A team worth congratulating


As I walked across the field at Blue Pony Stadium on Saturday afternoon, I heard something that made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.

It was that "we are proud of you" cheer that the Pony parents, fans and students were yelling to the players.

To be honest, I never liked that cheer much. Maybe it was because I always associated it with losing. That's when you would always hear it. It's a cheer that says, "Hey, you lost, but we're still proud of you."

As competitive as I was and still am, I didn't take losing very well and that cheer offered me no solace.

After losing, your mind...

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