Practice Hard, Play Strong, Love the Game!

Sometimes it seems that the days of neighborhood kids playing sports for hours unsupervised with friends at the neighborhood vacant lot are long gone. Those were good times! While I enjoy (and have coached many) organized youth sports, I sometimes wonder if the kids are having as much fun as we used to. I also wonder if some of the good ol’ sayings like “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game” are still held in high regard in our win-at-all-costs, professional-athletics-driven culture. I still believe that everyone benefits from sports the most when there’s a spirit of FUN and exciting PLAY…sports are amazing, let’s remember to ENJOY!

2011 TED Prize Winner: JR

This photography project is fascinating…the people, the raw-fun expressions, the concept is compelling…“JR exhibits his photographs in the biggest art gallery on the planet. His work is presented freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Action; it talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.” (from the TED Prize website)

Santa Lacrosse Mojo; “The Nutcracker”

This is the latest addition to the Santa Sports Mojo series…LACROSSE; “The Nutcracker”…I’ve enclosed both the final and the sketch (thought it best to make Santa a little less mean and ruthless looking from sketch to final), see them all at Play Strong®

SportSketch365 #23 – Missile-Toe

It’s that time of year! I did this Missile-Toe Soccer Santa as part of a series of Sports Christmas cards for Play Strong® (Click to check out / purchase all of the cool Sports Santa Cards at Play Strong® Sports!)

SportSketch365 #22 – Bigg-er Three

The big three Celtics…Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce looked BIG last night at their home-opener over the Little Three in Miami…2011 hoist another trophy?

Big Three Celtics

SportSketch365 #21 – Spanish Big and Tall

Pau Gasol comes up huge in Laker’s home-opener…dangling the competition with full European neck beard and everything (Click to read Lakers)

SportSketch365 #20 – Beauty and Tennis Beast

How do women play tennis wearing big earrings, jewelry, make-up, nail polish, hair clips, evening gowns and crush the ball like beasts?

Maria Sharapova; Beauty and Tennis Beast