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
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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

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

Roll Tide

We were some lucky fools this past weekend.  Tickets to an ALABAMA home game.  Mom, the boys and me….all loaded up for some ROLL TIDE.I love football — we all love football.  Love. Some. Football.I’ve never in my life seen so many fans.  I’ve never in my life seen so many people dressed in school colors.  I’ve never in my life seen that many people cheering together.ROLL TIDE....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

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
Courtney Henley The facts are that once a severely battered woman leaves her abuser her risk of ...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

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