Entries for October 2010

Critical Issues

Friday, October 29, 2010
We’re almost one-third through the 2010-11 school sports year; so it’s time to remind myself of what I learn every August as the new year kicks off.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
School sports is a team sport.  It’s not just something that coaches and athletes do; but something, even in so-called individual sports, that a team must do together to do well. 
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Silence is Golden

Friday, October 22, 2010
A minor repair to a vocal cord forced me into 48 hours of silence recently.  I rather enjoyed it and, frankly, was a little sorry to see it end.
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Web Works

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Before we change our calendars to 2011, the MHSAA will have launched a streamlined mobile version of MHSAA.com, as well as its first six mobile applications for four platforms . . .
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Compass Point

Friday, October 15, 2010
The recent journey of school sports has had some “detours and adjustments,” to be sure – the change of seasons and the failing economy the two most obvious. 
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Stay on the Message

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This is election season, and we’ll hear political commentators talk a lot about the need for candidates to “stay on message.”   That’s probably good advice for those of us involved in school sports.
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Communications Change

Friday, October 8, 2010
We’ve seen traditional mail be replaced by email, and we now may be watching texting, tweeting and Facebook replace email.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
If we merely whisper our beliefs, not much will be made of the mistakes we make.  But neither will much become of our message.
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Yesterday’s News

Friday, October 1, 2010
On a recent trip I became annoyed that I couldn’t find a morning newspaper in the hotel, when my son said, “Don’t sweat it; today’s paper has only yesterday’s news.”
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