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Nine Tons of Pressure

By March 21, 2018 No Comments

Life and basketball are in common in so many ways.

Pressure, stress, and overcoming adversity are all traits of a healthy life and a winning basketball program.


Teams are also like a piano.

Letting a piano get very far out of tune isn’t good for it, nor is it good for a team.

It’s tournament time now and only the teams hitting on all cylinders at exactly the right time are in tune.

Did you know a piano adjusts to the tension of its strings, typically 38,000 lbs. of pressure.

When a piano is allowed to go out of tune, string tension is reduced and the piano settles to the new lower tension.


The season is like having nine tons of pressure hanging over you as a reminder to stay in tune.

It’s when the pressure gets overwhelming that teams are made.

A 13 point deficit in the second half is the kind of heat your team may face.

Everything is in the balance; a conference tournament championship, an NCAA bid, or advancing in the Big Dance.


Nine tons of intense pressure will either get a team in perfect harmony or it will crush them.


In Rebound Forward you will read about how the most suffocating pressure offered me a chance to run.

Instead of facing the challenge of an overtime game, I faced life or death.

When our first daughter died, I ran.

When we lost our second daughter, I was done; I wanted out; I wanted my life to be over with.

Just like those 38,000 lbs of pressure, I wanted it to crush me.


Fortunately, my faith, amazing family, and support from every corner of the country gave me enough hope to continue.


Rebound Forward was written to challenge the reader. In adversity, when all is seemingly lost, do you have enough

faith, support, and hope to hang on. Believe me, it’s worth it.


Once you read Rebound Forward pass it on to a friend who many benefit from it. We all have hidden stuff and

things we are ashamed of. But I’ve learned that nothing can make us give up.


Get off the mat, dust yourself off, and decide to Rebound Forward!


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Randy Brown

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