I was playing in a golf tournament with a longtime Big Ten basketball official who just retired.
He was recollecting the first time he refereed in Bloomington, IN at Indiana University. As he told it ………….
“I was very nervous. It was my first time in Bloomington and my first time refereeing a game with Bobby Knight. I was very nervous and was trying so hard to make every call right and equitable.
“At the start of the second half, Indiana’s #23 positioned himself right next to me as we started play. I felt crowded so gave myself some extra room, but he stayed right with me! This went on for over 5 minutes…#23 closer to me than any opponent couldn’t seem to shake him.
“At the under 16-minute time out, I approached the Indiana bench and said, ‘Coach Knight, I couldn’t help but notice that #23 stays very close to me – it’s like he’s guarding me!”
“Coach Knight looked at me and said, ‘Son, at half time I told that player to guard the man who was giving us the most trouble………………….AND THAT’S YOU!”
You are not yourself today. I noticed the improvement immediately!
Thought for the day
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Do you find yourself distracted from the urgent and important things of today by worrying about the problems of tomorrow and fantasizing about all the possibilities down the road? Isn’t it a waste of time to be anxious about those things you have no influence over? So why?