s League Cup and Europe’s second-tier trophy, the Europa League, in his first season.advertisement”And that’s why I prefer a Europa League victory than a third or fourth spot in the championship. Because the best way to accelerate the process is to do the process winning … Because winning gets you smiles.”last_img read more

Watch Guide: Week 4

first_imgOklahoma State has its first (of just four) games outside the state of Oklahoma this season. It’s a great week, too. Ole Miss-Georgia, Wisconsin-Sparty, A&M-Arkansas and the frat festival that is TCU-SMU. Get excited. Also, WVU plays future Big 12 member BYU on Saturday.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 4 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

POLL: Is Oklahoma State Better Or Worse Than Last Year?

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. This week’s poll question might seem absurd at the outset given that OSU is 2-2, but I encourage you to take a few minutes to think about it. Is this year’s Oklahoma State football team better or worse than last year’s Oklahoma State football team? Carson and I discussed talent levels a little bit in our podcast on Monday, and I think a lot of your answer to this question depends on how you view Baylor this year (and maybe Pitt and CMU).As always, results and commentary will be posted on Wednesday.Today’s poll question is this year’s #okstate football team is ___________ than last year’s team.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 27, 2016last_img read more

The Silver Lining For Oklahoma State Is That It Can Be Fixed

first_imgThe outcome of the Baylor game on Saturday was a huge bummer. Losing on the road to a touchdown favorite that was ranked inside the top 20 only after you turned it over four times, got inside the five-yard-line twice in the last 13 minutes and never scored and gave them 99.5 yards for the dagger is never a good thing. But there is certainly a silver lining.“We can’t beat ourselves,” said Tre Flowers on Monday. “We are in conference play, and no matter what people say, the Big 12 is a powerful conference. We have to get turnovers to give our offense more chances.”How you feel about the rest of OSU’s season is largely dependent on how you feel about Baylor. Remember last year? Remember the shellacking OSU took at home at the hands of a third string QB? OSU played them closer last season (45-35) than this season (35-24), but the games could not have felt any different.Remember how outclassed OSU was in 2015? Remember how many horses Baylor had and unleashed on a 10-0 Oklahoma State team? Remember how defeating that was? How uncontrollable it seemed? It was like playing Madden on All-Madden level after you had just spent five years playing on junior varsity. Like trying to shoot a basketball into a paper cup.Berry Tramel wrote on Saturday about how Mike Gundy was after the game. He should be. I don’t blame him. His defense let him down, his running back coughed up the game and he wasted a real chance to take hold of a wacky and wild conference race heading into the heart of the season. He should have been overturning boats on the Brazos.“My comments after the game were because I was upset for our team – coaches and players – because we were in a position to win the game and, I’m not the smartest guy in the world, but when you turn the ball over multiple times in critical points on the field and you give up big plays on defense – we gave up nine against Pitt and gave up ten against Baylor – it’s very difficult to win,” said Gundy. “You have to have a much superior athletic team. Well, Oklahoma State’s not been in that position … very much. So what happens then is you lose.”The glimmer of hope though is that OSU was not outclassed, out-horsed or out-talented. Nobody thinks otherwise. Now maybe you think Baylor is down or doesn’t have the talent it has had in the past, and I’ll listen to that argument. But OSU still stood toe-to-toe with a team that has consistently out-crooted the Pokes, and there was not a clear talent differential like there was last year. Guess which of those two teams from last Saturday has the most wins of any Big 12 team since 2011? It’s not OSU. Baylor is good and talented, and they aren’t demonstrably (if at all) better than the Cowboys.Could OSU be better on defense? Of course. Does it lack at the cornerback position and on the offensive line? Sure. But the glimmer of hope is that you can’t name me a team in the Big 12 and say, “this team is definitely more talented than Oklahoma State.” (You might be able to do this with OU after this weekend … but not right now).“You can take it either way,” said Jordan Burton on Monday. We try to look at the positives. We’re a couple of plays from being 4-0 but that also says we have a lot of potential that we can fulfill. We still haven’t played up to our best football, so that’s exciting to look forward to.”You can’t fix talent when talent is not there, and last year OSU could do nothing against its opponents in its last three games. Maybe Baylor is less talented this season or maybe OSU is more talented. I don’t know. But what I watched on Saturday is an OSU team that is a few fixes from being a Big 12 force. Maybe I think differently after the Texas game on Saturday, but for now, I still think OSU is a pretty dang good football team. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Number of Elite Recruits Visiting Oklahoma State for Texas Game

first_imgOklahoma State has a big weekend on hand with a number of big-time prospects making the trip to Stillwater to see the Pokes face No. 22 Texas for an early game matchup.Here’s a list of some of the prospects expected to be in attendance:Darrell Simpson – 2018 Justin Northwest offensive tackleSimpson is a five-star prospect with an incredible 6-7, 320-lbs frame. Oklahoma State offered last year and has been in the mix since, and he would be a game-changer for any team looking to bolster their offensive line. He has offers from all the top schools around here including Ohio State, and he could be a day-one starter.Spencer Sanders – 2018 Denton Ryan QBSanders is one of several QB’s expected to be on campus this weekend. The Denton Ryan standout is a four-star recruit with 13 offers including Texas A&M, South Carolina, Ole Miss and others.Casey Thompson – 2018 Southmoore QBThompson, the younger brother of former OU quarterback Kendal Thompson, is one of the highest rated recruits on campus this weekend. He already holds an offer from OSU, and could become the centerpiece of a recruiting class wherever he elects to go to school.Grant Gunnell – 2019 St. Pius QBGunnell is a 2019 QB who could be the top overall prospect in the 2019 class. With offers from Florida State, OSU, and several others.Brendon Evers – 2017 DT commit from BixbyEvers is one of several committed prospects who will be on campus today.Shamond Greenwood – 2017 WR commit from Lakeview CentennialGreenwood is one of the unheralded recruits of the 2017 class but he could be the next OSU great at wide receiver. He has the size at 6-foot-3 and the explosiveness to grow into a really productive Div. I prospect.Damion Daniels – 2018 DTDaniels is an elite defensive tackle recruit from Bishop Dunne and the younger brother of Darrion. To be honest, Damion is a longshot even though he holds an offer from OSU. He has already released a list of his top schools and included Texas, Colorado and Texas A&M among them, but OSU is on the outside looking in.Caden Sterns – 2018 DBSterns is another younger brother who will be on campus, the younger of Jordan Sterns. Caden is a receiver/defensive back who has an offer, and is still considering OSU. It’s a good opportunity for him to watch his brother show out and see a glimpse of his potential next school: He’s looking hard at both OSU and Texas.Thabo Mwaniki – 2017 DB commit from Denton GuyerMwaniki was one of several recent commits and another sleeper prospect from Denton Guyer. He’s a versatile athlete/safety/cornerback and will likely translate at cornerback at the next level.Owen Condon – 2018 OL (OKC)Condon doesn’t hold an offer from OSU, but he likely will soon. He’s a rising offensive line prospect from Bishop McGuinness in OKC.Marcus Hicks – 2019 DEHicks is a 2019 prospect from Kansas who is already an elite athlete who will play at defensive end at the next level, and already has the size and frame to potentially be one of the best in the country by the time he’s a senior.On my way to the OSU game today #GoPokes @TheOkiePokie pic.twitter.com/ASJtl5fZA9— Marcus Hicks (@harcus_micks) October 1, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

OSU Offensive Line Recruit Earns Army All-American Bowl Invite

first_imgOklahoma State offensive tackle commit Derek Kerstetter, a first-team all district selection as a junior last year, has earned high honors by being invited to the prominent Army All-American Bowl:Honored to be invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl! Couldn’t have done it without an great group of guys by my side! #Armybowl— Derek Kerstetter (@derekk40) October 7, 2016 Kerstetter is a 6-foot-5, 280-pound versatile lineman who plays both the guard and left tackle position. Watching his film, he really jumps out with a strong ability to hold and finish his blocks all the way through, often times pancaking his defender by just physically over-powering them.Kerstetter is a second consecutive offensive lineman commit to play in the Army All American Bowl, if he chooses to accept the invitation, joining last year’s offensive tackle standout Tramonda Moore, who did not qualify academically and is now at a junior college. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

WATCH: Texas Fan Loses Bet, Forced to Dance to Teach me How to Gundy

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. This Texas Longhorns fan bet that Oklahoma State would fall on the road last week. And since he lost, he apparently agreed to dance to “Teach me how to Gundy” in an OSU shirt and Gorilla mask. This is peak twitter 2016.A little late but don’t bet against Oklahoma State if you’re a Texas fan!! ??? pic.twitter.com/hhRmeX0KwC— Trask Eagan (@xmans_dad) October 8, 2016Here’s the full video (which is pretty good!) if you want to see the full remix:last_img read more

Oklahoma State Lands 2018 Linebacker Kolby Peel

first_imgOklahoma State has added its third commitment of the 2018 class this week as three-star outside linebacker Kolby Peel announced his decision to play college football for the Cowboys in 2018 on Thursday.Peel is a 6-foot, 210 pound prospect from A&M Consolidated in College Station. He chose OSU over other offers that included Cincinnati, Iowa State, Minnesota, SMU and others.Although listed at some recruiting services as a safety, Peel will fill a role at the star linebacker position with his coverage skills and experience covering large parts of the field in space. He has good size and has been productive in high school, recording 85 tackles, five tackles for loss, and four interceptions for A&M Consolidated in 2015 as a sophomore.With Peel in the fold, OSU now has commitments at both inside linebacker (Blake Barron) and outside linebacker (Kolby Peel) for 2018. He becomes the eleventh member of OSU’s 2018 recruiting class which sits at the top of the Big 12 rankings, and is nearing a top-10 national ranking. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Tuesday Poll: More Yards for Washington or Hill in 2017?

first_imgWe are finalizing some of our predictions for the season around here today, and one thing that came up was whether James Washington or Justice Hill would rack up more yards this year. Last year, Washington had 1,380 and Hill had 1,142, but the latter didn’t fully blossom until Big 12 play started. Washington was considered a star throughout.With the influx of receivers and Chris Carson gone, I expect these numbers to be quite similar in 2017.As always, your comments and thoughts will be included in tomorrow’s roundup.Tuesday’s poll question: Who has more yards this year?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 29, 2017AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more