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You are rolling at the quarterback position today, 25-30 with 358 yards and three touchdowns. Nothing can slow you down. The passing game is flourishing, and the last thing you want to think about is handing the ball off to your running back. However, the defense...

A story about one of the most storied trophies in professional sports. The Stanley Cup.   The NHL Playoffs concluded in the spring of 2017 with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning it all for the second consecutive season. You had the best teams in the league vying to become Champions and...

A story about pushing yourself beyond what you thought you could do   My youngest niece is learning to stand up. She’s ten months old. She can already crawl well, and she learned to pull herself up on convenient furniture or a friendly adult months ago. Now,...

A look into how the economics of sports in Cleveland impact and create business   Normally, we think of sports as an opportunity for working people to step away from the craziness of everyday life and relax. But what about when your work is related to sports?...

How the Ohio State Pro Day showcases talented players and how I handled it. All university students have the opportunity to attend one or more job fairs. College athletes are no exception, but when the NFL comes to campus to check out prospective players, it’s always...

My response to Coach Sean McDermott's statement of "we don't lose, we learn."   Actually, when you lose, you really do lose  Losing stinks, but it’s worse when you refuse to admit defeat.   This past Sunday, out of nowhere, Coach Sean McDermott benched his starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, for fifth-round rookie quarterback, Nathan Peterman. The decision was...

The state of Ohio lives for High School Football. This passion is something we can all learn from.   Ohio loves its football. Of course, football is the national pastime, but in some states—Ohio, California, Florida, and Texas all spring to mind—high school football is more than just...

A story about playing in the game of sports and entrepreneurship.   I sat in the gym on a Saturday morning listening to the Yes I Can coaches in Charlotte, North Carolina give a motivational speech to the nine-and-under basketball team. The game had been close, but...

The Buffalo Bills provide a great example of how relationships can work in your business.   2017 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Buffalo Bills, but they’ve already won five games. They are legitimately in the playoff chase. They are not without their problems,...

Putting in Golf and Making the Sale in Business Are Closely Related   It’s a beautiful day on the golf course. The sun is out, the grass is cut, and you’re playing well. As you approach the seventh hole, you look at your scorecard and see that...