World Cup Lesson #2: Think

Sports and Entrepreneurship Blog Article

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, … Read more

World Cup Lesson #1: Patience

Sports and Entrepreneurship Blog Article

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 … Read more

Keeping My Mind Right As a 13 Year Old Soccer Goalie

SE+ Perspective | a perspective on sports matters

When playing a sport, you are going to have bad days, especially if you play soccer goalie like me.  I am Mason Kasimov, Eric’s son. I am a soccer goalie and having bad days comes with the job—for me and even for the best goalies in the country like Tim Howard and Zack Steffen. So, … Read more

Soccer, Coffee, and Social Media

Words & Sports

A story about soccer, coffee and social media   It’s a cold, rainy Sunday morning. Turf fields make playing soccer possible on days like today. We’re ready.    I mean, my son is ready, he’ll be the one playing. I’ll be a spectator in the stands. I’m also the driver. There’s no time for my morning coffee, we have to … Read more