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Dr. Rodney Blackman

Dr. Rodney J. Blackman is the Chair of Recreation Management at the United States Sports Academy, and can be reached at

Under the Shadow of a Knight

NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals! What an absolutely great time of year. And so interesting! The story lines go on and on…How cool is that!...

A Wave of Curiosity on the Wings of International Delight

For all of you who have diverse interests, and who like to try new things – there’s this new wave of curiosity. And from...

Based on a True Story (Part 2)

So perhaps your most pressing question from Based on a True Story (Part 1) is, so did that guy die? Yes, he did. That was...

Based on a True Story (Part 1)

So – with baseball season upon us, all of a sudden, like, right now – I have a couple baseball-related type comments. Sorta –...

Don’t Ever Forget It

Hey all you parents out there – let me ask you a question. Your kids, they have a natural tendency to be good, right?...

‘Of the Realme’

Politics and sports have a history of not necessarily agreeing with one another. But that’s ok – politics are generally disagreeable, to some extent....

Angel in Devil’s Shoes, Part Two

Oi! For those unfamiliar – this is an interjection – also spelled and/or pronounced “oy.” The meaning of this delightful little word can be...

Angel in Devil’s Shoes, Part One

There are sports personalities and/or celebrities that have found ways to bring themselves to the brink of unsalvageable situations… Take Donald Sterling – Banned for...

It’s Not About What You Got – It’s About What You Make of What...

Fundamental to sports and recreation is the necessity, at times, to improvise. Mike Tyson may have captured this idea best when he said, “Everyone...

Beauty Out of Ugly Things

Which is less forgiving, sky-diving, or bocce? Go-cart racing or putt-putt? Basketball, or football? Swimming, or archery? Table-tennis or water-skiing? Baseball, or Ice hockey? Which? If...
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