Tag: Sportsmanship

Nine-Year-Old Swim Champion Demonstrates Unquestionable Sportsmanship

It has been over a year now since I watched in awe Meghan Vogel’s unsurpassed act of good sportsmanship when she helped a fallen, fellow competitor cross the finish line at the OHSAA State Track Meet last June. A deed by a competitive high school athlete that just shines with possibility, especially when coming out... Read more »

Good Sportsmanship Still Alive and Well in H.S. to Elite Level Sports

So what is it that separates the champion athlete from what I consistently refer to as a true champion? Many may look at that question and think to themselves that the difference between the two is insignificant, or that there really isn’t any difference at all. Others might see a champion as an athlete who... Read more »

Olympics: Sportsmanship, Olympic Spirit, True Champion, No Better Example Than This!!!

I was contacted recently by the producer of a show called Why We Watch on the very popular sports website Bleacher Report (a place I also frequent and post articles) to see if I had interest in what they produce. Aimee Denaro, the producer of the show, thought it might fit well with many of... Read more »

Make No Mistake, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Not Playing Around―Saints Penalized Harshly

So how many of you saw the movie “Thor” last year? Remember that enormous mallet Thor carried around with him devastating anything and anyone he swung at. Well, it appears NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has one of those babies, and it looks like he is not  afraid to use it. He swung that sucker down... Read more »

Saints Bounty on NFL Players Creates Quite a Stir: Suspensions, Fines, Loss of Draft Picks Possible

The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching (CEYC) is very much up in arms over the recent purported “bounty” [reward] system for injuring opponents, associated with some of the New Orleans Saints players and coach Gregg Williams. A PRWeb.com article (The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching Calls for Ban on NFL Coaches Who Set Bounties for... Read more »


The “Post-Game Handshake” has come under a lot of fire recently due to some confrontations, poor acts of sportsmanship, disrespect, or simply the percieved lack of sincerity in the process. Some organizations and leagues have discussed and/or actually eliminated the practice. A nice discussion started on Twitter after my friend @ClarenceGaines2 shared that @CoachFinamore had... Read more »

Sportsmanship at its Finest - Can You Top This?

Over the last several years I have come across some pretty inspirational stories. My recent post on Chrysa Nowell fits that category nicely, as does the Jim MaClaren, Anthony Robles, and Dustin Carter stories. All very inspirational. However, one type of story I don’t come across often enough are the ones that demonstrate the true... Read more »

Sports Parenting: Sports Parent Janis Meredith Teaches “Giving” Through Sports

It is not that often I find positive articles in the media or on the internet about sports and youth sports topics. There are far too many  occasions where some pro, elite level athlete, or coach makes a poor “character” choice getting their name, and story, plastered all over every media outlet you can find.... Read more »

Florida Youth Football Referee Physically Assaulted by Coaches and Athletes

So, you’re one of those who believes that all this talk about the loss of perspective in sports and youth sports, poor character and unsportsmanlike behavior, and downright “out-to-lunch” type actions that seem to be on the rise, are merely exaggerations by the media looking for a story (albeit sometimes true). That the news media... Read more »

Texas State Championship: High School Hockey At Its Worst!!!

If you are still on the fence as to whether high school sports has the ability to send the wrong message as much as it can send the right message, you might want to take a look at this:  (WARNING:  Profanity)   And don’t miss the more comprehensive video in the story in the link below where a... Read more »