HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT

Gathering Football Players

“You’re just not good enough.”


the dream

As a young boy growing up, we have all had these visions of ourselves becoming a top athlete in sports. But somewhere in our lives reality sets in and you know that your life is not going to head into the direction of sports. But there are those few that do get the chance to play. Only problem is that these people are very few and far between. And that’s just making it to the league, not to mention the average career is only 3 – 5 years. So making it to the 10 year or even 15 plus years career is even more rare. So why do so many think they will make it all the way.

draft day

And the number one pick of the draft, the _______ select ________ of _______ university. We all would love to hear our names called on draft day, but it’s just not real. If there was a draft day for the average jog, then it would be more real. And the number one pick of the fast food draft the McDonald’s in New York select Faheem Jackson of Parkside University. This is more real than the professional sports picks. We can connect more with the Average Joe than the athlete.

more than skills

You can run , jump, hit, shoot, and swing, but you don’t have the personality to withstand the pressure. You have so many great athletes that can make the league physically, but mentally they are not present in the moment. So many young men make the leagues, make millions and screw it up. And society can’t understand why, but it’s who they are, they don’t change overnight. If they were broken in life prior, but now they are better. No, you need years, but have to change in a matter of days or weeks. They don’t have that ability to screw up like the past because there is such a spotlight on them. So, so many don’t make it because of themselves personally not athletically.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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