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Updated 09/27/2016




  • "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and
     hunger."

     Arnold Daniel Palmer
     An American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of
     the greatest players in professional golf history.  He won numerous
     events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.
     Nicknamed "The King", he was one of golf's most popular stars and its
     most important trailblazers because he was the first superstar of the
     sport's television age, which began in the 1950's.

     His social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow
     professionals; his humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of
     golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a mroe populist sport accessible to middle and working
     classes.  Palmer was part of "The Big Three" in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and
     Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the
     world.

     Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was one of the 13
     original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame
     (1926 - 2016)
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  • "My greatest point is my persistence.  I never give up in a match.
      However down I am, I fight until the last ball.  My list of matches
      shows that I have turned a great many co-called irretrievable
      defeats into victories."

     Bjorn Borg
     Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles:
     five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open
     singles titles.  He is considered by many to be one of the greatest
     tennis players of all time.
     (1956 -     )


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  •  "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."


     George Herman "Babe" Ruth
     American Baseball Player
     
    First player to hit 60 Home Runs in a single season (1927)
     One of the first five players named to the Baseball Hall of Fame  (1936)

     (1895 - 1948)
       


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  •  "We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come
      into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication,
      self-discipline, and effort."


     Jesse Owens
     American Olympian
     
    4 Gold Medals in Sprints and Long Jump in the 1936 Olympics held
     In Munich, Germany (pre-World War II) where Adolph Hitler  sough to show his Aryan ideals and prowess to the assembled  world.

     (1913 - 1980)



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  •  "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and
      commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal
      - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to
      attain the success you seek."


     Mario Andretti
     Italian-American World Champion Racing Driver
     (1940 -       )



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  •  "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.

      I've lost almost 300 games.
      Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game
      winning shot and missed.
      I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
      And that is why I succeed."

     "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
      
    I've had them; everybody has had them.
      
    But obstacles don't have to stop you.
      
    If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
      F
    igure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
           Michael Jordan
           American Basketball Player
          
Winner of 6 World Championships
          Winner of 6 NBA Finals MVP Awards
          Winner of 5 MVP Awards
          Winner of 10 NBA-All First Team Awards
          Winner of   9 NBA-All Defensive First Team Awards
          14 NBA All-Star Game Appearances
          Winner of  3 NBA All-Star MVP Awards
          Holder of 10 Scoring Titles
          Holder of 3 Steals Titles
          1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award
          Holds NBA Record for most average season points scored per game (30.12)
          Holds NBA Record for highest career playoff scoring average (33.45)
          Named ESPN's Greatest American Athlete
          Named Second place to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press' Athletes of the Century list
          Named to Basketball's Hall of Fame 1999.

          (1963 -       ) 

    
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  • "Words do not describe this activity where practice, determination
     and focus made a difference during their Rookie Year ... it's real and
     in the Guinness World Records as of Nov 14, 2013.  View the
     Youtube link below and be amazed!  Multiple views of this shot.
     Youtube Video
        Corey "Thunder" Law
          Harlem Globetrotters, 2013
          (1990 -      )


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  •  "The difference between the impossible and the possible
      lies in a man's determination."


     Tommy Lasorda
     Major League Baseball Pitcher and Team Manager
     National League Hall of Fame (Manager) 1997
     (1927 -       )


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  •  "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things

      that endure.  These qualities are so much more important than
      the events that occur."


  •  "The price of success is hard work, dedication on the job at hand,
      and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have
      applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

  •  "If you can accept losing, you can't win."

  •  "The difference between a successful person and others is not a
      lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."

  •  "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."

  •  "The only place Success comes before Work is in the dictionary."

     Vince Lombardi
     American Football Coach
     
    Led the Green Bay Packers to 3 straight league championships and 5 within 7 consecutive years
     including the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967.
     The National Football League's Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor.
     Enshrined in the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1971.

     (1913 - 1970)

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  •  "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are
      going because you might not get there."
     
  •  "It ain't over 'til it's over."
     
  •  "It's déjà vu all over again". 

     Yogi Berra
     Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1972
     (1925 - 2015)