A Lifelong Love Affair With Sports


To live a Forever Young life, you need interests that excite you. Things that you are passionate about.

It can be anything that you’re really interested in. Art, music, history, quilting, backpacking, computer programming . . . whatever. (Of course, you can have more than one of these fascinations.)

Sports have always been one of my passions.

I have delighted in many different sports as a player, a coach and a fan.

Few activities, if any, have given me more hours of pleasure than sports.

To me, sports represent so many good things . . .

  • A commitment to health and fitness
  • Testing yourself through competition, learning to win with grace and lose with dignity
  • Striving for excellence
  • Developing Life skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership

At the highest levels, athletes represent the physical perfection of our species. The best of the best. Who can’t appreciate that?

Following a lifelong habit, I still start every day by reading the sports page. All that has changed since my youth is that now I read the sports page online, on my iPad. (And, it’s not actually the sports page. It’s ESPN.)

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren once said:

“I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures. “

I feel the same way.

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