Friday, February 06, 2009
She took a sport of softened expectations
And taught her ladies her intensity,
While never selling short their graduations,
While never selling short Ole Tennessee,
While never giving up on any play,
While never asking less than everything,
While never once taking the easy way,
They made the final four most every spring.
She knows the pain of losing all too well,
She still remembers each bitter defeat,
But what she taught no little poem can tell:
It’s how, when down, to get back on your feet.
A thousand wins and yet she is the same:
Completely focused on the coming game.