The Olympic athlete who scored four goals against the evil Russians yesterday during their hockey match, T.J. Oshie was asked how it felt to be heralded as a “national hero”. His response should be etched in every locker room;
“The American heroes are wearing camo,” he replied. “That’s not me.”
Of course, to be truthful, even those heroes in camouflage would humbly deflect the label, too. All real heroes do. That’s why we find so many phonies in the media. Heroes don’t live for the glory, they’re the ones who’ll be the first to tell you that they were only doing their job, that they did it to bring their friends home.
Bull Halsey once summed up where heroes come from; “There are no extraordinary men…just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.”
ADDED: Speaking of patriotic hockey players, you should check out goalie Jonathon Quick’s mask.
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