Marginal Gains

If you can break down a problem into the incremental, great gains can be made. “Marginal Gains. The approach comes from the idea that if you breakdown a big goal into small parts, and then improve on each of them, you will deliver a huge increase when you put them all together.”  Sir Dave Brailsford […]

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Keep Doing What You Do

Earlier this week, ESPN announced a series of layoffs. The news reverberated across the journalism industry. Those impacted handled the announcements with class and grace. And sadly, Jayson Stark will no longer be part of the ESPN lineup. Yes, he’ll bounce back, but I’ve read his work for years. This hurts. Last year, he boldly […]

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The Yips

February. Too cold to throw outside. Gymnasium. Bleachers stacked high. My teammates lined up next to each other. Two arm lengths away. Way too close, I thought. My throwing parter waved his glove. I ran my fingers across the baseball seams. My throwing partner waved again, impatient. Too close, I whispered. Still, I reared back, pushed […]

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Marketing Genius 

November 2nd, 2016. The day the unthinkable happened. Statistically, going 100+ years without winning a World Series is more than improbable. Depending on how you gamble and figure the odds, it’s less than one percent. Yet, it did happen. Years of frustration. Close calls. Finally, it took a special team to break the curse. Give […]

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Rules and Regulations

March Madness. Joy. Hope. Tears. Buzzer beaters. Alley oops. Tomahawk jams. Behind the back assists. Hustle. Upsets. Twelve beats five. Glory. It’s one and done. The best team doesn’t always win. It’s the most spectacular three weeks in sports. And the most unpredictable. For the tournament committee, there are always missteps. Some teams’ bubble bursts […]

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Desert Dwellings

I’ve visited Mesa Verde twice in the past five years. In 1978, it was designated as a World Heritage site. You’d think this place would be in the next Indiana Jones flick. The Cliff Palace has a lost city look. If you’ve trekked here during the summer, it’s worth noting a desert can be a hot […]

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