Rite of Passage
Until you cry for a team, you probably don’t have what it takes.
Not as a player, not as a coach, not as a fan, not as a reporter, not as anyone.
It means you don’t feel this game in your soul, it means you don’t understand the genuine emotional labor involved and the sacrifice, it means you lack skin in the game.
And without that, why would you go the distance? Why would you pursue and explore the tiniest of details? How can you be devoted to excellence?