Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



JAY CUTLER IS GUILTY… OF BEING A COMPLEX HUMAN BEING

Sam Obitz / January 27th, 2011 / No Comments »

It’s been a rough week for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Not only did his season come to an abrupt end this past Sunday when he was knocked out of the NFC championship game, but his team was ultimately knocked

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HELMET STICKERS, THOUGH WELL INTENTIONED, SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE

Sam Obitz / January 20th, 2011 / No Comments »

If you have watched college or high school football games before, there’s a good chance you have noticed that many players’ helmets have extra little stickers on them. Some players – usually the quarterback’s or running backs’ – helmets are

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MICHIGAN SCORES WITH THE HIRING OF BRADY HOKE

Sam Obitz / January 13th, 2011 / No Comments »

Fans and many administrators are often enamored with big name coaches and 5-star recruits. But what’s most important is how the coach or player fits into their program. Rich Rodriguez was a big name coach but

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OHIO STATE WINS BOWL GAME, NCAA LOSES MORE INTEGRITY

Sam Obitz / January 5th, 2011 / No Comments »

Why the NCAA stands for No Credibility At All now.

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WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FAIL & HOW TO GET RESULTS

Sam Obitz / December 30th, 2010 / No Comments »

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that there is not much resolve in the people who make them. As Oscar Wilde famously said, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”

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THE PAIN OF SELF-DISCIPLINE VS.THE PAIN OF REGRET

Sam Obitz / December 23rd, 2010 / No Comments »

I have built my business on the belief that “preparation isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” You see we all have control over how we prepare and therefore that is where we need to expend our energy if we want to

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CLIPPERS OWNER IN LEADERSHIP POSITION, BUT NOT A LEADER

Sam Obitz / December 16th, 2010 / No Comments »

When you think of a leader what comes to mind? Perhaps a person who organizes a group of people to achieve a common goal, or someone who is capable of inspiring and helping others reach their dreams. I like John

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YOU HAVE TO WALK BEFORE YOU CAN RUN: THE TIGER WOODS EDITION

Sam Obitz / December 9th, 2010 / No Comments »

I recently read several articles focused on the hidden meaning behind some of Tiger Woods’ quotes, following his second place finish to Graeme McDowell in last weekend’s Chevron World Challenge. Now I will be the first to admit that you

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LITTLE THINGS REVEAL A LOT: CHIP KELLY HALFTIME INTERVIEWS

Sam Obitz / December 1st, 2010 / No Comments »

One thing I have never understood is how most people fail to look beyond the surface of the things they see or read. I have always been more fascinated by the subtext of the things around me. I am constantly

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EASY COME, EASY GO: THE VINCE YOUNG EDITION

Sam Obitz / November 25th, 2010 / No Comments »

We all learned in science class that what goes up must come down thanks to gravity. However, few of us learned that there’s a force almost as strong as gravity known as human nature that has the same effect on

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