—Is Your Team Really “Your” Team?October 1, 2013 was the last time I was as excited as though I were still a young boy.That was the night of the first expanded format of Major League Baseball’s Wild Card game. I had made the trip from Columbus, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see my beloved Pittsburgh…
We must stop crippling our children with a “win at any cost” emotional burden that can have devastating effects on them as men.
How do we console our boys when they lose a game? How do we teach them good sportsmanship when they win?
In a system that’s far better at identifying the best payers than finding the best players, the pipeline of talent gets choked out by costly tournament and team fees.
Concussions and other injuries in football are a given. Is it also a given that the men who play the sport will be left to handle the disease alone without the support of the league?
How can we encourage a non-toxic masculinity that doesn’t injure our boys as they grow into men?
…and continuing to play.
—Mired in “man-tears” (you wipe them away quickly, so no one will notice), I paint this canvas revealing truths of those gladiators friends I revere, respect, embrace, and mourn.I label these friends, “gladiators” because, as athletes, we were expected to adopt this “archaic” analogy and we were to psychologically adapt to the concept of being…
Making time for exercise as we get older isn’t easy, but it becomes increasingly more important at the same time.
Sportsmanship and Compassion? Please Pardon My Cynicism
Cheering one form of abuse makes it easy to accept another.
Whether it is from an accident, suicide, violence, drugs, heart failure or other ‘gone too soon’ reason—find out if they played contact sports.
—RSVP for CTE Football CallsBrain damage is a neurological disorder of the brain which has been given the name: (CTE) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It is a serious, debilitating, and family-destroying disease.There are no beautification processes or fragrance that will improve the putrid stench of (CTE). Some sports officials and marketing teams attempt to deny or…
CTE is a known invasive, destructive, non-curable brain disease which destroys lives.
Even now, some 30 years later, Yago Colás remembers the jump-shot fundamentals he learned back in eighth grade.
—Landon Leach was born with a golden arm. During his career with the Russellville Cyclones, he threw for 9,073 yards, i.e., 90 trips up and down a football field, a little over five miles, racking up a laundry list of accolades along the way.Despite going the distance in high school, Landon never made it to…