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"vanderbilt stanford duke" Discussed on Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi
"Which we go. Usually when people pick their their colleges which changes the whole thing and your whole journey because where you picked ended up becoming legendary appropriate right. So i chose basketball so soccer was no longer their focus all on basketball housing a year. So usually there's like these signing periods right and there's one in the fall one in the spring and my high school coaches which had been through this so many times like there's like legends. that came out of christ. The king chautauqua hall. It's caused probably the the big game legend. I was really lucky. They had already been through all this and they were like highly recommending. That i get all of the decision making done in the fall signing period. So i could just be like boom done. It's october or november. Whatever it is. And i can just like focus on my senior year. College decision is over with and luckily it happened. That way for me and i chose connecticut. I chose connecticut over. I looked at vanderbilt stanford duke notre dame my final three were were staying for vanderbilt yukon. And yeah. I chose connecticut and it was tough there for a minute in that process but obviously looking back is probably the best thing i ever did. That program was nuts. I was like this insane. This is insane. Y'all were i mean. The skill of the connecticut team is just always like what in the world. How did they manage to get these magical people together in one court for you as a student athlete. Also as like a woman in basketball. How was that process. Because i know a lot of women. Athletes don't feel fully respected in that way. Yes very true. It's interesting because i think i've played long enough where now i can say i. When i was in high school and going into college it was almost like a different. I mean it was. It was a different time. It was you know. I feel like i'm part of a different generation where i was i feel like i fell into this generation of like we were just happy with what we got. Oh i can get a scholarship. Great can than that which is like. Now what i love about younger players now is they're like nah. I want charter flights. I want you to think big but you have to think big and you have to go into things with expectations especially as a woman. I feel like you have to be able to to ask for things and the push the envelope in that way. So when i was in in college i was just like super excited to have a scholarship. One thing i will say is the wnba. Did start my junior year of high school so there was like a little bit in the back of my head like oh now for me. It was always the olympic teen. The olympic team was it like that was like. I'm aiming friends that believe about that in reality like that's only twelve. People only twelve people get to be on that on those teams. So what a lofty goal right so. Luckily there was now a wnba. Like oh i could play professionally in the us. Well that's kind of. That's opening my eyes to something else so it wasn't interesting time for me people. Don't people underestimate the amount of pure great that it takes to be an athlete. Pure or great. I cannot imagine breakdown. How long were you playing basketball. Let's let's say sophomore year of college. Okay how many hours a week are you. Dedicated to being on the court irene. All of the ours ours. I think you know when you're in college. It's it's i mean as close to his job as you're going to get because it's all consuming so maybe you're only practising two and a half three hours a day also having to lift your also having to like take care of your body. Obviously you're going to class but even even at night. I always try to say this about when you're an athlete. The consuming part is that your mind is always on it. So even if you're not on the court practicing you're it's always in the back of your head whether it's oh i got a game tomorrow. I gotta make sure. I sleep or oh i got. Oh you know what my coach called. He wants to meet. And we're gonna watch film for an hour like there's just always something in the back of your head happening as it pertains to your sport so it does feel just like this consuming job but your kid so you can like play for days. You don't get tired. i'm like. I wish i was twenty one again. It'd be running up and down the court. So what are you. What parts of being an athlete do you think help you now. Like what parts of berry thing thing everything. The things you learn. I think especially team sports. I give credit to individuals sports. That's like a different breed. When it's just you all eyes are on you every every you know with every like if you're playing tennis with every point you hit it's your point but with every point you lose like you're the one who team sports is different you Yeah but i think everything that. I've learned in that i'm body today. I've learned through sport like how to get along with others how to respect one another. Even if you don't agree. Hey like we may not agree but here we are trying to put that to the side to achieve this bigger goal. You learn that like right out of the gate and that's so valuable you know I could. I could literally like rattle them off just like how to be disciplined what it means to set goals achieve goals. What it means to set a really lofty goal but understand. You have to like come back to where you are today and understand. It's gonna take like one day at a time to get to that. You can't think like too big. You have to dream big but then you gotta real it back in just like all these different things that you learn as you go through it. What do you think the hardest thing about. Being an athlete is or was here so i think one of the hardest parts about being a professional female athlete is very rarely. Are we talked about because of our game. It's always something else it's only you know. Even and i don't just mean negative. I think in a negative sense. People always want to talk about other things. You know what. We're not doing what we don't look like what we what we're not wearing billion whatever it is and i think even the positive stuff will only get that credit if it was like i dunno at times. Just be blind if it's like given to us by a man like oh this guy said she's good osha must be good. So i think there's like this these elements as as you go through as a professional athlete as a female professional athlete. Where your value. It's like you think you know your value and then maybe maybe you get an endorsement that proves your value. But you're you're talked about on this in this other way and kind of see you're constantly gauging what your value is in the world and you can't just like be a leader what you're doing and be respected for that that i think you know the jockeying between those two things is where it can get really it can be difficult. I mean i find that in watching some of the athletes on tv and just how women just move in the world. We are typically to your point. Not smoking i about our accomplishments or spoken for our bodies. Well we're looking like for you. How did you navigate that especially as you start. Getting higher and higher in the world stage made the olympic team all of that. Yeah so. I think this. Actually there's going to touch on what i was saying earlier like. When i first came out of college entered the pro world it was two thousand and two and i was a hundred percent like oh gotta be feminine. And this is what's going to happen you know. I knew i was gay at the time. Wasn't going to say it. And it's interesting. Because i always say this like nobody told me.
"vanderbilt stanford duke" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Six start. Flipping? That we wake up on Saturday. And we watch our college football teams do bad all. And. I don't like to get into the whole conversation. You know what's better out there college? Ball or the way because simply is not I like the neatness of the NFL, I like the top skill level. I like the subtle rule differences that college. The ball present like the overtimes. I like that there is no two minute warning. Which is an other built in commercial thirty teams going out there and playing basically every. We staggered the schedule yet by weeks you have things that make it so that you're, you know, there aren't fifty seven games every week. Others. About thirty five. Existed in face school football. You know where I grew up in the Cleveland area in north. Still high. Oh, where games are played on Thursday out of respect to those celebrating. Russia shot, which is, you know, you, you could play out. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, if you're in the mid American conference and. That's how you get for a MAC game in November. And it really stinks because. Look at someplace northern Illinois. They've got three Saturday home games in. To support the college football team. It's probably an added perk. It's definitely an added perk. If you can be a scholarship football player in that program. Man, you know, you can get the exposure, you know, scholarships are limited. Other even more limited when you get to division two. And then they are restricted when you division three. So. Artificial. Caps that school could you whatever? Ons, basically could continue to give away free education, but it's not going to do that. It's good. It's going to stay within the parameters. You've seen the program but it's not a Athletic Association. I'll just put it that way with the double a at. The ad. Some of the rules are. That that's not something the radical that's. Jason Keith Van horn. We have pasta gate at ten state where we determined that we were over compensated, the players with pasta. Shabazz knee. Shabazz Napier adds up. Says he's hungry and the fixes it right away. Because hungary. Is. At least at least want to reestablish. Position I went for being adamantly against the, the student athletes being paid to to to. I'm going to listen to the Y on and the shortsighted. As the crow flies path to. The solution for forgetting about it. Any type of collateral damage so it's, it's click here by this. And we add up. We end up thinking that we're solving a problem that maybe. Isn't something that's act. You'll be because we're very we're very binary. We are. We are zeros and ones with pay the players don't pay the players. And we don't need to. We don't need to take these hard lines. Maybe everybody should be on the one side of the equation. Everybody should be in on listening. Now, my concern concern is you start throw it out paychecks. What do you do the budgets? What are you doing to the competitive level? What are you doing? For that, for that guy that wants to go to Vanderbilt Stanford Duke. Football scholarship. What are what if those types of schools, can't make the payroll because they don't know program. That's that's worth the buck. I mean, I, I am I like baseball's model the best with no salary cap in its survival of the fittest. Usually means big markets usually means little markets like mining Cleveland. Get strewed. Attic, definitely see that happening with college. Now that I'm worried about Arizona state losing a Cold War of funds. Try to recruit Los Angeles and to recruit, Texas, which is you what Aaron strong shoot should should be is keeping these guys at St..