What should sportswriters do now that athletes don’t need them to speak directly to the public? + MORE

What should sportswriters do now that athletes don’t need them to speak directly to the public? + MORE
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Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

In the NBA, the battle over free throws rages on as hack-a techniques are getting more popular by the day. With Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, and Andre Drummond getting intentionally forced to shoot free throws can be an absolute nightmare. While the league has made strides in stopping some version.... More »

5 Things I Want My Kids to REALLY KNOW in 2018

  Whether you are a parent of a 5, 15, or 25-year-old, it’s always good to take a hard look at how you are doing at parenting. This year, I want to be sure that there are some things my kids really, really know, and in order for them to know these things, I will...Read More  &#.... More »

10 Signs You are a Stressed Out Sports Parent

Having kids in sports does not automatically turn you into a stressed out sports parent. In fact, I’ve known many parents who know how to enjoy the experience without letting it turn them into crazed moms and dads. Families with multiple kids playing multiple sports are more prone to the stres.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison’s Post-Game Comments Totally Disgraceful

Yes, I’m quite certain that Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison was angry, upset, and disappointed that his basketball team had just lost in the Final Four to a more talented, better coached, and more poised Wisconsin team. That loss, of course, ruined the Wildcats’ run to a perfect season. B.... More »

The Culture Code: Our 2017 Book of the Year (Plus Other Staff Picks)

It’s that time of year again, our final blog where we review our favorite books of 2017. There were some amazing books out there this year, and the choices were tough. This year, we also brought in some staff favorites to add to our master list. Hopefully, you can find a great read for the The pos.... More »
Ian Casselberry wrote about athletes speaking directly to the public on Awful Announcing.
That’s hardly a new thing. Cristiano Renaldo has almost 33 million Twitter followers. That didn’t happen in a week.
But in a post headlined Golden Tate goes first person to address rumors about Russell Wilson and Percy Harvin, Casselberry notes that the Lions receiver is part of a trend of athletes moving beyond social media and “taking that effort further through ventures where they can post first-person narratives, such as Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune…

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Parents and their children are spending less time interacting with each other. As a result, many children are getting less personal love and attention than their parents did. American Demographics reported that parents today spend roughly 40 percent less time with their children than parents did a generation ago…

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