It is often I get asked what exactly the hashtag BCRS stands for?
So, I thought what a better topic to write about in this week's Take 5 article than the definition of those letters and what we in Falcon Nation believe about work ethic and success.
Correct me if I am wrong, but around here it seems nothing comes easy. You can have as much talent as some of the greatest athletes, musicians or millionaires, but if your mind and your work ethic are slumped or lacking, your success won't possibly reach what it could.
#BCRS stands for Blue Collar, Red Swagger. When you have that blue-collar work ethic, you show up at those open gyms, those morning weight liftings, the music lessons before or after school, you sign-up for extracurricular activities or you participate in quiz bowl and you put in the work we consider blue-collar.
In order to wear that shiny red jersey under the Friday night football lights, the work ethic has to be solid first so you can strut your stuff a bit when those big moments come. And they will come. It may not be in touchdowns, it may be in interceptions like the ones West Sioux defense forced Friday, Sept. 18 against Western Christian.
Below is a sequence of photos that represent kids putting in the work and a coaches that put in the work. The definition of what it means to have a blue-collar work ethic despite their busy lives or the challenges they face each day. They show up.
The photos below represent just some of the Red Swagger celebrations the Falcon football team had under the Friday night lights of Eneboe Field.