Don't Talk. Act. Don't Say. Show. Don't Promise. Prove.

Don't Talk. Act. Don't Say. Show. Don't Promise. Prove.

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When I was playing basketball in high school, we had way too many games being decided in the closing moments.

You can google it for proof.

Fans in the stands talking trash, opposing players making fun of the sports goggles I adorned to protect my eyes (and see the hoop).

Our head coach would draw up a last second-play for a teammate because he would look into my eyes and presume he saw fear, at best, or indifference, more often. I was a leader, but not a vocal one and my teammates knew that even if Coach questioned it.

I was raised to be quiet when adults spoke, so I would listen intently as he scribbled out what he envisioned to be the winning maneuvers. In one ear and out the other was my go-to response.

Whistle blown and ball inbounded to me, I raced the length and watched the ball float from my fingertips and into the basketball for another victory.

Why talk, when I could act? Why say, when I could show what I would do?

Why promise? Just prove.



  • Gildan Softstyle Cotton
  • 5.5 oz, 50/50 preshrunk jersey knit 
  • Seamless double-needle 7/8'' collar
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease
  • Dryblend® technology delivers moisture-wicking properties



  • Dark Heather