The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

January 3, 2014

LEVINE: Looking forward to '14

(Continued)

In the grand scheme of things, that minor detail does little to alter the rags-to-riches story of Cinderella. Of course, this name change still hasn’t been approved by the princess herself, but at least I have until 2015 to plead my case.

Watch more sports: As my wife reads that subhead, she probably has a perplexed look on her face.

But follow me on this one.

I love sports. Since my daughter would rather watch Barbie’s Christmas special than watch grown men tackle each other, I have only one other option for a companion while watching sports…and that companion isn’t my wife.

My son will turn 1 this year and I’m assuming that’s a great time to get him more interested in sports. You can never start too early.

To make sure that he grows up to be a professional athlete in four different sports, I vow to watch more football, basketball, golf and baseball while he’s with me, just so he can be the greatest athlete of all time.

“Well if watching sports made a person such a great athlete, why are you 5-foot-8 with no skills whatsoever in any sport?” my wife may ask.

That’s a good question. I hear these things skip a generation every once in awhile, maybe that is why. Or maybe I just didn’t watch enough sports while growing up (I’m sure that generated another perplexed face).

I can’t worry about if watching sports on the couch with a cold drink and potato chips makes you a better athlete. I can only make sure that my son is well prepared for his future, so I have to believe watching even more sports in the coming year can be better for his and my health.

Text Only
Opinion
  • Scott Levine mug LEVINE: Hope is back at Roosevelt building

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Holly Youngquist Friends of the Library book sale is underway

    Friends of the Library Book Sale is open now. The sale is open to all until 8 p.m. today and on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Finally, Saturday, Aug. 2, is box day. From 9 a.m. to  3 p.m., books will sell at $3 per box.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cremation service helped pet owner in her time of need

    I wanted to share some positive news about a business located in Clinton that I’m guessing most residents aren’t aware even exists. It’s Northridge Pet Cremation on Main Avenue and for me they were recently a godsend.

    July 31, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Cappella choir concert was a success

    The CHS A Cappella reunion was great. It was real great to hear so many good voices of so many former choir members.

    July 31, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to boost social security

    It's time for Congress to act so that Social Security benefits can finally start to keep pace with the cost of living.

    July 31, 2014

  • Dangerous Darkies Logo.png Redskins not the only nickname to cause a stir

    Daniel Snyder has come under fire for refusing to change the mascot of his NFL team, the Washington Redskins. The Redskins, however, are far from being the only controversial mascot in sports history.  Here is a sampling of athletic teams from all areas of the sports world that were outside the norm.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Off and on the record Let us now praise anonymous sources.The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources.Josh Earnest — has there ever been a more perfectly named White Hous

    July 25, 2014

  • Be more informed

    Blame the city.That is a favorite pastime of many, including me at times. Driving over that pesky pothole or paying that annual property tax bill can lead to some choice words referencing the city. Nobody takes the brunt of being the scapegoat more t

    July 25, 2014

  • CCC thanks community, collaborators for successful movie night Clinton Community College would like to thank those who participated in the free outdoor movie showing of “Captain America – Winter Soldier” on the evening of Friday, July 18.We are grateful to have such wonderful community collaborators in the Erick

    July 25, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat

    The NCAA once cracked down on colleges that went too far luring top prospects, then it targeted teams that lathered players with special treatment. That was until the NCAA's get-tough approach backfired, rendering it ineffective and creating an opportunity for those who want to play dirty.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook