NFL Running Back Released for Domestic Violence

Kareem Hunt was the featured running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Last year, as a rookie, he led the NFL in rushing yards. This year he is a big part of the reason why the Chiefs hold the best record in the AFC at 10-2.  That all changed this week after a video was released of Hunt physically abusing …

“If You Want to Be Good, You Don’t Have a lot of Choices”

Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama held a press conference and spoke off the cuff about something he called an “illusion of choice.” He said, “We have a younger generation that isn’t told no or told exactly how to do it.” As a consequence, many young people have this illusion they can do what they want. …

Do You Give 100% Effort? Really?

Coach Geno Auriemma, head coach the the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team, tells a story that shows the difference between effort and real effort. He asks an athlete to run a drill. The athlete does so. Then, he takes out a $100 bill and tells the same athlete that he will give the athlete the $100 bill if he/she …

#Perseverance

PERSEVERANCE…THE WILL TO SURVIVE…DESIRE…WANTING IT BAD ENOUGH…NEVER GIVE UP…WANTING IT MORE THAN THE OTHER GUY… YOU PICK YOUR ANALOGY. THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY. YOUR TURN: IF YOU HAD TO TITLE THIS VIDEO, WHAT WOULD YOU TITLE IT? WHAT LESSON DOES IT TEACH?

Sportsmanship Defined

Chandler Self was leading the Dallas Marathon. However, she was struggling. With just 50 yards to go, Chandler’s legs gave out. Fellow competitor, Ariana Lutterman, noted these struggles and decided to help her.  Not once, not twice, not three times, but four times. Ariana physically picked her up off the ground. She actually pushed her across the finish line. After …

Tyler Strong

It’s the stuff that movies are made of. Tyler Trent is a 20-year-old former student at Purdue University. Former, because he was not well enough to return for his sophomore year. You see, Tyler has a rare form of bone cancer and now his diagnosis is terminal. Tyler is in hospice care and there are no more miracles. Chances are …

Traveling Your Own Path

Elena Delle Donne is a WNBA player for the Washington Mystics. She has quite a resume. She was the WNBA MVP in 2015 and is a multiple year all-star. She led her team to the NBA Finals this year. She also earned a gold medal playing for the 2016 USA squad. Coming out of high school, Elena was the top-ranked …

Referee Publicly Shames Parents for Behaving Badly

Youth referee, Brian Barlow, has had enough of overzealous parents. He says parents are aggressive and critical. They yell at refs, over-coach their children from the sidelines and sometimes fight parents from other teams. This type of poor parental behavior has gone too far. He now runs a website that “publicly shames parents.” He pays $100 for videos that show …

A Role Model and an Inspiration!

Before Ariel Puent was born, she developed a rare condition in the womb.  This condition is called Amniotic Band Syndrome, and it cut off blood flow to her arm. She was born with an abbreviated arm, ending just where you would expect to see an elbow. However, Ariel says, “I wasn’t born with a disability, but rather a gift.” As a …

NFL Player Retires (Quits) At Halftime

In week 2, Vontae Davis, a 10-year NFL pro bowl veteran, retired at halftime. Near the end of the first half, he pulled himself out of the game. At halftime, he took off his football uniform and pads. He informed the coaching staff that he was done, retiring. He walked out and never returned. In a subsequent statement, he said …