Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Champions Maks and Meryl Were Hot to Trot

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Trivia: What’s the name of the trophy given to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winners? (Answer below)

Another ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season is in the books. The dance partners from Hollywood to the Hamptons flash their stuff like peacocks across the stage. Some of the contestants seem to have a built-in fan club, while others are like surprise contenders. The champions Maks and Meryl were hot to trot.

Meryl Davis must be having the time of her life. Earlier in the year she took the gold medal in ice-dancing with partner Charlie White at the Sochi Olympics. After soaking-up that moment she switched partners and dance floors to team-up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ And they were loved.

Some show-watchers thought they might even have fallen in love. Their floor chemistry came across real strong. No wonder show judge Carrie Ann suggested they should get married. When asked how he felt about winning Maks was thankful that even-though it took ten years he’s happy he won with Meryl.

Maks could easily have said that Dancing with the Stars is a lot like dancing with your dreams. You never know how long it will take to jump-off. You never know what might be the catalyst to set-it-off. Even after feeling rejected for a time, once you’re accepted the experience is one that is fully appreciated.

Maybe their bond was so strong because in Maks’ words, “There’s a reason why it didn’t happen before, because it was meant to happen with this one.” Meryl was already riding on her Olympics success. Maks was hoping for validation in his success. They showed dancing with your dreams as a journey in success.

Tip: Dancing with your dreams is a journey in success where the steps come together at a fully appreciated time.

Answer:Mirror Ball Trophy

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Sends a Message by Taking a Stand

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Trivia: Which NBA team went undefeated in the first round of the playoffs? (Answer below)

It first started as a report from the tabloid site TMZ. They released an audio recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s disparaging remarks. As the story got traction we learned that he’s had similar negative situations in the past. So NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took a stand and sent a message. He banned Sterling for life from having any involvement with the team/league. It seems fans, players and sports analysts alike think Silver made the right decision. Even President Obama while on his Asian trip expressed concerns. Silver went a step further in recommending that Sterling be stripped of the team. The debate in sports circles is whether that will happen. How can other owners cause another to lose team ownership? Well, it seems there’s a league constitution that owners sign as part of the business relationship. This document supposedly spells out the purposes and practices for successful operation. It probably reads like and serves as a legal document between the parties. In the regular world there are purposes and practices that lead to success as well. Some people might spell it out in a vision statement or in a purpose thread. The idea is to string that thread into the fabric of your true calling. Commissioner Silver said the decision wasn’t about Sterling or the Clippers. It was more about the brand and the stain of intolerance. It might also have been influenced by the “brotherhood” of the players who had begun taking their own stand. At the end of the day human bond is thicker than “Benjamin billions.” Tip: Your life’s purpose might equate to taking a stand, your true calling might relate to sending a message. Answer: Miami Heat