Friday, February 27, 2009

Inspiration, Meg style

I have not watched "Lost" yet. Start the hate mail!

Last night was our last skeeball game of the season before the tournament next week. Meg, our coach/cheerleader/statistician/future team driver after we buy a conversion van and decorate it, sent us this email yesterday:

"Alright ladies... the team you're playing tonight has the same record as you. This... is... your..... moment.... to ...... shine!!!!

To get you pumped for your last game of the season.. I plan to send you inspirational messages throughout the day. Here is your first one...

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog." - from "Rudy""

And she really did send inspirational messages throughout the day. It was awesome. Here they are in the order that they came to us:

1. She sent us the lyrics to "Eye of the Tiger", which I will not write out here, but seriously...awesome.

2. "Miyagi have hope for you." - Mr. Miyagi from "The Karate Kid"

3. "But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky Balboa to Rocky Jr.

4. "If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners." - Coach Norman Dale from Hoosiers. Ed. note: This one seriously almost made me cry. Have you seen Hoosiers!? It's amazing!

5. "Their game made them winners. Their spirit made them heros." - tagline from "Miracle" (referencing the 1980 US Men's Hockey Team...or the Ball Busters Skeeball team)

6. "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." - Mohammad Ali

7. "Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack." - Gordon Bombay from "The Mighty Ducks". Ed. note: This is my personal favorite.

It helped, too, as we completely kicked ass. Until the final frame when the guy from the other team threw a huge number, and we lost by 70 points. 70 points! That is nothing in skeeball! I am angry. Not really. It's just skeeball. I can't bring myself to get too invested. But seriously, Meg, I love you.

P.S. A sidenote about Meg: Last Friday she was helping her friend up off of a stoop in front of a restaurant and lost her balance and faceplanted into the concrete. She had scratches and bruises all over her face and she split her lip open and had to get stitches. I swear her lip was 4 times its normal size. It totally looks like she threw Chris Brown's keys to his Lamborghini out the window and then he beat her up. It might be too soon for Chris Brown/Rihanna jokes, but I don't care.

Anyway, I think it's clear if you are a friend of ours, you should not go outside ever. Apparently we are not able to stand up straight.


Anonymous said...

Dammit,I wanted you to credit Meg's pep talk for taking me from throwing a 90 last time to a 540 in a single frame this time. I mean, I really just wanted to see that awesome score mentioned again. 540!!!! -Steph

Fizzgig said...

well. if you worked in the cube next to me, i might hurl paperclips at you. Or, shine bright lights and make you think you are time traveling, or shake the wall and make you 1) think its the mouse that eats our butter, or 2) time travel dummy. My coworker is like 4 weeks behind, and she deserves constant harassment.

shine (the artist formerly known as meshealle) said...

Skeeball tournament? Really?

That sounds awesome! Can I play, too?