So my question about this is... well. What do you make of it?
I found it on a poker site, of all places. A blog by a fairly serious player; he talked about how he watched it every day to motivate him to train and prepare for poker tournaments.
So then I watched it and the first time I saw it I thought: YES. ROCK ON. And I decided to submit my name to the NFL combine.
By the way, the voiceover is from some guy who styles himself The Hip Hop Preacher. He has quite a Facebook page if you're interested. The video, on the other hand, is from a East Carolina running back named Giavanni Ruffin. He has a twitter feed (I looked into all this on YouTube) that is sort of dispriting and inspring at the same time. Apparently he's trying to impress scouts in February and make the NFL.
My point here is: I don't know, really. I don't know if this is genuinely inspiring or just kind of...over-manipulated rubbish. I do like the way it builds, though. And the long pauses in the audio track. So that you really do want to know what happens to the young man who goes out to the beach.
"Most of you people would rather sleep than be successful" That's funny. And true.
And I like the way he cites Fifty Cent, as if that sort of is the ultimate trump. If Fifty adheres to this philosophy, what more is there to say?
I don't know. I don't usually watch stuff like this--stuff with so few Muppets, I mean. But this kind of stayed with me.
Interested to hear your thoughts.
Probably worth watching in full screen.