Tag: #NHL

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…

MONEY WOES: WHY ATHLETES MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND GO BROKE

“Why they lose it all.” new money When you are a young male coming from an impoverished environment or even coming from the middle class, you have all these dreams in regards to money. Buying this lavish home and living a life that you…

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…

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…

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…

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…