As we celebrate Memorial Day this week, ballparks and arenas will pay special attention to the men and women who have served this country in various capacities. The Star Spangled Banner will signal the commencement of events all over the country. Renditions play so often, we overlook the true meaning of the song.
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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.Read more
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 opponentRead more
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 ofRead more
Some cliches are true. After watching a spectacular college football championship one in particular comes to mind. There are no moral victories in sports. Alabama prevailed while Clemson quarterback, Deshaun Watson, has been referred to as nothing short of special. His 405 passing yards, and 478 total yards, are both the most in a National Championship Game in almost 20Read more
It’s been said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” In theory, that step becomes a linear path towards a perceived destination of success. However, the deeper we get into the journey the more we realize success is not always a straight line. It’s more of a squiggly one leading from one place to theRead more
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 VinciRead more