It’s one of the great times of the year, the annual sports spectacle we know as “March Madness,” the culmination of the NCAA college basketball season. We all know about the Cinderella for whom we all fall in love. We fill out our brackets and grimace in despair when that certain upset comes that ruins our bracketology. Right now the conference tournaments are underway, some already have punched their ticket to the Big Dance, like Yale, who hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1962.
But I came across a video that will leave an indelible mark on me as I watch the festivities of this season. It shows Virginia Tech head basketball coach Buzz Williams instilling a little true court discipline in his players. Now, the ACC tournament begins in Washington DC this week, and I don’t know if the Hokies of Virginia Tech will win, but after watching this video, I will certainly cheer them on.
Virginia Tech Athletics – Patriotism
Kudos to Coach Buzz Williams, VT Basketball Coach. Given the ignorance or disrespect evidenced by most of today's athletes during our National Anthem, he decided to "have a talk with his players”. All coaches need to do something like this with their players!
Coach Buzz Williams, VT Basketball Coach
Don’t you wish all college coaches would do this? In a few years, there would a re-birth of patriotism on college campuses!Posted by Changing the Game Project on Sunday, March 6, 2016
Watch this video and if it doesn’t touch your heart, then you have no heart…certainly not for America. Coach Williams said, “I wanted the players to understand how fortunate they were to be able to play this great game, to earn a scholarship, and to have people pay money to watch them play. Everything comes at a cost and each and every one of us is fortunate that someone else, in someway, is sacrificing something so we can go about our every day lives.”
Perhaps y’all have seen this, but it’s new to me, and I’ll be watching all the teams this March Madness to see which coach has instilled this lesson in reverence, honor and discipline to our National Anthem.
Steadfast and Loyal Coach Buzz Williams, regardless of the outcome of the game, YOU Sir, are a doggone winner — and so are your players!