So can the Northern Louisiana Lightning, Lincoln Parish’s semi-pro football team.
The Lightning can become the first team in the Elite Football League to win a championship in its inaugural season.
The team will play against the Dallas Bulldogs Saturday in Dallas.
The Bulldogs will try and win their fifth consecutive championship.
Lincoln Parish, home to the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs, Grambling State University Tigers and several high school football teams, did not have a professional or semi-professional team — until now.
It isn’t very often the words Ruston and national championship are used in the same sentence.
So when they are, the Ruston Daily Leader celebrates.
And today we’re celebrating LSU head coach and Ruston native Chuck Winstead and the Tigers golf team for earning an NCAA championship, in dominating fashion to boot.
Ben Taylor made a tricky 8-foot par putt on the 18th hole last Wednesday to give LSU its first NCAA golf championship in 60 years. The Tigers beat Southern California 4-1 at The Concession Golf Club for their fifth team title and first since 1955.
It is often difficult to comply with basic instructions that produce such profound effects.
Yet at this time of year, noting that some resolutions earnestly made have already been broken, we tend to labor under the self-imposed burden of New Year’s promises to ourselves and others made with the coming of the New Year.