I’m a storyteller, and I feel so privileged to share so many inspiring stories. But the fifth athlete in the Middle School Rules series has a story that really resonates with me for several reasons. Vontae Davis grew up in Washington, D.C.; I graduated high school from Mt. Vernon High ..Continue Reading
Excited to share the first Middle School Rules commercial, which is playing on over 130 All Over Media screens in Minnesota and California. The spot stars Charles Tillman and was filmed at the Bannockburn School earlier this summer. Middle School Rules Peanut Punch from Troy Gronseth on Vimeo. Below ..Continue Reading
Check out some of the highlights of the MSR book event sponsored by the Asian American Journalists of Minnesota at the Barnes & Noble at The Galleria in Edina!
When I speak at schools, students often ask me when I’m going to write my own story. I’m not entirely comfortable focusing on myself because, well, I’m not sure many people are actually interested! But on Tuesday night, at the Barnes & Noble in the Galleria (Edina), I’ve been asked ..Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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.