Alphabet Recap, Mindfulness Challenges, and 7 Random Smartphone Photos

Seems as if there’s room for just one challenge in this coach’s bag at a time. Those of you not participating (and probably a percentage who are) probably turned the calendar to May with a touch of gratitude. We’re cultish, we A to Z knuckleheads. We flood your inbox and social media feeds with sorcery…

#AtoZChallenge: Z is for the Zen in Building Chances

Man – sometimes the shots just don’t fall. I mean the shots, tactically (as in soccer) and philosophically (as in life) – and this is coming from a dude who sometimes sits and thinks. It can be a bombed test you studied for or the girl who says no (even when you stand up straight…

#AtoZChallenge: E is for Eight Things I’ve Left Behind

If only it was only eight. It’s eight – times something. Eighty? Eight thousand? Eighty-eight thousand? That depends on if you count car keys and wallet as two things, left behind regularly, or one for every time. I wouldn’t want to do that math. If God had a cosmic lost-and-found bin, even The Great I…

What an Invisible Civilization Would Learn About Us, in 6 Words

I’m the king of the assinine question. “What if Jeeps cost a nickel?” I asked my college friend, Bobby Keith – while we both were still in college. “I’d buy many Jeeps,” he answered. “What if packs of gum were $5,000?” I followed with. “Then I wouldn’t chew any gu – where the hell do you…

Go Ask Daddy About firewood, Kickass quarterbacks, and loooong shots

We tell the kids stuff not to do all the time. Here’s 42. Don’t eat cookies in bed. Share them on the couch with dad. Don’t leave the door open! Don’t leave the fridge open. Don’t drink daddy’s soda. Don’t drink daddy’s rum. Don’t play your saxophone after eating a KitKat. Don’t run in the…

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal: Unfinished Business

Last night, I was late to kickoff. Of no fault of my own, mind you. Our schedule set kickoff against the team we’d consider our biggest rivals – if we could beat them, that is. We set off to arrive at 5:15 for a 6 p.m. kickoff on the lush grounds of Gray Stone Day…

#GirlsRock: An Interview with Sports Wanderluster Alicia Barnhart

I don’t care for some of the stuff I find in press boxes. Others, I love. Krispy Kreme donuts, for instance. Some places have those! I also love people I meet, like Stacey Dales and Jackie Servais and Alicia Barnhart. Stacey is my favorite NFL Network reporter (and a Coach Daddy reader.) Jackie, a former volleyball…

7 Random Smartphone Photos, and a Meat-free Challenge

I used to fill the Wednesday gaps when I didn’t have a guest post lined up with a random assortment of photos from my dilapidated Android phone. Sometimes, they’d include a shot of my dilapidated car, which is embroiled in a long-haul challenge with my dilapidated phone to see who can last the longest. They…