Dads and Sports

A couple weekends ago I attended a small-town high school basketball game.  Two rival high schools were playing for the league championship in front of a standing-room only crowd.  Even the local TV station was there to televise the match up. The game lived up to its billing.  The home […]

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Good to see a couple of dads sticking by their sons despite what others may think about them or their sons… University of Louisville mens basketball coach Rick Pitino flew to Minneapolis, Minnesota on an off day this past weekend to watch his son coach the Gophers mens basketball team […]

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If there is an official Little League Hall of Fame, then Joey Hall out of Tualatin, Oregon ought to be enshrined in it.  For 19 years Hall has coached one daughter after another in Little League softball, an amazing accomplishment that speaks to his dedication as a father. I’ve coached […]

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I don’t know how single parents do it.  It’s hard enough to raise kids with two parents, let alone by ones self.  I can’t imagine how my family would manage without my wife doing the things she does.   Plus she’s always there to make up for where I fall […]

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If you’ve read through some of my previous blogs, you probably know that I like watching how others, particularly dads, behave at sporting events.  I’ve definitely seen some great dads be great examples.  And I’ve also seen some dads who need a reality check. I think the key is remembering […]

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Recently I attended a function where two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Fencer Mariel Zagunis spoke. Zagunis won gold in 2004 in Athens and then again in 2008 in Beijing. As a favorite to win gold in the 2012 Olympics in London this past summer, she made it to the semi-finals pretty […]

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In a world of professional sport multimillionaire egos, I’m excited to read Dwyane Wade’s new book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball.” I can’t imagine what kind of life superstar athletes lead. Though it would seem easy with all of the money they have, I’m sure […]

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“7 Habits of Highly Successful People” author Stephen R. Covey passed away on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79. Covey’s success with the “7 Habits” book led to other best sellers as well as a successful career as a motivational speaker and leadership coach. He was once named […]

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I spent all of last week working at a 13 – 14 year old girls softball tournament. There were 74 teams that came from multiple states to play in tournament. 194 games were played and I had a chance to see bits and pieces of each one. I had a […]

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The Boston Herald’s Joe Fitzgerald published an article on Father’s Day about the words of wisdom from some of sports’ greatest dads.  Featured in the article are Red Auerbach and the dads of Wade Boggs, Bobby Orr, and John Hannah. Here’s the link:  Dad is great! What’s the best sports […]

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