So, I like football movies…
I only played for a couple years, but I think back on that time with a lot of fondness. Maybe because the practices was so incredibly grueling. I know that seems weird…you are sure that you are going to die right there on the field from pure exhaustion…I remember being so thirsty that I would suck on my sweat soaked jersey. But you don’t die, you get a water break and nasty garden-hose-pvc-pipe water tastes like Evian. The feeling afterward of having accomplished something is nothing short of exhilarating.
So, back to football movies…
I watched The Express recently and was reminded of something that I want to be a part of my life now: The head coach in the movie (Dennis Quaid) talks about how they can beat the other teams by being more prepared — by the quality they produce.
In my songwriting I want to keep pushing through until I have a song that is the absolute best it can be. There is a part of music that is intangible and you can’t control, but the part I have responsibility for, I want to be exceptional.
In my singing and guitar/keys playing I want to play the best parts possible for me. I don’t want to just play chords…I want to write parts that I have to practice! (I can’t believe I’m writing this down…) It doesn’t have to be complicated, just right. Sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful. But I don’t want to just settle for something because it’s just good enough.
In my relationship with God I want to press on and experience all that He has for me. I don’t want to just get by and know that I’m a Christian. I want to know more of Him. I want to see and hear things I can’t even imagine. I want Him to use me to do great things. What He designates as great — not necessarily what the world thinks is significant. I want to see Him move and touch people and shower them with grace and mercy like He has throughout history…I want to be a part of great stories that people tell years from now.
So, yeah, I like football movies…how about you?
2 Replies to “Football Movies”
Remember the Titans, Gridiron Gang, Any Given Sunday, The Program, The Last Boy Scout, The Longest Yard.
They all are inferior compared to the Mighty Ducks trilogy.
Why, yes, Arthur, you do have a point. If only the Mighty Ducks we’re playing football….