September 20



Red Auerbach 1917

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“The best way to forget ones self is to look at the world with attention and love.”

*Forget about yourself today. Look at the world with attention and love.


Juan Pablo Montoya 1975

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“The more you drive, the fitter you get,”

“When I’m at home in the off season, I probably ride about eight hours a week on the bike. I will do Pilates twice a week. I will do the gym a couple times. I will do a little swimming. You do a little bit of everything.”

*Your choice today – bicycle, Pilates, gym, swimming, or a combination.


Van Jones 1968

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“All humans have fear, and those of us who are fortunate have faith.”

*What is your biggest fear? Have faith that everything is going to be ok.


George R.R. Martin 1948

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“Ideas are cheap. I have more ideas now than I could ever write up. To my mind, it’s the execution that is all-important.”

*Your million dollar business idea is worthless if you are not executing it.


Sophia Loren 1934 – watch Two Women

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*Watch Sophia Loren win an Oscar in Two Women for free on


Upton Sinclair 1878 – Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

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“The Jungle” exposes the appalling and unsanitary conditions in the Chicago meat-packing industry. It was influential in obtaining passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.

“I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

*I would suggest to read The Jungle while eating this sandwich, but you’ll need both hands and a bib for this Chicago Italian beef sandwich. Wait until after you eat before reading Upton Sinclair’s masterpiece of muckraking.

SNUB – Khabib Nurmagomedov 1988

Review –

  • Look at the world with attention and love
  • Bicycle, Pilates, gym, or swimming
  • Faith > Fear
  • Execute your million dollar idea
  • Watch Two Women
  • Make a Chicago Italian beef sandwich

September 19



Jimmy Fallon 1974

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“Frankl,” says Jimmy Fallon. “Man’s Search for Meaning. I read that book while I was in the ICU—my doctor told me to read it. I highlighted quotes and things. I e-mailed all my friends. I’m like, ‘Dude, you have to read this book—I know the meaning of life.’ ”

Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

*Ask yourself hour by hour whether you are staying true to what life expects from you. You may not be where you want to be in life right now but so what? It’s not all about you. What can you do for life? What can you do for others? Start reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Frankl.


Alison Sweeney 1976

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“It turned out I ran at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 miles per hour. It was the toughest thing I’d ever done, but I learned to let go of my preconceived notion of my limits.”

*Challenge your limits today. See how long you can run at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 mph.


Twiggy 1949

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“Organized religion is not for me. Most wars over the centuries have been about religion. I think fate plays a big role in our lives and that if we were nicer to one another the world would be a better place.”

*Similar to yesterday. Just be nicer to people to start making the world a better place.


Trae Young 1998

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Young’s father Rayford Young started teaching his son about smart financial habits in high school. He even made him get a credit card when he was a junior.

Trae “never got to use the credit card much,” but as his father, he “would make sure that when he did it was paid off every month.”


*If you do have credit card debt, take today to either pay it off or come up with a plan to pay it off as quickly as possible. 



Jeremy Irons 1948 – watch Reversal of Fortune

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“The secret to ageing is to remain interested and not look back. I know some things could have gone better, but at the time that was the best I could do.”

*Watch Jeremy Irons win an Oscar for best actor in Reversal of Fortune.


Michael Symon 1969 – Polish Boy Kielbasa Sandwich

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*If you can’t make it to Cleveland, make Michael Symon’s version of the Cleveland classic – Polish Boy. 

SNUB – Adam West 1928

Review –

  • Are you staying true to what life expects from you?
  • Treadmill – 10 speed and 10 incline
  • Be nicer to people
  • Pay off your credit card debt
  • Watch Reversal of Fortune
  • Make a Polish Boy

September 18



Ben Carson 1951

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Dr. Carson has many years of experience weighing risks and applies his Best/Worst Analysis by asking himself the following four questions:

  1. What is the best thing that can happen if I do this?
  2. What is the worst thing that can happen if I do this?
  3. What is the best thing that can happen if I don’t do it?
  4. What is the worst thing that can happen if I don’t do it?

*What have you been putting off because you weren’t sure if you should do it or not? Today is the day. Apply Ben Carson’s Best/Worst analysis to what you want to do.


Lance Armstrong 1971

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What is more relevant: Armstrong’s seven tainted Tour wins or the millions who found in him a reason to believe?

*Take on the last leg of the Tour de France, on a stationary bike today. 116 km. No PEDs needed.


Jada Pinkett Smith 1971

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Jada went on to detail her experiences with other religions arguing that she practices “human kindness” instead of any specific religion.

*Thank you Jada! If everyone practiced “human kindness”, the world would be a much better place.


Rick Pitino 1952

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There is one criterion that shows how important Pitino has been to Louisville’s athletic department and why his job had survived until now: He led Louisville as it became the richest NCAA men’s basketball program, and it is not even close.

*When you create value, you can get away with a lot more than someone who doesn’t. But there is a breaking point for everyone.


Jason Sudeikis 1975 – watch We’re the Millers

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OK, what are we doing today?

David Clark:
“Yeah. I say, give me somethin’ that says, ‘I get up every morning at 5:30 and commute for an hour and a half to some bullshit job where my jag-off boss expects me to kiss his balls all day just so I can afford to keep my ungrateful, screaming kids decked out in Dora the explorer shit and my wife up to her fat ass in self-help videos until the day I get up the courage to put a shotgun in my mouth.”

*Watch We’re the Millers to see the horrors of a forced family life. But by the end it all works out for the family of drug smugglers.


James Gandolfini 1961 – ziti al forno

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“No F*ckin’ Ziti?”

Tony tells his mother, that he expects her to be at A.J.’s birthday party with her baked ziti, she calls the house later, crying, to cancel. A.J. responds to the news appropriately frustrated, as he’s now expected to celebrate his birthday with no ziti.

“Best in the State, Far as I’m Concerned.”

It’s the last Soprano family meal we see them enjoy together. As they consult their menus, one thing unites them: a basket of onion rings.

*Enjoy this ziti al forno while watching the first episode of The Sopranos. Make a basket of onion rings to eat while watching the last episode of The Sopranos.

SNUB – James Marsden 1973

Review –

  • Take the risk
  • 116 km bike ride
  • Practice human kindness
  • Create value
  • Watch We’re the Millers
  • Make ziti al forno and onion rings

September 17



Warren Burger 1907

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Although Burger was a lifelong Republican, many of the landmark decisions issued during his tenure represented clear liberal victories.

*Regardless of your political affiliations, always be able to see the other side’s point of view. And try to be on the right side of history.


Patrick Mahomes 1995

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“Two of my favorite static workouts are the deadlift and bench press, but I can’t bench press anymore because of my position. I can only dumbbell bench press, but I still love to do it. With the deadlift, I just love the explosion part of it. I guess I like it because I’m good at it, but I feel like it’s a great workout.”

*Make dead lifts and bench press your favorite workout today.


Phil Jackson 1945

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“There must be more”

*There is more. Try to find a local class or go online to practice Zen Meditation today.


Willard Marriot 1900

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Raised as Mormons, his kids were taught to be humble and work hard. As teenagers, they worked scrub jobs at the company as training in the Marriott way.

*Be humble and work hard. Teach these traits to those who mean the most to you. Spend the night at a Marriott for inspiration. Maybe book a room in Santa Monica to hang out at The Regal Beagle with Jack, Larry, Mr. Furley, and the girls.


John Ritter 1948 – watch Three’s Company

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*Get together with two friends and watch a few episodes of Three’s Company. They’ll be waiting for you.


Joe Bastianich 1968 The Really Good Burger

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Burgers are ground fresh daily from USDA prime Black Angus B&B Las Vegas beef
The Really Good
Potato bun, Heritage bacon, Gorgonzola, onion, Chianti mustard $16

*In honor of Chief Justice Warren Burger’s birthday, enjoy Joe Bastianich’s Really Good Burger.

SNUB – Jimmie Johnson 1975

Review –

  • See the other side’s point of view
  • Dead lift and bench press
  • Zen meditation
  • Be humble and work hard
  • Watch Three’s Company
  • Make The Really Good Burger

September 16



Amy Poehler 1971

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Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves.

Leslie Knope: “Winning is every girl’s dream. But it is my destiny. And my dream.” 

*You are capable of so much more than you think you are. Find that confidence and own it. Don’t be afraid to celebrate yourself when you accomplish something, big or small, because you worked for that victory. You deserve it.


Mickey Rourke 1952

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“In my life, I do everything all or nothing,”

“Fitness helps keep my life balanced and it’s a great release for anything I have going on in my life. My body is also my tool for my career.”

Rourke begin with 30 minutes to an hour of cardio, consisting of either long-distance runs or sprints. Next, he does ab exercises – usually 300 to 500 sit-ups! – followed by weight training.

*Keep your life balanced with 30 minutes of cardio, 300 sit-ups, and weight training. Watch The Wrestler for motivation.


Nick Jonas 1992

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“I grew up in a church environment, and still have love for the Church, but what’s important to me now in my life is my relationship with God and that I not be judged and that I not judge.”

*Your relationship with God is all that matters.


David Copperfield 1956

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Magician David Copperfield’s $800 Million Fortune Could Make Him A Future Billionaire

Q: How were you able to translate that passion into a lucrative career?

A: “It was hard. Even my mother told me that I couldn’t do it; she was really against it. My father was the one who told me to live the impossible. He had given up his dream so I could live mine. He wanted to be an actor but ended up running a clothing store.”

*Live the impossible. Turn your passion into a lucrative career. Thank those who had to give up on their dream so you can live yours.


Marc Anthony 1968

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Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The 2-time Grammy Award and 6-time Latin Grammy Award winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

*Salsa while you listen to Marc Anthony.


BB King 1925 – BBQ Salmon with Corn and Sausage Chowder

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B.B. King’s Carolina BBQ Salmon with Corn and Sausage Chowder

B.B. King’s recipe for Carolina BBQ salmon

*If you can’t get to his restaurant, listen to his blues while making his BBQ salmon yourself. Wash them down with The Knope – waffle cocktail.



1 oz maple simple syrup
2 oz bourbon
1 dash Angostura bitters
Mini frozen waffles
Optional: maple sugar

Make maple simple syrup by combining equal parts maple syrup and water in a small pot. Heat over low heat and stir until maple syrup is just dissolved. Let cool.

Prepare your waffles in the toaster.

Stir maple simple syrup and bitters together in the bottom of a glass. Add bourbon. Add one large ice cube (or a few smaller ones) and stir until just chilled, about 30 seconds.

Garnish with a mini waffle. Eat the leftover waffles.

Optional: before you mix the drink, rim the glass with maple sugar.

SNUB – Alexis Bledel 1981

Review –

  • Find your confidence and own it
  • The Wrestler workout
  • Your relationship with God is all that matters
  • Live the impossible
  • Listen to Marc Anthony
  • Eat B.B. King’s BBQ salmon

September 15



James Fenimore Cooper 1789

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The author Henry James described Cooper’s infatuation with America as his donnee, his “given.”

*Decide what your donnee is today – what is your “given”? 365DOLF is my donnee. Start reading The Last of the Mohicans by birthday boy James Fenimore Cooper. The movie is really good too.


Dan Marino 1961

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“I do a lot of cardio — treadmill and elliptical,”

“It’s always good working out with someone else to help you push a bit. I try to do something every day, in the morning. [It gets] your day going.”

*Workout on the treadmill and elliptical with a friend this morning. Go outside and play some catch with a football – try to throw for 61,361 yards. H2P


Charles de Foucauld 1858

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“Every person is a child of God who loves them infinitely: it is therefore impossible to want to love God without loving human beings: the more one loves God, the more one loves people. The love of God, the love of people, is my whole life; it will be my whole life I hope.”

*If you love God, then you must love all of his people too.

BONUS: Tommy Lee Jones 1946

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“Ethnic stereotypes are boring and stressful and sometimes criminal. It’s just not a good way to think. It’s non-thinking. It’s stupid and destructive.”

*A different way of saying to love all of God’s people.


Ettore Bugatti 1881

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The price tag on an oil change & standard service on a Bugatti Veyron? $21,000.

*You can’t afford a Bugatti. Ever. Get your oil changed.

BONUS: Lisa Vanderpump 1960

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Lisa’s $370,000 Bentley Azure is the perfect example of her love for luxury.

*You can’t afford a Bentley Azure either.


Oliver Stone 1946 – watch Platoon

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Platoon was the first real Vietnam film and one of the greatest war movies of all time. The film won Stone his first Best Director Oscar as well as several other awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.

*I could watch Oliver Stone’s JFK every night, in fact in college I did. But anyways, Platoon is aVietnam War movie that will make people ask “why?’. See for yourself tonight.


William Howard Taft 1857

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It was President Taft’s favorite food, and given that the White House had to custom-build a bathtub to accommodate him, you’ve got to respect the man’s opinion.

Turtle Soup

*Eat this turtle soup until you cannot fit in your bathtub. Wash it down with some of Dan Marino’s Rock N Roll Tequila.

Dan Marino is a partner in Rock N Roll Tequila which debuted its premium tequilas in handcrafted, glass guitar bottles in March, 2017.

SNUB – Agatha Christie 1890

Review –

  • Decide what your Donnee is
  • Treadmill and elliptical with a friend
  • Love all of God’s people
  • You can’t afford a Bugatti
  • Watch Platoon
  • Make turtle soup

September 14



Margaret Sanger 1879

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“All worthwhile accomplishments start with a vision. Not a small, incremental vision, but a bold, audacious, flaming red, bigger than yourself vision.”

*Write down your bold, audacious, flaming red, bigger than yourself vision.


Andrew Lincoln 1973

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Lincoln’s trainer mandated he ditch the distance running if he wanted to pack on some mass. So, he cut out carbs and sugars and added free weights.

*A Walking Dead free weights workout for you today. Cut out carbs and sugars.


Deshaun Watson 1995

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“My faith gets me through life. The good times and the bad.”

*Rely on your faith to get you through today.


Robert Herjavec 1962

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“If one of your top three tasks every day isn’t ‘Sell something,’ you’re going to fail.” “The only way to create “constant forward momentum” is by bringing in new revenue, and the only way to do that is to sell.”

*Make sure that selling is one of your top 3 tasks today.


Amy Winehouse 1983

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*Listen to the latest member of the “27 Club” before she was gone too soon. 


Katie Lee 1981 – chicken and broccoli twice baked spaghetti squash

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*Listen to Amy Winehouse while making Katie Lee’s chicken and broccoli twice baked spaghetti squash. A great meal on a day you are cutting carbs and sugars.

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Review –

  • Write down your bold, audacious, flaming red, bigger than yourself vision
  • Free weights workout
  • Rely on your faith
  • Sell
  • Listen to Amy Winehouse
  • Make chicken and broccoli twice baked spaghetti squash

September 13



Iyanla Vanzant 1953

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“What I have learned is that human beings have very thick skin. I call that skin our spirit, our Highest Most Powerful self. Spirit is the key to everything we desire”

*Don’t let anything bother you today – your highest most powerful self will not give in to negativity and this spirit is the key to everything you desire.


Nene Hilario 1982

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An Alabama gym teacher brought the “whip/nae nae” into his classroom to get his elementary school students excited about working out.

*Try this “whip/nae nae” workout in honor of NBA power forward Nene (pronounced Nae Nae)


Tavis Smiley 1964

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“I believe the biblical definition of faith, that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I don’t know how one navigates this thing called life without having abiding faith in something. There are some times in certain situations that you have to believe, even when there is no evidence. You have to believe even when there are no signs that something is going to work out.”

*Have faith and truly believe that everything is going to work out today.


Tyler Perry 1969

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Perry shared that he quit several jobs to pursue his dream.  He’s not suggesting that anyone just quit their jobs, but instead recognize that you still have to earn a living.

*You still have to earn a living, so don’t quit your day job…yet. Once you do find a way to turn your passion into payday, quit your job as soon as you can. 


Roald Dahl 1916 – watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor.

*Watch the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory if you are sober. Watch the reboot starring Johnny Depp if you are stoned.


Milton Hershey 1857 – chocolate spiced muffins

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He used his wits and instincts to become one of America’s wealthiest individuals, a successful entrepreneur and a generous philanthropist who touched countless lives.

*What a day of chocolate! Eat some Milton Hershey chocolate spiced muffins while watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Each drink is designed to resemble something from the books

“The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries” (gin, Jägermeister, lemon, cinnamon foam, and snozberries, of course)

“Factory’s Special Chocolate Blend” (hot cocoa, cinnamon, fluff, mint, and bourbon or vodka)

“Goodie Goodie Gumballs,” which is made with tequila, St-Germain, bitter lemon, and white cranberry and is served in a gumball machine.

*Recreate some of these drinks to keep the Chocolate Day Party going.

SNUB – John J. Pershing

Review –

  • Your spirit will not give into negativity
  • The whip/nae nae workout
  • Have faith and truly believe
  • Don’t quit your day job… yet
  • Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Make chocolate spiced muffins

September 12



Andrew Luck 1989

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John Feinstein has asked countless athletes the same question: What’re you gonna do when you’re done?

He’d never heard an answer like Luck’s before. Or since.

‘Honestly, I think I could be very happy teaching high school history.’

Andrew Luck

*Luck shockingly announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 29. He could not take the pain anymore. With millions in the bank, teaching high school history could be fun. It’s not as much fun with hundreds in the bank.


The mission of the Andrew Luck Book Club is to build a team of readers of all levels.

*Join Andrew Luck’s book club today. Think of starting your own (with 365DOLF suggested books) with friends and loved ones.


Jesse Owens 1913

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Owens trained in special morning sessions before school. Within a year, he was running the 100-yard dash in eleven seconds. He would run as though the track were on fire.

*Run as many 100 yard dashes as you can before work or school this morning.


Barry White 1944

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This great soul singer was a musical prodigy whose romantic songs helped to create a new mode of modern masculinity

*Listen to Barry White and chill with that someone special. It’s good for the soul.


Paul Walker 1973

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Having a will is only the start.  A revocable living trust is the best estate planning tool for most people.  Walker’s will left all of his assets to a trust he created, which means the probate process was much simpler.

*Take today to make a revocable living trust. This was very wise of Paul Walker who died much too young.


Emmy Rossum 1986 – watch The Phantom of the Opera

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“I got mono once when I was 18 or 19 and I had to go on a press tour for Phantom of the Opera. I ate garlic every single day — a whole head of roasted garlic. I love it, but I’m sure it was not pleasant for those around me because it starts to come out of your skin.”

*If you want something lighter, watch Emmy Rossum in Shameless. But her role in Phantom of the Opera is much better. Lay off the garlic.

Yao Ming 1980 – order Chinese food

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One night Ewing, Mutombo and Yao ordered coconut curry prawn, General Tso’s chicken, fried rice with shrimp, Mongolian beef, garlic basil prawn, Szechuan prawn and white rice.

Yao Ming announced the establishment of his new Napa Valley winery: Yao Family Wines.

*Call up your favorite local Chinese restaurant and make the exact same order. Invite two of your best and biggest friends to come join the feast. Wash it down with Yao wine.

SNUB – Jennifer Hudson 1981

Review –

  • Join the Andrew Luck Book Club
  • Run 100-yard dashes before work
  • Listen to Barry White
  • Make a revocable living trust
  • Watch The Phantom of the Opera
  • Order a lot of Chinese food

September 11

9/11 DAY


Paul Bear Bryant 1913

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“But I learned that the lessons my mama taught me were always right. It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice. It don’t cost ‘nuthin’ to do the right thing most of the time, and it costs a lot to lose your good name by breakin’ your word to someone.”

*Be nice, do the right thing, and don’t break your word today.


Shaun Livingston 1985

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Along with a dislocated left knee cap and broken left leg, Livingston tore his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus. He also badly sprained his medial collateral ligament.

*If Shaun Livingston can come back from this injury and win numerous NBA championships, you can overcome any aches and pains today and go play some basketball.

*Don’t watch the video of this injury if you have a weak stomach.


Tom Landry 1924

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“As a Christian, I know my life is in God’s hands,”

“He has a plan for me. Therefore, I never worry about tomorrow or never worry about winning or losing football games. That knowledge gives me a lot of composure in tough situations.”

*Don’t worry about tomorrow or anything that is stressing you in life right now. Know that your life is in God’s hands and he will take care of you.


Ludacris 1977

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“No matter how much money I ever get, I’m going to want to provide for my family and never have to go back to really struggling. You don’t ever want to go outside, you don’t ever want to be left in the cold. You want to be safe.”

*For over 9 months you have been learning how to save and invest money. Keep working at it until you and your family are safe.


Taraji P. Henson 1970 – watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons

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*Watch Taraji P. Henson almost win an Oscar in The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons


Harry Connick Jr 1967 – jambalaya

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When Harry Connick Jr. was growing up in New Orleans, his mother would drop him off at school with the same parting words every day: “Be a leader.”

*Be a leader and make Harry Connick Jr’s jambalaya.

Help turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good.

Donate $25 to provide food for 100 people in need on September 11.

Every year on the anniversary of September 11, millions of volunteers pour their energy into service projects along with 9/11 Day to pay tribute to victims, survivors and first responders in a way that helps channel grief into an opportunity to give back.

SNUB – Ed Reed 1978

Review –

  • Be nice. Do the right thing, Don’t break your word
  • Overcome pain and workout
  • Know that your life is in God’s hands
  • Keep your family financially safe
  • Watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Listen to Harry Connick Jr while you make his jambalaya