More on Participation Trophies (my Dad & the PCA)

I've written about my thoughts on participation trophies before.  Since then, I've come across a couple of dissenting opinions.  One was from my own father and the other was from a recent Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) post. My dad was my coach for many of my youth recreational sports.  When I introduced this blog to … Continue reading More on Participation Trophies (my Dad & the PCA)

Sports Illustrated Likes My Football Letter!

Ever been driven to write a strongly worded letter?  Well, two weeks ago I reacted that way when I read the Scorecard section in Sports Illustrated.  John Wertheim asked Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke "What do you see as the biggest issue facing the NFL?"  Kroenke responded "labor stability and our television contracts".  I reacted … Continue reading Sports Illustrated Likes My Football Letter!

Football Head Injury Risk Enters Public Lexicon

Late last year, the movie Concussion dramatized the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE [if you haven't seen the movie yet; I recommend it].  The movie attempts to move the discussion from a football fan or football parent-driven one to a more general public discussion.  As a youth recreational sports advocate, this issue hits home as … Continue reading Football Head Injury Risk Enters Public Lexicon