THE BOYS OF FALL
Last night I had the opportunity to watch the NFL Hall of Fame induction. Throughout the entire thing I kept thinking those idiots in Washington need to get back to the fundamentals. My next thought was this is what is so wonderful and amazing about America. Freedom and Friday Night Football! Liberal Progressives and the elite have no idea what that is all about.
Obama knows nothing about the gift of the fundamentals. The teamwork it takes to win a football game. I have no idea whether he is truly an American or not and that is not the point. He did not grow up learning what is truly amazing about America. What it is like to know and love Friday Night Football. When a community of all colors, faiths and backgrounds come together to win a high school football game.
When little brothers look up to their big brothers and don’t want to let them down.
In that post I describe what Coach Jackie Sherrill says about the 12th men on his team.
“They simply didn’t have the speed, quickness, agility, strength, or muscle to play big-time college football. That’s what Division One Football thought. But Division One Football didn’t see what I saw, know what I knew about Texas A&M, its traditions, its legacy, and the never-say-die, never-say-quit, never-back-down spirit that dwelled deep within the hearts of a student body that would run through a brick wall or tear the sonuvabitch down with their bare hands if the maroon and white asked them to.
They were the builders of bonfire. They were the keepers of the flame. Individually and collectively, they were the heartbeat of everything so special about Texas A&M.”
It is that spirit and drive that was seen in each of the speeches from the NFL Hall of Fame winners.
They were not given a chance through “Social Justice”, the Hall of Fame winners were pushed to be the best they could be through hard work and perseverance. Dare I say, the AMERICAN way.
It was through Capitalism and Football that they were given the opportunity to excel.
Each of them also gave thanks and praise to the Lord for those gifts and achievements.
It was truly a wonderful exhibit of what is great in America.
Here is a clip from my favorite speech of the night. Of course I might be a little bias.
I am from Texas you know. Emmitt Smith‘s Hall of Fame Speech
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” –Billy Graham