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Have we gone trophy crazy? What we lose by making everyone a winner.

The recent comments by Steeler Linebacker, James Harrison, has once again stirred the debate regarding awards to youth athletes. The handing out of trophies to all participants is a missed opportunity that we could very easily fix without the hostility, anger and disappointment that often dogs this topic. I tell you exactly how on my guest blog found on

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A Sporting Event Ritual With Great Meaning

Sporting events run deep in rituals. We sit, stand, chant, and move in some sort of way that’s related to the game we’re watching. For instance, when Anaheim’s Corey Perry scored his third in game goal, his “hat trick” was acknowledged by way of a few hundred hats thrown from the stands to cover the ice. Players and coaches are notoriously superstitious about

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Dean Smith 1931-2015: Dignified Man of Substance

Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith passed away on Saturday, and there’s a lot to say about his life. Smith, who was 83, without question belongs on the NCAA coaches Mount Rushmore. During his 36 years at the helm at Chapel Hill he won two national titles, guided the team to twenty-seven national tournaments and 11 Final Fours. Before retiring in

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