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The Toughest Position on the Field

First, it’s not the QB, a kicker, or even a lacrosse goalie. The toughest position is not only stressful and demands thick skin, but it is completely thankless; it’s the referee. Think about it, the best officials are invisible, because they only warrant consideration when something bad has happened. Nonetheless, the best games possess a […]

A Commercial in 1992 & Sport Psychology

Most of my life, I have been a sport obsessed honk, not only playing, but also following every sport, in every possible venue.  For instance, as a kid, I used to watch EVERY SINGLE match of Wimbledon on HBO during the summer. I just assumed that the best win, end of story. I had no […]

This Book Changed My Life

This Book Changed My Life Last week, A retired pastor approached me after a talk and asked if I knew the work of Logotherapy. I wrote about how I changed my life from being a loser… Well, this book changed my life as another reason why… If I ONLY got to choose ONE Book, this would […]

14 brief thoughts from The Masters

It is a glimpse of what Heaven will be like. have more money now Bubba Watson’s testimony after the round and that other players were there for him on the  10th green is a statement of his character. The most sacred part of the course, “amen” corner, is free of patrons. The practice rounds are […]

2 important baseball statistics

Baseball is the only sport where “MAN” is the only thing that scores.  Win the big inning: Almost 90% of the time the team that has the biggest inning wins. 50% of time a team scores the most runs in one inning beats teams runs for that game… Key to all of this: ON BASE % Source: Oregon State Baseball

Body language doesn’t talk…

It Screams!!! Focus on getting big!!! Last week, A free-book was awarded for “which sport emphasizes body language  the Most”. Many answers, stated, “all of them.”Well, here is a quick read on Body Language Importance for all sports. http://blog.stack.com/2012/03/16/mental-toughness-body-language/

Body Language Importance: BLI

Winner of Book: Mental Toughness Training for Golf: Jonathan Darling Body language is important in nearly every sport, but it is most important in Gymnastics. Not only are the athletes asked to execute incredible displays of athleticism, but to smile while doing it. Gymnasts have to smile after a poor routine or dismount, even though it […]

The Two Types of Players

There are two types of players; practice-day players and game-day players. Practice-day players usually have the best workouts and seemingly spend the most amount of time working on their craft. We relish in and want those who have the hardest work-ethic to be rewarded. Even hearing about how “hard” someone has worked inherently makes it seem […]