Mark Williams


About Mark Williams

Mark is a 50 year old sports fanatic, who lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. He's a passionate sports fan, who loves FSU football, the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Bucs! He has written as a Correspondent for the Florida Panthers on The Hockey Writers and enjoys blogging about sports and inspirational stories. When not busy following sports, Mark works as a licensed psychotherapist. His dream is to combine his passion for sports and helping people through his writing. Email: mark@thoughtsonsports.com

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 […]


Is Kaepernick being “blackballed” by the NFL? 1

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 […]