Thursday, October 1, 2009

Decided to write a book...well we will see how I do it

For the last several months I have been seriously considering writing a book from the perspective of a college football player who finally had to realize that life was about to jump up and smack him in the jaw. That person was ME! From 1989 - 1994 I lived the dream. I tell you what I had all I needed and then some. I had school paid for, tutors (if I wanted them), girls, football, extra credit for no reason other than being a football player, did I mention girls, etc... You name it and it was mine for the taking during that time frame and I SCREWED IT UP!

But that is not the whole story. Now that I have had several years to reflect on things it isn't just that. Since 1995 I have gone to as many UAB games each year that I could as an alumni/former player. One thing has always been felt by me as lacking was direction and leadership from the administration as a whole. This program could be so much better but has been extremely lackluster in performance. I mean when I was there we had 4 winning seasons in the first four years. They have had THREE since 1995!!!

So I hope that I am able to get it all done and work on it the way that I want to...who knows if I am a decent writer or not or even if I know what in the heck I am talking about but I intend to do my best.

1 comment:

  1. I've always thought that about UAB to be honest with you. I was so glad when they got a team but agree there is so much more they could do. You have to spend money to get in the game....

    And the best times of your lives - funny how you often (and usually) don't realize how great you have it until it is gone. That is one reason I ... um.... left. I knew I was wasting my life and vital years with the girl's ages too.

    My new motto is to take each day and make the most of it. And I honestly will say despite the uncomfort I'm feeling in general, I'm the happiest I've ever been. The most focused. Everything makes sense to me. I'm lucky. For now.