PAD Challenge--Day 25

The history of poetry is a long and honored one. Sports has been around since the ancient Greeks decided to codify it. The Mayans used sport to make decisions. And today, the two came together on the Poem-A-Day Challenge. Write a sports poem. read the prompt. Easy for him to say.But write a poem I did. I took a look at where things in the sports world began and how it is now. The differences are staggering in some ways. The result was as much, I think, about how man and his pursuits have changed as it is about how sports have shifted emphasis and practice....more

Be Somebody

This past weekend I got a text from my sister.  She was watching her son play little league, kid-pitch baseball and said she had a blog post idea for me.  It seems that when some of the young boys (age11 or so) were up to bat, their parents would yell, "BE SOMEBODY!".  The thought that parents were doing this to their children appalled me, and her, obviously....more

To the Tony Romo haters....

With all of the hoopla surrounding Tim Tebow, the Saints, and Peyton Manning, I'd like to take a moment to go in a different direction. I have payed attention to the details and noticed some bold moves with free agents this off season, and it requires some attention. However, my intent today is to defend my quarterback and the Cowboy's organization. ...more

Peyton's Place


tennis rocks

I thought it might be fun to talk about my insanely awesome athletic skills.  I’m a Texas girl, and everyone here in the Lone Star State should know how to throw a football, identify an offside penalty, or at least jump a hurdle or two.  So naturally, my parents were ecstatic to have a tall girl like me on their hands.  There were so many possibilities. ...more

Peyton, Peyton, Peyton...

The Colts decided to end their run with Peyton Manning. It was emotional. It was depressing. And while all the fans grieve their beloved 18 moving on in the world, the rest of the league is excited, waiting for their opportunity to scoop him up. It's not unlike going through a divorce. Both parties moving on after a painful ending to a 14 year marriage. But in the wings, there awaits a room full of beautiful women waiting to pounce on him!...more
So, so sad ...more

Competing Against Ms. Resistance

Morning. I had a very significant 15 or so hours, starting last night with another RIVETING Knicks game in which the Knicks came from behind to beat the Cavaliers. Lin played really well but the real story was the depth of the NY bench led by Novak. His string of 4th quarter 3 pointers was the turning point the Knicks needed to grab another victory. ...more

Recycle Old Athletic Shoes

When it comes to material goods, I am a firm believer in reincarnation. (As for the human soul, I remain Undecided.) So imagine my joy when I discovered Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program that takes your stinky old tennis shoes, war-torn running shoes and backdated sneakers and gives the material life anew while skipping right over the landfill. Image: ndanger via Flickr ...more
This is one great outcome of recycling! Thank you for sharing!   more

Best of Broomball

Jeremy Lin: What He Means to Asians, Athletes, and Dreamers

I’ve been watching the whole Linsanity phenomenon with a mixture of exhilaration and anxiety. While I don’t generally follow basketball, I am certain that Linsanity means something—to Asian Americans, to the world of sports, to anyone who’s ever had a dream and been told no. I watch and follow and devour any analysis, because Lin is part of my community — I am, like Jeremy Lin, a second generation Taiwanese American, raised in Silicon Valley by engineers....more
Grace, I think you're right that your coach was blocking you. The curt answer of "No" without an ...more