It was a remarkably prescient conversation I had with a journalist colleague less than one week before the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office came down hard on college basketball. I prefer college sports, he loves pro ball and is a fantasy football nut. He asked me why I liked the collegiate version of football so … Continue reading Collegiate Athletics: Exposed!
Two years ago, I posted about the agreement of Stanford and San Diego State to play a home-and-home football series, and now the first of those “A Coach at Heart Classic” matches is upon us. Check this post on how I arrived at using the two programs as settings for the novel and how they … Continue reading Stanford, SDSU to Battle in San Diego
Here is the second of two previews of the 2017 teams from the programs used as settings in A COACH AT HEART. The Stanford preview was posted last week and can be found here. San Diego State Aztecs 2016 Record 11-3, 6-2 (first in the West Division of the Mountain West) Defeated Wyoming 27-24 in … Continue reading San Diego State Football At-a-Glance
Here is the first of two previews of the 2017 college football programs used as the setting for A COACH AT HEART. Click here for a look at San Diego State. Stanford Cardinal 2016 Record 10-3, 6-3 (third in Pac-12 North) Defeated North Carolina 25-23 in the Sun Bowl STRENGTHS: Stanford’s football success is firmly … Continue reading Stanford Football At-a-Glance
The most important quote from UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen’s controversial interview last week with the Bleacher Report was the most underplayed — that universities have to do more to help student-athletes balance their dueling schedules. Like most of us, I was disturbed by his initially reported remark that football and school don’t go together. It … Continue reading Josh Rosen’s Most Important Quote
Fictional football player and coach George Steele’s personal life events in A COACH AT HEART might have been driven by his father’s actions, but it was his mother who was most responsible for making him the man he became. That’s probably true for most of us. We might follow our father’s footsteps or consciously choose … Continue reading Mother
It’s been clear for some time now that the business model of organized sports is heading for change in the next few years. With television viewers disconnecting from cable by the truckload, broadcasters like ESPN are losing hundreds of thousands of subscribers, leading to massive job cuts in 2015 and looming reductions in on-air personnel … Continue reading Cracks in the TV Sports Business Model