Articles You Need to Read, Issue #1

Tyler Raborn —  Saturday, February 9, 2013 — 1 Comment

There are some extremely talented sports writers out there publishing incredible articles every day. In recognition of this, I’m going to post an “Articles You Need to Read” issue whenever I accumulate 4 to 6 articles that I feel are too good not to read. These articles will not break news nor will they be recaps of games. Rather, they will be characterized by interesting information, heart-warming stories, out-of-the-box analysis, etc.

Here are the four articles that I selected for Issue #1:

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Former NFL QB Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at his troubled old high school

Jon Kitna prepares for an algebra class at Lincoln High School. (Yahoo! Sports)

Jon Kitna prepares for an algebra class at Lincoln High School. (Yahoo! Sports)

By: Les Carpenter

TACOMA, Wash. – Before he left the Dallas Cowboys to come home again, Jon Kitna had one request of the two principals who run Lincoln High School:

Give me your worst students.

The other teachers told him to stop. This was last February and it was going to be hard enough to teach three algebra classes in the middle of a semester. He was two months gone from an NFL career that went for 16 years, after all. Yes, this was his old high school, the one where he was a star quarterback in the early 1990s, but didn’t the new football coach understand what he was getting into? Continue Reading…

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Texas high schooler turns away from lucrative modeling career to play college football

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Myles Crosby (NBC Sports)

By: Rick Chandler

Myles Crosby, 18, is the 11th-ranked male model in the world, according to Models.com — having posed for Calvin Klein in magazines such as Esquire, GQ and Vanity Fair. The Colleyville, Texas senior could “easily make a six-figure salary” as an international model, said Gerald Frankowski of the Kim Dawson Agency. But he’s giving it all up to play college football. Continue Reading…

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Derek Jeter Calls Grieving Mother Of Victoria Soto; MLB Observes Moment Of Silence For Sandy Hook Victims

A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto on Dec. 19. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto on Dec. 19. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Yankees captain Derek Jeter personally offered his condolences this week to the mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto.

Soto, 27, has been hailed a hero for trying to shield her students from the gunfire when shooter Adam Lanza burst into her classroom Friday morning. She was among the 26 victims — 20 children, six school officials — at SHES. Continue Reading…

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From Wall Street to the sidelines: Coastal Carolina’s Joe Moglia is delivering

Associated Press / Charles Statem

Associated Press / Charles Statem

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Joe Moglia remembers the questions he was asked when he tried to transition from the coaching world to the corporate world nearly 30 years ago.

He’s had to answer the same questions since returning to coaching. Now at age 63 and in his first season as a college head coach, he has Coastal Carolina in the FCS playoffs.

The Chanticleers (7-4) will visit Bethune-Cookman (9-2) in a first-round playoff game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Municipal Stadium.

Moglia, the former CEO of TD Ameritrade, has become known as the “billionaire coach.” Cynics have said Coastal Carolina president David DeCenzo fired David Bennett — the only football coach the school had ever known — and hired Moglia last December more for what Moglia could deliver in financial support for the school than in developing a football program. Continue Reading…

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One response to Articles You Need to Read, Issue #1

  1. 

    Hey, Tyler – these are some great articles and yes, I would’ve missed them without you! Thanks for posting…

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