Thursday, February 19, 2009

There's Actually A Mike And Mike Worth Listening To

Every now and then when I'm looking around the sports net for items to comment snarkily on, I actually find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration instead. Or perhaps it's that in not finding anything to write about, I am instead desperate for guidance and wisdom, and so otherwise trite comments gain added significance for me. In either case, here are a couple of such instances from the last few days.

Mike Singletary, speaking to a crowd of season ticket holders:
"When I look around the NFL, I'm amazed by how many people have a dream and how few have a vision," he said. The difference, he said, is that a dream ends up being passive, accommodating disappointment. A vision, he said, "captures the imagination. A vision is something that consumes you like a fire, won't let you eat, won't let you sleep until that vision comes to pass."

Mike Schmidt, commenting on the Alex Rodriguez steroid saga (the entire article is a great read):
"I look more at the psychological side of it," he said. "That's what's interesting -- how sports fans choose their heroes, how we as a human race choose our heroes, how our heroes always seem to let us down. You know, when you pick a sports hero, he at some point lets you down. ..."

And for a somewhat different feel, here is a NSFW( you've been warned) European commercial that may not be inspiring, but is truly inspired:

Link: Fleg Master Tlpizza

Thank goodness there was golf and tennis in that clip to qualify it as sports related.

Whoever created that ad embodies the wisdom of the first two men- turned a dream into a vision, and truly is a hero.



At Mon Mar 29, 07:15:00 AM PDT , Anonymous motoready said...

That is the best commercial ever.


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