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...

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...

Peyton Manning Has N...

Peyton Manning spent his week answering more questions about his football future than he did about the Carolina Panthers. No matter how hard Manning tried he could not escape the media horde and fans who pontificated, speculated and predicted what Manning should do concerning his future. Is...

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...

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...

Pete Rose For The Si...

In this psychology of sports minute Dr. Richard Lustberg further examines Rose’s behaviors and the public’s fascination with him. http://psychologyofsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Pete-Rose-Take-2.mp3...

New York Giants Majo...

http://psychologyofsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Psychology-of-Sports-Giants.mp3 The New York Giants are at an end of an era. The Coughlin-Manning and possibly Reese era is coming to an end The Giants are a loyal organization who values loyalty and continuity appreciates what Coughlin...

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...

The New England Patr...

Talk all you want and more the New England Patriots own the best regular season record for the last fifteen years. Additionally, they have won three Super Bowls over that period of time. Few teams in any sport can compare to the Patriots winning excellence. It is easy to see how fans of other...

Why Alex Rodriguez Lied and So What Nov07

Why Alex Rodriguez L...

The latest revelation that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal prosecutors that he took PEDs and did business with Biogenesis was not surprising.  If anyone thought that Rodriguez had not taken PEDs than I have a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell them. Rodriguez suffers from a low...

Johnny Manziel: All Is Up For Discussion Aug11

Johnny Manziel: All ...

I recently wrote an article which created quite a stir. The crux of the article spoke to how and why people achieve fame, fortune and notoriety in our society, which has changed considerably over time. It also spoke to people’s work ethic and what can be achieved from hard work and...

For Lebron James Like Dorothy There Is No Place Like Home Jul11

For Lebron James Lik...

“There is no place like home” uttered Dorothy as she clicked her ruby slippers and was suddenly and swiftly back in Kansas surrounded by her loving family. Lebron James uttered exactly the same sentiments when he expressed his desire to return to his hometown of Cleveland Ohio. And just like...

Jason Kidd: Being Tr...

It was neither shocking nor surprising that Jason Kidd left the Brooklyn Nets after just one season as their head coach. Kidd has a long history of doing what is best for Kidd who often exhibits narcissistic characteristics. There are few who seem to be lamenting Kidd’s departure and for good...

Jurgen Klinsmann Has No Expectations of Winning World Cup Jun29

Jurgen Klinsmann Has...

When the coach of the United States soccer team Jurgen Klinsmann made a pre-tournament statement which basically indicated that the our chances of winning the World Cup were not good, the reaction was swift and at times critical. Was Klinsmann’s choice of words a way of motivating his players...

Pete Rose: A Hall of Fame Gambling Addict and Narcissist Mar11

Pete Rose: A Hall of...

At 72 years old Pete Rose banned for life from baseball spends his time signing autographs and talking to anyone who will listen. He is a man who for the last 25 years has been on the outside looking in while chasing a buck at baseball memorabilia functions; much in the same manner he played...

Derek Jeter Announces His Retirement: Big Boys Do Cry Feb15

Derek Jeter Announce...

When Derek Jeter announced via Facebook that this would be his last season there was more than a collective sigh that came from the Yankee nation in fact there were tears from choked up grown men-which goes to show that big boys do cry, and some very hard. Contrary to popular belief and...

Michael Sam: The NFL’s Version of Kinky Boots Feb11

Michael Sam: The NFL...

Michael Sam has chosen to announce that he is homosexual right before the NFL draft. Although both homosexuality and heterosexuality have been around since the beginning of time, it seems that the NFL as it is being portrayed is the last bastion of untouched, purified heterosexuality where...

Why We Really Shoved Richard Sherman Back In The Box Feb03

Why We Really Shoved...

The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions easily defeating the Denver Broncos in a one sided affair. While the game was nothing short of a dud the back stories that dominated the game were much more telling than the game itself. We managed in a two week period prior to the game to shove...

Richard Sherman Is a Victim of An Overly Appropriate Society Jan21

Richard Sherman Is a...

In the heat of victory and after intense, brutally fought game Richard Sherman indicated that he said to Michael Crabtree “good game” patted him, and then Crabtree pushed his hand into Sherman’s facemask– and Sherman lost it. He was clearly enraged when Erin Andrews interviewed him as...