Taking Tips from March Madness: Be a Bracket Buster

Posted on 03/27/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIf you get caught up in all this March Madness then you have to be just as stunned as the rest of the world that Lehigh beat Duke. According to ESPN there were over 6 million brackets filled out this year and not a single one picked some of these upsets. You have all these statisticians and prognosticators who just babble nonstop about who is going to win, and who is the best player and the best coach, and they think …

The Takeaway: Boomers Embrace Outdoor Activities, Team Sports

Posted on 03/16/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayBoomers are embracing team sports and other fitness activities much more than aging Americans of previous generations did. They’re not just walking and running and joining gyms, but signing playing basketball and signing up for adult hockey leagues.

BREAKING: Shaq to Change Name to “Big AARP”, AARP to Change Name to “Big SHAQ”

Posted on 06/3/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNow that I have your attention… we’ve been having a blast over here at AARP as Shaquille O’Neal took to Twitter to announce his retirement! He’s taking suggestions via Twitter on what his new nickname should be and the leading contender appears to be the “Big AARP.” Our CEO, Barry Rand, issued the following statement just now: “Shaq, on behalf of AARP, congratulations on a great career! If you’re like most of our members—half are still working, many more give …

Sporting News

Posted on 04/8/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentWarm weather and springtime mean it’s finally time for outdoor sports – and now that it’s now officially baseball season (my favorite season of the year)…we can add another sport to the list to watch: today marks the beginning of the Masters Tournament! I found this article from the AP this morning interesting, and if you are a Masters follower, you might too. It talks about how “old-timers” at the tournament are becoming a thing of the past. Of the …

Letting Go of Your Need to Compete

Posted on 10/15/2009 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthCheck out this WSJ article about getting older as an athlete. The author talks honestly and openly about his passion for competition, and how he had to come to terms that trying to come in first at 50 could be risky to his health when his doctor found an aneurysm in his aortic root. So that led him to do more research: “‘The no-pain-no-gain mentality suggests that you can keep making gains if you just work harder,’ says Mark Allen, …