Monday, June 25, 2007

To Know them is to love them.....

I am going to use this as an introduction to an ongoing series where once a week i will focus on one of my athletes and really try to give you guys an inside perspective from the outside :).... well of course it is always easier to write about other people and when you are as attached to them as i am its even easier.... Plus i would like to talk about these athletes who have become an extension to my family (i think i spend more time with them than my real family) and it is really interesting to get to know how different athletes tick...
People always wonder what i do... besides things like filing papers and making travel arrangements, i am also in pursuit of the ultimate paradox...."what makes a champion" so have spent the last year or so really trying to get to know our players and compare them with the younger crop, their peers, the champions, normal people their age, and just about anyone else, sometimes even throwing animals in the mix. Have you guys played that game where you compare a human to a breed of dog???? Ok am digressing will leave that for another time.... I am in search for the "x" factor that makes them better than the rest... I am also analyzing the athletes that haven't yet had the breakthrough and what is their personality... wish freud was alive to rate my assessments...
It also interesting to see how they cope in different situations and yes ofcourse they have tons of negatives that sometimes drive me up the wall but we are going to focus on the good.... leave the bad and ugly for the arm chair critics who would have nothing to talk about if i addressed those too...
So my next post is going to feature the first athlete signed by the Trust.... Joshana Chinappa. Stay tuned.


PS- a great article by Rohit Brijnath on Abhinav Bindra in "Mint" over the weekend so all sports lovers should check out. Plus if you guys are reading this blog regularly you should know a lot about him...

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