January 2012 Archives


It’s the second of January. The first “real” day of the New Year.

Happy New Year, everyone.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to piss in someone’s corn flakes.

Not only is this the time of year for some bubbly, obnoxious noise makers, questionably-legal-pyrotechnic burns, and poor decision-making, it’s also the time of year that the gyms are packed, cigarettes are crumpled, and vices are emphatically thrown down. Yippee.
Read more on Make It Happen Monday – New Year’s Resolutions Suck…


Hey all, sorry I’ve been a little slack with the communications lately. I’ve been working on some big projects, both in the online business and especially in the local business, that have been sucking a bunch of time lately. That being said, when they’re done they’re going to be, as my mentor Paul Reddick so eloquently puts it, “The Tits”.

Enough about that. I’ve got some stuff in the tank for the rest of the week, but today I wanted to highlight an article and an interview that you might have missed.
Read more on Passion, Distractions, and a Little Sip from the Hate Tank…


I was recently asked a question regarding athleticism in adults and competitors that I thought was pretty interesting. It was “what is the number one most important, across-the-board athletic skill?“. Wow, now that’s a pretty loaded question.

I mean, we’re not taking into account what type of athlete, their overall program, the individualism of the athlete, the sport-specific demands, and all sorts of other stuff. So after a long and angry argument within my head (trust me, there are voices, and they’re pretty much all angry) I came up with a pretty solid conclusion.

We can talk all day about developing athletic skills, getting stronger, faster, learning the finer points of the Box Squat versus the Zercher Squat, but there’s one athletic skill that I think is necessary for any and all athletes and weekend warriors out there to become proficient in:
Read more on Get Up to Rock Out – 4 Vertical Jump Tips…


I’ve posted a video of Ray Lewis (Pro Bowl Inside ‘Backer for the Ravens) giving an inspirational speech about effort before. The man is a great player and inspirational speaker, that much is obvious.

Another video clip just went up showing that he’s being a great leader as well.

The Ravens didn’t win this past weekend. New England beat them to go to the Super Bowl. It could be contended that the Ravens played better than the Patriots, but the bottom line is that neither team played to perfection and the score didn’t fall in their favor.
Read more on Ray Lewis Showing How Leadership Is Done…


“There’s a battle outside ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.”

-Bob Dylan, Times They Are A Changing

Some of you have noticed that I’ve made some changes around here… most notably the name of the blog. That’s right, this isn’t “The New Polymath” anymore. While I still really like that name and think it says a lot, I’ve realized that if I have to explain what a Polymath is to almost everyone that I talk to about my spot… then maybe it’s not the world’s best name.
Read more on Changes, They Are A Coming…