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In an effort to achieve a specific goal in life, it is always difficult to try one’s very best and still come up short.
What distinguishes an authentic champion in life from everyone one else isn’t their ability to emerge victorious from the battlefield every time but, rather, their willingness to get up and start again every time after they have been beaten to the ground when non-champions would, in fact, on occasion, choose to stay down.
Simple words to live by with significant meaning for those who elect to compete in the arena.
On occasion, in this life …
“There comes a time when you have to plant your feet, stand firm, and make a point about who you are.” – Leon Riley [Pat Riley's father]
because the simple fact is …
and the real joy comes from doing what you believe is right, both, for you …
in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and the opinions of countless other so-called experts.
Khandor’s Sports Service, Super Bowl XLVI Selection
For this little corner of the ethernet, today just happens to be one of those occasions.
It really is quite simple …
… if you understand what makes “winning teams” fundamentally different from “losing teams” …
… and, IT has nothing to do with an “individual player’s performance-based statistics”.
… finally arrives on the US national network television stage, in the Mile High city at 4:15 PM this afternoon.
Enjoy what should be another hum-dinger for the Denver Broncos and their unconventional – but, also, without a doubt, highly talented – 2nd-year quarterback.
Since the Magna Carta, the concepts of “habeus corpus” and “innocent until proven guilty” have been fundamental aspects of the Rule of Law. Unfortunately, in today’s paparazzi-driven world, all too frequently, it gets thrown completely out the window by over-zealous people who prioritize values other than basic human fairness to all, regardless of their personal circumstances in life.
Whether or not Mr. Sandusky is eventually proven to be guilty, under the Rule of Law, kudos to him for respectfully asserting his hard-earned basic human rights in this highly sensitive situation.
NFL icon Al Davis has died.
The Oakland Raiders say longtime owner and Hall of Famer Al Davis has died. He was 82.
Davis, one of the most important figures in NFL history, is best known as a rebel, a man who established a team whose silver-and-black colors and pirate logo symbolized his attitude toward authority, both on the field and off.
It was Davis’ rebellious spirit, that willingness to buck the establishment, that helped turn the NFL into the establishment in sports—the most successful sports league in American history.
A sad day for anyone who has ever been a fan of the Oakland Raiders.
We wear the Silver, we wear the Black,
We never retreat, we always attack.
R.I.P, Al … YOU – and, by extension, your TEAM – were truly one of a kind.
Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy is [im]famous for a variety of different reasons …
but, instead of focusing attention mainly on what he does with his body, perhaps, what media should be doing is shining a bright spotlight on the words the man actually has to say to his team, following his short “dance of celebration” and a big comeback victory, on the road, against a high calibre opponent:
In the wide world of sports … there are relatively few numbers of people who actually “get it.”
“Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor,” Bruschi said. “You’re not a fan, all right. You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV. You’re not an analyst. You’re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it. So get with the program because obviously you’re not getting it and you’re tweeting because you’re saying, ‘It’s amazing to see’? It’s amazing to see because you don’t understand it. You still don’t understand it and it’s amazing to you because you can’t get it.
“Stop tweeting and get in your playbook. Wake up! If you’re just waking up now — I don’t know when this was, six minutes ago? — get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it’s amazing. If you’re in it and you know what you’re doing and you execute out there you don’t think it’s amazing. You know why? Because it’s what you’re supposed to do. All of a sudden it’s second nature. ‘I know I was supposed do that, yes I went 99 yards, I threw for 517. You know why? Because we’re that good and that’s what we’re supposed to do and that’s what I thought we were gonna do.’ You are still in awe to be a member of the New England Patriots offense. Join the system, buddy.”
Mr. Bruschi, most assuredly, is one of them.