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A look back to an incredible game and teaching moment in college football   If you’re a college football fan, you probably watched the game between UCLA and Texas A&M right up through the third quarter…and then went to bed. The score was 44-10, after all--and it was late (on the...

Week Four of the NFL is in the books—wow, that happened fast! We were planning on doing one post per week about what’s going on in College Football and the NFL (and applying the lessons learned to business), but things got busy here, and time sped...

This article was co-written with Spencer Smith of Triple H Tackling Academy. You look up at the scoreboard and it reads 42-7. You are down by 35 points going into the 4th quarter. Are you likely to win at this point? No (although you never know--see UCLA). How...

Week 2 of the NFL Season is here! Let's start planning ahead on our NFL education for the week. As you know, we are all about finding stories in sports and applying it to business. For our game of the week we went with the Sunday...

Congratulations to the 2017 College Basketball National Champions, the North Carolina Tar Heels! Just last year, the North Carolina Tar Heels came within moments of winning the NCAA Tournament, but lost on a buzzer beater in the final game to the Villanova Wildcats. Imagine coming that...

The text said, “call me”. Instantly, I knew something wasn't right. I figured it wasn't anything tragic, but bad news nonetheless. I called my wife, who told me she was on her way to our son’s school. Mason had broken his wrist while playing soccer in...

Congratulations to the 2016 College Football Champion, Clemson Tigers. Last year, the Clemson Tigers came within just 6 points of winning the national championship, but lost in the championship game to the Alabama Crimson Tide. They were so close, yet so far. Imagine being that close...

How often have you heard that cornerbacks in football need to have a short-term memory? Well guess what? In sales, you need a short-term memory too.When cornerbacks mess up, everyone notices, but they can’t afford to spend the rest of the game distracted and wallowing...

Unexpected change can hurt your game, or it can be a tremendous opportunity, depending on how you respond to it. That is one of the messages in John Wooden’s brilliant bestseller, Wooden on Leadership, and it’s a point that jumped out at me when I...

Congratulations to the 2015 World Series Champions, the Kansas City Royals. Last year, the Royals came within just two runs of winning the World Series, but lost in Game 7 to the San Francisco Giants. Imagine getting that close only to come up short—and then coming...