Monday, March 25, 2019

Part II of my series of inspirational sports moments. You can see this post as an amazing slide show on The Bleacher Report. I think it came out even better over there!


“What is now proved was once imagined.” ~William Blake

Today, I ask that you look at things that are proved-that are our truths and realities today-and ask how they were imagined.

Imagine if…there was no more slavery.

Imagine if….women had the right to vote.

Imagine if….we were no longer “separate but equal,” but just “equal” and our schools and cities were no longer segregated.

Imagine if…there was an African American president of the United States.

It used to be unimaginable that such things would ever happen! Impossible! Never! We were told “No, you can’t.”

But someone did imagine the unimaginable. Someone believed all these things were possible. Someone said “Yes, you can!”


“To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.” ~Cynthia Oznick

Imagine if…there was a black man who wanted to play major league baseball.

Imagine if…a coach wanted to win a championship by using five black players as his starting line-up.

Imagine if…there was a woman who wanted to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. And not the swimsuit issue.

Imagine if…there was a one-armed man, who wanted to be a pitcher for the New York Yankees

Imagine if…. there was a man who thought he could fly without wings

Imagine if…a black man wanted to play in the PGA and wear a Master’s jacket

Imagine if…they didn’t imagine the unimaginable.

Imagine they were told “no, you can’t.” And they believed it.

Hard to do isn’t it? It’s almost unimaginable to now imagine our lives without these icons and their impact.

“It’s kinda fun to do the impossible.” ~Walt Disney

“There is no life I know, to compare with Pure Imagination. Living there, you’ll be free, if you truly wish to be. If you want to view paradise; simply look around and view it! Anything you want to; do it!  Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it!” ~Willy Wonka

Imagine the possibilities.

Up next, Inspire

Go back to Hope.

About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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4 Responses

  1. Akirah Said,

    This is great. I seriously have tears in my eyes. Lol. I’m such a baby. :p

    Posted on January 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 am

  2. Stiletto Jen Said,

    haha so did I! I should have put a Kleenex alert on it but it was late and I didn’t think of it! Thank you!

    Posted on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:43 am

  3. saint3 Said,

    yes…if you can dream it, you can achieve it. Someone said tt, not me. 😛

    Posted on January 23rd, 2009 at 5:11 am

  4. Stiletto Jen Said,

    Very nicely put!

    Posted on January 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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