HAPPY NFL DRAFT WEEK
I’m actually not even too sure if thats the right term for it, all I know is so many talented guys are getting life changing phone calls to become apart of a team bigger than themselves this week. I love seeing the smiling faces of the parents, coaches, teammates, siblings, and even the players themselves! They are joining some of the most elite athletes and have become apart of a new team, a new support system. Meanwhile, these teams stand on their toes waiting to make an offer to draft the perfect team….
A little different, but I will never forget the day my cousin got drafted to the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was quite possibly one of the proudest moments of my entire life. J was apart of the Yu Darvish trade with the Texas Rangers and is now pitching for their organization. He is doing great and just celebrated his 20th birthday! Kid’s an animal!!!!!!!
Anyways, I recently had an interview about my MS and school and how I handle them together and what not… It’s simple…
God has drafted me the perfect team. Team Madyson's Faith is taking over the MS world and is on a dedicated mission to finding a cure!
During my interview they asked me a simple question, “What is one thing you want people to know that you think is missed amongst all of this?” My answer: “None of this is done alone, my support system is without a doubt how I do this”.
BUT just like the NFL, there will be trades, free agents, and then the dudes you draft and they’re there until they retire, one team isn’t made for everyone forever. The coaches will even change at times!! Your team will have losing seasons, they will be the underdog champions, they will have games they should win but don’t and they will have games that they should lose that they win.
In other words, you will have times when your team looks like the Cleveland Browns, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
My doctors (coaches) have changed so many times, I cant even keep straight who does what! People trade off… this isn’t for everyone. I don’t hate the players that leave, trade off, or become free agents and waver on and off, I hate the game. I hate that it’s this tough for them. Then you have the ones who are stuck with ya from draft day to retirement. The Day One’s (hey mom and dad).
There will be times when you look like the Cleveland Browns. Times where you have a great team, you just cant win anything? A losing season? Living so close to Cleveland I have recognized one really inspiring thing though… Cleveland fans are loyal. That is a complete understatement. They have one of the best teams, the outcome on the scoreboard the last couple of years hasn’t taken away the hope for a win in the future. They continue to trade, draft, and play the game they’ve been handed.
There will be times when you are the dead horse getting beat. Everyone is tired, your quarterback is out and hurt, how are you POSSIBLY going to win this game? Times when the odds are not in your favor. Then somehow your team pulls through, supports you to the point where you’re holding the Lombardi trophy. Yes, you will have your Philadelphia Eagles moments. Love the team, love what they’re about, admire their unshakable faith in the Lord, but their fans are brutal (hey Stypinski fam).
Then, there will be times when everyone looks at you as a champion. EVERYONE, your entire city! You’ve overcome so many times, you feel as if its expected! You end up losing games due to inconsistent reffing (Jesse James) that keep you from holding the Lombardi trophy in the end, you give up in games you need to push through, you win games you should not have. Yes, you will have moments where you look like the Pittsburgh Steelers. The greatest team of all time, they have incredibly loyal fans, the team is consistently unified against all that they may face.
None of these teams are better than one another to get drafted to, because they all are facing the same game, they all have the talent, they all have the coaching staff, and the fans to get them through it. But until the realization that not every season is a losing season and not every season is a winning season comes to mind, the name on the back is all that you will have as opposed to the team name and the colors on the front.
God is drafting your team, he’s preparing you for an underdog season. Get out there, make your trades, get to know your coaches, and fall in love with the camaraderie amongst your team. You can’t play the game with just a quarterback.