Marshawn Lynch: Obligated to speak, or a challenge for sportswriters to accept? + MORE

Marshawn Lynch: Obligated to speak, or a challenge for sportswriters to accept? + MORE

Kids and Sports: 8 Things I Wish I Would Have Known

Kids and Sports–it all sounds so simple. But I’m afraid that the world of youth sports has become full of problems that are hard to solve. One of the unfortunate truths of life is that we usually see the problem and it’s answer very clearly–after the fact. The old adage hin.... More »

Screen Time and Athletes: What Should a Parent Do?

This post contains affiliate links. Screen time and athletes is a nagging issue that parents have to deal with today. Too much screen time for kids isn’t life-threatening, but the effects of digital media abuse can add up over the years and turn into bad habits that become harder and harder for pa.... More »

Survey: Young readers get news from online-only outlets, feel better about traditional ones + MORE

What to make of this survey by Elite Daily in partnership with the University of Florida journalism school? It found that while a large plurality of young adults get their news primarily from online-only news sites, those who prefer traditional websites of traditional news outlets rate themselves as.... More »

The Best Parenting Internet Controls + MORE

  The world of naval warfare has changed from state controlled weapons to the hands of rogue groups and terrorists. The threats are now more from fast moving swarming boats that operate in shallow water. In response, the United States Navy has commissioned a new fleet of ships that can out run .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Give Your Athlete the Physical Advantage + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Bryan Schwebke of ParamountperformancePT.com. Bryan is the founder and owner of Paramount Performance, a physical therapy, performance training and consulting practice dedicated to helping athletes stay healthy and.... More »
Do you follow any sports nutritional guidelines to help your child play youth sports? Your child may practice for hours and think he is fully prepared for the game, but unless he is eating and drinking properly before and after, he will not be performing at his peak. Last week I attended a nutrition and…

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 1422628219 1521276261 Marshawn Lynch: Obligated to speak, or a challenge for sportswriters to accept? + MOREIs it Sunday yet? That’s what everyone’s been asking each other all week; a week in which we’ve been inundated with talk of deflated footballs, press conferences, and all sorts of other bulletin board material. We’ll get into all that in our Super Bowl preview, and we’ll even talk a little about the actual football game that’s going to be played…

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When I was growing up, Family Ties was one of my favorite TV shows. One episode in 1983 stood out to me. Teenage son Alex (played by Michael J. Fox) abuses diet pills (“Speed”) to increase his energy. The thing that stood out to me was that he became out of control, obsessed with the next pill…

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I admit I’m a little obsessed with the Marshawn Lynch story. I want Marshall McLuhan to write a book about the semiotics of Marshawn Lynch’s performance-art pieces, in which the Seattle Seahawks running back gives the same answer to reporters no matter what questions they ask him.
This week at Super Bowl Media Day, of course, Lynch’s answer to all questions was “I’m here so I won’t get fined,” though sometimes he threw in a “just” before “here…

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