30+ Years of Volleyball: Time to do other things
It has been nearly 30 consecutive years, on this weekend that I have played, coached and organized volleyball at the Bay State Games (Massachusetts State Olympics). This is the first year in its history that I have not participated and I do miss seeing some of the friends that I’ve made over the years, but […]
Sports, and life, can hinge on one moment
Sometimes in sports (and life) everything can hinge on just one moment. For the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals it was the late hit on Nathan Horton in game three that knocked him out of the series and propelled the Bruins to win 4 out of the next five games as they rallied to […]
Al Morel ran the Boston Marathon 1921!
Yes, I am officially as old as dirt, but not quite that old. My grandfather, and namesake, ran the Boston Marathon in 1921 on a bet. I think we only spoke of it one time, and he sort of brushed it off as there weren’t that many people running and he lost a few toenails […]
Who IS your Daddy?
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a local event where of our town’s youth sports teams had a table. Earlier that day, I had heard that John Wooden had died, so I asked: “Sad news about John Wooden, isn’t it?” Huh? Neither of them had even heard of Coach, and they were leaders […]