A Love Of The San Fr...

In this edition of Your Sport Story a San Francisco Giant fan in New York City talks about how his father instilled a love for the Giants. His dad like so many others who grew up in the Bronx passed along both his love for the game and the beloved New York Giants. This Giant fan visits a bar...

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...

NFL Week 6 Can’...

Week 6 Can’t Miss NFL Picks Been asked to do it so… At The Psychology of Sports We Like The Bills over the 49ers (Rex Ryan lives another season?) The Eagles over the Redskins (These two teams were rebuilding?) The Titans over the Browns The Ravens over the Giants (A near must win for...

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...

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...

Broncos Lucky To Hav...

I am not sure what game you were watching on Sunday when the Broncos beat the Patriots 20-18. Yes 20-18. The Pats came within a two point conversion of tying the game despite overcoming so many offensive self-inflicted wounds that most mortals would have been dead on arrival. Sure the Broncos...

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...

Met Fan Amputee With...

In this edition of Your Sport Story this Met fan lost his leg and in doing so honored his team. But beyond that he works with others to help them overcome their problems as amputees. He lives a full life and loves his work and the Mets!   https://www.facebook.com/?_rdr=p...

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...

Lebron James Plays A...

Lebron James told us nothing we did not know when he stated he was the world’s best basketball player. He just forgot to tell us that he also plays all five positions on the court and is the de facto coach of the Cavaliers. Playing with a rag tag bunch of sidekicks some of whom resemble...

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....

NYPD’s Finest ...

In this edition of Your Sport Story A NYC police officer talks about his passion for handball and how he sees the world through the game of handball and the court.https://www.facebook.com/yoursportstory?fref=nf...

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...

Picking the Super Bo...

Anyone who has a decent knowledge of sports or even life for that matter can figure out what it takes to win. It is just doing it that is hard!! Using the Super Bowl as an example. 1-Off field preparation is paramount this includes both physical and mental preparation 2-The team that executes...