HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + MORE

HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + 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 »
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The Mizzou protests showed changing views of the media and privacy + MORE

While racism and threats to the physical safety of black students are the most important issues amid the unrest at the University of Missouri, a controversy around the rights and responsibilities of the media has lingered all week. As you know, the chancellor of the University of Missouri and the p.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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Safe Sledding

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Sledding is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed even by the youngest kids Sledding is generally very safe but a surprising number of serious injuries do oc.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TAKING A KNEE – PART TWO

i had a very strong response to last week’s show and blog posting regarding HS kids taking a knee to protest racial oppression in this country. I was impressed with the smart comments  on both sides of the issue, all dealing with the balancing of patriotic respect for our country v. one’s g.... More »
national flag football tournament 1424293119 838473818 HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Some Role Models You Should Tell Your Athletes About… + MORE“Just keep your eye on the ball.”  Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate.  That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see  have not yet cracked 50 mph.  But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball…

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 What to Tell Children When Professional Athletes Stray
By Doug Abrams
 
The past few years have exposed a darker side of professional sports, in full view of children who follow their favorite stars. In bygone decades, some players were no angels but sportswriters chose silence over public revelation…

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Bleacher Report’s Media Lab launched a Michael Jordan tribute site Tuesday called MJ All Day. As Media Lab director Bennett Spector described it, All Day MJ is “an immersive, highly visual, parallax website.”
“It’s a way to create an interactive feeling,” Media Lab project manager Will Leivenberg said of the site’s huge images, which reveal more as users scroll…

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Columnist George Will has written wonderfully about his eldest son, Jon:
“Jon Will, the eldest of my four children, will commute today by subway to his job delivering mail and being useful in other ways at the National Institutes of Health. The fact that Jon is striding into a productive adulthood with a spring in his step and the Baltimore Orioles on his mind is a consummation that could not have been confidently predicted when he was born…

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