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Nike Steps in It


“Winning Takes Care of Everything”. Thanks, Nike. Good to know.

I can now stop telling my kids that personal integrity, character, making things good, and not getting into a mess in the first place are all essential parts of being a person with integrity.

They’ll be delighted to hear that all they have to do is win. The other stuff is so much more work. Continue reading

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Verducci: Mariano Rivera

SI Rivera CoverI love long form narrative. I love to read it. I love to write it.

I love sports – especially baseball. Especially pitchers. Mariano Rivera is one of my all-time favorites.

I love Tom Verducci – the finest sportswriter today. Hands down.

So – Here is a link to an unbelievable piece about Rivera by Verducci.

What could be better for the day after Valentines?

(Next Friday – A new sports post!)

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OUCH to Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn, 28, was airlifted to an Austrian hospital today after a very nasty crash/fall on the Super-G run at the Alpine World Championships. Here’s the video for a closer look.

Needless to say, most of us do not have legs that flex forward in quite that way. Neither does Vonn, who will be out for the rest of the season. The question is, will she be back for the 2014 Olympics?

Either way, sending out a heartfelt OUCH to Lindsey Vonn.