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What Did You Win?

Throughout my 35yrs on this earth I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a major emphasis placed on winning. You probably assume I’m just talking about sports, but I’m talking about so much more than sports. Winning is emphasized in schools, jobs and even between groups of friends. You can’t turn on the T.V. […]

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Athletes of Influence?

There has been much debate throughout the years about what athletes owe their fans. Some believe that athletes just provide mere entertainment, but others believe that athletes are role models. A role model is a person who is looked up to by others as someone to be imitated. There may have been a time when […]

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Are Athletes Prone to Violence?

Violence in sports is not something new. It is however gaining more publicity, especially domestic violence. The majority of the stories we read involve male athletes being physically abusive to the females they’re involved with. There have also been reports of females abusing their male counterparts. As of lately there has been a focus on […]

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Youth Sports – How Much is Too Much?

Early last week I came across a story about a high school football player that wanted to improve his football skills. My immediate thoughts were good for him taking the initiative. I understand the mindset that he had because I had it as an athlete. This football player got what he thought was the best […]

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Labor Day Deals

Labor Day did not become a federal holiday until 1894, but it was marked by cities and towns before that. Labor Day came about because of the changes in American manufacturing. There were few if any restrictions on the treatment of workers in American manufacturing. Due to the limited restrictions many workers worked 12 hour […]

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Sports is Life, The Struggle is Real

Every day there’s another young ball player who stands out amongst the rest. People begin to talk about them, write about them and speculate about how great they might be one day. I’m sure all of us can think about one or two athletes’ we’ve seen who are just light years ahead of their peers. […]

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Handling Sports Pressure and Competition

Without a doubt we’ve all had to perform under some level of pressure before. Some of us perform well under pressure and some of us don’t. I think I did pretty well under pressure when I competed in football, track and wrestling as a kid. However, I have to be honest and admit that I […]

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Championship Living

When you are a person of character it will show in everything you do and with everyone you meet. Tony Dungy was a quarterback in college at Minnesota and went on to play with the New York Giants and his playing career ended in 1980, when he was released. His coach talked with him about […]

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There’s Always Another Way

What would you do if your body let you down? This is exactly the position that Michigan’s Erin Finn found herself in. Erin had her sights on running in the 2016 Olympic Games. She had put in the time, hard work and was dedicated to fulfilling her dream in the 10,000- meter run, she believed!! […]

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How to Handle Success & Defeat

The year was 1934, and the tigers were the team to watch. The player that stole the fans hearts was a 24 year old pitcher, Lynwood Rowe, better known by “Schoolboy”. Rowe made national headlines when he made sixteen straight wins and lead the Tigers to its first World Series appearance since the days of […]

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