Excerpt from "They Call Me Pops" : RW Power Series

Excerpt from "They Call Me Pops"

by Rodney White on 06/11/17

“Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”

- Sylvester Stallone, actor

My son began playing football in the second grade.  During those little league years, they played both sides of the ball.  (Offense and Defense)  I even helped coach for several years.  He played football in middle school, high school, and ultimately received a scholarship to play in college. He graduated from Marian University in Indianapolis Indiana. Chris had always dreamed of playing professional football.  As a matter of fact, there were a couple of agents that wanted him to use their services.  Chris chose Anthony W. Simpson to represent him.

It was exciting for his mom and I to be included in the process.  Through his agent; talks began with the Washington Redskins and even a brief conversation with the Indianapolis Colts.  As it turned out Chris was not signed by the NFL.  He did, however, sign a contract to play professionally for the Iowa Barnstormers Arena Football League!  The Barnstormers offered him a contract to play in the final 2 weeks of the 2011 season.  

The rest of this story was exciting, fun and down right incredible!  "They Call Me Pops" will be released in a few short weeks!

Rod the Storyteller

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