December 31, 2016 – Final Day – Final Game

Today is the last day of 2016. The year is ending as will my football season tomorrow. Today and tomorrow many of us will reflect back on the year and evaluate. Were goals met? Accomplishments achieved? Tomorrow new goals will be set.

Looking back and evaluating the football season, is it obvious since it’s ending tomorrow, goals were not met, not accomplished, since the goal of every team, every fan, is to make the playoffs and go to the Super Bowl. That’s the reason every player plays, every fan goes to games and supports their team. Sure we love the game, the excitement, the intensity, the joy of victory but in the end, we want the trophy!

Our season started in Houston, site of the Super Bowl. That day was filled with excitement and hope. We wanted, as every team, for our season to end in Houston. That would signify we did it, we made it to the Super Bowl.

That’s not going to happen. So as I will reflect back on my personal goals and recognize those I still need to work on, so will my football team. Today, 2016 ends. It becomes a memory. Tomorrow, my football season ends and “wait ‘til next year” becomes our hope.

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Dec. 11, 2016 – Cleats for a Cause

Last Sunday was Cleats for a Cause Sunday. The NFL allowed players to design their shoes to represent a cause they are passionate about. Super kudos to the NFL! It was an idea 18 months in the making between players and the NFL. You got it right! This was a super fabulous idea and I personally love it! What a great way to bring awareness to so many great cause and raise money. Some players auctioned their shoes after the game.

In this day of NFL players being suspended for illegal drug use, domestic violence charges, drunken driving, and illegal hits, it was a great way to show players in a more positive light. There are good guys that care and want to use their talents and popularity for the good and to help others.

I hope this becomes an annual event. NFL and players, please continue this wonderful idea. I encourage everyone to read about all the great stories about the various Cleats for a Cause. If you can, choose one or several and do what you can to support the charity.