I believe it's time to reconsider what it means to be a father in America. Sure, we could look for guidance to the pre-smartphone era. But many 80s and 90s fathers spent far too much time in front of the TV at the expense of their children. Instead, a model that embodies what children need is the nineteenth-century American frontier father.
Community and friends versus my own heart: At the end of freshman season, I had to choose between succumbing to the pressure of pleasing others and following my true interests. In looking back, I tapped into the courage I found when I began to negotiate the boundaries of stereotyping.
Colleges don't want essays that are set exclusively in the past. Colleges want to know who applicants are now, especially about their leadership, initiative, resilience, and passions. Colleges do not award admissions decisions or scholarships to kids who only look backward.
On Monday, when Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced updated punishments for quarterback J.T. Barrett's recent drunk driving arrest -- a one-game suspension and revoked scholarship for the summer school term -- it exemplified everything wrong with college football.
Geno Smith was not the sole or even the primary cause for the Jets' loss to the Raiders. But he is also not a franchise QB and certainly not the future for the Jets. There is now serious cause for concern about how the rest of the season will play out.
Football provides an unmistakable opportunity to teach a captive audience of young people about character. It's a rare opening and we feel very strongly that it shouldn't be wasted. So we use the game as a hook to teach kids that strength of character is an essential ethic for a successful life.
There may be a perception that MLS has deep pockets. Certainly, the profiles of the MLS owners would lead one to believe that that is the case. But in truth, the MLS business model is structured to avoid leveraging their wealth.
This universal problem has turned into a global crisis, as I have heard complaints from women from all over the world and from all walks of life.
And as we left the dazzling lights of the post-victory stadium at night and joined the line of families headed back across the state, exiting the small highway at their various towns, I could only hope that a little of this is in me.
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are what is wrong with America. The Greg Hardy situation is unprecedented territory even for Jerry Jones. It is symptomatic of how we collectively as a country have placed a higher value on winning and profit than on decency and morals.
Youth sports are intended to strengthen communities, to provide outlets for kids and allow them to learn what it means to be part of a team. Parents should be supportive of both sides. Under those helmets and uniform is someone's child, brother, grandson, daughter, niece.
Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins, now playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, is known for his work ethic and competitiveness on the field. He is now using these skills off the field to light a fire under the next generation.
It's no secret that LGBTQ people don't like sports. And -- on the rare occasions when LGBTQ people are viewing -- they're merely watching to check out all the sweaty bodies. Makes perfect sense -- if you're into stereotypes. If you're not, well, it's crap.
One of the most common mistakes I often see people making is forcing trades. No matter how tempting it may be, how bored you are, or how much fear y...
Miami needs a hire with very little downside and a tremendous amount of upside. Butch Davis offers just that. After all, Coach Davis and the success of his teams were what initially attracted me to the University of Miami.
Woodlawn is based on the true story of Tony Nathan. Nathan was a gifted African American high school football player, who in 1973, was bused, along with other black students in the name of school integration to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.