I was watching the Eagles-Giants football game the other day and it struck me how incredibly difficult the quarterback's job is. There are only 32 NFL starting quarterbacks in the world, giving you a sense of the rarefied position they hold. Here are some of the challenges associated with the position: The quarterback has to … Continue reading The Toughest Position in Sports?
A story in the Wall Street Journal took a look at LSU quarterback Joe Burrow's lifestyle at LSU. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy last night, given to the best player in college football. However, as the story notes, Burrow actually spends very little time on campus. Burrow transferred to LSU early in the summer of … Continue reading Is This Any Way to Go to College?
It's halftime of the Ohio State - Wisconsin football game and the Dr. Pepper Challenge comes on. The challenge pits two college students against each other to see who can throw the most footballs into a round opening about 5 yards away. Let me emphasize that they were throwing footballs. But you wouldn't know it … Continue reading I Guess the Ends Justify the Means, But It Still Doesn’t Seem Right
Thanksgiving is a day full of tradition, from giving thanks, to visiting relatives, to the food that is served, to watching one or more NFL games. Today was no exception. We had a wonderful today with my wife's family, filled with lots of food, fun, and football. But when I got home and started thinking … Continue reading It Only Took Me 50 Years to Realize There Was a Pattern, Every Year
A local youth (5-7-year-olds) football coach is facing the possibility of a $500 fine and a two-game suspension. What did he do you may ask? Did he hurt one of his players? Did he use inappropriate language? Did he get into an argument with a ref? No, no, and no. The coach had the nerve … Continue reading Five-Year Old Scores a Touchdown; Coach Facing a $500 Fine and Possible Two-Game Suspension
“Harry. Stay awake.” That was the note Justice Antonin Scalia slipped to Justice Harry Blackmun during the final argument of the 1990-91 term, on whether the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act allowed town supervisors to restrict aerial spraying over a rural Wisconsin tree farm. (It did.) Passing such notes is apparently not that unusual, … Continue reading Turns Out That the Supreme Court Justices Are Just Like Us, Except They Dress Kind of Funny
Today I am excited and honored to share another post from a friend who has created an honest and humorous blog that looks at the world of youth sports from his perspective as dad and coach. I have known Steve Griffith for over 10 years. Steve runs his own successful public relations firm outside of … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Wacky Youth Sports Dad
If you were to watch the two videos below, which one do you think would be more effective at motivating the players? (second video has some NSFW language). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwpTj_Z9v-c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZlEtaXbw8 In the first video, Coach Herb Brooks attempts to motivate the players in a positive, encouraging way. In the second video, Coach John Tortorella attempts … Continue reading Is This the Key to Motivating My Students? No More Mr. Nice Guy?!
Today I am excited and honored to share a post from a friend who has created an honest and humorous blog that looks at the world of youth sports from his perspective as dad and coach. I have known Steve Griffith for over 10 years. Steve runs his own successful public relations firm outside of … Continue reading Guest Blogger: The Wacky Youth Sports Dad: Moms in Charge
Despite my fondness for commercials, I was not aware until yesterday that there is an Emmy award for the best commercial. So of course, I had to check them out. Here were the five finalists (two featuring Apple products): Behind The Mac - Make Something Wonderful - Macbook: Behind the Mac, people with passion are … Continue reading And the Winner of the Emmy for Best Commercial Is….