Posted by Todd On September - 2 - 2010 2 Comments

I hope your September is off to a great start! It’s that time of the year where the temperatures will soon start to cool down and the competition on the football field will heat up. Just like in sports, in life, we face trials that push our ability to triumph in the site of competition. The one thing to remember is you must “Play Your Game” Check out the September Poem of the Month! I hope it inspires you to run the race of life with perserverance and confidence in yourself, in whatever your goals or dreams may be! Have a great month. I look forward to reading your comments.

“Play Your Game”  

Sometimes you have to blind yourself to find yourself,

Because the body can do what the mind accepts.

The spine is not weak unless you give,

In a fight to death confidence decides who lives.

Is the mile long or the hill high?

Only to the lone and still eye.

When there is pressure one must be calm,

The enemy sees your gestures and hears your tongue.

Don’t give in to them when they say you’re lame,

They’ll get tired of talking if you play your game.

Written By: Todd Bates


© Todd Bates Enterprises LLC

Categories: Previous Months

2 Responses

  1. Coach Watts - JSU says:

    Todd – your words are exactly what our team needs to hear and to believe in! Some of our players are testing the waters and I want them to embrace what we are trying to do. Thank you also for sharing your sister with our program, she is such a good person and a solid coach. Our players are so fortunate to have her, as am I.

  2. Sam Phillips says:


    Thank for the words of widsoms and encouragement.May God continue to bless you and the wife.The boys send their love,keep up the good work.


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