Ray Rice Cut from Ravens, Penn State Sneaks in News: Why Do Our Football Teams Feel Invincible?

Today the Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him "indefinitely." Why? Video of the February 15th third degree assault against his now-wife was leaked and shared on TMZ. ...more
Well said!  All of it!more

She Shoots, She Scores and Now Becky Hammon Coaches in an NBA First

Does anybody know where can I grow some balls like Becky Hammon did?! She's a WNBA star and she just became the NBA's first woman full-time assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, that means SHE'S GETTING PAID!! This is a "You Go Girl!" moment if there ever was one. This is a big step for the NBA and for women. ...more
skyekilaen Also, we must tell why it's Betty White Approved!;) however we can! BlogHer ...more

How Native American Women Fought a Racist NFL Team Trademark … and Won

Thanks to the original and current plaintiffs in the recently won trademark cancellation ruling against the derogatory Washington "Redskins" NFL team, the efforts of two generations of Native Americans, many of us women, are coming to fruit. The case was originally filed in 1992 by Native American activist Suzan Shown Harjo, who is now a 69-year-old grandmother....more
One of the best posts I've read about this, and I've read many. -Robyn blog-woman.commore

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
Alison, That article with the six words you should say was terrific! It makes me think of my ...more

Think Purple: What I would change about the NFL

I love football. Really, I do.Although Brady is my quarterback, I can appreciate the talents of the Mannings.The Patriots are my team, but I’ll also root for other teams when New England isn’t playing.It’s not the actual sport that I love. I’ve never really played football, but I understand the rules and I’ve learned a lot from my football-loving husband over the years about plays and strategies and the like. And oh my goodness I’m even trying my hand at the whole Fantasy Football thing this season. (side note: it’s completely overwhelming.)...more

Open Letter To Janay Rice

I'm so sorry, Janay. I'm so sorry that you are once again made to endure the scrutiny of the public. You know? If my personal business was revealed to all the world, I would be mortified....more
It was called "Enough" which is what every woman needs to say the minute any man even looks at ...more

Ray Rice Cut from Ravens, Penn State Sneaks in News: Why Do Our Football Teams Feel Invincible?

Today the Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him "indefinitely." Why? Video of the February 15th third degree assault against his now-wife was leaked and shared on TMZ. ...more
Well said!  All of it!more

There's More Than One Way to View Life

High School Soccer-Season in Montana Has Begun   This mountain is named "The Slee...more

I'm 83.47% Better at Ultra Running Than a Sea of White Hair and Velcro Shoes Lining Up for a 4 o'clock Dinner at IHOP

Before I get going on this post I want to express my love for the folks at ultrasignup.com and all that they do for the sport of ultra running. I will not be making fun of them and their percentages because they really have served endurance runners in a way that is altruistically compelling. Also remember that I am not one to make fun of people. Except for homeless people who wear deer pee stained T-shirts they find in the woods. They tend to smell funny. ...more

LABOR OF LOVE: A LABOR DAY GIFT TO YOURSELF

I know many of you are hanging “on the sidelines” this weekend at your child’s sporting event.  Dedication is often a word we use to describe our children when it comes to their sport.  However, I never thought of applying that word to what I do for their sport....more

Lap after Lap after Lap

Trampoline Safety - Get a Jump On It

Trampolines are rebounding as the must-have backyard accessory. Back in the day, trampolines had the reputation as too dangerous for even insurance companies to cover, and they lost favor among parents. Today, trampolines are springing back, thanks to new designs that make them safer than ever....more
I have heard of too many accidents with trampolines. In my neighborhood alone, a neighbor's ...more

2Toms Blister Shield Powder Review: An Ultra Toe Sausage Test

When people call you 'one of those crazy ultra runners' do you consider it one of your most favorite compliments?  Do you have a smell wafting from the insoles of your shoes similar to that of old shortening?  Do you buy a trunk full of baby powder and enormously large vats of Vaseline at Costco because you cannot fathom living your entire life without the convenience of white powder to shake at your disposal and 48 mini buckets of petroleum jelly shrink wrapped together?  Or are you still chafing in your own sweat and obsessively, compulsively trying anything to halt the toe ...more