Tag Archives: Sourcing From Sports

A SPORTING EVENT RITUAL WITH GREAT MEANING

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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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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