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:...

Johnny Manziel-Why The Public and Johnny Football Need Each Other Sep01

Johnny Manziel-Why T...

Johnny Manziel is one of us and his behaviors which at this point are being dissected ad infinitum are actually fairly ordinary as it pertains to the actions of our species.  He has not exhibited any new behaviors that are not part of being human.  In fact Manziel’s actions and his responses...

Attention Deficit Disorder In Sports and Society Is Problematic Aug18

Attention Deficit Di...

While he is far from a superstar and just a third year player, Will Hill’s recent comments about his drug usage was psychologically revealing and is reflective and quite similar to others who suffer from the same psychological and biological conditions Hill has. Hill has been diagnosed with...

Tiger Woods-When Stellar Is Seen As Ordinary Aug17

Tiger Woods-When Ste...

Tiger Woods currently suffers from unrealistic expectations brought about by his own past successes and the media’s portrayal of his current status. Yet perceptually and psychologically we see Woods as a failure in part because he has not won a major golf tournament since 2008.  Few in their...

Robert Griffin III Can Only Act His Age-In Relationships with Shanahan and McNabb Aug16

Robert Griffin III C...

Robert Griffin lll is nothing less than charming, bright and articulate with a smile that could light up the Empire State Building, however he is only 23 years old. No matter how advanced, no matter how mature RGlll is—- he can only have the experience of his years. In a day and age...

Adrian Peterson On HGH-No Surprise Why Some Believe That To Be The Case Aug14

Adrian Peterson On H...

It was no surprise that rumors circulated that Adrian Peterson used HGH and perhaps other banned substances to aid in his recovery from his torn ACL and MCL last year. In fact I would have been shocked if people did not suspect that he was using HGH to have what was not only a good year ,but...

Greg Jennings Brain Washed By Packers-The Emotional Adjustment Players Go Through When They ChangeTeams Aug09

Greg Jennings Brain ...

It is not surprising that we have had a number of quotes recently from players who have left their teams and are now playing with other organizations.  Leaving one’s job ranks extraordinarily high on the list of psychological stressors. While switching companies is highly stressful in general...

Alex Rodriguez From Perpetrator To Victim-What He Has To Do Aug05

Alex Rodriguez From ...

The wait is over and Alex Rodriguez has been suspended and the sporting world has reacted. What Rodriquez does next will tell us much about the place he is in psychologically. In that regard the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior–so my best guess is that we can expect...

Greg Oden Goes To Miami-And Sunday Observations Aug04

Greg Oden Goes To Mi...

Sunday Observations Today is far from a day of rest (and anyway it would be Saturday for me if I followed) but few days are. I like to keep busy. So I figured I would just write straight up about sports. While it is still the off season in the NBA (I can never figure out when the season...

Bill Parcells A Legend And Fan Tribute Aug03

Bill Parcells A Lege...

I am an unabashed diehard Giant fan and have been since I was a child. Little can replace the memories of standing outside in the freezing cold on Orchard Street in NYC with my father listening to the Giants on a transistor radio while my mother was shopping on the strip. Nor will I ever...

Riley Cooper A Psychological Analysis And What Should Be Done Aug02

Riley Cooper A Psych...

No matter how you feel about what Riley Cooper said people are going to react in a myriad of ways and they are. The consequences appear to be running the gamut and if Cooper has lost friends or becomes an on field target, or is forgiven by some—then so be it. There is absolutely no...

Bill Parcells-Into The Hall of Fame Aug02

Bill Parcells-Into T...

As Bill Parcells prepares to be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame here is a retrospective look at what I wrote about him. He is truly more than deserving–I will have more to say about Parcells tomorrow. Be assured that Parcells’ achievements have not been accomplished through the...

Alex Rodriguez-Why The Truth Is An Overvalued Concept Aug01

Alex Rodriguez-Why T...

First let me start by saying that the truth and honesty are both over-valued concepts.  The reason that I say this is that people lie and cheat all the time-in fact it is a statistical daily occurrence!  So it is not a matter if you cheat or lie rather –it is where, when and how you...

Tino Martinez Resigns Jul29

Tino Martinez Resign...

Poor Tino Martinez all he did was ask a few players to pick up the balls they used during batting practice and got surly responses or no responses from players that could not hold his resume or jock strap. He became angry and tried to hold them responsible!  He then resigned feeling that he...

Ike Davis-What Went Wrong Jul29

Ike Davis-What Went ...

Many have offered their opinions about Ike Davis as the Mets are searching for the cause of what has been a precipitous decline in his performance. Theories abound as to what went wrong as the Mets have tampered with his swing, mechanics and approach at the plate- all so far to little avail....

Tim Tebow: An Objective Psychological Analysis Of Why The Jets Obtained Him Mar29

Tim Tebow: An Object...

Many are wondering what the Jets were thinking when they picked up Tim Tebow however I can assure you that they were thinking and in their minds quite clearly. Who exactly made the decision does not even have to be clear or count. Rest assured that the person or group of individuals who...

Jeremy Lin A Different Perspective Mar18

Jeremy Lin A Differe...

There were and are a number of theories and speculation on how other teams over looked and missed out on Jeremy Lin. Actually they may not have–and here is why. As much as evaluating players has become a statistical and physiological process there is still a great deal of art involved...

Sports and Politics What A Mess Jul15

Sports and Politics ...

I have been an avid sports fan my whole life and still root for various players and teams. These days I am rooting for our politicians and government agencies. Maybe praying would be better? Wow who would have thought that the situation we are facing in the sports world would mirror the...

Harvey Dorfman-Greatest Mental Coach of All Time Mar02

Harvey Dorfman-Great...

Harvey Dorfman was obviously one of the greatest mental coaches sport has seen. When you have that many players attesting to his help—that says it all. Conventional wisdom and training suggests that an in your face approach as both Mike Pelfry and Dan Wathren attested worked for them—is...