Sportsmanship is hard. It’s not soft. It takes great strength to be a person of good character. It takes great power to stand up when others sit down. Sometimes being a good sport is a great burden…kind of like a 41-year-old man strapping 150 pounds in chains to his waist and cranking out a dozen dips, in a cave, 100 feet underground.
Chains can be used to bind. They can also be used to strengthen. I choose the latter. I choose to take on the burdens of intolerance, disrespect, racism and lift others out with all the strength I can summon. Changing the world is hard. Changing yourself is harder.
As Coach Dick Vermeil would say, “Time to go to work!”