02-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Good. We got off that entertainment stuff.
Originally Posted by billsinbahamas
I hear you about competing at the level you did, and I respect that. And I do agree that Stevie comes to play, plays hurt, etc. etc. Got that.
But unless you're being modest, you didn't play in the major leagues. At your level it, it was a part-time deal. At the major league level, no matter what you're giving during the season, if you aren't working on your game in the off-season, you're falling behind all the guys who are. And a lot of guys are.
Great story about the time the Celtics won an NBA title. The day after they won the title, Bill Walton went to Larry Bird's place and they drank into the night, celebrating. Walton walk up the next morning as Bird was walking the door, coming home from a 5-mile run. Walton asked him what he was doing, and Bird said, of course, "getting ready for next season."
The best players work at their games virtually year round, because that's the commitment that made them great. The worst players work at their games year round, because there are literally 1000 guys not in the NFL who are working year round to get into the league. The guys in the middle? Some of them get it, some of them don't. Stevie don't.