Saturday, May 15, 2010


Am I the only one that was disappointed by the way the Cleveland Cavalires played the last 90seconds of the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals? They were down by less than 10 and instead of fouling and trying to make it a game (which is what you would expect to see from ANY TEAM in that situation), they just stood around and let the Celtics run out the clock.

Sure I was rooting for the Celtics to win, but watching the Cavalires give up like that was just pathetic. Here is a quote that they should take to heart,

"Winning isn't everything, but the desire to win is."
Clearly they didn't have this desire, and it showed in those closing seconds. Did they think that because they had the best regular season record and the NBA MVP that all they had to do was show up in order to win?

On the topic of winning, here is a quote from Vince Lombardi,
"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

Friday, May 07, 2010


If you haven't heard of it then read this article.

One thing I noticed was that some parents/adults were surprised at the kind of sexual content that teenagers made public. I'm not going to take a side and say whether this is a good or bad thing but I will say this. I remember being a teenager, and the kind of things that appear on Formspring are pretty "mild" compared to what is discussed in person. Also the topic of bullying is brought up in the article. Yes, this can be a real problem, but then you have to remember that they probably experience much worse in real life.

If you are a parent you should take the time to talk to your teenager about these thing and how they should deal with them. Additionally, make sure to let them know that they can come to you with any issues they have. And if they don't feel comfortable talking to you about it make sure that they know that there are other adults that they can talk to if it is more comfortable for them.

Take this chance to be parents and provide your kids with the tools and knowledge that they will need to get through life. Because as you know, there are things in life are much more difficult than being bullied in middle school or feeling sexually awkward.