High School Football Coach Suspended for Running Up Score – Fair?

In late October, 2019, 6-0 Plainedge High School played 6-0 South Side High School. It was a battle of unbeatens. The winner had the upper hand for the conference championship and for the state playoff picture. As it turns out, it wasn’t that much of a competition. At the end of the 3rd quarter, Plainedge was up by a score …

USA Powerlifting Bans Trans Women From Competing as Women – Fair or Not Fair?

In late 2018, USA Powerlifting clarified their policy on trans women (male transitioning to female) competing against women. The following statement was released: “Male-to-female transgenders are not allowed to compete as females in our static strength sport as it is a direct competitive advantage. Pressed for clarification, Dr. Kristopher Hunt, the chair of USA Powerlifting’s committee wrote a follow-up. “The fact …

Female Football Coach Sets Goal of Coaching in the NFL

Samantha Mullet is the offensive coordinator at Bear Lake High School in Northern Michigan. She received the job in 2017. “We always went to football games as a family,” Mullet said. “Football is something I’ve loved forever, for as long as I can remember. I’m really grateful to be able to turn a passion into a career.” Mullet is a …

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 …