Once a ball is thrown with immense force, it bounces back with the same amount of intensity discharged to it. But as a ball travels upward, it eventually slows down because of the force of gravity acting on it. Without a loss of energy when it bounces, the ball would bounce back up to the same height from which it was originally dropped.
In a nutshell, greater teams mean greater chances.
High hopes once more are exposed as the much awaited second leg of the UAAP season 74 resumes this month.
Enduring one spirit, the will to win and the will to excel, eight participating universities battle another tilt of events to finally conclude who bears the most power in the league.
From the unstoppable 7-peat titlist volleyball boys, gallant fourfold victor fencers, runner up softball belles and tracksters, to the yearning woodpushers, revived booters, brave lawnnetters, and fresh street warriors, the red tribe aims to best in their own callings this season not just to maintain their focus but to bring back the glory that was Lualhati’s.
As Alymer Letterman once said, “The most distinguishing feature of winners is their intensity of purpose.” It is not how big one is or has to be, it is how big one can dream and play for that dream. For him, there is absolutely no substitute for guts. It is not how good he is, but how bad he wants it.
Well, this intensity does not only linger in UE’s gallant athletes, but also in every Warrior standing for Lualhati – that includes you and me.
Obviously, anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. Intensity is very much present, overflowing actually. But to stand behind a team and defend them when they seem to be down seeking for support – that takes a lot of courage. The measurement here is not whether one team got knocked down; but, whether that team got back up with their passion in one hand and your support on the other.
Remember, intensity is not a perfume. It has to be our heartbeat. We may feel the heat at the start of the league but this should not end there. It must last until our last breath. Even earthquakes have its aftershocks. One person is not enough to do the shaking. It has to be collective.
Indeed, the Dawn welcomes this second leg with strong support for every Red Warrior’s goal on snaring a blast of golden tiaras for the Red and White community. A game will never be appealing without these champs who are guised in keeping the momentum at its peak.
Like the old softball cliché utters, with 4 bases, 3 strikes, 2 teams come 1 winner.’
So, start where you are, use what you have and do what you can to press on toward the goal.
Hustle, hit and never quit.