You might have noticed a pail sitting by my bags and equipment boxes today.
In that pail, is some of the richest soil around.
Dark, rich, 100% Lemke Park dirt.
At one time, it could have been home to corn or soy beans. Perhaps even hay.
But now, it grows the best piece of grass in all of M-T.
Even to this day, a farm of sorts if you will.
Where some of the best young men and football players around are grown.
So it stands to reason, that because both – grass and football players – grow so well out there, there must be something about that dirt.
Not just organic.
Sure we have ice packs, tape, pro-wrap, pads and band aids.
But we also got that dirt.
In that pail.
So the next time things don’t go your way or there are moments of anxiety, disappointment and just plain fear – take some.
If you find yourself making more than your fair share of mistakes and feeling sorry for yourself, help yourself to a pinch.
Have bruises on top of bruises? Aches ? Pains ?
Or just plain wore out ?
Grab a handful and apply some to where it hurts.
Just think of what that grass goes through; getting walked on, run across, torn up, scuffed, staked and driven over.
And yet, it still wants to keep coming back.
Sort of what young men and football players are meant to do too.
So when those times come, and you need some, I will make sure the pail will be there.
With that dark, rich, 100% Lemke Park dirt.
Soil that is home to the best piece of grass in town.
And all of you.
The finest young men and football players around.