Yesterday, I wrote about former NY Jets coach Herm Edwards and his famous rant, "You Play to Win the Game" at a post-game press conference. While I think the general sentiment is understandable and reasonably valid, it's become accepted as a Total Truism, and it's not, and therefore not one of my favorite sports speeches.
This though, also from Herman Edwards, is another matter. I mentioned it at the end of the earlier piece. It's a lecture he gave a couple years ago to incoming rookies to the National Football League. Though the subject matter is sports, it's really about how to live your life, and it has much in it that's quite terrific. Some is Herm Edwards Hyperbolic Bombast, but most is well-worth the time. It runs 38 minutes over three videos, but I've linked them together, so everything should run one after the other.
At the very least, check out the first few minutes and see if you want to stick around. Just make sure you have 38 minutes handy.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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