This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop behavioral, cognitive and depression issues.
Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »
Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff:
I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship last week in Cleveland, they celebrated, and Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated wrote about their party.
His piece is a classic of what’s known as fly-on-the-wall reporting. Here’s his lede:
CLEVELAND—The season of splash ended .... More »
These 5 sports parenting principles can change your child’s youth sports journey–and yours. Do you ever feel like you are parenting in the dark, groping through the darkness of the unknown and barely seeing one step ahead? You question your decisions, doubt your parenting strategy and wo.... More »
Finding just the right gift for coaches is always a challenge. As a coach’s wife for 29 years, I think I saw just about every gift possible for a coach. But I decided to do a little digging and come up with some creative ideas. Here are 5 unique gifts for coaches (and volunteers) that...Read.... More »
I’m thinking of making this a regular, or semi-regular, Friday feature: Gathering up some interesting pieces that I haven’t otherwise commented on in the B/R Blog and offering them up as weekend reading for you.
Politico’s reporting disaster by Dana Milbank, Washington Post
Former PaidContent editor Staci D…
Jeff Foxworthy’s genuine, it’s-not-about-me humility merits some attention. His others-centeredness is as stunning as it is refreshing in the often ego-driven world of celebrity.
Even staggering success in his comedy career — commanding some of the highest fees in the business and picking up kudos along the way such as Forbes’ Top 100 Powerful Celebrities — does nothing to blur his vision of what really matters…
There were only 28 seconds left in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. The Spurs led by 5, and the game looked just about wrapped up. The Spurs were going to win the championship. Alas, it was not in the cards. The Heat got a couple more points, and a typical last second Ray Allen three pointer from the corner sent the game to overtime…