Tag: #sport

IS IT FOR THEM OR YOU: PARENTS WHO WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO BE WHAT THEY WEREN’T

  “Is it for them or you?” overbearing parents Growing up for me playing sports, my mother was involved, but for the most part it was up to me to play. She wasn’t to into me playing unless I wanted to play. But there… Continue Reading “IS IT FOR THEM OR YOU: PARENTS WHO WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO BE WHAT THEY WEREN’T”

AGE APPROPRIATE: WHEN SHOULD YOU PUT YOUR CHILD IN SPORTS?

“Best time to start.” when it’s time As a parent, you can hardly wait for the time to come when you are able to put your small child in sports. Especially if you were active yourself when you were young. Seeing them suit up… Continue Reading “AGE APPROPRIATE: WHEN SHOULD YOU PUT YOUR CHILD IN SPORTS?”

THROWING IN THE TOWEL: REALIZING YOU DON’T HAVE IT ANYMORE

“Know when to say when.” hard to say good-bye When I officially stopped playing sports I was a senior in high school. It was track and field season and that is when I hung it up. I tried to get myself in the mode… Continue Reading “THROWING IN THE TOWEL: REALIZING YOU DON’T HAVE IT ANYMORE”

TO STAND OR NOT TO STAND: THE NFL DILEMMA OR PLAYERS PROTESTING

“The right to do it.” taking a knee Over the past couple of years there has been the controversy over the former Quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem to protest against police brutality. And since then there has been protest… Continue Reading “TO STAND OR NOT TO STAND: THE NFL DILEMMA OR PLAYERS PROTESTING”

THE BEST IS YET TO COME: WHO WILL BECOME THE NEXT GREAT ATHLETE

“Whose on deck?” where are they at the moment Currently, we are enamored by the likes of Lebron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Kyrie Irving. In the NFL we love Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham Jr., and JJ Watt. And… Continue Reading “THE BEST IS YET TO COME: WHO WILL BECOME THE NEXT GREAT ATHLETE”

SQUARE-TRIANGLE-X-X-TRIANGLE: ARE GAMERS REALLY ATHLETES

“Play to win, literally.” power on and play Parents for years have told their children that life is not all about playing games. Then you see over the years how gaming has become so lucrative. No one would have ever imagined that gamers would… Continue Reading “SQUARE-TRIANGLE-X-X-TRIANGLE: ARE GAMERS REALLY ATHLETES”

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… Continue Reading “MONEY WOES: WHY ATHLETES MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND GO BROKE”

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”

EXCITEMENT OF THE PAST THAT IS THE PRESENT: HOW MUCH WE STILL ENJOY SPORTS LIKE OUR ANCESTORS

“We enjoy no matter what era.” sports Humanity has taken part in sports for centuries. But this post is not about the different kinds of sports, it’s more so about the way we view sports as a cultural event. The same way that the… Continue Reading “EXCITEMENT OF THE PAST THAT IS THE PRESENT: HOW MUCH WE STILL ENJOY SPORTS LIKE OUR ANCESTORS”