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Opportunity is Fragile – Handle With Care

The following is an outstanding article by ESPN Columnist Jemele Hill about the recent misfortunes of Tyrann Matthieu (“The Honey Badger“) and Marcus Lattimore.  If you don’t follow college football, you might not be familiar with these two young men and what has happened with them.  Whether you know them, you know people like them and the parallels between opportunity thrown away and opportunity taken away are universal.  While I would say this is important to get into the hands and minds of young athletes, it is every bit as important to get into the minds of ANYONE who wants to succeed in some aspect of life.  Opportunity doesn’t last forever and once thrown away, it may never come back.

Crossing patterns:Two college football sidelinings, one self-inflicted, one not (ESPN.com)



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