The legendary coach Vince Lombardi used to greet his players at training camp by saying: “Within every man there is a burning flame of desperation. That is why you are here.”
I would include women in that, of course, and wouldn’t restrict the application to football. Or sports. Or Wisconsin.
This flame of desperation arises from some nameless place inside us, creating a profound sense of yearning that we often cannot define, but it is as intrinsic to [...]