• Putting Texas Sports Into Perspective

    If you live in Texas, you know that we are completely consumed by our sports here in this state. While it’s true that Texas football rules, it is also true that we’re passionate about all of our athletic competitions.

    Recently I found the following in the backend of Texans United, where I must have saved it some years back. I want to share it with you even though I have no idea the identity of the author. If you know, please share that info with me so I can give credit to the proper person. I think it is something we all might want to read as the season gets underway, and while it speaks to the players, I’m thinking it’s also looking right at us…the fans, don’t you?

    Texas Sports In Perspective

    God, let me play well but fairly.
    Help me to learn something that matters
    once the game is over.

    Let competition make me strong but never hostile.
    Always let me help my opponent up.
    Never catch me rejoicing in the adversity of others.

    If I know victory, allow me to be happy.
    If I am denied, keep me from envy.
    Remind me that sports are just games.

    And if through athletics I set an example,
    Let it be a good one.


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    One Response to Putting Texas Sports Into Perspective

    1. Missy Jones says:

      Isn’t it a shame that football player “thug” Ray Rice couldn’t have known just a little bit about life and this poem?

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