The Iowa Wave – the greatest new tradition in college football

In a previous post, I took a look at some of the great traditions in sports.  Since that time, a new tradition seems to have taken off:  “The Iowa Wave.”  If you’re an avid college football fan like I am, then you’ve likely seen the heart-warming story from Iowa City, […]


Perseverance pays off for USC’s Jake Olson

Later today, the #15 ranked USC Trojans will open their 2018 season against the UNLV Rebels.  In last year’s season opener, we witnessed the amazing story of Jake Olson (#61) who is USC’s backup long snapper. You may remember Jake snapping the final PAT against Western Michigan just one year ago. […]


Jim Kelly’s 5 words and 4 F’s to live by

Just as much as I love sports, I love a feel-good story. So, it’s no wonder that I look forward to the annual ESPY (Excellence in Sports Yearly Awards) show, which recognizes individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performances. This year’s show was hosted by race car driver, […]


Leadership Lessons from the World Cup

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup comes to an end, I’d like to reflect on some of the life lessons that can be illustrated through the tournament.  If you’re not familiar with the Wold Cup or haven’t been watching, you should know that the tournament is one of the most […]


Thai soccer teams story of bravery, hope and perseverance

On June 23rd, 2018 the Wild Boars boys soccer team completed their practice for the day and headed out for an adventure.  The group, consisting of 12 boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25 year old assistant coach set out on a hike and trip in to the notorious […]


Is Kaepernick being “blackballed” by the NFL?

Nearly a year after Colin Kaepernick took a stance (or rather lack of) on what he believed were social injustices, he continues to be a hot topic and one of controversy heading in to the start of this NFL season.  The controversy began last year when Kaepernick refused to stand […]