Top 5 Reasons you should STOP playing football!
Posted on 2016-01-14
Football is probably the most exciting sport in the world. It's all over media - from Sportscenter highlights to having its own TV network to crossover appearances of its best and brightest stars. It's only natural that you'd want to play or keep playing, right? WRONG. Here are five reasons you should stop playing football right now.
- 1. You'll have to make sacrifices - When you start playing, you'll find that the world doesn't revolve around you anymore. You'll have to become part of a team, listen to coaches, and work hard in practice...sometimes in support of others! You'll have less free time to do the important things in your life like stare at the TV and your phone. Pass (and not like a pass from a quarterback. Get your head out of the game. Remember - we're quitting football.)
- 2. You'll have to work HARD - Getting good at the game requires long hours that are physically demanding, mentally exhausting, sometimes frustrating, and you'll even have to workout and get in better shape. In short, you'll wind up bettering yourself in a lot of ways that will even carry over to your life off the field. Who needs that kind of overall betterment in their lives?
- 3. It requires commitment - To becoming a better person, a better friend, and a superb teammate. You can't just pay lip service and say all the right things. You wind up having to show with actions and deeds that it's not all about you and that you have the TEAM in mind. Not just your football team - which would be bad enough - but the team that is your family as well. Can you believe it? Speaking of others...
- 4. You'll be responsible for THEM - Success on the field will require a sense of brotherhood and fraternity. Sometimes you'll have to do something unglamorous because it will result in the best outcome for your team. You might not even make the highlight reel every down. Can you imagine if EVERYONE decided to stop thinking only of themselves and put their team above them? Chaos. Anarchy. WINS. Ugh, no thanks.
- 5. You will become a leader - Perhaps most nefarious of all. Your commitment to being the best you can be on the gridiron and off will cause people to look up to you. Not only your teammates, but your family and community as well. You'll take on the responsibility and be the kind of positive example that causes your peers to respect you on a level that transcends the sport and will trickle into everything you do. Your leadership abilities might even benefit you when your playing days are done which, since you didn't listen to us, may be many years down the line. Fine. Go ahead and play football. Be a better person. You'll see the error of your ways someday. Probably. Maybe. Wait, where are you going?!