That’s Why They Play the Game

I saw where the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs pulled off the upset of the season when they knocked off the defending national champs in the University of Connecticut, 66-64, on a last second jumper.

At the start of the tournament, I like many others picked UConn to win it all for the fifth straight time. I seriously doubt that anybody outside of the Lady Bulldogs’ team expected them to win.

But that’s why they play the game, right?

There’s probably a deep spiritual analogy here, but I’m too tired to think of it at the moment. Maybe the takeaway is perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds. In other words, just keep showing up day after day and doing what you know to do and good things will happen.

I do know that if you take risks, you may or may not succeed, but I know for certain that you fail at 100% of the risks you do not take. As Michael Jordan once said (or at least I think it was him), you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

So keep plugging away and don’t quit.

Unless it’s almost 11 pm, then you can go to bed.




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