C.J. Stroud is a big guy. He stands 6 ft. 3 in. and weighs 218 pounds. He's 21-years-old and started 25 games at quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The young man has seen his share of pressure moments, he won the 2021 Rose Bowl and played in the 2022 College Football Playoff semifinals. Throw... Continue Reading →
Cry me a river
My breathing was off. I couldn’t get it under control. My running gait seemed off too. The irritation on my foot that had started out as an annoyance was now a raging blister that made a squishing sound every time I stepped. I was running my first marathon. If I was honest with myself though,... Continue Reading →
When an African-American friend of mine after the Ahmaud Arbery shooting in February said he worried about running outside, I wasn’t sure what to say. Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old, was fatally shot near Brunswick, Georgia, when he went out for a jog and was pursued by two white men. I tried to find the right... Continue Reading →
Two stories that make the “cold, hardened heart” melt
Coming off the practice field last week, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz stopped to sign a jersey for an 11-year-old boy in a wheelchair. Pro athletes visit hospitals and support their favorite charities all the time. Detroit Lions Quarterback Matt Stafford recently called a 14-year-old double amputee onto the field during the team’s scrimmage, letting... Continue Reading →
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