Sunday, July 31, 2016

Alligator Point #Summer2016

Yeah, so this is a little like putting home movies in a place where nobody else really cares.  But I had a great time putting it together so had to post somewhere other than Facebook. : )

#GoodTimes in Florida

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Why Every Single Possession Matters - #DoHardThings

I'm a fan o' the man - the coach, Brad Stevens.  I've been a fan since his Butler days.  Amazing coach. An even more amazing story.  

I first met Stevens at the DirectEmployers Conference in Indianapolis where his keynote emphasized "integrity" and a passion for living for something bigger than oneself. I stood in line to have my picture taken with him and I remember thinking, "Wow, this guy's a college coach and he's not much taller than me?"  : ) - he was also nice guy.  Intense, but nice. 

In 1989 Butler University had 15 season ticket holders. 15.  I think our 2-A Van Alstyne Panthers had at least 16 that same year.  In 2000, Brad Stevens was a Marketing Associate at Eli Lilly making $44k/year.  In 2010, his Bulldogs, who could have been nicknamed "The Improbables," come within 3 inches of being the greatest basketball story ever told.  #BulldogNation swept the nation. Three years later, at the ripe 'ol age of 37 years, Stevens was tagged to become the new coach of the Boston Celtics.