Bernier deals with big questions by focusing on little things

Reporters hate doing it: the game-after-game shuffle to the locker of the player in the throes of a spiralling slump. Although the tragic figure never has much to say other than he’s working hard and hoping things work out, the working stiffs want to know what he’s going through, especially when the fallen soul makes a few million a year playing a game. Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier has been the victim much of this season, having … [Read more...]

Dufner reminds that major pain invariably prefaces major gain

    Jason Dufner’s PGA Championship victory proved once again that to win spectacularly at most anything, you had to have failed spectacularly. I don’t know if influential psychiatrist Carl Jung played golf, but his quote “There is no coming to consciousness without pain” is quite appropriate in appreciating Jason Dufner’s win in the PGA Championship. While some may argue Dufner appears to be barely conscious when he plays, … [Read more...]