“I Failed as a Leader”

On October 5, Draymond Green punched his teammate, Jordan Poole, during practice. On Saturday, Draymond Green addressed the media.  He was apologetic, he was introspective and he was honest.  “I am a very flawed human being,” Green said. “I know those flaws better than anyone …  I failed as a leader. I failed as a man.” He apologized. “I apologized …

“We Coach Ball. We Don’t Look at Color”

Tampa Bay Bucaneer Head Coach, Todd Bowles, made headlines the other day when a reporter asked about race. Specifically, the reporter asked the coach how he felt about facing another rival black coach in the NFL (Mike Tomlin) in the upcoming game. Bowles responded, “I have a very good relationship with Tomlin. We don’t look at what color we are …

Who’s the Home Run King?

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit his 62nd home run of the season last week. Some say he is the homerun king while others say he is not.  It should be simple, but it isn’t. In 1961, Roger Maris hit 61 home runs, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60 that he set in 1927.  Maris’s record lasted a …

Referee Publicly “Shames” Parents for Behaving Badly

Youth referee, Brian Barlow, has had enough of overzealous parents. He says parents are aggressive and critical. They yell at refs, over-coach their children from the sidelines and sometimes fight parents from other teams. This type of poor parental behavior has gone too far. He now runs a website that “publicly shames parents.” He pays $100 for videos that show …

The Power of Giving

Steve Harvey is a well-known celebrity. He is a comedian and he hosts several nationally syndicated shows on television. He is very wealthy. However, he is open about his journey. It was a tough journey with a lot of failures. He struggled mightily. It is well-documented that he almost quit a few days before he got his big break. There …

Having Fun!

Something caught my eye the other day. It was a short video of the Chicago Bears sloshing around on the rain-drenched field. They ran and lunged their bodies onto the ground and each person slid a good 10 yards. It’s easy to just see these NFL guys as paid professionals, which they are. They are paid to compete at the …

The Importance of Second Chances

Typically when an athlete screws up, makes a mistake or shows a lapse in character, everybody wants to condemn him or her. They eagerly express their opinions on social media, talk shows or at social gatherings.  They want the young person kicked off the team. They are willing to judge and condemn without knowing all the facts nor interviewing the …

Welcome Sports Blog – 2022

This is the first blog post of the 2022 school year. Typically, this is about a current event related to sports, but today I just want to hear from you.  I also want to introduce you to this program – an app-based program we call the Student Athlete Program.  This program is designed to improve the character, sportsmanship and leadership of …