I think I root against a lot of people, like famous athletes, because everyone else seems to like them.
While watching Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys’, Dak Prescott said something that caught my attention. He said the only thing superstitions do is give you an excuse. I like that. What I don’t like is how much Jason Garrett repeats himself when he talks, it’s almost like he’s a redheaded NFL version of Rainman.
“I’m just tired of the hours. Tired of the news grind. Covering the same story year after year. Standing at the ‘Hi-5’ during ice storms telling people to stay off the roads. I want to try something else. I have made a ton of connections and I want to use my talents elsewhere.”
When I see a headline like this, I feel like I’m shortchanging myself by not exploring other jobs and maxing out my potential income. But I really love the people I work for, feel like I’m more than adequately paid, enjoy the challenges and exposure to new technology, and love the balance of my work and professional life.
My high school football coach (I graduated in 1994) had a framed photograph on his desk of Oliver North being sworn in before his Iran-contra testimony. I can’t recall if he had a photo of his wife and kids, but I can certainly recall the Oliver North picture. Back then, I knew who the man in the photo was but wasn’t really familiar what his role in history was. I was too intimidated by my coach to ask him why he had that photo of him on his desk, but he had it placed in such a way that I think he wanted to be asked about it. I think my coach had the distinction of being the last quarterback for the University of Texas at Arlington (1985).