Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs – I don’t see anybody trying to look like them today, either… But we do look to them as role models.
My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club, and that’s where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out.
In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes – but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire.
School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies, religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects.
The NFL today has bigger, stronger, bodies than ever, moving faster than ever, hitting a stationary object harder than ever before – so the physics of the hit have changed.
I’d like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared – it’s an everyday part of life.
But the equipment to protect the players hasn’t developed along with that, so now you have more players out with worse injuries, for longer periods of time.
Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting – or the authorities even prosecuting – a pro athlete were practically nil.
When it came to football there was a certain age where I realized that my future in football was being a grease spot on the side of some bigger player.
Never underestimate the capacity of another human being to have exactly the same shortcomings you have.
Now some alien force seems to have come and captured the Dodgers. I don’t know what happened to my Dodgers.
Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional football from the standpoint of athletes and agents and general managers that few people have ever seen.
I have to say that it was a very strange experience when, later in life, I represented Byron Scott and was negotiating with West – whose picture I used to have over my bed! That took some getting used to.
Then I went to UCLA – so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan… and later came to football.
It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
Now we’re getting a whole generation of kids who have never had a football team in L.A., so they don’t miss it and don’t ask for it. It becomes self-perpetuating. They don’t know what they’re missing.
Very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive. Develop your own profile. Develop your own niche.
It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school.