Y’ALL READY FOR THIS?!?
“Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!”
“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the MAIN event!”
Any of these phrases shoots excitement through us. Every one of these phrases makes us sit up and prepare for what’s ahead.
Well, here we are, in the reality of any athlete’s dream… playing in the final game of the season. Sure, every team has its ‘last’ game but to be able to play in the final scheduled game of any season is every team’s goal from the first day of practice and even before.
How does a team get to this point? As with any sort of success, there is the UN-glamorous stuff that is done with nobody cheering for you. It is done when you don’t want to do it. It is done in what is called preparation. And preparation is the thing that, as we saw this past Friday night, when someone walks up to you and punches you in the mouth (kind of like Bremen’s first play), allows you to keep fighting. In fact, preparation is the thing that makes the instigator of the fight wonder if it was such a good idea.
The 2018 Eastbrook Panther football team is prepared. They’ve been building on the foundation of preparedness ever since summer conditioning, shoot, since youth football! So, again, change your mindset about “Black Friday” and make your way to Lucas Oil Stadium where two proverbial country boys step onto the field to see who is standing when all is said and done.