Playing professional soccer for Major League Soccer (MLS) at the highest level in America over the past eight years has, without question, been a huge accomplishment of mine. Little did I know growing up that, one day, I would be living my dream as a professional soccer player!
While it would be easy for me to list all of my soccer achievements, these accomplishments do not define me. Others will be drafted higher than I, trophies will fade, records will be broken, and our championship teams will long be forgotten...
After a long, hot day of practice at the University of Florida, Steve Spurrier is the first one off the field. He has made it his custom to lead the way into the press barrage. Spurrier steps to the sidelines and is assaulted with television cameras and tape recorders.
"Nothin' too exciting happened today, nothin' too disappointing happened," he reported one afternoon early in the season, "just another day out in the sunshine. What else y'all wanna know?"
Moe Drabowsky was born in Poland in 1935. In 1956, he broke into the majors as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Over the next 10 years with four different teams, his record was a paltry 48-81. Three times his teams finished last. It seemed as if his career was going no- where, a dead end, with the then hapless Kansas City Athletics...
Imagine if we were encouraged every day.
Or taken care of every day.
Or loved, celebrated, or even supported in our endeavors— every day. Imagine.