Intentional Acts of Kindness

Joe’s Perspective: This video contains example after example of people acting with kindness. They didn’t have to do it. They chose to do it. The made someone’s day, they changed someone’s life, they made a difference. So can you. It might not be on video or reported somewhere, but you’ll know, which is all that counts. Be kind! ‘nough said. …

“A Small, Tiny, Organic, Nice Gesture of Kindness”

At the request of Coach Lewis, shelter dogs accompanied members of the St. Joseph Cross Country team on an afternoon run. Truthfully, prior to the run, the athletes weren’t all that excited about the upcoming run. However, once the runners met the dogs, things changed. Coach Lewis explained, “It was great. The Kids loved it. The dogs loved it. Once …

A Responsibility to the Fans?

Demarcus Lawrence plays for the Dallas Cowboys. On a visit to play an away game against the New York Giants, a young 10-year-old fan asked Demarcus for an autograph. The kid was wearing a Giants jersey. Demarcus snubbed the fan and told him to get “the right jersey.” The kid walked away pretty disappointed. The video went viral and Demarcus …

Character and Conduct Outweigh Talent

“I don’t even have to play football if I don’t want. I don’t even need the game. I don’t need to prove nothing to anyone. If they wanna play, they going to play by my rules. If not, I don’t need to play.”                                   …

“A Class Act”

In the U.S. Open last week, the #1 ranked women’s tennis player in the world, Naomi Osaka, beat the 15-year-old upstart player, Coco Gauf. This was Coco’s first time in the U.S. Open. She played well, but came up short. Wanting to honor her opponents effort and talent, Naomi asked Coco to share the limelight with her in the post-match …

What Will Your Legacy Be?

In the 1920’s Al Capone was the boss of the mafia in Chicago. Through terror, force and bribes, he ran the city of Chicago. To keep him out of trouble, Capone hired the best lawyer that money could buy. Whenever he and his crew got into trouble, he called their lawyer, “Easy Eddie.” Nothing ever stuck to Capone. Then, one …

Why High School Athletes Quit Playing Sports #Fun

Andrew Luck officially retired at the age of 30 on Saturday night. Drafted as the overall #1 pick in 2012 by the Indianapolis Colts, he was a can’t miss Hall of Famer. Yet, Luck will not make the Hall of Fame. He had a injury-plagued career and he just decided that it wasn’t worth it anymore. The following are his …

Welcome – Sports Blog 2019

This is the first week of the Student Athlete Program. This program is designed to improve the character, sportsmanship and leadership of high school athletes.  This program should be fun and engaging. It is not supposed to be “one more thing” or “something you have to do.”  Each week we will focus on a different trait.   Season 1 Season …

Baseball Player Vacates Base After Ump Incorrectly Calls “Safe”

Earlier this year, Justin Bour sprinted to 2nd base. He slid. The ball came in quickly from the catcher. The tag beat Bour’s hand to the bag. The umpire makes the call, “safe.” Knowing that he was out, Bour simply began walking toward his dugout. Cubs 2nd baseman, Javier Báez, ran over to Bour and tagged him. Bour didn’t care. …