Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

Career lessons from Steve Buttry, five years after leaving the Cedar Rapids Gazette + MORE

“10 Reasons My Dad is the Best Sports Dad Ever”

This post contains affiliate links which means I might get a commission if you click on any of the links on in this post and make a purchase after doing so.   Being a great sports dad has nothing to do with your athletic skills or your knowledge of the game. In fact, it actually has...Read.... More »
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Advice from successful APSM candidates on how to pass B/R’s educational program’s application + MORE

Bleacher Report’s paid Advanced Program in Sports Media offers participants an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of digital sportswriting, boost their 21st-century sports reporting skills and test their knowledge while covering stories they care about. But admissions standards are very hig.... More »

Reducing Weight of Baseball May Increase Risk Of Injury To Youth Baseball Pitchers

  Using a lighter baseball would not significantly increase batted-ball impact injuries to position players in youth baseball, but would likely increase such injuries to pitchers, suggests a first-of-its-kind study. Studying reaction time among youth baseball players ages 9 to 13 in labora.... More »
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How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing. Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »
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227 Funny Fantasy Football Team Names for 2015

What are you going to call your fantasy football team this year? Do you take the literary route with “Game of Throws”? Or, pay your respect to a famous retail store with “Victorious Secret”? Have a favorite QB? You could go with “Brady’s Bunch” or “Arm.... More »
Something happens to kids in sports when team members feel a sense of ownership. I attended leadership seminar recently where they talked about creating an environment in which a business team feels ownership.  Studies show that when employees feel that ownership in their jobs, they are more accountable for their performance, and thus help lead the…

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Here’s a long blog post by Steve Buttry, often referenced in this space, about the lessons he learned from his time as the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, which ended five years ago.
There are lessons about disaster response—there was a major flood in the city just as Buttry took the job—newsroom leadership and managing innovation and upheaval, but it’s the first section that I found most interesting, and I think you will too…

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There is a major difference between self-improvement and self-defeat. Self-defeat is when we give up when our lives face adversity. Self-improvement is when we seize the opportunity to grow and mature through adversity, making us better men.
In my life, from early adulthood to the present, there has been a steady progression of continual education and self-improvement…

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