In a 1983 Sports Illustrated article called “The Gospel According to Hubie” by Bruce Newman, the great basketball coach Hubie Brown said something I never forgot. It’s something I believe and something I remember to say to myself every day:
“Remember every day when you get up, you’re just half a step away from the street. My father told me that when I was young. And if that doesn’t make you give 100 percent every day of your life, nothing will.”
Think you have the world licked? Think you’ve got it all figured out? That you have everything under control? Think again, because in an instant something can happen to destroy that illusion. And yes it is an illusion.
Take Jersey Outlaws class powerboat racer Kenny “Toes” Cranmer.