10 Tuesday Reads (+ 3 Books)

“Do everything possible not to personalize your team’s losses,” Walsh writes. “Exhibit an inner toughness emanating from three of the most effective survival tools — composure, patience and common sense.” –-Bill Walsh wrote this in Finding the Winning Edge (a very hard book to find)

Eagles cult hero Boston Scott used soccer to become a better football player (Inquirer)

As a woman, if you get fired you’re a pariah,’ says World Cup winner Jill Ellis (telegraph)

Jurgen Klinsmann steps down as Hertha Berlin interim boss after just 10 weeks (BBC)

Inside Miedema’s mind: Arsenal striker on how she scored five of her greatest goals (The Athletic) Might be time to subscribe to the Athletic

Patrick Mahomes became the NFL’s best quarterback by refusing to specialize in football (Washington Post)

THREAD: Where do you go for women’s sports coverage? (Power Plays)

Consistency vs Excellence (HMMR Media)

Teaching a 3-Phase Method for Managing Performance Stress (Simplifaster)

What a State of Our Union (creators.com)

Sarah Gorden’s evolution as an elite defender in the NWSL started with her mental game (Sun Times)

How Andre Iguodala handled his rare NBA sabbatical (espn)

Bill Simmon’s book

Those teams were loaded with talented players, yes, but that’s not the only reason they won. They won because they liked each other, knew their roles, ignored statistics and valued winning over everything else. They won because their best players sacrificed to make everyone else happy. They won as long as everyone remained on the same page. By that same token, they lost if any of those three factors weren’t in place…Year after year, at least one contender fell short for reasons that had little of nothing to do with basketball. And year after year, the championship team prevailed because it got along and everyone committed themselves to their roles…The secret of basketball is that it’s not about basketball.

via The Irrelevant Investor blog