Bengals sign Devon Still to help pay for daughter’s cancer + MORE

Bengals sign Devon Still to help pay for daughter’s cancer + MORE
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Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded

Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loy.... More »
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What Can Athletes Learn From the US Open Semifinal Upset? + MORE

What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset? Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals… Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog. So how d.... More »

A MOMENT TO REFLECT: Marking 20 Years of Sports Parenting Talk on WFAN Sports Radio

This Sunday AM marks my 20th year on the air at WFAN, and I wanted to pause for a moment to reflect on the issue of sports parenting and how it’s evolved – at least from my point of view – over the last two decades. Now, many of you know I first became drawn to the field of sports .... More »

Social media and mobile: How people get their news and what they do with it + MORE

Two quick notes on how people get their news and how they share it. Pew Research Center recently wrote about some of its findings around How social media is reshaping news: The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculation.... More »

Sports Parents, Whose Game Is it? Yours or Your Child’s? + MORE

Sports parents, are you letting your child play his or her game, or are they playing yours? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. It’s hard for spor.... More »
Sports dads like myself are more excited than normal right about now. The NFL Season is here! The anticipation has been building since the draft a few months ago. Coaches and fans learn the new players they’ll have playing for their team. Then training camp starts and we see how well they learn and follow the coaches…

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Raffle #1
When you book a package with a coach, use the code “JE11″ in the promotional code field. You will automatically be entered to win a Julian Edelman Signed Swag Package consisting of an official NFL football autographed by Julian Edelman, an autographed JE11 T-shirt, and an autographed photo of Julian Edelman…

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Sportswriter Jay Busbee of Yahoo Sports has written a tongue-in-cheek form letter in response to commenters on his pieces, and anyone who’s ever had an online audience can relate.
The letter, published on his site and headlined “A Letter For the Angry Fan Who Just Wants a Little Attention,” has something for people who liked what he wrote, and something for, as Busbee writes, “as is the more likely scenario, you didn’t like what I wrote…

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The Bengals could have left it at that. But, the Bengals did the right thing…

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You can’t play youth sports with a piano on your back!


Whenever I have the opportunity to conduct our seminar on how communication can help to build confidence and characters in young athletes, one of the things I stress to the youth coaches on hand is this:  a kid can’t play youth sports with a piano on their back.I try to reinforce that message—and others—in a recent podcast hosted by Craig Haworth, from “Winning Youth Coach”…

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