We heard it from players on the field and the owner of the team. Resilience.
Brandon Graham, the defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, was interviewed after his team won Super Bowl 52. “If we got one more opportunity, we were going to give everything we got,” he said. “I’m just so thankful, because we’ve got a team that’s resilient.”
With a stunning 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots, the Eagles came into yesterday’s game as the underdog.
The Patriots’ star quarterback, Tom Brady, and his teammates were headed into the game with five Super Bowl wins. The Eagles knew they had a tough road ahead of them.
There was even the question of whether the Eagles’ quarterback, Nick Foles, would be intimidated by playing against the famous Brady.
But that did not deter him from making the right plays to help his team to victory.
Jeffrey Lurie, the silver haired 66 year-old Owner of the Eagles said his team faced many obstacles and injuries that could have prevented them from getting the Vince Lombardi trophy. But, it was their resilience that got them to the top.
Being resilient can help us through the toughest times. Sports figures, entertainers or everyday heroes remind us that it can get us through many challenges.
Life throws everybody a curve ball from time to time. But, it’s what you do with it that matters.
Join a club, volunteer, start a blog, or learn a new sport. However you pick yourself up and move forward, it will be worth it.