Posts tagged "Role Model"

Bullying: Turn Bullying Into an Advantage…Just Like Taylor Swift!!!

A weekend or two ago, I was flipping through channels on TV looking for something my wife and I could watch while enjoying the take out we had just picked up (love oriental stir-fry). As I bounced around from station to station, I eventually landed on VH1. Noticing that Taylor Swift was on, talking candidly... Read more »

Tim Tebow’s Example Inspiring, Just Ask New York Nicks Jeremy Lin

And now there are two. Two who, or two what you may ask? Two elite level professional athletes, stars, that appear to understand the importance their role can play in other peoples’ lives. Individuals who seem committed to setting good examples, who actually view the “position” they hold in sports as a means to make... Read more »

Part II: Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent

Highlighting Mark Yost’s article published last week in the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose is no role model, I ended (in Part I) taking issue with Yost’s inference that high level goals [scholarship, NBA] were only fairytales that should not be supported or encouraged because, statistically, they are nearly impossible to achieve.... Read more »
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Part I: Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent

I don’t spend much time highlighting or discussing opinion articles based on the sheer fact that they are just that―opinion. However, along comes this piece from Mark Yost in the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose is no role model, that…well, just rubbed me a little bit the wrong way. Now I am... Read more »

Straight Talk From the Mouths of Babes

Follow @KirkMango As adults, we often see the world from a more biased perspective. One based on a variety of experiences, as well as the outcomes of those experiences. Even different individuals going through a similar situation may have completely different viewpoints of that situation depending on the outcome, their personalities, and belief systems they... 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 »
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A-Rod, McGwire, Bonds, Baseball, and Performance Enhancement: Where Do We Draw the Line? Part II - The Guidelines

Developing guidelines to address issues apparent in Part I of Performance Enhancement: Where Do We Draw the Line is certainly easier said than done; the complexities are obvious. What we truly need is a starting place; a beginning from which we (athletes, coaches, governing bodies, and society as a whole) can more easily determine the... Read more »

A-Rod, McGwire, Bonds, Baseball, and Performance Enhancement: Where Do We Draw the Line? Part I

In Bob Nightengale’s article Panel Part V: MLB must stay ahead of drug curve (USA Today), he infers that Major League Baseball needs to do much more to “stay ahead of the drug curve” if they are truly interested in keeping the sport clean. He reveals the USA Today’s eight-person committee’s suggestion “that MLB formulate a... Read more »