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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Priorities and $240,000

The mission statement of SportsLeader is very simple: Transform the culture of sports.
Why does it need transforming?
Here is a very relevant example:
This past weekend a New York businessman and avid Packers fan decided to drop $240,000 on a road trip to the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Giants at Lambeau Field.
How can you spend $240K on a football game?

-1,086 miles to travel in a 70-foot RV

-2 waitresses

-3 TVs

-26 bottles of champagne

-65 Kobe beef burgers

-100 gallons of beer

-150 pounds of prime beef

-10 live lobsters

-6 seats on the 50-yard line

The gentleman brought five friends -- all diehard Giants fans -- and that ratio likely worked against him on the 20-hour trip home following Big Blue's stunning 37-20 win on Sunday.

The dream now is now a nightmare, as is the reality that awaits him when his RV pulls into the driveway and he's met by the wife who pretended she was cool with him skipping their 28th wedding anniversary for all this.

Now not everyone drops $240,000 for a game but there are many of us who dedicate a similar amount of hours on sports while we dedicate only a few minutes on serving others.
Just some food for thought and I include myself in this needed time of refection.

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