Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – Preparation

Some people say it was luck. Some say it was fate. Some say it was a miracle. In fact, what happened on January 15, 2009— landing a commercial jet airliner successfully in the Hudson River with 155 passengers and crew surviving the ordeal— is commonly referred to as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” However, after studying the events and the …

Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi – Sportsmanship

“This is beyond sport. This is true sportsmanship. This is the message we deliver to the young generation. I love that we did something that touched everybody’s heart.” It was the Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan, July 30th, 2021. Thirty-three long-jump competitors had gathered from around the world to represent their country and possibly win a medal. The conditions were …

Transgender Females in Female Sports: What is Fair?

Very few issues in America have sparked greater debate than the one about transgender females competing in female sports. Emotions are high on both sides of the issue, and many people are just not able to have a civil conversation about the facts of this issue. However, in this post, no daggers will be thrown and there are no hidden …

Trashaun Willis, a Role Model to Us All

Trashaun Willis is a 6’5” 235 lb. junior at Washington High School in Washington, Iowa. He was the starting middle linebacker in football, recording the most tackles for loss on the team. He was also the backup quarterback, and is expected to be the starter as a senior. On the basketball court, he dunks, hits three pointers, defends and dives …

Sportsmanship Defined

Chandler Self was leading the Dallas Marathon. However, she was struggling. With just 50 yards to go, Chandler’s legs gave out. Fellow competitor, Ariana Lutterman, noted these struggles and decided to help her.  Not once, not twice, not three times, but four times. Ariana physically picked her up off the ground. She actually pushed her across the finish line. After …

Serena Williams – Poor Sport or Class Act?

Serena Williams played Naomi Osaka in the final round of the U.S. Open for the opportunity to become the Women’s Singles 2018 Champion. To win, the victor has to win two out of three sets. Osaka won the opening set, 6-2 and was up a break in the second set. At this point, the umpire provided Serena a warning for …

Senator McCain’s Last Words

Senator John McCain died last week. Make no mistake about it, McCain was an American hero. He served in the Navy as a pilot and his plane was shot down over Hanoi during the Vietnam War. During his landing, he broke both arms and a leg, almost drowning in a lake. He was captured by the North Vietnamese and was …