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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, […]


Perseverance – “Don’t ever give up” part III

Tonight, millions of sports fans watched the ESPY Awards, which is ESPN’s annual awards show that stands for Excellence in Sports Yearly Award.  The show, which recognizes individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance aired on ABC for the first time after airing on sister network ESPN for the […]


Don’t give up…Part II – The Stuart Scott Story

While watching the 2014 ESPN ESPY Awards, many people were likely overcome with a feeling of deja vu and a reminder of the powerful moment that occurred during the very first ESPY awards show.  It’s hard to believe that was 21 years ago, when Jimmy Valvano gave his now legendary […]