Phil Jackson Is About Who He Knows Not What He Knows May23

Phil Jackson Is Abou...

The axiom it is not what you know but who you know makes the world go round.  Research has shown that relationships are crucial when it comes to both our emotional and physical health and that those who have relationships show benefits in both these areas. This is also most certainly the case...

Michael Sam: Homopho...

Michael Sam the first openly gay NFL player was drafted by the Saint Louis Rams in the seventh round.  Sam was the 249th player to be selected– and that says it all. When his named was finally called, Sam got a kiss from his partner much in the way girlfriends kiss their boyfriends when...

Donald Sterling Deme...

There are a number of possible conclusions that can be taken away from Donald Sterling’s mea culpa interview with Anderson Cooper. First, what did we expect Sterling to say– he was guilty?  Not a chance.  Second, any reputable or irreputable PR person would have advised Sterling to do...

Jameis Winston Is Sc...

Jameis Winston has been caught shoplifting crab legs and was suspended from the FSU baseball team while facing potential legal consequences.  He has been the butt of many jokes on the Internet and has provided a plethora of material for comedians. But this is not a joke, Winston is at high...

Donald Sterling: An NBA Plantation Owner May01

Donald Sterling: An ...

Adam Silver has banned Donald Sterling from the NBA for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars. In addition, Silver is also going to request that the NBA’s Board of Governors vote to force Sterling to sell the Clippers. The ruling was widely celebrated by all in the NBA as it should have...

Richard Sherman and DeSean Jackson: We Ain’t Gangstas Apr08

Richard Sherman and ...

  You can take the boy out the hood, But you can’t take the hood out the homeboy are the lyrics to the chorus of The Comrads’ 1997 single “Homeboyz”. It appears that both Richard Sherman and DeSean Jackson both of whom have been embroiled in controversies surrounding their alleged gang...

Baseball Season Begins: Football Dominates Americas Psyche Apr02

Baseball Season Begi...

In what was nothing short of a brilliant and funny skit on the differences between baseball and football, comedian George Carlin hit the ball out of the park. Carlin might not have known it at the time, but his skit spoke to why football and not baseball has become America’s sport. Opening...

Phil Jackson And Chuck Dolan: Zen Meets Lost MSG Heir Mar21

Phil Jackson And Chu...

What happens when a silver spooned, narcissistic owner of a basketball team who is not a mensa, hires a free thinking, outspoken, counter culture persona in Phil Jackson who puts the “we “over individual needs and goals? On the surface it seems like a titanic blowup in the making but that is...

In Sports And Life Blown Calls Can Have Devastating Effects Dec29

In Sports And Life B...

Every single week during the year various sports leagues release statements which are basically a mea culpa for the mistakes that their officials made. Some are worse than others and their mistakes can have drastic effects on the lives and careers of both players and coaches. This is the...

Matt Schaub: Fan Behaviors Nothing Short Of Despicable Oct14

Matt Schaub: Fan Beh...

This past week a misguided fan allegedly went to Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub’s house and confronted him about his poor play. Additionally he also allegedly posted pictures of Schaub’s family on Facebook while at the same time exposing his family. This past Sunday in a game against...

The Death of Adrian Peterson’s Son–Coping And What Emotional Hurdles He Faces Oct12

The Death of Adrian ...

The death of a child is the most painful experience a parent can have. As many are saying there are no words to describe not only how they feel as parents, but how they feel about Adrian Peterson.  Peterson will carry this psychological scar to his grave. Peterson in the interviews I have...

Manning Under Immense Pressure Making Mistakes That Are Not Totally His Fault Oct07

Manning Under Immens...

Updated 10-11-2013:  Clearly the Giants are just not good enough. Being 0-6 after the loss to the Bears that is becoming more and more obvious. Baring that we hear there is not something physically wrong with Eli Manning– Manning like all others can lose confidence, try to make things...

Alex Rodriguez-Beyond The Legal Defense A Psychological One Oct04

Alex Rodriguez-Beyon...

We have now gotten the news that Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball for their house, home and first born in the continuing saga that has two titans pitted against each other with each one accusing the other of lying and much more. That either side or both per chance is lying should...

The Pittsburgh Pirates-Bonding Generations and The Importance of Parent Child Relationships Oct04

The Pittsburgh Pirat...

The passing of the human experience from one generation to the next has been going on since the beginning of time, and it must have seemed like a very long time for Pirate fans as they have not seen their team in the playoffs in more than a generation. Sharing stories of the past with their...

The Pittsburgh Pirates And Mariano Rivera Provided Emotional Experiences Of A Lifetime Oct02

The Pittsburgh Pirat...

Sports like so many other events in our lives is a powerful and emotionally bonding experience for those who share in it. Whether it is exciting elimination one games playoffs like the ones we witnessed in Texas or Pittsburgh last night, concerts, weddings or tributes, they all have one thing...

Aldon Smith-His Current Status And The Path He Will Take Back To His Life Sep24

Aldon Smith-His Curr...

Aldon Smith has checked into an inpatient rehab facility for substance abuse this is just the beginning of what could be a long journey to recovery and his return to the football field. Treatment facilities vary in their treatment methods, programs, length of stay and so on . With that in...

Aldon Smith- A Well Intentioned Sports Media Offers Misguided Solutions Sep23

Aldon Smith- A Well ...

Aldon Smith is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the 49ers. The team has stated that they are behind Smith and will assist him in his recovery. Smith himself has apologized for his behaviors as he let both is teammates, family and supporters down vowing to fix his problems. The...

Aldon Smith- Is Exhibiting Behaviors That Should Have Been Predictable Sep21

Aldon Smith- Is Exhi...

Aldon Smith  was released from jail Friday after his pickup truck apparently struck a tree and he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, authorities said. The reaction from the public and his teammates has seen an overwhelming condemnation of his...

Eli Manning versus Peyton Manning Brings Out The Sibling Rivalry In Us All Sep14

Eli Manning versus P...

When Eli and Peyton Manning take the field on Sunday a lot more is at stake than just a football game between the Giants and Broncos.  It is a match-up between two brothers and for anyone who has had a sibling they can relate to the natural competitiveness that can, and often does emerge from...

The Path To Athletic Excellence Is Fraught With Many Pitfalls For Young Elite Athletes Sep13

The Path To Athletic...

Recently there was a story about Louisa Chirico a 17 year old tennis phenom who played at the US Open. Chirico talked about the decision she faced about whether or not to turn pro or go to college. While her parents appeared to be leaning towards college Chirico was clearly focused on...