Two Days In April
documentary about four college football players hoping to be drafted. three of them end up being drafted, as high as the second round. they go through the img camp that is supposed to tune you up for the combine by getting you ready for the media, the coaches, the drills, etc. it’s a pretty decent inside look at the process. more than once people refer to it as a meat market, which of course it is. it’s a pretty rough thing we ask these guys to go through, though i guess you can’t feel too sorry for them since there’s millions of bucks on the line. what i do feel bad about, though, is the expectation so many kids and young adults have going into athletics that somehow it’s going to be their meal ticket. for the most part it really isn’t. on the one hand i don’t have a problem with kids spending a lot of time doing this because there are opportunities out there, even beyond the nfl (canadian league, coaching, etc.), but on the other hand you have tamp those expectations with a dose of reality. if you love acting then you should pursue it, but you have to be realistic about it – you’re probably not going to be in the next titanic or harry potter series.