Winston and Will

In addition to that sensational overtime win in hockey yesterday, there was another athletic moment took place over the weekend – one with quite a bit less fanfare – that is noteworthy. The Year 1 basketball team was having a tough time with a scrappy Crescent squad, and very late in Saturday’s game, with just 6.9 seconds left in the 4th quarter, I saw Will Pottow dive for a loose ball.

What was unusual, was not the fact that Will was on all fours, wrestling with a Coyote. What was remarkable was that at that moment, our team was losing by 23 points! Most rational folks would say that, no matter how hard you try, it makes no sense to eat wood with 6.9 seconds left in a hopeless situation. (I know Mr. Tong is a good coach, but even he doesn’t have a 24-point play in his bag of tricks.)

That Will would go all out – even in the desperate moments of a hopeless situation –says all the right things about him and his team. It speaks to grit and determination and a “never say die” resiliency.

Will’s efforts reminded me of Churchill’s advice: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in.”


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