Will I miss the newspaper I once worked for? I’ll miss how it used to be. I won’t miss how it is now.
The signing day that wasn’t
National signing day was earlier this week, the day when high school athletes across the country make their commitments to college programs official. It is a happy day, a day to celebrate the future. It would have been my daughter’s signing day, too, had she wanted it to be
No apologies needed: When refusing to ‘stick to sports’ pays off
Within the last few weeks, stands taken by two athletes have led to changes that have been so long in coming that some thought they might never happen. So much for shutting up and dribbling.
50 things to do until sports come back
As we seek to slow the spread of Coronavirus, we are learning that social distancing isn’t just for middle school. But with sports on hiatus, what do we do now?
You know where you can stick ‘stick to sports’
By MIKE HERNDON The Olympics are supposed to be one of those things that bring us all together as Americans — a chance to pull for the same team, to cheer for the young men and women in the red,… Read More ›
In defense of silver and bronze
By MIKE HERNDON One of the moments I won’t forget from these Olympics is the end of the men’s 100-meter breaststroke final. Great Britain’s Adam Peaty set a world record, and wild celebration erupted in the pool afterward. But the… Read More ›
What a swim dad learned from the Olympic trials
Ashton Ellzey By MIKE HERNDON As the father of two competitive swimmers, I and my household have been watching a good bit of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials as Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and hundreds of… Read More ›
Muhammad Ali, the Greatest
Michael Day records “a few words” about his favorite boxer, Muhammad Ali, who passed away 3 June 2016.
Dealing With the Big L
By MICHAEL DAY “We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life. It is defeat you must learn to prepare for.” The villain, Han, in Bruce Lee’s classic film, Enter the Dragon, dished out this… Read More ›