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Helmets Off

Dec 24, 2017

The worst fans in sports are youth parent fans.  Helmets Off host Scott Mitchell falls into this category.

Scott's daughter plays basketball.  The team isn't great, and Scott strongly believes his daughter should play more.  His daughter is the last off the bench.  Many games she doesn't even play.  They haven't even won a game.

Scott wants to see his daughter play because he thinks she's better than the others and if she could just get in and play she could show them.  Unfortunately the coach has other plans.  It's painful to watch this unfold.

Scott is super competitive and so it drives him crazy to watch people in sports make silly and obvious mistakes.  Scott talked to his daughter and of course she too wishes she could play more.

In a moment of frustration, Scott encouraged his daughter to quit.  Just quit the team.  In hindsight he can't believe he said that, but he was really upset.

She thought about it.  And after some time she came to Scott and said "I committed to this team and I'm going to stay".  He was so proud.  The respect Scott has for his daughter really increased.

Scott has been that player.  Scott's coach was his dad for a while.  Under a previous coach, Scott played fullback while the coach's son played quarterback.  On the final game, the coach gave Scott a shot at playing quarterback.  His first three passes were intercepted.  The coach gave Scott a trophy for the most consecutive completions to the other team. 

But Scott's dad saw some potential.  So he volunteered as coach and made Scott the quarterback.  The rest is football history.   

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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