When Jason Street went down first game of the season, everybody wrote us off. Everybody. And yet here we are at the championship game. have also written us off. And there are a few out there who do still believe in you, few will never give up on you. You go back out on the field, those are the people I want in your minds. Those are the people I want in your hearts. 



You know, you and I have the exact same amount of experience being parents. We’ve been doing this job the same number of years and months and days as each other. And the truth of it is that we just don’t have any control. You know, for the most part we’re just winging it. And, you know, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do in this situation. But I’ll tell you what, the most important thing to me is that my daughter be able to talk to me. A girl is entitled to that with her mother. My mother used to tell me that I was gonna hell if a guy ever even touched me. And you know that didn’t work. I’m sure as hell not gonna do that to Julie. And we raised a smart, responsible moral girl. And I have faith in us. And I have faith in her. Now we just gotta let her go.

“In most couples there is the person who wins and the person who doesn’t. The winner isn’t necessarily stronger or smarter or righter. The winner is the person who won’t give up, and the non-winner (“loser” is not the correct word for the person who does not win), at a certain point, realizes the battle is a silly one, and the spoils are not worth the extended warfare.”

–Heidi Julavits, The Folded Clock