Stefan Fatsis slams Sports Illustrated’s anonymous reporting on Michael Sam + MORE

Stefan Fatsis slams Sports Illustrated’s anonymous reporting on Michael Sam + MORE
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The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play + MORE

Let me be blunt and scream this from the rooftop: the best athletes PLAY sports. They don’t work them, they play them. When sport becomes more work than play, athletes struggle, they grind, and if they cannot get back to playing instead of working, they eventually drop out. From youth to pros, whe.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
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Enjoy the Moment and Don’t Blink + MORE

  It was a beautiful morning as I walked into the office after the weekend. I was relieved, but also deeply concerned. After a scare in my wife’s pregnancy, the doctors put her on bed rest for several months. She couldn’t work and our income was cut in half. “How are we going to make it?.... More »
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Woman’s Ice Hockey Leads In Concussions + MORE

Today, in news that shouldn’t be surprising, a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Health has declared Woman’s Ice Hockey as the high school sport most likely to incur concussions. In fact, MDH believes that these athletes are two to three times more likely to suffer a concussion.... More »
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NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

One of the best weekends of the entire year is upon us, CoachUp friends — the NFL Wildcard Round! While the favorites like the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are taking a much needed week to regroup, eight teams will face-off starting tomorrow for the right to move on towards etern.... More »

Sportsmanlike Conduct

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How to Teach Kids the Positive Rules of the Game

As young athletes across the country and around the world tune in to watch their sports idols go for the Gold at the Olympic Games, it’s a great time to do some training on sportsmanship.
Here are my Top 10 Tips to foster a winning attitude on the field and off:

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Okay, sports fans, who remembers the Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan shoot off showdown?
The classic McDonald’s commercial may have been a tongue in cheek commentary on competitiveness, but it worked because it hit so close to home. For better or for worse, we live in a culture defined by competitiveness…

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Here’s a look back at two basketball greats who loved to compete…even if it was over a simple sandwich from McDonalds. Enjoy this short clip highlighting Larry Bird and Michael Jordan’s extreme shoot off for a sandwich.

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In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk
of head and neck injuries in football, the National Federation of State
High School Associations (NFHS) has revised the rules governing high school football for the 2014 season to add
definitions of "targeting" and "defenseless player…

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youth sports 1392363822 318902483 Stefan Fatsis slams Sports Illustrated’s anonymous reporting on Michael Sam + MORELast week we posted Part 1 of what to watch for in the Olympic Games. Here’s what to watch for in week two. The times provided for these events show when they will be streamed live and are in Eastern Standard Time.
Sunday, February 15
The US Men’s Hockey team faces Russia, which should be a great game to watch…

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In a piece that appears in both Slate and Deadspin, Stefan Fatsis sharply criticizes Sports Illustrated for its coverage of Mizzou linebacker Michael Sam coming out as gay.
Fatsis, who spent about a decade each with the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal and has written three books, writes that SI’s Peter King, Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans made bad journalistic decisions as they reported their reaction pieces, and that those decisions resulted in coverage that didn’t accurately reflect what Fatsis describes as “a reasonable reflection of a broader reality…

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