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Becky Hammon becomes assistant coach, San Antonio Spurs

Here we are – between NBA Finals and the kickoff to the NFL season.  For the past 3 years, in August, I’ve blogged in this space about the NFL Hall of Fame and the NFL Preseason.  I’m angry at the … Continue reading

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Masterful “Shaking It Off” at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic

I tried to write about the World Cup, I really did.  But, like the line from that song in “Chorus Line”:  “I dug right down . . . and I tried, I tried . . . and ‘Nothing—I’m feeling nothing—‘ … Continue reading

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NBA finals: Are You an Unselfish Teammate?

LeBron

It’s the triumph of the phrase, “there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team.’”  As a Human Resources professional, it warms my cockles that the teams in the NBA Finals starting Thursday night are most known for unselfish play:  most willing to pass … Continue reading

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NFL Draft: Patience as a Spectator Sport

The greatest hiring event in sports took place last week. Millions tuned in to watch hours and hours over three days of the NFL Draft. Last Thursday night’s first round drew a total viewership of 32 million viewers — a … Continue reading

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How Quickly Do You Make Decisions?

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As a speech coach, I think of “thinking on your feet” in the verbal context:  thinking quickly and responding appropriately with words.  But—watching the NCAA Final Four and the Championships—both men’s and women’s—gave me a whole new appreciation of thinking … Continue reading

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Leaving It All Out There On the Field (Ice)!

Now that the football season is no longer inspiring my Sundays, I turned to Olympic figure skating!  I find the couples’ synchronized twizzles (multi-rotational one foot turns) in ice dancing moved me to instant tears, just as the running back … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your “Offense” Get Beaten by the Noise!

  Super Bowl 2014:  My man, Peyton Manning, goes down in spectacular fashion.  After breaking all-time offensive records in the regular season—touchdowns thrown (55) and yards thrown (over 5400), it didn’t matter.  He gets rattled and rolled by the best … Continue reading

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Comeback Time! Find the Fire

How cool is it that the NFL Playoffs and the College Championship and Bowl games happen for New Year’s?  Just when we are fighting our tendency to hash over last year’s regrets — the unfulfilled expectations– the thwarted intentions, here … Continue reading

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Why Not Have a Players-Only Meeting?

What I love about sports is they keep it simple.  Any member of a sports team can call for a “players-only meeting.”  Detroit Lions running back, Reggie Bush said, after his team’s second consecutive loss, “We definitely need to have … Continue reading

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Think You Can Do It Alone? “Not so fast, my friend.”

Lee Corso

Why is it that NFL teams with the most talented players aren’t Super Bowl champions that year?  Take the San Diego Chargers. Philip Rivers, the Quarterback, has the best individual stats (including accuracy leader in passes completed), so why aren’t … Continue reading

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