I hope that you enjoyed this year’s Super Bowl as much as I did. I am just getting back into the office after a great first part of the week on the road. I have enjoyed writing my recent football recaps, as I'm passionate about what sports can teach us off the field. My own experience playing athletics has taught me a great deal about life. And in Sunday's game, there were plenty of lessons in action.
Bowling Green, Ohio is one of the flattest places on earth. However there is one area located on the campus of Bowling Green State University which, at times during football practice, looked like Mt. Everest to me. This area is known as “The Hill” to BGSU football players. I hated this hill and this hill hated me. It stands ominously on the outskirts of the BGSU practice field. The players are sent to run this hill for basic conditioning and also as punishment for screwing up. In other words, me and this “Hill”, we got history. Recently, this hill has come to have special meaning to me. It’s become a symbol of being uncommon. So much so, that I wanted to share the story with you.