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Rosalynn Carter and the Code

November 29, 2023

I hope everyone has read the tributes to Rosalynn Carter, who died a few days ago. While a person would have to be well over 50 years old to remember when she was the first Lady, her life of service should not be forgotten. She was a champion of many causes, especially mental health and…

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Money, Sports and the Code

November 14, 2023

Money and sports are in the news again: first, Texas A&M’s decision to pay their coach $76 million dollars not to coach anymore is a big number. Also in the news is the PGA Tour’s decision to allow its players to have some share of the ownership of the Tour, all of which is the…

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Dusty Baker and the Code

November 1, 2023

At a news conference announcing his retirement as manager of the Houston Astros, Dusty Baker said two important things. First, he said that whenever he’s been a part of any organization he has tried to leave that organization in better shape than when he arrived. That reflects a general thought that we have all heard,…

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Taylor Swift and The Code

October 23, 2023

There’s a lot of hoop-la over the relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor! Craziness that’s great for his jersey sales, and for the Chiefs who just got about ten million more fans than they had a month ago! But what a distraction for the team! You know everyone is asking Travis what she’s like, and…

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College Cheating and the Code

March 14, 2019

The scandal of the week has to do with wealthy parents paying large sums of money to a man who had various ways of being sure that their children would get into the college they wanted.  We’re not sure exactly what laws were broken, but those involved could end up spending time in jail.  There…

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The Newspaper and The Code

March 7, 2019

We recently read an article in a local paper that talked about “more than the game” and we wondered if they knew about ABW.  The article listed all the ways in which local teams and schools were giving back to their communities.  The volleyball  team at one school was doing one thing, the lacrosse team…

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Lady Gaga, Spike Lee, Glenn Close and the Code

February 26, 2019

Learning how to win, how to lose, and how to learn from both experiences is one of the most valuable things in sports.  On this subject the presentation of the Oscars on Sunday night provided some words to ponder.  Talk about each of the following four quotes: what do they mean to you? “If you…

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Indiana’s Heckling and the Code

February 21, 2019

The students at the University of Indiana embarrassed themselves and their university by chanting  obscenities at the Purdue basketball team.  The Code is clear: “I will respect the dignity of every human being and will not be abusive or dehumanizing of anyone either as an athlete or as a fan.”  We all should learn as…

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Lindsey Vonn and the Code

February 12, 2019

Lindsey Vonn retired this past week, battered and bruised beyond repair, as the greatest American female skier in history with 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.   Important to her winning has been her sheer will and determination – along the way she has had…

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Winning, Competing and the Code

January 29, 2019

Last week several people wrote us about a story.  Here’s one of the emails: I recommend you look at the piece on CBS Sunday Morning from this past Sunday about a young high school wrestler.  His opponent was seriously injured in the closing moments of his match.  He chose to remain motionless on the mat…

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