Tag Archive: Sports

Jun 08

Bold Prediction: World Cup 2014

2014 World Cup

As a fan of soccer or as the rest of the world calls it football I have been looking forward to World Cup 2014 since the last one ended four years ago.  This one is especially important to me for a couple of reasons the first being it will be my daughter’s first world cup …

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Mar 25

Tip of the Week: Imitate the Best

imitate

As a coach I am always looking for inspiration and stories from some of the best coaches from any sport to use with the guys I coach.  The way that I have always looked at and admired coaches like Wooden, Knight, Lombardi, and Ferguson trying to learn as much from them as well as many …

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Mar 18

Monday Musing: The Madness of March

2013 bracket

I love college basketball, yeah I know the product on the court has been lacking the last couple of years due to the fact that the game is over officiated, over coached, and offenses have delved deeper into a motion system thanks in no small part to the many travel teams and AAU ball the …

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Jan 21

Monday Musing: A Good Time for a Sports Fan from Kansas

Sports

Growing up in The Land of Oz in the 80’s and 90’s there were a few opportunities to shoot from the roof tops about the prowess of the local sports teams.  I was too young to remember the Royals run in the early to mid-80s, I barely remember when KU won the national championship in …

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Sep 24

Monday Musing: Disturbing Trend in School Sports

Cross Country

For those that do not know, I am an inner-city school teacher/coach, and for the most part have been successful in both endeavors.  At least successful in the modern sense of the word meaning the majority of my students pass the standardized test at the end of the year, and my soccer team is routinely …

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Dec 05

Monday Musing: Need to Drop the C in BCS

BCS Football

From the first day that I have started this blog I have tried to steer the conversation away from sports or at least sports that Karen and I have not seen first-hand, but after yesterday’s BCS selection I need to get some things off my chest.  First of all I want to say that I am …

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Oct 01

Pizza Hut Park: FC Dallas Soccer Game

Pizza Hut Park

A little less than a year ago Karen and I went to our first professional soccer game and it did not disappoint.  It was a game between FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake and it was the opening round of the 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs.  It was a thrilling game that FC Dallas …

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Sep 06

Negro League Baseball Museum: Kansas City

NLBM Entrance

As they say, “great things come in small packages” and this is true for the Negro League Baseball Museum or NLBM for short.  The NLBM was founded in 1990 and moved to its current location in 1997, but you would have thought that it just opened yesterday.  Everything in the museum looks crisp and brand …

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Jul 23

Endurocross – Motorcycle Racing

Big Tire

Endurocross or Enduro-X is a great sporting event to go and see if it is ever in your area.  It is completely different than anything you have ever seen before.  Endurocross is a dirt bike (or trials bike) race that is held indoors.  It is where you get to see just how talented and technical the best …

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