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By Mike Gold 

Off Kilter | Being an athlete


December 31, 2019

I’m certain that every little boy envisions themselves becoming the next Russ Wilson or Tom Brady. I can recall as a young man playing touch football on an empty lot in Brooklyn. It was a very small leap from playing this local game to imagining there you are at the Super Bowl, throwing the winning pass.

With our daughter, the women’s sports at that point in high school were soccer and lacrosse. Again, I can imagine our daughter thinking as she was dribbling the ball down the soccer pitch that she was Pele scoring the winning goal for Manchester United (perhaps the most famous soccer te...

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