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Good or Great

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Jun 25, 2014

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“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton Growing up a Chicago boy in the 80s, you were required to idolize Walter Payton. He was the greatest thing about the Bears at the time and was a joy to watch. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I was listening to a podcast and one of the hosts, Daniel Van Kirk, recited this quote by “Sweetness” that really got me thinking more about him and about greatness. Not long after, I played in a tournament at the LAPC at Commerce. There was a kid at my table whose name I don’t know. He seemed to be a good player and I’m sure he’s quite successful. You didn’t even need to ask him though because he let everyone know right away that he was too good for this silly $1,500 ...


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