Why Some Sport Stars Win All the Time 

Why Some Sport Stars Win All the Time 


When you watch the sports greats, they seem to be moving at a different pace and under a different set of physical laws than the rest of us. They can do things in their sport that defy logic and create wins out of what seem to be sure losses. How is it that great high school and college athletes like Jack Elway turn into professional sports stars? What is it that is so special about them and that leads to their winning so often? Is it that they are that much talented than everyone else? Have they found some secret to the game that others have not been able to locate?  The truth is that they focus on perfecting a set of qualities that make the difference between winning and losing. Here are a few they perfect.

They have amazing consistency

Winning at a sport is about reaching a high level of skill and maintaining that skill level consistently. Many people can reach a highly level occasionally or once in a while, but maintaining it is a rare quality that only few can achieve. Being able to do this requires considerable practice and a honing of all of qualities needed to be the best. The sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication one must exhibit is simply not something most people either can or will muster, so finding those who can consistently play at the quality level needed to win consistently is rare. When you see a sport star who wins all of the time, you can be sure that they have put in the work and made the sacrifices to be a consistent winner.

They expect to win

Tennis star Serena Williams once remarked that she is surprised every time she loses a match because she never considers losing as a possibility. She says this is the case no matter who she is playing. The top sports stars always walk on the court expecting to beat their opponent and with the belief that no one is more talented or more capable than they are. They do this because they know the difference in talent between the top sports stars in any sport is very small and anything one can do to have an edge might make a difference.

A positive and winning attitude is an asset and they use this asset to their advantage. When they do not win, they look at it as an anomaly that will not happen often and will be revenged when they face that player or team again. They never put a ceiling on their success either. Michael Jordan once remarked after leading his team to the greatest amount of wins in a season that he has to go back and watch the film of the games they lost to see if they actually lost them or someone was playing with the scoreboard.

They Master their shortcomings

Finally sports stars who win all the time know that in order to win, you must master your own shortcomings. You may have personal phobias, fears, or health issues that threaten to threaten to limit their ability to perform at their highest level. They learn to master whatever these issues are and win in spite of them.

So yes, sports stars who win all the time are special people who have mastered winning skills.

How to support your college sports team

How to support your college sports team

Watching your varsity team play other colleges is one of the most exhilarating aspects of the college experience.

Peter Benedict St Andrews knows this all too well, as he spent countless hours cheering his alma mater on to victory.

As an alumni, he still does, adding a richness to his life that others could desperately use. Want to support your college sports team with pride? Here’s how to get it done:

1) Wear their colors on game day

The best part of the college sports experience is the anticipation that game day brings. The second you get out of bed, slip on the shirt or sweater of your team so you can show it off wherever you go.

If you don’t have an official shirt, sweater, or jersey on you (if it’s in the laundry because you wear it too much, that’s totally cool), wear something that matches the colors that your team wears.

This way, you and others around town who also support the team will be in solidarity as game time approaches.

2) Host a tailgate party

Not able to get tickets to the game, but don’t want to quietly watch the game at home like a schlub? Gather up the coolers and the grill, and get thee to the venue parking lot.

To be honest, be sure to read up on the rules surrounding this, as open consumption may not be allowed where you live.

However, if there are other parties in open view, you should be good to go, so long as you don’t make any trouble.

Invite all your friends along, but don’t be afraid to mingle and meet other compatriots as they watch the game from their own compounds.

Indeed, the best part of tailgating is the shared experience of burgers, beers, and watching your team kick some butt.

3) Bring noisemakers to the game (and use them)

If you manage to get into the game, don’t just sit there with your hands folded like the corporate suits do.

Make some noise to support your team. Again, make sure there is no ordinance against noisemakers, as we wouldn’t want to see you get escorted out of the building.

If you are good to go, bring inflatable thunder sticks, cowbells, a healthy set of lungs – whatever will get your team pumped up and the opposition off their game.

4) Start cheers (or the wave)

As a corollary to the above point, involve your fellow fans in the fun. Whether you choose to go with a simple ‘Let’s go [team]!’, or choose to invent a more creative cheer or taunt, what you start can spread across the arena and impact the game in ways you can’t imagine.

If you are with friends, start the wave with them – when you have a group doing it with you, the rest of the arena/stadium is more apt to join in, creating a fun time for everyone.

Athletes in arenas with an active crowd often fete them as the extra player on their bench, so if the atmosphere where you are watching isn’t up to snuff, do something about it.