Sports & Books – Why Most Athletes Fail

Over the years I have seen and played with some of the most talented athletes on the planet. I am talking about Hall of Fame players, and people with rare God-given talent. Unfortunately, I have also seen some of these same people waste their talent and opportunity because they either did not prepare themselves off the field, or they felt the rules did not apply to them.

One of the worst things that can happen to an athlete is for them to be treated differently because of their talent. I went to high school in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and attended Detroit Country Day. I remember when I was getting recruited the preferential treatment that I and other players would receive in school. I remember getting pulled out of my history class to talk to the head coach of the University of Colorado! It was great to be recruited, but the message that was given was that my football career was more important than my education.

Even the applications I received from various colleges were different from my peers. Many schools that required an essay, waived the requirement for me, because I was an athlete. While on campus for my recruiting visit, very few schools took time to seriously talk about my education. Most of the emphasis is on sports, and what I could do on the field at the school, with little to no discussion about what I should prepare to be off of the field while I am there.

When parents, teachers, and recruiters stop emphasizing the importance of school and an education, it leaves a major void in the person and they are typically not ready for life during or after sports. Too many players struggle because school was something they did to play sports, not something they did to prepare them for life.

80% of NFL players end their careers broke! Why? Because they never learned the value of a dollar, and thought that money will always be there. Even worse, many athletes don’t know how to market themselves off of the field, because everything was given to them on it.

If you are an athlete, or helping to develop one, please push them just as hard off the field, as you support them on it!

Freddie Scott is a former NFL football player who played 4 seasons from 1996 – 1999. He played with the likes of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison, as well as played for famous and Hall of Fame coaches such as Joe Paterno, Dan Reaves, and Jim Mora.

While at Penn State, Freddie set school records for most catches in a game (13), most touchdowns by a sophomore (9), and dawned the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1994.

Freddie is currently a Minister and Dean for a church in Nashville, TN, and does speaking engagements for organizations and youth nationally. He is also an entrepreneur who has partnered with doctors and former NFL players to educate people about health and wellness internationally.

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Sports Betting Strategies System, Sports Book Tips

How much would you value this gift, how much money would you invest when placing a bet? Predicting sports picks is an art that takes an incredible amount of research and analysis in order to find the winning selections. An unbelievable amount of data is collected, from statistical data to environmental data, once this precious information is gathered, it is entered into a computer software program to aid making the process of establishing the best possible game result. But that is not all, once the first part of the equation is compiled and completed (data entered in the software program), the human element is also added to the equation. The coaching staff, the location of the game being played, players injury reports are also taken under consideration and many other factors that can affect the turnout of the match or the game. Finally when the second part of the equation is added, a more precise and accurate prediction can then be taken regarding the outcome of an event.

Betting online is a very similar form of gaming or gambling, There are many risks associated with sports betting, you have to be reasonable about it, no body really knows what’s in the bag so pay the mortgage first along with the rest of your bills, a good idea is to put some money aside for the rainy days, of course everyone has to enjoy life and spend a bit of fun time following one’s passion, so with that being said, in sports betting like any type of gambling , the better has to take a chance, make his decision based on intelligent research to minimize his or her loss. Any form of gambling has its risks and probabilities. Is today your lucky day , you will never know until you try.

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