My friend (and Morning Roundtable Member) Jeff Carter writes an intelligent and provocative blog called Points and Figures (www.PointsAndFigures.com). Jeff brought this story to my attention and I had to plagiarize… er, steal… er I mean, pay homage to him by presenting it here in this space.
What you’re about to watch is special. It shows that, even in football-crazed Texas, there are lots of things more important than the scoreboard or the lousy call the ref made or the number of playing time minutes your kid gets.
As a high school basketball coach, I am constantly trying to get players and parents to understand what is really important when we play our games. We preach the importance of character, keeping the game in perspective and playing and behaving with honor. Mostly, we teach them that this is a privilege. We were all fortunate to be born into these privileges and we must never trample them with our egos.
The following video will be required viewing from now on during our preseason meetings.
You can hear Jeff Carter each Saturday morning at 7:30 AM (Eastern) onYour Family Matters with Michael and Gina, WLQV_AM 1500 in Detroit or streamed live on the Web at www.FaithTalk1500.com