• James Harrison Is Right: Winning Is Better Than Trying
    Posted in: Football

    Trying isn't the same as winning.  It baffles me that people are critical of James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker who made headlines over the weekend for taking two "participation" trophies away from his sons. Harrison went public with the move through a Facebook post and tweet, and what he wrote was powerful: "I […]

  • The Real Winner of the Women's World Cup: Nike
    Posted in: Soccer

    The 2015 Women’s World Cup final on Sunday was a ratings smash success: More than 20 million people tuned in to watch the U.S. beat Japan 5-2. That’s a lot of eyeballs—more than double the number that watched four years ago, and more American viewers than have ever tuned in to a soccer match in TV history. That […]

  • Baltimore Unrest Affects Businesses, MLB and NFL Teams
    Posted in: Baseball

    Baltimore officials looked to restore calm in the city Tuesday, hours after violence and looting erupted following several days of mostly peaceful protests over the death of a man in police custody. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore Monday evening while also activating the National Guard after roughly 20 police officers were injured and […]

  • Professional Lessons Learned From Germany's 2014 World Cup Title
    Posted in: Soccer

    Mario Gotze’s extra time goal, seven minutes away from penalties, gave Germany a 1 to 0 victory over Argentina in the final of the 2014 World Cup. It was Germany’s first major title since their triumph in Euro 1996 and their first World Cup trophy in almost 30 years. In the recently released Das Reboot, author Raphael […]