Tag: #MLB

WAY TOO TYPICAL: WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES CHASE THE SAME HOOP DREAMS

“One in a 4,000 to 12,000.” going pro “With the number one pick of the ______draft, the _______ select_____________ from the University of_____________________.” These are the words so many collegiate athletes will not hear. And if you read my previous post about hoop dreams… Continue Reading “WAY TOO TYPICAL: WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES CHASE THE SAME HOOP DREAMS”

ROLE MODELS: WHY WE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON ATHLETES

  “Role models, really?” the chosen ones For the longest, athletes have been seen as these role models, especially to a younger generation. But what happens when the onus is on the athlete to raise the children of society. Because that is what being… Continue Reading “ROLE MODELS: WHY WE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON ATHLETES”

SHOW ME THE MONEY: WILL SPORTS CONTRACTS GET BIGGER IN THE FUTURE

“Give me some money.” the big bucks In my lifetime I have heard of some pretty major contracts to play professional sports. Kobe Bryant signing his $126 million contract, Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods, and Formula One driver Michael Shumacher all earning $100 million in… Continue Reading “SHOW ME THE MONEY: WILL SPORTS CONTRACTS GET BIGGER IN THE FUTURE”

HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT

“You’re just not good enough.” the dream As a young boy growing up, we have all had these visions of ourselves becoming a top athlete in sports. But somewhere in our lives reality sets in and you know that your life is not going… Continue Reading “HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT”

AFTER THE LIGHTS: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY RETIRE

  “What do they do now?” athletic retirement We watch, they play, we celebrate; but what happens when it all goes away? Eventually, when they put up the cleats and sneakers they will go into retirement. And when that happens what are they to… Continue Reading “AFTER THE LIGHTS: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY RETIRE”

STRIKEOUT!: Black Males Departure from Baseball

“Where have they gone?” It was April 15, 1947 when baseball player Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. And for those of you who’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past 70 years, he broke the color barrier… Continue Reading “STRIKEOUT!: Black Males Departure from Baseball”