Friday, March 1, 2013

A Quick Sports Story

A couple nights ago, my high school Alma Mater and perennial power, St. Edward played a thrilling 5 overtime playoff game...The Eagles lost 3-2 to The Green Wave of Holy Name, coached by a couple of former Eagles...

Holy Name goalie Sam Pikus was outstanding, making 74 saves...74! That itself was impressive as hell....

But today I was talking with the father of St. Edward captain, Gabe Lampron...The kid is really good...It's looking like he may pass on a college scholarship, and take a shot at juniors...Well after the game...After 5 overtimes, and a crushing loss for a program that expects to be in the state final four every year, Lampron's father noticed a number of players crying...This is something we see often in youth sports...He asked his son "Why weren't you crying?"  Gabe responded, "I left everything out there, I have no reason to cry. It's just hockey."

Those words. "it's just hockey" may bother some people...But to me, this kid seems like he may have his shit together...He's been scouted...He's had scholarship offers...But in the end, compared to other things in the world, "it's just hockey."   He was confident enough, and proud enough to know he "left everything out there"...So why cry?  He's right...Sometimes you lose...But if you leave it all out there, you've got no reason to cry.

Great season by the Eagles!

Holy Name takes on the Rocky River Pirates Saturday in the District finals...

Go Green Wave!

The Beeze

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