It was without question one of the most difficult weeks of my life. I was a freshman in college and my world seemed to be collapsing around me. School was more difficult than I had imagined (even though I had been a good student in high school). The adjustment of living away from home, on my own, and living with strangers was exasperating. The stress and demands of playing college football was at times overwhelming. And then, when I thought things couldn’t get worse, a late night knock on my apartment door sent me whirling. One of my football coaches stood at the door and told me that the Athletic Director and the head coach needed to meet with me the next morning. He gave no more details. After a restless night, I walked to the AD’s office. In the moments that followed, my world was rocked! “Your drug test came back positive. Therefore, you are on athletic probation.” My chin dropped to the floor. NEVER…and I mean NEVER had an illegal substance entered my body. I was infuriated and embarrassed. I demanded another test…immediately! However, I was denied. I was told I would have to wait 8 weeks. Read more!
Fairy-tales are not just called Cinderella or Rumpelstiltskin; fairy-tales are also called Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Claudio Ranieri and N’Golo Kante. Recognize any of them?
In fact Robert de Niro is interested in playing the role of one of them in a new Hollywood movie. Any ideas folks?
Let me give you another name – though it’s a name few in America can pronounce – Leicester City Football Club.
A city that was famous for its potato chips (what we British folks call crisps); famous also for being the burial site of Richard III and has been around since the Iron Age is now famous around the globe for its local football team (soccer you the uneducated!) Read more!