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Winning the NFL Way by Robert L. Shook, Bob LaMonte

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Check Your Ego at the Door

“If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will.”

—FRANK LAMONTE

 

 

It was late February 1983, and the three o’clock bell rung. “School’s out,” I said half aloud. “Off with my teacher’s hat and on with my sports agent’s hat.” Unlike some of the teachers who required a change of wardrobe to go off to their second job, I wore the same attire. The guys did everything from house painting to carpentry to make a few needed extra dollars. One teacher was an auto mechanic, another was a security guard, and so on. Some of the women sold Mary Kay and Amway products after school. While some of the teachers dressed casually, I wore a suit or sports jacket, and always with a tie. On this particular day, I was wearing ...

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