Have you ever wondered what makes the great athletes, the sports stars, stand out from the rest? Is it sheer talent? Raw physical ability? Or is there something more? Something about mental toughness, determination and drive?
Well, to answer this question once and for all, we found a great graphic over at Visual.ly (link) called The Psychology of a Great Athlete. They cover all the bases of what makes a sports star the great athlete that he or she is.
- Unbreakable Work Ethic
- Total Commitment
- Motivation to succeed
- Conviction that you’ll reach your goals
- Confidence in self
- Faith in self
- Desire to succeed
- Abolishment of doubt
- Expectation to win
- Perseverance through obstacles and hardships
- The ability to stay calm
- The ability to manage derivation from your A-game
- Can handle pressure
- Focus on the task at hand
- Goal oriented
- Aiming for the top
- Ability to concentrate and abolish distracting thoughts
- Ability to sustain enthusiasm
- Passion for the game and for winning
- Ability to control emotions
This is a handy guide for filling out your NCAA March Madness brackets and increases your percentages of winning the office bracket. It goes over various strategies for improving your odds and giving you that slight advantage you need over your co-workers. For example, you never want to pick against a number 1 seed against a number 16 seed. However, in the first round, number 12 seeds are notorious for pulling upsets, so if you see a hot team at #12, it might be worth the risk.
As Kobe Bryant ages, his basketball skills are slowly eroding. He no longer is the unstoppable force he was just a few years ago. That could be why he has decided to beat up on little midgets like Bow Wow. Maybe he realizes he isn’t good enough to embarrass his NBA colleagues on the hardwood so instead he’ll beat up on overrated no-talent rappers.
In all seriousness, Bow Wow was a fool for even thinking he could hang with Kobe. Some people are born with talent and some people are born with none. Bow Wow was born with no talent on the hardwood or behind the microphone.
Jim Tressel is one hell of a football coach. Possibly the best college football coach of the past decade and beyond. Unfortunately, he’s also a liar and probably cheated his way to the top of the coaching reigns.
Now it seems as if the whole world is full of nothing but Michigan fans who have nothing better to do than bash the Buckeyes and Tressel. This video is a great example of the hatred being shown toward Mr. Sweater Vest.
Surprise Surprise, Blake Griffin won the NBA Slam Dunk Competition. The above video showcases his best dunk of the night. Sure, there was another dunk where he kind of jumped over a car, but it’s overrated. This is by far his best one.
If you don’t trust me or don’t want to take my word for it. I don’t care because this is the last Griffin dunk I’m going to post in a long time. I’m sickly tired of him.
In other words, I’m sure I’ll post another one by week’s end. The talented bastard doesn’t know how to stop dunking.
Hmm, I wonder how Floyd and the rest of the world would have felt if Manny Pacquiao released a similar video being racist towards blacks? I have a feeling things would have been a lot worst for Pacman. As it is, everybody has already forgot all about this racist rant from Money May.
In an UFC fight Saturday night which was hyped as Boxing vs. MMA, which was really just Randy Couture against a washed up and fat James Toney, MMA prevailed as The Natural forced Lights Out to tap out early in the first round of their fight.
“This is exactly what we trained to do,” Couture said. “No one really shoots a low single in MMA. I knew with James’ boxing stance a low single would probably be there, and it worked. I’ve worked on that arm-triangle for over a year now, so to finally get it, it was awesome.”
As stated at the beginning of this article, the fight was hyped up as being “Boxing vs. MMA,” which was not the case at all. James Toney hasn’t been a great boxer for over 5 years. He hasn’t even been in shape for over 5 years! There’s no way his fat ass was fit enough to represent the sport of Boxing.
And to make matters worse, Dana White puts him in against the most experienced MMA fighter in the world, Randy Couture?
Boxing vs. MMA? Nah. More like, Legendary MMA Fighter vs. Past His Prime Fat Ass.
American Andy Roddick has proved over and over again that he’s a horrible tennis player. He sucks so bad that a lot of people feel sorry for him because he tries hard, but he’ll never be as good as Federer and Nadal. On Monday, poor crappy Roddick was upset at Wimbledon by some nobody named, Yen-Hsun Lu.
“It never gets easier,” Roddick Said. “Of course I’m going to be [ticked] off when I wake up tomorrow. I mean, if you got fired from your job, you probably wouldn’t wake up the next day in a great mood.”
Well Andy, if I sucked that bad at my job I would have been fired a long long time ago! We get it, you’re a great server. But when it comes to everything else, you have absolutely no skill.
A couple of no-named tennis players ,John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, are making a lot of news today after playing the longest tennis match ever, and it still isn’t over! So far the two have played for a total of 10 hours for a score of 59-59 in the fifth set. Eventually the action was suspended because the sun was starting to set and they could no longer see the ball!
“Nothing like this will ever happen again. Ever,” Isner said.
Let’s hope to god it doesn’t! Nobody wants to watch 10 hours of tennis, especially when it involved a couple of nobody’s who have absolutely no chance at winning the entire tournament!
If Nadal and Federer played for 10 hours straight, MAYBE more people would care.
The Lakers whooped up on the Boston Celtics. 89-67, in game 6 of the NBA Finals to force a game 7 on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
“I thought we’d play better, obviously,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought we were ready. … We played an individual game tonight on both ends. We never gave ourselves an opportunity offensively, because we never trusted each other. Everybody was out to make their own place.”
Kobe Bryant played as great as always with 26-points, but it was the Lakers defense that made the big difference.
“Our defense was good, our rebounding was better,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “We had some good luck on some tips and offensive rebounds, and those things changed the course of the game.”
Considering game 7 is in Los Angeles, the Lakers will obviously win the Championship. The Celtics don’t stand a chance. Consider this one over.