Sunday Football Twitter Sermon: Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen’s Most Selfish On-Field Act Opened the Doors to a Most Unselfish Career

I learned that Marcus Allen intentionally fumbled the ball 8 times in a high school game because the star safety didn’t want to play quarterback. How his coach and his father responded to this selfish act had a vital impact on the shape of Allen’s career and reputation in the game. Don’t think football players can change and grow? Would the way this played out in the 1970s been more difficult in today’s over-saturated media environment. Could a coach and a father ignore the potential implications with the recruiting of his son and do the right thing?

Read my short sermon on Storify. I tweeted this Sunday and figured it was worth a re-post.

I’m still waiting on those collards. I might have to cook them myself.

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