Featuring sports-related articles from Brad Weisman.
published Oct 11th 2016, 8:22 pm, by Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — At No. 5 Experimental Primary School in the coal-mining city of Taiyuan, the red carpet is out. School girls in pink and white stand at the entrance, while fellow students sit in perfect rows inside, awaiting the arrival of
published Nov 29th 2016, 11:00 am, by Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg View) —The income distributions of many professions look like pyramids: A few very well-paid people at the top, a smaller number of well-off journeymen in the middle and lots of struggling hopefuls at the bottom. That pyramid is especially steep
At an early age it was clear he was not just a big kid, but in fact had gifted athletic ability and size. You usually don’t get both, but Tony did and you can’t teach either. It was coupled by the fact he had a brother who participated in the
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