Brains Count: Belichick and Patriots Win Today Feb05

Brains Count: Belich...

After reading a ton this week about the Super Bowl and related articles I have come away emboldened.  I have not read or heard a thing I did not know. What does that mean? Maybe the writers and pundits are not so smart as they are the experts and if I can figure it out… well you can draw your...

The Super Bowl Psychology-Bigger Than All Feb05

The Super Bowl Psych...

The Super Bowl has become such an important event in our society that it has taken on the stature of many of our religious and national holidays and has become embedded in our family traditions. As a stand-alone two week event it seems bigger than any religious holiday– and well it...

Odell Beckham Jr. What Needs To Be Done Jan13

Odell Beckham Jr. Wh...

Odell Beckham Jr. has struggled emotionally since he came to the Giants three seasons ago. At the tender age of 24 Beckham as many are saying is still young and he surely has room for growth, maturity and further development on and off the field. .  Don’t we all? There is no reason not to...

Giants Lay Egg In Green Bay-Predictable Jan08

Giants Lay Egg In Gr...

All week long I heard and read about how when the Giants get into the playoffs they are a dangerous team.  Memories of 2007 and 2011 were being thrown about like disposable diapers. Well they were disposable diapers as the Giants put up a stinker against Green Bay! First, memories are just...

Mets and Collins Show True Grit Oct07

Mets and Collins Sho...

While the Mets lost more key players than any other team in baseball which was nothing short of a baseball catastrophe they miraculously made the playoffs. This is why you saw few sad faces from management, players and fans as the Mets realized what they had accomplished under the most...

Yoenis Cespedes Superstar Athlete Addictive Personality Feb28

Yoenis Cespedes Supe...

By now we have all heard the rags to riches story of Yoenis Cespedes a Cuban baseball player who risked it all to come to the United States while leaving his two year old son behind. A lucky, grateful Cuban escapee who is blessed with uncommon abilities on the playing field which have made...

Alex Rodriguez Rises From the Ashes Feb20

Alex Rodriguez Rises...

It seems like it was only yesterday when Alex Rodriguez was coming off a one year suspension from baseball. During a year plus window A-Rod started multiple lawsuits against his team, major league baseball and others, while trying to cope and deal with assorted injuries and an aging body. But...

Petyon Manning Retirement Talk Takes On Presidential Importance Feb13

Petyon Manning Retir...

Is Peyton Manning retiring or is he going to come back? Only Peyton Manning knows for sure although it seems that his professional career is as important to some of us as it is to Manning. My goodness what is all the fuss about? More media space and or thought has been given to Manning’s...

The Super Bowl Psychology Feb07

The Super Bowl Psych...

The Super Bowl has become such an important event in our society that it has taken on the stature of many of our religious and national holidays and has become embedded in our family traditions. As a stand-alone two week event it seems bigger than any religious holiday– and well it...

Browns Should Have Taken Vontae Mack Over Johnny Manziel Feb05

Browns Should Have T...

One of the major tenants of psychology is that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior unfortunately that research finding was not taken into account when the Cleveland Brown’s drafted Johnny Manziel. They surely should have taken a page out of Sonny Weaver’s play book who was...

Manning and Brady Struggle With Brilliance Jan23

Manning and Brady St...

History has shown that the Tom Brady’s and Peyton Manning’s of the football world come around once in a generation. While each has left their mark on the playing field in terms of successes, they are both truly football geniuses who have made those around them better. Having done research in...

NFL Coaching Vacancies Information Needed Jan10

NFL Coaching Vacanci...

After the firing of so many NFL head coaches on Black Monday immediate speculation began about who would fill the new head coaching openings. And rampant speculation continues—for good reason. Rumors play important roles in our psychological and emotional lives–so much so that we cannot...

Rex Ryan Manic To The Core Jan02

Rex Ryan Manic To Th...

Brash, bombastic and full of bluster Rex Ryan marched into Buffalo much the way he marched into Jet land and the NFL coaching fraternity and once again proclaimed that there was a new sheriff in town. Predictably proclamations followed, predictions were incessant, taunts were common and with...

Matt Harvey What Goes Up Must Come Down Jun13

Matt Harvey What Goe...

It was inevitable that Matt Harvey who we made into a savior was going to encounter adversity– we all do. His first encounter was with Tommy John Surgery and ALL that comes with it. Everyone predicted a full physical recovery from the surgery for Harvey and the odds were certainly in...

13 Perceptions, Misperceptions and Truths about the New York Rangers Jun01

13 Perceptions, Misp...

The New York Rangers did not win for a simple reason which is that they were not good enough. However there are a perceptions, misperceptions and fallacies in the aftermath of their defeat. Here are a few. 1-Some reported that the Ranger locker room after the loss did not seem to be...

Steve Kerr: Seven Ordinary Things He Did With Brains May30

Steve Kerr: Seven Or...

In a country that rewards the ordinary and then finds it surprising that our youth expect to be rewarded for doing what they are supposed to, Steve Kerr did a bit of the ordinary and more using his brains. 1-Kerr spurned his friend and mentor Phil Jackson when he turned down the Knicks offer...

Tom Brady: 10 Things About Deflategate Desperation Cheating- More May24

Tom Brady: 10 Things...

1-Tom Brady cheated because he probably had been doing it for quite some time and had not been caught. 2-Given the talent Brady has there is no reason for him to cheat. Why did he cheat? 3-It suggests a mindset that cheating is condoned within the organization which from all reports it is....

Tiger Woods: It Is Over Feb06

Tiger Woods: It Is O...

In 2010 I wrote that Tiger Woods would never be the same golfer he was—and he never was for good reason!! I was way out in front on Woods in 2010 there were so many signs-reasons to believe he would never return to form. So I put it out there and it all came to pass. At that time I wrote:...

Pete Carroll Defiantly Defends The Indefensible Feb02

Pete Carroll Defiant...

There is absolutely no way around the fact that Pete Carroll made a horrific call that will live in sport infamy. It was a terrible, terrible call you have the best back in the game in Marshawn Lynch and you need to use him in that situation. Why did Carroll do what he did– only Carroll...

Deflate Gate: Belichick and Brady In the Cross Hairs Jan24

Deflate Gate: Belich...

There is no way around the fact that the Patriots violated the rules if they under inflated the balls. There is no condoning or excusing it if in fact they did it!!  And at this point it is not clear that they did. I could certainly see how teams that were beaten by the Patriots would be very...