Adapted A Little

Take a knee. Alright y’all, today we’re champions. Feels good, right? Enjoy it while it lasts ’cause tomorrow we’re targets. Next year, every other team in Texas is gonna be gunnin’ for us ’cause we’re number one. Now I don’t know about y’all but anything less than another state championship is completely unacceptable.

So here’s what we’re gonna do. Everyone think about the off season. The off season is about development. Development of strength, development of speed, development of character. [Teaching] is a twelve month, fifty-two week, 365 day commitment, [ladies and] gentlemen. Have a great day today. Enjoy it while it lasts because tomorrow we go to work.

Jason Street, Friday Night Lights S01E22.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. [keeping with sports theme]

    {shaking head in nostalgic dissapointment} Remember the good ol’ days. The 1970’s. The off-season (especially baseball) was all about drinking beer and chasing women. Remember those days? Remember them? Neither do I, really. I was born in 1973, so my “off-season” was 365 days a year (366 in 1976-leap year) and mostly consisted of diapers (Nixon and Ford years) or Tonka trucks (Carter years). Now you are telling me here in the year twenty-oh-seven that I gotta do work this summer?

    Forget that! Now where is the slice of lime for my Corona? The kiddie pool out back is almost filled.

  2. Well that there’s the creepiest comment ever. Always swore if I ever met him, I’d try and keep on Jack Torrence’s good side.