But if you’re a hockey fan, you’ll appreciate it. Anyone who says their team sport is tougher, let’s see some evidence. The Detroit Red Wings’ Daniel Alfredsson and his dentist would probably disagree.
According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, participation in youth sports in the United States is diminishing, due to a variety of factors. Hopefully, this disturbing trend will reverse itself soon.
Earlier this year, we heard the NFL was thinking about doing away with extra points now that they’ve become all but automatic. Kickers were not to excited about this proposed change. We though, “Why not just move it back and make it harder?” Turns out the NFL competition committee is mulling just that option. More two-point conversions, anyone?
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Manager, Mike Matheny, apparently knows a great deal about motivation and leadership. He arranged an inter-squad scrimmage where the losing team would have to perform the duties of the clubhouse attendants for the day. Matheny made sure no one thought he was above it when he chipped in and took the least desirable task. There is no doubt that everyone, from the lowest levels of the organization to the top, were impressed.