This is a good espn.com article about John Elway. This is my favorite quote regarding programming and running a business: “He based his approach to scouting on Jack’s golden rule: ‘Look for heart first.’”
“We don’t take any days for granted,” said Pagano, 58, whom the Bears hired in January. “Every day that we get, we try to kick its ass, take full advantage of it. If you get another one, we’re going to do the same thing the next day.”
“‘Live full, die empty’ is the motto now.”
~ from this story on Chuck Pagano
“The need for discipline disappears when you love what you’re doing.”
~ paraphrasing Tony Gonzalez from a Hall of Fame interview this past week
The UI still needs a lot of work, but I like the idea of having an Inconceivable mode in the next version of my XO Play Android football game.
XO Play is a “thinking man’s” football game that I created for Android devices. It’s for those of us who enjoy thinking about football strategy, of how to take advantage of our strengths and our opponents’ weaknesses, and how to call plays to win games. If you’ve ever watched a football game and thought, “I can call plays better than this guy,” XO Play is for you.
Version 1.4 introduces four game levels you can choose from:
This is the “help” text for my Android football game XO Play.
Changes in Version 1.4
Released on July 14, 2019, Version 1.4 introduces four new game levels:
In an effort to share some source code (but without taking the time to explain it), here’s some Java source code that I just used to create a JFreeChart chart/graph of some data that I use in my Android football game:
“Keep grinding man. If you’ve ever been down, misplaced, overlooked, just keep grinding baby. You’re dreams don’t die until you give up on them. Just continue to keep working.”
~ CJ Anderson, let go by the Broncos, Panthers, Raiders, and now a star in the playoffs with the Rams
“I didn’t understand it at first,” Jack says. “As I got older I understood. It’s so enriching to your life to have a brotherhood of guys that you know have your back.”
~ that quote comes from this article about football, but i find the same to be true when you’re working with a great team of men and women
Here are two good quotes about coaching from this Jon Gruden article:
“He had a good demeanor about him, the way he got his point across. He always told me it was always about your demeanor and how you get your point across. He said, ‘You have to be a car salesman.’ If you want to sell plays, you can’t be short on energy. People want to be associated with people that have a lot of energy and love what they do and show enthusiasm, not someone who just walks in there and kind of goes through the motions.”
“I always tell people,‘You’ve gotta have a why.’ If you have a reason why, you’re most likely going to succeed. ... And those are the types of things as a coach, when you know those things, those are the buttons you can push. When you’re not hustling, when you’re not doing those things, it’s like, ‘Is that the type of example you’re trying to set for your little brothers?’ When you don’t know those things, you can’t use those things.”