Higher School Football, Portion Two


My High College Football Coach employed to put a proverb/saying on the bulletin board almost every day. This saying was to be believed about and applied to football and your life. My teammates and I do not remember all of them, but we do bear in mind a single extremely massive, very critical phrase. This phrase will not be looked upon also kindly in this politically appropriate globe, but it is so correct and I do not care. I consider about it every day. It has effected me for over 30 years.

The cross is antecedent to the crown.

Back then, most of us did not have a clue what it meant. Some of our higher SAT scoring teammates knew what all of the words meant. But Coach wanted us to understand what it really meant. We have been a group so, the Coach asked the entire group to tell him what it meant. He wanted to hear it from absolutely everyone. He did not care that some had been smarter, he wanted us to understand it. He wanted us to live it!

You had to carry the cross (the hard work in the course of triple sessions in the hot August sun) before you can put on the crown of victory. Victory and getting champions had little to do with winning games. Most of us thought that it did. Games are won and lost by the decisions of others occasionally The which means nonetheless, is that if you do not function Tough each day, and give every thing you have, you can not put on the crown of a champion. It would be fake. Champions usually paid the cost to turn into champions. There is no other way.

One more one of my favorites is:

By means of all your days endure
Treat them all alike
When you are the anvil bear
When you are the hammer STRIKE!

Every person on our group knew specifically what that meant. Via extended, challenging practice sessions, you are the Anvil, the receiver of discomfort. The difficult operate of each and every practice session produced us stronger. On game day, you became the Hammer and delivered the discomfort to and struck down the opponent. You produced them the Anvil. Game day was when you rose from being a “slave” and became a “warrior”

I know I glorify these occasions, we just learned so significantly and did not know it. I can’t say I don’t forget my math teacher as effectively.