SPORTS…The Human Side and It’s Impact
By Eric Simpson on April 16, 2013
As I write my first article for the UTSN, I thought long and hard about what should be that first topic written as my introduction to the masses of loyal followers in this 100 million dollar generation of Athletes. Often times in past articles, I have been accused of being a “Hallmark Card” and I should look more to write stories about controversy, and ripping sports personalities lives to pieces. Yeah! Yeah!, Noooooooo!!!
I have spent a lifetime involved in one professional sport or another, and have been fortunate enough to have witnessed and/or played with some of the greatest athletes in the world from the avenues of Soccer, Hockey, Martial Arts, amongst others. In researching and interviewing players for my first sports book “The Steps Along The Way” there was a common theme amongst all of the athletes and other interviewees, in that their childhood sports experiences were complete with family and/or friends out in the street, gym, pond, pool, etc…