Yelling Back

If I’m going to honestly pursue personal growth through sport, I cannot ignore those nagging thoughts in my mind. The ones that wake me up at 3:30 in the morning. The ones that keep flashing themselves into my head, and I know they will not go away until […]

The Ref is Always Right

Referees challenge our civility. We expect perfection, we criticize mistakes, and we’re regularly disappointed when we realize that refs are… actually flawed and imperfect…just like us. We wish they weren’t. We wish that every call were fair and impartial. If there is imperfection, we are more accepting if we benefit […]

Fans vs. Parents

I spend my weekends surrounded by fans.  This weekend, there were fans in my family room watching  Thanksgiving football. There were cheering and jeering fans at Buffalo Wild Wings and there were fans at each of the hockey games I attended too. The thing is, I’m a pretty pathetic fan. I […]

Greed in Sports… An Enabled Addiction

What? There might not be an NBA season at all? Okay, I would probably be okay with that. I don’t watch much professional basketball anyway. I have never really been a fan, actually. In my opinion, pro basketball players don’t seem to play hard until the playoffs. They go through the motions, score at will […]

Act Like a Captain

It’s an honor to be asked to wear that captain’s band. I was fortunate enough to wear a number of captain’s bands in my playing days, but today’s post is not about those who wear the band, but rather those who don’t. When I was a junior in high […]