Posts tagged "Championship"

Boxing: My Take on the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley Fight

It’s not too often I get a chance to sit down with friends, you know boys’ night out, and watch a well-publicized sporting event. Now I don’t follow boxing much anymore (even though my brother is the strike coach for Team Curran out of Crystal Lake and is well entrenched in the MMA scene) but... Read more »

Arizona State Wrestler Anthony Robles Wins Division I NCAA Championship With One Leg

Arizona State Wrestler Anthony Robles Wins Division I NCAA Championship With One Leg
It never ceases to amaze me how some athletes are able to find ways to overcome challenging obstacles that stand in their way. In fact, they don’t even see their circumstance as an obstacle but simply as a piece they must work through, even turning what most would view as something insurmountable into an advantage.... Read more »

Loss of Perspective In Sports Goes Beyond U.S. Borders: Canadian Coaches Throw Hockey Game

The National Post’s (Canada) article, Coaches’ call to throw game ‘poor decision,’ sheds light on the all too common “winning is everything” attitude seen in our own sports environment here in the U.S. It appears that two coaches for the Westwood Warrior High School hockey team “made a strategic call that reverberated beyond the rink:... Read more »
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Los Angeles Times Reports on Young Athlete "Breaking" Rules

Los Angeles Times Reports on Young Athlete "Breaking" Rules
Photo by Taylor Block Rules in any athletic endeavor are typically part of a commonsense approach at keeping a sport fair and competitive for all, giving guidelines and procedures from which a game or activity can be played, and for protecting an athlete’s safety when competing. They can be broadly based in order to regulate... Read more »

Golfer Brian Davis Reports Penalty on "Himself": Honor, Integrity, Character Still Alive in Pro Sports

Well what do you know? There just might be athletes out there who actually demonstrate through their actions that winning is nothing without the integrity to go with it; that they really do have the right stuff. With all the media attention today on poor (and sometimes illegal) behavior amongst athletes at many levels of... Read more »