Category Archives: Sourcing From Sports

How we source our lives from sports: Mental Health

Last summer a close friend got an unannounced visit from a sibling. We’ll call him Tony. Tony has been homeless for close to six years now. The 26-year-old was last seen featured in a gorilla style video of a street fight in Chicago, 2,000 miles from his legal place of residence. It did not go well for the gentleman who is one

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My First Baby: How understanding fastballs prepared me for an RBI in life

If you spend more than five minutes with me inevitably my affection for the New York Yankees will make its way into the conversation. As detailed in a previous post, the Yankees are the source of One Of The Greatest Loves Of My Life. My Granddaddy indoctrinated me to listening to baseball games on the radio just after my seventh birthday.

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HOW WE SOURCE OUR LIVES FROM SPORTS: CLICHÉS

If you watch enough sports you’ll hear plenty of clichés throughout the course of a game. They’re not all throw away sayings though. Some clichés are true. And after this weekend’s host of colossal NCAA tournament upsets, one in particular comes to mind, “There are no moral victories in sports.” The athletes involved really want to win. None of them want an opponent

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND HIS IMPACT ON SPORTS

Martin Luther King Jr. understood sports to be an important bridge to change. His public friendship with Jackie Robinson, more private relationship with Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay at the time) and support of the Olympic Project For Human Rights in 1967 tied King to three critical voices in sports history. The man never needed to step onto a field of

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HOW YOU LOSE IS DIRECTLY TIED TO HOW YOU WIN

One of the cruelest moments in sports happens when the loser is interviewed, on camera, directly after letting the opportunity slip away. I’ve seen many athletes fall victim to pride and humiliation in that moment. It happened most recently to Serena Williams after her shocking defeat to unseeded Roberta Vinci. While it shouldn’t be lost in the conversation that Vinci

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Right Hand to the Champ: A $15 Million Deal Gone Wrong Pt 3 of 3

My final installment of Right Hand to the Champ looks at how Tasha Robinson-White rose to become a prominent member of Floyd Mayweather’s inner circle. She’s also very candid about how toxic and complicated their working relationship was. It was an experience that weaved her into the fabric of one of the most controversial and successful figures in sports history. When

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