You know not every one can sit on the back of a convertible and wave at the crowd.
But the one riding in that convertible and waving might take to mind that while it is true not everyone can be in their position, but without those standing on the curb waving, shouting there also would be no parade. There would just be a person riding in a convertible with the top down.
Today I watched one of the NCAA basketball games the big show as some of the talking heads like to say. I watched a kid, a substitute, a bench rider, well this kid hit six out of seven free-throws down the stretch to help his team win a big game. Not a flashy kid or player, he rides the bench quite a bit, what one would call a role player. Pretty fair role he played today. His team's opponent had to foul as they were down and needed the ball. Thinking possibly this bench warmer doesn't play a great deal. Again thinking maybe he would be the weakest link in the chain to victory for his team. I loved it as the kid stepped to the line and drilled six in a row before missing his first of the seven he shot.
"I discovered that no one forgets a star player, but it is very difficult
to remember a role player or a set-up man or a sixth man off the bench."
Pat Conroy--My Losing Season
You know without those standing and applauding there would not be a parade. There would just be a guy/girl sitting in an open air car going down the street.
Without role players there would not be a team and sometimes without role players there would not be victory.
I loved it.
March 17, 2017