The cover of a Sports Illustrated edition in 2014 boldly declared the bottom dwelling Houston Astros would be the 2017 World Series champs. The picture of George Springer swinging away in a throwback Astros jersey just made the claim seem to be that much more audacious. Well, here it is, 2017, and wow! The Houston Astros are in the World Series! The clairvoyance of that cover … [Read more...] about Will Sports Illustrated’s cover be clairvoyance or a curse?
Joe Southern - FAITH • FAMILY & FUN
I was in the fourth grade when my friend Kevin McConnell convinced me to give this Cub Scout thing a try. He was having a great time with it and figured I would too. So I joined and thus began a lifetime of fun and adventure. Almost all of my buddies were in Scouts in Pack 161 at Niwot Elementary School. We did all kinds of fun, cool stuff like go hiking, race pinewood derby … [Read more...] about Boy Scouts provided a lifetime of adventure, but what now?
Do you remember Jack Canfield, the author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books? He’s back, and this time he has teamed up with noted entrepreneur, businessman, and business success author Steven L. Blue on a new book called “Mastering the Art of Success” (Celebrity Press). At least the copy I have features Blue as a co-author. He indeed did write a chapter, along with … [Read more...] about ‘Chicken Soup’ author back with book on managing success
Loyalty and respect are character traits very important to me. When it comes to sports teams, I have been steadfastly loyal to the Denver Broncos. They are and have been my favorite team in all of sports. I was born and raised in the Denver metro area and season tickets have been in my family since 1986. My blood runs orange and blue. From the Orange Crush to the Mile High … [Read more...] about Integrity, respect lead to a change of loyalties to football teams
Sunday was an emotional day for players and fans of the National Football League and it had nothing to do with the play on the field. It all centered around the decades-old tradition of performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the beginning of each game. More than 200 of the league’s 1,696 players took a knee to protest comments made by President Donald Trump on Twitter … [Read more...] about There are better ways to protest than by taking a knee