Athletes & the Culture of Winning

There is no denying the impact and influence of sports on American culture and on education in the U.S. A July, 2013 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International stated that the sports industry as a whole brings roughly $14.3 Billion in earnings per year and contributes 456,000 jobs. The Physical Activity Council reports that 217…

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We Need to Redefine Winning

Original Post:  January 22, 2013 What is the one word that best encompasses the most talked about sports stories of the new year? What is the one central theme linking the Lance Armstrong “apology” interview, the Manti Te’o “girlfriend hoax”, the Baseball Hall-of-Fame election shutout, and the life of baseball icon Stan Musial? Chuck WilsonFounder…

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What’s the Motive For Coming “Clean”?

Original Post:  January 14, 2013 Here we go again. Another high-profile athlete, after years of vehement denials, confesses to allegations of cheating. Why has one of the world’s most famous athletes decided that “now” is the time to come clean? Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host, interviewer and commentator. He…

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Baseball HOF Voters Should Follow Voting Criteria

Original Post:  January 9, 2013 Today’s Baseball Hall-of-Fame voting “shutout” clearly shows the difficulty BBWAA voters are having in evaluating the careers of players from the so-called “Steroid Era”. Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host, interviewer and commentator. He was an original host on ESPN Radio and was with the…

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Why Recent Controversies in the USC Football Program Matter

Original Post:  November 11, 2012 When you hear the name Lane Kiffin, what’s the mental picture that you see? Is it of the coach whose USC football team still has a chance to win the PAC-12 title after overcoming five turnovers to beat Arizona State Saturday night? Is it a positive image that comes to…

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It Isn’t Just NFL Player Safety at Stake

It’s a simple question. Why severely punish the New Orleans Saints for allowing its defensive players to pay teammates bonuses for hits that injured opposing players? The answer is just as simple. Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host, interviewer and commentator. He was an original host on ESPN Radio and…

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Why Hasn’t Roger Clemens Admitted PED Use?

Much has been said and written this week about the indictment of Roger Clemens on perjury charges. Why has he been so vocal and insistent in proclaiming his innocence? Is this a sign that he is being truthful? The majority of sports fans appear to believe that Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs and then lied about…

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Pete Rose Reinstatement

I’m Chuck Wilson with an ESPN Radio Extra Point. Major League Baseball denies the report, so does Pete Rose’s business agent. Let’s hope both sides are telling the truth. The Baseball Prospectus claims that Pete Rose has signed a deal with Major League Baseball that will remove Rose from baseball’s permanently ineligible list without his…

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Loss of Integrity in Sports

I’m Chuck Wilson with an ESPN Radio Extra Point. What does it mean to give your word? What constitutes a promise? Where is the line between cheating and “gaining an edge”? Is there such a thing as a “gentlemen’s agreement”? As sport mirrors society, the fun and games department is seeing plenty of discussion of…

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