Let Them Play

Thirty-eight states are allowing high school athletes to compete in winter sports. To help increase those numbers, a movement has spread across those remaining 12 states. This movement is called, “Let Them Play.” Over the past 14 days, athletes protested outside their individual schools in California and Maryland and at state capitals in Michigan and Illinois. This is not a …

102 Year Old Julia Hawkins Breaks World Record

Julia “the Hurricane” Hawkins doesn’t feel her age. Sometimes she feels 60 or 70, sometimes as young as 16. She has been active her own whole life and she was not about to quit any time soon. So, at the age of 100, she entered a masters-level world championship meet and broke the world record for Centurions (those over 100). …

How Kids Wish Their Parents Would Behave in the Stands

This is a tremendous video of young athletes talking about their parent’s behavior in the stands. They also talk about how this behavior affects them while playing. Finally, they ask the child how they wish their parents would act in the stands. The comments from these young athletes are eye-opening. Joe’s Perspective: The overwhelming feedback from these kids is chill …

An Important Debate is Coming on Transgender Athletes

Earlier this year, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced legislation that would ban biological males from women’s sports. The bill is called the Protect Women’s Sports Act. She believes that Title IX, introduced in the 1970’s to create equal opportunities for women, is under attack by forcing females to compete against biological males that identify as females. This unfair competition limits …

What Kind of Player Are You?

I saw this on Facebook today and it made me reflect on how seriously I took sports when I was in high school and in college. I then showed it to my daughters for their reaction. So, I thought I would show it to you as well. Your Turn: What are your thoughts after your read this quick meme?

Composure! Composure! #Composure!

It was a rivalry game in the SEC Conference – #6 ranked University of Florida vs. unranked Louisiana State University. 1:49 seconds left in a 34-34 tie game. LSU had 3rd down and 10. The quarterback threw short and the wide receiver was tackled for a short gain. 4th down. Florida had 3 timeouts and more than enough time to …

Sarah Fuller is the First Woman to play Major College Football

Two weeks ago Sarah Fuller was the goalie for Vanderbilt University, anchoring her team to the SEC Championship. After the game, she began planning a trip home for the holidays to spend with her family. However, she received a phone call from her coach. Apparently, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd string kickers for the Vanderbilt football team were diagnosed with …

Perfect Example of Sportsmanship

This is it. The state championship. Runners wait all year for this one race. Only the best are here – the best teams, the best runners – all competing for a state championship. You ran all those pre-season miles, you did all that speed work during the season and you pushed yourself thru invitationals, districts and regional meets. It’s all …

Unity Through Listening

For the past several months, Facebook has been filled with political posts – one after another. “I can’t understand how anyone in their right mind would vote for Trump.” “You would have to be an idiot to vote for Biden.” These two people argue back and forth, growing in anger and changing zero opinions. The truth is, I can easily …