Archive for the ‘The Mind Side Blog’ Category



WHY DO GIMMICK PRODUCTS SEEM TO WORK FOR SOME PEOPLE?

Sam Obitz / March 3rd, 2011 / No Comments »

Whether it’s the snake oil of days gone by, the modern day Power Balance bracelets or Phiten titanium necklaces, people are always trying to get an edge. Occasionally people will get results from these products, but it has nothing to

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REAL TEST FOR CAM NEWTON WILL BE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COMBINE

Sam Obitz / February 24th, 2011 / No Comments »

I think it’s great that Cam Newton is planning on going through all the drills at the combine. I also think he has little to lose and a lot to gain in doing so. Make no mistake, Cam Newton is

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THE HEAT’S LOSSES TO THE CELTICS NOT A MENTAL BLOCK…YET

Sam Obitz / February 17th, 2011 / No Comments »

Many people are calling the Heat’s third loss this season to the Celtics, this past Sunday in Boston, proof that the Miami Heat players have a mental block about Boston. Let’s look at the two losses that were played in

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THOSE UNDER YOUR CHARGE

Sam Obitz / February 10th, 2011 / No Comments »

Why do some people in leadership positions seem to get so much more out of their people than others? There are a multitude of reasons why and I could not possibly cover all of them here. So I am going

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RECRUITING STARS OFTEN MISS THE BOAT ON PLAYERS’ FUTURE PERFORMANCE

Sam Obitz / February 3rd, 2011 / No Comments »

We all know that recruiting is an inexact science, but year after year fans are consumed by the need to know how many stars the players their university signed have by their name. It’s as if this is a guarantee

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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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