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Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Being part of a team is vital

What a great day Sunday was for true football and sports fans everywhere. It was one of the single-most exciting and highly anticipated games of the year, and yet it didn’t end like most people thought.

In fact, it ended completely opposite of what anyone could have ever dreamed or comprehended. Congratulations to the New York Giants, whose season ended 10-6, for beating the 18-0 New England Patriots. Congratulations to the underdog that no one expected to come out on top.

It seems funny that the Giants would upset the Patriots, who had a good solid season. The last time the Giants went to the Super Bowl was in 2001, and the last time they won it was 1991. Not to say that the Giants were not deserving of such a glorious and magnificent win, because every underdog deserves to be victorious in battle.

Eli Manning, the youngest of the Manning family, proved his ability as a quarterback and as a football player in general. He didn’t give up on his goal and refused to allow the Patriots to run over him and his teammates.

He was persistent and unrelenting in his efforts. Of course he made some mistakes along the way, but not everyone is his older brother Peyton Manning or even Brett Favre.

And Eli Manning was not the only person who performed like a champion. One has to really give credit to the Giants’ defense for being able to make key plays stop to Randy Moss, who seemed eerily "quiet in his game," and their ability to be a united front much like we as students have to be in our organizations as well as in our lives.

Every day is a new day, a new day for obstacles or challenges to arise. A new day to prove you are worthy of being a student at UH. A new day to prove you deserve to be and should remain a member of an organization. Each day that goes by is a day we stand a chance to learn more about ourselves and those around us. At the same time, there will always be someone out there who doesn’t want you to succeed – someone who views you as a threat when all you want is to make life better and easier for you or your family.

It does not matter that you or whoever may cross your path are in the same situation. There will always be someone there to challenge your skills, someone who will compete for attention from a loved one, employer or friend, even if it really isn’t a competition.

The same principles applied in athletics can be applied in life. Our employers or professors evaluate us everyday to determine whether we’re worthy to be the starters for their team. With that being said, how does one separate his or herself from everyone else?

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