‘TIS THE SEASON – FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL

I’ve been waiting (very impatiently) for College Football to start and now it’s upon us… THANK GOODNESS!  While it’s hard to fathom December weather at this point, with current Florida temps in the upper 90’s and 100% humidity, the fact of the matter is… it’s Officially FOOTBALL SEASON! ~ THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ~ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. … Continue reading ‘TIS THE SEASON – FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Flip Flops Hole in One…

Considering football is over, along with NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball, I’ve found myself watching sporting events I don’t normally tune into… like GOLF. It’s not that I don’t like GOLF – it’s a little slow for me in the ‘action category’ and everyone speaks softly so it’s hard to hear at times, with the exception of the occasional clapping and spontaneous cheer in the … Continue reading Flip Flops Hole in One…

From Big Obstacles to Big Leagues

It could be said that Relief Pitchers need to have a short memory – to forget about what happened prior to being called from the Bullpen and instead, to concentrate on what’s ahead of them to get the win. Florida native, Zac Curtis, is making a splash in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Philadelphia Phillies as a Lefty Relief Pitcher. Ironically, it’s his obstacle-filled past … Continue reading From Big Obstacles to Big Leagues

My Coach Saved My Life

How many times do we hear athletes refer to their coaches as parent figures, role models and someone who positively impacted their entire lives? We hear that all the time because it’s true. We don’t expect to also say, ‘My Coach literally saved my life’ but that’s exactly what happened on Valentine’s Day, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL when three … Continue reading My Coach Saved My Life

If You Ain’t 1st, You’re Last (or FIRED) in the SEC

Speaking as a Mississippi State University fan (and alum), I’ve seen my share of last place finishes, not only in the SEC West, but in the SEC as a whole. It is what it is, but my never wavering support of a college that historically has NOT been at the top of the SEC football food chain is exactly what defines me as a true State … Continue reading If You Ain’t 1st, You’re Last (or FIRED) in the SEC

One Pitch at a Time, in the Extra Innings of Life

Sports imitate life and prepare us in ways we cannot imagine. As a young boy in Florida, the now 58-year-old Bobby Pierce played whatever sport was in season, rode bikes with his friends, and went swimming at every opportunity. He believes his athletic ability and competitive nature was developed during those years. Little did he know at that time, he would emerge, not only as … Continue reading One Pitch at a Time, in the Extra Innings of Life

One-Two Punch at Parkinson’s Disease

When John Chapman was in the fifth grade, his dad, a boxer in the military, gave him a speed bag. This ignited a spark that would lead to 42 years in kickboxing. Little did John know, when he was nine years old, he would someday use boxing to manage his Parkinson’s Disease (PD), as well as positively impact others battling with the same diagnosis. I … Continue reading One-Two Punch at Parkinson’s Disease

HEART Behind the Plate

It’s the championship game in the bottom of the ninth, the score is tied with two outs and the bases are loaded. The home team’s batter steps up to the plate and after five pitches, it’s a full count. One more strike and all hopes are dashed for the title. In baseball, there’s nothing like that exact moment and it’s a feeling Cornel Burnette knows … Continue reading HEART Behind the Plate

Disproving the Millennial Theory

If you pay attention to the news media it’s likely you will hear frequent references to Millenials, also known as “Generation Me.” By definition, the term refers to people born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s and they’ve been characterized by their lack of work ethic, sense of entitlement, and a narcissistic outlook. In recent years, you can add to the list a … Continue reading Disproving the Millennial Theory