Never give up on your team
In sports, all that matters is winning.
Sure, stats are important and usually lead to wins, but having a quarterback throw for 10,000 yards in one season (with today’s evolution of the forward pass, it could happen) won’t save a coach’s job after an 0-10 season.
No matter what anyone tells you, winning is the bottom line.
The ultimate win is a championship and, unfortunately, it’s been a while since a Yazoo football squad hoisted the golden trophy in Jackson.
Have no fear sports fans. Your time will eventually come.
I spent 20 years of my life as a fan of the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers and for most of those years they weren’t very good.
Sure, the Mavs and Rangers each had a good season here and there, but even Ole Miss and Mississippi State accidentally have good seasons.
So can you imagine how it feels to be a person who grew up 15 minutes from where the Rangers (and now Cowboys) play their home games? And another 30 minutes from the Mavericks home stadium?
I’ll tell you. It’s awesome.
Five months ago, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat to win their first NBA championship and now, the Rangers are one win away from their first World Series title (as I write this Thursday morning before game six).
I was ecstatic last year the Rangers made it to World Series. So much so that I declared if the Rangers were to win the series, I’d get a tattoo to commemorate their victory. This year, I’m just as excited, sitting on the edge of my couch as Derek Holland pitches one of the best games of the post season or when Texas comes to bat down a run.
I’m yelling at the TV and clapping my hands as if I’m at the game myself - something I rarely do.
The Rangers haven’t won a World Series in their 51-year history and the Mavs had gone 30 years without winning a NBA title.
So, my message is this. Even if your team isn’t very good, stick with them. Eventually, they’ll reward your faith.