Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart: A Letter To The Wolverines Defense

1heart

noun \ˈhärt\
1 a : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood b : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart 
Yours is likely more stout than mine. Which is why you do what you do each and every Saturday. We do not endure the level of dedication you put forth each day, much like we don't understand the level at which our own hollow muscular organ keeps us going each and every day. In many way, you are the heart inside the Michigan football body that keep us going day in and day out. We don't fully understand it, but we except that this is the way it is. We can't control it so we are forced to accept that we are at it's mercy. If you are weak, we are weak. If you seize, we seize. If you beat strong, we are strong. 

1heart

noun \ˈhärt
 3 a : personality, disposition heart> b obsolete : intellect
To be cold hearted is to have edge. To play defense you need to be cold-hearted. Nasty. A destroyer with little to no regard for the well being of the person lining up across from you. Look at your counterparts on the other side of the ball, your brothers. You better believe that when that chin strap is buckled Lewan ices up. Think Tay doesn't get steely-eyed when he's sizing up guys twice his size to Mountain Goat a path for Denard? Molk undersized? You bet your ass, but he's a stone cold assassin.  Ice up boys!

1heart

noun \ˈhärt
 4: the emotional or moral as distinguished from the intellectual nature: as a : generous disposition : compassion heart> b : love, affection heart> c : courage, ardor heart>

 Compassion for your teammates. Courage to leave it all on the field. So love the man beside you, you give it all you have every second, every down. The ardor with which you attack your opponent. Is this your makeup? Is this who you are?

Maybe we were spoiled by the men who came before you. Maybe that leadership comes with time. Maybe these type of men are once in a generation. Maybe. Maybe.








1heart

noun \ˈhärt
 5: one's innermost character, feelings, or inclinations heart> heart>
We know it in ours. Now you must listen to and know it in yours. We believe in you and that is why we dedicate the time we do. Cheer the way we do. In some ways have an unhealthy addiction to this thing that encompasses our lives every fall to every day. We know it in ours. We're looking to you to know it in yours.


1heart

noun \ˈhärt
6a : the central or innermost part : center b : the essential or most vital part of something c : the younger central compact part of a leafy rosette (as a head of lettuce)
What is at the central or innermost part of you? Youth? Excuse. Talent? Excuse. Scheme? Excuse. The time is now to look in the mirror and decide for yourself: Is heart the essential or most vital part of this something. The answer should be yes. If it isn't, step aside because it is for someone else.
 

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