World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

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…

World Cup Lesson #2: Think

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,…

World Cup Lesson #1: Patience | Entrepreneur Learning

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…

Which Way is First Base | SportsEpreneur Content Platform

Which Way is First Base

I love Little League baseball. You watch these five- and six-year-olds just enjoying the game as if for the first time—oh, wait, it is their first time!   But we also get to watch kids picking their noses, wiggling loose teeth, and looking the wrong way. “Hey mom, look at me, my tooth is wiggly!!”   “That’s great darling!! Watch the ball now!”  Then the…

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

I’m no Alabama fan, but what Nick Saban did in the National Championship was gutsy—and right. His starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who has won all but two of his games in two years, was not having a good day. Frankly, he looked ready to lose his third game. So, at halftime, Saban benched his star…

I Couldn’t Disagree More with Buffalo Bills Coach, Sean McDermott

I Couldn’t Disagree More with Buffalo Bills Coach, Sean McDermott

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 met with criticism from all over—the local…