First in a series. Sure, the hit HBO show Ballers on life after football -- starring none other than a super suave Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson -- is dripping with sex, sun and swag. But the real story behind the story is about finances and the show gets it right on the money.
I think our pride becomes a problem because our natural tendency is to side with people that think like us, act like us and agree with us. At the same time we push away people who disagree with us, challenge us, question what we believe, or just don't see things the way that we do.
Mendenhall's clarification, shows him, like his Twitter feed generally, to be an intelligent, humble, and thoughtful man. In a world full of knee-jerk jingoism, , such a nuanced sense, both of self and of the world, is truly admirable.