On Saturday, I suited up for the first game of the 2018 season with the New York Lizards. “The first” always represents an interesting litmus test across team dynamics, personal conditioning, and off-season preparation.
I once asked a fitness CEO how I could scale our business, and he told me, “I don’t know, call your rich uncle.” I replied, “I don’t have a rich uncle — but I do have an uncle with a house full of art, vintage movies, and old sculptures.”
The Boys in the Boat is an incredible account of the 1930s University of Washington crew team and it’s improbably run to a national championship and winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Last Friday, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) men’s basketball team stunned the University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs; the final score was 74-54. It was the first time a 16-seed had ever defeated a 1-seed in the tournament.
Congratulations to Team USA and every other country who competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. International competition has the unique ability to unite, inspire, and motivate us.
Last week a Fox News anchor suggested LeBron James should “shut up and dribble” after he spoke out publicly against Donald Trump. LeBron responded by writing “more than an athlete” on his Nike’s before the NBA All-Star game. The situation evolved into a heated social media debate on the role of the athlete in politics and public discourse.
You may notice that this week’s email is coming later in the week than previous issues. It’s not an (intentional) A-B test, and we’re not moving to Wednesday releases. Truth is – we’ve just been busy and needed more time to get it out.