How many times have we seen pro athletes do a victory dance before they've actually arrived at the finish line, the goal line, or home plate? Well It happened....again!

I always get a kick out of watching professional athletes celebrate before they've actually won the victory. Maybe these pretentious athletes should read the popular kid's book The Tortoise and the Hare before game day. There are invaluable lessons to be learned from  Childhood Reading:

The Hare could see the tortoise a speck in the distance and away he dashed. He leapt and bounded at a great rate, his tongue lolling, and gasping for breath. Just a little more and he’d be first at the finish. But the hare’s last leap was just too late, for the tortoise had beaten him to the winning post. Poor hare! Tired and in disgrace, he slumped down beside the tortoise who was silently smiling at him.

I guess we all need to be humbled at some point in our life. It happened to me at the Boilermaker 15k back in 2003:  I challenged a well-known Central New York athlete to a little friendly competition. I told him that if I didn't cross the finish line at least ten minutes ahead of him, that I would buy him a new pair of sneakers. Let's just say things didn't go as planned,  and I wish he didn't have such expensive taste!

Watch this Oregon runner celebrate a little too early...Talk about a letdown!