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NFL Youth Football: A Breath of Fresh Air

By Russell Wight On February - 11 - 2010
The opportunities for children to participate in sports are endless.  Leagues and programs of all types are available throughout the country.  Having spent 30 years involved in amateur sports at all levels, including college, I have seen and heard it all - good and bad. My parents provided me with the opportunity to play sports.  I developed a love affair with baseball that is still strong today.  It began with the innocence of t-ball and continued through the competitiveness of high school and college.  I have also coached and officiated baseball, allowing me to see the game from a whole different ...

Student Suspended for Being a Cincinnati Bengals Fan

By Russell Wight On November - 12 - 2009
In a despicable display of social interventionism, an eighth grade student a Garfield Middle School in Hamilton, OH was disciplined because of his haircut.  Dustin Reader received an in-school suspension for violating the school's code of conduct, which prohibits "unnaturally colored hair, extreme/distracting makeup, haircuts and hairstyles." The young man must have had a creative four-letter word shaved on the side of his head.  Surely, there was an obscene image on the back of his dome. No and no. Mr. Reader had his barber shave tiger stripes on his head and a large "B" on the back to show support for his favorite ...

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