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first_imgIn hindsight, the question itself probably would’ve been lampooned by the likes of a Coach Popovich. Luckily, I was interviewing an Arizona Cardinals rookie. At the same time, why exactly would I wonder if “this atmosphere fazes you?” …when let’s just say that a Marlins crowd doesn’t exactly, uh, measure up to the fervor of SEC football. “Nah, it doesn’t faze me at all, but…” Tyrann Mathieu paused before adding, “I was kind of nervous.” So, if you’re a Cardinals fan, you’re hoping to hear those sound bites over and over. “It was just exciting to get out there,” Mathieu might say after his first training camp practice. “I was extremely confident,” after his first preseason game in Green Bay. “I was probably a nine (out of ten),” after the season opener in St. Louis. If we’re talking football game plans, then Mathieu wants his first pitch to foreshadow his first year in the NFL. Right down to the skeptics. “Doubters? Yeah,” Mathieu responded when I asked him if his teammates questioned his arm. “I’m like, man, I’m a competitor. I’m going to get the ball across the plate. It’s not going to fall short. A few of ‘em doubted me, but I made ‘em believers.”Keep throwing strikes. And Mathieu will keep making believers. In return, Arizona will keep embracing the former LSU star. In fact, is the Valley starting to feel like home? “Definitely,” Mathieu said. “Just to get the opportunity is extremely humbling. I’m definitely grateful for the opportunity.” 0 Comments   Share   – / 9 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Why? Simple. Mathieu was out of his element. Not in a stadium, but on the mound. The former Heisman Trophy finalist threw out the first pitch before the D-backs’ game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday. “Just relax. Just go out there and throw the ball the way you know how to throw the ball,” Mathieu quoted Josh Collmenter (#FerrisWheel) as telling him during a pregame throwing session. “He said that I have a pretty good arm, so that gave me some confidence going out there.”And, make no mistake, as a former high school baseball player, The Badger (as Patrick Peterson called him after the final minicamp practice) can throw. This wasn’t your typical celebrity first pitch that resembled a basketball bounce pass or a golfer chili-dipping. No smart-aleck intoned “jusssst a bit outside.” In fact, when I asked Mathieu how confident he was on the mound, he responded: “I was probably a nine (out of ten). I was extremely confident. It was just exciting to get out there and actually be on a big league stage.” True that. Due to suspensions, Mathieu hasn’t been between the white lines for a real game of any sort in nearly two years. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Faith and Sons liqueurs given new look by The Label Makers

first_imgFaith and Sons liqueurs given new look by The Label MakersPosted By: Jules Scullyon: May 20, 2019In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, Labelling, PackagingPrintEmailThe Label Makers has partnered with UK-based distiller Faith and Sons to create a new look for its No Name Distillery range of gin liqueurs.Distilling gin on a micro scale, No Name Distillery produces 200 50cl bottles at a time. The labels have been produced for five gin liqueur flavours: dandelion and burdock, fruit salad, raspberry ripple, violet infused, and pineapple and coconut.The material used for the labels was a Manter laid cream paper. This uncoated laid paper was supplied to a wet strength specification to enable it to perform well where condensation could be high, for example in an ice bucket.The Label Makers said the front and back labels required an intricate die cut to enhance the premium feel. They were embellished with gold hot foil to draw attention to the flavour variety, with a deboss embellishment adding an extra dimension to the finished piece.Filipe Sousa, owner of Faith and Sons distillery, said: “It was a pleasure working with The Label Makers. We faced some project complexities, but the team overcame all challenges they encountered and brought the designs to life.“Despite the differences in shape and style, both the front and back labels needed to be printed consecutively on the finished reel. By managing the position and using clever production techniques, we achieved what was needed and avoided issues with removal of the waste matrix. I look forward to working with The Label Makers team on more projects in the future.”Last year, The Label Makers collaborated with UK-based Robinsons Brewery to provide an updated look for its portfolio of beers.Share with your network: Tags: Faith and SonsThe Label MakersUKlast_img read more