Category Archives: Columns/Blogs


Let Them Be Coached | FamFitter

By Adam & Kristin Kleinert Basketball season is a bustling time in the Kleinert household. It’s been like this for some years now and, though it’s a hectic time for our family, we honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, our oldest child’s first public outing (she’s now a freshman) was to attend…Read More


CTE: Let’s Use Our Head on This

By Jim Biery When I was seven, I was a typical kid who couldn’t wait to go outside and play with my friends. As I ran down the hallway and started down the hardwood stairs, I was also trying to save time and put on my shirt in the process. Halfway down, I missed a…Read More


A Little Man’s Take On A Big Sports World | Tailgating: America’s True Fall Festival

By Jim Biery Take a deep breath. A really long deep breath. What do you smell? Maybe bratwurst? How about hamburgers and hot dogs? Maybe even lobster and shrimp. Has anyone ever had couscous at a tailgate? Thank goodness football season is here, and one of the best parts about this time of year is…Read More

Some days Brahm would rather work on the ballfield
instead of play on it...and that’s ok.

Fam Fitter | Fostering Individual Enthusiasm

By Adam & Kristin Kleinert  When we began our journey to become a fitter family, we chose a cohesive approach to overall family health. This concept appealed to us not only due to the simplicity just one plan can be to implement, but also because we place such value in our time spent together. Thus…Read More


The Final Say with Zach McCrite | The Sensationalism Of The Must-Win 

By Zach McCrite This is a “must-win” column. I must win this column or else something will happen, right? Let me explain. I would define myself as a lot of different things: I’m a parent. A husband. I’m a son and a brother. Go ahead and mark me down for coach, rabid eater and fan…Read More


What’s in Your Lunchbox?

  Editor’s Note: Normally, Kristin Kleinert and her husband Adam pen this column together. This time, Kristin took the helm.  My job at our local school includes daily cafeteria duty for kindergarten/first grade lunch. Believe me when I say that this ritual is a whole institution in itself: It’s messy and chaotic, and it’s NEVER…Read More


The Final Say | September 2017

Role Play: If I Were Athletic Director At Louisville I should be an athletic director. Well, I guess I should first explain: I am not qualified to be an athletic director at the collegiate level. Why? Well, I’m not real good at raising money. You got to be the ringleader of raising a lot of…Read More


Stop Sitting on the Sideline

Forget your goals for a moment: Getting physically fit can be fun. Last month, I reported that I’m now facing a little hiccup in my quest to compete in a bodybuilding contest because of what’s informally called “mommy thumb” but is technically known as De Quervain Syndrome. My left hand has lost strength and mobility,…Read More


A Little Man’s Take On A Big Sports World | The Business of Rebuilding

BY JIM BIERY As the Purdue Boilermakers begin their 2017 football season Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, they will be led out on the field by first-year head coach Jeff Brohm. Coach Brohm has led teams into battle before, most recently at Western Kentucky University where he led the Hilltoppers to consecutive…Read More


Sirmon Says “Simple”

By Howie Lindsey Sirmon’s ‘simple’ defense might be what the Dr. ordered for Louisville WHAT’S THE OLD PHRASE? KISS: KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID? Well, for Louisville football, the defense might co-opt that acronym: KISS: Keep It Simple, Sirmon. Louisville coach Bobby Petrino made a change in his defensive coordinator at the end of the 2016…Read More