Monday, September 22, 2014

News Flash

          Can I have everyone's attention? I have an immediate and urgent news flash. Seriously, I read an article in a magazine today. No, that is not the news flash, regardless of what you read in this blog.
          In this particular issue, the main article stated that a healthy moderate diet along with exercise may help you lose weight. Did I need to read anything but the headline? Or do I need to read on? If you think these are serious questions, feel free to research this concept. I'd be curious.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Resign Goodell?!? NFL Commisioner Candidates

          Link to Stop Domestic Violence.
          NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being pressured to resign. (Bob and weave commish, watch for the jab.) Sports Philosopher asks the question: Who are the new candidates? Is it Bobby Brown? Chris Brown of the fighting Brown's? Should we rename the Super Bowl trophy the Ike Turner? Link to Stop Domestic Violence
          Or should we call on a Marine officer, who fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. I am giving the NFL a hard time, and I get a great amount of entertainment watching. However, I get less enjoyment hearing about brutality against those that should be cherished, and it is only a few that tarnish for the large amount of players who contribute to the community and are unbelievably dedicated to their dreams, and give sacrifice for them.
          
          Why am I so passionate about this issue? I have a friend that was my counterpart in frequenting some establishments in the downtown area. In the corner of his eye, he saw a man slap what we surmised was his girlfriend. My buddy crossed a four lane busy city street and stepped in front of the man and exclaimed, "Hit me!" It was one of those moments that I will never forget. Also, my mother has been counseling women who are victims of domestic violence for over 35 years.
          I don't ask her for any details, one description is enough.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today's Dr. is a River...s

"The thing a player has to ask himself: 'Do you want to choose winning over standing out?' Dwyane Wade made that choice, and I don't think he gets enough credit."



-Doc Rivers

Friday, September 12, 2014

Increasing the Gap


Are athletes without education just gladiators?

Should we pay kids to play?

Should we keep it totally separate from the schools?

Middle school? High School? College?

How about a separate academy?








Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.

     Most of all he want to contribute a verse once his powerful play called life is over.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What're you Worth?

How many people feel they are paid what they're worth?
How many people are doing a fraction of what they are capable?

Elevate, and you won't worry about what you're paid.

Meet Sports Philosopher:


     Chris Powers, is; a high school science teacher, an 18 year basketball coach, a 17 year active basketball player, a graduate student in educational leadership, a biomedical science degree holder, a midwesterner living in the south, and a fan of excellence in sports or life.  He aspires to be a college basketball coach, an educational leader, a published author, and a competitive swimmer. He recently started a non-profit organization called Coop Basketball AAU for kids who can not afford to play on the high profile travel teams.

     Most of all he want to contribute a verse once his powerful play called life is over.