Letters to the Editor: October 6 – 12, 2016
Football Is About More Than Just Wins & Losses
We are in the middle of another bad run of results. We went 1-9 last year and are 0-3 to start this season. All we hear around school is how we suck and the football program is terrible.
Well, I just wanted to give you the perspective of someone who is playing on the team. We would love to win a game. We work and practice just as hard as other teams but obviously right now are coming up short on game day.
But football is more than just winning and losing. It’s about pushing yourself further than you think possible. It’s about relationships you build over time with your coaches and the other players.
I am a senior this year and know our record won’t be great. But the relationships I’ve developed and the strength and confidence football has given me will be with me for the rest of my life.
Sure winning helps and is a really good thing, but how many other members of McLean High School can look in the mirror each morning and say they truly tested and pushed themselves. Yours truly, hoping for a win on Friday.
Higher Revenues Should Result In Less Property Taxes
At last, the relentless ‘Manhattenization’ of Falls Church appears to be paying dividends (FCNP, Sept. 29) and the revenues from Harris Teeter and the overall property, sales, and meal tax revenues are higher than projected. May we assume that the Falls Church chief financial officer will not ask for a property tax rate increase this year?
I realize that my next hope is probably a fairy tale. Would the City Council consider reducing the property tax rate by a modest amount? Remember the old saw,”Any politician can spend all the money available, regardless of need.” Still, in this country, one is entitled to dream.
Henry J. Gordon
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