August 16, 2017

Author: Tarik Sloussi, M.A.

A Mental Health Counselor’s Advice to Colin Kaepernick

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • August 3, 2017
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What a Mental Health Counselor Says about Ray Lewis Giving Colin Kaepernick Advice As a mental health counselor specializing in working with young adult guys, I have guided my fair share of young men through difficult times. Seeing as Colin Kaepernick has been receiving an influx of unsolicited advice lately, I thought I’d join the party. […]

LeBron vs. Curry, Round 3

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • May 30, 2017
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Who’s more likely to lead their team to another NBA Finals Championship this year, LeBron or Curry? The LeBron led Cavaliers and Curry led Warriors have matched up in the previous two NBA Finals with the Warriors winning in 2015 and the Cavs winning in 2016. Given the continued dominance of both clubs here in […]

March Madness: 2017 Cinderella Team(s) (POLL)

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • March 13, 2017
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March Madness is upon us, which means another opportunity for a Cinderella story. As I’ve shared in my March Madness: Why We Root For The Underdog article, we have a tendency to root for teams that are at a disadvantage. In most cases, rooting for the underdog is unrewarding, however the NCAA Division I Men’s […]

March Madness: Why We Root For The Underdog

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • March 10, 2017
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If you’ve ever watched the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, than you know why it is more commonly referred to as “March Madness.” Each year a lower seeded team overcomes the odds and defeats a higher ranked opponent, which leads to a surge in public support and backing. Have you ever found yourself rooting […]

How to Handle the End of Football Season

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • February 6, 2017
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As much as it pains me to say this, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are Super Bowl Champions… For the 5th time! Smh. Although I strongly dislike Tom Brady and the Patriots (I’m a die-hard Peyton Manning fan), I respect the team for pulling off the single greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Their […]

Obama’s 7 Most Memorable Moments As President

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • January 11, 2017
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As Obama’s reign as President of the United States comes to an end, many are reflecting on the past 8 years with a mix of sadness and thankfulness. As one of my colleagues, Dr. Dave Verhaagen, highlighted in his Which Celebrity Death Hit You Harderst This Year? article, it is not abnormal for one to […]

Why Grayson Allen is “Out of Control”

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • January 6, 2017
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Duke guard Grayson Allen returned to action after being suspended “indefinitely” for tripping a player for the third time in a calendar year. Even if you strongly dislike Duke and/or Grayson Allen, you have to admire the stunt Duke’s public relations team pulled by announcing that Allen would be suspended “indefinitely” only to see him […]

“Trump Won. Suck It Up”

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • November 11, 2016
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Whether you’re a Trump, Hillary, or “other” supporter, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election was a shock to all of us. Going into Election Day, Reuters gave Hillary a 90% chance of winning the election. Regardless of this and other favorable projections for Hillary, Donald Trump beat the odds and won the election. Now […]

Will Curry and The Warriors Win The 2016 NBA Title? (Poll)

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • April 13, 2016
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Steph Curry and The Golden State Warriors are one game away from making history. The Warriors are currently tied with Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the best regular season record in NBA history (72). With a win in their final game of the regular season against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors will have sole […]

What Super Bowl 50 Means for Peyton Manning’s Legacy

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • February 4, 2016
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Although Peyton Manning has yet to officially confirm that he will retire after Super Bowl 50, it is difficult to assume otherwise. After all, cameras caught Manning saying, “Hey, listen, this might be my last rodeo. So, it sure has been a pleasure,” as he embraced Bill Belichick after the Broncos’ AFC Championship game victory over […]

Best Carolina Panthers’ Hype Song to Date

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • January 22, 2016
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Rapper and Greenville, North Carolina native, Petey Pablo, is back with another unforgettable Carolina theme song. The rapper is most well known for his 2001 hit song, “Raise Up,” which had North Carolinians everywhere chanting, “North Carolina! C’mon and raise up…” Today, Petey Pablo released a new Panthers’ hype song and video titled, “Carolina Colors.” The song’s […]

Top Sideline Stories of 2015

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • December 28, 2015
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From cheating allegations to near death experiences, 2015 had its fair share of unforgettable sideline stories. Here are my Top Sideline Stories of 2015: 1. Deflategate Tom Brady and the New England Patriots found themselves in familiar territory in 2015 when they were accused of another cheating scandal. After an independent investigation, it was concluded […]

Top 10 Sports Moments of 2015

  • by Tarik Sloussi, M.A.
  • December 8, 2015
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As an athlete, mental health professional, and avid sports fan, there is no form of self-care I enjoy more than playing and watching sports. I am almost embarrassed to share that I spend just about as much time consuming sports as I do anything else. Hopefully, my devotion/obsession with sports serves me well in this […]