Often it is the memory of those that love us the most that make it so hard to let go. Whether its a father watching his son put on a helmet for the first time, or that very same son sitting by his side during his final hours--the legacies that we leave in this life, the legacies that we are bound to create--bind and blind us during our hours of reckoning.
So on this eve of anticipation, during this hour of reckoning, let us forge from this storm the memory of a great man--a man, who even in his twilight hour, embodies what it means to be a Florida State Seminole.
Unconquered: is Bobby Bowden. Unconquered in his spirit and unconquered in his soul. No better suited is an end for a man who never backs away from a fight; never quits on the ones that he loves. And while his vision may be impaired and while we may question his intentions let us remember this:
Bobby never quits on the one's he loves.
Embrace those times when there was no one that he loved more than FSU; that there was nothing that he wouldn't sacrifice for FSU. He gave his time, he sacrificed for his family and he has given us many memories never to be forgotten.
It is those legacies that are hardest forgotten that are the hardest to let go.
Thank you Bobby Bowden for giving us so much to fight for.