A school of thought pertaining to sports fans is that they are loyal. Another school of thought regarding sports fans is they are very cynical and jaded. There are many other schools of thought for sports fans but these two seem to relate to the majority and can be divided by a very fine line.
We are in the transition stage or rather already transitioned from the school sports calendar to the summer sports calendar. With that comes a bit of a lull and a few months of trying to put things in this "school of thought" column.
Spring is here and with that comes this spring cleaning column in which I ask your schools of thought on what old stuff needs to be thrown out and cleaned up after another long winter. With the cleaning is the opportunity to get some things that bug me and many of you off our minds to clear our thoughts and start fresh.
What is your school of thought for March Madness? Is it that time of year when the NCAA basketball tournaments get rolling? Is it the 64 plus team tournament and all the crazy results which happen? Is it the high school state tournaments and all the crazy things that happen during those tournaments? There are many schools of thought which pertain to March Madness. I for one, think the madness occurs when just about every team I pull for in any of the tournaments ends up losing. That is madness defined in another way for sure.
I coach as do so many others. One school of thought regarding coaches is the reason we coach is to teach and help athletes get better at their chosen craft. This is brief in description with so many additional ancillary reasons for coaching. Those include: helping to mold young men and women, teaching listening skills, helping to understand how to get the most out of oneself, working together as a team, building character, teaching gracefulness in success and failure and on and on.
This month's school of thought takes a bit out of previous columns and references to a band that played here in February and a special area athlete. Those of you who read this regularly (which is now well into the high single digits and maybe even double digits by now) know the band I am talking about. AC/DC was that band and by was I mean was. My youngest son was upset I did not take him to see them the last time they were here (he was 9 at the time) and I told him to have a little patience. I would take him to see them if and when they came back.
For me, there are a couple of schools of thought regarding a monthly column versus a daily column or even a weekly column. One school of thought is I am...
I have written in the past about parents and how busy they are chasing their son or daughter around to sporting activities and other events. To expound on that a bit further, I would like to offer up some schools of thought relating to this, along with the demands we then place on those youth as parents, coaches, teachers and on and on.
This month’s school of thought relates to our beloved North Dakota State Bison football team. They are just as much our team here in West Fargo as they are in Fargo or anywhere else. Along with that, our paper has the ability to cover this team just as much as The Forum of Fargo does. While spending a fifth straight year covering this team for a column or as a spectator in Frisco, Texas, my family and I were able to see and visit with a great showing of West Fargo residents in attendance again this year.
In the spirit of our upcoming holidays, I felt the need to ask some schools of thought regarding sports and sporting activities during the holidays. Last month the tolerance topic definitely struck some nerves with feedback in email form and on the street conversations I had.