As an introvert who has learned to function in extrovert situations, I loved this @Classical article by Argun M. Ulgen:
"Susan Cain’s "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking," destroys the myth that categorically extroverted qualities like "charisma" and "gregariousness" are requisite to leadership and performance. The crux of Cain’s invaluable work is that introverts are exceptional listeners who, in part because they are quiet if not solitary individuals, lead others by way of example and thoughtful responses to what they carefully observe and fully absorb around them.
Jason Brickman is an NCAA assist-record shattering embodiment of Cain’s thesis. In his senior year, Brickman moved up the ranks in NCAA career assists – finish with 1007, good for 4th all-time in the NCAA Division I. When he speaks about his quiet demeanor, he does so with a polite, soft smile that gleans self-confidence that he is who he is, and who he is will continue to work out very well on the basketball court:
"With a group of people, I’m not really vocal," Brickman reflects. "I’d rather sit and listen in, hear other people talk, and take everything in. I’m just a quiet person. I’m not really outspoken, I’m not the loudest person out there. I’m just taking everything in, observing more. That’s just how my personality is."
In which @williamfleitch falls under the spell of #Beasthoven and the Shaver Stache:
"William & Mary is coached by a man named Tony Shaver. He is 60 years old, has a glorious mustache and it is safe to say that getting William & Mary into the NCAA tournament has been his life’s work. He has been coaching The Tribe for 11 years now after spending 17 seasons at Hampden-Sydney in Division III; he was also a walk-on player for Dean Smith at North Carolina. (He played with Mitch Kupchak and Walter Davis.) He is not a young up-and-comer trying to make his name before moving on. This is the best job he will ever have. This has been his one goal. He doesn’t try to go over the top with it — "That’s not this team’s burden. It’s unfair for me or anybody else to take that history and place it on these guys’ shoulders," he said at the beginning of this conference tourney — but he knows this is what he will be known for. He now has 494 career victories in his collegiate coaching career. But only one will matter. He will be the one who took William & Mary to the NCAA tournament for the first time. It’s a small piece of immortality, but it’s a real one."
"This souvenir medallion is the earliest known in-arena promotional fan giveaway in basketball.
It was used to attract patrons for the March 20, 1915 game between the St. Christopher Club of Harlem and the varsity basketball team of Howard University in Washington DC, an annual rivalry.”