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THE STEPS — I played football in high school, and let's just say I wasn't that great.
I never played in little league and for some reason, as a sophomore, I thought it'd be a great idea to strap on the pads and hit the gridiron. I was a big teenager, so my friends told me I should play offensive line. I had no idea what that meant, but I figured that was fine.
This happened on my first day of practice:
Coach: "What position do you play?"
Me: "Offensive line."
Coach: "Where on the offensive line?"
Me: "I don't understand the question."
Needless to say, I was never the star of the team. But I remember being in the locker room one day and looking at all of the names on the wall of past All-State players from the school. There were a lot. Then I saw a smaller list of names that showcased all the players who were named All-American from our high school. On that list were three brothers spanning about six years — meaning this one family had three boys, all of whom were named high school All-American. All three went on to play Division I football and at least one went to the NFL.
Looking at those names I had a thought, "My dad must be so disappointed in his boys." Not only were none of us All-American, but none of us was that amazing at anything, sports or otherwise, to garner any accolades. Sorry, brothers, you're all great people.
I had this same thought when the Manning brothers each won at two Super Bowls and were named Super Bowl MVP. I got this feeling again when I watched this video.
These guys are known as the QCQN Brothers and they hail from Vietnam. They are acrobats and pull off some amazing stunts. This last one set a record, and I feel it's a record everyone else should just leave alone.
One brother goes inverted and rests his head on the top of the other brother's head. Then both show off an incredible display of balance as they stay connected at the cranium while the brother on the ground goes up 100 stairs in under one minute. I don't think I'd make it up 100 stairs in a minute with a hat on my head, much less a full-grown human.
This is amazing and one more slap of reality that my brothers and I are fine, but not amazing.