Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
I was devastated to learn of the passing of "Mean" Gene Okerlund, wrestling's greatest stick man. No one conducted an interview like "Mean" Gene and he was a larger-than-life figure who somehow managed to be equally down-to-earth among the fans. Here's a tribute I wrote to Mr. Okerlund over at Ten Bell Salute.
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