We're accelerating up a long, gradual climb in the Tour de Palm Springs, which unofficially kicks off century season in California. It's early February, and the temperature is quickly approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
I don't have a big problem with Vanderbilt deciding not to suspend Stallings. The bigger issue is the on-going prevalence of boorish, autocratic, "kick-'em in the butt" style coaches in this country, especially at the high school and youth levels.
Just when you thought it was safe to trust the NFL to handle the issues of concussions and long-term brain damage appropriately, the league reverted to form and proved otherwise.
It's only fitting, that on women's MMA's biggest day, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey delivered the finest performance of her career. Needing all of 14 seconds to finish Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event, Rousey bested her own personal stoppage record by two full seconds.
United played against Sunderland, hoping to return to winning ways after defeat at Swansea and reestablish themselves in their pursuit of a top four finish.
DeMarcus Cousins sat out with a sprained left ankle and bruised left hip. Without him in the lineup the Kings were unable to contain the San Antonio Spurs who ended their four-game skid behind a revived Tony Parker.
As it stands now, Judge Doty's opinion jeopardizes the NFL Commissioner's power to bring some order back to the business after a difficult year. It lends support to the Players Association's plea that personal misconduct cases should be heard in arbitration.
These boys will always be connected. When they reminisce at their 20th high school reunion, in between talking about their jobs and families, I hope they reflect on this game. The game when they were 10-years-old and discovered the true meaning of team.
Those who continue to prepare will likely carry this work ethic throughout their careers. And, for the players who simply stop after the Combine, how many underperform, underachieve or don't make the team?
Football safety in America is a relevant topic with head injuries and long-term effects taking center stage. Everyone has an opinion. I'm sounding off as the mother of twin athletes who is more concerned about finding solutions than finding fault.
Ultimate Frisbee is a unique sport. Boys and girls play it together. You make your own calls. And it's easy to learn. In Philadelphia, we play most of our games in a secluded part of the park, so we hang out afterwards in the summer evenings, grill and drink beer, and build community.