Archive For April 12, 2019
This weekend Lehigh’s Brown/White Spring game will be happening at 11:00 AM at Murray Goodman Stadium.
Admission is free and it will be Lehigh Nation’s first view of what the 2019 Lehigh Mountain Hawk football team will look like.
This spring season has been unusual by Lehigh standards where there have generally been public releases as to how people are doing in regards to moving up and down the depth chart. With the hiring of new head coach Tom Gilmore, this spring seems to be more about establishing “Gilmore fundamentals” as well as assessing the overall situation.
“The most important thing we are hoping to accomplish in spring ball is to establish good fundamentals in all phases of the game while establishing great work habits,” he told me this week. “We will install a modest amount of the schemes and try to build confidence in the base portions of the offense, defense and special teams.”
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Too often, we define football players by statistics.
As sports obsessives, we try to come up with figures and metrics to measure people, their contributions and their relative worth. QB rating, yards per carry, tackles for loss – all numbers of measurement.
Fans forget that there are human beings behind all of those numbers. They don’t encapsulate what it is to be a football player, teammate, person, fighter, boyfriend, husband, and father.
Brett Snyder, who passed away this past Sunday at the age of 41, spent his entire life proving, successfully, that numbers don’t matter.
He spent a lifetime going beyond mere numbers and showing that heart, fight, perseverance, and touching as many lives as possible in a positive way is much more important.
It is the toughness you bring to life, the faith you show, and celebrating life’s blessings that mean everything.
I learned this through Brett’s extraordinary life.
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