Marcela: All right, you’re ready for these Tryouts. You’ve passed your Physical. You’ve trained for months. You’re going To make that team.
Kenji: It’s okay. I don’t need a Pep talk. I’m just going to do the best I can.
Marcela: Yes, but you want To have your head in the right place. You’re going To dominate the field. You’re going To intimidate the other players.
Kenji: No, I only want To impress the Coach. I’m going To play hard and Hold nothing back.
Marcela: Yes, that’s fine, but you want To send a message to the other players that you’re A force to be reckoned with.
Kenji: I’m going To have faith in my abilities, and hope for the best.
Marcela: At least try to look tough. Try Scowling at the other players like you can’t wait to get them on the field so you can Crush them.
Kenji: [sigh] I tell you what, why don’t you scowl for me? I think you’re much scarier than any player who’s ever played this game.