NFL Cut Down Day: Here Comes the “Turk”

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today is Cut Down Day in the NFL. 
I understand that it is an emotional day where some careers are launched and others are sunk.  I get the whole “dashed dreams” heartache thing.  I have experienced this kind of emotional devastation in my own lifetime as well as the pain of rejection.
I was cut from the eighth grade cheerleading squad, and to this day, I believe my elimination was politically motivated. That pain sliced my heart in two. I still cannot do a cartwheel without shedding tears. I was rejected from the Peace Corp when I was 18 because I did not possess the life skills that they thought might help third-world countries. 
In the Peace Corp’s defense, my only real skill at that time was the correct application of mascara, so it was probably better that they discouraged me from volunteering.
Today, as NFL wannabes and veterans find out if they made the cut or not, I have to stop and take notice of ...

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