ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Steubenville HS Football Player Convicted of Rape Does His Time, Returns to Playing Field + MORE

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Steubenville HS Football Player Convicted of Rape Does His Time, Returns to Playing Field + MORE

So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

Bryan Curtis, who is an essential voice on the media beat at Grantland, told the story last week behind the recent tensions between the Oklahoma Thunder’s two big stars and the media. Distant Thunder: What Did Oklahoma City’s Media Do to Piss Off Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? is a loo.... More »

The Great Trophy Debate: Do We Need Participation Awards? + MORE

“Daddy, do we get trophies for playing lacrosse this spring?” my son asked me a few months back. “No, you get to go out and run around and have lots of fun while learning lacrosse,” I said. “OK!” Then he turned and ran out on the field for the start of his first practice. According [...].... More »

Why Your Child’s Failure is the Key to Success

One of the hardest parts of being a sports mom was watching my kids experience failure at something they’d worked so hard to achieve. It’s often painful for parents to watch their child’s growing-up process because that almost always includes watching their child’s failure. W.... More »
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Two Protein Bars That Work

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ACCOUNTABILITY: What’s the Right Thing to Do When the Scorekeeper Messes Up?

Ask any coach or parent, and one of the main issues in sports today is a sense of accountability. That means that you need to measure up to – and own – your mistakes. Being held accountable is often a painful and inconvenient process for the key person involved. But the reality is, it ha.... More »
That terrible episode that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio a couple of years ago refuses to go away.
Very briefly, in a town where HS football is a big, big deal, two star players were convicted of digitally penetrating a passed-out 16-year-old girl who had drunk too much at an all-night party. Digital penetration (fingers) is still considered rape in that state…

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When the Game Stands Tall

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Most football games start the same. A team, fueled by adrenaline and the roars of adoring fans, rushes on to the field. There are whoops, hollers, and shouts of excitement led by a mascot and focused coaches. But this team is different. Two by two, the players of the De La Salle High School football team solemnly march onto the field with a quiet confidence—holding hands…

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