RealClearSports
Advertisement

Words on Whiteboard: Newtown's Not Alone

RCS

NEWTOWN — Steve George had used that whiteboard to diagram his plays. He had used it to draw X's and O's to score on Oxford. He had used it to draws X's and O's to defend against Masuk.

 

He never dreamed he would use that whiteboard in his classroom to address the president of the United States.

 

George thought he knew disappointment the night of Nov. 28 when Norwich Free Academy came into Blue and Gold Stadium and hammered his previously unbeaten Newtown football team 63-21 in the state Class LL playoffs.

George got a phone call from the high school on Dec. 15, a day after the unimaginable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Secret Service had arrived, and he was needed to clear some cars his technology class had...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Coaches Should Use Microphone to Lead Debate

David Steele, Sporting News - December 24, 2012

The door is open, and it can’t be closed now. It shouldn’t be.   Not one, not two, but three major-college basketball head coaches have gone before microphones and cameras and staked out a clear position on an issue of... more »

Myriad Tributes Fitting, But Not Fulfilling

Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant - December 17, 2012

John Prior saw the news flash across CNBC on Friday and it staggered him.   "I was absolutely stunned," Prior said as he stood in the biting December rain early Sunday night outside Gillette Stadium. "We had our first murder... more »

'Immaculate Reception' Still Haunts Raiders

Monte Poole, Oakland Tribune - December 23, 2012

In the minutes before the insanity, the teenager alone in the Davis home in Piedmont had lost his sanity. The game was over, his beloved Raiders had won, and he was sprinting about the house yelling and screaming and bouncing on... more »

Haslett Making 'Good Enough' Enough

Jason Reid, Washington Post - December 23, 2012

One of the best performances of Jim Haslett’s successful coaching career occurred, as good things often do, out of necessity. When you’re in charge of a defense best known for giving up long touchdown passes,... more »

Umenyiora Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut

Mike Garafolo, USA Today - December 24, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – These final two games of the season could be Osi Umenyiora's last with the New York Giants. He and offensive tackle David Diehl, both selected in the 2003 NFL Draft, are the longest-tenured members of... more »