CONCUSSION: injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like. *

concussion

Not having been athletic at any point in my life, I have been spared from many of the injuries and maladies suffered by friends and companions.   However, it doesn’t mean that I have been home free. A year or so ago I was injured in a home accident and I was thrown to the floor […]

RACIST NAMES: NFL team name sparks controversy; American Indians demand change

redskins

The controversy which is raging over the use of the name “Redskins” by the Washington NFL team is reaching a new level of volume and negativity.     For over 80 years the team has clung to its name, but there have been a number of times in its history when the name was challenged.   Of late, […]

METTLE: to have strength, courage, fortitude

tom brady

Something happened in the sports world recently that deserves the attention it is receiving.   Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots NFL team negotiated a three year contract that will take him to 2017 when he will be 40 years of age.   That will make him one of the “older” players in the […]

TAKE A KNEE: a public gesture of bowing in prayer

The story rage in NFL football over the past several weeks has not been brutal defeats of reigning teams or even scandalous reports of inappropriate behavior by coaches.  To the contrary, the media has been focused on one man, Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos.  And it’s not even his playing that has […]