Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday motivation: Steve Jobs

To say Steve Jobs was brilliant still doesn't do him justice. Above is a 1994 clip from Jobs expressing what he feel separates walkers from dreamers. Check it out.
In addition, it's only right I also share Jobs' Stanford commencement speech.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

On this Day: Jackie homers

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson hit his first major league home run off Dave Koslo of the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kicker trick shots: MUST SEE Video

World meet Havard Rugland. Harvard Rugland meet World.
Rugland's impressive kicking techniques may be exactly what the Pro Bowl needs.

Delusional ball

Klieg lights beam through his iris as his shoes cement in hardwood
Sweat gallops down the bridge of his nose reminding him of his bruised sternum
Knees feeble but his mind full of ardor
A wobbling effort towards the 15-foot landmine
Screams, chants and taunts dressed as a trivial distraction 
Everyone feverishly awaiting the outcome of his shots
But he has already painted this ending
The finale scripted by every kid in a gym
Swish, game tied
His rigorous training and preseason sacrifices reliant now on one shot
Immortality or failure 
Just a piece of leather in his palms
A timeout is taken postulating it may amend fate
Silly assessment in his eyes but understandable
30-second break to revive the tension on his shoulders
No words from his coach, just a look as he staggers back out
The pain from his feet thicken as his blisters swell
His fingers numb as he clinches the ball again
No superstitious routine, just a simple heave of the rock
This attempt much more meticulous than his first
His jaded arms rise as he aligns his elbow
Never a fan of observing the trajectory
This one merited a slight glance
The crowd flummoxed over his premature celebration
He walks to his bench as a Giant with his chest broad 
Game over
Then a tap on his back shoulder
“Hurry up. Practice is about to begin”