This is a slightly different twist on my usual posting. I’ve decided that every now and then (maybe once a month), I want to write something more personal. I was going to publish this tomorrow, September 1st, the official “first day of college football,” but I woke up early and remembered that we are getting all of our services changed (hopefully, upgraded, and hopefully in time for the first game). Yes – the big TV, phone and Internet switch is underway. For those of you so inclined, please pray for me. Heck, I really don’t need the landline, but I do need Internet and I REALLY need my TV, because college football kicks off tomorrow night.
Most of you know by now, that The CARE Movement is all about CAREing. Duh. Communicate, Appreciate, Respect, Encourage. And yes, I really do CARE. But another thing I REALLY CARE about is College Football. Okay, mostly SEC football and specifically the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide.
Yeah, Baby. ROLL TIDE!
Ever since my parents brought home an Alabama pennant from that 1966 Orange Bowl game (a 39-28 victory over Nebraska), this kid has been a die-hard FAN. When I was 13, my dad and I flew to Birmingham to see Bama play So Cal. I will never forget walking down to field level and being in awe of legendary coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant. Wow, just got the chills again… It’s finally here, with games starting Thursday night and going through Sunday, Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite holidays all year.
“There’s a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success.” - Paul (Bear) Bryant
I have lived in Marietta, Georgia for the past decade, and if you are not careful, you can catch football fever (mostly SEC talk) around here – all year long. Come late August, people are full on Crazy about football! From grade schoolers to great grandpas it is a passion that runs deep in this area, and I love it. Finally, some cooler mornings (you probably noticed it was HOT this summer); fall is coming people.
Hang in there.
So now you know, I am passionate about college football and The CARE Movement. I would love to see a day when we (as a society) get as excited and passionate about helping others and making a real difference in the world as we do about college football or some of the other pleasures life offers.
I, for one, am working on it. How about you?
It’s your turn. What are you passionate about today? Do you have a favorite college football team or other type of sports team? (Tennessee and Auburn fans are limited.) What are you doing for Labor Day? I really want to know because I really do CARE.