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Conor McGregor Shows Accountability Is His Class – David Meltzer

Weight class? There’s high class, there’s low class, but accountability makes Conor McGregor top class in his weight class. Conor McGregor proved that this weekend with a short notice defeat in the welterweight division. Conor McGregor was originally slated to fight the lightweight division champ, Rafael dos Anjos, who was …

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Gratitude Wins Out in Hollywood

Last Thursday night, I had an unbelievable experience. I was lucky enough to be honored by Variety Magazine and the Unite4:Good Foundation as the “Unite4:Humanity Sports Humanitarian of the Year”! What made the evening so special was the people, ideas, and charitable causes that I found myself surrounded with. The …

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Monty Williams – A Bright Light in Dark Times

There are 4 great pillars of truth: gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication. All 4 of these great pillars have never been displayed better than when Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams delivered an emotional eulogy for his wife Ingrid Williams, who died February 10th after being involved in …

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Dramatic Finish to Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Another storybook ending like the Super Bowl? On Sunday, after holding a 54-hole lead for the first time since the 2013 US Open, Phil Mickelson was looking for his next win. He arrived at Pebble Beach with an active drought of 52 events without a win, by far the longest …

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Humility: Super Bowl 50 Lesson

Super Bowl 50 showed a great contrast between two great quarterbacks; Cam Newton–the MVP of the league; and Peyton Manning–the man with the most wins in NFL history. When discussing the difference between the two quarterbacks, I am reminded of an anecdote about two bulls on a hill. A young …

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The Epitome of Perseverance

To say that the story of Thomas Davis is a great tale of perseverance does not quite do it justice. The man who is planning to play this weekend’s Super Bowl with a broken arm has fought adversity his entire sporting career, and shown the focus and will to push …

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How Much for Your Character?

Sooner or later, the truth always comes out. As far back as the Black Sox point shaving scandal that left “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, with his .345 batting average in the World Series, out of the Hall of Fame for life, we have found that point shaving and player scandals are …

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Forgiveness from Fans

When should coaches, teammates, fans, and the general public forgive our sports heroes? There are a multitude of things that can happen in sports, on and off the field. We need to forgive our athletes because, despite their “god-like” athletic abilities, they are human. Off the field many of these …

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Virtual Practicing, Playing and Even Stadiums?

After attending this week’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, then the National Championship Game, I had an interesting conversation with my friends about not only who will move to LA and where they will play but what better solutions are out there. After passing on “The Drive-In …