Finish Strong

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By Debbie Glover
St. Tammany News

Finish Strong

Dan Green, author of the now famous “Finish Strong” book, will sign copies of the book at Anne Dale Jewelers in Mandeville Friday from 3-6 p.m.

Who Dat JewelryDuring the off-season, each member of the New Orleans Saints read the book and some have credited the book’s commitment philosophy and can-do attitude for the team’s historic season.


Green patented the saying in 1996 and Anne Dale has secured the rights from the author for use of the phrase in her jewelry creations. Thus far, dog tags, wrist bands and car magnets are in the store as well as the book.

The Saints “mantra” this year was based on the book Finish Strong by Dan Green. Green will be signing the book at Anne Dale Jewelers Friday from 3-6 p.m. (Photo by Debbie Glover)

Dale said that Green registered the “Finish Strong” phrase in 1996 and they are producing the jewelry with his permission.

Green said the finish strong attitude is about choice.

“Only you have the power to respond to the challenges before you,” he said. “The choice is yours and I challenge you to always choose to finish strong.”

Now legendary Saints quarterback Drew Brees said each member of the team received Green’s book at the beginning of the off-season.

“It then became a mantra for our team throughout the off-season program, preseason and regular season,” he said. “We recognized that if we could indeed finish strong in everything we did, we could achieve the lofty goals we had set for ourselves.”

“The finish strong philosophy is not about winning or losing,” Dale said, “but giving it your all.”

The books will be available for purchase Friday for the author to sign.

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