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Phil Jackson & Vince Lombardi

I’ve been ‘helping’ Phil Jackson, President of the NY Knicks, by using examples of Ara Parseghian and how he instilled culture first and technology second at both Northwestern and Notre Dame. Here’s an example in professional football: Vince Lombardi. He took over the Green Bay Packers in 1959 and they were at the very bottom […]

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2014 Chicago Elite Classic Recap

CHICAGO – Simeon – one of the two host high schools for the event – wrapped up the third Chicago Elite Classic in, well, elite fashion on Dec. 6 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion to pull away in the fourth quarter for an 87-72 victory over Lancaster, one of the better squads in Texas. […]

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Phil Jackson & Ara Parseghian

I think Phil Jackson now has his priorities in order with the NY Knicks: (a) change the culture; (b) install the Triangle Offense. He had those principles in reverse order up until now. He may have thought the system he had won 11 NBA titles with — the Triangle — was going to work anywhere. […]

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Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are now what Italians refer to as “The once-beautiful woman.” That is, her name and reputation will alwauys be there but the lines and the wrinkles and the loss of muscle tone are more evident with each passing day. What I don’t fully understand about the Lakers is why they did […]

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Big 12 Bitterness

When the Southeastern Conference, the Big 10, Big 12, ACC and Pac-12 along with Notre Dame formed their own cartel, the Power 5 conferences felt they could separate themselves from the rest of the FBS and control access to the lucrative four-team college football playoff. Sunday, when the 12-person selection committee announced its matchups, we […]

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UAB Football Dies A Lonely Death

The Blazers found out Sunday they weren’t one of the five Conference USA teams invited to a bowl game. UAB President Ray Watts announced Tuesday that he was shutting down the football program, primarily because of the financial commitment it would take to keep the program competitive. The university is also eliminating bowling and rifle. […]

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Thoughts On Shooting Dynamics

Random thoughts on the physical, mental and emotional dynamics of a shooting. Physical. In training, police are taught to keep firing until the aggressor is disabled. You don’t know if he’s disabled until he’s on the ground. With these new weapons, you can get off 10-15 rounds in a couple of seconds and you don’t […]

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10 Recruiting Rules of Thumb

This list is far from complete, and I’m not making the case that these 10 “rules” are the 10 most important. Also, as each school and each staff is different, recruiting priorities and philosophies and strategies do and should vary wildly. But some of these ideas are hopefully applicable to some of the college coaches […]

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Thoughts On Ferguson

How can anyone talk about the trouble in Ferguson, Missouri, without creating more trouble? In any event, here’s a try. First, a premise: It breaks my heart to see our country torn apart and polarized by all this. I’ve lived to see just about all of it: desegregation of the US Military; integration of US […]

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