Friday, October 14, 2011

A football story

I know a lot of you reading this have disdain for a professional sport like (american) football. But like with any sport, there are things to learn from football.

I heard this story about Tony Dungy from Warren Sapp in some radio show. When Tony Dungy was coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they went to play an away game and they lost... by a lot. On the plane trip back, the players were rowdy, partying, playing poker, just screwing around. The next day, coach Tony Dungy had a players meeting and told them just one thing: he didn't mind the partying, but what troubled him was that by the way the players behaved, he didn't know if they had won or lost the game.

I was reminded of this story after reading/seeing some reactions after Kona. If you had a bad race and you're acting like it was nothing the next day, you just don't want it bad enough.

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