The Underdog thread
I continue to Explore the Iceberg for the roots of the emotion I feel gets triggered during sports stories or sporting events. I think I'm nearing the root of the thread and at its core is the heart of the "underdog". These blogposts began when my emotions were triggerd by the Seattle Seahawks Superbowl victory celebration. I found another video, click here, that portrays their story really well, check it out!
I have been blessed to be part of an "underdog" sports story in my past, and I think this is one of the many reasons this emotion runs deep inside of me. This story, the Post Falls Girls Basketball 1983 State Championship season, was revisited last weekend when this team was awarded the Idaho State "Legends of the Game" Award, an award given to teams from the past that had a significant impact on their sport and community. I was part of the coaching staff that led this group of women in accomplishing goals that no one believed could be achieved by a team from Post Falls, Id. Most of the state championships in that era came from teams located in southern Idaho. Teams from the north just weren't on the basketball map, so to speak. See the team photo above for a throwback to 1983, and then see the photo gallery below to capture these incredible women today at the Legends celebration, which was held during the Idaho State Championship Girls Basketball tournament in Nampa, Id. on Feb. 22, 2014.
The walk down memory lane (see slide show below) with these women is something I will always treasure, because as a team of coaches and players we had our "underdog" story. What was beautful is that many of these ladies have their own "underdog" life stories that are very inspiring. The theme of believing in yourself, persevering in trials and leaning on others seemed to be common in their stories. What an amazing weekend, with an amazing group of people and to add the "icing on the cake"...I was privileged to share it with my family and now you who read this blog. What is so signifcant about the stories of "underdogs" that connects with the human spirit? I will be talking more about that next time and how I see "underdog" all over the story God is writing in our lives, Vic and Monique (Marriage Mosaic).
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