One of golf’s most endearing characters is Gerry Lester Watson, Jr., also known as Bubba. Yep, a golfer named “Bubba.” He’s pretty interesting to watch for several reasons. First, he’s…
Ahh…the lottery. That extra tax on people who are really bad at math. Many believe it’d be great to hit the jackpot, or at least know the winner who strikes it rich.
But according to research, you probably want to be as far away from the winner as possible.
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A priest, a Baptist pastor, and a rabbi were accustomed to meeting each Monday morning to discuss their weekend services. On one of those occasions, the priest mentioned that it…
In early January of 2016, the city of Perth in Western Australia hosted the annual Hopman Cup which lured some of the world’s most elite tennis players Down Under to try and capture their first tournament win of the new year.
Little did the spectators know they would see something about as rare as a Grand Slam.
Jake Porter wasn’t exactly the most talented player on his high school football team. OK, that’s an understatement. He’d never scored a single touchdown. He’d never even ran the ball. Heck, he’d never even touched the ball!
But all that was about to change. And when it did, a lot of hearts would also be changed.
Answering trivia questions, amongst friends, in a living room, is one thing. Answering trivia questions, against competitors, on a nationally-televised game show, with money on the line, is something altogether different.
Thomas Hurley III learned that difference the hard way.
What do you do if you want to run in a marathon, but haven’t ever taken one single step because of a debilitating physical handicap? What do you do if you want to send a message to the world, but can’t even muster control of your own voice? The answer is “nothing.”
That is, unless you have Dick Hoyt as your father.
Guys are competitive by nature. We see everything as a chance to one-up each other…regardless of the situation. This terrible condition begins all the way back in childhood, and sadly, we never seem to outgrow it.
If you want proof, just check out this conversation between a few young boys.
Football coaches tell their teams they must play “all 60 minutes” of the game. Track and field trainers tell their athletes to run “the whole” race. That’s because they know that playing 59 minutes or only running 399 meters leads to defeat.
The same kind of defeat in these videos….
Finding himself in a commanding lead at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, American sharp shooter Matt Emmons stepped into position to fire his final shot in the 50 meter challenge. He didn’t even need a bull’s-eye to win his second gold medal; he only needed something close. He focused on staying calm, and then pulled the trigger.
That’s when he realized he should’ve focused on something else entirely.