The Worst Times I Got In Trouble in Childhood

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Sometimes we expect our kids to behave perfectly. We have trouble remembering what we were like when we were their age. Before we were taught or faced consequences that refined our behavior, we most likely made the same mistakes they are making. When I was a boy, I was different than I am now. While […]

Setting Goals and Taking Risks

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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 […]

Making Good Choices

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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 […]

The Importance Of Easter

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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 […]

I’m Thankful for You

Today, I want to take time to remember all the things I’m thankful for…including you. To each of you who read the Play of the Day emails and attend an All Pro Dad’s Day, I really appreciate all you do for your family and your work to be the best father you can be. Keep […]

Throwback Thursday: Get in the Game

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  With college football kicking off tonight, I thought I’d share some highlights that the University of Minnesota posted of my time as a player. This footage brings back great memories for me and I think you’ll agree it’s definitely a Throwback Thursday clip. That was a glimpse of my time in the game, why don’t you […]

Happy Father’s Day!

  To all of you who are fathers, I want to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Growing up, I didn’t appreciate all that my dad did. But now that I’m grown, I see just how much he did for our family. I want to encourage you to enjoy time with your family and celebrate […]

How Can You Make It Better?

  I can still remember the day I heard that Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. As a kid, I was frustrated and upset. Fortunately, my father shared some great advice with me and encouraged me to ask the question, “How can I make it better?” when situations in life are uncertain and disappointing. Here […]

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Because I grew up in the 1960’s, in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has always had a special meaning to me.  I can still remember, as a 12 year old in my hometown of Jackson, Michigan, hearing the news that Dr. King had been killed.  And it […]