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Why Major League Ball Players Need Career Services

TIME IDEASFebruary 28, 2012by Doug Glanville Many ex-players wander in the darkness looking for a way to feel professionally validated again. I recently enjoyed seeing my former teammate’s Curt Schilling’s debut into the gaming world. Years ago...

Jeremy Lin’s Streak: How His Faith Might Help

TIME IDEASFebruary 17, 2012by Doug GlanvillePlaying for God and not for the hype just might be the best way to handle a miraculous run Jeremy Lin is on a streak. He had an unprecedented week of games, making his NBA opponents look like they were...

What Whitney Houston Meant to Professional Sports

TIME IDEAS February 16, 2012 by Doug Glanville Everyone with a goal could rally behind her voice, fans and players alike. During our 2003 playoff run when I was on the Chicago Cubs we had theme music. Most, if not all of it, was decided by...

In Defense of Gisele Bündchen and Strong Sports Spouses

TIME IDEAS February 8, 2012 by Doug Glanville The supermodel was right to defend her husband Tom Brady after being heckled by a Giants fan. There is no doubt that being a spouse of a top athlete is tough. If you want to spend a lot of...

The Triumph of Eli Manning: Younger Brothers Rejoice!

TIME IDEAS February 6, 2012 by Doug Glanville Eli grabs birth-order theory by the nose in his quest for football greatness. I imagine Archie Manning, father of super quarterbacks, New York Giants’ Eli and Indianapolis Colts’s Peyton, is...

The Lesson of Joe Paterno

TIME IDEAS January 23, 2012 by Doug Glanville Sports legends make us forget about human frailty until, inevitably, they remind us again. If there ever was a ride into the sunset that would incite jealousy in Hollywood script writers, it...

Abuse Allegations Come to the Hall of Fame

We're used to scandals about athletes, but should sportswriter Bill Conlin be allowed to stay in Cooperstown? It was fairly common that when I went to eat at Villa Gallace restaurant during spring training in Clearwater, Fla., I would run into...

When an Athlete Dies

TIME IDEASJanuary 3, 2012By Doug Glanville Just before the midnight strike of 2011, I heard the news that a former teammate of mine, Rosman Garcia, had been killed in a car accident at the age of 32. I didn’t play with him for long, but I...

Why Big Contracts Are Bad for a Player’s Legacy

TIME IDEASDecember 13, 2011By Doug Glanville When a professional athlete is in the thick of his or her career, thinking about a legacy is not the first order of business. The game demands myopic focus, like a patient star-gazer honing in on a...

When a Pro Player Quits His Team

TIME IDEASDecember 6, 2011By Doug Glanville Of all the four-letter words that are taboo, nothing damages the reputation of an athlete like the word quit. Sure there are fancy ways to say it, like “ask for my release,” but once it leaves your...

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