Jack’s Winning Words 2/2/16
“What’s happening with the word, commitment?” (Chuck Kyle) NCAA Football Commitment Day was yesterday, but perhaps the word, commitment, should be flipped to, signing. Coach Kyle asks, “What are we teaching our young people, when it’s become an accepted practice for coaches and players to “go back on your word?” And it’s not just in sports. Marriage, business, you name it. Should your word be “good as gold?” ;-) Jack
FROM RJP IN NAPLES: In my real estate business we must use attorneys as peoples word means nothing.====JACK: This world would be a terrible place if you couldn't take anyone at their word. You even have to trust your attorneys...and your real estate agent..
FROM HONEST JOHN: The word still means what it used to mean....and we honor our commitments now about as faithfully as we always have. Reinhold Niebuhr was right on when he emphasized original sin as the key to understanding political life....====JACK: Adolph Hitler is famous for "The Big Lie," a propaganda technique where a lie is so colossal that no one would be someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." Does that remind you of anyone?
FROM DMF IN AVMN: I think the media needs to create stories so they make kids changing their mind seem like they are going back on their word. The coaches are very clear (usually) that it is only a verbal offer to show their interest and it is not binding either way until Signing Day, and when athletes register on the NCAA website (which they have to do prior to meeting officially with coaches) it is made clear to the athlete So that is my way of saying that I don’t think people are “going back on their word” as much as changing their mind, which from my view is OK for a lot of reasons….especially for the student athletes.
FROM TL OF SCI: Beautiful message.====JACK: I like the phrase..."You have my word on it."