By Turron Davenport
Football has been under attack because of the high-impact collisions and violent nature of the sport. Lost in all of that are the lessons the game teaches.
Every year there are stories about players who are able to conquer less than ideal circumstances and excel at the highest level. The NFL has an award for players that are able to rise from the ashes.
While Eagles quarterback Nick Foles didn’t win the Comeback Player of the Year Award, being named Super Bowl MVP is a much bigger prize. Foles’ story teaches the importance of continuing to fight despite failure.
It is great to focus on the good things that happen, but growing through failure makes success all the more cherishable. That’s the message Foles wants people to take from his journey to the pinnacle of his profession.
“The big thing is don’t be afraid to fail. In our society today with Instagram and Twitter, it’s all highlight reel,” Foles said during his Super Bowl LII MVP press conference on Monday. “All of the good things, but when you look at it and failure is a part of life. That’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times and made...