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American Football Matters More Now Than Ever Before

    American football players at every level are our betters. From Pop Warner to the NFL they show us how to get up after being knocked down, how to play after a painful hit, and how to listen.   Even with helmets and pads and identifying uniforms, American football is a hurting game. Helmet […]

High School Football Explained For Better Understanding

    It doesn’t take a genius to understand the risk of playing high school football. But if you need a genius to explain football from top to bottom, ask retired Baltimore Raven John Urschel.   He’s enough of a genius.   At the old age of twenty six he hung his jock on an […]

HOW HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING PAYS THE BILLS

No matter how you see the video of President Trump fighting a CNN bobble head, it’s not high school wrestling. It’s not Olympic wrestling. Is it yard wrestling? Not even. Instead it’s a demonstration of what happens when a man finds himself in a situation and wishes he’d been on a high school wrestling team. […]

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS IMPROVE MEMORY

Memory problems? Let the Portland Trail Blazers help. This Easter a sign kept popping up: “At my age I can hide my own eggs and half an hour later won’t know where they are.” Ha. Ha. Ha? What’s so funny? I forget. Except memory loss is no laughing matter. You want to remember important things, […]

ONE POINT LOSS ENDS OREGON DUCK SEASON

    The last game of the year turns Oregon Duck season sour at Final Four Get to the Final Four and lose, and you’re a loser. Get to the championship game and lose? You’re still a loser. If you don’t defend your championship the next season you’re a loser. See how often you can […]

OREGON vs CAROLINA FINAL FOUR: THE CITIES

    Sports show off the cities when teams meet on the biggest stage. And who doesn’t like learning about new places? A game like an Oregon vs Carolina Final Four gives fans a chance to play Would You Rather. Would you rather live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or live in Eugene, Oregon? A […]

JORDAN BELL: OREGON DUCKS’ BILL RUSSELL

  6’9″ Jordan Bell, same size as Bill Russell. Wiki quote from Bill Russell: “The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.” Either Kansas had a bad shooting night, or Jordan Bell had a great game. (Bell’s Elite Eight stat line: […]

BLUE BLOOD COLLEGE BASKETBALL WITH A TOUCH OF GREEN

Who are college basketball blue bloods? Google college basketball blue bloods and who shows up. Teams wearing  blue. Just follow the blue to the blue bloods. Duke blue might be a stretch the past two years. The Oregon Fighting Ducks took them out big in last year’s Sweet 16. Beating the defending champion 82-68 wasn’t […]

THE NBA EXPERIENCE WITH PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    Top shelf athletics, like the NBA and Portland Trail Blazers, are a study in marketing. More than wins and losses, the NBA Experience draws the crowd. Except the crowd doesn’t know this at first. True fans show up and buy tickets to watch a game played better than anywhere in the world they’ve […]

EVERY SCRUB ATHLETE HAS THIS STORY

    If you’ve got one, then you’re a scrub athlete. And that’s not a bad thing.   Talking to college stars and professional athletes, one thing stands out: They’ve played a lot of games. Far too many for one moment to stand above the rest. Ask if they remember one game, one opponent, that […]