Be a Good Guy
Whoever thought January would become Football Month? But it has – now with the college playoff system and of course the NFL Playoffs. I remember when the college season ended on New Year’s Day and the NFL Playoffs ended in December.
So, in the January football spirit, have you seen that show on ESPN about the Manning family? You know, Payton and Eli Manning, and their father Archie. I didn’t know about the older brother Cooper.
Do you remember when Archie played for the Vikings? He was at the end of his career, and didn’t play much … but I was fired up when he came here.
Obviously, they’re an amazingly athletic family. But that’s not why I recommend the show. Archie and his wife Olivia were all about the art of raising a family. They never pressured the boys about playing sports – Archie wouldn’t play catch unless they asked. The main thing the parents emphasized was to “be a good guy”.
How cool is that? To be a good guy. Not to be a super star. Or a super person. Not to be someone we can’t be. Not about success. But to be a good guy. Imagine if everyone was a good guy. It’d be a pretty nice planet.
Sounds like a pretty good New Year’s Resolution.
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