Chicago Bears coach John Fox knows exactly how tough it is for offensive linemen to block Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers. After all, Fox coached Peppers as a superstar rookie out of North Carolina. "We got criticized quite heavily by the talking heads for not taking a quarterback.
Because of their industry, professional athletes are often avid travelers. Many world-class athletes still want to make a living while visiting incredible locations, and have embraced the growing trend of hosting active getaways. Here are nine upcoming retreats hosted by professional athletes worth traveling for.
The Baltimore Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings look to be headed in opposite directions. After a 2-0 start, the Ravens (3-3) have lost three of four, including last weekend in overtime to the Chicago Bears. After appearing to be an also-ran in the NFC North early, the Vikings (4-2) have won two division games in a row, and the injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemingly opened the door for Minnesota to control its own destiny.