“Who is the uncommon man?” Coach Bill Courtney asks his Manassas football team in the documentary, “Undefeated.” The uncommon man is someone who could have let his anger defeat him. He is a team player who has made mistakes. But he is the player that came back from it and changed who he was on and off the field. Uncommon people, who stand against the odds and makes things extraordinary, build strong teams.
A team is built on the character and determination of the people. It takes heart to win, and it takes even more character to loose and come back from it. What we carry with us everyday determines not only who we are but also, what we will accomplish.
The Manassas high school football team takes hard learned lessons and implements them. Their team had lost for years but with a group of dedicated volunteer coaches and hard working students they brought this team back to a fantastic season. They didn’t win the final game however; several of the players went on to college and learned more about being the uncommon somebody instead of today’s cliché. Football didn’t make these men, dedication and heart gave them the ability to put their differences, their anger and their frustrations aside and become something more then themselves.
It doesn’t matter how many times your team has failed. It doesn’t matter how many arguments you have been in or how many patients walk through your door if your team doesn’t put the team above themselves your team will destroy their own success.
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