In construction, we start by digging a hole to pour our foundation. Once the hole is big enough, you put re-bar in to make the foundation even stronger and bond together. The cement truck says it will be there at 1:00 PM, so you are making sure you computed your "rise and run" properly for your steps. You then pour concrete into the hole and start to smooth your foundation out using a "bull-float". This is a grueling and extensive process to do by yourself or with a few people, but hard work tends to look a lot like success in the end.
The Frame Work
I am sure I am going to miss some steps but the picture will be painted more visibly in more modern day football terms in a minute. Putting up the frame work is just that, your piecing together 2x4's and other cut wood and building your way up! You than our able to run your ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING.
The Electric and Plumbing
I have ran wire, but would normally sub-contract that out due to the unknown potential of electrocuting myself. Though installing (NEW/rough) plumbing was always fun to me, it was like a big puzzle that easily linked together and water ran through it! Sounds like Mario and Luigi until you end up "gutting" out beach houses down the jersey shore and poop busts all over your face in a very tight space in the floor. Being covered in excrament kinda changed my perspective on working smarter and not as dirty in life. If all goes right, you will be flushing toilets, doing dishes, washing laundry and watering your lawn in no time!
The interior Design
Well, I missed the sheet rock, I think carrying this stuff is what made me an outstanding linebacker, but we will get into that another day. I also looked like a ghost half of the time or some sort of extremely white creature from another planet when covered in this stuff. It also made me sneeze quite often, but as I said, if you wanna be a great linebacker go pick up panels of sheet-rock and/or toss FULL trusses up to your 5'6 father who you believe might fall off the roof. I guess when your life is at risk, certain instincts kick in or they don't and you're--well--dead and gone. I hate laying and tearing up carpet when these dumb-asses put too many staples in the carpet. It's not going anywhere, it's being stepped on. I could do a novel on laying Tile, as you must make precise cuts using a "wet saw" and use exact calculations to ensure your overall quality.
Putting a roof on a house is not an easy task, as I had to work for some of the most knuckle-head roofing contractors of all-time. Maybe they were considered decent in their area in ONE expertise, but I watched the G.O.A.T. Dave Trout do it all, no one even came close. I remember people bothering him, but they were never unsatisfied when the job was complete and usually paid a very high rate for the top end work he did. But tossing those dag gum trusses up to him, built my shoulders into actual concrete, along with carrying "TONS" of busted up concrete. Do I miss it, no. Did I learn something everyday and not even realize it until much further down the road, YES! Carrying bundle, after bundle of shingles cut my skin, hardened my soul in 100 degree weather and turned my legs into actual jackhammers themselves. Now that your roof is on, it's time to BUILD A LIFE in that home.
Whats your Foundation?
The frame work to the next level
What are you wired for? Is your plumbing running down the right drain?
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1. Opportunity - I never knew that I had a lot in common with Ashton Kutcher until I listened to his childhood. My first job ever was also carry shingles up and down ladders, while working with my father. My second job was also in the service industry and then it somehow became playing football full-time. Not being drafted in 2009, as an under class-man (sophomore RS) nearly ruined my career, as I fired probably one of the best agents in all of football (David Canter), who had just helped Stephen Davis secure a 149 Million dollar contract and was one of the more respected names in the game. Having to watch his success with players like Eric Weddle and many others over the years made me realize the mistake I had made.
2. "It's a lot like HARD WORK" - Success is what you make it and accomplishing your dreams is not an easy task in any DREAM driven industry. Keeping the mind-set that the people above are not smarter than you and that you will succeed is a key component to winning in today's game. Reno, Fayetteville, Albany GA, So-Cal, Colorado, Green Bay, Texas and more were some of the stops I had along the way of learning what is the right way and also what is the path to destruction. Where others have severely failed and given up, I kept telling myself it would be very easy to succeed.
3. Being Sexy is being smart - I am just going to let Christopher "Ashton" jmfKutcher explain that one, as the world continues to feed you the crap that most intellectual men and women want nothing to do with.
Do not just live your life, BUILD YOU'RE LIFE!
Gabriel Means was just at the Baylor Camp and was extremely impressive overall in his combine numbers, while also being able to show his ability in the pass coverage. As a Class of 2020 LB out of Navarro High School in the great football state of Texas. Means shows that he the ability to produce tackle after tackle in his film above and also the extremely high motor he possesses while taking nearly perfect angles of pursuit to track down ball carriers. Gabriel shows very good overall football instincts and as you can see on the second play of his highlights, can read and react extremely quickly to tackle the ball carrier in the backfield. In the next play the ball is thrown out to the flat and read quickly by the outside defenders. Means however, is in perfect position after he shows off his spectacular upper body strength when he completely unearths the oncoming blocker around the 50-yard line. His highly aggressive motor can be seen on the next play, as he uses his relentless drive and athletics to make a touchdown saving tackle at the one yard line! Means is shown taking on two blockers on the next play, as he obviously was able to demand attention in the state of Texas this year, as a feared middle linebacker. On this play, he is able to detach very well with extended arms and scrape down the line of scrimmage to make yet another brilliant stop for Navarro. Keeping outside contain is a key component to playing out of the "edge" of a defense and Means is able to demonstrate great leverage to be able to maintain outside contain on the next play. Gabriel is than able to use great athletics to bend back to help assist with yet another stop for Navarro. With more of the same tenacious play and intensity shown on the next few plays, Means is able to shoot the gap once again and cause mass chaos in the backfield, as he causes and recovers the errant pitch. When Blitzing on the next play, Gabriel uses great technique once again and makes the QB throw an errant pass that is intercepted by Navarro. Means is one of those defensive players that is making a impact on almost every play, as he makes his presence felt with his superior play. When not making a tackle, fumble recover or sack, Means will be found making a means to an end for the Navarro Panthers football squad. When I wrote about the Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Jack Lambert, I had no idea I would be watching a new and improved Class of 2020 version the next day. We have something special brewing daily at Scout Trout, as TCU Commit Daimarqua Foster was unknowingly compared to Ladainian Tomlinson and then is seen with the Hall of Fame RB himself and committing to the world renowned Horned Frogs. If this young man continues to build on what is already one of the most solid Class of 2020 foundations we have found at the Linebacker position, well, we might be looking at an extremely ACTIVE and tenacious linebacker who will make an immediate impact in the world of collegiate football. Welcome to Scout Trout, Home of the Elite Next College Student-Athlete All-American.
Stanton Hayes is one of the most thrilling backs in the class of 2020 to watch on tape and hails from Timberline High School in the great Northwest. On the very first play of this phenomenal athlete's highlights, Hayes is able to use uncanny acceleration after taking the "draw" hand-off and is able to burst downfield. Hayes uses outstanding vision on this play and after running through a defender is able to cut-back against the grain of the defense, once again using outstanding acceleration en-route to a touchdown. On the very next play, Stanton is seen coming out of the backfield on a swing pass and is able to use his quick wit and agility to elude the defender, who was able to read the play quickly and effectively. He is then able to once again make a quick move to elude another defender, showing his synapse reaction time is exceptional so early in his career, and that he has an outstanding overall upside. Stanton is able to take the ball on the next play to the right side of the field, only to find that there is nowhere to run. He cleverly locates the "5th cutback" lane, as Coach Robert Prunty called it on Scout Trout Radio, and loses an entire defense in the shuffle using his supreme athletic ability to find his way to the end-zone once again. Hayes is also a remarkable defensive prospect, as he is lined up on the inside receiver in a "Nickel Back" roll and is able to drop into perfection coverage and make a beautiful "high- pointing" interception. Hayes is then able to take the ball all the way for a score and you will see his physicality. For this reason, I can confidently compare him to the "Honey Badger", as he possesses game changing ability in all three phases of the game. Hayes comes off the edge as a blitzing back, as if he is an outside linebacker and breaks to the football very quickly upon instantaneous recognition of the play to break up passes or intercept the pigskin. He plays the ball in the air extremely well and shows great versatility, as a running back in the passing game. With his extraordinary ability on special teams, offense and defense, combined with stellar academics, Hayes exemplifies what it takes to succeed at a high level and we are nominating him as a Class of 2020 All-American! As we work through Class of 2020 S.T.E.P ratings, adding this outstanding student-athlete will certainly make our Top 150 extremely interesting, as we move forward into the 2018 High School and Collegiate Football training camps nationally. Thanks for joining Scout Trout Elite, LLC, and we look forward to what the future holds for this bright young super-star in the making!
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