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Willie’s Achilles

Most Steelers fans are aware that Willie Colon blew out his Achillies tendon this week, and underwent surgery and will miss the entire 2010 season. One of the toughest things for a professional athlete to suffer is a pre-season injury that takes you out…

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Noggin Research

Let me first clarify and say that as I’m writing this, I’m whacked out on Benadryl. A few days ago I got bit by a nasty Horsefly right on my forehead (some say my forehead is so big its a five-head) that caused an…

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Power Punch

Power Punch is a term Tunch Ilkin and I adopted for the style of punching we used in pass protection. At my gym, the Martial Arts & Sports Complex, I have trained many a high school, college, and pro offensive linemen in the system….

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When Are You gonna Learn?

The martial discipline of Jiu Jitsu is beautiful. And extremely potent. Never more was this demonstrated to me than one lesson with my instructor, Edward Lee Vincent. After executing a takedown on Ed during one of our many sparring sessions, I landed in his…

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Winning At Any Cost

Coach Noll was all about winning. But not winning at any cost like most of the pseudo-Lombardi types that coached in the 70’s and 80’s. Chuck was a man of principle and integrity, and he led by example. When other coaches would push the…

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