This is a trying time. A time of full of desperate feelings. A time of bewilderment, shame, anger, and disappointment. We have watched as defeat has painfully and pitifully pulled the glory of victory from our paws not once, but twice. We have have seen the snare of death reach out and touch our men of battle, decimating our second line of defense. Our leader has fallen pray to poor protection, hindering our offensive production to near uselessness, which in turn has hindered our beliefs in our strategic minds. Ay, these are trying times indeed.
Alas, now we find ourselves at the crossroads; and as we ponder on the weeks past; the bewilderment, the shame, the anger, the disappointment, the despair... We find ourselves with a choice. Quit now and be defeated like spoiled child getting whipped; Or act like men and rise above the occasion. I for one am not ready to declare defeat. I am not ready forfeit victory.
This is a 16 week war of attrition; a lengthy challenge of skill, discipline, heart, will, and commitment, and whilst' we have lost the first 2 battles, gentlemen, we can... no, we will rise again. I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the game plans are made right, as they are now being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our home field, to ride out the storm of week 3, and to outlive the pain of 0-3, another near defeat, and more questions of our leadership.
Men and Women, get ready, this week the season really starts... and I'll be watching with great expectations. For the greatest of us all will lead us to victory.