I want to tell you about the most difficult thing you will ever experience, more difficult than anything that will ever happen on the football field.
Competitions still sucked, but not everyone gets the chance to win twenty grand in a single day.
Bem, você está sorrindo porque o futebol é divertido. Por que você ficaria sério? Seu objetivo é espalhar a alegria.
A few years from now, you will accept that Dad is never coming back on earth. But what I want you to understand is that every time you have a ball at your feet, Dad will be with you.
La verdad es que siempre estas sonriendo porque el futbol es divertido. ¿Por qué deberías estar serio? Tu meta es la de difundir alegría.
That’s it, kid. You are now a goalie. Go put on your pads. A life of pain and misery (and a whole lot of fun) awaits you.
You are overboard in deep open water without a PFD (personal floatation device), or at least that’s what your instructor is yelling. Sink or swim, plebe.
I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game. I write to you as a man who is completely at peace with himself.
When you score your biggest goals and turn around, you’ll always see family members … jumping up and down, going nuts, showing you love.
I wish I could tell you that you’re going to take the NFL by storm. But just because your life will be going according to God’s plan doesn’t mean it’s going to be a fairy tale.
Savor each moment — not just the victories, but also the experiences, the relationships, the emotions. And when times get tough, look to your family for support.
Here's what I want you to think about before you jump off that starting block or dive into that pool: Why are you doing this?