Monday, September 4, 2017
Riley Bullough makes Buccaneers practice squad
I was talking with my driver friend Matt today about life and doing what you like. Matt, in his younger days, used to play Foosball a lot. In fact, he was sort of semi-pro. There never was any money in it but he was hanging out, having fun, and doing what he wants. It reminds me of Riley Bullough.
Riley was the star of HBO's Hard knocks. He was a bubble linebacker with nothing but heart and desire to make up for a small lack of physical size and strength. He had the heart of a lion and the looks of Joe Dirt and Fabio combined. He quickly became a fan-favorite as he was highlighted by the HBO show. When the Bucs had to cut down to the 53-man roster they let Riley go. He was subsequently brought back the next day to be on the practice squad and that was a huge accomplishment for Riley.
He was an underdog that really had no chance and if he had listened to the people who told him he had no chance he may not have even tried. It goes a long way and showing you that you should follow your heart and your dreams at all times. And I can guarantee you this, NFL football pays a lot more than playing foosball and drinking beer. But neither case, you can still have fun and drink a beer. There is a lot to be said for quality of life.