The Next Step
Alex Gross (Courtesy: COLUMBIA ATHLETICS)
Everyone knows that playing Ivy football for four years is basically a stepping stone to 40+ years of a great career.
(Well, maybe not EVERYONE... there is one school in the Ivies where the relatively new head coach is causing major problems but making some ridiculous offseason demands
on his players. More on that tomorrow).
That’s true for about 95% of the kids coming to play in the Ancient Eight.
For a select few players, like Columbia’s Alex Gross, Thursday night’s NFL draft may provide an equally lucrative detour from that set path.
Many experts say Gross has a great chance to be drafted or signed as a free agent by the time the whole process wraps in the next week or so.
Frankly, the NFL should be honored to have a person like Alex in its midst.
His good grades and winning personality will certainly help him succeed in the non-sports world, but he needs to give being a pro athlete a chance or he’ll regret it forever.
The Lions are taking part in a unique fundraiser this Friday for a young boy fighting cancer named Stuart MacNaughton.
The football players will do weightlifting exercises in return for your donations.
I’ve already made my donation, how about you?