The National Football League has been a source of joy for many people in America since its inception. Getting ahold of me on Sundays can be a problem, because I am usually fixed on my TV, checking my fantasy team and rooting for the New England Patriots. There have been many fundamental changes introduced to the game in recent years, met with criticism, but understanding. The question is: how does this work for the NFL in the long-term? I have recently started to think back and reminisce about the NFL when I was younger. I would sit at my computer for hours watching YouTube videos of the hardest hits of the week. I loved to see a defender de-cleat an unsuspecting wide receiver or quarterback. Now, I can barely stand to watch these types of plays happen. Maybe I’ve grown soft as I’ve gotten older, but I think it points more to the fact that fans are actually starting to care about the players’ long-term health. This doesn’t bode well for a league based on hitting … [Read more...] about Burke’s Bully Pulpit: Where does the NFL go from here?
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Wellness programs don't make workplace stresses go away When organizations have high rates of workforce burnout, they wrongly assume wellness programs will offset damage stress can afflict. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Philip Chard, Special to the Journal Sentinel Published 11:00 a.m. CT May 10, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Many organizations place considerable emphasis on employee well-being. While some of this arises from benevolence, there is also a potential cost savings. Healthy … [Read more...] about Wellness programs don’t make workplace stresses go away
An executive tells a story of meeting with season-ticket holders, and the most consistent complaint was the team in question was striking out too often. The executive explained the trade-off was the club hit lots of homers and scored plenty of runs, yet the fans were still not satisfied. This was 2007. Let’s call those the good ole days. Strikeouts had risen for the second straight year in 2007, but only to 6.52 per team compared to 9.25 hits. But that Year 2 became Year 3 and Year 4 and, well, MLB is in a 13th straight season of rising strikeouts in 2018. April ended with each team whiffing on average 8.75 times per game. Conversely, teams averaged just 8.34 hits per game. Thus, MLB just had its first month ever with more strikeouts (7,335) than hits (6,992). How did we get here? There is no one simple answer. But I communicated with 16 scouts and executives and they all agreed: Even if you believe the game works in cycles, this one of high strikeouts and compressed batting … [Read more...] about Why MLB’s strikeout epidemic won’t go away any time soon
Photo by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Home Savings Bank, formerly Home Savings and Loan Association of Youngstown , converted its charter at its holding company from a thrift to a bank in early 2017. It did so as part of its acquisition of Premier Bank and Trust. It's currently one of the market's fastest-growing community banks. In the banking kingdom, the thrift model may be an endangered species.The ever-evolving landscape for banking has all but eliminated most of the perceived purpose and benefits of the thrift model. It's one of several reasons the number of thrifts — an umbrella term for banks operating as savings and loan association (S&Ls, as they're more commonly known), and mutual banks, a type of model featuring at least a majority ownership by depositors that's existed since the early 1800s and at one time had a large presence in Ohio and through New England — has dwindled through the years. Regulatory and financial pressures are culprits as … [Read more...] about Ever-evolving banking trends lead to an S&L shakeout
Grey’s Anatomy “Dream a Little Dream of Me” Sept. 25, 2008 I’m not going to say I’m disappointed by the Grey’s Anatomy season five premiere, because let’s face it – even if it could have been better, Shonda and Co. could do (and have done) a heck of a lot worse. For this episode, George kept it in his pants the whole time, and Izzie didn’t make me want to leap into the TV and strangle her – overall I’d call that a success. But last season’s lip-smacking finale set the bar pretty darn high. Is season five going to be the crowd-pleaser fans have been expecting? Not exactly a promising start. Mer keeps dreaming that Derek is dying and thinks it’s a reflection on her fear of commitment. Considering their history – um, ya think? In a refreshingly uncharacteristic move, she decides she’s going to bite the bullet and ask Derek to move in with her. Probably. Maybe. We’ll see. Cristina to Meredith: … [Read more...] about Dreaming of a happily ever after on Grey’s