In Ohio, the state motto is “With God, all things are possible.” The phrase is born from Bible scriptures, specifically Matthew 19:26, which reads: “And looking at them Jesus said to them, ‘With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”
It’s certainly a powerful Bible verse, and people all over the world can find meaning and solace in it. But it just doesn’t feel complete, like it could benefit from the inclusion of an much-needed caveat. With God, yes, all things are possible, but the same holds true for the NBA on NBC theme song, which is also known as “Roundball Rock.”
Just listen to this theme song (part of the NBA’s 1990’s glory days, and thus all of humanity’s glory days as well) and try to convince yourself that you can’t do something, anything at all:
You won’t be able to do it. When you hear this song, you’ll be able to run through a brick wall unscathed. You’ll lift a car clean over your head. You can now walk into any office and simply take any job you want. You’re running that entire Fortune 500 company now. With this song, you could do anything. You have the strongest will in the universe.
So when you hear that with God, all things are possible, please understand that without “Roundball Rock,” it’s safe to say not even God would be possible.