Professional Athletes as Role Models

Professional Athletes as Role Models

Athletes across the world are viewed as role models, icons, and even community leaders.  Sports has taken on a different meaning when it comes to how we live our lives.  I’m not really sure how I became so enamored with it.  I remember stumbling into my grandpa’s house one day when I was about ten and a family member of mine had brought over some basketball cards.  He started talking to me about different players and even game me some of the ones that he had doubles of.  I was instantly hooked on collecting cards.  Shortly after, I found myself obsessed with collecting cards and I couldn’t get enough.  I was excited just to get …

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Golf – A Gentlemen’s Game

Golf – A Gentlemen’s Game

I grew up in a small town in Southern Missouri.  The closest golf course was about ten miles away from my house.  My father used to play golf with some of his buddies there while I was growing up.  The game to them was more for recreation and less about the competitiveness that golf brings out.  I quickly fell in love with the game from watching them chase that white ball around.  My summers were soon spent playing anywhere from 36 to 54 holes a day while most were at the river.  I joined the High School golf team as I became more obsessed with playing.  I played in state competition all four years of …

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20 years of Women’s Basketball

20 years of Women’s Basketball

Basketball is much more than a sport; basketball is a culture or could even be described as a way of life.  For the longest time, women didn’t have the same luxury as men had when it came to this great game.  Most of the time college was the end of the road; some would play overseas but they didn’t have what men had in the United States.  The NBA hype was all the way turned up in the 90’s because of the likes of the 1992 Dream Team and Jordan’s Bulls.

Women’s basketball was desperate for their own league at this point.  Some great players were coming out of college and ending up with regular …

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