Thursday, March 28, 2024

March Madness 2024: Credit Union Division Bracket - Center Court...   

                                    ... Game on!

If you haven't noticed, college basketball has a few fans in North Carolina.  Three North Carolina teams will be competing today and Friday in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen! Everybody will be watching!

Who will win? That's easy, not a tough question at all. The winners will be our local beer distributors and Domino's Pizza. You knew that.

Basketball at this level is not a matter of luck. All the teams are highly skilled. Most of those 19 year old players have been practicing their craft since they were two years old. Coaches are seasoned, savvy, intense. Now's the time, this is what it is all about. Real life, no excuses, center court. Everybody will be watching.

So what will make the difference?  Why will one team prevail? Fate and fortune? Nah again, not that much! Most folks say it simply comes down to doing the right thing at the right time. Under pressure that is harder to do than it sounds, especially when everybody is watching.

Carolina fans lost a former 1993 National Championship player with the recent death of Eric Montross. In the obit, Mr. Montross was quoted as saying this about winning in basketball and life - something he said he learned from UNC head coach Dean Smith: "You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do the right thing."

Sounds familiar, sounds right. We've all heard: "Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching" ... and that leadership is doing the right thing, at the right time when everyone is watching.

   Well, everyone is watching; will be interesting to see how this "plays out"... who steps up, who fouls out.

1 comment:

  1. It is so discouraging that the people who have authority and have been vested with power to act, sit on their hands. Action is not taken that would benefit the members of SECU and the State of North Carolina. Administrators and Board members, the attorney general's office, have all had the opportunity to act for the benefit of the State. And within the authority vested in their office. Jobs and money are already leaving North Carolina because of the Eight and Brady/Hayes bad business decisions. State Authorities are allowing shady bylaw changes and voting procedures in violation of bylaws at SECU to slip through. The authorities hide behind "That's not MY job." (How did they arrive at that?) All the while a unique, singular financial institution that served State Employees' and their families is being dismantled. And WHY? WHY? What is going on with the leadership at SECU and in the Administrator's Office? How was the focus taken off "people of modest means."? Where is their advocate within the people of authority?