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An Olympic Fall

Every four years, I am inspired by the Olympic portrayal of the best of human strength and spirit that brings together nations unlike any other event. Thanks to Canadian sprinter Jenna Martin, I found this astounding example of an Olympic Fall. It is a race emblematic of the value of falls, and failures in our…

MetLife Stadium: NY Giants vs. Washington Redskins, Dec. 18, 2011 (my own photo.) This may be a sign of football withdrawal syndrome, but the day after the NY Giants won the Super Bowl I was searching for 2012 season tickets (more on that later.) I was reminiscing about last December when I took my son…

Comeback Kids: Job Creation and NY Giants

NY Giants net wins 2011 season (source.) Everybody loves an underdog winning the day. Congratulations to this year’s Super Bowl Champions! Will the US economy follow suit?

Photo: :The New York Giants in a December 2008 game against the w:Cincinnati Bengals (Flickr tedkerwin) In 2004, I had a memorable evening dining with NY Giants player Michael Strahan (see “Football Helmet Hits and Brain Injury – What Should Be Done?“) With a repeat match of the NY Giants battling with the New England…

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach en:Joe Paterno on the sideline during warmups prior to the 2006 Homecoming game versus the University of Illinois on Friday, October 20, 2006. Joe Paterno at Penn State was one of the most successful, and controversial, football coaches at the University level. What will his real legacy be?

Hidden Value of NY Giants Commercial Breaks

MetLife Stadium: NY Giants vs. Washington Redskins, Dec. 18, 2011 (my own photo.) The New York Giants-Green Bay Packers divisional playoff last night had a whopping 40.1 million viewers, with numerous commercial breaks, some amusing, some annoying, some dull. What is the value of those commercials? Do they really allure new customers to their products?

Photo source, Stephanie Taylor. Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow, as discussed in my last post has captured America’s attention because of spectacular athletic skills and his – some say – shameless display of his religious faith.

Tim Tebow Foundation Tim Tebow with Jacob Rainey, one of the many people dealing with health problems Tebow hosted at Broncos games this season. Photo source. Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow has become a popular culture phenomenon not only because of his extraordinary athletic skills but because he lives out the values of his religious…

Photo source. Happy New Year’s! Today my son and I are anticipating the match between the NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, and I am reminded of the risk that all football players accept when they battle on the field. Head injuries are of particular concern because of the quantity and force of head strikes,…

Nick Swisher, the prospect the traditional scouts and statisticians agreed upon. After watching the film “Moneyball” with my young son about professional baseball and the struggle to build a strong team on a shoestring budget, I wondered “What really determines a player’s salary?”