Archive for August 2010

The Debate Over Legalizing Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Drugs In Professional Sports

If you frequent my blog, it is likely you are familiar with my interest on the use (or misuse as I might call it) of steroids and performance-enhancement substances (PED’s) by athletes. I have written a number of pieces that directly or indirectly state my view on their use or give guidelines of where we... Read more »

High School Athlete Comments on Pay-To-Play: Is it the beginning of the end?

This past summer I highlighted the current trend of high school athletic departments charging ever- increasing participation fees to athletes playing sports. Both my articles, Pay-To-Play Already Here In Illinois: The Days of “Free” High School Sports Are Gone and Reality Check For Cutting Of High School Sports In 2010, emphasize the direction many schools... Read more »

Encouraging Positives In High School Sports: Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Main)

In the Morning Sentinel’s (Waterville, Main) article, Respect drives high school sports by staff writer Gary Hawkins, I fully expected a piece focused on the importance of “respect” in high school sports. With a title like that, this would be the most logical conclusion. However, Gary takes it a step further through some solid, and... Read more »
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Elite / Professional / Olympic Athletes And Steroids Go Back A Ways

All the current news devoted to MLB players Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriquez, Tour de France riders Floyd Landis and (alleged drug user) Lance Armstrong, and rookie NFL player Brian Cushing, would seem to indicate that steroid and performance-enhancing drug usage is a more recent phenomena. At least that is what one might think based... Read more »

Inspirational Quote of the Day - Friday, September 10th

    It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. -Eric Lindros   From: Keyser Football Famous Sports Quotes  

Inspirational Quote of the Day - Monday, September 6th

    You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge. -Damon Runyon   From: Keyser Football Famous Sports Quotes  
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Inspirational Quote of the Day - Wednesday, September 8th

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. -Tom Landry     From: Keyser Football Famous Sports Quotes  

Inspirational Quote of the Day - Thursday, September 2nd

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination -Tommy Lasorda      From: Keyser Football Famous Sports Quotes  

Inspirational Quote of the Day - Saturday, September 4th

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. -Coach Darrel Royal    From: Keyser Football Famous Sports Quotes  
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Inspirational Quote of the Day - Tuesday, August 31st

    I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it. -Gale Sayers    From: Keyser Football Famous Sports Quotes