Weekend Update: May 14-15, 2016

“Of course, I’m also here to share some things I’ve learned. Things like, if you’re dating a woman that’s way out of your league, ask her to marry you. If you can throw a football 80 yards, for some reason, people think that’s pretty cool. And if you’re playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you’ve got 26 seconds left and you’re down by four, and it’s second and goal on their 1-yard line, try not to throw an interception. That’s purely, purely hypothetical though, of course.” -Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

My quotes have been deep recently, so I decided to make this one more humorous. Of course, being the philosophical thinker I am, I thought about the mention of the specific time in the game and the passage of time since that moment. Many people say time heals, however, I believe the opposite: Time erodes. The reason time appears healing is because of the erosion of memory. Memory consists of images that each of us have of a specific moment. Over time, we lose various images in that moment, and our brains fill in the missing pieces with what we thought of that moment. Apparently, just over a year since Super Bowl XLIX, Russell has moved on from the devastation of that moment and is now able to laugh about it. Good for him. Anyway, this quote relates to today’s news:

  1. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson made the above statement as part of his speech to the class of 2016 at the University of Wisconsin. Reports also indicate he gave advice on life, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles.
  2. San Francisco 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne is retiring from the NFL after just one season in the league. The former rugby star received an invite from the Fiji Rugby Sevens Olympic team, and is going to pursue that opportunity. Hayne will once again attempt to prove his extreme athleticism at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
  3. Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has received his college degree. After promising his mother (who passed in 2003 of breast cancer) that he would earn his college degree, he has finally done it. He once again serves as an example to other NFL players of what constitutes a true, NFL athlete.
  4. Washington Redskins S Su’a Cravens is putting in work at LB. In an era where more NFL teams are using S/LB hybrid players, the Redskins are attempting to create their own out of their most recent second-round draft pick. How will in-division, rookie QB Carson Wentz deal with the rookie hybrid? We may not get to see if Wentz does indeed sit the whole season to learn.

That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment about the news or the quote, and, as always, a like is very much appreciated as well. Have a pleasant tomorrow.

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