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Win at All Costs

Winning? It's Just 1 Thing

Ken Reed | Posted 10.25.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

I believe the healthiest - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually - way to view sport is this: Winning isn't everything, it's just one thing.

Is The Win-at-All-Costs Culture Ruining Youth Sports?

Travis Tygart | Posted 08.21.2016 | Sports
Travis Tygart

The first step in righting this ship is understanding where the negative behavior stems from. More often than not, it's the adults in the room, not the youth participants themselves who initiate it.

Sportsmanship Taking a Beating From Ego

Ken Reed | Posted 04.03.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Sports have always brought out the best and worst in people. One of the compelling aspects of sports is that character is openly on display. Problem is, the ugly side of sports is getting way too loud.

Orange County Prosecutor Asks Justice Department To Investigate Jailhouse Informant Program

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Orange County prosecutors' "win at all costs" mentality has contributed to "deficiencies" in a jailhouse informant program that defense...

WAAC And PAAC Are At The Root Of Youth And High School Sports Problems

Ken Reed | Posted 02.21.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Our overarching challenge as people who care about sports and the young people involved in them is to confront and overcome the win-at-all-costs (WAAC) and profit-at-all-costs (PAAC) mentalities that are resulting in a variety of insidious abuses in our little leagues and high schools.

It's Decision Time: What Kind of Sports Do We Want?

Ken Reed | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"

Lance Armstrong, MLK, America and the Rules of the Game

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The stakes are higher now than most people realize because this latest fall from grace further deteriorates belief in the American Dream.

The Death of the Student Athlete

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Gerdy

Bribery, gambling, and other strong-arm tactics make for a full day in the life of a gang member. But similar tactics have also become a large part of the world of sports.