The prevailing media narrative is
that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows "cause" chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE "causes" former athletes to commit suicide, and
such causal links are proven scientific fact.
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I was a teenager aching for summer. It was a cold winter afternoon and I was the only one home. Working on my golf swing in the middle of the living room seemed like a good idea at the time. The mechanics of my swing were perfect, but unfortunately I took a chunk out of the carpet. I quickly .... More »
Take your lacrosse game to another level. In this guide you will find:
What your coach expects of you and how to properly prepare
Keys to success at the attack, defense, midfield, and goalie positions
Downloadable guides that you can take with you anywhere
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Sports Parenting sometimes brings out the martyr in even the best of moms or dads. As a parent, do you ever play the martyr in your home? I have to admit that I mastered the role pretty well, and sometimes I’m still tempted to fall back into using it. But the honest truth is, martyr...Read.... More »
Some great stories happening this past week on the basketball court.
Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup
Drake Student cans buzzer beater to win a new truck
At Drake University, as part of their “Bulldog Madness” half-time event, first year student Alex Tillinghast was chosen in a contest.... More »
Parents, think twice before investing a lot of money into youth sports. While your intentions may be well-meaning, your efforts may backfire.
That’s the word from a new study about spending and youth sports. The author, Travis Dorsch, found that higher parental spending creates sports kids who feel more pressured–and often don’t perform well…
Unlike the USMNT’s 2010 World Cup exit in the Round of 16 against Ghana, this year’s tournament exit has left seeds of brightness and hope amongst the ruins of tattered hopes and shattered dreams of glory.
This World Cup team for USA had a progressive, very resolute coach in Jurgen Klinsmann, and a lot of young, promising, and diverse talent…
The 2014 All-Star game is right around the corner and is set to be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15th. As in previous years, players are voted into the game by the fans of baseball. Today, July 3rd, marks the last day that you can cast your vote for the players who you think deserve the chance to go to Minneapolis…
I couldn’t have been more than three. My older sister doesn’t deny doing it; in fact she is still proud. Our mom and dad saw what was happening, but didn’t stop it. Instead, they filmed it so that we could laugh about it for the rest of our lives.
It was a hot summer day and I was curious about the hose that was filling the baby pool…
Wrigley Field is baseball’s Mecca. Wrigley Field is ivy-covered brick walls, Harry Caray singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and Ferris Bueller played hooky to attend an afternoon Cubbies game. Celebrating its 100th year birthday in 2014, the old ballpark outshines its host team.
Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th birthday
The Cubs’ sad post-season record hasn’t stopped the fans from coming to this cherished national treasure…