James Mayfield

It’s pro football time as the NFL kicks off a landmark season … and you can play, too
The Big 5 – 0. Whether an anniversary, a mark of years in business, a birthday or time together as a musical group (we’re looking at you, Rolling Stones), the number 50 has some serious significance. The National Football League will be celebrating this magnificent milestone at the end of this season as the Super Bowl is hitting its golden anniversary. This year’s march to Super Bowl 50 at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, starts Thursday, September 10, with the New England Patriots versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now that the first week of college football is in… Read More

The start of a new season and that college football feeling
Maybe it’s just me, but the popularity and hype seems to grow every year. Everywhere I turn lately, there are promotional items, billboards, advertisements, magazine covers and peanut butter cups adding to the excitement. The fact that there are entire cable networks dedicated to the topic is evidence enough for me to see the impact. I’m speaking of college football, and this week marks the official start of the 2015-2016 season. Big games are on the Week 1 schedule with Alabama taking on Wisconsin in AT&T Stadium, Michigan and new coach Jim Harbaugh visiting Utah, North Carolina versus South Carolina,… Read More

Back-to-school season: Tips for a better drive
This is it. The time of year when the dog days of summer fade into the first fresh days of learning. Schools across the U.S. are opening their doors to another year and schedules are being shifted to a more structured daily routine. In addition to new teachers, new friends and in many cases new buildings to maneuver, there are more vehicles in school areas in the mornings and late afternoons. In honor of this most wonderful time of the year, we created an infographic highlighting the “27 challenges and distractions you’ll need to navigate when classes resume.” From crosswalks… Read More

Private party auto loan – What is it and how does it work?
When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle, there are several directions you can go. You could buy directly from a dealer, get one from an auction house, maybe a company-owned fleet car or you could purchase from a private seller. If you go the private-seller route, you might need what’s known as a private party auto loan. And if so, here’s what you need to know. Let’s start with private party auto loan: what is it? What is a Private Party Loan? In simple terms, a private party auto loan or a person to person loan is a loan… Read More

How to get a car loan with bad credit
Car shopping. Today more than ever it seems there are infinite options when considering getting a new or pre-owned automobile. The technological features alone – from climate-controlled seats to satellite radio to back-up cameras to navigation systems – require some serious research into what features an individual needs, wants, cannot do without. And if you’re wondering how to get a car loan with bad credit, there may be even more research involved. Luckily, there also are a lot of resources available to assist consumers in looking for the right vehicle for their personal situation. Internet-savvy shoppers can now research a… Read More

How baseball’s opening day is like getting a new car
This week, major league baseball parks across the U.S. usher in the 2015 regular season with opening day games. There’s something special about going to the ballpark or turning on the TV to see that first pitch of the year. It just screams of possibilities. Sort of like getting a new car. Being that we’re passionate about cars and sports, we thought we’d take a crack at combining the couple into a post that highlights some similarities between two of our favorite things. See below for what we came up with. Tailgating – If you’ve ever been taken out to… Read More

The World Series – a tale of three cities
October 1985 was a magical time. Especially if you were a baseball fan and living in Missouri. In addition to the annual beauty of the leaves changing color in the Midwest, the Show-Me State’s own Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals were playing in the World Series. Living in southwest Missouri, approximately three hours from either metropolis, our city was divided on those bleeding Royal Blue and Cardinal Red. It was referred to as the “I-70 Series” and it was a blast to be a part of. More so for Royals fans as KC was crowned champs following an… Read More

Route 66 still kicks in cities across America
What one route through the U.S. is considered the ultimate drive for a classic American road trip? While the Pacific Coast Highway, Road to Hana, Lincoln Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are popular choices, for sure Route 66 is in the mix. The Mother Road, as it’s also known, became the first road system to link Chicago to Los Angeles in 1938. Over the years this icon of asphalt has been idolized in movies, TV shows, songs and by many families during a road trip or out for a Sunday drive. People still do Sunday drives, right? Recently we participated… Read More

Road trip: Living large in the Lone Star State
Texas. A state known by many different identities and nicknames including The Lone Star State, The Banner State and the “Don’t Mess with Texas” state. This land of the longhorns also lays claim to being the place where everything is bigger. Evidence backing up this statement is easily found during one of the best ways to experience all Texas has to offer…a road trip. Cruising the many roadways, you’ll find the world’s largest honky-tonk (Billy Bob’s), world’s largest mechanical talking cowboy (Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas), world’s largest high-definition video board (Texas Motor Speedway), world’s largest caterpillar… Read More

Boyhood – a film that leads to reflection
  We’ve had our share of exciting movies already this summer, but one of the most unique and anticipated movies of the year has finally arrived. It only took 12 years to get here, but it was worth the wait as it touched me personally. Boyhood, written and directed by patrician indie filmmaker Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused), follows a family over a 12-year span, using the same actors, with no makeup or wigs. Indeed, both the story and the filming cover a dozen years.   Richard Linklater, Lorelai… Read More