Heads up for youth sports

Here is some tremendous information for parents and coaches from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) regarding concussions in youth sports. Please share!

Get the word out on PHIT

Our partners, PHIT America.org have sent out the following news flash. And it should get our attention. Life expectancy is dropping in the United States. With all the new advancements in medicine and health care, how can this be happening. Read the article for the reasons and share so that everyone knows about PHIT’s mission!

 

More softball cheers and chants

If you’re getting ready for spring softball, you’ll need some good-natured smack-talk cheers to shout from the dugout. We thought you’d enjoy these below. ()Thanks to Rachel Zwilling for original posting)

There She Goes
(Cheer for a player who walks)

There she goes just a walkin’ down to first
singin’ do-wah-diddy-diddy-dum-diddy-do.
Next batter up says “Walk me too!”

Big Bad (name)
(Cheer for a batter)

Big bad (name)
Big bad (name)
Rip it up the middle
Rip it up the middle
Boogie ’round the bases
Boogie ’round the bases
SLIDE in their faces
SLIDE in their faces
All the way home
All the way home

(Name) Is Her Name
(Cheer for a batter)

(name) is her name
and softball is her game.
She’s got home run on her mind
and, WHOO, she lookin’ fine!

Extra! Extra!
(Cheer for a player who hit a double)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
(name) hit a double, we’re gonna shout it
(name), (name), who is she?
She hit a double, Whooey!

Rock the Boat
(Cheer for a batter)

My name is (name)
Rock the boat
I’m feelin’ fine
Rock the boat
You mess with me
Rock the boat
I’ll blow your mind
Rock the boat
It’s like bang, bang, choo-choo train
You wind us up we’ll do our thing
No Reese’s Pieces, no buttercups
You mess with us, we’ll kick your butts!

Ole, Ole
(Cheer for a batter who hit a foul ball)

Ole, ole, ole, ole
Hit that ball the other way
Our team is hot, hot, hot
Your team is not, not, not
So hit that ball, ball, ball,
Over the wall, wall, wall
OLE!

High, High
(Cheer for an opposing batter hits a fly ball)

High, high, in the sky
Hit a birdie in the eye
Tweet tweet eye, tweet tweet eye
Everybody tweet tweet eye

High, High
(Cheer for an opposing pitcher whose pitch is in the dirt)

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Pitcher’s goin’ bowlin’
Get those worms some helmets
“Extra small, please!”

(Number) is Her Number
(Cheer for a batter)

(Number) is her number
(Number) is her number
(Name) is her name
(Name) is her name
She’s one reason
She’s one reason
We’re gonna win this game!
We’re gonna win this game!

Professional football league for high school kids

Some folks, one of whom is Tom Brady’s agent, are forming a professional football league as an alternative to college football for players coming out of high school. Does this new league sound like a good idea to you? What are the pros and cons, (notice the play on words)? Courtesy VICE Sports.

NFL relocation woes

Another (back-t0-back) article from the LA Time’s Bill Plaschke to share. This one critical of the San Diego Chargers’ ownership decision to move to Los Angeles. How do you feel about teams uprooting and moving from their home fan base in order to increase their value? A matter of callous greed, or just good business?

Hope found in sports

The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke has written an article we would like to share. Those of us who love sports will agree that there’s lots to be happy about, even in these turbulent times.

Sad, but classy

Thirteen year-old high school basketball standout Shamoya McKenzie was working towards a goal of playing for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team when she was tragically killed in her hometown of Mount Vernon, NY on New Years Eve. UConn coach Geno Auriemma’s response was terrific and pure class. Courtesy USA Today.