I am a big fan of Billie Jean King. The former tennis great and advocate for gender equality in sports is an American icon who has lived an impressive life. While I respect all of her accomplishments -- on and off the court -- this time the 73-year-old King misfired. King has been doing interviews around the release of the movie "Battle of the Sexes," which is in theaters now and documents the gimmicky and highly publicized Battle of the Sexes grudge match that she won against Bobby Riggs in 1973.
That's what all of us aging people like to tell ourselves. But it works on the opposite end of the spectrum, too. Just like getting older doesn't necessarily need to limit us, neither does being young. Too young. Just ask the "Sophomore Seven" on the Warren football team. Too young to play varsity? Too young to start varsity? Ummm ... no. And no again.
There was a message that Grayslake North football coach Sam Baker wanted to get across to his team loud and clear over the last week of practice. So he wore it on his sleeve. Well, actually his chest. Baker was trying to be innovative in getting his team's attention after its 1-2 start and a 31-0 thumping by Lakes in Week 3. "We kept telling the kids that you are what you put on film and when you see our film, we've got some areas where we are really inconsistent," Baker said.
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Selecting a term
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