None posted by: by Steve Miick on Sat Mar 28 2009
Ironbowl 2009


It's a word that brings guys together every year around the same time in Muskego. A word that to some people, changes the way they lead their lives. I am one of those people. 2009 will mark my 16th season of football. The previous 15 years, I joined a group of guys who were all chasing that same word. Ive never accomplished it... Sure conference championships here and there, but never the one that really matters.

I want to win it all!

Am I bad luck? Do I bring the team down? Should I just hang the pads up? Have I lost a step? All these questions have run through my head before. THIS YEAR I want that all to end! THIS YEAR I want to hush all the naysayers! THIS YEAR I want to be standing with my Hitmen brothers as we hoist the trophy above our heads as CHAMPIONS! I want to fight for a team that is made up of a group of guys that will give everything they have for the guy next to them to achieve that goal! Make no mistake, I would die on that field for every one of you who have earned the right to call yourselves "Hitmen". These are the things that make a championship team!

It's not always the team with the biggest names, the deepest roster, or the most talent. It is the team that is made up of a group of brothers who's bond cannot be broken. A brotherhood that REFUSES to let each other down! I'll tell you this right now. I would not drive 12 hours round trip to play for a team that didn't have a secure place in my heart. All I ask is this, if you are not in this to achieve perfection - find a new team. This most likely will be my last season with the Muskego Hitmen. I will be moving even farther south next year making it nearly impossible for me to commit myself enough to the team. 2009 has to be the year! Every single play, I will be fighting with everything I have to win the battle against the guy in front of me. I will be playing every play as if it is my last! If we all do this, I promise you, we will be CHAMPIONS!

Your Brother,

Steve Miick

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