1.04.2009

And a random thought about professional athletes

Do you think professional athletes—at least in football, baseball, and basketball—are at least a tiny bit relieved when they're eliminated from the playoffs? This is their job, after all, and who wants to keep working? I mean, jeez, their bodies ache in ways we will never, ever, understand and we think they want to play more? Why? For glory? Perhaps. But still....

2 comments:

V said...

I always maintained the best spot in any Top Ten was No. 7.

You're in the top ten -- The. Top. Ten., which is never bad -- and you decidedly are not last, but for sure no one is gunning for you. The optimal balance of accomplishment and leisure.

Daniel Coffeen said...

Kierkegaard's father always told him to go for second—being first is obvious, easy: go all out. But second? That takes discretion.