WHAT I HOPE YOU’RE LEARNING FROM VENUS IN 2017

WHAT I HOPE YOU’RE LEARNING FROM VENUS IN 2017

Venus Williams is amazing, but you already know that. She’s been a force to be reckoned with for about twenty-three years on and off the tennis court. She has won seven Grand Slam titles and helped boys, girls, women and men develop a love for the game of tennis. She fought relentlessly to secure equal […]

What John McEnroe & Others are Getting so Very Wrong

What John McEnroe & Others are Getting so Very Wrong

  If you haven’t heard by now, on Sunday while lauding Serena Williams as the best female tennis player of all time, legendary American player John McEnroe also said that if she had played on men’s circuit she’d probably only be “like 700 in the world.” This of course prompted an outcry from many who […]

GLADIATHERS & SUPERHEROES

GLADIATHERS & SUPERHEROES

Day in and day out, female athletes perform feats that are nothing short of heroic. They inspire others to be great, they bounce back from injuries, battle with archenemies and do awe-inspiring things with their bodies. There’s no denying it, GladiatHers® are our real-life superheroes.

GENUINE PATRIOTISM

GENUINE PATRIOTISM

Americans aren’t always patriotic and they aren’t patriotic in the same ways. They are a confusing bunch, picking and choose when and how it’s convenient to show their patriotism and love for country.

GladiatHer Grads: Ashley Moore

GladiatHer Grads: Ashley Moore

We hear a great deal about professional athletes and high profile college athletes, especially in basketball and football, but we don’t often talk about the average student-athlete. There’s little discussion about the hardships, the triumphs and their lives after college athletics. But former college athletes have a great deal to offer this world and are […]

Tennis’s Unfair Game: Is Sharapova the New Agassi?

Tennis’s Unfair Game: Is Sharapova the New Agassi?

As many of you know, tennis was rocked by scandal earlier this year after Maria Sharapova tested positive for meldonium. The problem with this is that as of September 16th 2015, it was approved that meldonium be added to the list of banned substances. Here’s a quick recap of what the substance does: · Increases […]

Let’s Pray for Our Haters

Let’s Pray for Our Haters

There are many things I’d like to be writing about.  I’d like to write about how No. 7 Washington upset No. 2 Maryland last night or how NFL great Randall Cunningham has a daughter who is absolutely murdering the competition in the high jump.  Instead of writing about those wonderful things, however, I’m pondering yet […]

GladiatHer Law: Sharapova’s a User

GladiatHer Law: Sharapova’s a User

Yesterday, Maria Sharapova announced that during this year’s Australian Open, she tested positive for meldonium, a banned substance that is usually prescribed for chest pains but athletes use for its ability to improve endurance and recovery. Sharapova’s story is that for the ten years that she took meldonium (for treatment of health issues), it was […]

WHO GOT NEXT??

WHO GOT NEXT??

If you hadn’t figured it out by now, I’m a Serena Williams fan.  As far as I’m concerned she’s a legit superhero and her superpower is #BlackGirlMagic.  I mean she sprinkles it on absolutely everything she touches.  She’s a gracious champion (a gazillion times over), a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and an unapologetically strong, beautiful woman.  […]

AIN’T NO AMERICAN PHAROAH, BIIIIIHHHHHH!!!

AIN’T NO AMERICAN PHAROAH, BIIIIIHHHHHH!!!

If you logged on the internet yesterday you probably saw that Sports Illustrated (SI) named Serena Williams the SportsPERSON of the Year for 2015.  I’ll get to why I had to put PERSON in caps in a moment.  First, I have to give many, many kudos to Serena and make sure you know exactly why […]