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The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

So let’s say that sports has already helped us discover that something is more important than ourselves. That really helps add some perspective to our life. If it finally dawns on us that no matter how hard we try or how much we want it to be the case, the world does not revolve around […]

One Way That Sports Can Really Make a Difference

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One Way That Sports Can Really Make a Difference

How can sports best serve our culture?   What does it offer young people that could benefit us all now and in the future?  How would you answer that question? Let me give you my best answers over the next few months.  Here is the first thing that comes to mind.  Sports can teach young men […]

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As Fans What Should, Or Can, We Do?

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As Fans What Should, Or Can, We Do?

Last month we were looking at the value of truly amateur sports. Behind it all you find people that are doing what they do to support their kids, or coaches that sacrifice their time and energy for the love of a game and the value it offers those who participate. James Michener in his fine […]

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Viewing Sports The Way They Ought To Be

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Viewing Sports The Way They Ought To Be

Sometimes we get to see sports just the way they ought to be, not the way they sometimes get messed up in the “real world”.  Yet, these two examples of sports are real.  They let us see that most people are doing the right things for the right reasons. They rarely get ink.  Here are […]

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Why Does Sports Expose Character?

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Why Does Sports Expose Character?

In my previous column I mentioned James Michener’s quote regarding sports. He stated it “does not build character, it exposes it.”   Spending most of my life either playing or coaching baseball and football, through my experiences it has become easy to see why character is tested and exposed. First, competition by its very nature […]

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The Challenge of Potential

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The Challenge of Potential

Sports is a very big deal in our country. At the local level, the smallest of communities will rally around their youth and high school teams.  The best way for a high school student to get in a newspaper is to excel in athletics.  At the state level, organizations will host state championship games at […]

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