Grandpa Bret Favre hobbled downfield, leading his Minnesota Vikings to an improbable overtime victory over the Arizona Cardinals, 27-24. Hours later, the Dallas Cowboys limped off the field after being thumped by the Green Bay Packers, 45-7. It would be Wade Phillips’ last game as Dallas’ head coach. With a record of 1-7, it wasn’t much of a surprise Jerry Jones fired him.
But what’s the difference in these two games? These two teams; this year’s Vikes and ‘Boys?
It’s the most fundamental fact in sports: Whoever wants it more wins. You can talk about injuries and schedules and all that other stuff, but nothing affected the outcomes of both games more than plain, old spirit. That’s why Favre still has a job, and why Phillips no longer does.
“We can choose to live in the prison of our past, or the freedom of our future.” – Kurt Poleet
In the end, we’re all pro-choice…
Tevye: As the good book says, when a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick.
Mendel: Where does the book say that?
Tevye: Well, it doesn’t say that exactly, but somewhere there is something about a chicken.
Tevye: [to God] As the Good Book says, ev…
Tevye: Why should I tell You what the Good Book says?
darkest starless night
hungry lost all alone
whence cometh I whither I goest
doubts and sorrows surround me like ivy
I cannot remember the way
this shall be my final day on earth
my mouth is a desert
the last dregs drunk
I am completely spent
then far away in the distance
a faint flicker of light
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