Featuring sports-related articles from Brad Weisman.
published Nov 3rd 2016, 9:21 am, by Stephen L. Carter (Bloomberg View) — There’s a theory in psychology that we root for underdogs because we perceive them as scrappy. They work harder than the other guys. For champions, it all comes easy. For the underdogs, it’s all struggle and sweat.
published Oct 27th 2016, 3:14 pm, by Charlie Sheen, as told to Ryan Parker (Hollywood Reporter) – Charlie Sheen is a massive baseball fan, not just because he starred in films about the game, but because he grew up playing it. Now, the actor who brought Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn
SPORTS: How the Chicago Cubs Could Boost World Series Ratings (and Give Fox a $30M Advertising Windfall)
published Oct 19th 2016, 10:29 am As Chicagoans Bill Murray and John Cusack know well, it has been 108 years since the Cubs won the World Series. But now the team could be headed to its first Fall Classic since 1945 – and Fox Sports is as happy as any
There is a whole different culture to the sport of hockey compared to other sports. I am not an expert on the sport of hockey nor do I profess to be. However, I have done a fair amount of coaching at the youth level for several sports. The culture in hockey
A lot recently went on during the Olympics. The excitement of the sporting event drifted as we all watched distractions take us away from the positive intent. Ryan Lochte was able to draw attention onto himself not for swimming, but rather foolishness that could have been avoided. Olympic athletes are a
Since I was a little kid I was fascinated how someone could do one thing…one time…..perfect control and not fold under all of that pressure. Not all, but many Olympic athletes spend a career learning to be “great” at one thing. Now, we all know being perfect is not possible,
In life, we are all faced with challenges as parents and kids. However, through those challenges we are forced to find some positive energy. It is often hidden, but it is there. Adversity can sometimes help us find that blind spot of optimism that disappears every so often I had just
We continue to see all the bad stuff going on in contact sports in the media. It seems that every week we hear about the fear of concussions and their long term affects. There is a constant need for the topic of head trauma in sports to frequently surface. However,