The St. Louis Rams are the only undefeated team in the National Football League. One big reason is Kurt Warner, the lowest paid and highest rated quarterback in the NFL.
Warner’s success story demonstrates the importance of never giving up. In college, he played football for little Northern Iowa, and wasn’t in the starting line-up until his final year. In the second game, he was injured and out for the rest of the season. No NFL team drafted him.
The Green Bay Packers gave him a shot, but then cut him after training camp. He went home to a minimum-wage job stocking grocery store shelves. But he didn’t give up on his dream. Soon he was playing in the Arena Football League. That earned him a try-out with the Chicago Bears.
But he deferred the try-out for something more important: his marriage to Brenda, a single mother of two. On their honeymoon, a scorpion bit him and his arm swelled so he couldn’t throw a football. His try-out was canceled and the Bears never called again.
Last year, the Rams signed him to play in the European league. Warner excelled and came back to the U.S. as a back-up. Then the Rams’ first-string quarterback was injured and a star was born! Nothing is as powerful as perseverance a lesson for political reformers to heed as well.
Those who seek to limit the power of politicians and empower their fellow citizens have always been the underdogs. What’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail? Winners never quit.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.