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I'm a firm believer that athletes can learn by watching others. Whether it's a game you attend or one you watch on television, observe with the idea of trying to learn. Take the Indianapolis Colts victory over Kansas City for instance. The Colts overcame a 28 point deficit in the second half and came away with an exciting victory.
Two things I took away from this game. Number one, no lead is ever safe. If you are on the wrong side of the score, never quit playing until the final gun. On the other hand, if you have a lead, you must continue to play hard and execute the game plan until the final buzzer.
So the next time you think you have a game won or lost, remember the comeback by the Colts. You never know which side of the score you might end up on!
Last week Michigan State defeated Stanford in the Rose Bowl. The fact that MSU won was somewhat of a surprise, but what coach Mark Dantonio did in suspending one of his star defenders was even a bigger shock.
While details were never revealed, it was evident that the player involved violated either team rules or the coach's rules. Coach Dantonio left his star player home and promoted the next man up.
All teams and classrooms have rules. Be sure that you follow those rules so your playing time and position on the team will never be jeopardized. No one player is bigger than the game being played!
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