The UH basketball team had practiced for nearly two months and played several games when point guard Miah Ostrowski rejoined following the conclusion of the 2011 football season.
He was re-introduced as the team’s leader . . . and captain.
Ostrowski’s leadership in football isn’t as visible. He is not the “point” of the offense. His position, inside receiver, has been downsized in the transition from the four-wide offense to the pro-set attack. But Otrowski demonstrates a work ethic that is admired by teammates. Players want their leaders to lead by example and play through adversity with grace. Ostrowski does both.
No wonder Ostrowski and defensive end Paipai Falemalu were selected, by an overwhelming majority, as captains for the 2012 season.
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Meet the Warriors’ new No. 1 quarterback:
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The late composer Marvin Hamlisch made a comment that transcends to the sports world:
“I’m not one of those people who says, ‘I never read reviews,’ because I don’t believe those people,” Mr. Hamlisch said. “I think they read ‘em. These songs are my babies. And I always say, it’s like having a baby in a hospital, taking a Polaroid and going up to someone and saying, ‘What do you think?’ And he goes, ‘I give you a 3.’ That’s what criticism is like. You’ve worked on this thing forever — ‘I give you a 3.’ And it’s part of you. That’s the bargain you’ve made.”
Rest in peace, Mr. Hamlisch.