Friday, November 25, 2011
Inspiration: Keep your eye on the Hawk
And strengthen your wings to out-flap the Cardinal!
On Wednesday evening, the men's basketball team of St. Joseph's, a Jesuit college from Philly, lost to Iona in double overtime. Although the Iona victory was remarkable, the St. Joseph Hawk mascot was even more remarkable. He flapped his wings throughout the entire game, including half-time. When well-wishers stopped him to shake his wing, he kept flapping the other!
Apparently the Hawk has been flapping like this since 1956 to embody the motto "THE HAWK WILL NEVER DIE!" The fortitude and persistence of this mascot was an inspiration. Below is a video from St. Joseph's University showing the power of the Hawk: