Category Archives: Individuals

Brittney Griner

Griner stands tall – Baylor student-athlete winning on and off the court

It has been an up and down year for Baylor University’s sports teams, mostly up, as their football team enjoyed a stellar season, its star player Robert Griffin III won…

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A great legacy: Parents’ love for sports gets passed down

Much has been made of Jeremy Lin’s story. A story that includes Harvard, not being drafted, being cut a few times, and his Asian heritage. What also is often mentioned…

NHL takes the lead in supporting equality, on and off the ice

NHL takes the lead in supporting equality, on and off the ice

In light of the NHL’s highly publicized support of the “You Can Play” campaign, which includes statements by some of the League’s top players saying they support an open, homophobia-free…

Moneyball

At the Oscars, putting my money(ball) on the risk-takers

Sunday night is the Oscars. I won’t watch too much of it – it’s all relative since watching 25% of it will still equate to an hour or so –…

Jeremy Lin fans with signs

Sports Doing Lin? Almost.

We knew it was going to happen eventually. Yes, Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks were going to lose a game. They were not going to win the next…

Jeremy Lin face

Jeremy Lin vs. Kobe Bryant? Believe it.

We have all done it. We pretend we are playing against the top guy in the league and doing amazing things. Fadeaway over Michael Jordan? Swish! We never seem to…

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams and Billy Cundiff – on their way to being great leaders

If you had never heard of Kyle Williams or Billy Cundiff after last weekend, that would likely have been just fine to these guys. Professional football players get their fair…

Responsible Sports

“Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments” for 2011

One of the things we love about doing this blog is the regular exposure we get to inspirational, exciting, and thought- and emotion-provoking acts by individuals, organizations, and companies. There…

Boldin and Fitzgerald

Thanks for giving – time, money, blood – to those near and far away

On a day now often associated with eating, football, more eating, and more football, there is an understandable tendency to forget what Thanksgiving is all about. However, most people remember…

Chess

Chess, the new hoops?

Chess is one of those activities that many of us played or at least tried to play when younger but then eventually abandoned for more “established” sports. Not established in…