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David De Gea and the Easy Saves

A David De Gea and business leader story about the Manchester United Goalkeeper, not getting credit, and making it look easy. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He is one of the best, maybe even the best, soccer goalie in the world. The world? Yes. Or, at least, that’s my opinion. Other people have different opinions.

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More Than a Game

How college football programs like Ohio State draw attention for other endeavors. The football game is the entertainment, the game is the draw. But if you think a sports program (say, the Ohio State Buckeyes) is only about playing football, you’re not paying attention.  Think about the gear: the shirts, jerseys, hats. Think about the food and

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Always Looking to Improve: SportsEpreneur’s New Look

We are happy to annouce SportsEpreneur’s new look. We hope you all enjoy! It’s been three years since SportsEpreneur launched its first blog post. I remember our excitement then, what would SportsEpreneur become? What would people think about it? I’ll tell you what it’s become; It’s a platform that leads to new conversations with people.

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What’s Your Super Bowl?

Super Bowl Sunday. Biggest sporting event of the year. But if your team isn’t playing in the game this year, don’t assume you don’t get a Super Bowl. Now, I don’t mean consuming mass amounts of chicken wings, or anything similar, and I’m not necessarily talking about sports. I mean what is the biggest event

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Sports Media Wants Your Clicks—Especially YOU, Buckeye Fans

Pick a polarizing team in the world of sports. Follow the commentary on that team on social media long enough, and you’ll start to see a pattern, a pattern of negativity—because these aren’t just opinions. These are opinions with an agenda. There are many teams that are polarizing. The Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots, the

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What I Learned From Frank Reich

Many of the people I like the best, the people I find most impressive, don’t take themselves very seriously. It’s not that they don’t care about their work, it’s that they truly enjoy what they are doing, and they don’t make it about them. For example, Frank Reich, Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Frank

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Sometimes One Goal is All it Takes

Soccer isn’t as popular in the United States as it is overseas. There are a lot of reasons—most of us didn’t grow up with the sport, we don’t have an elite league in this country yet (MLS is trying!), and on and on. But a big complaint I hear from my friends (when I tell

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Hurdles in Life and Business

I played a lot of sports growing up.  I just loved the thrill of competition and the mental and physical challenges.  Out of all the sports I played, soccer was my favorite, but I had the most success with track (which I loved, too). I started out as a pure sprinter, but then switched to

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Curated Feel-Good Sports Stories | Steph Curry, Robert Foster, Donovan Mitchell

Despite the negative news you constantly see, there are many positive stories happening in the sports world. Still feeling depressed by the news? Sounds like it’s time for another installment of our good-news story collection. We don’t want you to tune out—if you’re not informed, you can’t get involved and you can’t make the world

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Applying the Kick Return Game to Business

Where you start matters because starting ahead gives you better odds for success. Football is not an exact science, but I’ve heard both players and coaches say that there’s a close relationship between where a team starts after a kickoff and the odds of scoring on that drive. For example, if an offensive team starts

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Curated Feel-Good Stories From the Charlotte Sports World

Charlotte has got a lot–of good. Watching the news can be so depressing. It’s important to stay informed. If you don’t know what’s going on out there, how can you help? But on the other hand, if you’re depressed and discouraged all the time, it’s hard to help with much of anything. So, what is

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The Denzel Ward Draft Pick Proves You Should Ignore Outside Noise

This article is sponsored by Erie and Anchor. Erie and Anchor is an apparel brand for those who love, live, and play on Lake Erie. This article is not about the success of the Cleveland Browns. That would be a short article—and that’s no knock on the Browns. My dad is from Cleveland. I’m an

Making a Positive Impact: A Columbus Crew Story | SportsEpreneur

Making a Positive Impact: A Columbus Crew Story

Passionate and positive fans can make a difference. The Columbus Crew staying home proves that. Soccer is not a major professional sport in the United States, though it’s enormous internationally, but Americans still follow and play the game. And when we do, we often get passionately involved.    Which brings me to the Columbus Crew. My son and

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Curated Feel Good Tweets from the World of Sports

Hop on Twitter at any moment and you are bound to find a lot happening. Twitter can be a great place. For many, Twitter has a toxic feel. There’s hate, agendas, bad mouthing–it’s all enough to make you move to the next app on your phone. But there’s so much good happening in Twitter–and in

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The Success of Jared Goff

Every year, the question is always which quarterback will be drafted first? In 2016, it turned out to be Jared Goff, by the Los Angeles Rams. Being drafted number one overall in the NFL comes with high expectations–that Goff failed to reach in his first season. Actually, that’s not unusual. There is a lot that goes

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Jacob deGrom for Cy Young

If you have followed the New York Mets this season, you have my condolences. After the exciting 11-1 start, the Mets completely fell off the map. Realistically, fans had only one reason to even watch the team this year—Jacob deGrom. DeGrom pitched a stellar season and ended his historic year by shutting out the playoff-bound

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Dabo Did the Right Thing

Dabo Swinney, Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers Made a Major Decision that Shook College Football Update: January 8, 2019 With the Clemson Tigers winning the College Football National Championship, Dabo Swinney has proved that his mid-season decision to change quarterbacks was the right move. Many fans and non-fans questioned this move when it happened. Not

I’m Doing It | A Story About What We Can Learn From Watching Kids

I’m Doing It

A Bike Riding Story About What We Can Learn From Watching Kids Ever watch a kid do something new? Watching my kids learn is one of my favorite things about being a parent–and I learn so much in the process I may have to give my daughter, Chloe, her own website, one of these days.

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The Game of Interviewing

Interviewing and the game of football have many parallels. A guest post from Gino Trapani, an executive search and recruiting professional. This is my favorite time of year. The weather’s great, the sun is shining…and football season is here. As a football fan, there’s no better time than this; when the excitement for the season hits

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Time Away: Use It or Lose It

Time. It’s Kind of a Big Deal. Does it ever seem like you just don’t have enough time? Maybe you have projects you want to work on, but don’t get to. Maybe you have career goals that need more time than you have to invest. Maybe you’d like to read a book, but you think

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Pretend It’s The Championship

As my daughter, Chloe, gets ready for basketball camp, she looks at me and says, “Daddy, you know how I get myself to play hard? I pretend it’s the championship.” If that didn’t give me insight! I’ve always felt the best advice can be so simple, stuff right in front of us. How do you

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Sometimes It Just Takes Two

Duos work because sometimes, it just takes two Simon needed Garfunkle. Jerry needed George. Jack needed Jill. And to finish on a sports duo, Shaq needed Kobe (and vice versa). What does all of this matter? Sales, projects, getting work done, that’s why it matters. If you’re on a project by yourself, it’s all yours,

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What Coaching Little League Baseball Taught Me About Leadership

This article about coaching little league baseball is a guest post by Gino Trapani. Gino was recently a guest on our Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. You can find that episode here. I recently wrapped up my third year of coaching little league baseball. The final game and end-of-season pizza party is always a mixed bag of

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Don’t Apologize to the Audience

“Don’t apologize to the audience” is a guest post from our editor, Caroline. Normally, we use sports to talk about business around here. Only problem is, I don’t play sports, don’t follow sports, it’s just not my thing. So what do I know well enough to draw important lessons from? Writing. I’ve always been, or

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Entrepreneurs, Protect Your Downside

It’s not about living in fear. It’s about minimizing risk. Protect your downside. We love helping entrepreneurs build stuff. But we hate watching something someone has built fall down. And a lot of collapses don’t have to happen—if a couple of steps had just been taken…. To get what I’m saying, imagine designing a literal,

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World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

Colombia vs Japan, and it’s the first World Cup match for both teams. The long wait is over. The practice, the strategy, the buildup…it’s all in the past now. Now it’s time to play.  One minute of gameplay, then two, then three. And then—  A handball. The ref calls it intentional. It’s in the box. That

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World Cup Lesson #2: Think

The mental side of the World Cup is a big deal. Sure, skill plays a major role in the success of a team, but if players do not think properly about the task at hand, it could cost their country a victory.  Thinking seems basic, but it isn’t.   All too many of us, all too often,

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World Cup Lesson #1: Patience

I watch as many World Cup Soccer games I can, and the one thing that stands out more than anything else is patience.  Sure, at the end of the game, urgency can creep in. But mostly, the game is filled with patience.  Passing, pausing, waiting, making a run up the field only to have the player

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Instagram | Sports and Entrepreneur Content

Entrepreneur content can be found in many places these days. In an email, in a book, on Facebook, in a Snapchat story, in your LinkedIn newsfeed and of course in one of the hottest social media platforms, Instagram. If you have followed SportsEpreneur content for a while you know we love Instagram (also known as

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Remember When Things Were Going Great?

Ah, the good old days!  The Buffalo Bills in the ’90s, the Chicago Bulls in the ’90s, the New York Islanders of the ’80s….  None of those organizations are particularly notable now, but each had an exciting, golden age that fans love to look back on.  People like looking back in general. It starts with the words,