Matt Emmons is a world-champion marksman. In the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, he had a significant lead when he entered the final round of the 50-meter, three position rifle competition. He hit the bull’s-eye on his three shots, then looked on, puzzled, as the automatic scoring system did not credit his shots. He […]
Leroy Rocquemore was an African American administrator at our predominately white junior high school. Although he took a personal interest in all the kids, he seemed to pay special attention to the African American boys. He wanted to make sure that we grew as people, not just as athletes. He often took us to basketball […]
During the football season we celebrate two great holidays in Thanksgiving and Christmas. When spring arrives we look forward to Mother’s and Father’s Day. Then the summer brings the Fourth of July. However, one holiday in the spring sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Here are my thoughts why I consider Easter the most important […]
A few years back, during a press conference preceding a playoff game, a reporter asked me what I had done Friday afternoon to prepare—presumably for the game. But Friday afternoons during the season have always been personal time for us as a staff. I learned from Chuck Noll that you don’t change your schedule just […]
In the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Derek Redmond believed he could win a silver medal for Great Britain. After five years of daily training and eight operations on his Achilles tendons, Derek had won the first two heats and was running in the semifinals of the 400 meters. Things were going as planned […]
Lynn Swann was one of the finest receivers to ever play the game of football. A star out of Southern Cal, Lynn was a great player with the Steelers. Lynn also took ballet-not very popular for men in the 1970s. But Lynn felt that ballet would improve his body control and consequently help him become […]
We’re on the road to the NFL Super Bowl 2015! This weekend’s games will determine who will be playing in the AFC and NFC Championship games. I’m getting excited to see which teams make it to the big game. Here are my Super Bowl plans for NBC.
In the last couple of weeks we have seen racial tensions rise due to several disturbing incidents, in Ferguson and New York. Here are my thoughts on these tragedies and what we can learn in the process.