An Unexpected Benefit of Winning a Sports Championship

Four years ago, Villanova Men's basketball team won its second national championship, in dramatic style, with Kris Jenkins hitting a 3-point shot at the buzzer for the victory. The clip below never gets old: It was a big win for the team and the school, and I am sure it raised the name recognition … Continue reading An Unexpected Benefit of Winning a Sports Championship

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

There’s Just Something About Competition

I've loved to compete my whole life. It didn't matter what it was - sports, academics, who could hold their breath the longest. I wasn't good at most sports, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the thrill of competition, whether it was against another team or against myself. These days, most of my competition … Continue reading There’s Just Something About Competition

Two Shots for the Ages

I'm a few days late on this one; I guess I'm still trying to process what happened. If you are a basketball fan, particularly a Toronto Raptors fan, you had to love the ending to Sunday night's Game 7 match between the Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers. If you're a Sixers fan, it was a … Continue reading Two Shots for the Ages

Coach Jay Wright and the Stonecutter

Tonight was the annual talk by Coach Jay Wright to our business school freshmen. As always, Coach Wright was inspirational, sharing his thoughts on leadership, teamwork, hard work, and positive attitude. I thought one story he told was particularly powerful, that of the stonecutter. When I came home later I looked to see if I … Continue reading Coach Jay Wright and the Stonecutter