I'm not gona lie, I was really really really bummed out after today's loss. Nevertheless we decided to head over to Jack Asstors after the game to shake hands with some of the boys. Some of the things I noticed really lifted my spirits and hopes for next year. They all sat together as one big group. I saw them all mingle with each others families. They even watched each others kids. No cliques sat apart. They were taking pictures together and doing toasts. There were no coaches there to impress. No staff. They really seemed to have gelled.
I managed to approach a few players individually to get some autographs. I spoke to Dave Stala, Arland Bruce, Markeith Knowlton and I asked them all "Are we going to see you back next year?" and they all answered with big confident grins "oh yeah!" They want to be here.
Big props to Mr. Cobb. Pure class and humility. I tapped him on the shoulder as he was shooting the s**t with one of the DBs and quietly asked for an autograph. He stopped everything and took the time to talk to me for a minute. When I asked him the same question his face lit up and he answered with a broad smile "Oh yeah! Definatly!" you could tell he was supper happy to be here and on this team.
This is the type of people and this is the attitude we need in Tigertown. I'm looking forward to next year...