"Adversity"

I have grown a little tired of seeing the word “adversity” in 70% of all articles written about the CFL this year. Players speak of adversity when they lose a couple of starters to injury, or lose a couple of games, or see negative stories in the media.

That’s not “adversity”.

Anybody who claims adversity should first have to read two articles that came out today, and only use the word if they think their predicament compares.

1) Robert Edwards

[url=http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/CFL/Montreal/2006/09/29/1918256-sun.html]http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Football/CFL/ ... 6-sun.html[/url]

Almost had his leg amputated, but came back against all odds to be one of the best backs in the league

2) Gizmo Williams

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This article doesn’t even detail the full extent of what he and his family have gone through, but it’s still more than most of us have ever had to bear.

That’s overcoming adversity. Those who complain about much smaller challenges are crybabies in comparison.