Superbowl, Female Empowerment, and Marching Bands

This year’s Superbowl show featuring Beyonce began with a quote from famous football coach Vince Lombardi. “Excellence must be pursued, it must be wooed with all of one’s might and every bit of effort that we have each day there’s a new encounter, each week is a new challenge. All of the noise, and all of the glamour, all of the color, all of the excitement, all of the rings, and all of the money….these are the things that linger only in the memory. But the spirit, the will to excel, the will to win, these are the things that endure (echoing off).” Lombardi states what it takes to excel in a sport, but it could be extrapolated out to the pursuit of excellence, in general. All the glitz and glamour fades, but the spirit and the will endure.

This quote was immediately followed by a mix of Beyonce’s songs. Here’s a few of the lyrics pulled from the first minute or so of her musical mix:

“Baby, it’s you…you’re the one I love. You’re the one I need. You’re the only one I see….Look at me, I’m begging you not to go….say you’ll never let me go…I think about you all the time.”

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