Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Never taking a knee

By now you've probably heard or seen highlights of last night's incredible Boise State/Oklahoma BCS game in which Boise State, a non-BCS conference school, handed perennial national power Oklahoma its third loss of the season in overtime in dramatic fashion.

I mentioned in my "5 things" post that sports are a lot like business, and nothing illustrates the point better than former BSU coach Dan Hawkins's response when asked about his philosophy (and BSU offensive coordinator turned head coach Chris Petersen) going full-throttle for the entire game:

"Gandhi didn't take a knee, Martin Luther King didn't take a knee, Thomas Edison didn't take a knee, and I sure as hell am not going to take a knee."

-- Dan Hawkins, 2003

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