Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Letter to my Tigers...

While, I started this blog to discuss how I try to have fun everyday, some times I know that we have a low point.  Last week, a great disappointment occured for Mizzou Tiger fans across the country.  We lost, unexpectedly, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  While it has taken me a bit of time to get over the disappointment, I wanted to write a brief note of thanks...

Dear Mizzou Tigers Mens Basketball Team - 

A year ago when our coach left, we felt abandoned.  Several months ago, when injury hit a key player, we felt great disappointment.  When our new coach, Frank Haith was hired, we felt bewildered.  As the season approached, we felt no apprehension, we were just prepared for mediocrity.  With this combination of events, we just couldn't set our sights too high.

You blew us away.  The team we watched play as individuals trying to gain attention for themselves became selfless team players who understood their role in a system.  The coach Tiger Nation rejected vehemently, proved through his actions we had misjudged him, and for that we are truly sorry.  

As a long-time Tiger fan, I thank each member of this Mizzou Tiger basketball team. You brought home the Big 12 Tournament title and Frank Haith was named coach of the year.  We did ask for more as the season began its conclusion, but in retrospect we have enjoyed and loved the incredible fun we have had watching amazing basketball played by talented young men. 

Thank you for loving the game and helping us love it a little more each time you stepped on the court.

With great admiration and respect, Tiger fans thank you!

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