Posts tagged "sport psychology"

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective
This is an article that I did not plan to write about. It was a topic that completely fell in my lap on Saturday morning. I woke up, opened up my iPhone, and saw the headline involving the murder-suicide in Kansas City involving Jovan Belcher. My first reaction was in shock followed by sadness. I... Read more »

Countdown to the Chicago Marathon!

Countdown to the Chicago Marathon!
It’s 7 days until race day for 45,000 participants. Even though I will not be running this race, I plan to do a lot of press coverage of this event. This is going to be a very exciting week. I will be covering the following topics during this week: History of the 35 years of... Read more »

(Body) Image is Everything

(Body) Image is Everything
What do Lady Gaga, Princess Diana, Katie Couric, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Katy Perry have in common? They have all either dealt with body image issues or being scrutinized by the media for their body image. It is a very public battle for them especially because they are constantly in the spotlight.... Read more »
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When a Coach Takes the Short Track to Abuse

When a Coach Takes the Short Track to Abuse
When you think about a coach, what comes into your mind? Mentor. Motivator. Teacher. No one wants to associate a coach as an abuser. No one. But unfortunately, it happens in any level, even in the elite and Olympic level. Currently, there are accusations within the 19 members of U.S. Olympic Speed Skating team involving... Read more »

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly
Men will always be men. Boys will be always be boys! Unfortunately, some behavior can extremely negative. And there is also behavior that is completely not tolerated. Over the weekend, Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) demonstrated some very negative off-field behavior. He simply acted out in a very aggressive way. And he completely crossed the line by... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 13

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 13
Team USA really cleaned up and shined at the medals board today with a total of 11 medals in all. Way to go, TEAM USA! First of all, if didn’t see it on the morning shows or on the news, the media along with her teammates really tore up Lolo Jones after she finished in... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 12

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 12
I am going to change it up in today’s post. The main theme of the day will be controversy and tragedy. There were quite a few moments of both today. Here’s a summary of them: Cheating and Cheaters don’t always get caught In an article posted on Yahoo, South African Cameron van der Burgh admitted... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 11

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 11
Today was another great day, but the first day where Team USA only secures 3 total medals for the day. We still have another week of events to participate in. Judo There was a huge controversy today when Nick Delpopolo treated positive for marijuana after “unknowing” eating a pot brownie before leaving for the Olympics.... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 10

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 10
Today’s action has been very exciting to watch today to watch. I spent a lot of time watching a lot of great sports. It was a very enjoyable to watch. Women’s Basketball Today’s match against China was amazing to watch. The shooting by the players was blazing. I saw a lot of 3-point shots that... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 8

I am going to be keeping tonight’s entry short and sweet. Honestly, I am feeling under the weather and just want to go to bed. Today was a very busy day in the pool. There were a lot of medal awarded today. Michael Phelps won his last individual medal – a Gold – in the... Read more »
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