Lying awake last night I thought about my girlfriend in a sexually explicit way. After thirty seconds of ecstasy, I started to think about our football team. With thoughts of the team running through my head my mood turned from satisfaction, to utter disappointment.
Then I began hearing voices. Don't worry, it is not out of the ordinary for me to hear voices. Luckily for us all, they did not order me to go on a ten day meth and sex bender again. It was only HCBS and his Fiesta Bowl pre-game speech.
For me, that speech is like a sore pecker, you just can't beat it. The speech put me in a great mood and soon enough I was sleeping like an overweight baby after a breast feeding. Waking up refreshed I hit the internet to read my usual WV papers.
For once, a story in the DA really struck a chord with me. (Read it here) HCBS's speech is referred to regularly on this site. Hell, we are even selling t-shirts with some of our favorite lines. But we often overlook one of the most important lines, "Don’t leave your wing man – never, ever, ever bail out on your brother."
This simple line subtly let the team know that Fraud had no character and left them during their toughest time. It also reminded them that the team is still firmly together, and stronger than ever. After all this team has been through in the last year, they know that they can count on each other and their coaches for support. Let them know that they can still count on us.
I'm not saying to follow blindly without criticism, but we really need to stop being so damn negative. It is fine to let them know that they can do better and we expect more. But if you have already given up on this team, you need to check your priorities and don't even think about jumping back on the bandwagon if we start rolling again.
Give this team your whole hearted support while they are on the field straining for US. The strongest steel goes through the hottest fire. Stand by this team. Don't be Rich Rodriguez and abandon the Mountaineers when they need you the most.
"Don't leave your wingman, never, ever, ever bail out on your brother."