Aug 23, 2013
I once read a statistic that said the majority of student-athletes get less than seven hours of sleep each night during their seasons while balancing practices, games and a full load of classes. As an employee of FAU Athletics, I can relate. While the Owls are on the field or in the gym, we're in the offices putting in the work behind the scenes.
Looking at our schedules, I think my next day off will come sometime in the month of November - maybe.
Am I complaining? Not at all. I'm proud to say that I love what I do. I spent two years in college in pursuit of a degree to get a job that I didn't really want. After I made the switch to communications, I found what I want to do for the rest of my life. I get to cover sports every day. What more could a guy ask for?
My earliest memory is watching the World Series with my dad when I was four years old. Since then, I've been hooked. While there are the occasional exceptions, sports are pure. There are winners and there are losers, good days and bad days, drama and intensity. Sports are like soap operas for guys.
To our student-athletes, thank you for doing what you do. You sacrifice your time and put your bodies on the line for the same reason I chose this career: love of the game.
Women's soccer plays at home Friday night against Albany. I'll be there and I hope to see each of you there as well.
Thanks for reading. Go Owls!