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Stop Losing to Your Rival

It’s something that happens in sports and can be hard to explain.  One team of equally talented players starts to lose to another team on an annual basis.  You hear the expression, “they are in their heads” to describe the winning team’s mental edge over the losing team.  Losing streaks can last a few years to over a decade in some cases.  To the team on the losing end of the stick, losing begets more losing. Past defeats create doubt ...

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Meyer Leaves Impact on Ohio State Culture

Urban Meyer has quickly left his mark on the team culture of Ohio State football. Almost everyone observing an Ohio State practice this spring has remarked about the intensity of the workouts. Every play, every drill — even calisthenics — is a win-lose proposition. Meyer has rewarded sprint winners with ice-cold Gatorade while the losers drink from an old garden hose. Scrimmage winners get good food on nice tablecloths while the losers eat cold-meat sandwiches off by themselves.

Meyer’s approach to ...

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