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Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Graduate of University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland, College Park (Economics/Political Science).

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Just a Reminder

In case everyone in DC has forgotten, Joe Gibbs (1-4) is in his sixth game of a season following a 5-11 record. If this article is any indication (likely penned by a Cowboys fan), humanity's penchance for instant gratification is worse than I feared. Maybe we have forgotten that this word exists:

Main Entry: pa·tience
Pronunciation: 'pA-sh&n(t)s
Function: noun1 : the capacity, habit, or fact of being

Main Entry: pa·tient

Pronunciation: 'pA-sh&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English pacient, from Middle French, from Latin patient-, patiens, from present participle of pati to suffer; perhaps akin to Greek pEma suffering
1 : bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
2 : manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain
3 : not hasty or impetuous
4 : steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity
5 a : able or willing to bear -- used with of b :
SUSCEPTIBLE, ADMITTING - pa·tient·ly adverb

Certainly we have waited a long time for a winning season, but Gibbs has only coached five games with a team gutted by the differing philosophies of four coaches (Norv, "Robinskie," Marty, and the Old Ball Coach) in five years. Cut him a little slack. We all knew it was wait 'til next year before this season started. Maybe instead of an broken old QB, we'll have a shiny new Heisman winner in our fold in 2005.


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