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Old 12-13-2011, 12:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
Speaking of a rock. Anyone hear about coach Casey putting some boulder/rock in the dressing room which I guess is supposed to bring them luck or some shit? They talked about this on the fan this morning. WTF?
It's not luck, it's more of a mascot. It's based on a mantra called "Pound the Rock" that the team is using this year. It comes from a poem about a stoneworker who hammers away at a large stone a hundred times and nothing happens, but the 101st time the stone breaks - and he knows that it was not the 101st strike that broke it, but all the strikes that came before. Basically a lesson in perseverance, and buying into the system even if the results aren't immediately apparent.
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