Mount Zion Sports
Athletes For A Better World
February 6, 2014By Charles Battles of Mt Zion High School
Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning, and the Code
Russell Wilson said his Dad asked him many times growing up, "why not you?" That was the basis for his question and challenge to his teammates at the beginning of the season, "why not us?" Those who did not know Wilson before Sunday had to be pleased to see a second year quarterback talking about "us" and not "me," being appreciative of the his coaches and the fans, everyone except himself. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning was reportedly staying late, signing autographs, bitterly disappointed in the result, but nevertheless thinking of others. No matter which team you rooted for, we all can agree that both of these men represent the best in sports, and ask ourselves, "how can I be more like them?"
Adopt the Code for your team, school, or league:
The Code for Living
Life Principles Learned Through Sports
Because I am a role model and have the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others, I commit to this Code. I will take responsibility and appropriate actions when I fail to live up to it.
As an individual:
As a member of a team:
As a member of society: