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March has always been about madness. Watching college basketball teams from Kentucky, Georgetown or North Carolina play in the annual “March Madness” tournament is a rite of spring. I don’t follow basketball, except in March. Not in 2020. The madness this March is a pandemic named COVID-19. (more…)
Bob Jones
March 12, 2020
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Here’s to all the mothers who’ve endured sports they don’t enjoy (or fully understand), hard seats and dirty cleats, frozen hands and numbed cheeks, aches and pains and grassy stains, just to be with a son or daughter in the arena of competition. Mothers: they see life through biased eyes. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 8, 2019

#97 = Hope

Will Connor McDavid break Twitter? That's probably the only unanswered question about the NHL's #1 draft pick. He's already had an Edmonton street named after him and he hasn't even broken a sweat in a copper and blue jersey. He's been anointed "The Next One" and Stanley Cup parade routes are filling the dreams of Oiler nation and city employees. McDavid has also been called "Hope" not "Hype." So in a year of HOPE at North Pointe, what can we learn about #97? Brian McDavid, Connor’s dad - “He has been preparing for this for a long time. Right now, to me, it simply seems like the next step in his progression, but I am sure on Friday night when…
Bob Jones
June 26, 2015

Marital Conflict: NHL Playoff Insights For Couples

Members of the Ottawa Senators' (in red jerseys) fight with the Montreal Canadiens (in white jerseys) during the third period of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal hockey game in Ottawa May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY) Rodney Dangerfeld is famous for a lot of sayings but none so sarcastic as the one about the NHL – “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.” Professional hockey has a reputation for bloodied noses, broken fingers and black eyes. Some feel fighting gives the NHL a black eye but a closer look will show something that even married couples can learn about conflict from hockey players. Fights in the Playoffs The…
Bob Jones
June 5, 2015