Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak to the University of South Florida football team prior to their game [...]
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What got Coleman to the 2012 Olympics? A great coach, yes. But there was something more. It was the power of believing in himself. It was his ability to say “I can do that, too — and you know what? I can do it even better.” I love this kid. He had a crazy idea for a new move. He took action. He tried it. Then he learned it. Then he practiced it over and over again until he perfected it. And in my book that means he’s already a winner.
The life lesson I picked up here was: Never let the media give you a predetermination of anyone. Judge people for yourself. And give everyone a fair shot. The old saying is true – you can’t judge a book by its cover…especially if the cover has been designed by someone who wants the book to fail.
When Jamie Moyer pitched his first big-league game for the Chicago Cubs, Ronald Reagan was president. And no one had ever heard of the World Wide Web.
That was back in 1986, when Moyer was an unknown twenty-three-year-old rookie. On April 17, Moyer became anything but unknown. He put a big neon light on top of an amazing career that has lasted longer than any “expert analyst” thought was possible.
The Mets play their home games at Citi field, which looks a lot different in left field this year than it did last year. For one thing, fans will notice that the outfield walls are now the right color — Mets blue. And for another, they’ll find a brand-new, fan-friendly seating area suspended over left field. Barstools, padded seats, waiters and waitresses, and a real party environment. All the fans are asking: “What is that? And how do I get a seat over there?”