Bonfires and Bluejeans

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Got any change for my two cents?

on September 10, 2013

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, there is no way to avoid the news coverage of the Sports Illustrated story covering “The Dirty Game”…the look inside Oklahoma State University’s football program and some of the alleged wrongdoings that were to have taken place.  This is by no means a post covering the details, opinions, or my thoughts on the subject.  It’s really hard to have an informed opinion of the situation before any form of official investigation has been performed.  Even then, I highly doubt the general public will be privy to all the information that is uncovered during said investigation, if any is found.  But I digress…if you are just dying to read the story, you can link to it HERE.

One of the reports/conversations/stories that have surfaced over the previous few days (there have been a number of them…as I work on campus this has really taken the center spotlight!) has been that this report was due to the magazine’s desire to look at the “goings on” inside a top rated program that has had a dramatic rise to the top.  OK State is a prime example of such a program.  But this whole fiasco has got me to thinking about several “life” things that go along with it.

1. Nobody cares about your business unless you’re at the top of your game.  Nobody would have taken the time to write this article if the Cowboys were still producing losing seasons, and unless you hook up with someone who is a complete psycho path (and they’re out there) people generally will leave you be.  Until you start making something of your life.  Then things start getting interesting.  Get a promotion, new anything, look happy, get healthy or-God forbid-have your ducks in a row the rumor mill starts producing.  Some may be legit, some far fetched but the point is…nobody cares if you’re down in the dumps like most of those who are causing the problems.

2. Go digging, and chances are good you’ll find something.  Like the whole SI debacle, if you’re out to find something-anything-bad, than be prepared for the consequences of finding it.  Cause you will…and chances are good it won’t end pretty.  I know I can get a little…nosy…when it comes to certain things (ahem) and when I choose to look at certain things it just gets me all riled up.  Y’all, that ain’t fun for anyone.  Especially for the innocent bystanders who don’t have a clue about what’s going on in my head!!

3. What happens in the dark will eventually be brought to light.  You can’t expect to do certain things and they stay secret for forever.  NOT that I’m saying OSU did anything wrong…just saying that there is always the opportunity to be “found out” when you start getting sneaky about stuff.  So just don’t do it.  Like my grandma always said…it all comes out in the wash.

4. Be above reproach.  I had an old supervisor who said it best…CYA (cover your ass).  Everything you do, make sure that nobody can write any kind of expose’ about you or your family.  That should be a goal of how we live…with the utmost integrity, respect for others and yourself.  Live so that if you were being followed by a sleazy reporter, you wouldn’t have to change anything about who you are, where you go, what you look at or read, or how you spend your time.  Then you’ll never have to worry about anything.

So what do you think about all of this?  Not really wanting to get into a discussion about what’s happening on campus so much, but life in general…comments?  Thoughts?  Ideas?




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