We can raise our boys to understand that that empathy, compassion and talking about their feelings -- especially feelings of anger and isolation -- is not "girl stuff." It's people stuff.
It seems like a nice problem to have; a gifted child with a seemingly promising future. But when -- and how much -- should a parent get involved? And when should they get out of the way?
Back to the future. The seven non-football schools in the Big East could break off and form their own conference. Those schools include Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova, five of the original seven in the Big East.
I'm proud to say I stand with Bob Costas, proudly, and to publicly proclaim my belief that guns make it too easy to kill people, and that it is time to address, meaningfully and resolutely, our sick national addiction to firearms.
Our country is suffering from a plague of domestic violence. Kasandra Perkins is one victim too many. Her death should represent more than yesterday's news.
They can shatter bones and end lives, but their importance to our culture makes any critical conversation about the obvious dangers they pose taboo.
It is the responsibility of all of us, professional athletes and retired Little Leaguers, gun owners and non-gun owners alike, to come together in an honest conversation about what can be done to prevent future gun deaths and injuries.
The nature of the NFL doesn't allow athletes to show weakness or injury physically and definitely not mentally.
As more details surface, we will hopefully be able to form a better understanding of what happened, but we should be hesitant to write this off as a case of "one bad apple," avoiding the larger conversation we need to have.