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Lindsey Vonn and the Code

February 12, 2019

Lindsey Vonn retired this past week, battered and bruised beyond repair, as the greatest American female skier in history with 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.   Important to her winning has been her sheer will and determination – along the way she has had…

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Winning, Competing and the Code

January 29, 2019

Last week several people wrote us about a story.  Here’s one of the emails: I recommend you look at the piece on CBS Sunday Morning from this past Sunday about a young high school wrestler.  His opponent was seriously injured in the closing moments of his match.  He chose to remain motionless on the mat…

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Saints, Rams, Calls and the Code

January 22, 2019

We’ve talked about this before: in sports bad calls are a part of the game. No one likes to see it, but in football, for example, there are many missed calls – holding by linemen, illegal blocks, etc. Still, no one likes to see a missed call cost a team the game, which is what…

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Jeff, Dave and the Code

January 15, 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs lineman Jeff Allen was stuck in the snow on his way to the playoff game.  Fortunately, in case you haven’t read this story, a homeless man named Dave was ready to help him, and was able to get Jeff out of his trouble and on his way to the game.  Dave…

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Clemson, Commitment and the Code

January 9, 2019

We were happy to learn that the team that won the college football championship, Clemson, also had the highest graduation rate among the final four schools, with a team graduation rate of 87%. The Code for Living has that name because it has values that apply to all of life. “I will develop my skills…

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Resolutions, Goals and the Code

January 2, 2019

It’s always fun to try to start the New Year with some resolutions, but we all know most of them are broken very soon after they are made.  Can we do better?  The Code says “I will develop my skills to the best of my ability…” This year we would like to make some suggestions. …

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Antarctica, The Will to Win, and the Code

December 20, 2018

While we are thinking holiday thoughts and football playoffs two men are vying to become the first person to walk all the way across Antarctica unassisted in any way.  Colin O’Brady, an American adventure athlete, and Louis Rudd, a captain in the British Army are both attempting this ultimate challenge against the most unforgiving forces…

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Jalen Hurts and the Code

December 10, 2018

In case you missed it, the Jalen Hurts story is one of those things you can’t make up.  The Alabama quarterback was benched last year in the national championship game for poor play, and replaced by a freshman, Tua Tagovailoa, who inspired a great comeback victory against Georgia.  Many thought Jalen would go to another…

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President Bush and the Code

December 6, 2018

President Bush was remembered for many great reasons this week.  We heard an interview in which  he was asked what his “legacy” would be.  His answer was that this was a question for others to decide, but then he went on to say, “I made some mistakes and we did some good things.”  Notice how…

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Rival Schools and the Code

November 27, 2018

The Thanksgiving college football games reminded us that most schools have a “bitter rival,” and these games have historically been the final game of the season.  Often the rivalry becomes blown out of proportion – with members of one school vilifying the members of the other school, regarding them as some sub-human form of life. …

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