Closer to the Edge of Glory

The Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team entered the 2011 NCAA playoffs as an unseeded team, and therefore not expected to proceed far in the tournament.  Although highly ranked through much of the season, they were accused of being inconsistent, and therefore were not seeded.

Instead of retreating into their turtle shells, they entered the tournament with a “chip on their shoulder”, manifesting resounding wins over top-ranked teams such as Duke (last year’s NCAA Champion) and UNC, and defeated the #1 ranked Syracuse Orangemen in overtime of the Quarter-Finals.

After mounting an exciting comeback to tie the game 6-6 in the fourth quarter with 11 minutes to go, they eventually succumbed 9-7 to Virginia in the Championship game. Notwithstanding, they demonstrated the importance of believing in yourself, despite what others may think, and never giving up.

About Spencer C. Young

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3 Responses to Closer to the Edge of Glory

  1. Grace Allen says:

    Lady Gaga has keeps on going! This song is so deep and nothing like other shallow pop songs. There is an actual meaning behind it. It is good to see at least someone in today’s mass media has a mind of her own and is willing to risk her career and money for her fans. The ways she risks it is by shocking almost everyone with her insane fashion choices and retro sounds. It’s like I am a teenager again when I hear this! I blast it in my car when I go to pick up my kids from school and they love it too! 5 stars.

    • I agree with you about this song, and I like many of her other songs. Most especially, I love how altruistic she is with her fans. She promotes a highly uplifting and encouraging message which coincides with the notion of self-actualization. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Mandy says:

    Spencer, looks like you gave me a lot of reading to do. If you are interested, I’ve written over 40 essays for Science of Soul, based in India. Their magazine is awesome. If you like just type Dolores Tansey and all my essays will come up. I’ve been looking for a publisher, but it turns out I’m doing way too much right now. I’m doing all my own advertising for my book “G. I. Who?”. Just bought 1,000 postcards with the picture of my book on them. Stamps are 33 cents, however I think my cards may cost 46 cents if they are too large. The site for the essays is
    My site where I advertise my current book is
    PS I couldn’t find a place to reply.

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