This is why I came home

Make no mistake, Covid-19 is wreaking havoc across our country and (not making light of the impact at all) but I’m happy about it, in a way, because it’s brought me home. I moved back to Texas a little over a week ago and I’ve experienced more with my family and friends than I haveContinue reading “This is why I came home”

So long, Pittsburgh

Three years ago, March of 2017, my life couldn’t of been any better. I had it all. Or so I thought. I was engaged to be married, accepted a new job in the ‘Steel City’ where the opportunity was bigger than ever and I was making more money I ever had in my career. IContinue reading “So long, Pittsburgh”

Why Mark Followill is ‘proud to be associated’ with the Dallas Mavericks and why he’s excited about the Orlando NBA bubble

He’s lived his dream of being the television play-by-play voice of the Dallas Mavericks for nearly two decades, but that isn’t why Mark Followill appreciates being associated with the 2011 NBA Champions. In fact, it has nothing to do with basketball. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been on the forefront over the last few monthsContinue reading “Why Mark Followill is ‘proud to be associated’ with the Dallas Mavericks and why he’s excited about the Orlando NBA bubble”

Traveling during Covid-19. What I learned on my first trip during a global pandemic

Mask on and armed with hand sanitizer and antiseptic wipes. I was ready to take on my first flight during Covid-19. But what would I find when I arrived at the airport? The terminal? The plane? The answer? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. This was the first time in the history of me traveling, to see anContinue reading “Traveling during Covid-19. What I learned on my first trip during a global pandemic”

Mind games: How Covid-19 Has Changed Athletes Mental Approach to Sports

Finally! We’re starting to see signs of hope when it comes to the resumption of sports around the globe. But as leagues are knocking on the door of getting back to work, how are athletes going to deal with change? Covid-19 has turned our world upside down and that includes the sports world, too. ForContinue reading “Mind games: How Covid-19 Has Changed Athletes Mental Approach to Sports”

From carpenter to a two-time Super Bowl Champion – How one phone call changed Dave Tollefson’s life

He fully admits he “never should of been there” and by there, he means Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. Dave Tollefson spent seven seasons in the NFL, however he took the most unlikely route to not only get there, but have a highly productive and fruitful career. Tollefson was two years removed fromContinue reading “From carpenter to a two-time Super Bowl Champion – How one phone call changed Dave Tollefson’s life”

“Ben is not going to put that video out there if he doesn’t feel he’s 100% ready to go.”

All it took was 38 seconds to inject life into Steeler Nation when Ben Roethlisberger released a video showing him firing passes to teammates this past week at a Pittsburgh high school and so I spoke with someone who knows just how impressive that was to see. He spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh SteelersContinue reading ““Ben is not going to put that video out there if he doesn’t feel he’s 100% ready to go.””

Wednesday Morning Scattershooting: Sports Heartache During Quarantine

Starting every Wednesday I’m going to “quick hit” what’s going on in the sports scene and I’d like to begin with taking my frustrations out on whoever thought it would be a good idea to replay Game 6 of the 2011 World Series…kind of. The worldwide leader took me and Texas Rangers fans down whatContinue reading “Wednesday Morning Scattershooting: Sports Heartache During Quarantine”

The Tom-pa Bay Bucs Are Everything

Dear Sports Gods, Please let the 2020 NFL season happen without interruption. Signed, Everyone For the first time in nearly two decades the NFL appears to be WIDE open and that’s because of the Tom Brady-Patriots divorce. How many Super Bowls did Brady and Belichick play in? A lot. But now the “usual suspects” comeContinue reading “The Tom-pa Bay Bucs Are Everything”

Squint and you just might see sports

Today is a good day. Quarantine is about to pay off. And sports are trending in the right direction for a return to the United States. Major League Baseball is expected to give a return-to-play proposal to the MLBPA within a week and teams have encouraged players to gear up for a second dose ofContinue reading “Squint and you just might see sports”