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    A Traumatic Brain Injury Made Me Love Writing

    My concussion inspired my writing journey and improved my ability to think critically and introspectively I love writing. Writing helps me contextualize, organize my thoughts, and understand and process my emotions. And most importantly, writing has given me a creative outlet to bring joy to my life. But I would have never started if I hadn’t gotten a traumatic brain injury. Before I go any further, you should know that I grew up playing football. From elementary school until my junior year of college, football was one of the biggest parts of my life. Between practice, strength training, meetings, and games, it was a massive time commitment and was my…

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    The Bears Did Something Competent For Once

    The Bears getting Montez Sweat actually made sense The Chicago Bears have become almost famously incompetent over the past several years. Losing season after losing season, fired coach after fired coach, the Bears just consistently suck. And at this point, I tend to expect them to do the incompetent thing every chance they get. But this time, they did it. They did the right thing. The Chicago Bears traded for Montez sweat and it was actually the right thing to do. But this decision has been met with some hate. And I understand where people are coming from. They currently suck. For the second consecutive year, they’re likely to be…

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    You Won’t Be Missed, Bobby Knight

    Bobby Knight has given us no reason to shed a single tear Throwing chairs, winning championships, and screaming like a red-faced banshee. These are the things Bobby Knight will be remembered for. People will remember him fondly. People will glorify who he was with aggrandizing, selective memories.  But Bobby Knight was not a good man, and I will not miss him. If you are unfamiliar with his work, Bobby Knight was the basketball coach for the University of Indiana many years ago. And he enjoyed a lot of success. He coached three national championship teams and was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 1991.  But on the court…

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