TOMORROW we begin to find out who we are.
A day from now the title of 2013 NFC East Champions will be behind us. It’ll buy us nothing. Grant us access nowhere. It will reduced to little more than an answer to a trivia question.
Because Life is about NOW, not then. It’s about who we are, not who we were.
And so we put aside the dead weight of that accolade, to begin our climb back into first place. We start a new 16 game, 17 week long mission to earn the Privilege to compete among the best in this sport, for the title of Super Bowl Champion.
It’s a trial to earn a tougher trial. A test to see if we’re good enough to be truly tested. A gauntlet that takes skill and toughness, and yes even a little luck to survive.
If we’re good enough this season, there will be the reward of a playoff game or three, where we get to line up against an opponent just as desperate as ourselves, with the goal of dispatching the bastards to the hell of an incomplete mission. A place we know all too well. But that is for later. That must first be earned.
Because Life is about NOW, not then. It’s about who we are, not who we wish to be.
And tomorrow we begin finding out who we are.