The Humble Win …

I confess that I am not a sports fan of note, but when I was given this quote several years ago, I had to find out more about John Madden.

John Madden is well-known to American football fans. He was a football hero in high school before playing college football at Oregon and the College of San Mateo before transferring to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He was a rising star.  In 1958, a knee injury in training camp ended all his chances to play professionally.  Most would consider this a disastrous end to a promising career.  John Madden persevered to become a Super Bowl-winning head coach and a beloved sports commentator in later years.  In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career.

“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

John Madden

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

8 thoughts on “The Humble Win …

  1. When I was reading about John Madden, he gave much of the credit to his coaching success to a fellow coach who he worked under at SDSU – Don Corvell. When we face adversity, there also seems to be someone that comes along and strengthens our resolve. Thanks for stopping by – your smile brings sunshine….


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