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Spin Zone: Braxton Miller Leaves Defender in the Dust and Teaches Us About Life

Sometimes it’s nice to sit back, relax, and think of much simpler times. With the hectic nature of recent events, coupled with the fact that the public is now learning how very real and serious memory loss can be, I found today to be the perfect time to refresh everyone’s minds of a man who was once the most electrifying player in collegiate football.

I personally feel that the elegance in which Braxton moves in this highlight is truly a piece of art and need not be accompanied by any description. A video says a thousand words you know. But I get paid to blog and this year’s National Championship tickets will not be cheap. So I will take this opportunity to share with you all the story of Braxton Miller, and I hope you can find a way to use it to improve your own situation.

On a campus full of tattooed superstar athletes and honest yet forgetful superstar coaches, Braxton’s light shined the brightest. He was the biggest man on the biggest campus. But just like ­the 4th quarter of an OSU / Michigan game, all good things must come to an end. A non-contact shoulder injury ended Miller’s career as a quarterback, but like all Buckeyes, he bit his tongue, kept his mouth shut, and kept working like nothing ever happened.

Braxton changed his position, changed his role, and changed his life – ultimately signing an NFL contract worth over $3 million. And that is where you come in. Bad things are going to happen on your own personal journey. They’re inevitable.

You’re going to strikeout in life.

You may even strike out again.

You will completely swing and miss.

You’re going to lose to a girl.

The point is, your life isn’t going to go exactly how you plan it. Things happen. Even the most well-designed Rockets come crashing down. Just keep your chin up and keep working, and everything will turn out just fine.

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