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Pit Stop: No Matter What

Posted by Torque Mag on September 16, 2022 at 11:50 am
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A few weeks ago, I watched the movie Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, for the umpteenth time. It’s a great movie, filled with many life lessons, and one I’d highly recommend if you haven’t seen it. The story revolves around the fictional general manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny Weaver, deciding what to do after his team acquires the number one draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Weaver, played by Kevin Costner, is met with many opportunities—various trade offers that might (or might not) be in the organization’s best interest. A yellow post-it note is shown many times throughout the movie, which holds a message he wrote. Finally, after the Browns make their pick, its content is revealed. It says Vontae Mack, no matter what. Costner’s character knew what he wanted going into the draft, and his strategy was to put the Browns in the best possible situation—without sacrificing what he knew was best for the team. In short, he didn’t falter with his responsibility nor with what he knew in his heart was right. In a world where change and transition happen all too often, we get bombarded like Sonny did with opportunities—or temptations—to “forget”…

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