His History Says Not to Count Out Jamaal Charles

The Kansas City Chiefs released Jamaal Charles, the most prolific running back in franchise history. Thank you @jcharles25 for how you represented #ChiefsKingdom on and off the field. pic.twitter.com/wEdFNiJfIh — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 28, 2017   Because he’s 30 years old and played in just eight games the ..Continue Reading

Fox 9 shares story behind Middle School Rules

Flattered and humbled that Fox 9 would share my story in creating The Middle School Rules. The piece is terrific but lots of good stuff, naturally, gets left out. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my wife Eric, my publisher Carlton Garborg and our entire BroadStreet Publishing team. ..Continue Reading

Nominate an #MSRMVP to win prizes

You know the stars: Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman, Skylar Diggins and now Jamaal Charles. But each of them will tell you about the unsung heroes — the teachers, coaches and mentors — who were key to helping them overcome challenges and setbacks in pursuit of their dream. Brian had Coach ..Continue Reading

Hometown Sports Editor: “Of all the athletes I covered in some 49 years in the business, Jamaal Charles was my favorite”

Bob West is a legendary sports columnist in Texas, serving as sports editor of Jamaal’s hometown newspaper, the Port Arthur News, for 43 years. The winner of many awards, including two as Texas Sports Writer of the Year, West covered Jamaal in high school and throughout his time at the ..Continue Reading

Charles Tillman officially retires from NFL… but the best is yet to come

In a style all his own, Charles “Peanut” Tillman retired from the NFL Monday. I know this: Charles had an elite career, playing a dozen years for the Chicago Bears and establishing himself as the storied franchise’s greatest cornerback by consistently rising to the occasion against other-worldly receivers such as ..Continue Reading

Sports Illustrated for Kids features MSR of Skylar Diggins

Super excited that Jake Aron of Sports Illustrated for Kids took the time to interview Skylar and I in Dallas recently. Jake was very professional and asked terrific questions. Watch and read for yourself! Click here to see the full story and two videos.

Skylar visits Park South Family YMCA in Dallas

It seemed a natural fit. Skylar first played organized basketball at a YMCA so it seemed fitting that one of her first events after the release of her Middle School Rules book should be at a Y!  With the help of Gordie Echtenkamp, president and CEO of the YMCA of ..Continue Reading

Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins Debut Signing at Barnes & Noble

2 TIME WNBA ALL STAR, DALLAS WINGS POINT GUARD SKYLAR DIGGINS SIGNS AND MEET & GREETS TO CELEBRATE   “MIDDLE SCHOOL RULES”  WHEN: Friday, July 1, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7700 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX  75225 WHO:  A five-time USA Basketball gold medalist, two-time WNBA ..Continue Reading

Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins Dream Team

She briskly walks into the downtown Tulsa hotel restaurant at 3:02 and extended her right hand. “I am so sorry to keep you waiting,” Skylar Diggins said to me. I thought she was joking, but she wasn’t. Sure, she was technically two minutes late yet that hardly mattered. We were ..Continue Reading

Introducing… The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins

Super excited to introduce the first female athlete in the The Middle School Rules series, WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins. Books for elementary and middle school readers usually don’t target boys and girls; usually one or the other. But, for me, the decision was a no-brainer. Female athletes have inspirational childhood stories ..Continue Reading