You Must Love Excuses You Don't Get To Wear The Team Jersey By Making Excuses My friend and mentor, Lee Cockerell, told me that Bill Marriott once told him, “Lee, you must love flies in your kitchen“. Lee shot back that he hated flies. Bill said, “If you hated them, you wouldn’t have any“. Same with excuses. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.