3 Keys to The Success of Serena Williams

Serena Williams is, without a doubt, one of the greatest tennis players of our time. In fact, some will contend that Serena's greatness goes beyond the tennis court. To this point, Ian Crouch recently wrote a post for The New Yorkerwhere he presents the argument that Serena is the greatest American athlete. While Crouch's opinion is debatable, Serena's distinction is undeniable....more

How to Be a Great Sports Parent

I'm a firm believer that youth sports provide a platform for learning many life lessons. Sports programs, for the most part, help young minds grow, expand, and develop kids' confidence and talents. ...more
Thank you, AmyBovaird! Appreciate your thoughts. I figured if it resonated with me, then it ...more

Why The Ravens Should Have Kept Ray Rice

I am a resident and native of Baltimore, MD. Baltimoreans love, love, love their football team–The Ravens. I live just a few stop signs away from the Ravens headquarters. And you best believe that my neighborhood bleeds purple and black....more

Hey Buffalo Bill's!

It has been a rough last few years for the Buffalo Bills as far as competing in the NFL is concerned. For starters, they are in the same division as the New England Patriots, so it is pretty tough to be a playoff contender with that juggernaut stealing the spotlight. However, they have really not had a lot of success through the draft either. They are hoping that things change heading into 2014 fantasy football now that they have some young talent to build around....more

Why is this not already a rule with everything?

(Note: By "footballers" I think they mean soccer players, but this really should apply to all sports anyway.)So the headline reads: "Post-concussion 'return-to-play' decision for footballers should be made solely by doctors." Really? We don't already have that as a rule?...more

New study shows which teens most at risk for emotional symptoms post-concussion

Researchers at the University of Kentucky looked at athletes between 12 and 17 who had "persisting symptoms" for about 37 days after they experienced a concussion. (Any teens with psychological issues were excluded in advance.)They found that 22 of the 37 had emotional symptoms (depression, irritability, frequent mood changes, anxiety, aggression, apathy or excessive emotional reactions) and the other 15 did not. The different? ...more

Personal victories

“Who wants to help me write my talk?” I asked the boys....more

The Greatest Game Ever Played, But You Missed It

You realized you missed the greatest game, do you change your ways?I love sports. I may not know all the players or live by the stats, but I can tell you that I love my teams. Last night, my favorite baseball team, the Angels, were down 3 to 5 at the bottom of the 8th inning. I turned the game off....more

If you kid plays football, read this

My husband is from Alabama, where football is HUGE. (Even non-football fans will likely have heard of the Alabama vs. Auburn football rivalry.) He wants our son to play football and I'm completely against based on everything I read about concussions and CTE.I've posted about NFL players developing CTE (an Alzheimer's-like diseased caused by multiple concussions) and several having committed suicide because of it. And now there's a new study that shows the effects of concussions may start even earlier.A recent study of 75 college students found some disturbing results....more
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