Never count your chickens before they hatch. Period.
Everyone should live by this rule. In business. When playing MegaMillions (ok, so maybe I spent a little of the 340 mil this weekend in my mind). And especially in sports.
This past weekend a young man who is very special to us (understatement) was fortunate enough to be on the other side of the chicken counting. His HS basketball team went into the state finals against an undefeated team in their division. This very cocky opponent team came into the semi-finals 28-0. They won the semis and simply assumed that the finals were theirs for the taking. So much so that they had ’30-0′ shirts made up before the competition.
In a harrowing, nail biting, moms (and dads) in tears victory, the other team came back in the second half to…
About those chickens. : )
(FYI, the original article about these shirts has been changed to state they were a ‘mistake’… I’d say so)