I’m no football analyst, so I can’t say exactly what went wrong for the Bobcats, except everything. Not a single player on the team played his position with his usual assurance and pizzaz. The final score was a dismal and embarrassing 36-10! Needless to say, the Bobcats are no longer rated No.1 in the conference, although they are still expected to earn a spot in the playoffs. Their coach is a smart, classy, character-oriented guy, so I’m sure he didn’t scream at his already-disgraced team in the locker room following the game. Still, I wonder what he did say. Maybe he quoted some well-known, wise and witty coaches….
· “Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.” John Wooden
· “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” Lou Holtz
· “If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you’re going to have problems. You’ll be dead a lot.” Dean Smith
There’s nothing like a good wisecrack to put things in perspective!
“Then the God who lifts up the downcast lifted our heads and our hearts….”
2 Corinthians 7:6-7