Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?
Whenever we can, we take people to task for being vile. We. We, the consuming public. We have a voice.
Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.
The NFL has the opportunity and the responsibility to step up and communicate that incidents of domestic violence will not be tolerated. Ray Rice said he will "own it," and the league has a responsibility to do the same by taking specific actions.
You started with the bathroom stall closest to the entrance and proceeded to forcefully kick one-after-the-other. To your dismay, none of the stalls opened. Then you came upon my stall.
It's one of the biggest debates in sports: should college athletes be paid? Everyone from sports fans and media personalities to the players and general public seem to have an opinion.
With the college football season set to officially begin on August 23, many collegiate teams find their rosters in question, with a number of football players accused of sexual assaults against other students. Should the university's investigation override a legal presumption of innocence? Maybe.
Where would a gifted athlete rather be at 18 years of age? Toiling away in some small town on an unknown rookie league team in baseball, or playing to a national TV crowd and sold out stadiums on a Division I powerhouse?
Now is an especially auspicious time to focus attention and resources on issues related to brain injury. The science is advancing quickly, giving those diagnosed with TBI and their families new reason for hope.
As a man trying to raise another man, I refuse to continue or cultivate a culture of, "Well, she was asking for it" or "Well, she shouldn't have provoked me." I will instead raise my son to make the CHOICE to be a good man.
That cracking sound you hear is the destruction of the NCAA's control over collegiate athletics as we have known it. The centralized power of this body to dictate rules and standards to universities is being eroded rapidly.
Sexual assault is a major issue on America's campuses. The Ray Rice incident offers an opportunity for educators to express our concerns about on the assaults occurring on campuses, the questionable use of the athletic department to investigate these issues, and the need for punishment that fits the crime.
Some people are asking, "What kind of message is the NFL sending to women and girls about how they are valued in society?" We have another question: What kinds of messages are young boys receiving from the Ray Rice incident?
Goodell claims he's "being consistent." How about consistently sending a message to players and fans that violence against women won't be tolerated?
I grew up thinking college was the most fun four years of your life. What I realized is that everyone has a different definition of fun. I had to accept that I'm not the girl who goes out every night. I'm the girl who would rather study film and intern during the week than go out. And once I did that, I was actually happy for the first time in my life.
I have been out of the country for less than three weeks and it is mid-summer when not much happens of note. The first thing I confronted on returning was a total reorganization of the local supermarket. Under the influence of jet lag I found this quite disorienting. As it turned out, this was only one of many changes that faced me.