Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012
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In Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday he recounts coaches Tony Dungy, Marvin Lewis, and Brad Childress talking about the importance of having men of faith on their rosters.
“These players understand there is something bigger than themselves and realize that someday they’ll have to answer for their actions. The result is oftentimes a greater sense of humility, a willingness to think about the team over themselves, and the realization that their talent isn’t their due, but rather a gift from God to be used for His purpose.
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012
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I read Curtis Eichelberger’s new book Men of Sunday this weekend. It’s a compelling book I’ll quote several times this week before I post my full review this weekend. 1
As I read Eichelberger’s piece on former “Pro Bowl Denver Broncos offensive lineman Mark Schlereth I was inspired, awed, and perplexed.
I had to ask, is this man mad, filled with machismo or ministry minded?
Madness, Machismo or Ministry?
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012
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Mario Manningham, the NY Giants wide receiver was a good receiver in 2010, but the 18th worst at catching the football this year. Fortunately, when it mattered most he caught the football that helped save the season for the Super Bowl winning Giants. 1
Most of us live life like Manningham, success one moment and we fail the next. We want to be the best but stumple into stupid fights with the people we love the most. It’s a those times we need to be the clutch player and choose to do what’s most needed.
Clutch At Home
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Sports
I know that this has happened to you. Today it happened to me.
The clock showed “10:41″, I relaxed, settled in and took a deep breath. I had time. No need to rush.
I did a couple quick things that needed to get done, took a quick glance at the clock, “Wow, I’m really efficient today.”
Then. Then! THEN! I thought to myself, that was too efficient. I checked another clock, “11:16″!
Noooooo! The clock had stopped!
My leisurely lunch deadline, now became my dead spring lunch deadline.
Did you watch the Super Bowl?
Here’s a short summary:
Eli Manning was poised.
Tom Brady looked panicked.
Aaron Hernandez dropped two passes.
Mario Manningham caught the one that mattered most.
As you can imagine Manning and Manningham play for the Super Bowl winning New York Giants.
NFL players are generally assumed to be the best players in their sport in the world. While some would argue that the Giants and the New England Patriots were not great teams, they were successful and won when it mattered most.
Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012
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The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s version of an all-star game. Pro Bowl players are selected by votes from the coaches, players and fans, each of which count for a third of the votes.
Choosing the best possible players doesn’t guarantee success. Each player still has the responsibility to perform at his highest level in concert with his fellow teammates.
If you could choose a roster of friends would you have chosen someone like yourself? If you could game plan how you relate to your friends would you make the same choices that you have? If you could game plan how your friends related to you would you make the same choices that they do?
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Pro Bowl Friendships Need Fresh Gameplans
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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012
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Yesterday the National Football League (NFL) held their annual all-star game known as the Pro Bowl. Players are voted into the Pro Bowl by the coaches, the fellow players, and the fans through an online ballot. 1
The Pro Bowl has different rules from other NFL games to make the game safer. 2
No motion or shifting by the offense
Offense must have a tight end in all formations
Offense can’t have 3 receivers on a side
Intentional grounding is legal
Defense must run a 4-3 at all times
No press coverage except inside the 5 yard line
Not allowed to rush a Punt, PAT or FG attempt
No calls can be challenged
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Football players cleaning out their lockers feel it.
Presidential hopefuls reviewing the debates feel it.
American Idols wannabes and coulda-beens feel it.
What is “it”? Self- pity. Self-doubt. The curse of “if only.”
Don’t let self-pity take you down!
You are lovable even when your flaws are exposed.
You are capable even when you make mistakes.
You are worthwhile even when you’re struggling to believe it.
Somewhere there is someone that values you abilities.
Somewhere there is someone that sees your talents.
Somewhere there is someone that needs your skills.
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Your Presence Is A Present To The World
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Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Values are the things that are most important to us. Yesterday I challenged you to consider your values and identify a Top 5. Some of you even made yours public, thank you.
My Top 5 were Family, Friendship, Love, and Religious Beliefs, with Security edging out Peace and Self-Respect for the fifth spot. 1
With that in mind, I would like to think that my values would represent what I did with my time and money. I’d like to say they do, but as often as my wife has teased me about “my mistress” — the laptop — I must confess to my misplaced priorities.
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
in Emotional, How To, Sports
Two things change today, mysilentscream gets a new look and so do I.
It’s my birthday & I have a new shirt.
While watching NFL Films “The Ray Lewis Coaching Tree” I was inspired.
When I watched I felt Ray Lewis’ passion.
His successes and his shortcomings were discussed. He spent time in jail. He works a violent job. He seems self-centered.
As I watched I felt motivated to remember:
- Be careful with my passion, it can hurt people.
- Lead by example and raise the level of the people around you.
- Embrace what’s true and inspire others with it.