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Life Lessons From Sports | All Streaks Come to an End

Last night, Morgan William slayed the giant. The 5-foot-5-inch junior point guard from Mississippi State hit the game-winning jumper in overtime to defeat the UConn Huskies and broke one of the greatest streaks in sports history. Going into the game, the UConn Women’s Basketball dynasty had won 111 consecutive games and 4 consecutive national championships by an average margin of victory of 38 points. That’s legendary. By far one of the most dominating teams sports has ever known. And although Morgan […]

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My Sort-of American Idol Story

At twenty-two years old, I moved to Florida to work for one of the largest private real estate developers. This company had it all: luxurious events, world-class amenities, and a company culture with the motto, “Work hard, play harder.” As a way to build employee morale, they hosted a spinoff of American Idol, encouraging employees to take a shot at becoming the next big thing. They set up an elaborate stage and flew in Tom Arnold to host the party. And […]

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The Knot That Resides in Our Stomach

I have an awesome opportunity tonight to do something I’ve never done. Last year, a good friend asked if I would fill-in on the radio broadcast of my high school’s football game. I obliged and had an awesome time. Tonight, I’ve been asked to don a headset, run the sidelines, and give my best Erin Andrews impression. I will be the on-field commentator for the New Hanover High School Wildcats, my alma mater. Excitement has perfectly mixed with anxiety to […]

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