Coastal Carolina: A Cinderella Story

Last week, the glass slipper fit. It was a storybook ending to this year’s College Baseball World Series, as the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers’ improbable run reached its summit with a 4-3 win over the University of Arizona in the third…

What the NFL Draft Tells Us

We are in the heart of the 2016 NFL draft, one of the most publicized sporting events each year. Every major “player” covering the sport, whether it’s ESPN, Sports Illustrated, or Bleacher Report, makes predictions regarding what the draft order…

March Madness Finale: Anatomy of Two Coaches and Programs

Jay Wright versus Roy Williams. Villanova versus University of North Carolina. Let’s break down the differences in these coaches and teams. Jay Wright is in his 15th season as Villanova’s head coach, having been an assistant for Rollie Massimino, head…

How They Did It: Denver Broncos Stage Upset

I am a firm believer that – in order for any organization to be successful – leadership must clearly articulate what its vision is and how to execute on it. Everyone from the top down must be on board, both…

Tell a Veteran “Thank You!”

Selfless. Humble. Respectful. Dutiful. These are just a few of the many words that describe our Military Veterans. They give of themselves for our country, follow orders without reservation and call their comrades in arms “brother”. Entering into this brotherhood…

The Power of Authenticity

The afternoon of October 8, my wife Elizabeth called and shared with me the most unfortunate news…her first cousin Tedford – whom she had grown up with and adored – passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age…

The Chase Utley Dilemma: Team Player or Rule Breaker?

By now, you have probably heard about the “slide heard ‘round the world” … a late, hard slide at second by long-time Major Leaguer and current Los Angeles Dodger Chase Utley during Saturday night’s Game 2 of the Dodgers-Mets Division…

What We Can All Learn from the “Fall Classic”

Teams’ quest for Baseball’s World Series Crown begins this week. Some of the big market teams that were expected to be in the playoffs — New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers — made it. Other newcomers — Houston Astros, Toronto…