This was the weekend of the Masters golf tournament. What I find most fascinating about the Masters are the close-ups of balls resting on the carpet-like fairways. The grass it’s so uniform and short it looks like artificial turf. I Continue reading The Masters Golf Tournament Uses Sissy Grass
Boo hoo. My favourite teams in the NCAA basketball tournament are gone. My alma mater, Wisconsin, was hammered by my second favorite team, Cinderella squad, Davidson. Then on Sunday, Davidson was beaten by Kansas. However, an incident in the Stanford Continue reading Coaches Who “Work the Refs”
When I was a teenager in the early 70’s, long-play records were state-of-the-art and the radio played an important role in the lives of every North American teenager. A fixture in our living room back then was a large console Continue reading Internet Sports Broadcast Brings Back Memories of Ali & Frazier
The most dangerous aspect of coaching is travel. School teams are frequently transported by van, often with the coach at the wheel. I’ve been that driver/coach dozens of times, and it can be risky business. Coaches experience an adrenaline crash Continue reading 15-Passenger Van Problems
I have heard many reasons for injury in my 25 years of coaching. Some were beauties, but I think the one I heard this week is the best ever. One of my sprinters has been nursing a sore hamstring. When Continue reading Injury Excuse Extraordinaire
There’s a new innovation in ice hockey that the inventor believes will “revolutionize the game of hockey.” Called “Thermoblades” it’s a new type of hockey skate that uses rechargeable batteries and computer microprocessors to heat the skate blades. The result Continue reading Technological Advance in Hockey Skates…Why?