A Guest: Bryn Renner

From time to time I plan on having guest commentary just to keep things interesting. My vision is to fashion it kinda similar to The O’Reilly Factor, and invite people on to share their opinions only to repeatedly cut them off, and ultimately make the whole thing about myself. Tonight I bring you Crib Calls’ first ever guest post. For the special occasion, I went through a very tedious selection process to elect the most qualified person for the task at hand. After much deliberation, it became clear who was the right man for the job. However, Jose Canseco was unavailable. Luckily, my plan-B has a lot of amusing and interesting views, and he shares them in a way that is true to his form. So without further ado, I give you Bryn Renner.

“The Art of Quarterbacking and Quiet Time with Bryn Renner” 

By: Bryn Renner 

            Ever since I found out about my fellow “Gun Club” member creating CalebPressley.com, I have entertained the idea of posting. However, I just never knew what to write because of the variety of thoughts I have on a daily basis.  While I was sitting on my lazy boy in my off-campus Chapel Hill home, I was so bored that I visited the site. I can honestly say that I was shocked by the great work he has done with it. I did not think that he had the capabilities to create such a well-organized web resource. So I figured that I would give in and write a piece. I would like to dedicate the following to the Gun Club members of old and new, as the ones that are yet to come. God Speed.

On this website I have been called out by a teammate (Caleb) for walking around the weight room while looking at myself in the mirror, screaming at my teammates to get their weight up, and constantly admiring my sculpted biceps. Yes, that is me. That is definitely who I am. I am a high-energy, skinny, 22-year-old young man who isn’t very big, very strong, or very fast. But the thing that sets me apart from the rest is I think I am jacked, I think I am strong, and I think I am fast. It is all a mindset that I wake up with everyday. It is a mindset that I have had all my life, I believe I was born with it. Many might call it cocky; I call it confidence and a willingness to compete at anything. I want to be a winner at everything I do, no matter what it is. If you accept losing then you will never be a winner. Not everyone likes this type of a person, and that is fine because I am not here to please everyone. That isn’t my goal in life; my goal is to be the best man that I can be, and to be different than everyone else.

I do not have Twitter, nor do I have Facebook—which I believe is a way of conforming to society. I have had both of those social media resources in the past but I came to the conclusion that they are what are tearing this country down. Men and woman want everyone to know how cool they are and what they are doing at all times. Sometimes it seems like they are living their lives though other individuals. I say, be your own person! Be different! Do I want everyone to know that I watch the greatest show on earth, Entourage, and play FIFA everyday of my life? No! Nor do I want people to take time out of their day to care about what I am doing. I see social media as pointless and a waste of time. It is a tool some people use to judge people that they don’t really know. Does anyone want to be followed? Because I don’t. I just don’t see the point of assuming things about people by what they say on the Internet. The Internet is too often used as a tool to put people down for the negative. At the end of the day I know I am going to be judged by the man upstairs, and I just want to do everything I can to make him happy. Do I always do that? Absolutely not. But I am not going to waste my time looking at the lives of others. This is just a thought, the next time you log on to one of these sites think about what you could be doing instead that might improve the life of you and your family.

Anyways, I am one of the Quarterbacks at the University of North Carolina. I talk trash to everyone that I see (in joking fun.) I enjoy playing FIFA, and I am one of the best players in the world at it. I am obsessed with the game of golf and would watch Golf Channel over ESPN. However, I would watch football all day, and really love the sport. I know what I want to be when I get into the real world. I either want to be an offensive coordinator, a high school head coach, or a Marine. I really love the sport of football—the camaraderie of the team, the hard work that goes into being successful, and the film study that separates the good from the great. Football is all I care about, and all that I have ever known. The position of Quarterback is tough week-in and week-out. You are asked to perform well enough for your team to win. It is the hardest position in sports, and unless you have played it, it is really hard to explain. I take pride in playing the spot. It is the one position that you don’t have to have any athleticism to play. You have to use your mind, and make throws that take confidence that many people do not have. You have to be clever in the way you manipulate and confuse the defense. There is no greater feeling than throwing a touchdown, and that is why Quarterbacks works so hard.

In closing I would just like to you to take a second and try to appreciate what the football players at North Carolina do, and also consider that most of us were not here when the bad things happened at this school. I was teammates with, and still am really close friends with members of the Carolina family that did things to make our school and football team get a reputation of a “bad school”. The young men who did this are all good kids. So please don’t cast judgment upon these athletes who worked hard to get where they are today. The Carolina Football team has great kids and great athletes. If you are a fan that has never played football at the collegiate level, I know it might be difficult to grasp how much time and effort it takes to win a football game.  Please try to understand how hard we work. Not everyone could do what we do, dedicating time and energy to play the game at a high level, on top of going to school. However, we do it because we love it!

GO HEELS, GO AMERICA!

I would like to thank Caleb for letting me post,

And Until next time…I’m out…

Yours Truly,

“The Gunner”

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