Caleb Hannan, who wrote the controversial Grantland story Dr. V’s Magical Putter in January 2014, has spoken about it for the first time.
His big takeaway: He should have stopped and thought about what he was doing. That sounds obvious, and it might even sound like I’m being sarcastic by.... More »
What in the world is going on with the Wayne Hills HS football program over in NJ?
For those of you in NJ who already follow HS football, chances are you already know the story. But for everyone else, let me see if I can summarize this briefly.
The Wayne Hills football team — which is a large .... More »
As the summer winds down and you’re preparing for fall, it’s critical to ensure your kids have a coach whose style and philosophy builds their confidence.
Whether your young athletes are already on a team or will be with a coach for the first time, it’s important to consider how a coach affec.... More »
Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to .... More »
The Times Insider blog offers a glimpse into its Manual of Style and Usage with a piece headlined “Please. Don’t ‘Decry’ the ‘Divorcée.’ Or Give Us Your ‘CV.’ The Times Guide to Modern Usage.”
The post advertises itself as “an inside look at the changing world .... More »
White House Concussions Summit Urges Action
By Doug Abrams
“We want our kids participating in sports,” says President Obama. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe, and that means we have to have better information.” The President spoke as he opened the first White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussions Summit last Thursday, May 29…
As a newly minted member of the CoachUp Athlete Advisory Council, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel spent two days with CoachUp for his video shoot. We traveled to a few of Noel’s old hangouts including the Everett Recreation Center, Kipo’s Pizza, Lou Diamond’s Barber Shop, and his childhood home…
When Falkville High School’s Bram Miller received his gold medal for winning the Class 1A state high jump title on May 2, the public address announcer told everyone in Selma Memorial Stadium that the sophomore had set a state record by clearing 6 feet, 8 inches.
The state title alone was quite an accomplishment because Bram had practiced with the track team full-time for only two weeks since finishing the spring JV baseball season…
The 1983 Philadelphia 76ers were one of the greatest basketball teams in history. In an era that included two dynasties, the Lakers and Celtics, it was the 76ers that boasted the best record that year. As the playoffs began, the 76ers MVP center Moses Malone made a bold prediction, “Fo’, fo’, fo’”…
Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic is good at finding good writing. He runs the Best of Journalism E-mail Newsletter, with which you get two emails a week highlighting exceptional nonfiction for $1.99 a month.
Last month Friedersdorf published his annual “Best Of Journalism Awards,” which is to say a list of, as the headline says, Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism…
Maintaining confidence can be an elusive thing for the very best professional athletes. So it’s no wonder that many young athletes need support when it comes to their own development in this area.Even highly paid professional athletes go through times when their confidence is quite fragile. A “goal scorer” who doesn’t score for a few games, a baseball player who goes a few games without a hit and suddenly, they start questioning what they’re doing, even wondering if they’ve “lost it”…