Sports Word of the Week! SECONDARY

Secondary (American Football) - Group of defensive backs (cornerbacks and safeties) who line up behind linebackers and primarily defend against the pass. Join the Conversation Their quarterback is good, but he is going against the best secondary in the league.  They have only allowed four touchdown

Sports Word of the Week! GRAND SLAM

Grand slam (Baseball) - Hitting a home run with runners on all three bases and scoring four runs. Join the Conversation If someone was on third base, that would have been a grand slam!

Sports-Related and Career-Ending Injuries … What More Can be Done?

For every story we hear or read about a young man or woman who had the privilege and good fortune to play sports in high school and then college, there are those whose athletic careers were cut short by injury. A common injury which has shortened many a football player's time in the game is a concussion.

Sports Word of the Week! SCRAMBLE

Scramble (American Football) - Action by the quarterback in which he runs around behind the line of scrimmage to avoid getting tackled and buy time for his receivers to get open. Join the Conversation The quarterback tried to scramble, but the blitz was too fast and sacked him.

Can sports lead you to your Knight In Shining Armor?

Many women grew up with the idea that their “Knight-In-Shining-Armor” would find them.  However, after spending time developing their careers, a lot of professional women in their thirties and forties are asking, “Where is he?” To answer that question, I think that women have to ask themselves,

Sports Word of the Week! ENCROACHMENT

Encroachment (American Football) - Action when a defensive player crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an offensive player before the ball is snapped. It is illegal and results in a penalty. Join the Conversation He is a rookie, but three penalties for encroachment is unacceptable.  

New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter ends career at archrival

Yesterday afternoon, New York Yankees shortstop played his final professional baseball game against the teams archrival the Boston Red Sox.  For the past two decades, he has worn the Yankees' uniform and won five World Series titles.  All of the magic concluded with an infield single against Red Sox

Sports Word of the Week! BACKFIELD

Backfield (American Football) - Area on the offense behind the line of scrimmage where the quarterback and running backs line up. Join the Conversation He was tackled in the backfield so they lost yards on the play.

Sports Word of the Week! RUSH

Rush (American Football) - Rush is used to describe defense and offense action. Defense: Charging to tackle the player (quarterback, kicker or punter) before the ball is thrown or kicked. Offense: A player (mainly running backs) advancing the ball by running. Join the Conversation The offense

Sports Word of the Week! AUDIBLE

Audible - A play called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage to completely change or alter the initial play that was called in the huddle.  It is based on how the defense is aligned and how many defenders are in the box. Join the Conversation The quarterback saw a safety walk into the box

No Bolt in San Diego Chargers Opener

*Going to borrow from the Larry King style of writing (when he wrote “column” for USA Today) and use short, semi-incomplete thoughts. SD Chargers lose to Arizona Cardinals 18-17 on Monday, September 8th in first game of 2014 NFL season. I’m not a professional sportswriter, but if I were,

Sports Word of the Week! THE BOX

The Box - The area on the defense side of the ball that consists of defensive linemen and linebackers.  Defensive backs are added to defend against the opposing team's offense's rush or running game. Join the Conversation The defense has eight men in the box, so it is going to be tough for the offense