Whenever I need advice and inspiration on how to begin a new season, I go to my video store and rent The Karate Kid. It’s very important that I rent the original film and not Karate Kid II, III, or IV, because no sequel is worth making (except The Godfather Part II and The Empire Strikes Back).

Yesterday I had two very contrasting meals for two very different reasons. For lunch, I went to a fast-food restaurant with a bunch of my coaching colleagues.